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9 fantastic sci-fi shows and movies you need to watch on Netflix in April 2022

“Life is like a box of timelines.”

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9. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

April 1

From director Richard Linklater, the animated Apollo 10 1/2 is a fantastical blend of science history and personal nostalgia that imagines a middle school student as the first person on the Moon.

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8. Blade trilogy

April 1

Before Marvel reboots Blade, there’s plenty of time to return to the original trilogy. This pre-MCU vampire action series shows its age, but it’s still a lot of fun.

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7. Captain Nova

April 1

In Captain Nova, a pilot from the year 2050 goes back in time to save the world from an impending disaster. That’s even harder than expected when a time-travel quirk turns her back into a teenager on the way.

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6. Her

April 1

Spike Jonze’s meditation on loneliness and technology is extremely low-key for a sci-fi movie. Her is a romantic comedy of sorts, following the relationship of an isolated man and his AI companion.

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5. Inception

April 1

No longer Christopher Nolan’s most mind-bending movie, Inception still thrills with its twisty dream logic and incredible visual effects. Its complex dream-diving premise make re-watches especially fulfilling.

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4. The Last Bus Season 1

April 1

In the sci-fi comedy series The Last Bus, a group of kids on a school field trip become the unlikely last hope for humanity during a robot uprising.

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3. Ultraman Season 2

April 14

Ultraman revives the classic ‘60s anime series with CGI animation. Fans have been waiting years for the second season after the first aired in 2019.

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2. Pacific Rim: The Black Season 2

April 19

If you’re a fan of Pacific Rim or kaiju action in general, Pacific Rim: The Black is worth checking out. It builds on the movie’s lore and features plenty of over-the-top animated battles.

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1. Russian Doll Season 2

April 20

The long-awaited continuation of Russian Doll finally lands this month. If you still haven’t seen the first seasons of this time travel comedy, now’s the time to fix that.

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