Top 50 underrated sci-fi movies

01.
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
88 min | 2004 |
2.0 (28682 votes)
|
6.0 (113 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 |
4.4 (8702 votes)
|
7.49 (31 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 (47135 votes)
|
7.74 (66 reviews)

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

04.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18435 votes)
|
7.04 (144 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.
Jason X
91 min | 2001 |
4.4 (46571 votes)
|
6.57 (450 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.

06.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.3 (23337 votes)
|
5.43 (70 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.

07.
RocketMan
95 min | 1997 |
5.9 (8461 votes)
|
8.01 (58 reviews)

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

08.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (12600 votes)
|
5.13 (70 reviews)

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

09.
Plan 9 from Outer Space
79 min | 1959 |
4.0 (33743 votes)
|
6.03 (327 reviews)

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

10.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (101650 votes)
|
7.54 (76 reviews)

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

11.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (22877 votes)
|
5.7 (127 reviews)

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

12.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (14568 votes)
|
6.57 (157 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.

13.
Guardians
89 min | 2017 |
4.0 (9880 votes)
|
5.87 (141 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.

14.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (12883 votes)
|
7.26 (82 reviews)

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

15.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (27980 votes)
|
8.79 (105 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.

16.
Critters 3
86 min | 1991 |
4.4 (10015 votes)
|
6.13 (35 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 (8058 votes)
|
7.61 (87 reviews)

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

18.
Critters 2
86 min | 1988 |
5.4 (12580 votes)
|
7.1 (47 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.

19.
Zardoz
105 min | 1974 |
5.9 (17746 votes)
|
7.51 (165 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.

20.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
5.9 (9404 votes)
|
7.5 (93 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.

21.
Extracted
85 min | 2012 |
6.5 (11014 votes)
|
8.09 (64 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.

22.
Multiplicity
117 min | 1996 |
6.0 (28097 votes)
|
7.57 (73 reviews)

A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated.

23.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (23747 votes)
|
6.77 (103 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/JCVD goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

24.
Junior
109 min | 1994 |
4.6 (60923 votes)
|
6.14 (64 reviews)

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

25.
Krull
121 min | 1983 |
6.1 (27815 votes)
|
7.63 (150 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.

26.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.8 (14662 votes)
|
8.33 (84 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.

27.
D.A.R.Y.L.
99 min | 1985 |
6.2 (11239 votes)
|
7.72 (39 reviews)

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

28.
Daredevil
103 min | 2003 |
5.3 (197630 votes)
|
6.81 (746 reviews)

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

29.
Kill Command
99 min | 2016 |
5.7 (11822 votes)
|
7.19 (78 reviews)

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines.

30.
Willard
100 min | 2003 |
6.2 (16715 votes)
|
7.67 (156 reviews)

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

31.
Outlander
115 min | 2008 |
6.3 (68925 votes)
|
7.77 (147 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.

32.
Zombie Strippers!
94 min | 2008 |
4.1 (16976 votes)
|
5.55 (90 reviews)

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

33.
Flight of the Living Dead
94 min | 2007 |
5.2 (8708 votes)
|
6.64 (99 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...

34.
The Man with Two Brains
93 min | 1983 |
6.4 (22436 votes)
|
7.82 (66 reviews)

A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.

35.
Fortress
95 min | 1992 |
5.9 (25983 votes)
|
7.32 (65 reviews)

In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.

36.
Kin-dza-dza!
135 min | 1986 |
8.2 (10337 votes)
|
9.62 (44 reviews)

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

37.
Forever Young
102 min | 1992 |
6.3 (41657 votes)
|
7.71 (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.

38.
Hellraiser: Bloodline
85 min | 1996 |
5.1 (17550 votes)
|
6.51 (107 reviews)

In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.

39.
Flight of the Navigator
90 min | 1986 |
6.9 (40236 votes)
|
8.3 (90 reviews)

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

40.
No Escape
118 min | 1994 |
6.1 (17571 votes)
|
7.49 (50 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.

41.
Critters
86 min | 1986 |
6.0 (28421 votes)
|
7.39 (104 reviews)

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

42.
Galaxy Quest
102 min | 1999 |
7.3 (137973 votes)
|
8.69 (494 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.

43.
Superman II
127 min | 1980 |
6.8 (90886 votes)
|
8.17 (214 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.
Night of the Comet
95 min | 1984 |
6.4 (16452 votes)
|
7.77 (149 reviews)

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

45.
RoboCop
102 min | 1987 |
7.6 (214657 votes)
|
8.95 (397 reviews)

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

46.
Brainscan
96 min | 1994 |
6.1 (9734 votes)
|
7.45 (69 reviews)

A teenager is part of an interactive video game where he kills innocent victims. Later, the murders become real.

47.
These Final Hours
87 min | 2013 |
6.7 (14447 votes)
|
8.04 (72 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.

