20 Best Sci-fi Movies To Watch On Netflix In 2023

No matter what type of movie you’re in the mood for, there’s a sci-fi movie out there that will scratch that itch. Whether you’re looking for an edge-of-your-seat thriller or a thought-provoking drama, these cinematic masterpieces are sure to entertain. With stunning visual effects and complex storylines, these movies transport viewers to other worlds and explore the frontiers of our imaginations.

American Netflix UK has a great selection of science fiction movies to choose from. If you’re in the mood for an exciting, thrilling movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat, these are some great films to watch. From classics to newer movies, there’s something for everyone. If the movie in below list is not available in your region, you can enjoy that movie by changing the Netflix region through VPN.

So if you’re ready for a weekend filled with adventure and excitement, check out some of the best sci-fi movies to watch on Netflix. You won’t be disappointed!

Blade Runner 2049

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Hampton Fancher & more
Runtime: 2h 44m
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista & more
IMDB Rating: 8.0

“K”, a replicant, kills another bioengineered replicant mate called Nexus 8 & while burying him, he finds the remains of a female replicant named Racheal. “K” also finds 6.10.21 carved on a tree which brings flashbacks of a toy horse from an orphanage to him, which is impossible for a replicant.

LAPD records say that Rachael had twins & only a boy came out alive. Dr Ana Stelline, a memory designer, confirms those orphanage memories that K himself might be Rachael’s son.

Wallace corporation, where replicants are manufactured, the CEO sends ‘Luv’ to find out the repplicant’s secret of reproduction. K meets Deckard, Rachel’s love interest, who tells him that he’s the father of that child. Luv tries to kill them for not telling the truth, to which K saves him. By DNA tests, Stelline was his daughter who made it out alive.

Fast Color

Director: Julia Hart
Writer: Julia Hart & Jordan Horowitz
Runtime: 1h 40m
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn & more
IMDB Rating: 6.0

Ruth, a homeless wanderer, has the seizure triggering earthquake ability. Travels to her mother, Bo & daughter Lily in the hometown. She gets interrupted by a scientist, Bill, along the way, who tries to take her blood to test her supernatural abilities.

Ruth, however, manages to escape. Back home, Bo & Lily themselves have telekinetic abilities. Along with a sheriff, Bill captures Lily instead while attacking them in their home & not finding Ruth as she has escaped again. Bo, in the end, presents herself to be tested in return for letting Ruth & Lily run away.


Director: Zach Lipovsky & Adam v, Stein
Writer: Zach Lipovsky & Adam v, Stein
Runtime: 1h 45m
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park & more
IMDB Rating: 6.7

Chloe, a 7-year-old, is kept captivated her whole life by her father, henry. With time she realizes the abnormal abilities Henry possesses, like bleeding from eyes or that he’s kept a ghost in the cupboard.

After stepping out, Chloe meets an ice cream truck diver, Allan, who identifies as her maternal grandfather. Tells her that the ghost is her mother, Mary, who’s locked by an Abnormal defense force & that they’re after them too. Later an ADF member, Nancy, comes after, but Chloe, with her telekinetic abilities, saves Mary, Wounded Henry. However, Allan & Nancy die in the encounter.

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

Director: Hiroyuki Seshika & Kobun Shizuno
Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Sadayuki Murai &Yusuki Kozaki
Runtime: 1h 29m
Cast: Mamaru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai & more
IMDB Rating: 6.0

Captain Haruo holds unbearable hatred for Godzilla as he killed his parent. Convinces the ship’s committee to destroy him as he’s damaging the planet earth & even writes an easy too with the help of EXIF Priest Metphies. After reading it, the public too eventually demands he be killed.

The committee then sends a team, but it takes 20,000 years to reach him due to relativistic effects. Godzilla has destroyed the earth even more now. The team attacks with the original plan of hitting Godzilla’s weakness in the short period between generating an electromagnetic pulse. They succeed in trapping him within collapsed mountain pass & kill him.


