What are the best sci-fi TV shows on Netflix ?

There is something wondrous about sci-fi shows and how they take things from our imagination and turn them into reality, something we can see. It's no wonder then that they're a popular genre on TV. Here are some of the best that you can catch on Netflix.

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    #1Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    Stranger Things is currently one of the best sci-fi shows on Netflix. It's set in the 80s and starring a group of kids who will try to find their missing friend in a town where the supernatural and the strange reign hand in hand.

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    Christian Sims
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "No one needs to be convinced to watch Stranger Things. It is one of the best Sci-Fi shows ever, let alone on Netflix."
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    #2Black Mirror

    Black Mirror

    Black Mirror is a top sci-fi series on Netflix, often being compared to The Twilight Zone. The show is an anthology series that is a reflection of what technology is having on our lives and how is shaping our minds.

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    Katherine Weber
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "This is the strangest show I have ever seen. It's a British Sci-fi show with a Tales from the Darkside feel to it. Can't wait to see the next episode."
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    Dark is an original German-language crime thriller on Netflix. The series develops an interesting plot that focuses on the investigation of a child disappearing that resembles the one that happened 30 years ago.

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    Divya Yadav
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "I love my Netflix and this show is one reason why. The story is compelling and makes me want to binge watch the whole season, but it is so good, I don't. If you like Mind hunter and Stranger things, you'll love this show. "


These characters are too often found in science fiction. In fact, it’s almost as if a big chunk of this genre lies heavily on the shoulders of these creatures. They’re called robots. Often, they have become sources of humor or unexpected wisdom especially in cinematic classics like Star Wars or Big Hero 6 or in most cases, in sci-fi TV shows on Netflix. But do we actually know who coined the term “robot”? Its etymology is something that definitely sparks interest. Is it an anagram? Is it an acronym? Does it actually stand for something? Well, did you know that in 1921, Karl Capek, a playwright at the time in Czech used the word “slave” in their language to derive the term?

The play was called Rossum’s Universal Robots or R.U.R. It was a tale about robot men who were mechanized to become laborers of human capitalists. Soon enough, the laborers revolted and tried to overthrow their masters. The play had its groundbreaking debut in Prague and eventually found its way in the Big Apple. It stirred a storm in the genre, not only for Capek’s vision but also for the pivotal ripple it left in the industry. Although this may not be the first time for the sci-fi show industry to be introduced with antagonized robots, it certainly is an important milestone in terms of language. But don’t worry, not all robots were made to revolt, some were made to become docile cleaners of your home and some are meant to be crafted by you on different robot building games.

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    Sense8 is a sci-fi Netflix original series created by Lana and Lilly released in 2015 which centers on eight strangers from different cultures around the globe who find themselves connected. 

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    $9- 1 month. Free trial available

    Kimberly Vasquez
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "A solid choice for Sci-Fi fans, this has a good looking story line. Does not seem to be as popular as "stranger things", that may be an alternative if this doesn't appeal to you. "
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    #5Star Trek: The Original Series

    Star Trek: The Original Series

    Star Trek: The Original Series is a sci-fi TV show created by Gene Roddenberry that is available on Netflix. The show tells the story of the Enterprise crew led by Captain Kirk as they travel the galaxy on missions and various adventures.

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    Matthew Sullivan
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "Star Trek is a great choice for Sci-Fi shows on Netflix, but in my opinion, there are many better options out there in 2017. Star Trek is a classic, but there are more modernized sci-fi shows today. "
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    #6The Expanse

    The Expanse

    The Expanse is a TV show based on the novels of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows Chrisjen Avasarala, Josephus Miller, and Jim Holden's story.

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    Justin Kim
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "A really well done show and great entertainment! Highly recommend this one for anyone!"
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    Travelers is a sci-fi TV series created by Brad Wright. Thousands of special operatives known as "travelers" are sent back in time from the future to prevent history-altering event and the collapse of society.

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    $9- 1 month. Free trial available

    Brenda Simpson
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "My coworkers were talking about the show Travelers so I decided to check it out. The show is on netflix and it is a great sci-fi show. Operatives have been sent back in time to keep society from collapsing. I like the characters and the idea that these operatives, or travelers, can change time. "
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    #8The OA

    The OA

    The OA is an original Netflix series that mixes supernatural drama with science fiction and fantasy. The series tells the story of Prairie Johnson after being missing for seven years when she was a young woman.

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    $9- 1 month. Free trial available

    Alejandro Blanco
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "The OA is a really great scif-fi show in netflix. I've been binge watching it so much. The story is really great."


Best What are the best sci-fi TV shows on Netflix
1Stranger ThingsTV Shows 20 Paid
2Black MirrorTV Shows 16 Paid
3DarkTV Shows 16 Free
4Sense8TV Shows 12 Paid
5Star Trek: The Original SeriesTV Shows 11 Paid
6The Expanse TV Shows 5 Paid
7TravelersTV Shows 2 Paid
8The OATV Shows 0 Paid

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