List of the Best Sci-Fi Movies to Watch On the Netflix

Watching Captain America saving the world in Civil War or Dr. Strange defeating Dormammu in a time loop, be it any superhero or superheroes fighting a battle for the world or saving the human race, it always makes us skip a  heartbeat. Those 2 or 2:30 hours make you believe in every invention or creation imagined by the producers and directors of Science Fiction movies. Over the years, this genre has widened its area and it is so much more.

List Of The Best Sci-Fi Movies Trending On Netflix

Watching your favorite Sci-Fi is always a delight! In this post, we have listed some of the best sci-fi movies trending on Netflix in 2018.

1. The Road

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The Road is post apocalyptic sci-fi and drama movie which was released in 2009. The movie is directed by John Hillcoat. The lead roles are played by film stars  Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee as father and son. It is a journey of the two struggling for survival on a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The film shows the journey of the two towards the sea and fights with all the obstacles that come in between.

2. Lost in Space

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Lost in Space is one of the best Sci-Fi movie trending on Netflix. It is a 1998 sci-fi adventure film directed by Stephen Hopkins with William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc and Gary Oldman in lead. The movie is produced by New Line Cinema. The movie’s plot is adapted from the CBS TV series Lost in Space which aired between 1965-1968. The story is on the Robinson family, a space colonist family, who set to take a voyage to a star system but end up on an unknown planet. Then, they struggle and battle an alien environment to find their way home.

3. Metropolis


Metropolis is a German Sci-Fi drama film directed by Fritz Lang released in 1927, starring Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. It is a silent film and is one of the best science fiction genre movies.

The movie is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and shows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city’s master and Maria, a girl who represents workers to trounce the struggles in bringing workers together with Joh Fredersen, the master of the city.

4. Armageddon


Armageddon is one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time. The movie was released in 1998 and was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The story is about NASA astronauts who come to know about a large asteroid that is going to hit earth in the next eighteen days and destroy life. The movie stars Bruce Willis and has a great cast including Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Will Patton, Ben Affleck, Steve Buscemi, William Fichtner and Keith David.

5. The Giver

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A 2014 American sci-fi movie directed by Phillip Noyce, the Giver is a trending movie in this genre on Netflix. The movie stars Jeff Bridges, Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Cameron Monaghan, Katie Holmes and Alexander Skarsgard. The movie is based on 1993 novel The Giver by author Lois Lowry. The Giver (Jeff Bridges), an old man who is the sole keeper of the community’s memories meets Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) who discovers the hazardous truths of his community’s secret past. Now Jonas must escape the world and protect himself.

6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one of the best sci-fi movies on Netflix. It is a 2016 American sci-fi movie directed by Gareth Edwards. The movie stars Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen, and Jiang Wen. It is the first movie of Star Wars Anthology series. The movie is about a girl Jyn, whose father is taken by the Empire to help them complete the Death Star. Jyn joins a team of resistance fighters, whose aim is to steal its blueprints.

7. Donnie Darko

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A 2001 American science fiction-psychological horror film, Donnie Darko is directed by Richard Kelly. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Katharine Ross, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Patrick Swayze. The movie is about the adventures of Donnie Darko as he finds the meaning behind his doomsday-related visions.

8. Chappie


Chappie is one of the best sci-fi movies trending on Netflix. The 2016 movie is directed by Neill Blomkamp and written by Terri Tatchell and Blomkamp. The movie stars Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Yolandi Visser, Sigourney Weaver and Yolandi Visser. Chappie, a robot cop created by Tetra Vaal Company, is captured and taught by gangsters.

9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is a 2017 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics superhero team  Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie is a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy and is produced by Marvel Studio. The film is directed by James Gunn and has a cast starring Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper,  Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. In this part, while protecting precious batteries of the Sovereign from invaders Guardians help Peter Quill to learn about his parentage.

10. Men In Black


Men In Black is one of the classic Sci-fi action comedy movies of all time which was released in 1997. The film is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and produced by Laurie MacDonald and Walter F. Parkes. The film is a rough adaption of Men In Black Series comics. The movie stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as secret agents of Men In Black organization. The organization supervises extraterrestrial lifeforms living on Earth which hide their existence from ordinary humans.

So, this is the list of the top Sci-Fi movies trending on Netflix. Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section below. Follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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