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The 12 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix

The 12 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix
10 Aug
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We browsed for the good stuff so you don’t have to.

Netflix is a virtually endless gallery of cool movies and TV shows to watch, and an even more endless gallery of laughable bullshit that has absolutely no business attempting to entertain me or the people I care about. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve settled down with a friend/significant other/parent, wondered aloud “what’s on Netflix,” and spent the next 20 minutes scrolling through a buffet of choices before we unanimously make the decision to just fucking give up and watch the dinner party episode of The Office again instead.

So, with that said, we scoured the site for the 12 best sci-fi offerings on the platform right now, so you can skip the browsing screen and head straight for a good movie. You’re welcome.

Ex Machina

Alex Garland’s (Annihilation) directorial debut is like a slow-burn noir movie only with sexy robots and a jacked, alcoholic Oscar Isaac. The three-hander between Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander is played to perfection, and even by the end it’s so damn entertaining that the movie can’t be blames for not quite following through on all its varied, weighty themes.

Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson plays an otherworldly creature who drives around Scotland and seduces men for an initially unknown, then all-too-horrifying purpose. She’s had a few duds under her belt since, but this is a pitch-perfect movie and a singularly gorgeous yet grotesque horror movie.

Moon

Ur an engineer on the moon and this guy comes in and also he’s u wyd?

The Road

For those seeking a more refined, prestige sci-fi movie, The Road gives us a bleak post-apocalyptic world in which all the sci-fi stuff has already happened. The Road isn’t easy viewing, but it does feel essential viewing.

Extinction

We talked at length about Netflix’s new original movie just the other week, but it bears repeating Extinction is a fast, well-put-together movie that is not derailed by a MAJOR twist halfway through, but rather improved.

Cube

Perhaps the most unnerving part of Cube, a film in which strangers wake up in a vast, segmented, cube-like structure and are forced to navigate rooms equipped with various means of killing people, is that the motives behind whoever’s orchestrating this remain almost entirely unclear. This is Saw without the cackling puppet giving us an instruction manual, only far better written, and with an ending that will stay with you.

Cloud Atlas

The Wachowskis are not known for their subtlety, and Cloud Atlas remains one of their most ambitious undertakings in a career of big fucking swings. Whether you’re familiar with the epic novel it’s based on, or going in completely cold, this movie is one hell of an experience. Watch it as big and as loud as possible.

Trollhunter

A fun, wild, and incredibly weird mockumentary about a film crew who set out to make a documentary about bears, but end up making one about trolls. Hate when that happens.

Turbo Kid

A gleefully violent throwback movie that doesn’t feel boring even for a second. You’ll laugh, then you’ll laugh harder.

The Similars

I am so, so glad I watched this film without any idea what it was about. An initially promising creepy premise—a group of people get stuck inside a deserted train station—quickly becomes one of the most bonkers and fantastic stories I might ever have seen. Avoid spoilers.

Rogue One

Lucasfilm’s disarray when it comes to its Star Wars Story franchise is well-documented, but that doesn’t stop Rogue One, which is already one of the more underrated films in the entire cinematic universe, from kicking ass. Not only does it tell a story worth telling (an area in which Solo could have learned a lesson) but it’s fucking gorgeous as well as starkly brutal. Finally, a Star Wars film that acknowledges the second half of the franchise’s title.

Ghostbusters

Not technically a sci-fi I guess but what are you gonna do, sue me? Go watch Ghostbusters already.

Source: https://www.gq.com/story/12-best-sci-fi-movies-on-netflix

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