“That last hand nearly killed me.”
There’s lots of great sci-fi on Netflix, and not all of it is leaving soon. Still, you’ll want to catch these sci-fi gems before they disappear on August 31.
Let’s start with the schlock. The Resident Evil series hasn’t produced any cinematic masterpieces, but catch two of its most ridiculous entries for some brainless action.
The Ring made audiences afraid of their TVs and telephones when it came out back in 2002. This creepy, atmospheric horror film still packs a punch nearly 20 years later.
Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate is an engaging conspiracy thriller. In riffing on real mind-control experiments, it takes its story to extremes that should satisfy sci-fi fans.
The Time Traveler’s Wife is all about the emotional impact of time travel, leaving out the genre’s obsession with mechanics and metaphysical consequences. It’s a great pick if you want a little romance in your sci-fi.
No, it’s not sci-fi, but The Social Network’s moody portrait of tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s rise to power might help you understand how we got into our current real-life dystopia.
The great Casino Royale and less-great Quantum of Solace are more grounded than most James Bond movies, but they still pack enough high-tech gadgets and globetrotting action to remind us why 007 is a favorite of action and sci-fi fans alike.