Due to the pandemic, sometimes being contained in one space makes you wish you could transport yourself to another time where we can all go out again. Either to escape or to unleash your imagination for a bit, watching heroic characters beat monstrous antagonists is undeniably satisfying. So if you’re looking for a mind-bending plot to binge, look no further because we've listed down all of our favorite sci-fi series on Netflix.
10 Sci-Fi Netflix Shows That Will Transport You Out of Here
1. Stranger Things
Stranger Things debuted its first season in 2016. The popular series was crowned six Emmy awards and three Grammys, so it is no doubt that this show is something you definitely wouldn't want to miss. Set in Indiana in the ‘80s, a bunch of kids fight monsters in order to close a foreign dimension which a secret government lab accidentally opened. With the help of their friend, Eleven, who has the power of telekinesis, the group embarks on a journey to save their small town. In case you want to binge the series, we urge you to wait for its fourth and last season since it's finally coming to Netflix in 2022!
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder
2. The Umbrella Academy
Based on a comic written by Gerard Way, this series revolves around the lives of siblings who were all adopted by a scientist dad. Since they were young, he conducted an experiment on them that gave them super capabilities. Upon the mysterious death of their father, they unravel the truth behind their dysfunctional family during an impending apocalypse.
Starring: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
3. The Rain
In this apocalyptic Danish series that's centered on a group of teenagers, they're on a survival mission to find the reason behind the toxic rain that turns people into zombies. With its final installment last 2020, this binge-worthy series consists of plot twists that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Starring: Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Mikkel Følsgaard
4. The Society
After a field trip, a group of high school students returns to their small town only to discover that everyone else has mysteriously disappeared. Left to survive on their own with no internet and limited resources, the teenagers are stuck inside a dense forest in which in another portal, it's been years since their families concluded they were dead.
Starring: Kathryn Newton, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Kristine Froseth
Dark is a German TV show that explores four families to decipher a ominous time travel effect that greatly affects the human nature within several generations. The consequences of time causes their family members to suddenly disappear while exposing entangled ties they never saw coming.
Starring: Louis Hofmann, Julika Jenkins, Andreas Pietschmann
6. Into the Night
Everyone in the world has dropped dead due to exposure to sunlight when a NATO soldier quickly hijacks the only airplane that was scheduled to fly out of Brussels at night. In attempt to survive this supernatural phenomenon, all the passengers and crew members transfer from one country to the next in order to loot enough resources for everyone just in time before the sun reaches them.
Starring: Pauline Etienne, Laurent Capelluto, Astrid Whettnall
7. The 100
This apocalyptic series follows a group of survivors who successfully survived living in space stations called the Ark—nine decades after a nuclear bomb wiped out the rest of the population on Earth. When their life systems in space begin to fall scarce, the adults force one hundred juvenile detainees to return to Earth to collect resources despite not knowing if it's even safe to go back.
Starring: Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos
8. Love Death + Robots
This Netflix anthology animated series that's all about—yup, you guessed it—love, death, and robots rose to fame back in 2019. Its stunning art style also changes every time, leaving you an exhilarating experience to look forward to each episode. With its plot twists and existential lessons, this two-part series is truly a masterpiece.
Producers: David Fincher, Tim Miller, Joshua Donen, Jennifer Miller
Maniac is a limited series following a story of a boy and a girl who voluntarily join a drug trial experiment in which the two strangers swallow alphabetical pills that bring them back to their past traumas. Besides their ultimate goal to resolve their internal issues, they quicky become each other's support system that slowly turns into something more.
Starring: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill
10. Alice in Borderland
Based on the manga of the same name by Haro Aso, a gamer finds himself in a abandoned city of Tokyo. Along with his friends, they are forced to play a mysterious game in order to get a "pass" to live. If they fail to complete the challenge given to them, you are bound to be executed by red lasers coming from the sky. In a race to keep their visas intact, the group of friends aim to win every game while figuring out what happened to their hometown.
Starring: Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya