Best 10 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix You Must Watch

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1. ‘Jung-E’ (Yeon Sang-ho, 2023) 

‘Jung_E’ has a dash of action, drama and suspense under an attractive sci-fi package in which, in the future, the brain data of deceased war heroes is transferred to the artificial intelligence of a series of next-generation robots , used to carry out war simulations. Along the lines of cult works like ‘Terminator’, one of James Cameron’s best films , ‘Jung_E’ shows the fear of AI and the dominance of machines in a dystopia that takes place in 2194 signed by the director of ‘Rumbo To Hell’, the Netflix horror horror series that scored a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes .

 2. ‘Spiderhead’ (Joseph Kosinski, 2022)

 Chris Hemsworth stars in this film by Joseph Kosinski (director of the recent ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, a 2023 Oscar nominated film ) that mixes prison drama with science fiction and thriller. Based on the novella by George Saunders, the film takes us to the near future where inmates are offered the chance to undergo medical experiments to shorten their sentence . One of those who accepts is injected with a drug that generates feelings of love and soon begins to question his emotions.

 3. ‘Back to the Future’ (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)

 In this list you will find good science fiction movies, but none like ‘Back to the Future’. A masterpiece of the genre that helped Robert Zemeckis to position himself as one of the most interesting directors of the 80s and 90s. We are precisely talking about one of the best films of the 80s in which, wait a minute, “are you telling me that you’ve built a time machine out of a DeLorean?” If you’re a fan of ‘Back to the Future’, you can’t miss the emotional reunion between Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd at the last New York Comic Con.

 4. Warriors of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) 

One of the best positioned in our ranking of Studio Ghibli films , ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’ is the film that defined the style of the Japanese studio even before it was founded . The success of this warrior princess led to the creation of Studio Ghibli, and no wonder: it is an exciting adventure film that imagines a futuristic world marked by the consequences of the weather and the mistreatment of nature. A true masterpiece. 

5. ‘Oxygen’ (Alexandre Aja, 2021)

One of the best psychological horror movies on Netflix , ‘Oxígeno’ is a claustrophobic and tense story reminiscent of Rodrigo Cortés’ ‘Buried’. Alexandre Aja directs this harrowing, minimalist sci-fi film in which we see how a woman (played by Mélanie Laurent) wakes up in a cryogenic chamber without knowing who she is or how she got there . And what is more important: how to get out before her oxygen levels are depleted, which are already below 40%.

6. ‘Upgrade’ (Leigh Whannell, 2018) 

Among those little gems that are hidden in the Netflix catalog we find the Australian ‘Upgrade’ by Leigh Whannell, an intense, original and surprising science fiction thriller . The story tells how a man becomes a paraplegic after an accident and his wife is murdered, which leads him to undergo an operation that allows him to walk again in order to avenge his death. 

7. ‘Venom’ (Ruben Fleischer, 2018) 

One of the best superhero movies ever ? Or the opposite? It’s hard to decide on ‘Venom’, a fun offbeat superhero adventure that doesn’t take itself too seriously and offers us some moments of downright cringe. Tom Hardy stars as a journalist who is invaded by an alien symbiote that can turn him into a monster capable of anything. 

8. ‘The Castle in the sky’ (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) 

Although less known than other Studio Ghibli gems such as ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘My Neighbor Totoro’, ‘Castle in the Sky’ is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s best films , an endearing, funny, exciting and with a lot of social conscience . The story follows a young miner who crosses paths with a princess who is fleeing from evil men who want to seize her pendant, which is the key to finding the floating city of Laputa.

 9. ‘The hole’ (Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, 2019) 

One of the great national surprises that Netflix has given us. ‘The hole’ does not shy away from addressing social and political issues in the eternal struggle between strong and weak, between those who are above and those who , despite our regret, are below. Premiered in 2020, Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s debut feature made us forget for 90 minutes the pandemic horror we are experiencing. However, it makes our hair stand on end to see the chilling parallels between the coronavirus and ‘ El hoyo’ . Will one of the new Spanish movies on Netflix in 2023 be able to reach these quality quotas?

 10. ‘ET, the extraterrestrial’ (Steven Spielberg, 1982)

 My house! Phone! There is no doubt that this is one of Steven Spielberg’s best films , as well as one of the most iconic films in the history of cinema . The favourite movie of a generation, ‘ET the Extra-Terrestrial’, follows the friendship between a boy named Elliot and an alien landing on Earth who has to return to his home before the whole of humanity discovers him.

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