As we stand on the cusp of December, bidding farewell to 2023, what better way to wrap up the year than with a cinematic journey into the realms of science fiction? Netflix, the streaming giant, has an impressive lineup of sci-fi movies for you to explore in these final days of November. We’ve handpicked the best of the best, offering a mix of spacefaring adventures, animated brilliance, and thought-provoking short films.
Director: Liam O’Donnell Cast: Lindsey Morgan, Jonathan Howard, Daniel Bernhardt
Escape the realm of all-VFX science fiction blockbusters and immerse yourself in the delightful practicality of “Skylines.” The third installment in Liam O’Donnell’s trilogy boasts captivating practical alien suits and sets that transport you into the heart of the movie’s universe.
Following the events of “Beyond Skyline,” the film introduces superhero Captain Rose Corley (Lindsey Morgan) and her wise-cracking brother Trent (Jeremy Fitzgerald) as they embark on a mission to save billions of alien-human hybrids from a deadly disease. With a blend of modern genre filmmaking, iconic action actors, and a genuinely fun storyline, “Skylines” is a top-tier choice for sci-fi enthusiasts.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac
The sequel to the groundbreaking “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” continues the exhilarating universe-hopping sci-fi adventure.
This animated masterpiece, featuring the beloved web-slinger, offers a thrilling visual spectacle and a compelling narrative about identity and destiny. Even if you’re not a Spider-Man aficionado, the film stands as a testament to American animated storytelling, delivering lightning in a bottle for the second time.
Directors: Søren Lind, Larissa Sansour Cast: Hiam Abbass, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Walaa Eltiti
For those seeking an unconventional and visually stunning experience, “In Vitro” is a hidden treasure in Netflix’s library. Set 30 years after a global ecological disaster, the short film unfolds in a bunker beneath Bethlehem. Centering on Dunia, a 70-year-old scientist, and Alia, a clone of Dunia’s younger self, the narrative explores themes of time, memory, and heritage.
The captivating conversation between the two characters delves into ecological renewal and intergenerational conflict, all presented with breathtaking monochromatic cinematography and inventive split-channel presentation.
As we step into the last days of November, these sci-fi gems on Netflix promise a cinematic journey that spans the cosmos, dimensions, and the depths of human experience. Grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite spot, and let the sci-fi adventures unfold!