So, you’ve watched the whole season of Halston, are all up to date with Netflix’s latest fantasy show Shadow and Bone, and have made it to the end of the hit action drama Vincenzo. What’s next? Don’t worry, binge-watchers and fellow Netflix addicts—the platform is a treasure trove of many great shows waiting to be explored for your viewing pleasure. From sitcoms to true crime, K-dramas and book-to-movie adaptations, whatever genre you’re looking for, there’s always something new on Netflix to suit every mood.
But if you love gripping stories and are always fascinated with technology and what the future might look like, these acclaimed sci-fi movies tick all the boxes. Ahead, we’re listing the best sci-fi movies to watch on Netflix in 2021. Replete with plot twists and action scenes featuring sci-fi elements including parallel universes, extraterrestrial lifeforms, space travel and more, these movies will keep you hooked till the very end.
1. The Matrix series
Consisting of three movies, the Matrix series follows a computer hacker called Neo (Keanu Reeves) who discovers that the world is a computer simulation, who joins a group of freedom fighters to battle against the machines—artificial intelligences that have overrun the world and enslaved the human race. The film’s dystopian and cyberpunk aesthetics, and predictions about 21st-century life form part of its unique appeal that’s bolstered by impressive performances from the cast.
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