Top 50 underrated sci-fi movies

01.
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
88 min | 2004 |
1.9 (29605 votes)
|
5.98 (118 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 (9342 votes)
|
7.64 (34 reviews)

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

03.
Battle Royale II
155 min | 2003 |
4.7 (19083 votes)
|
7.02 (151 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.

04.
Coneheads
88 min | 1993 |
5.3 (50382 votes)
|
7.6 (84 reviews)

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

05.
RocketMan
95 min | 1997 |
5.9 (8978 votes)
|
8.1 (62 reviews)

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

06.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.3 (24804 votes)
|
5.45 (76 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.
Jason X
91 min | 2001 |
4.4 (49849 votes)
|
6.55 (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.

08.
Branded
106 min | 2012 |
4.7 (8722 votes)
|
6.83 (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.

09.
Plan 9 from Outer Space
79 min | 1957 |
4.0 (35693 votes)
|
5.97 (348 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.

10.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (24296 votes)
|
5.77 (139 reviews)

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

11.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (13576 votes)
|
7.27 (85 reviews)

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

12.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (108371 votes)
|
7.45 (87 reviews)

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

13.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (15398 votes)
|
6.51 (164 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.

14.
Critters 3
86 min | 1991 |
4.4 (10826 votes)
|
6.15 (40 reviews)

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

15.
Junior
109 min | 1994 |
4.6 (64268 votes)
|
6.31 (71 reviews)

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

16.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (13197 votes)
|
4.8 (75 reviews)

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

17.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (8734 votes)
|
7.59 (103 reviews)

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

18.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (29976 votes)
|
8.69 (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 (29940 votes)
|
7.73 (165 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 (17379 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 (15502 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 (24468 votes)
|
6.8 (114 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.
Revolt
87 min | 2017 |
5.2 (8159 votes)
|
6.78 (107 reviews)

An amnesiac US soldier's in a cell next to a cute, French doctor. Earth is under attack by big, alien robots. Kenyan soldiers come to rape, torture and kill but the 2 fight back. They find a car and head west.

24.
D.A.R.Y.L.
99 min | 1985 |
6.3 (12005 votes)
|
7.86 (44 reviews)

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

25.
Outlander
115 min | 2008 |
6.2 (71340 votes)
|
7.76 (160 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.

26.
Flight of the Navigator
90 min | 1986 |
6.9 (43660 votes)
|
8.44 (104 reviews)

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

27.
Extracted
89 min | 2012 |
6.5 (11385 votes)
|
8.04 (71 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.

28.
No Escape
118 min | 1994 |
6.1 (18365 votes)
|
7.62 (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.

29.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
6.0 (10553 votes)
|
7.48 (107 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.

30.
Zombie Strippers!
94 min | 2008 |
4.1 (17530 votes)
|
5.57 (93 reviews)

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

31.
The Man with Two Brains
93 min | 1983 |
6.4 (23960 votes)
|
7.86 (77 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.

32.
Daredevil
103 min | 2003 |
5.3 (204935 votes)
|
6.76 (763 reviews)

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

33.
RoboCop
102 min | 1987 |
7.5 (229609 votes)
|
8.95 (446 reviews)

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

34.
Kin-dza-dza!
135 min | 1986 |
8.1 (11242 votes)
|
9.54 (46 reviews)

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

35.
Galaxy Quest
102 min | 1999 |
7.3 (146902 votes)
|
8.73 (527 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.

36.
Grabbers
94 min | 2012 |
6.3 (16801 votes)
|
7.73 (79 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.

37.
Critters 2
86 min | 1988 |
5.5 (13638 votes)
|
6.92 (54 reviews)

Eggs of the small but voracious alien creatures called Crites are left behind on earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the small farm town of Grover's Bend.

38.
The Nutty Professor
107 min | 1963 |
6.7 (15237 votes)
|
8.11 (82 reviews)

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

39.
Captain America
97 min | 1990 |
3.2 (11133 votes)
|
4.58 (96 reviews)

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

40.
Timecop
99 min | 1994 |
5.9 (55010 votes)
|
7.28 (132 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.

41.
These Final Hours
87 min | 2013 |
6.7 (15811 votes)
|
8.07 (81 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.

42.
Steel
97 min | 1997 |
2.8 (11080 votes)
|
4.17 (52 reviews)

A scientist for the military turns himself into a cartoon-like superhero when a version of one of his own weapons is being used against enemies.

43.
Zardoz
105 min | 1974 |
5.9 (19153 votes)
|
7.26 (176 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.

44.
Flight of the Living Dead
94 min | 2007 |
5.2 (8708 votes)
|
6.56 (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...

45.
Soldier
99 min | 1998 |
6.1 (51205 votes)
|
7.45 (288 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.

46.
Them!
94 min | 1954 |
7.2 (19505 votes)
|
8.55 (176 reviews)

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

47.
Critters
86 min | 1986 |
6.1 (30677 votes)
|
7.45 (114 reviews)

A group of small but vicious alien creatures called Crites escape from an alien prison transport vessel and land near a small farm town on earth, pursued by two shape-shifting bounty hunters.

