Top 50 underrated sci-fi movies

01.
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
88 min | 2004 |
1.9 (29336 votes)
|
5.85 (115 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 (9019 votes)
|
7.52 (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 (48608 votes)
|
7.71 (71 reviews)

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

04.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18817 votes)
|
7.04 (146 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 (48195 votes)
|
6.53 (472 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.
RocketMan
95 min | 1997 |
5.9 (8748 votes)
|
7.96 (60 reviews)

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

07.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.3 (24126 votes)
|
5.35 (71 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.

08.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (12909 votes)
|
5.14 (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 (34651 votes)
|
6.01 (336 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 Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (105318 votes)
|
7.51 (84 reviews)

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

11.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (13198 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.

12.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (14961 votes)
|
6.55 (158 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.
Critters 3
86 min | 1991 |
4.4 (10466 votes)
|
6.21 (38 reviews)

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

14.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (23684 votes)
|
5.6 (132 reviews)

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

15.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (8358 votes)
|
7.64 (92 reviews)

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

16.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (28878 votes)
|
8.72 (108 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.

17.
Guardians
89 min | 2017 |
4.0 (10551 votes)
|
5.71 (148 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.

18.
Junior
109 min | 1994 |
4.6 (62604 votes)
|
6.3 (68 reviews)

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

19.
Zardoz
105 min | 1974 |
5.9 (18268 votes)
|
7.6 (169 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.
Willard
100 min | 2003 |
6.1 (17093 votes)
|
7.73 (158 reviews)

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

21.
Extracted
85 min | 2012 |
6.5 (11241 votes)
|
8.1 (66 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.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (24094 votes)
|
6.78 (108 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.

23.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.7 (15057 votes)
|
8.23 (85 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.

24.
No Escape
118 min | 1994 |
6.1 (17941 votes)
|
7.61 (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.

25.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
6.0 (9935 votes)
|
7.51 (98 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.

26.
Kin-dza-dza!
135 min | 1986 |
8.1 (10757 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.

27.
Krull
121 min | 1983 |
6.1 (28817 votes)
|
7.6 (154 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.

28.
Daredevil
103 min | 2003 |
5.3 (201342 votes)
|
6.79 (754 reviews)

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

29.
Zombie Strippers!
94 min | 2008 |
4.1 (17256 votes)
|
5.57 (91 reviews)

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

30.
Outlander
115 min | 2008 |
6.2 (70003 votes)
|
7.66 (152 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.

31.
RoboCop
102 min | 1987 |
7.5 (221679 votes)
|
8.96 (413 reviews)

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

32.
Attraction
117 min | 2017 |
5.5 (8589 votes)
|
6.94 (94 reviews)

An alien ship crash lands onto a Russian city, many who saw it and the occupants start to question their own existence, while there are those who demand the aliens leave Earth.

33.
Grabbers
94 min | 2012 |
6.3 (16238 votes)
|
7.74 (72 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.
Critters 2
86 min | 1988 |
5.5 (13155 votes)
|
6.94 (50 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.

35.
Freaks
105 min | 2018 |
6.7 (11611 votes)
|
8.13 (260 reviews)

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.

36.
Flight of the Navigator
90 min | 1986 |
6.9 (42053 votes)
|
8.33 (96 reviews)

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

37.
Galaxy Quest
102 min | 1999 |
7.3 (141911 votes)
|
8.73 (505 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.

38.
Soldier
99 min | 1998 |
6.0 (50112 votes)
|
7.42 (274 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.

39.
Flight of the Living Dead
94 min | 2007 |
5.2 (8708 votes)
|
6.61 (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...

40.
These Final Hours
87 min | 2013 |
6.7 (15138 votes)
|
8.11 (75 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.

41.
The Return of the Living Dead
91 min | 1985 |
7.3 (51460 votes)
|
8.71 (248 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.

42.
Them!
94 min | 1954 |
7.2 (18700 votes)
|
8.58 (164 reviews)

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

43.
The Nutty Professor
107 min | 1963 |
6.7 (14673 votes)
|
8.08 (79 reviews)

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

44.
Timecop
99 min | 1994 |
5.9 (53236 votes)
|
7.27 (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.

45.
The Man with Two Brains
93 min | 1983 |
6.4 (23110 votes)
|
7.77 (71 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.

