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The Best Sci-Fi Movies and Series on Netflix This 2021
Nothing beats a good sci-fi marathon
Science fiction, on both the small and the big screen, has been loved by viewers since forever, as proven by the success of the 90’s hit The X-Files, the cult favorite Star Wars series and the rise of modern post-apocalyptic favorites like A Quiet Place and Bird Box.
From a robot apocalypse to a zombie heist, here are the latest sci-fi films and series made for television you should binge-watch on Netflix!
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The Mitchells vs. The Machines
From the producers of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Mitchells vs. the Machines is packed with action, comedy and an incredible cast. It's a story about a dysfunctional family who comes to earth from the new technological revolution.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines will make you gasp, laugh and cry as you watch this comical family fight evil robots.
Oxygen revolves around a woman who wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there. This survival thriller is directed by Alexandre Aja and stars Mélanie Laurent as Liz Hansen, an amnesiac woman who must find a way out before running out of air by piecing her memories together.
Disclaimer: Oxygen is not for claustrophobic people.
Army of The Dead
Army of The Dead is a big-budget heist movie starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick and Ana de la Reguera. It revolves around a group of mercenaries who take the ultimate gamble of stealing money inside a zombie quarantine zone. Talk about the greatest zombie and movie heist ever!
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As show creator Charlie Brooker perfectly puts it, the “black mirror of the title is the one you’ll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone.”
With a new case and story every episode, Black Mirror is a reflection of the relationship between technology and our society in an unattractive and sometimes horrifying light.
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The title stems from eight strangers living completely different lives all over the world who suddenly find themselves “sensing” each other. An American policeman suddenly finds himself in the same room as an Icelandic DJ. A Mexican actor closes his eyes and sees himself looking at a Korean businesswoman. An Indian pharmacist blinks and sees the life of a German criminal. A transwoman hacker sees a minibus driver in her car.
They don’t know how or why it’s all happening, but they need to work together to escape an evil corporation that’s tracking all eight of them down.
A blind young woman who had been missing for seven years suddenly returns—with her sight somehow having been restored. She either does not remember what happened to her or simply refuses to describe the events of her seven-year gap. While some people believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.
The uneventful town of Hawkins, Indiana is turned upside down when a 12-year-old boy, Will Byers, suddenly goes missing. Set in the 1980s, Will’s family, friends and the police chief go on a search for him, and separately begin to unearth and experience a chain of very strange, supernatural things.
An unknown disease spreads in a small town and kills everyone over 21-years-old. As a result, the government put the town under siege and quarantined a 10-mile diameter area. This leaves the young survivors of the town to fend for themselves and try to escape the prison that was imposed on them.
Before a nuclear apocalypse destroyed the Earth, about 2,400 people were in 12 space stations around the planet’s orbit. They all came together to form the “Ark,” a giant space station to help each other survive.
After 97 years of living in space, the leaders of the Ark send 100 “expendable” juvenile prisoners in a last-ditch attempt to find out if humans can reclaim the Earth.
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