If you fancy speculative fiction and your stack of Arthur C. Clarke books is exhausted, you can do worse than adjusting to Netflix. The streaming service is constantly buying new science fiction and fantasy films that should satisfy most fans of alternative futures. Here are 10 of the best science fiction films currently on Netflix.
Scarlett Johansson examines the seduction of extraterrestrials as a being from another world who arrives on Earth to seek companionship. Unfortunately, she prefers short-term commitments. This erotic science fiction drama was nominated for Best British Film at the BAFTA Awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars.
Great Scott! The permanent comedy and science fiction classic with Michael J. Fox as ten-year-old Marty McFly remains a highlight of the cinema of the 80s. Visit Marty's rivalry with Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson), his strange pseudo-romance with his mother (Leia Thompson) and his relationship with Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd.)
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Badly slandered because they booted the original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in favor of Ron Howard, Solo ] is no new avenue for the famous Star Wars franchise. What it does is overcome its known production problems to provide a generally satisfying and entertaining story of the reluctant hero pilot Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich with sufficient bragging rights. His charm as a space villain is not as simple as Harrison Ford's, but the production design and narrative in Pulp novels make for a film that may be the lightest of the Disney era Star Wars chapters to date.
Alex Garland's quiet – and quietly subversive – robotic parable didn't get the hype of a big studio science fiction release, but it still manages to outperform most Android stories on a large budget. As the mysterious CEO of a robotics company, Oscar Isaac tests his incredibly lifelike AI (Alicia Vikander) with a subordinate (Domhnall Gleeson). But Gleeson may be the one who is really tested.
Keanu Reeves, on his way through this science fiction classic, speaks a lot of "whoa" about a computer programmer who discovers reality is just an artificial simulation. Bullet Time is still as spectacular as when the film premiered 21 years ago.
7. Her (2013)
The dangers of falling in love with artificial intelligence form the core of Her which shows a great achievement by Joaquin Phoenix as a crumpled office worker showing his soul mate in something without a soul: one Alexa-like disembodied voice (Scarlett Johansson).
A pre-Batman Christian Bale is a gun-fu expert in this Matrix inspired story of a man who rebels against dystopian society that keeps emotions in check.
Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg collaborate on this high-profile feature through pre-crime expert John Anderton (Cruise), who investigates crimes before they are committed and soon turns out to be an expected and unlikely culprit of a murder.
Christopher Nolan stages Leonardo DiCaprio in a science fiction thriller about a group that can penetrate and influence the subconscious and question reality for both itself and the viewer.