14 Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi Films To Stream On Netflix Right Now

Strange, inspiring movies to keep you up at night.

Ex Machina
Universal Pictures

Having your mind blown is by no means a new concept (even if the phrase seems to be), but Netflix has made the occurrence much simpler to achieve. The streaming service (has made watching movies and television much simpler and has allowed for many films that got swept under the rug to have a second life.

Many indies that don’t have the budget to astonish with A-list actors or VFX will rely on a story that sticks in the minds of its audience in order to become notable. Netflix makes their money on people maintaining their subscriptions so not only will they try to make sure to lease the best films, but they’ve also aggressively started to produce their own content.

Films that get stuck in your craw for days afterwards are not everyone’s cup of tea, but for those that they are, Netflix has some that will definitely satisfy...

14. Mr. Nobody

Ex Machina
Magnolia Pictures

Fate can be cruel or it can be pleasant: either way there’s no way to escape it. The film tells of Nemo Nobody, who at a young age makes a decision that will affect the rest of his life (as all decisions do). Showing Nemo’s life, and the alternate realities his decisions have created, the film is as visually stunning as it is ambitious.

Jared Leto’s gives a singular performance that’s in the vain of the ensemble’s full range in Cloud Atlas. The movie makes the viewers think about not only the choices they make and what it means for their life, but how time is precious. A line of dialogue articulately explains the protagonist’s main conflict, “The smoke comes out of Daddy's cigarette, but it never goes back in. We cannot go back. That's why it's hard to choose.”

Don’t let the film’s box office bombing scare you away, the film has become a cult classic that rivals that of Predestination or Interstellar in its observation of time and choice.

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