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11 astounding sci-fi shows and movies on Netflix in April 2021

“We take the engine and we control the world.”

Netflix debuts a new superhero movie this month, but loses a few recent sci-fi classics in exchange, making April a great month to tune in.

Here are the 11 best sci-fi shows and movies you should catch on Netflix in April 2021.

11. Skylines (2020)

Added to Netflix last month, this overlooked sci-fi heist movie is the third in the Skyline trilogy, but functions just fine on its own. In Skylines, an alien-human hybrid fights to stop a virus that could turn brainwashed humans into killing machines.

10. Thunder Force (2021)

Premiering on April 9, Thunder Force is a superhero comedy with two incredible leads in Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy. The pair form “Thunder Force,” a crime-fighting team looking out for Chicago.

9. The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

This sci-fi romance follows the bizarre relationship between a man unstuck in time and his wife, who’s stuck experiencing time just like the rest of us.

8. Yes Man (2008)

While it’s not traditional sci-fi, Yes Man commits to its fantastical premise enough to make it work for genre fans. Jim Carrey stars as a man who suddenly can’t say no — and finds his life better for it.

7. What Lies Below (2020)

A 16-year-old girl comes home from camp to find her mother engaged to a man who seems too good to be true in this disturbing sci-fi horror movie.

6. I Am Legend (2007)

Set in a zombie/vampire-infested post-apocalypse, I Am Legend is buoyed by a great lead performance from Will Smith as a virologist looking for the cure. Check it out before it leaves April 30.

5. Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer (leaving April 30) is full of director Bong Joon-ho’s signature combination of bleakness and humor. This time, it’s brought to a post-apocalyptic fight for survival aboard a train housing the last living humans.

4. The Green Hornet (2011)

Directed by Michel Gondry and written by star Seth Rogen, this superhero reboot was destined to be an odd mix of humor, whimsy, and action. The original take on a classic hero leaves Netflix on April 30.

3. Doom (2005)

Doom was nowhere in sight on our list of best video game movies, but if you’re in the mood for a cinematic disaster that’s somehow “weirdly brilliant,” you have until April 27.

2. The One (2021)

Netflix’s new series follows a cast of characters whose lives are touched by a DNA-based dating app, picking up after a mysterious death puts the tech’s creator under investigation.

1. The Midnight Gospel (2020)

The Midnight Gospel combines real interviews on life, the universe, and psychedelics with trippy, gorgeous animation for a one-of-a-kind journey, starting April 20.

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