Top 50 underrated sci-fi movies

01.
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
88 min | 2004 |
1.9 (29503 votes)
|
6.11 (116 reviews)

A group of smart-talking toddlers find themselves at the center of a media mogul's experiment to crack the code to baby talk. The toddlers must race against time for the sake of babies everywhere.

02.
Suburban Commando
90 min | 1991 |
4.5 (9242 votes)
|
7.6 (33 reviews)

An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.

03.
Coneheads
88 min | 1993 |
5.3 (49473 votes)
|
7.63 (77 reviews)

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

04.
Battle Royale II
155 min | 2003 |
4.7 (19083 votes)
|
7.02 (148 reviews)

Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

05.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.3 (24583 votes)
|
5.5 (74 reviews)

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

06.
RocketMan
95 min | 1997 |
5.9 (8923 votes)
|
8.05 (62 reviews)

Fred Z. Randall is a geeky spacecraft designer who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars.

07.
Branded
106 min | 2012 |
4.7 (8722 votes)
|
6.84 (86 reviews)

In future Moscow, where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

08.
Jason X
91 min | 2001 |
4.4 (49209 votes)
|
6.5 (481 reviews)

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

09.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (13120 votes)
|
5.16 (74 reviews)

An ex-special forces soldier turned boatman is hired by a journalist to investigate a top-secret military base on a nearby island.

10.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (24109 votes)
|
5.83 (134 reviews)

In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the Mafia.

11.
Plan 9 from Outer Space
79 min | 1957 |
4.0 (35326 votes)
|
6.0 (343 reviews)

Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" into action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth, the lives of the living are in danger.

12.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (13465 votes)
|
7.29 (83 reviews)

Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

13.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (107645 votes)
|
7.47 (87 reviews)

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

14.
Junior
109 min | 1994 |
4.6 (63831 votes)
|
6.47 (71 reviews)

As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

15.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (15245 votes)
|
6.51 (161 reviews)

A horrible massacre strikes up after an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers.

16.
Critters 3
86 min | 1991 |
4.4 (10709 votes)
|
6.15 (39 reviews)

The tiny fur ball aliens that will eat anything or anyone set their sights on a Los Angeles apartment tower.

17.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (8635 votes)
|
7.63 (99 reviews)

Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

18.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (29597 votes)
|
8.67 (113 reviews)

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

19.
Krull
121 min | 1983 |
6.1 (29579 votes)
|
7.74 (158 reviews)

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

20.
Willard
100 min | 2003 |
6.1 (17309 votes)
|
7.72 (160 reviews)

A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will.

21.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.7 (15377 votes)
|
8.31 (86 reviews)

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

22.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (24372 votes)
|
6.79 (113 reviews)

Terrorists kidnap the Russian Prime Minister's 2 kids, take Chernobyl nuclear power plant and threaten to blow up a reactor. 4 Universal Soldiers go in but are no match to a Next Gen. UniSol Luc (Jean-Claude Van Damme) goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

23.
Extracted
85 min | 2012 |
6.5 (11313 votes)
|
8.09 (68 reviews)

A scientist who has invented a technology to construct virtual realities from people's memories finds himself in a perilous situation, after he reluctantly allows it to be used for a purpose he never imagined.

24.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
6.0 (10287 votes)
|
7.59 (103 reviews)

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

25.
D.A.R.Y.L.
99 min | 1985 |
6.3 (11867 votes)
|
7.84 (42 reviews)

A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret, military-created robot with superhuman abilities.

26.
Flight of the Navigator
90 min | 1986 |
6.9 (43225 votes)
|
8.43 (103 reviews)

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

27.
Zombie Strippers!
94 min | 2008 |
4.1 (17431 votes)
|
5.62 (91 reviews)

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

28.
Kin-dza-dza!
135 min | 1986 |
8.1 (11120 votes)
|
9.61 (45 reviews)

Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

29.
Outlander
115 min | 2008 |
6.2 (70984 votes)
|
7.7 (158 reviews)

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

30.
No Escape
118 min | 1994 |
6.1 (18234 votes)
|
7.6 (52 reviews)

A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.

