Best Sci-fi Movies on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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49. The Midnight After

Released on: April 10, 2014

Directed by: Fruit Chan

Written by: Chan Fai-hung, Kong Ho-yan

Starring: Wong You-nam, Janice Man, Simon Yam

This South Korean post-apocalyptic film has dark subject matter, but it takes a comedic approach (albeit, with a very dark comedic approach). It took a web-based book from a South Korean sci-fi board HKGolden and turned it into a full-length film that had its debut at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The good news about this well-received film is that a sequel is likely since the first film didn’t take the whole of the subject matter of the books. And since it received such wide acclaim from horror/sci-fi fans, a sequel will be welcomed, to say the least. Those who are interested in the source material are welcome to check out Lost on a Red Mini Bus to Taipo. Mr. Pizza’s web-book is also now available in print form.

The one thing that some may find off-putting about the film is that it’s very “hyper-local”; in other words, it contains pop culture references, locations, and idiomatic phrases that are exclusive to South Korea, and because it’s such a “remote” place for Americans, it will be a little hard to follow from time to time. Still, if you can overlook the remoteness, and focus on the story, it’s actually quite hilarious.