25 most intriguing sci-fi movies on Netflix

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Sci-fi movies on Netflix: The Wandering Earth (2019)

The Wandering Earth is no ordinary science fiction film, and it’s probably one of the biggest Netflix has to offer. The Hollywood Reporter describes it as “China’s first full-scale interstellar spectacular,” and it is one of that country’s highest-grossing films of all time as well as one of the highest-grossing non-English films. One of the main reasons the film has garnered much attention is the high stakes, flat-out brilliant narrative.

The story takes place in the year 2061, where the sun threatens to engulf the Earth’s orbit forcing the nations to consolidate into the United Earth Government. Together they initiate a project that will move the Earth out of its current solar system into the Alpha Centauri system, which is 4.2 light-years away. The award-winning feature showcases the devastation that would occur from the planet leaving its orbit and the necessary steps the human race must take to ensure its survival.

Specifically, The Wandering Earth centers on a group of rescue workers and astronauts working to make sure the Earth stays on course and prevent a collision with Jupiter. The entire endeavor is a gorgeously realized, bold sci-fi adventure filled with pitch-perfect tension and excellent visuals, making this international hit one Netflix subscribers need to explore.