Discover the Top 10 sci-fi movies to enjoy on Netflix. The opportunity to recall Interstellar, Metropolis or Star Trek are masterpieces of the genre.
The Earth is doomed. Everything then rests on the shoulders of a handful of astronauts determined to explore a recently discovered space-time fault. Their only hope: to find a planet that could shelter the endangered human species. Breathtaking visuals and a beautifully intricate storyline combine to form an inescapable sci-fi masterpiece, powerful and touching, superb and intelligent, which continues to question an audience it never had. has continued to move and fascinate since its release in 2014.
This extraordinary, daring and innovative space epic is obviously by Christopher Nolan, who stages a desperate race against time with the survival of Humanity at stake. Carried by a string of eminent actors, Interstellar is a journey to be undertaken absolutely from which you will emerge perplexed but fascinated, moved but satisfied: a monument of the big screen not to be missed.
Written, directed and produced by Christopher Nolan: it says it all… or almost! The cult sci-fi film from the genius director follows Dom Cobb, a skilled thief, expert in the art of “extraction”: he indeed steals the secrets of individuals within their very subconscious while they are dreaming. However, Cobb is given an “impossible” mission that could allow him to shed his fugitive status and finally find what is dear to him. This mission is inception: to plant an idea in the mind of an individual. Accompanied by his shock team, he then sets out to carry out the perfect crime. Since its release in 2010, Inception has continued to fuel theories.
Visually spectacular and story-wise ambitious, Inception is a true work of art, complex and full of mystery, clever and subtle, which benefits from the performances of a 4-star cast. Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy or even Cillian Murphy, all excel in this pearl of dreamlike and psychological cinema that is not about to be forgotten.
In the year 2026, Metropolis is a divided megalopolis: the working class, which lives and works in the underground, ensures the happiness of the rich families, mistresses of the city, living in the hanging gardens of the city. But as revolt brews among the workers, the son of the town chief falls under the spell of a working-class android prophetess who predicts the coming of a savior to help them. Futuristic urban dystopia, the black-and-white silent film by German director Fritz Lang, released in 1927, is a mainstay of science fiction.
A true pioneering work, Metropolis is a visual feat, beautiful and powerful, with complex special effects. And if the critics of the time described its story as “naive”, the film nevertheless marked the history of Cinema, becoming a classic over time. A great show, ambitious and ambiguous, carried by quality rock music and to discover if you haven’t already done so.
4- Mad Max: Fury Road
In a post-apocalyptic desert where water and gasoline are rare commodities, Max Rockatansky, a silent and solitary man, tries to survive against the tyrannical clans and gangs that rule the world. When he is captured, he has no choice but to join forces with Imperator Furiosa to escape the ruthless Immortan Joe – of whom the latter was the right arm – and his formidable army of indoctrinated followers. Thus begins a vital and unbridled chase and the search for a long-dreamed-of oasis, once the home of a Furiosa determined to find her native land.
A fiery sci-fi action film, Mad Max: Fury Road is a visual madness that is both beautiful and barbaric. Fourth opus of a legendary franchise, the feature film this time welcomes Tom Hardy in the title role opposite a Charlize Theron at the top of her game who even steals the show. With its weighty screenplay stakes, its grandiose cinematography and its breathtaking technical staging, George Miller’s opus fully deserves its six Oscars. Here is a sublime chaos defying all standards not to be missed.
5- Edge of Tomorrow
In the near future, hordes of aliens have invaded Earth and now seem invincible. Commander William Cage, a public relations officer with limited combat experience, is forced by his superiors to take part in a suicide mission, which quickly ends in his own death. However, he finds himself in a time loop, doomed to relive the same fight and die indefinitely…unless he manages to find a way to finally defeat the invaders.
Directed by Doug Liman, Edge of Tomorrow is an adaptation of the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. A critical and public success, the film was praised for its innovative plot, its polished direction, its grandiose and rhythmic action scenes, its researched science fiction and the devoted performance of its actors, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in the lead. Sprinkled with well-balanced humor, Edge of Tomorrow is intelligent entertainment that has everything epic and thrilling.
6- Star Trek Into Darkness
As they return to base, the crew of the Enterprise must contend with powerful terrorist forces within their organization. After the enemy blew up the fleet, the world is now at war. Captain Kirk, in search of revenge, then embarks on a manhunt to arrest the one who alone represents a weapon of mass destruction.
