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The Best Futuristic Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

Finding a good Futuristic movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Futuristic movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Her

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8.0/10
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92/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Altered Carbon

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8.0/10
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83/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 10 episodes (56%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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3. Cloud Atlas

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7.4/10
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83/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1997
Animation, Anime

What it's about: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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5. Real Steel

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7.1/10
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82/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After his robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Freaks

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6.7/10
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81/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat - or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what's really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn't so simple, the danger is very real.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hoopla & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Bird Box

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6.6/10
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80/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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8. What Happened to Monday

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6.9/10
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79/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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9. The Shannara Chronicles

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7.2/10
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78/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A young Healer armed with an unpredictable magic guides a runaway Elf in her perilous quest to save the peoples of the Four Lands from an age-old Demon scourge.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (33%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 20 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 19 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Cargo

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6.3/10
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76/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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11. Advantageous

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6.2/10
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69/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Family

What it's about: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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12. Lockout

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6.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. The Space Between Us

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6.4/10
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66/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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8.3/10
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65/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny. This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (92%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, HBO MAX & 2 others).

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15. Cleverman

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6.4/10
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65/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: In the near future, creatures from ancient Aboriginal mythology endowed with extraordinary physical traits have emerged and must coexist with humans. Known as 'Hairypeople' they battle for survival in a world that wants to exploit and destroy them. One young man – The Cleverman – struggles with his own power and the responsibility to unite this divided world, but he must first overcome a deep estrangement from his older brother.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. Ten Years

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6.7/10
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64/100
Released: 2015
Drama

What it's about: Five thought-provoking shorts imagine what Hong Kong will be like ten years from now. In Extras, two genial low-level gangsters are hired to stage an attack, but they’re mere sacrificial lambs in a political conspiracy. Rebels strive to preserve destroyed homes and objects as specimens in the mesmerizing Season of the End. In Dialect, a taxi driver struggles to adjust after Putonghua displaces Cantonese as Hong Kong’s only official language. Following the death of a leading independence activist, an act of self-immolation outside the British consulate triggers questions and protests in the searing yet moving Self-Immolator. In Local Egg, a grocery shop owner worries about his son’s youth guard activities and where to buy eggs after Hong Kong’s last chicken farm closes down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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17. Knights of Sidonia

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7.8/10
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64/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: An alien race called Gauna has destroyed Earth. leaving humanity struggling to survive aboard the spaceship Sidonia. Even though it’s been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose grandfather secretly hid him in the forgotten bowels of Sidonia, it’s a strange new world as he’s forced to come to the surface. Yet his recruitment comes just in time, for the Gauna have suddenly reappeared.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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18. The Barrier

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6.4/10
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60/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: One family’s fight for survival in a future dystopian Madrid illustrates the disparity between two worlds separated by a fence — and so much more.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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19. Initial D

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58/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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20. Omniscient

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6.3/10
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56/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a city where citizens are monitored 24/7, a tech employee must outsmart her surveillance drone in order to investigate a murder.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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21. IO

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4.7/10
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55/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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22. Transfers

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7.3/10
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Year: 2017-2020Seasons: 1
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Thanks to science, after five years of coma, Florian has his mind transferred into another's body. Now he has to hide his identity, living as an officer with BATI, the anti-transfers unit.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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23. Altered Carbon: Resleeved

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6.5/10
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54/100
Released: 2020
Animation, Anime

What it's about: On the planet Latimer, Takeshi Kovacs must protect a tattooist while investigating the death of a yakuza boss alongside a no-nonsense CTAC.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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24. Expelled from Paradise

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54/100
Released: 2014
Animation, Anime

What it's about: A.D. 2400, DEVA's central council detects an incident of unauthorized access into their mainframe. Someone on Earth was trying to hack into the system. The only information DEVA was able to retrieve was that hacker referred to themselves as "Frontier Setter." To investigate the mysterious hacker's motives, the high officials of DEVA dispatch system Security Third Officer Angela Balzac to the Earth's surface. Equipped with a prosthetic "material body," Angela attempts to make contact with a local agent Dingo, but what awaited her instead was a swarm of Sandworms now infesting the Earth's surface. Angela intercepts the gruesome pests with her exoskeleton powered suit Arhan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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25. Ares

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6.2/10
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Released: 2016
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a near future, the world order has changed. With its 10 millions of unemployed citizens, France has now become a poor country. Its people wavers between rebellion and resignation and find an outlet in the shape of TV broadcast ultra brutal fights in which the players are legally doped and unscrupulous.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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26. Trash Truck

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8.8/10
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53/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Animation, Family

What it's about: Six-year old Hank and his best pal, a giant trash truck, explore the world around them on fantastical adventures with their animal friends.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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27. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

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6.2/10
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52/100
Year: 2020-2020Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: In the year 2045, after global capitalism has defaulted, Japan's elite Section 9 begins conducting covert cyber operations.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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28. Cagaster of an Insect Cage

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6.2/10
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49/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: Thirty years after a disease that turns the infected into carnivorous insects emerged, a young exterminator and a teenage girl search for her mother.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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29. Singularity

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3.8/10
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49/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: When Elias van Dorne, CEO of the world's largest robotics company, introduces his most powerful invention, Kronos-a super-computer designed to end all wars-it determines that humans are the biggest threat and launches a worldwide attack on mankind. A small band of survivors must form an unlikely alliance to survive the greatest artificial intelligence threat man will ever know.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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30. Shanghai Fortress

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4.3/10
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41/100
Released: 2019
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Set in the future, the city of Shanghai battle to defend itself against an ongoing attack by an alien force that has attacked and laid siege to numerous cities around the globe in it's quest to harvest a hidden energy only found on earth.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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31. Kong: King of the Apes

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5.7/10
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39/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Set in 2050, Kong becomes a wanted fugitive after wrecking havoc at Alcatraz Island’s Natural History and Marine Preserve. What most humans on the hunt for the formidable animal don’t realize, though, is that Kong was framed by an evil genius who plans to terrorize the world with an army of enormous robotic dinosaurs. As the only beast strong enough to save humanity from the mechanical dinos, Kong must rely on the help of three kids who know the truth about him.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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