Director: Spike Jonze
Writer: Spike Jonze
Runtime: 2h 6m
Cast: Joaquin Pheonix, Rooney Mara, Lynn Adrianna Freedman & more
IMDB Rating: 8.0

Theodore, a super shy being, lives a lonely, depressed life & is on the verge of divorcing Catherine, his childhood love. However, he doesn’t sign papers for fear of losing her & not being able to move on. Meets a robot, Samantha, while updating his operating system, including a virtual assistant.

He’s doing so because of his job at a writers firm where Professional people write letters for those who lack inner urge. With time, Theodore falls in love with her & tells her childhood friend & teen time’s ex-girlfriend Amy. Catherine criticizes him for being a coward. Samantha, along with other All’s, leaves as soon as the Hyper intelligent OS model completes. Distressed, Theodore decides to be with Amy.

The History of Future Folk

Director: John Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker
Writer: John Mitchell
Runtime: 1h 26m
Cast: Nils d’Aulaire, Jay Klaitz Julie Ann Emery & more
IMDB Rating: 7.1

One of the best all-time Sci-fi movies on Netflix now, as it has both thrill & comedy to serve the purpose. The plotline is such that the original plan of taking over planet earth completely topples over when the two aliens land & out of many human inventions, one called Music hits them. The original plan was to save their homeworld & prevent humanity’s destruction is put aside & they make the world’s first-ever abdomen bluegrass band in a tiny Brooklyn Bar.

I Am Mother

Director: Grant Sputore
Writer: Michael Lloyd Green & Grant Sputore
Runtime: 1h 53m
Cast: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne & more
IMDB Rating: 6.7

The entire plotline takes place almost in the post-apocalyptic facility. A robot named mother grows a human embryo simply named Daughter. The mother robot brings her up in a peaceful environment and considers her a sign of hope for thousands of more embryos of her sisters & brothers to be followed.

Teaches her everything from engineering to medicine to ethics to social norms. The entire learning comes under an excruciating lens when a nameless woman arrives whose knowledge & learning methods do not align with the Mother robot. The Daughter has to find a way to balance her bond with Mother, the future species & unveil the truth.


Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Runtime: 2h 28m
Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & more
IMDB Rating: 8.8

Cobb & Arthur are dream-sharing experimental. Their recent client Saito hires them to perform inception on his competitor’s son Robert to collect his wealth. As Robert’s father, Maurice, dies, he flies to America. Cobb, along with his team, performs a three-layered dream on the flight. In the first layer, Robert gets attacked by his subconscious, which Cobb calls limbo.

In the second, Cobb plays Robert’s ally & tells him that He’s been kidnapped, which allows the team to take him even deeper. On third, a little mishandling leads Mal, Cobb’s wife, who’d committed suicide considering herself still in inception, to kill Robert. Cobb & Saito get lost in limbo, but Ariadne, a teammate, rescues them. Another kick brings them back & Cobb, in the end, could be seen at the airport with a hat which determines if he’s in a dream or reality. He chooses not to spin the hat & returns it to his children.

Level 16

Director: Danishka Esterhazy
Writer: Danishka Esterhazy, Katherine Montagu, Ken Chubb
Runtime: 1h 42m
Cast: Katie Douglas, Celina Martin, Sara Canning & more
IMDB Rating: 6.0

A girls boarding school with utter strictness that no girl is ever allowed to cross the ethics line set by the organization. Though Sophia & Vivian, while being from level 10 to level 16, alternatively find out that the administration trades girls in the night under the argument of taking them away for breaking the rules.

Dr.Miro, who helps them cure an infection, gets to know that the girls aren’t taking sedatives at night and gives them heavy dozed injections. Sophia, however, manages to steal the key from the guard, Alex, who roams around the dormitory at night & touches the girls inappropriately. Later they find out about the corpses of all the missing girls. The two escape the other girls while killing miss Brazil, the facility manager.

Looop Lapeta

Director: Aakash Bhatia
Writer: Puneet Chadda, Aakash Bhatia & more
Runtime: 2h 11m
Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Tahir Raj Bhasin & more
IMDB Rating: 5.2

Savi’s boyfriend loses money on a bus that he is supposed to deliver to his gangster boss. Helpless, Satya asks Savi to help him find the money & she gets three chances in the time loop as every time reality changes its shape. First, she asks for help from her father but doesn’t get it due to differences.

