Top Sci-fi Movies and Series to Watch on Netflix in 2023


Science fiction is a popular genre of movies and web series that blends advanced technologies, futuristic concepts, unique imaginative worlds, and storylines to explore extraordinary and exceptional things. This genre attracts people who love space exploration, time travel, science & technology, and Artificial intelligence.

Using VFX, green screen, and high-end filming equipment has enabled producers to make stunning futuristic movies and shows frombase concepts and ideas. With the advancement in tech, the trend of sci-fi-based films is on the rise and if you’re an enthusiast of the science fiction genre and love binge-watching movies and web series, then Netflix has got you covered with some of the best sci-fi movies and shows available online.

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List of Top Sci-fi Movies and Series on Netflix

1. Interstellar

Interstellar sci-fi movie

Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar is one of the best sci-fi movies on Netflixthat givecompletejustice to this genre. The movie is set in 2067 when humanity is at the edge of extinction with little to no resources left to sustain life. Pollution has choked the future of life on earth and people are facing severe catastrophic famine and diseases. Meanwhile, an ex-NASA pilot named Joseph Cooper, who now works as a farmer is assigned the major responsibility by Professor Brand, the head of a secret facility of NASA to explore space and find an exoplanet that can support life. So Joseph and some other astronauts embark on the journey to space using the spacecraft named Endurance. The movie is full of adventure and exploration where they encounter blackhole andvarious scientific phenomena.

Released in: 2014

IMDB Rating: 8.7

Audio Language: English

Subtitles: English, Hindi

2.Black Mirror

Black Mirror anthology

If you like anthology series then Black Mirror will surely impress you. This British anthology series was first released in 2011 and as of 2023, Black Mirror has a total of 6 seasons and over 25 episodes. One of the best things is that each episode of Black Mirror has its unique storyline and you can watch any episode from any season randomly. Overall Black Mirror includes a mix of sci-fi, mystery, drama, and thrill, genres where most of the episodes are based on human interactions with unique and advanced technologies and gadgetsfollowed by the brimming of emotionsdue tocatastrophic events caused by those high-end tech and gadgets in personal lives of the protagonists.

Released in: 2011

IMDB Rating: 8.7

No. of Seasons: 6

Audio Language: Various

Subtitles: Various

3.Stranger Things

Stranger Things web series

Stranger Things is an American investigative sci-fi web series on Netflix that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of thrill, suspense, mystery, and horror. The story is set in the 1980s in which a boy Will Byers goes missing suddenly. His family and the group of his teenage friendsstart looking for himand find a strange girl instead with extraordinary abilities. Slowly the group of friends starts to uncover the truths of government conspiracy and while doing so, theyenter into a parallel dimension of the world which was known as the Upside Down and they encounter many horrific creatures and strangeevents there. The Stranger Things is an iconic web series that will give you a nostalgic feeling of the 80s and you will find outbursts ofemotions and a strong bond of friendship between those friends.

Released in: 2016

IMDB Rating: 8.7

No. of Seasons: 4

Audio Language: Various

Subtitles: Various


Inception movie

Launched in 2010, The film features a thief named Dom Cobb whose role is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Cobb has an extraordinary power to infiltrate into the mind of others and extract valuable information from them which he does to perform corporate spying. Impressed by this ability of Cobb, a rich and powerful business tycoon named Saito offers him a great deal. The deal is that he will erase all criminal records of Cobb so he can go and meet with his family, and for that, hehastoimplant an idea into the subconscious mind of Saito’s competitor’s son Robert to dissolve & liquidate his father’s company.Inception is a mind-blowing action thriller sci-fi movie that explores the realm of dreams and the subconscious mind.

Released in: 2010

IMDB Rating: 8.8

Audio Language: English, Hindi

Subtitles: English


Dark web series

If you love watching movies and shows related to time travel then Dark is one of the best web series for you. It’s a German-based sci-fi thriller web series that starts in a fictional town of Germany where slowly children start disappearing and later it is found that their connection is related to four strange families in that town, Doppler, Kahnwald, Nielsen, and Tiedmann, who are struggling in their own time period. The show gets interesting with the families discovering a wormhole or a portal with which one can travel to the future or past. So they try to use that portal to go and alter their pastto positively change their present and future.You will see the concept of the black hole in theseries and the possibilities that whether one cantransform time or not.

Released in: 2017

IMDB Rating: 8.7

No. of Seasons: 3

Audio Language: Various

Subtitles: Various

6.Don’t Look Up

Don't Look Up movie

Have you ever wondered how the world would react to an apocalyptic event that is likely to happen very soon making all their lives vulnerable? Don’t Look Up is an American sci-fi movie based on a comet’s collision with Earth and includes elements of comedy and politicalsatire as well. The movierevolves aroundtwo astronomers,Kate Dibiasky and her professor Randall Mindy who try their best tocreate a sense of seriousness in higher authorities and the general public about the catastrophic event that is likely to happen in a few months because a comet is heading toward the Earth at fast face. But despite their urgent warnings, theysee government, people, and media making jokes and taking this issue lightly. Moreover, they also face distrust of people while doing so.

Released in: 2021

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Audio Language: English, Hindi, Italian

Subtitles: English

7.The Silent Sea

The Silent Sea web series

South Korean sci-fi thriller The Silent Sea is another impressive web series set in a dystopian future where there is a scarcity of water and the scientist named Song Ji-An with his team embarks on a mission to their research station which is located on the moon in order to procure a sample of potable water.But with their arrival on the moon, they face various difficultiesincluding the harsh surroundings. If you like space exploration, then The Silent Sea is definitely a binge-worthy sci-fi-based Netflix web series.

Released in: 2021

IMDB Rating: 6.9

No. of Seasons: 1

Audio Language: Various

Subtitles: Various

8. Lost in Space

Lost of Space

Lost in Space is a must-watch series if you are a fan of sci-fi stories. The series revolves around the Robinson family, and how they survive on the alien planet after crash landing. The storyline of all the 3 sessions is great and keeps you entertained throughout. Also, you will see the human and robot relationship in this series.

Released in: 2021

IMDB Rating: 7.3

No. of Seasons: 3

Audio Language: Various

Subtitles: Various

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