Three Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix To Stream Right Now

By Steven Nelson | Published

When it comes to sci-fi movies, Netflix has users more than covered. Over the years they’ve amassed a sizeable collection of original content while also bringing on a number of fan-favorite hits in the genre. If you are looking for a science fiction watch on the next binge night, they’ve got titles with Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more.

Let’s take a look at three sci-fi movies to stream next time you are on Netflix.

They Cloned Tyrone

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After a recent health scare, Jamie Foxx returns to the screen in the hit movie They Cloned Tyrone, now available on Netflix. Blending comedy, sci-fi, and mystery, the film marks Juel Taylor’s directorial debut.

Foxx leads an ensemble cast including John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, David Alan Grier, and Kiefer Sutherland. Premiering at the American Black Film Festival, it gained acclaim before arriving on Netflix on July 21.

Foxx plays Slick Charles, who buys drugs from Boyega’s Fontaine. In a crime-ridden retro-futuristic neighborhood, Fontaine is killed by rival drug dealer Isaac but surprisingly reappears the next day.

Foxx, Boyega, and Parris delve into an investigation, uncovering a lab with cloned bodies and dystopian narcotics. The movie explores societal critiques, especially consumerism.

As they navigate a laughing epidemic caused by a secret ingredient in a fried chicken joint, they realize Fontaine is at the core of sinister cloning experiments. Drawing inspiration from blaxploitation films and modern sci-fi, the film is a testament to Foxx’s commitment despite his health challenges.

They Cloned Tyrone received praise, boasting a 94% critics’ rating and a 100% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics commend Foxx’s performance and Taylor’s direction, likening it to the surrealist classic Sorry To Bother You. Similar in genre, Sorry To Bother You was directed by Boots Riley, who now helms the Amazon series I’m A Virgo.

For those craving Foxx’s talent post-health scare amidst industry strikes, They Cloned Tyrone is a must-watch on Netflix, offering a unique blend of genres and social commentary.

Terminator Genisys

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Arnold Schwarzenegger made his Netflix TV debut in FUBAR this summer, but now attention is on one of his classic roles. In Terminator Genisys, he portrays both hero and villain. This film, directed by Alan Taylor, rebooted the franchise, ignoring previous sequels and TV spin-offs.

Jai Courtney stars as Kyle Reese, sent from 2029 to 1984 to save Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). But Skynet already sent a Terminator. Schwarzenegger reprises the Terminator role, alongside a cast including Matt Smith, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, and more.

Terminator Genisys scored $440.6 million globally, prompting the team to reboot the story. Skydance Productions obtained James Cameron’s blessing to revive the original vision from the 1984 film and its sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.


Impressively, the film’s success came despite intricate VFX bringing Schwarzenegger’s character and the post-apocalyptic world to life. Yet, reviews were mixed, criticizing the script and direction. Plans for a sequel were abandoned due to negativity.

Cameron reclaimed the franchise and produced Terminator: Dark Fate, erasing Terminator 3, Terminator Salvation, and Genisys. This sequel, directed by Tim Miller, had Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton returning, but poor box office performance marked the end of the series.

Schwarzenegger’s return to film is in David Sandberg’s comedy martial arts film, Kung Fury 2. He’ll join Alexandra Shipp, Michael Fassbender, and more. He found TV success in FUBAR, and a second season was greenlit on Netflix.

For action fans, Terminator Genisys is a must-watch on Netflix, showcasing Schwarzenegger’s iconic role.



Navigating the vast expanse of Netflix titles for hidden gems can be overwhelming. Among the Netflix originals, the German sci-fi film Paradise stands out, though not flawless, it shines brighter than many.

Paradise unfolds in a dystopian future where a genetics company seeks eternal youth, but at a cost: they take youth from others. People donate years of their lives, aging physically while another person gets their youth.

Initially, it appears like a way to earn quick money, akin to plasma donation, not ideal but not lethal either. However, where there’s power, corruption lurks. The wealthy exploit the process to stay young, turning youth into a currency. The story follows Max and Elena, a married couple. After a financial catastrophe, a bank claims 40 years of Elena’s life.

The film evolves into a thriller filled with twists as Max and Elena uncover a way to reverse the procedure. They embark on a mission to reclaim the stolen years, navigating a race against time.


Paradise arrived on Netflix on July 27, 2023, receiving mixed reviews: a 56% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes and 55% Audience score. Audience reviews celebrate its originality and embracing of its unique premise, qualities sometimes missing in domestic films.

Paradise stands on the shoulders of a solid ensemble cast, mostly German talents from film and TV. Directed by Boris Kunz, Tomas Jonsgarden, and Indre Juskute, it’s penned by Simon Amberger, Peter Kocyla, and Boris Kunz.

In the realm of Netflix’s German content, Paradise isn’t alone. Works like All Quiet on the Western Front gained recognition, and the popular series Dark garnered attention for its complex time-bending narrative, often compared to a darker version of Stranger Things.

Paradise offers an enjoyable sci-fi thrill, worth watching on Netflix with subtitles. Don’t hesitate; time waits for no one.