6 thrilling sci-fi shows and movies leaving Netflix in December 2021
“My parents can’t be spies. They’re not cool enough!”
6. Fullmetal Alchemist
The classic 51-episode anime series Fullmetal Alchemistblends sci-fi and fantasy with its concept of alchemy as both magic and science. It follows two brothers on a quest for personal redemption amid a massive conspiracy.
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood isn’t a sequel, but a retelling of FMA. It more closely follows the manga both series are based on, with different takes on the same basic story.
4. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Based on the Tomb Raider game series, The Cradle of Life follows Lara Croft, the world’s most violent archaeologist, on a hunt for the mythical Pandora’s Box.
3. Pan’s Labyrinth
Pan’s Labyrinth, directed by Guillermo del Toro, is set in both a fantastical underworld and in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, blending fairy tales with real-world horror.
2. Spy Kids series
The Spy Kids movies have diminishing returns, but the first is at least worth a watch, especially if you’re spending time with younger family members for the holidays.
1. Underworld series
Underworld and its sequels Awakening and War of the Lycans are over-the-top, silly, and convoluted movies about a war between vampires and werewolves. That makes them unwatchable for some people and must-see favorites for others.