Total Nerd The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant  

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The best sci-fi movies on Netflix Instant is a complete streaming list for your perusal. All the good sci-fi and fantasy films on Netflix streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Netflix service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix instant so you can catch up on new hit movies and classic film hits right in your living room.

This Netflix streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest sci-fi action films to watch as the regular DVD service offers. 

What are the best Netflix instant sci-fi movies? Are there new science fiction films? This Netflix streaming list is here to get you started on the best Netflix streaming sci-fi & fantasy movies has to offer. This is in no way a complete list, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Netflix instant movies, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find the best sci-fi movies on Netflix instant.

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Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg
Trollhunter is a 2010 Norwegian dark fantasy film, made in the form of a "found footage" mockumentary. It is written and directed by André Øvredal, and features a mixed ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson
This film is a 2008 American computer-animated space opera film that takes place within saga, leading into the TV series of the same name produced by Lucasfilm. The film is set during the ...more

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Chuck Matthews added Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller
Æon Flux is a 2005 American science fiction spy action film directed by Karyn Kusama. The film is a loose adaptation of the animated science fiction television series of the same name, ...more

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Diane Kruger, Jared Leto, Juno Temple
Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael, produced by Philippe Godeau, and starred Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham, ...more

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The Cloverfield Paradox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie
The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex Garland. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a ground-breaking ...more

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What Happened to Monday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close
What Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Tommy Wirkola. In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical ...more

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How It Ends is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham
How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious ...more

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Beautiful Creatures is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons
A supernatural love story set in the South, "Beautiful Creatures" tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and ...more

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Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the ...more

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke
This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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Tau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman
Tau is a 2018 American sci-fi thriller film directed by Federico D'Alessandro. A woman (Maika Monroe) is held captive in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by breaking into the ...more

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Mila Kunis, Ben Stiller, George Carlin
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves is a 1997 live-action direct-to-video sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. It is the third and final film in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids ...more

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Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon
Cloud Atlas is a 2012 science fiction film written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, the film has ...more

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Anon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant
Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore
Anon is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Andrew Niccol. In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective (Clive Owen) meets a woman (Amanda Seyfried) who threatens their

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Michael Ironside, Freddie Stroma, Emily Perkins
Extraterrestrial is a 2014 sci-fi horror film that was directed by Colin Minihan, based on a script by both Vicious Brothers. It stars Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, and Melanie Papalia as a ...more

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John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Forest Whitaker
This film is a 2000 American dystopian science fiction action film based upon the first half of L. Ron Hubbard's 1982 novel of the same name. Directed by Roger Christian and starring John ...more

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Martin McCann, Mia Goth, Andrew Simpson

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Revolt is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Joe Miale. In the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Bérénice Marlohe) ...more

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James Urbaniak, Jacqueline Kim, Yasmin Kazi
Imagining tomorrow’s America today, FUTURESTATES is a series of independent mini-features — short narrative films created by veteran filmmakers and emerging talents transforming today’s complex ...more