The twelfth installment of the original franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness is the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek, which marked the return of the original saga in a rebooted version by JJ Abrams, also at the helm of this new opus. On the actor side, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, and all the rest of the crew are also back, welcoming Benedict Cumberbatch to their ranks. And there again, the success is there: the film is also nominated for an Oscar for its visual effects. Marking Leonard Nimoy’s last film appearance before his death in 2015, Star Trek Into Darkness has a special place in the hearts of its audience. Building on its success, the film will be followed in 2016 by Star Trek Beyond.
7- Men in Black
Tasked with protecting Earth from extraterrestrial crime and regulating intergalactic immigration to our planet, the Men in Black, or MIB, are as their name suggests, dressed in black and operating in the utmost secrecy, erasing memory of those who discover the presence of aliens on our soil. Recently separated from his former partner, returned to civilian life with no memory of his life as a man in black, K, the most experienced of the agents decides to train J, a young recruit. Together, however, they will have to face a new threat: Edgar the cockroach…
A legendary sci-fi action comedy, Men in Black is loosely adapted from the homonymous comic book series created by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers. It was in 1997 that Barry Sonnenfeld’s film hit the screens. A phenomenal success at the box office, it is hailed for its screenplay, its sets and the performances of its iconic duo: Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Nominated three times for the Oscars, he won the prize for Best Makeup. Original and inventive, Men in Black is one of those cult films of the 90s that marked more than one generation. It gave birth to two sequels, Men in Black II (2002) and Men in Black 3 (2012), a derivative film, Men in Black: International (2019) and an animated series (1997 – 2001): here is a true franchise that has not finished talking about it!
8- Star Trek
Signed JJ Abrams, Star Trek tells the first trip – where no one has ever been – of the new crew of the USS Enterprise, the most sophisticated spacecraft in history. As a vengeful evil threatens the universe, the fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of two polar opposite officers: on the one hand, James Kirk, from rural Iowa, a hothead in search of thrills, and on the other, Spock, from a society based on logic and rejecting all forms of emotion. When the fiery instinct of one meets the pure reason of the other, an unlikely but powerful alliance is formed and will be the only ones able to face this terrible enemy.
Carried by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana and Zoe Saldana, the story takes place here in an alternate reality but beware, action and science fiction are always there – with humor as a bonus! The eleventh installment in the acclaimed franchise, it succeeds in uniting critics and audiences. The film, released in 2009, was nominated for several awards, including four Oscars, finally winning Best Makeup – the very first Star Trek to win the prestigious statuette! Followed by Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016), it is the starting point for a successful new adaptation of one of the greatest space odysseys of all time, quite simply.
9- Blade Runner 2049
In 2049, society is weakened by the many tensions between humans and their bioengineered slaves. Officer K is a Blade Runner tasked with finding and eliminating those who do not obey human orders. When he makes a discovery capable of changing the world, it is his turn to be hunted down in order to be eliminated. His only hope of getting out of it: to find Rick Deckard, a former Blade Runner, who has been missing for three decades…
Sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner, this new opus, signed Denis Villeneuve, marks the return of Harrison Ford in the role of Rick Deckard, now accompanied by Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Jared Leto. While ideas for a Blade Runner sequel were floated as early as the 1990s, licensing issues stalled their development. It will therefore have taken 35 years for a second part – successful – to see the light of day. Indeed, upon its release, Blade Runner 2049 was quickly acclaimed by critics thanks to its performances of actors, its direction, its cinematography and its special effects but also its editing, its soundtrack and its fidelity to the original feature film. .
10- I am a legend
When a virus, originally created to cure cancer, wipes out most of humanity, Robert Neville, a former US Army virologist, is the last man to haunt the ruins of New York. For 3 years, he has been broadcasting radio messages every day in the hope of finding other survivors. But Neville is not alone: mutants, victims of the virus, prowl the night. To survive, he has only one option: immune to the virus, he strives to develop a cure from his own blood.
A post-apocalyptic action thriller, I Am Legend is the third feature film adaptation—taking several liberties here—of Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel of the same name. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film quickly broke box office records when it was released in 2007. The public was won over and so were the critics, notably praising the artistic direction and performance of Will Smith. But I am a legend also relies on psychology more than action and thus wins its letters of nobility. Here, it is the silent wandering of its solitary hero that impresses but above all sends shivers down the spine. A tension that is difficult to bear, anxiety-provoking at will. His story is simple, cold and poignant, and leaves a lasting impression.
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