Science Fiction movies from around the world (movie roundup)

The long awaited, big budget South Korean science fiction movie Space Sweepers is finally here. Seems like a good chance to talk a little about some of the recent science fiction films from around the world.

Space Sweepers (South Korea)

Poster for Space Sweepers, a South Korean science fiction movie streaming on Netflix

Set in 2092, spaceship Victory is one of the many that live off salvaging space debris. Crewed with a genius space pilot Tae-ho(Song Joong-ki), a mysterious ex-space pirate Captain Jang(Kim Tae-ri), an spaceship engineer Tiger Park(Jin Sun-kyu), and a reprogrammed military robot Bubs(Yoo Hai-jin), Spaceship Victory surpasses all other space sweepers. After successfully snatching a crashed space shuttle in the latest debris chase, Victory’s crew find a 7-year-old girl inside. They realize that she’s the humanlike robot wanted by UTS Space Guards, and decide to demand ransom in exchange.

Space Sweepers is a total blast. It’s blistering pace rips along, the action scenes are intense, and you’ll just love these characters.


Poster for Cargo, a Hindi language science fiction movie streaming on Netflix

Aboard a spaceship where souls of the deceased are readied for reincarnation, a lone crew member’s rigid existence is disrupted by a spry new assistant.

For conversational purposes it totally works to say that Cargo is The Good Place in space. Not that it is exactly the same as The Good Place but that they operate on a similar wavelength and that if you like one, you’ll probably like the other.

The Wandering Earth

Poster for The Wandering Earth, a Chinese science fiction movie streaming on Netflix

When the sun dies out, the people of Earth build giant thrusters to move the planet out of orbit and sail to a new star system. After 2,500 years, young people continue the fight for everyone’s survival.

The Wandering Earth is a slick looking and fast paced and worth checking out.

All three movies are currently streaming on Netflix

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