31.
Daredevil
103 min | 2003 |
5.3 (203884 votes)
|
6.76 (761 reviews)

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

32.
RoboCop
102 min | 1987 |
7.5 (227378 votes)
|
8.96 (436 reviews)

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

33.
Grabbers
94 min | 2012 |
6.3 (16629 votes)
|
7.76 (75 reviews)

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

34.
Galaxy Quest
102 min | 1999 |
7.3 (145494 votes)
|
8.74 (521 reviews)

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

35.
Soldier
99 min | 1998 |
6.0 (50880 votes)
|
7.43 (284 reviews)

A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.

36.
Timecop
99 min | 1994 |
5.9 (54498 votes)
|
7.33 (131 reviews)

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

37.
Critters 2
86 min | 1988 |
5.5 (13484 votes)
|
6.92 (53 reviews)

Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend.

38.
The Nutty Professor
107 min | 1963 |
6.7 (15101 votes)
|
8.1 (83 reviews)

To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

39.
These Final Hours
87 min | 2013 |
6.7 (15613 votes)
|
8.1 (79 reviews)

A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

40.
Zardoz
105 min | 1974 |
5.9 (18846 votes)
|
7.3 (173 reviews)

In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

41.
The Thing from Another World
87 min | 1951 |
7.1 (24804 votes)
|
8.49 (230 reviews)

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

42.
Guardians
89 min | 2017 |
3.9 (11353 votes)
|
5.29 (154 reviews)

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

43.
Superman II
127 min | 1980 |
6.8 (96093 votes)
|
8.17 (230 reviews)

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

44.
Them!
94 min | 1954 |
7.2 (19192 votes)
|
8.57 (172 reviews)

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

45.
Flight of the Living Dead
94 min | 2007 |
5.2 (8708 votes)
|
6.57 (100 reviews)

A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several...

46.
Critters
86 min | 1986 |
6.1 (30323 votes)
|
7.45 (112 reviews)

A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

47.
The Return of the Living Dead
91 min | 1985 |
7.3 (52976 votes)
|
8.65 (262 reviews)

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

48.
Captain America
97 min | 1990 |
3.2 (11011 votes)
|
4.55 (95 reviews)

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against archcriminal The Red Skull.

49.
The Hidden
97 min | 1987 |
7.0 (16656 votes)
|
8.34 (98 reviews)

Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller.

50.
Forever Young
102 min | 1992 |
6.3 (43591 votes)
|
7.64 (49 reviews)

During a cryogenics test, a pilot frozen in 1939 awakes in 1992 but time is running out, as his body starts to age rapidly.

Top 50 overrated sci-fi movies

01.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
138 min | 2015 |
7.9 (843066 votes)
|
4.19 (4724 reviews)

As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.

02.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (437649 votes)
|
5.49 (2146 reviews)

Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

03.
Mission Mangal
130 min | 2019 |
6.5 (10498 votes)
|
4.11 (325 reviews)

Based on true events of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launching the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), making it the least expensive mission to Mars.

04.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.6 (181330 votes)
|
4.23 (2861 reviews)

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

05.
Black Panther
134 min | 2018 |
7.3 (590026 votes)
|
4.94 (3147 reviews)

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

06.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (570863 votes)
|
5.67 (1536 reviews)

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

07.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (828415 votes)
|
4.97 (1824 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

08.
Melancholia
135 min | 2011 |
7.2 (163804 votes)
|
4.99 (530 reviews)

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

09.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (572470 votes)
|
5.81 (1721 reviews)

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

10.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
5.6 (9987 votes)
|
3.57 (54 reviews)

Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city.

11.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.8 (25350 votes)
|
3.84 (283 reviews)

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

12.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (851993 votes)
|
6.2 (1893 reviews)

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

13.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.8 (12687 votes)
|
1.91 (333 reviews)

Earth 2020, 3/4 of it's households have a robot. The AI supercomputer, Kronos, considers humans the biggest threat to Earth. A century later, few humans are left. Calia seeks the last human stronghold as does Kronos.

