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.
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.