The Best Sci-Fi Movies to Stream on Netflix This November

As we approach the end of 2023, it’s time to cozy up and enjoy some thrilling sci-fi movies on Netflix. This month, we’ve handpicked the cream of the crop to cater to all your science fiction cravings. From spacefaring adventures to animated sequels and thought-provoking short films, there’s something for everyone. So grab your popcorn and get ready for a cinematic journey through the cosmos.

Skylines: A Practical Effects Delight
Director: Liam O’Donnell
Cast: Lindsey Morgan, Jonathan Howard, Daniel Bernhardt

If you’re tired of the all-VFX extravaganzas that dominate modern science fiction, “Skylines” is the breath of fresh air you’ve been waiting for. The third installment in Liam O’Donnell’s trilogy, this film boasts practical alien suits and meticulously crafted sets that transport you into its immersive universe. Following the events of “Beyond Skyline,” the movie introduces us to superhero captain Rose Corley (Lindsey Morgan) and her wisecracking brother Trent (Jeremy Fitzgerald) as they embark on a mission to save billions of alien-human hybrids from a deadly disease. With the return of action veterans Yayan Ruhian and the additions of Daniel Bernhardt and Rhona Mitra, “Skylines” is a testament to top-tier genre filmmaking and promises an exhilarating experience.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: Lightning Strikes Twice
Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” took the world by storm in 2018, and its highly-anticipated sequel, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” continues to captivate audiences. This animated masterpiece not only lives up to the expectations set by its predecessor but also raises the bar for American animated storytelling. Set in a universe-hopping adventure, we follow a young man’s quest to define his own identity and destiny amidst countless alternate universe counterparts. With its visually stunning spectacle and compelling sci-fi narrative, this film leaves us craving more and eagerly anticipating its forthcoming sequel.

In Vitro: A Beautiful Conventional Short Film
Directors: Søren Lind, Larissa Sansour
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Walaa Eltiti

For those seeking unconventional sci-fi experiences, “In Vitro” is a hidden gem tucked away in Netflix’s streaming library. This short film takes us to a cavernous bunker beneath Bethlehem, 30 years after a global ecological disaster. The story revolves around Dunia (Hiam Abbass), a 70-year-old scientist on her deathbed, and Alia (Maisa Abd Elhadi), a clone of Dunia’s younger self and her immediate successor. Dunia has dedicated her remaining years to cultivating plants that can revive the surface with life. Through their conversation, the film explores themes of time, memory, and heritage, as the pair debates their obligations to the past and the future. With its stunning monochromatic cinematography and inventive split-channel presentation, “In Vitro” offers a captivating tale of ecological renewal and intergenerational conflict.


As the year draws to a close, Netflix brings us a diverse selection of sci-fi movies to entertain and inspire. From the practical effects wonder of “Skylines” to the animated brilliance of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” and the thought-provoking beauty of “In Vitro,” there’s no shortage of cinematic adventures to embark upon. So sit back, relax, and let these films transport you to otherworldly realms, where the boundaries of imagination are pushed to their limits. Happy streaming!






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