The forecast for science fiction 2018 is bright with a chance of dystopian eras and complex characters — especially with the fantastic films and TV series now streaming and coming soon on Netflix!
Whether you’re a long-time devotee or a newly minted fan, here are some of the coolest sci-fi picks that you’ll definitely want to check out (if you haven’t already). So go on and take that Netflix sci-fi binge—stream or download and watch—because a whole different world awaits you on the other side!
Altered Carbon — now streaming
Based on the cyberpunk novel by Richard Morgan, it revolves around a prisoner who returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
The Cloverfield Paradox — now streaming
Orbiting above a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis–only to end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.
FullMetal Alchemist — now streaming
In this live-action adaptation of the hit anime series, alchemist Edward Elric who searches for a way to restore his brother Al’s body with the military government and mysterious monsters watching closely.
Lucid Dream — now streaming
An exciting Korean sci-fi thriller where a devastated father attempts to track down his missing child through lucid dreams.
iBoy — now streaming
In this British sci-fi thriller, a teenage boy discovers he can control electronic devices after shards of a cell phone end up lodged in his brain. He then uses his newfound power for revenge.
The Discovery — now streaming
Now that the afterlife’s been proven to exist, people are killing themselves in droves. Seems like a good time to fall in love.
The Expanse — now streaming
Set in a future where humans have colonized the solar system, a missing person links an asteroid belt detective, the captain of an ice freighter, and a diplomat trying to avert a war.
2001: A Space Odyssey — now streaming
In this Stanley Kubrick classic, two astronauts battle their ship’s intelligent computer system while investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe.
Mute — premiering on February 23
A mute man with a violent past is forced to take on the teeming underworld of a near-future Berlin as he searches for his missing girlfriend.
Itching to go home and binge but stuck in traffic? With Netflix’s download feature, you’ll never dread waiting time anymore! Just click the download button on the details page for a film or series and you can watch it later even without an internet connection.