46.
Night of the Comet
95 min | 1984 |
6.4 (17352 votes)
|
7.77 (155 reviews)

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

47.
D.A.R.Y.L.
99 min | 1985 |
6.3 (11626 votes)
|
7.66 (39 reviews)

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

48.
Kill Command
99 min | 2016 |
5.7 (12421 votes)
|
7.05 (83 reviews)

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

49.
Fortress
95 min | 1992 |
5.9 (26570 votes)
|
7.24 (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.

50.
Forever Young
102 min | 1992 |
6.3 (42777 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 (826939 votes)
|
4.21 (4607 reviews)

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

02.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
6.0 (11395 votes)
|
3.48 (51 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.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (414358 votes)
|
5.5 (2028 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.

04.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.6 (145445 votes)
|
4.19 (2474 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.
Mission Mangal
130 min | 2019 |
6.5 (9025 votes)
|
4.12 (299 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.

06.
Black Panther
134 min | 2018 |
7.3 (564815 votes)
|
4.95 (3041 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.

07.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (812958 votes)
|
4.91 (1780 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 (158914 votes)
|
4.95 (511 reviews)

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

09.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (565027 votes)
|
5.66 (1501 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.

10.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (549831 votes)
|
5.72 (1627 reviews)

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

11.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.9 (21524 votes)
|
3.77 (254 reviews)

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

12.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.9 (12710 votes)
|
1.86 (315 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.

13.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (820849 votes)
|
6.15 (1817 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.

14.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (550964 votes)
|
5.08 (2365 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.

15.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (239226 votes)
|
4.52 (1909 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.

16.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
109 min | 2005 |
6.8 (181176 votes)
|
4.92 (1002 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."

17.
Terminator: Dark Fate
128 min | 2019 |
6.3 (97950 votes)
|
4.44 (2366 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.

18.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (360497 votes)
|
5.19 (2193 reviews)

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

19.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.2 (225279 votes)
|
5.39 (787 reviews)

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

20.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (67526 votes)
|
4.82 (295 reviews)

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

21.
The Predator
107 min | 2018 |
5.4 (106953 votes)
|
3.65 (2405 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.

22.
Interstellar
169 min | 2014 |
8.6 (1377825 votes)
|
6.86 (3240 reviews)

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

23.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (654591 votes)
|
5.47 (1387 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.

24.
Fahrenheit 451
100 min | 2018 |
4.9 (15795 votes)
|
3.17 (193 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.

25.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (395576 votes)
|
5.19 (6930 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.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (392871 votes)
|
4.96 (540 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.

27.
The Humanity Bureau
95 min | 2017 |
5.2 (8155 votes)
|
3.58 (134 reviews)

A dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

28.
After the Dark
107 min | 2013 |
5.7 (20496 votes)
|
4.1 (135 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.

29.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (337848 votes)
|
4.21 (1033 reviews)

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

30.
Upstream Color
96 min | 2013 |
6.7 (29609 votes)
|
5.12 (155 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.

31.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (354098 votes)
|
5.92 (2657 reviews)

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

32.
A.I. Rising
85 min | 2018 |
6.0 (8816 votes)
|
4.43 (105 reviews)

An intimate relationship between a human and an android tests the boundaries of human nature.

33.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
143 min | 2018 |
6.2 (100312 votes)
|
4.63 (408 reviews)

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

34.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (590076 votes)
|
5.94 (614 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.

35.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (87786 votes)
|
5.45 (240 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.

36.
CubeĀ²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (59986 votes)
|
4.06 (185 reviews)

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

37.
Inception
148 min | 2010 |
8.8 (1924516 votes)
|
7.27 (3200 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.

38.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
111 min | 2018 |
5.6 (97677 votes)
|
4.09 (683 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.

39.
Star Trek Into Darkness
132 min | 2013 |
7.7 (452990 votes)
|
6.22 (1140 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.
Jurassic Park III
92 min | 2001 |
5.9 (283963 votes)
|
4.44 (925 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.

41.
The Purge
85 min | 2013 |
5.7 (191626 votes)
|
4.25 (683 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.

42.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (71204 votes)
|
3.96 (325 reviews)

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

43.
Z for Zachariah
98 min | 2015 |
6.0 (26565 votes)
|
4.57 (109 reviews)

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

44.
The Silence
90 min | 2019 |
5.2 (30497 votes)
|
3.79 (664 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.
Star Trek Beyond
122 min | 2016 |
7.1 (217527 votes)
|
5.69 (755 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.

46.
The Forgotten
91 min | 2004 |
5.8 (62579 votes)
|
4.41 (356 reviews)

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

47.
Children of Men
109 min | 2006 |
7.9 (441725 votes)
|
6.51 (1203 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.

48.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (85614 votes)
|
5.02 (435 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.

49.
Under the Skin
108 min | 2013 |
6.3 (120145 votes)
|
4.92 (774 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.
Avengers: Endgame
181 min | 2019 |
8.5 (671168 votes)
|
7.12 (7757 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 reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.