Total Nerd The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows  

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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.  

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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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 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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Dark is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The OA is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
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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Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Rain is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Ministry of Time is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Maniac is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Voltron: Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Josh Keaton, Steven Yeun, Jeremy Shada
Voltron: Legendary Defender is a 2016 American animated web television series. The series follows the adventures of the Paladins of Voltron who must learn to form the giant robot Voltron to ...more
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3% is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Kiss Me First is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard
Kiss Me First (Channel 4, 2018) is a British horror-thriller drama series created by Bryan Elsley. A lonely video game addict (Tallulah Haddon) to the online world of Azana meets a confident ...more
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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The One is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
The One (Netflix, 2019) is a British sci-fi television series based on the novel by John Marrs. In the future, where a DNA test can find your perfect partner, people are matched with those ...more
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The Hollow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Ashleigh Ball, Connor Parnall, Adrian Petriw
The Hollow (Netflix, 2018) is a Canadian animated science fantasy adventure mystery series created by Vito Viscomi. Three teen strangers awaken in a dangerous world and try to make sense of what ...more
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Abyss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Hyo-Seop Ahn, Se-ha Ahn, Sa-rang Kim
Abyss (tvN, Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. Prosecution layer Go Se-yeon (Park Bo-young, Kim Sa-rang) and cosmetics company successor Cha Min (Ahn ...more
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3Below: Tales of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna, Nick Offerman
3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix, 2018), or simply 3Below, is an American computer-animated science fantasy television series and is the second installment of Guillermo del Toro's Tales of ...more
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Reboot: The Guardian Code is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Reboot: The Guardian Code
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 22 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 3000: ... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Osmosis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
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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Warrior Nun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows
Warrior Nun (Netflix, 2019) is a sci-fi television series created by Simon Barry, based on the comic book Warrior Nun Areala. After waking up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine ...more