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11 thrilling sci-fi shows and movies on Netflix in November 2021

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11. Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1 blends sci-fi with mythology for a bizarre trip around the universe. Its entire 10-season run leaves Netflix at the end of the month.

10. Squid Game

If you’re one of the six people on Earth who haven’t seen Squid Game, there’s still time to change that. Its death-by-competition premise makes it too bleak and violent for some, but it’s otherwise a must-watch.

9. Army of Thieves

Zack Snyder’s prequel to Army of the Dead ditches the zombies in favor of a genre-savvy heist movie. It works on its own, and it’s even better paired with the sequel.

8. Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero was maligned on release, but in hindsight, it may have been too clever for its own good. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as an action movie character brought into the real world and has lots of fun skewering the genre.

7. Snakes on a Plane

Just the title of Snakes on a Plane was enough to whip the internet into a frenzy in 2006. It didn’t quite live up to the hype, but it’s a fun, incredibly silly time nonetheless.

6. Total Recall (2012)

The Total Recall remake boasts some flashy special effects and action scenes, but little else. However, it might just make you appreciate the next movie more...

5. Total Recall (1990)

This is more like it. Total Recall is an extremely fun sci-fi movie that’ll make you question what’s real. It also features some of the best practical effects ever put to film.

4. The Mitchells vs. the Machines

The holidays mean lots of family time for many people. When you’re out of things to say to your relatives, The Mitchells vs. the Machines is a great, family-friendly sci-fi adventure to watch together.

3. Carole & Tuesday

Carole & Tuesday comes from Cowboy Bebop’s director, Shinichirō Watanabe. It’s a much more lighthearted show about the trials of two musicians in the far future.

2. Cowboy Bebop (1998)

Netflix snatched up rights to this classic anime the month its live-action version premieres. You’ll definitely want to catch up with its charismatic bounty hunters before or after binging the new series.

1. Cowboy Bebop (2021)

This month’s main event. Adapting a show as beloved as Cowboy Bebop is risky, but its recent trailer captures everything that made the anime great. If nothing else, it should at least look and sound amazing.

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