Science fiction is one of the most diverse genres in film. Sci-fi movies often combine the best elements of action, drama, romance, mystery, horror, and thriller, into a creative version of some type of technology or future. Science fiction truly has something for everyone.
It’s taken decades for popular science fiction to not only mature out of its cheesy, low-budget, B-movie roots, but to also become popular to the masses. The overwhelming success of films like E.T. and Star Wars led to not only a resurgence in the genre, but a renewed interest in these stories in the popular culture. Plus, special effects have come a long way, so we get to see big-budget depictions beyond our wildest imaginations.
In recent years, we've gotten everything from new installments of the Star Wars and Mad Max films to Blade Runner and Jurassic Park remakes. We also get to see the genre kept alive in other related genres, including Marvel movies like Ant-Man. Whether you prefer your sci-fi animated (shout out to Wall-E) or with a side of horror (word to Under the Skin), here are the best sci-fi movies on Netflix.