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21 Best Science Fiction Series on Netflix (Update 2023)

ByNaz khaliq

May 21, 2021
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Science fiction is a popular genre and it is a great source of attraction for fans. Here is the list of the 11 best science fiction series on Netflix for people who love science and technology, parallel universe, time travels, space and have an interest in the wonder of mind abilities.

1: Strangers Things (2016-):

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Stranger Things is one of the best Fantasy series on Netflix. In some people’s opinion, it is suitable for children or teenagers but it depends on your taste. Many adults are enjoying this Netflix series. The drama is about a group of children who are intelligent enough to save the world. They meet a girl with extraordinary abilities and become friends. With her powers and intelligence, they save this world from supernatural horrifying objects. There is a new season upcoming this year. (Watch here)

2: Dark (2017-2020):

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Dark is a German science-fiction series. Its first season was aired in 2017 on Netflix. It is one of the popular Netflix series. In a town, children start disappearing and while the citizens start figuring out the truth, they find out about the mysterious lives of people. It is one of those fantasy series on Netflix whose storyline is complicated yet interesting to follow up. The cast of Dark includes Louis Hofmann, Lisa Vicari, Andreas Pietschmann, Gina Stiebitz and Maja Schone. (Watch here)

3: Black Mirror (2011-2019):

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Black Mirror is a British science-fiction series. The plot revolves around the impact of technology on modern society. Technologies can be dangerous sometimes and can harm even their creator. This fantasy series on Netflix has five seasons. The cast of Black Mirror includes Anthony Mackie, Bryce Dallas Howard, Hayley Atwell and Alex Lawther.

4: Altered Carbon (2018-2020):

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This fantasy series on Netflix has two seasons. The plot revolves around the impact of modern technology in the time almost 300 years ahead of us. The consciousness of humanity is digitilized and minds can be restored after death. This series is adapted from a novel of the same name. The cast of Altered Carbon includes Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman and Anthony Mackie.

5: Daredevil (2015-2018):

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This fantasy Netflix series is based on Marvel comics. The story of this fantasy series is based on a blind man who overcomes various challenges throughout his life. He fights against criminals as a lawyer and as a daredevil a sort of superhero. The cast of Dare Devil includes Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll and Vincent D’Onofrio.

6: 3% (2016-2020):

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It is a Brazilian thriller show that aired on Netflix. The story revolves around an Island on which mostly are poverty-stricken. There is one superior group which is the Elite. After a few years, a person the age above 20 gets a chance to be a part of that Elite group. This can happen after some tests and trials. This science fiction series on Netflix has four seasons.

7: Lost In Space (2018):

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The story of this science fiction series on Netflix circulates around a family who lands on an unknown planet. They have to fight against all dangers on that planet and also find a way to go back home. This series has two seasons. (Watch here)

8: The OA (2016-2019):

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The story of this science fiction revolves around a blind woman who returns back home after seven years. Everyone is shocked to see her as she is no longer blind. The mystery of her disappearance and blindness continues as she does not want to talk about it. This fantasy series on Netflix has two seasons. The cast of The OA includes Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith and Alice Krige.

9: Travelers (2016-2018):

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The series Travelers is based on time travels where people from the future send signals to people in the present time. They want to save them from a terrible future. This series has three seasons and it is an American- Canadian science fiction series.

10: Jessica Jones (2015):

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The story of this series revolves around a woman Jessica Jones with supernatural powers. A villain controls her with his psychic abilities and she kills someone. After that, she starts working as a private investigator. This fantasy series on Netflix has three seasons. However, the first one is more interesting.

11: Sense 8 (2015-2018):

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Sense is a science fiction series on Netflix. It has two seasons. The story revolves around a group of people who are connected to each other through psychic abilities. At the beginning of the series, they do not know each other but try to find who they are connected to, emotionally and mentally. The cast of Sense 8 includes Jamie Clayton, Max Riemelt, Brian J.Smith, Tina Desai and some more famous actors. (Watch here)

12: The I-Land (2019):

Best Science fiction netflix series

It is one of the mystery science fiction series. The series is about 10 people who find themselves on an island. This group has no idea how they reached the island. They even have lost memories of their past. They all are strangers but they have to struggle together to get back their lives. The cast of The I-Land includes Natalie Martinez and Kate Bosworth in lead roles. It is a mini-series with seven episodes.

