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The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows 

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Updated January 29, 2020 1.5k votes 506 voters 23.4k views 46 items

Here are the best Netflix original sci-fi shows currently streaming right now. Featuring shows about outer space, aliens, and advanced technology, this list of Netflix sci-fi originals is updated with new and popular shows. What is the best Netflix original sci-fi series?

The latest and newest Netflix original sci-fi shows feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Daniel Kaluuya, Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, and Elijah Wood. Must-watch Netflix original sci-fis include Black Mirror, Lost in Space, Stranger Things, and Altered Carbon.  

Vote up the best original sci-fi series on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
The OA
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson
The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Dark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel
Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy
Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio
Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper
Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton
Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Another Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair, Tyler Hoechlin
Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin. An astronaut, Niko Breckinridge-Wallace (Katee Sackhoff) commands a crew on a mission to explore the ...more

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Love, Death & Robots... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, ...more

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The Rain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Iben Hjejle, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen
The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo. After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark ...more
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3% is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Bianca Comparato, João Miguel, Michel Gomes
3% (Netflix, 2016) is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera. The show is set in a future wherein people are given a chance to go to the "better side" of a ...more

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Raising Dion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young, Sammi Haney
Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by Carol Barbee, based on the short film and comic book by Dennis Liu. A single mom must hide her young ...more

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Maniac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno
Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Based on a 2014 Norwegian series, the show revolves around the ...more

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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Guy Pearce
The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. After running away from her repressive family to be with her lover Harry ...more
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Better than Us is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Better than Us
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Mystery Science Theater ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu
Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA in ...more

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Mystery Science Theater ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return is a science fiction comedy television series created by Joel Hodgson. Set in the not-too-distant future, a Gizmonic Institute employee (Jonah Ray) is ...more
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Wu Assassins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Mann
Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais) discovers he is chosen to round up the powers of an ancient, supernatural, triad as the Wu
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The Ministry of Time is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Aura Garrido, Rodolfo Sancho, Nacho Fresneda
El Ministerio del Tiempo, or The Ministry of Time, (La 1, 2015) is a Spanish fantasy television series created by Javier and Pablo Olivares. A warrior from the 16th Century (Nacho Fresneda), the ...more
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Osmosis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Osmosis
Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer, Nicolas Van Beveren
Osmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in near-future Paris, a new dating app called “Osmosis” can decode true love, digging deep into its users’ ...more

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V-Wars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai
V-Wars (Netflix, 2019) is a drama web television series based on the anthology. Dr. Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder), enters a world of horror when a virus is released in ice melting due to ...more
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The I-Land is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Deen, Kota Eberhardt
The I-Land (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction thriller web television miniseries. When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are and how they got ...more
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October Faction is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Maxim Roy, Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie
October Faction (Netflix, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series, based on the eponymous comic series by Steve Niles and Damien Worm. The series follows the adventures of a ...more

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Omniscient is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Marcello Airoldi, Guilherme Prates, Luana Tanaka
Omniscient (Netflix, 2020) is a Brazilian science fiction horror television drama. In a city where citizens are monitored 24/7, a tech employee must outsmart her surveillance drone in order to ...more

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