48.
The Thing from Another World
87 min | 1951 |
7.1 (25170 votes)
|
8.45 (239 reviews)

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

49.
John Carter
132 min | 2012 |
6.6 (252691 votes)
|
7.94 (840 reviews)

Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

50.
Brainscan
96 min | 1994 |
6.1 (10458 votes)
|
7.44 (74 reviews)

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

Top 50 overrated sci-fi movies

01.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
138 min | 2015 |
7.9 (848855 votes)
|
4.18 (4772 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 (447511 votes)
|
5.5 (2193 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.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.6 (189849 votes)
|
4.24 (2977 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.

04.
Mission Mangal
130 min | 2019 |
6.5 (10962 votes)
|
4.14 (336 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.

05.
Black Panther
134 min | 2018 |
7.3 (611400 votes)
|
5.02 (3229 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 (573027 votes)
|
5.65 (1547 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 (834675 votes)
|
4.99 (1836 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 (165493 votes)
|
4.99 (544 reviews)

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

09.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
5.7 (10156 votes)
|
3.55 (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.

10.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.8 (26765 votes)
|
3.72 (290 reviews)

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

11.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (581111 votes)
|
5.86 (1752 reviews)

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

12.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (250041 votes)
|
4.5 (2005 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.

13.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.8 (12830 votes)
|
1.91 (338 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.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
109 min | 2005 |
6.8 (185027 votes)
|
4.92 (1010 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."

15.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (562973 votes)
|
5.13 (2426 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.

16.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (69672 votes)
|
4.75 (311 reviews)

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

17.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (863587 votes)
|
6.26 (1939 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.

18.
Upstream Color
96 min | 2013 |
6.7 (31129 votes)
|
4.86 (162 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.

19.
Terminator: Dark Fate
128 min | 2019 |
6.2 (139594 votes)
|
4.37 (2930 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.

20.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (369288 votes)
|
5.22 (2242 reviews)

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

21.
Fahrenheit 451
100 min | 2018 |
4.9 (17053 votes)
|
3.12 (204 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.

22.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.2 (230689 votes)
|
5.46 (819 reviews)

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

23.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (427274 votes)
|
5.19 (7109 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.

24.
The Predator
107 min | 2018 |
5.3 (114033 votes)
|
3.6 (2502 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.

25.
Vivarium
97 min | 2019 |
5.8 (31995 votes)
|
4.12 (840 reviews)

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

26.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (528603 votes)
|
5.72 (629 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.
After the Dark
107 min | 2013 |
5.7 (21065 votes)
|
4.05 (145 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.

28.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (90038 votes)
|
5.38 (261 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.

29.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (677738 votes)
|
5.59 (1436 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 (396346 votes)
|
5.92 (2893 reviews)

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

31.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (349024 votes)
|
4.25 (1080 reviews)

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

32.
Star Trek Beyond
122 min | 2016 |
7.1 (224655 votes)
|
5.56 (794 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.

33.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (407235 votes)
|
5.06 (565 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.

34.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
111 min | 2018 |
5.6 (103923 votes)
|
4.06 (730 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.

35.
The First Purge
97 min | 2018 |
5.2 (53298 votes)
|
3.69 (589 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.
CubeĀ²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (61895 votes)
|
4.1 (199 reviews)

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

37.
Star Trek Into Darkness
132 min | 2013 |
7.7 (459772 votes)
|
6.21 (1165 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.

38.
Into the Forest
101 min | 2015 |
5.8 (18104 votes)
|
4.32 (203 reviews)

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

39.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (87065 votes)
|
4.93 (445 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.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
143 min | 2018 |
6.2 (108606 votes)
|
4.74 (444 reviews)

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

41.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (72820 votes)
|
3.95 (349 reviews)

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

42.
The New Mutants
94 min | 2020 |
5.5 (12829 votes)
|
4.06 (411 reviews)

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

43.
The Purge
85 min | 2013 |
5.7 (199404 votes)
|
4.27 (727 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.

44.
The Silence
90 min | 2019 |
5.3 (36000 votes)
|
3.89 (752 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.

45.
Inception
148 min | 2010 |
8.8 (2023035 votes)
|
7.41 (3703 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.

46.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (27140 votes)
|
3.43 (536 reviews)

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

47.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (606197 votes)
|
6.15 (640 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.

48.
Under the Skin
108 min | 2013 |
6.3 (127319 votes)
|
4.95 (827 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.

49.
Independence Day: Resurgence
120 min | 2016 |
5.2 (164822 votes)
|
3.86 (857 reviews)

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

50.
Interstellar
169 min | 2014 |
8.6 (1468849 votes)
|
7.26 (3731 reviews)

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