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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 Alchemist blends 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.

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