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7 thrilling sci-fi movies coming to Netflix in September 2021

“Why can’t we all just get along?”

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7. Green Lantern

Released just as the modern wave of superhero movies was really taking off, Green Lantern is one of the most ridiculed comic book adaptations ever. There’s some fun to be had watching it, but it’s mostly interesting to see how far things have come. Available 9/1

6. Dark Skies

Though it centers on alien abduction, the sci-fi horror movie Dark Skies plays out more like a psychological thriller. If you’d rather be creeped out than dazzled by special effects, this is the alien invasion movie for you. Available 9/19

5. Chappie

Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie wasn’t nearly as well-received as District 9. But it’s a strange, scattered film with enough interesting ideas to make it worth seeing, even if it doesn’t add up to much. Available 9/1

4. Mystery Men

This cult comedy follows a team of D-tier superheroes trying their best to save the world. Not all of its jokes have aged well, but the great performances by its incredible cast certainly have. Available 9/1

3. Jaws series

Jaws was so scary back in 1975, it gave sharks a bad rap for decades. Its sequels push the killer shark series even further out of the realm of reality, but they’re not nearly as good as the original. Available 9/16

2. Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks! has gained a cult following since it bombed on release, but it’s still ludicrously underrated for how much of a blast it is. Its pitch-black humor still holds up and aging special effects only sell its B-movie pastiche better with time. Available 9/1

1. Blade Runner: The Final Cut

HBO Max just dropped Blade Runner: The Final Cut in August, only for Netflix to pick it back up. The Final Cut is the most complete version of the sci-fi classic, and it’s worth a watch even if you’ve already seen the original. Available 9/1

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