Netflix makes a lot of science fiction. So much that it's almost like the company has some sort of futuristic cloning device. From mega-hits like Stranger Things to breakthrough international series like Dark, there are a lot of options. Inverse asked readers about their favorites. Here are the results.
I could have sworn this trippy miniseries from Patrick Somerville (The Leftovers) and Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective Season 1) and starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone was a huge hit. I guess not. Coming in dead last with just THREE VOTES out of 1,234, Maniac is apparently an underappreciated classic.
This Brazilian show is set in a 1984-inspired future where every citizen is constantly monitored by drones. But when this foolproof system can't explain a murder, one woman sets out to solve it. With FIVE VOTES out of over 1,200, this foreign language series flew under the radar for most, but its synopsis alone might be enough to draw you in.
This 2019 anime is a cartoon adaptation of a comic book sequel to the 1996 live-action show. Yeah, it's a little complicated, which might explain why Netflix's Ultraman only got SEVEN VOTES. But with Season 2 on the horizon, there's never been a better time to dive into this well-received original anime.
With 16 VOTES, this Danish series about an apocalypse caused by a virus-infected rain probably didn't get the attention it deserved. Some saw it as an attempt to double down on the success of Dark, so if you've already binged through that show's third season, why not give this one a shot?
When The OA was canceled after Season 2, fans protested in the street while performing the bizarre dance from this trippy series. (Other fans argued the cancellation was just another meta twist in the increasingly bizarre show.) Sadly, The OA really was gone, but with 31 VOTES out of 1,234, it's still got a devoted fanbase.
Inverse's Corey Plante called this anthology animated series from David Fincher and Tim Miller a show "made by 2 dudes, for edgelords." I disagree. Love, Death & Robots might have a few imperfect episodes, but it's some of the best sci-fi storytelling of the past few years (on Netflix or anywhere else). With 32 VOTES, it's clear I'm not alone in loving the series — though this might make me an edgelord...
We always knew it would end this way. Stranger Things is Netflix's biggest original anything ever, and it gets bigger with each new season. With 377 votes, it's also the winner of our poll by a huge margin. And with Stranger Things Season 4 delayed indefinitely due to Covid-19, there's never been a better time to rewatch the entire series, right?