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The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix 

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The best sci-fi movies on Netflix 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 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 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 movies, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find the best sci-fi movies on Netflix.

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Æon Flux is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Chuck Matthews added Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 2005

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Released: 2017

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex Garland

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) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

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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I Am Mother is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
I Am Mother

Following humanity's mass extinction, a teen raised alone by a maternal droid finds her entire world shaken when she encounters another human.

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The Cloverfield Paradox ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
The Cloverfield Paradox Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie

Released: 2018

Directed by: Julius Onah

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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John Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

Released: 2012

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

John Carter is a 2012 American science fiction fantasy film directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on A Princess of Mars, the first book in the Barsoom ...more

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Bright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace

Released: 2017

Directed by: David Ayer

Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an alternate present where humans and fantasy creatures have co-existed since the beginning of time, human ...more
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MegaMind is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom McGrath

Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom McGrath. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film premiered ...more

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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

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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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Directed by: Ava DuVernay

A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay. After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, Meg Murry ...more

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Extinction is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Young

Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more

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Tau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman

Released: 2018

Directed by: Federico D'Alessandro

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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Race to Witch Mountain ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2009

Directed by: Andy Fickman

Race to Witch Mountain is a 2009 science fiction/thriller film and a continuation to the 1975 Disney film Escape to Witch Mountain.. All three versions of the film are based on the 1968 novel ...more

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Lady in the Water is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti, M. Night Shyamalan

Released: 2006

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Lady in the Water is a 2006 American fantasy thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film's plot concerns a Philadelphia ...more

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Jupiter Ascending is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean

Released: 2015

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Jupiter Ascending is a 2015 American-Australian space opera film written, produced, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski. Starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, the film is centered on ...more

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Equals is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Equals Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, Guy Pearce

Directed by: Drake Doremus

Equals is a 2015 American science-fiction romantic drama film directed by Drake Doremus. It stars Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart as two people diagnosed with a disease that restores their ...more
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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
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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Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage

Released: 2009

Directed by: David Bowers

Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based on the manga and anime series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. ...more

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Cloud Atlas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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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Planet 51 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Jessica Biel, Dwayne Johnson, Gary Oldman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marcos Martinez, Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad

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Aliens Ate My Homework ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
London Cardinal, Ty Consiglio, Christian Convery

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sean McNamara

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See You Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro

Released: 2019

Directed by: Stefon Bristol

See You Yesterday is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Stefon Bristol. An ambitious science prodigy uses her prowess and capabilities to create time machines in order to save her ...more
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How It Ends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham

Released: 2018

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

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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Transcendence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara

Released: 2014

Directed by: Wally Pfister

Transcendence is a 2014 science fiction film directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister in his directorial debut, and written by Jack Paglen. The English-language co-production stars Johnny Depp, ...more