48.
The Thing from Another World
87 min | 1951 |
7.2 (22934 votes)
|
8.53 (207 reviews)

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

49.
Soldier
99 min | 1998 |
6.0 (49023 votes)
|
7.33 (271 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.

50.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
88 min | 1988 |
6.1 (28916 votes)
|
7.43 (200 reviews)

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Top 50 overrated sci-fi movies

01.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (376584 votes)
|
5.55 (1872 reviews)

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

02.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
5.9 (11274 votes)
|
3.46 (49 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.

03.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
6.0 (10771 votes)
|
3.61 (171 reviews)

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

04.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (795442 votes)
|
4.84 (1759 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.

05.
Black Panther
134 min | 2018 |
7.3 (516884 votes)
|
4.97 (2936 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 |
8.0 (556585 votes)
|
5.67 (1486 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.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (515910 votes)
|
5.58 (1530 reviews)

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

08.
Melancholia
135 min | 2011 |
7.2 (153486 votes)
|
5.03 (495 reviews)

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

09.
Captive State
109 min | 2019 |
6.8 (29746 votes)
|
4.74 (253 reviews)

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, 'Captive State' explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.

10.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.9 (12235 votes)
|
1.89 (300 reviews)

Earth 2019, 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.

11.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (780758 votes)
|
6.11 (1747 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.

12.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.3 (219918 votes)
|
5.33 (768 reviews)

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

13.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (538873 votes)
|
5.08 (2324 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.

14.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (227128 votes)
|
4.48 (1845 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.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
109 min | 2005 |
6.8 (177509 votes)
|
4.88 (991 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."

16.
Interstellar
169 min | 2014 |
8.6 (1300333 votes)
|
6.7 (2990 reviews)

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

17.
Die Stadt der Blinden
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (66089 votes)
|
4.79 (293 reviews)

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

18.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (351062 votes)
|
5.2 (2167 reviews)

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

19.
After the Dark
107 min | 2013 |
5.8 (20010 votes)
|
4.01 (129 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.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
7.0 (299257 votes)
|
5.22 (6669 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.

21.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (634586 votes)
|
5.44 (1373 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.

22.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (85855 votes)
|
5.25 (231 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.
Predator - Upgrade
107 min | 2018 |
5.4 (94824 votes)
|
3.67 (2271 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.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (379224 votes)
|
4.95 (534 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.

25.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (328257 votes)
|
4.18 (1004 reviews)

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

26.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (575625 votes)
|
5.88 (603 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.

27.
Inception
148 min | 2010 |
8.8 (1842180 votes)
|
7.18 (3051 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.

28.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.6 (305588 votes)
|
5.99 (2492 reviews)

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

29.
Upstream Color
96 min | 2013 |
6.7 (28490 votes)
|
5.11 (151 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.

30.
Harlock: Space Pirate
115 min | 2013 |
6.5 (10832 votes)
|
4.93 (38 reviews)

Mankind is dying. Only one man can do anything about it, Space Captain Harlock, but the Gaia Coalition will stop at nothing to end him.

31.
Cube²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (58468 votes)
|
4.04 (177 reviews)

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

32.
Fahrenheit 451
100 min | 2018 |
4.9 (14493 votes)
|
3.34 (181 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.

33.
Paycheck
119 min | 2003 |
6.3 (98085 votes)
|
4.76 (257 reviews)

What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.

34.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
143 min | 2018 |
6.2 (91407 votes)
|
4.68 (389 reviews)

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

35.
Jurassic Park III
92 min | 2001 |
5.9 (274016 votes)
|
4.39 (909 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.

36.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
111 min | 2018 |
5.6 (89606 votes)
|
4.14 (653 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.

37.
The Purge
85 min | 2013 |
5.7 (183655 votes)
|
4.25 (650 reviews)

A wealthy family are 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.

38.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (84358 votes)
|
4.95 (429 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.

39.
Star Trek Into Darkness
132 min | 2013 |
7.7 (445638 votes)
|
6.26 (1128 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.

40.
Life
104 min | 2017 |
6.6 (182971 votes)
|
5.17 (917 reviews)

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

41.
Avengers: Endgame
181 min | 2019 |
8.7 (444853 votes)
|
7.29 (7076 reviews)

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.

42.
Into the Forest
101 min | 2015 |
5.9 (16321 votes)
|
4.49 (161 reviews)

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

43.
Children of Men
109 min | 2006 |
7.9 (429959 votes)
|
6.49 (1186 reviews)

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

44.
Divergent
139 min | 2014 |
6.7 (399838 votes)
|
5.3 (748 reviews)

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

45.
Primer
77 min | 2004 |
6.9 (89817 votes)
|
5.5 (373 reviews)

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

46.
Her
126 min | 2013 |
8.0 (467533 votes)
|
6.62 (862 reviews)

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

47.
Under the Skin - Tödliche Verführung
108 min | 2013 |
6.3 (113257 votes)
|
4.92 (737 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.

48.
Gamer
95 min | 2009 |
5.8 (124760 votes)
|
4.42 (231 reviews)

In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?

49.
Star Trek Beyond
122 min | 2016 |
7.1 (209936 votes)
|
5.74 (735 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.

50.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (69626 votes)
|
4.04 (317 reviews)

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