New Sci-fi Movies Coming to Netflix in 2024 & Beyond


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Unlike some genres, science fiction is very much in at Netflix right now with their upcoming slate of “Geeked” content consisting of plenty of highly anticipated new sci-fi movies and series. Below, we’ll take a look at Netflix’s current slate of new sci-fi movies coming in 2024 and beyond.

Lots more genre previews on the way here at What’s on Netflix. We’ll have a separate preview for the upcoming sci-fi series on Netflix, and we’ll have a preview for the fantasy series coming up later this week. Already released previews include upcoming anime, games, and more.


New Sci-fi Movies Coming Soon to Netflix

Atlas

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Hoping to follow in the success of Jennifer Lopez’s first major Netflix movie, The Mother is the sci-fi action thriller Atlas.

The movie began its life as a script from The 2017 Black List, entered into production in mid-2022, and eventually wrapped up everything in mid-2023.

We’ve got more on Atlas in our full preview for the upcoming Netflix movie.


Biônicos

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New from Netflix Brazil will be the new sci-fi movie that concluded filming in 2022 and comes from director Afonso Poyart. The cast for the movie includes Gabz, Jessica Cores, Bruno Gagliasso, Miguel Falabella, and Emilly Nayara.

Here’s what you can expect from the film:

“When the progress of robotics makes Paralympic athletes the new sports stars, Maria dreams of competing against her sister. For that, she will have to enter a world of crime and violence.”


BioShock

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First announced in early 2022, this will serve as a film adaptation of the hit video game franchise from 2K Games with Francis Lawrence directing and Michael Green writing.

No word on how close this is to entering production right now, but we can say it’s one of our most anticipated upcoming sci-fi releases, given the video game world is so rich.


CODE 8: PART II

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The first Code 8 movie came after a successful crowdfunding campaign of a sci-fi short that took people by surprise on YouTube. After hitting Netflix and doing well in the Netflix top 10s, Netflix decided to give a sequel a green light.

Here’s the official synopsis for the sequel:

“In this sequel to Code 8, Connor (Robbie Amell) is out of prison and working as a janitor at a community center, having cut ties with his former criminal associate Garrett (Stephen Amell). Connor’s attempt at staying out of trouble is destroyed when he’s forced to help 14-year-old Pav (Sirena Gulamgaus) escape from a pack of corrupt officers led by Sergeant King (Alex Mallari Jr.). King uses the newly launched robotic K9’s to track Pav down, while Connor finds himself once again reaching out to Garrett and his crew for help, but can he trust the man who landed him in prison in the first place?”

No release date has yet been set for the movie, but last we heard, it was aiming for a February 2024 release date. Keep an eye out for our preview of the upcoming movie for the latest.


I Am Not Alone

Announced in March 2023 was the fact that Netflix had won the auction to adapt a short story called I Am Not Alone, which is a sci-fi terror tale by Chris Hicks with Misha Green writing and serving as a star-vehicle for Jessica Chastain.


Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver

Coming to Netflix: April 19th

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Sofia Boutella as Kora in Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver. Cr. Netflix ©2024.

Netflix’s big new fantasy/sci-fi movie franchise from Zack Snyder kicked off over the Christmas break in 2023 and will continue with the second part in April 2024, promising to up the ante further.

Sofia Boutella, as Kora, will be leading a great of rebels into battle against the Motherworld.

Don’t forget that we should also see the expanded (and reportedly better) R-rated cut of the first film at some point throughout 2024, too.


Spaceman 

Coming to Netflix: March 1st

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Adam Sandler will be making his sci-if debut on Netflix in March with the highly anticipated adaptation of the novel by Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar with Johan Renck directing.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“As an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust finds his earthly life falling to pieces, he turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship.”


The Electric State

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Anthony and Joe Russo burst onto Netflix with their 2022 action movie The Grey Man, which went on to become one of the streamer’s biggest movies, and next up is the highly ambitious adaptation of Simon Stålenhag’s graphic novel of the same name.

Starring Millie Bobby Brown and Chris Pratt, you’ll follow a young girl who traverses America’s heartland with a small robot in search of her younger brother.


The Great Flood

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The upcoming disaster sci-fi movie The Great Flood, also known as Daehongsu, is currently in post-production and comes from director Byung-woo Kim.

It is set during Earth’s final day and is centered around a catastrophic global flood. We’ll follow a group of individuals striving to survive with their dwindling hope, trapped inside an apartment rapidly being submerged by the relentless floodwaters.

More on the upcoming Korean movie in our preview.


The Kitchen

Coming to Netflix: January 18th

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Set in a futuristic London where rent prices are out of control, one community remains that exemplifies the gap between rich and poor – The Kitchen. The giant tower block is home to a bustling community but is at risk from constant raids. Living in the building is one man who is desperate to get out, but after meeting a young boy, his motivations about moving out might be at risk of changing.

Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya directed the film, with Kane Robinson and Jedaiah Bannerman leading the cast.

The movie first premiered at the BFI Film Festival in October 2023 and will get a small theatrical release in the UK ahead of its January 18th premiere.


The Mothership

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Will this movie ever be released? Fingers crossed that 2024 will be the year it does, after all, we first saw The Mothership listed in Netflix’s 2022 movie preview, and it’s still not out two years later.

Directed and written by Matt Charman (who has since collaborated with Netflix on Treason and a yet-to-be-announced project), the movie follows Sara Morse (played by Halle Berry), who is hunting for her husband after he mysteriously disappeared.


Uglies

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Another movie very much M.I.A at the moment is Uglies which originally completed filming back in 2021. Coming from director McG, the movie is based on the novel by Scott Westerfeld that sees Joey King play the role of Tally Youngblood.

The futuristic setting sees everyone having to undergo a compulsory operation that makes everyone pretty.


For time and the fact we don’t have much information on certain titles, here are a few more sci-fi movies on the way:

  • Brad Bird will be directing for Skydance Animation a movie called Ray Gunn which is described as an animated sci-fi movie.
  • Satellite was first announced by Netflix and Higher Ground Productions back in 2021 but has gone quiet since. Would be made in collaboration with Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s T Street with Ola Shokunbi writing.
  • Jordan Vogt-Roberts is on board to direct a live-action Gundam movie.
  • A sequel to the Netflix sci-fi Spanish hit The Platform was announced to be in development in May 2023.

Before we leave you, we thought we’d mention a few of the sci-fi books Netflix has optioned over the past year, or we’ve discovered to be in development, but in the case of the latter, it’s unclear what format it’ll eventually be in.

Firstly, we have The Themis Files, which we discovered to be in development as feature films last year with Amblin developing. Based on novels by Sylvain Neuvel, the story revolves around the discovery of giant, ancient alien robots on Earth and the subsequent political, scientific, and existential crises that follow.

We can also see that Netflix optioned many sci-fi books from the beloved American science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler including Imago and Dawn. More to come on this one.

What new sci-fi movie are you looking forward to watching on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.



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