14.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (247022 votes)
|
4.51 (1980 reviews)

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

15.
Upstream Color
96 min | 2013 |
6.7 (30721 votes)
|
4.82 (161 reviews)

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

16.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (559215 votes)
|
5.12 (2402 reviews)

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

17.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
109 min | 2005 |
6.8 (183912 votes)
|
4.93 (1008 reviews)

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

18.
Terminator: Dark Fate
128 min | 2019 |
6.2 (129110 votes)
|
4.4 (2764 reviews)

An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race.

19.
After the Dark
107 min | 2013 |
5.7 (20862 votes)
|
3.91 (139 reviews)

At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

20.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (366642 votes)
|
5.21 (2231 reviews)

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

21.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (69258 votes)
|
4.83 (307 reviews)

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.

22.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (89442 votes)
|
5.24 (252 reviews)

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

23.
The Predator
107 min | 2018 |
5.4 (111954 votes)
|
3.64 (2467 reviews)

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

24.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.2 (229252 votes)
|
5.44 (810 reviews)

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

25.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (419706 votes)
|
5.18 (7064 reviews)

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

26.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (524580 votes)
|
5.69 (618 reviews)

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

27.
Fahrenheit 451
100 min | 2018 |
4.9 (16740 votes)
|
3.21 (199 reviews)

In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman - and begins to rebel against society.

28.
Into the Forest
101 min | 2015 |
5.8 (18104 votes)
|
4.13 (194 reviews)

After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

29.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (672430 votes)
|
5.58 (1428 reviews)

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.

30.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (388450 votes)
|
5.91 (2849 reviews)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

31.
Vivarium
97 min | 2019 |
5.8 (25725 votes)
|
4.24 (656 reviews)

A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.

32.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
111 min | 2018 |
5.6 (102123 votes)
|
4.04 (713 reviews)

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

33.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (346319 votes)
|
4.25 (1069 reviews)

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

34.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (403048 votes)
|
5.06 (559 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

35.
The First Purge
97 min | 2018 |
5.2 (51696 votes)
|
3.68 (579 reviews)

America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.

36.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
143 min | 2018 |
6.2 (106367 votes)
|
4.68 (435 reviews)

Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as "The Flare".

37.
Star Trek Beyond
122 min | 2016 |
7.1 (222329 votes)
|
5.61 (787 reviews)

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

38.
Interstellar
169 min | 2014 |
8.6 (1438899 votes)
|
7.11 (3588 reviews)

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

39.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (86590 votes)
|
4.92 (443 reviews)

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

40.
Star Trek Into Darkness
132 min | 2013 |
7.7 (457738 votes)
|
6.22 (1162 reviews)

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

41.
CubeĀ²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (61399 votes)
|
4.14 (195 reviews)

Eight strangers awaken with no memory, in a puzzling cube-shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.

42.
Inception
148 min | 2010 |
8.8 (1990501 votes)
|
7.35 (3560 reviews)

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

43.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (72430 votes)
|
3.96 (345 reviews)

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

44.
The Purge
85 min | 2013 |
5.7 (197669 votes)
|
4.27 (722 reviews)

A wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.

45.
The Silence
90 min | 2019 |
5.3 (34596 votes)
|
3.87 (733 reviews)

When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven.

46.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (601469 votes)
|
6.08 (633 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

47.
Jurassic Park III
92 min | 2001 |
5.9 (289716 votes)
|
4.51 (946 reviews)

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.

48.
The Vast of Night
91 min | 2019 |
6.7 (16958 votes)
|
5.32 (404 reviews)

In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, young switchboard operator Fay and charismatic radio DJ Everett discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever.

49.
Under the Skin
108 min | 2013 |
6.3 (125521 votes)
|
4.92 (814 reviews)

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

50.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (26750 votes)
|
3.44 (530 reviews)

A military family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.