It may feel like we’re already living in a dystopian world but science fiction will always capture our imaginations.
As a genre, sci-fi is so sweeping and vast it seems limiting to place so many titles under the same umbrella. From E.T. to Bird Box, whatever your favorite flavor of futuristic fantasy, Netflix has a pretty decent offering to stream.
The list below reflects sci-fi films that are ranked by either Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes and are currently on Netflix U.S.
The 25 Best Science-Fiction Movies on Netflix, According to Critics
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Metascore rating: 91
A Steven Spielberg classic. When an imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’s most endearing friendships. Elliott (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelous creature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents can capture him.
Metascore rating: 84
Directed by Parasite Oscar