A good fantasy or sci-fi show is a great way to take you out of the present day and allow you to be lost in a world that might not be real. These types of shows have picked up recently, with Netflix debuting Stranger Things and HBO offering up Westworld, people can’t get enough of these epic fantasy and sci-fi tv shows.
With popularity growing, you might want to investigate even more fantasy or sci-fi shows to keep your addiction alive. Netflix has a wide variety of amazing and epic shows you can stream all day and get a good binge session from. Here are some of our favorite epic fantasy and sci-fi tv shows you can stream on Netflix.
Black Mirror (2011-Present)
Black Mirror is an anthology series that is brought to you by Charlie Brooker. If you loved the Twilight Zone, then Black Mirror is right up that alley. The show investigates the consequences of new technology and the impact it can have on the future and the new generation. Each episode is a standalone episode that is set in the future or an alternative present.
The show can be dark at times but also satirical, although some of the episodes can be a little lighter and funny. Currently, the show has five seasons, or as Netflix calls them, series. It is unknown if another series will make its way to Netflix any time soon.
The Magicians (2015-2020)
The Magicians is perfect for all fantasy lovers out there. The show follows Quentin who enrolls in Brakesbill University for Magical pedagogy or a college for magicians. In the show, you follow a group of students who are trying to hone their skills in a magical world that they never knew was real.
The show follows the book that was written by Lev Grossman. Throughout the series, you will see the students observe an imaginative world that is fascinating but also dangerous with extreme consequences.
Johan Hill and Emma Stone appear in this wild sci-fi show that follows participants that participate in a clinical drug trial. During the trial, patients swallow pills that should help resolve their past traumas, but the AI that is running the experiment begins to malfunction and everything changes.
The show dives deep into mental illness but still has a lot of sci-fi plot to it. Maniac can be a little weird and hard to get into but trust us, hang tight through the first few episodes, and you’ll be addicted.
The 100 (2014-2020)
A fan favorite, The 100 is set in a post-apocalyptic time that follows a group of teens that are sent to Earth from a colony that is floating in space. The show follows factions that can’t get along, and a lot of drama and fighting occurs. The show is a little dark, but it is still great for teenagers.
The show was adapted from a YA series written by Kass Morgan and is a blend of sci-fi but intense romance we all love. Don’t get attached to any characters because who knows if they will make it out alive.
Outlander is a cult favorite right now in the sci-fi world and follows the book series written by Diana Baldon. The show revolves around a WWII nurse named Claire that somehow is transported in time to Scotland 1743 where she meets Jamie. The show has a lot of time travel that offers intimate scenes and a lot of historical events.
Fans love the romance between Jamie and Claire, but the show offers a weird Star Trek feel that some people can take and others don’t love as much. The show is still going strong even after six years.
Eight strangers wake up together, and although they don’t know each other, they are somehow connected. The eight strangers figure out they are being hunted down and are known as the sensates. Now they need to stay together to survive but still figure out why they are so special. The show follows a Matrix frame with the storyline but also has a little politics thrown into it.
The show was cancelled after a few seasons and fans were devastated when it was cancelled in 2018. The show is very dynamic and a great sci-fi show you can easily binge in a few days.
Stranger Things (2016-Present)
We can’t have an epic list of Netflix shows and not include Stranger Things. The show is set in the ‘80s and has a ton of paranormal activity. It follows a group of teen friends that are getting everything thrown at them, other dimensions, monsters, weird Russian conspiracy plots, and a bunch of pop culture.
The show is binge-worthy, and you instantly get hooked with the first few episodes. The seasons get a lot wilder, and you can’t help but keep your eyes glued to the screen. The newest season has recently announced but doesn’t Google anything if you want to stay spoiler-free.
The Society (2019-Present)
We are introduced to a group of high school students who are without parents, siblings, or anyone in their small town. It seems that everyone but this group has been erased from the world and their town has been cut off from the rest of the world. The students decide to create their own government and try to keep peace in their city while they figure out what is happening around them.
The Society talks heavily of politics and is a little modern-day but still has a similar feel to The Hunger Games or The Divergent with its political blend.
The Umbrella Academy (2019-Present)
Netflix created its own series that follows the comics that were created by Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance. The show follows a series of superheroes that all have weird powers. The group grew up together in a mansion, and there is a lot of time-travel, explosions, and a nice sibling relationship.
The show may sound weird, but it is pretty good and offers some funny moments and terrific action sequences. The second season was just released on Netflix and fans went wild for it.
Nightflyers was created by none other than George R.R. Martin. The show follows a space crew that faces some disturbing things when they get to the edge of the solar system. The show is dark and terrifying and even a little weird.
Nightflyers are bingeable, and you won’t be able to turn away as you watch the crew meet a disturbing fate. If you loved Game of Thrones, then you will love Nightflyers.
Sci-fi and fantasy shows are great to get lost in, imagine another world and have an endless discussion with your friends about. Some of the shows we listed are bingeable, and others are great to watch with your partner. No matter which shows you pick, you will instantly be hooked and not able to leave your couch until you finish the entire season.