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The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows

Updated February 19, 2021 2.7k votes 650 voters 33.3k views53 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

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series...  more
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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  • Dark3
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    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by...  more
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie...  more
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  • The OA5
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    The OA

    Brit Marling, Emory Cohen

    Premiered2016

    The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series created by Brit...  more
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  • Lost in Space6
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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  • Travelers7
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    Travelers

    Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter

    Premiered2016

    Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright....  more
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  • Another Life8
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    Another Life

    Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair

    Premiered2019

    Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin....  more
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  • Sense89
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    Sense8

    Aml Ameen, Doona Bae

    Premiered2015

    Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by...  more
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  • Love, Death & Robots10
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    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Premiered2019

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A...  more
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  • The Ministry of Time11
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    The Ministry of Time

    Aura Garrido, Rodolfo Sancho
    El Ministerio del Tiempo, or The Ministry of Time, (La 1, 2015) is a Spanish fantasy...  more
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  • The Rain12
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    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Premiered2018

    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and...  more
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    3%

    Bianca Comparato, João Miguel

    Premiered2016

    3% (Netflix, 2016) is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera. The...  more
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  • Maniac14
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    Maniac

    Jonah Hill, Emma Stone

    Premiered2018

    Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick...  more
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  • Kiss Me First15
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    Kiss Me First

    Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown

    Premiered2018

    Kiss Me First (Channel 4, 2018) is a British horror-thriller drama series created by Bryan...  more
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  • October Faction16
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    October Faction

    Maxim Roy, Tamara Taylor

    Premiered2020

    October Faction (Netflix, 2020) is an American supernatural drama web television series...  more
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  • Osmosis17
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    Osmosis

    Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer

    Premiered2019

    Osmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in...  more
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  • Greenhouse Academy18
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    Greenhouse Academy

    Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts

    Premiered2017

    Greenhouse Academy (Netflix, 2017) is a tween drama television series, based on the Israeli...  more
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  • Raising Dion19
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    Raising Dion

    Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young

    Premiered2019

    Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by...  more
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  • The Innocents20
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    The Innocents

    Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott

    Premiered2018

    The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania...  more
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  • Mystery Science Theater 300021
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson

    Premiered1988

    Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American television comedy series...  more
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  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return22
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    Premiered2017

    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Netflix, 2017) is a science fiction comedy...  more
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  • Away23
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    Away

    Hillary Swank, Josh Charles

    Premiered2020

    Away (Netflix, 2020) is an American sci-fi television series created by Jessica Goldberg and...  more
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  • V-Wars24
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    V-Wars

    Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes

    Premiered2019

    V-Wars (Netflix, 2019) is a drama web television series based on the anthology. Dr. Luther...  more
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  • The I-Land25
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    The I-Land

    Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Deen

    Premiered2019

    The I-Land (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction thriller web television miniseries....  more
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