13: Alice in Borderland (2020-):

Best Sci-fi series on Netflix

It is one of the Japanese science fiction series on Netflix. The series revolves around a group of people who have to survive in deadly games. The whole town is full of dead bodies of people and only those who are intelligent can survive. The show has similarities with the popular Kdrama Squid Game. The cast of Alice in Borderland includes Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya in lead roles.

14: Manifest (2018-2022):

Best Netflix science fiction series

It is one of the most popular science fiction series on Netflix. The series showcases a strange event in which passengers face a problem on their flight. After finding out that on Earth, the news has spread that the flight has been missing for five years. This creates panic among the passengers. The series focuses on the problems of passengers during this time and the mystery behind the time difference. The series has four seasons. The cast of Manifest includes  Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis and J.R. Ramirez.

15: The Imperfects (2022-):

Best Science fiction Netflix series

The imperfects is an adventure science fiction series about three teenagers. These young people protect humans against monsters but they also come to know that these monsters are actually created by scientists. Now they also have to fight against those scientists. The cast of the Imperfects includes Morgan Taylor Campbell, Rhianna Jagpal, Iñaki Godoy and Italia Ricci.

16: The Maniac (2018):

Best Netflix science fiction series

The story is about a schizophrenic person Owen. After losing his job, he joins a pharmaceutical company as he heard about a drug which can cure all diseases. He meets antisocial Annie. The series explores the themes of mental illness and human interactions. The cast of The Maniac includes Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and Justin Theroux. It is a mini-series with ten episodes.

17: The Umbrella Academy (2019-):

Best Science fiction Netflix series

It is one of the most popular science fiction Netflix series. It is based on a graphic novel by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. The story revolves around seven children who are trained by a rich man as superheroes. They face troubles and depart but after many years reunite. The reason for their reunion is the mysterious death of their father. Time travel also involves in the series. The cast of The Umbrella Academy includes Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda and Emmy Raver-Lampman. (Watch here)

18: Roswell, New Mexico (2018-2022):

Best Netflix science fiction series

The story is about Liz who returns to her hometown after a long time. She meets her high school crush Max and the feelings get stronger. However, she is shocked after finding out that Max and his whole family are actually aliens. They are hiding their true identities for many years. The series is based on Roswell High by Melinda Metz. The cast includes Jeanine Mason, Nathan Dean, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles and Tyler Blackburn.

19: The 100 (2014-2020):

Best Science fiction netflix series

It is one of the American science fiction series on Netflix. It is about survivors of post-apocalyptic who were living in a space habitat. The group has an encounter with the survivors of a nuclear disaster on the ground. The group who was living in space habitat started finding it unbearable to live so they are sent to the earth to find out whether it has recovered or not from the nuclear disaster so they would be able to live there again. There are seven seasons of the series. The cast of The 100 includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley and Marie Avgeropoulos. It is based on a novel by Kass Morga.

20: Black Lightening (2017-2021):

Best Sci-Fi Netflix series

It is one of the superhero fantasy series on Netflix. It is an American superhero series. Black Lightening is actually a superhero who appears in an American comic book. The story is about Jefferson who has the power to harness electricity. He has to leave his job and fight against the crimes in his neighbourhood. The cast includes Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams and Christine Adams. There are four seasons of Black Lightning.

21: The Flash (2014-):

Best Science fiction Netflix series

It is one of the popular Sci-Fi shows on Netflix. After waking up from a coma, Barry finds out that he has acquired a superpower which is super speed. He was stuck by lightning in an accident. Berry is a crime investigator so he uses his superpower to solve the crimes. The show has nine seasons. The cast of The Flash includes Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker and Rick Cosnett. (Watch here)

Watch all these shows on Netflix.

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