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7 Highest-Rated Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix For True Geeks

7 Highest-Rated Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix For True Geeks
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When the real world seems too boring.

Netflix and chill is probably one of the most popular ways to spend an evening. With the variety of different genres of movies and shows that the streaming platform offers, it makes us want to watch it all in one sitting.

But if you're tired of mindless comedies and similarly plotted romcoms, you'll probably be happy with our latest list of the best sci-fi movies on Netflix.

From the cultural phenomenon directed by Spielberg to the films where the characters try to explain mankind, here are 7 movies you must watch if you have a nerdy bone in your body.

1. Jurassic Park (1993) — 91%

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This iconic movie directed by Steven Spielberg is a number one flick that will come to mind when you think about science fiction. And no surprise in that, because the premise of the movie is so far from reality that it makes you wonder how it could even come to be created.

A wealthy man named John Hammond, thanks to over-developed technology, created an island full of real dinosaurs. After that he gathered a team and decided to visit the park. But the idea was a failure because the island ended up being dangerous for humans.

2. Okja (2017) — 86%

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This is a movie about true friendship that lasts no matter how different the friends themselves are. But more obviously, this is a movie that deals with the GMO problem and the evil of giant corporations. One of them is a company called Mirando, which created unique animals and gave them to farmers all over the world.

One of them was a giant beast named Okja, who became the best friend of a 10-year-old girl named Mija. But their idyllic life was interrupted when the boss of the company decided to take the animal back and plan a terrible future for it. A little girl's journey to save her animal friend is heartwarming and so sincere, we guarantee you'll need a box of tissues. This South Korean movie is a must-see.

3. Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988) — 83%

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The Japanese science fiction anime directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino tells the friends-to-almost-enemies story. Amuro and Char are both best at what they do: they are the most successful mobile suit pilots. They have fought together before to save Zeon in a battle with the Titans. But now they have to stand up against each other in a duel, after the world has changed for the worse.

4. Dune ( 2021) — 83%

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Dune is an epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring one of Hollywood's brightest stars, Timothée Chalamet. The film tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and charismatic man born into a great destiny beyond his comprehension, who has to journey to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure the future of his family and his people.

“Dune was one of the first key players in talking about ecology and our effects on the environment and indigenous peoples from a sci-fi perspective as well, something that had previously been the realm of fantasy, at best,” Redditor Adamant2009 said.

5. The Platform (2019) — 80%

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The Platform is a Spanish social science fiction horror movie that we are sure will be a bit too much even for the fans of the genre. At the center of this movie is a place called The Hole. It is a kind of prison, but with so many wrong things going on there. It's a multi-level building with only one cell on each floor.

There is also one and only feeding station that only gives food for two minutes a day. All of this makes it almost impossible to survive, but somehow our characters manage to live in such conditions.

6. The Old Guard (2020) — 80%

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The story centers on a team of immortal warriors whose true personalities have been revealed to the world because of unexpected events. And now they have to use all their strength to save their lives and work uncompromisingly. But things get even more complicated when a new member of the team arrives.

7. Prometheus (2012) — 73%

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The movie is Ridley Scott's sort of prequel to the movie Alien, and even though it doesn’t answer all the movie’s questions, it is still a perfect watch for the fans of sci-fi genre. And missing Michael Fassbender playing the part of a fastidious android would be a huge mistake.

Searching for clues to the origins of humanity, a space crew discovers a facility on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.