11 breathtaking sci-fi movies on Netflix in June 2021
“You unlock this door with the key of imagination.”
The days are getting longer and temperatures are rising, which means it’s time to crank up the air conditioner for the hottest sci-fi on Netflix, from breathless thrillers to gorgeously animated mind-trips.
Here are the 11 best sci-fi shows and movies you need to watch on Netflix this month.
11. Oxygen (2021)
You may not be in the mood for isolation and paranoia after the last year, but this claustrophobic film about a woman trapped in a cryonic chamber turns those themes into one of the best sci-fi stories of 2021.
10. Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990)
You’re almost out of time to watch the best time travel trilogy ever on Netflix. Marty and Doc’s adventures just came back to Netflix in May and they hit the road again on June 30.
9. Army of the Dead (2021)
While Dave Bautista’s time as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy may be coming to an end, he brings his considerable charisma to Zac Snyder’s over-the-top zombie heist movie, now on Netflix.
8. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)
The mix of comedy, action, and sweetness in The Mitchells vs. the Machines has scored it plenty of positive reviews since it debuted in April. If you still haven’t checked it out, now’s the time to change that.
7. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Written by the producers of The Mitchells vs. the Machines, this classic children’s book turned classic kids’ movie is forecast to leave Netflix on June 30.
6. Jason X (2001)
Getting Jason Voorhees aboard a spaceship with a group of slashable teens takes a lot of leg work. But once Jason X breaks orbit, it’s worth the build-up for one of the most ridiculous sci-fi horror movies of all time. Check this one out before Netflix decommissions it on June 30.
5. Black Summer Season 2 (2021)
Season two of Black Summer takes place, of course, in the dead of winter. This tense zombie survival series comes back from the grave with new episodes starting June 17.
4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
One of the most influential TV series of all time, The Twilight Zone deftly blends heady sci-fi with trenchant social commentary (and charmingly antiquated special effects). This all-time classic show leaves this dimension on June 30.
The second season of this sci-fi anthology hit Netflix in May with eight more visually stunning episodes that fortunately tone down the edgelord bullshit of season one.
1. The Midnight Gospel (2021)
The Midnight Gospel premiered on Netflix in April, and you’d still be hard-pressed to find a better animated show for adults. Equal parts stoner musing, metaphysical lecture, and mind-boggling animation showcase, The Midnight Gospel deserves your attention.