While she chases, Satya decides to rob a bank. Both get caught. The second time, Savi threatens her father with a gun but realizes he doesn’t have the required money. Satya gets shot by a taxi driver this time. The third time loop had them faking Jeweler’s kidnapping & getting succeeded at it. In the midst of it all, Savi proposes to Satya in the middle of the road.


Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Runtime:1h 59m
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis & more
IMDB Rating: 7.4

The movie oscillates between 2044 & 2074 timeframes. Joe is a 25-year-old assassin or looper for a Kansas city crime. The syndicate sends them to the past to kill their younger self to end the loop to get rid of the bodies. In the past, Joe’s best friend Seth tries to escape as he failed his future self, but ‘Gat men’ still kill him.

Another target is Joe’s future self; seeing this, the old Jo’s self escapes but does kill his older self in another timeline & moves to shanghai & lives a good life with his wife. Sends himself to 2044 to alter the history. The film shows his hustle to break free somehow & his old self does succeed in killing Ab (who after his life) & goes back to his wife, Sara. While simultaneously, his young self kills Kid blue. Old joe commits suicide in the end.

The Mitchells vs The Machines

Director: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe
Writer: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, Peter Szilagyi & more
Runtime: 1h 53m
Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny Mcbride, Maya Rudolph & more
IMDB Rating: 7.7

Katie Mitchell from Michigan gets into a film school in California. While her father drives her to school on a family trip, a tech entrepreneur calls the highly intelligent PAL old school & invents a new set of robots. Pal, in revenge, announces to send humans to space. Katie convinces her father that they should act to save humanity in these trying times. So, they go to Silicon Valley under disguise to shut down PAL in its headquarters. Eventually, they succeeded.


Director: Bong Joon Ho
Writer: Bong Joon Ho & Jon Ronson
Runtime: 2h
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Sheena Kamal & more
IMDB Rating: 7.3

Mirando corporation’s CEO Lucy announces a breed of special pigs. Sends out her team of 26 around the world to find one special pig. Mija, living in South Korea with her grandfather, has a pig called OKJA. Termed as the best, carried to New York despite Mija’s disapproval. She follows them & protests, which leads Jay, one of the members, to rescue Okja on the stage.

Half-blind okja attacks Mija & runs away, which infuriates the people resulting in Nancy resigning. Her twin sister Lucy takes over. Jay & Mija, along with others, go into Okja’s search. Finally, they’re able to rescue it.


Director: Alexandre Aja
Writer: Christie Leblanc
Runtime: 1h 40m
Cast: Melanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi & more
IMDB Rating: 6.5

A woman awakens with lost memory and tries to get out of the medical cryogenic unit whose oxygen level is dropping. Due to memory loss, she’s unable to remember her name or anything else. A M.I.L.O (a medical officer) helps her, resulting in her remembering her name Elizabeth & the serial number of the unit. Still unable to open it, Elizabeth calls her husband, let’s number & finds out that he’s dead.

Later after surfing through her things, she finds out that she’s on a journey of 14 years to another spaceship as the world might end soon & that her husband is still in one of the units. Also that she’s not the real Elizabeth but rather a clone, changes the unit’s processor & gets the oxygen level normal. The film shows that both Leo & Elizabeth are finally together, smiling in some parallel universe.

See You Yesterday

Director: Stefon Bristol
Writer: Fredrica Bailey & Stefon Bristol
Runtime: 1h 24m
Cast: Eden Duncan-smith, Dante Crichlow & more
IMDB Rating: 5.2

One of the best Sci-fi movies on Netflix that has come out in recent times because of its contemporary plotline. In Brooklyn, two science prodigies, C.J.walker & Sebastian, come on board to make a time machine. The two use their Knowledge & powers to make back in the past. C.J ‘s brother, Calvin, was wrongfully killed by police, so she wants to go back & change the course of events. The film shows the inevitable repercussions that the time machine & their planned journey bring to their lives.

