Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots: Ranking The Best And Worst Episodes Source: Netflix

Have you had a chance to watch Love, Death + Robots yet?

The adult-themed Netflix series is an 18-episode anthology of animated shorts. The episodes vary in length, with the longest being 17 minutes and shortest clocking in at only six. None of the episodes connect to the others in any way, and at least a dozen different animation studios were tasked with bringing each story to life. In fact, only a couple of studios worked on more than one episode each, which is what made each episode so unique.

Join us as we take rank the best and worst episodes of Netflix‘s Love, Death + Robots. 

Beyond the Aquila Rift – WORST

Runtime: 17 minutes

Synopsis: Blue Goose’s crew—Thom, Suzy, and Ray—are on a mission to reach beyond the Aquila Rift, but an error in the routing plot causes unexpected events to happen.

Directed by: Léon Bérelle, Dominique Boidin, Rémi Kozyra, Maxime Luère

Based on a story by: Alastair Reynolds

Animation producer(s): Unit Image Source: Netflix

Lucky 13 – BEST

Runtime: 15 minutes

Synopsis: A pilot recalls her missions aboard the dropship Lucky 13, which had already lost two crews before.

Directed by: Jerome Chen

Based on a story by: Joe Lansdale

Animation producer(s): Platige Image Studio Source: Netflix

Helping Hand – WORST

Runtime: 10 minutes

Synopsis: An astronaut faces a life or death situation after an accident while spacewalking in orbit.

Directed by: Jon Yeo

Based on a story by: Claudine Griggs

Animation producer(s): Axis Studio Source: Netflix

The Witness – BEST

Runtime: 12 minutes

Synopsis: A woman witnesses a murder in a building in front of the hotel where she is staying. Cat-and-mouse game begins when she comes eye to eye with the murderer.

Directed by: Alberto Mielgo

Based on a story by: Alberto Mielgo

Animation producer(s): Pinkman.TV Source: Netflix

Blindspot – WORST

Runtime: 9 minutes

Synopsis: A cyborg crew attempts to rob a convoy.

Directed by: Vitaliy Shushko

Based on a story by: Vitaliy Shushko

Animation producer(s): Passion Animation Studios Source: Netflix

Secret War – BEST

Runtime: 16 minutes

Synopsis: A platoon of Red Army soldiers hunt down the undead in the forests of Siberia.

Directed by: Philip Gelatt

Based on a story by: David W. Amendola

Animation producer(s): Digic Pictures Source: Netflix

Zima Blue – WORST

Runtime: 10 minutes

Synopsis: A reclusive artist gives a final interview after 100 years.

Directed by: Robert Valley

Based on a story by: Alastair Reynolds

Animation producer(s): Passion Animation Studios Source: Netflix

When The Yogurt Took Over – BEST

Runtime: 6 minutes

Synopsis: Yogurt developed by scientists becomes sentient and takes over the world.

Directed by: Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres

Based on a story by: John Scalzi

Animation producer(s): Blow Studio Source: Netflix

Sucker of Souls – WORST

Runtime: 13 minutes

Synopsis: Awakened by an archaeological excavation, a bloodthirsty demon fights a crew of mercenaries.

Directed by: Owen Sullivan

Based on a story by: Kirsten Cross

Animation producer(s): Studio La Cachette Source: Netflix

Three Robots – BEST

Runtime: 12 minutes

Synopsis: After the destruction of humanity, three robots take a vacation tour around the seemingly abandoned city, trying to understand how humans lived based on their limited knowledge of them and the things they left behind. The surprise comes when they meet a cat.

Directed by: Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres

Based on a story by: John Scalzi

Animation producer(s): Blow Studio Source: Netflix

The Dump – WORST

Runtime: 11 minutes

Synopsis: A city inspector tries to convince Ugly Dave to move out of his house which is located in a dump. However, Dave and his pet are not intent on doing so.

Directed by: Javier Recio Gracia

Based on a story by: Joe R. Lansdale

Animation producer(s): Able & Baker Source: Netflix

Good Hunting – BEST

Runtime: 17 minutes

Synopsis: In early 20th century China, a boy becomes friends with a shape-shifting huli jing after his father kills the huli jing’s mother. Years later, living in a steampunk Hong-Kong, they find each other again.

Directed by: Oliver Thomas

Based on a story by: Ken Liu

Animation producer(s): Red Dog Culture House Source: Netflix

Alternative Histories – WORST

Runtime: 8 minutes

Synopsis: Multiversity, an alternative history research simulation app, shows the viewer the death of Adolf Hitler in 6 different timelines on their welcome demo.

Directed by: Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres

Based on a story by: John Scalzi

Animation producer(s): Sun Creature Studio Source: Netflix

Suits – BEST

Runtime: 17 minutes

Synopsis: A small community of farmers pilot mech suits to defend their land from an invading swarm of insectoid aliens.

Directed by: Franck Balson

Based on a story by: Steven Lewis

Animation producer(s): Blur Studio Source: Netflix

Fish Night – WORST

Runtime: 10 minutes

Synopsis: Two salesmen get stuck in the desert, and discover that the desert is not what it seems at night.

Directed by: Damian Nenow

Based on a story by: Joe Lansdale

Animation producer(s): Platige Image, LLC Source: Netflix

Sonnie’s Edge – BEST

Runtime: 17 minutes

Synopsis: A woman named Sonnie remotely controls a genetically-engineered monster in underground gladiatorial battles. A rich man offers her a lot of money to lose, but she refuses. After she wins the combat, he comes back to make her pay, only to discover he got things very wrong.

Directed by: Dave Wilson

Based on a story by: Peter F. Hamilton

Animation producer(s): Blur Studio Source: Netflix

Ice Age – WORST

Runtime: 11 minutes

Synopsis: A couple who just moved into the apartment finds a civilization inside an antique refrigerator.

Directed by: Tim Miller

Based on a story by: Michael Swanwick

Animation producer(s): Digic Pictures / Blur Studio / Atomic Fiction Source: Netflix

Shape-Shifters – BEST

Runtime: 16 minutes

Synopsis: Two close friends in the Marines with supernatural powers have to fight one of their own in Afghanistan.

Directed by: Gabriele Pennacchioli

Based on a story by: Marko Kloos

Animation producer(s): Blur Studio Source: Netflix
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Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

Riley is the Managing Editor of Goliath. When he's not at the movie theatre or binging some new tv series, he likes to spend his time shooting hoops and play MTG. He doesn't like 'Breaking Bad,' loves 'The Simpsons,' hates mayonnaise, and has been repping the Toronto Raptors since '95. Follow him on IG and Twitter @moviemanjones.