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We’re less than a hair’s breadth away from December, which means it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2023. If you’re searching for some sci-fi movies to watch on Netflix to whittle away the final days of November, you’re in luck: We’ve cherry-picked only the best of the best to stream this month.
Each month, we pick the best science fiction movies for you to watch at home on the platform, tailored to the time of year, what’s out in theaters, or just straight up vibes. This November, we have a spacefaring adventure with lots of action, the highly-anticipated follow-up to one of the most definitive animated features of the 2010s, and a beautiful black-and-white short film about a pair of orchard keepers living in the post-apocalypse.
Let’s get into it!
Director: Liam O’Donnell
Cast: Lindsey Morgan, Jonathan Howard, Daniel Bernhardt
If you tire of modern, all-VFX science fiction blockbusters, this one’s for you. With delightful practical alien suits and sets that immerse you in the movie’s universe from the start, the third movie in writer-director Liam O’Donnell’s trilogy is the best in the bunch.
Set after the events of Beyond Skyline (also on Netflix and worth watching, but you can safely skip the first one), Skylines follows superhero captain Rose Corley (Lindsey Morgan, in what should be a career-making performance) and her wise-cracking brother, Trent (Jeremy Fitzgerald), as they look to save billions of alien-human hybrids from a deadly disease. Coupled with the return of Yayan Ruhian (The Raid) and the additions of iconic action actors Daniel Bernhardt and Rhona Mitra, Skylines is top-tier modern genre filmmaking and a genuinely fun time at the movies. It’s recently been re-added toRead more on polygon.com