Sorry to Bother You

Director: Boots Riley
Writer: Boots Riley
Runtime: 1h 52m
Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson & more
IMDB Rating: 6.9

Cassius, a good-hearted guy & his girlfriend Detroit, live with his uncle. With time he feels like his life is slipping from his hand, so he starts working in a telemarketing company but fails at it miserably until a colleague advises him to change his voice tone, more like White Voice.

Later he participates in a protest against their superiors along with other co-workers. Gets promoted. While he’s enjoying the luxuries life’s throwing at him, he gets invited to his Worryfree company’s CEO party one day. He is asked to snort, which he considers cocaine, but it is a gene modifying powder.

As he goes to the bathroom, he sees half-horse half-human hybrids begging for help. They are called Equisapiens. The lift does this to stop the employers from resisting but ends up being by the same Equi Sapiens.

The Soul

Director: Wei-Hao Cheng
Writer: Bo Jiang & Wei-Hao Cheng
Runtime: 2h 10m
Cast: Chang Chan, Janine Chun-Ning Chang & more
IMDB Rating: 6.6

Joe, a Jazz Pianist, and a middle school teacher gets stuck in the afterlife after getting the gig of his lifetime. Cracks a nailing audition with New York city’s saxophonist, Dorothea but instead meets with an accident later on, which causes his soul to leave his body & ends up in “Great Before”, where he contemplates his life & some of his decisions.

He needs to get help from other souls there. He meets 22, another soul assigned who’s lost her passion in life. Joe helps her to look at the brighter side & what else life holds for her & succeeds. While stepping into the “Great After”, Jerry tells him that he deserves another chance at life. So, he returns & lives life to the fullest.

Space Sweepers

Director: Sung-hee Jo
Writer: Sung-hee Jo
Runtime: 2h 16m
Cast: Song Joong-Ki, Kim Tae-RI & more
IMDB Rating: 6.5

The year is 2092 & the earth is polluted to the brim except for a few elite living in the UTS corporation, a clean copy of the earth’s ecosystem. The film follows people collecting garbage to sell to the company to make a living. One ship, THE VICTORY, crew consisting of Kim, Tiger, bubs & their leader Jang finds a robot named Dorothy, possessing a mass destruction weapon.

They called its founder Kang & set a deal of 2 million dollars to return it. Turns out there are other rivalries, too & that the robot’s actual name is not-Nim. Everyone considers it a mere robot, but it was a child with a birth disease separated from his father. The film shows the victorious crew fighting the UTS, the black fox (another space junk collector) & other rivalries to make the earth a more liveable space. They end up adopting Kim-Kim too.

Starship Troopers

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writer: Edward Neumeier & Robert A.Heinlein
Runtime: 2h 9m
Cast: Casper Van Dien & Dina Meyer & more
IMDB Rating: 7.3

A group of uber-rich, attractive white teens fights bugs and giant alien insects. The humans are at war with them shortly as they might be the reason to obliterate the human species. Before starting the war, which is estimated to happen in the future, a mobile infantry is sent to a distant planet to confront those bugs. They are wild, menacing creatures who would do anything to take over. The film goes ahead walking through the journey of the war & its repercussions.


Director: Joe Penna
Writer: Ryan Morrison & Joe Penna
Runtime: 1h 56m
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson & more
IMDB Rating: 5.6

The crew of MTS-42, consisting of Zoe, Michael, Marina & David, on their way to mars, come to know that the device scrubbing carbon dioxide has been destroyed.

They use the emergency lithium hydroxide, but the system can’t take the extra load. The only solution is for someone to go to tethers to collect liquid oxygen. Michael & Zoe volunteer. Later, they find out that the large tank is leaking oxygen, which might suffocate everyone to death. One must sacrifice their life by confronting lethal radiation to retrieve the cylinder. Zoe does the Job as others have families back home.

What to watch on Netflix in UK using VPN


Netflix offers a wide variety of science fiction movies that are perfect for streaming. Whether you are looking for an action-packed thriller or a thought-provoking drama, you can find something to fit your mood on Netflix.

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