Journey into the world of Sci-Fi with these Netflix picks

Congratulations everyone, we’ve made it through what felt like the longest month ever, so it only seems right to reward ourselves with an almighty Netflix session.

Tomorrow see’s brand new Netflix Original series, Altered Carbon land on the streaming service, along with an entire month’s worth of binge-worthy content that’s worth clearing your diary for.

But if you can’t wait until tomorrow for cyberpunk thriller to land on your screens, we’ve rounded up the top sci-fi shows and movies to keep you satisfied until then. We’re talking dystopian universes, interstellar time travelling, extra-terrestrial activity…and any excuse to watch Stranger Things again!

Transport yourself into another dimension with these ultimate sci-fi series and movies…

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

After the first series came out in 2016, Stranger Things has gone on to become one of Netflix’s most talked about Original series. When young Will Byres disappears, supernatural events begin to occur in the town of Hawkins, Indiana. If you’re feeling a bit of a void since series two came to an end, now’s the time to go back and watch it all again!

Black Mirror

Black Mirror

It doesn’t matter what order or season you watch Black Mirror in, each episode is a stand-alone drama that explores techno-paranoia. Sure to get you thinking, we rounded up our top episodes across the four series. Take a look here!

Sense 8

The Original series that got cancelled before it truly got a chance to show just what it’s capable of, Sense 8 follows the life of eight total strangers around the globe as they discover that they’re connected, first by a violent vision, then by their ability to connect with one another’s thoughts and actions.

Star Trek Discovery

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Set a century before the events of Star Trek: Enterprise, the series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilisations.


Hundreds of years into the future, the last surviving humans discover a way of sending consciousness back through time, directly to the people of the 21st century.

Orphan Black

Orphan Black

When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her, she assumes the deceased’s identity and unlocks a world of secrets.


A family saga with a supernatural twist, Dark is set in a German town where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships amongst four families.

The Expanse

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Set 200 years in the future, mankind has colonized the solar system and a detective and a captain come together for a missing woman, which then evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.



Starring Will Smith, Bright is set in an alternate present day. This action-packed thriller follows two cops who embark on a routine patrol night that will alter the future as their worlds know it.

The Discovery

The Discovery

One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to ‘get there’.

The Martian

When a team of astronauts are caught up in a vicious storm while embarking on a mission to Mars, many presume that Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is dead after being left behind by his crew. But when he discovers that he’s stuck on the planet by himself, Watney draws on his experience and training to make a life for himself while NASA work to rescue him and return him safely to Earth.


After being shot while trying to escape a violent attack, a 16-year-old boy awakens from a coma to discover that fragments of his smartphone are embedded in his brain, giving him supernatural powers.

The 5th Wave

The human race stands on the brink of extinction as a series of alien attacks decimate the planet in this action-packed movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz.


Based on the best-selling novel series by Veronica Roth, Divergent follows the life of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) who lives in a society that is divided into four sections. But when she and her brother Caleb take their tests to find out what factions they belong in, Tris discovers she’s a Divergent, and must choose her own faction to fit into. That’s when she meets Four (Theo James) and her life changes into something she never saw coming.

World War Z

An apocalyptic horror where Gerry and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, where he senses that it is no ordinary traffic jam.

What Happened to Monday

In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic ‘One Child Policy’, seven identical sisters live a hide and seek existence.

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