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Best Hollywood sci-fi movies on Netflix

Wondering what to watch on Netflix this weekend? Here’s a list of science-fiction movies that you can check out.

Best Hollywood sci-fi movies on Netflix

Posters of a few Hollywood movies. 

Last Updated: 09.50 PM, May 15, 2024


Netflix is home to a variety of movies, shows and series. Be it in English, Hindi or any other language, this OTT platform caters to a wide variety of audiences globally. One such audience consists of lovers of the science-fiction category. Read the list below to know more. The Matrix, Arrival and more films are galore.

Popular sci-fi movies on Netflix

The Matrix


Do you think you can decode the secrets of the world with your computer? In that case, you must watch this movie. Neo, a computer programmer and hacker, has plenty of suspicions on various issues. His observations are confirmed when Morpheus, a rebel leader, contacts him and reveals something to him.

Year of Release: 1999

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is an animated movie. The film shows Spot, a scientist, who harmingly harnesses the power of the multiverse. Miles Morales aka Spiderman along with his girlfriend Gwen Stacy try their best to stop Spot and his mission. For fans of the movie in India, let us tell you that young Indian batter Shubman Gill lent his voice to Indian version of the film.

Year of Release: 2023

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10


Arrival is a movie based within the realm of science fiction that narrates the story of a language expert. He is given the responsibility of deciphering alien messages brought to this world by different ships. These ships communicated mysterious messages from various locations on the planet. It is in the process of deciphering these messages that they find out something completely unexpected about life itself. Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker play different roles in this movie.

Year of Release: 2016

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

The Mitchells vs The Machines

The Mitchells vs. the Machines is a 2021 animated science fiction comedy film. The film’s story shows the life of The Mitchells, a dysfunctional family, who fight a robot apocalypse to save humanity. At the end of the movie, you will be empowered to conserve and protect the environment, especially the fauna and flora around you.

Year of Release: 2021

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Don't Look Up

This movie is about a pair of astronomers who are trying to inform the world’s populace of an incoming object from space that will destroy everything on Earth. The message conveyed by this event serves as a metaphor for “global warming” while at the same time making fun of political leaders who choose to ignore real-life emergencies around them in favor of self-centered activities. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence feature in the film.

Year of Release: 2021

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Ready Player One

The movie drives you to a futuristic world. In 2045. In the said year, much of humanity uses OASIS, a virtual reality simulation, to escape the real world. However, things go haywire when the creator of a virtual reality world called OASIS dies, leaving a challenge behind. The challenge, simply put, reveals that an Easter Egg is hidden in the virtual world, which – if accessed – would grant a worthy person control over OASIS.

Year of Release: 2018

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10


Nick Bruno and Troy Quane directed this science fantasy film, Nimona. The setting of this movie is themed around a science fiction environment that has its roots in medieval times. Leading actors include Chloe Moretz who stars as Nimona herself and Riz Ahmed who plays her superior officer and ex-soldier named Ballister. Watch this movie for splendid animation.

Year of Release: 2023

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

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