Science fiction is the favorite genre of many of us. After all, you get to enjoy things like space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, extraterrestrial life, and many more.
That is why we have made a list of the best science-fiction movies on Netflix to make it easy for you to decide which one to watch this weekend.
1. I Am Mother
Cast: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
After humanity’s mass extinction, a teenage girl is being raised by a robot, who is designed to repopulate the earth. But the mother-daughter bond is threatened when the daughter encounters another human. Watch on Netflix
Cast: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
The story is centered on a DARPA scientist, who with a special ops team of Delta Force soldiers embarks on a deadly mission to fight supernatural beings who have been killing civilians. Watch Spectral on Netflix.
3. The Endless
Cast: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Callie Hernandez
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Two brothers are inspired to revisit the UFO death cult, they escaped in their childhood. They set on to seek answers after receiving a cryptic video message. What was the message? Watch on Netflix.
4. Midnight Special
Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
If you’re into grounded, indie sci-fi movies then you don’t wanna miss this one. The movie is about a father who is on a run with his son. The son possesses supernatural powers, and the father has to protect him from the government and a group of religious extremists. Watch Midnight Special on Netflix.
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
A 7-year-old who is kept locked inside her house by her father is forced to believe that the outer world is a place where abnormals are a constant threat. But one day a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what’s really happening. Chloe soon learns that the truth isn’t so simple — but the danger is real. Watch Freaks on Netflix.
6. Total Recall
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
In the mood for a great throwback to the 80s/90s sci-fi action? You can’t go wrong with this one. The movie is about a construction worker who abruptly finds himself pushed into the world of espionage involving a colony on Mars. Watch on Netflix
Cast: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
This sci-fi thriller set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world where survivors of Earth’s second Ice Age live out their days on a luxury train that ploughs through snow and ice. However, a group living on the train plans to take over the engine room. What happens next, watch on Netflix.
8. The Platform
Cast: Iván Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale Coka, Alexandra Masangkay
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
This movie is about a prison designed like a tower, where prisoners are fed with the help of a platform that moves across the tower. The tower moves from top to bottom with a system. Also, each inmate should consume only their share of food.
It turns out to be the prisoners at top levels are eating more than required leaving the others below them starving. Watch on Netflix.
9. Project Power
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback
Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Each time you take a pill, you get a new superpower for five minutes (imagine that happening in real life). Yeah, the movie is about superpowers (some temporary superpowers), and how a former soldier teams up with a cop to find the source behind this dangerous pill. So take a chill pill and watch project power on Netflix.
10. What Happened To Monday
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
The story is set in a futuristic world where families are allowed to have only one child due to overpopulation. Where a group of identical septuplets attempts to live a single life as one, all assigned to and named after a day of the week, and one day Monday goes missing. What happened to Monday?—Watch on Netflix
11. The Signal
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne, Beau Knapp, Lin Shaye, Robert Longstreet
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Three college students take a road-trip across the country and become obsessed with the mysterious “signal” of a competing, taunting hacker, but they don’t know what waits for them. Watch on Netflix.
12. The Cloverfield Paradox
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
This movie takes on a new setting when dimensions collide in a space station. Where a group of scientists test a dangerous device that could provide unlimited power but also runs the risk of creating a petrified paradox, leaving them face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. Watch on Netflix.
Cast: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
In a future where richness overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules try to hold on to their joy. This isn’t the kind of movie that will blow you away with its VFX. But the story of motherly dedication, objectification of women, and what the future of consciousness looks like is surely worth watching. Watch on Netflix.
14. Bird Box
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Haven’t watched this sci-fi-horror movie? What are you waiting for? The story revolves around Malorie, a suburban single woman who finds herself, along with a group of other people, trapped in an apocalyptic situation involving creatures who cause people to commit suicide on sight. Does she survive? Watch on Netflix.
15. The Discovery
Cast: Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, Brian McCarthy
Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
When a scientist breaks through to the other side to confirm the existence of life after death, a suicide epidemic arises, where millions kill themselves in hopes of seeing the light.
The romantic plot and mind-bending ending about the human connections we form during this life make this movie worth a watch. Watch on Netflix.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
This environmental tale is about a little girl from the mountains who adventures into the big city to rescue her pal, a genetically mutated super giant pig named Okja. Watch on Netflix.
17. Real Steel
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
The movie is based on the future, where bots have taken over the boxing sport. The fighting bots in this movie are super-cool and if you are a gadget fan then you should definitely put this movie on your watch list. Watch on Netflix.
18. Mad Max
Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
This story is about a not-too-distant dystopian future, where oil has been depleted and the world has plunged into war, famine, financial chaos. Meanwhile, the last remains of the law in Australia attempt to control a vicious biker gang.
Max, an officer with the main force patrol, begins a personal feud against the gang after his wife and son are hunted down and murdered, leaving him with nothing but the instincts for survival and revenge. Watch on Netflix.
Cast: Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
If you are all about planets and space, then you should surely watch this movie. The story is about a duo of father and daughter who encounter danger while searching for valuable gems on an alien moon. Watch on Netflix.
20. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Shocking and emotional, this movie details the happenings of a gang in the future led by a sociopathic madman. When the gang leader gets imprisoned for one of his many terrible deeds, he goes through experimental therapy to expedite his release. But what he is unaware of––– is how this theory will affect him later. Watch on Netflix.
So which one are you watching this weekend?