10 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant

Netflix Instant Play has a very limited choice of Sci-Fi films available, but among them are several gems worth noting. If you’re interested in the best science fiction TV shows on Netflix Instant, follow the link to check out the article.

You will probably have a difference of opinion with these 10, either with the order or with their very presence on the list. However, let us try to remember that taste in regards to nearly everything is subjective. Enjoy!


10.) THE MAN FROM EARTH (2007)

The Man From EarthAn impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he is an immortal who has walked the earth for 14,000 years


9.) A BOY AND HIS DOG (1976)

A Boy and His DogA post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved. The daughter of one of the leaders of the community seduces and lures him below, where the citizens have become unable to reproduce because of being underground so long. They use him for impregnation purposes, and then plan to be rid of him.


8.) THE TERMINATOR (1984)

The TerminatorA human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor; Kyle Reese is sent to stop it.


7.) GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)

GhostbustersThree unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.


6.) STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997)

Starship TroopersHumans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. Based on Robert E Heinlein’s 1959 sci-fi epic.


5.) DEMOLITION MAN (1993)

Demolition ManA cop is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent enemy who is loose in a nonviolent future society.


4.) ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless MindA couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.


3.) ROBOCOP (1987)

RobocopIn a dystopic & crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him.


2.) PLANET OF THE APES (1968)

Planet of the ApesAn astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.


1.) DONNIE DARKO (2001)

Donnie DarkoA troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Thanks to IMDB.com for the descriptions!

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Star Trek TV Shows Coming to Netflix

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In late February, 2011, Netflix announced by way of their official blog that select TV shows from CBS will begin via their streaming service. For fans of sci-fi this meant the ability in the future to watch all generations throughout the rich legacy of live-action Star Trek.

The initial announcement stated the episodes would begin in early April but according to TrekMovie.com the shows will be available for streaming on July 1st, 2011. This includes Star Trek Voyager, Enterprise, The Next Generation, TOS & DS9. However, DS9 will launch on October 1st with TOS & Enterprise availability in HD. Additionally, subscribers will be able to view another sci-fi favorite: The Twilight Zone.

“This deal recognizes the increasing value of our content in today’s marketplace,” said Scott Koondel, President of Distribution, CBS Television Distribution. “More and more, people want to be able to access our programming on a wide variety of platforms. We are very pleased that the titles offered through this deal will now also be made available to a whole new community through the terrific and convenient service that Netflix offers. We will continue to pursue additional non-exclusive distribution partners that are additive to our overall business.”

Netflix will now be the only online premium subscription service to offer shows from all four of the major broadcast networks.

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