Top 50 underrated sci-fi movies

01.
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
88 min | 2004 |
1.9 (29250 votes)
|
5.97 (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 |
4.5 (8943 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 (48179 votes)
|
7.71 (69 reviews)

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

04.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18677 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 (47772 votes)
|
6.53 (469 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 (8670 votes)
|
8.01 (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 (23874 votes)
|
5.35 (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.

08.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (12812 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 (34380 votes)
|
6.02 (331 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 Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (14854 votes)
|
6.6 (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.

11.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (103986 votes)
|
7.48 (83 reviews)

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

12.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (13097 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.

13.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (23446 votes)
|
5.61 (130 reviews)

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

14.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (8277 votes)
|
7.64 (89 reviews)

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

15.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (28584 votes)
|
8.7 (107 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.
Guardians
89 min | 2017 |
4.0 (10362 votes)
|
5.7 (144 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.

17.
Critters 3
86 min | 1991 |
4.4 (10335 votes)
|
6.07 (37 reviews)

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

18.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.7 (14930 votes)
|
8.33 (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.

19.
Willard
100 min | 2003 |
6.1 (16994 votes)
|
7.73 (158 reviews)

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

20.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
5.9 (9799 votes)
|
7.53 (97 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.
Zardoz
105 min | 1974 |
5.9 (18103 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.

22.
Extracted
85 min | 2012 |
6.5 (11167 votes)
|
8.09 (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.

23.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (23979 votes)
|
6.79 (105 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.
Outlander
115 min | 2008 |
6.2 (69541 votes)
|
7.76 (149 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.

25.
Junior
109 min | 1994 |
4.6 (62114 votes)
|
6.15 (68 reviews)

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

26.
Krull
121 min | 1983 |
6.1 (28439 votes)
|
7.65 (152 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.

27.
Kin-dza-dza!
135 min | 1986 |
8.1 (10597 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.

28.
Critters 2
86 min | 1988 |
5.5 (13004 votes)
|
7.0 (49 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.

29.
Daredevil
103 min | 2003 |
5.3 (200251 votes)
|
6.8 (751 reviews)

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

30.
No Escape
118 min | 1994 |
6.1 (17790 votes)
|
7.57 (51 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.
Zombie Strippers!
94 min | 2008 |
4.1 (17162 votes)
|
5.55 (90 reviews)

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

32.
Grabbers
94 min | 2012 |
6.3 (16083 votes)
|
7.75 (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.

33.
RoboCop
102 min | 1987 |
7.5 (219336 votes)
|
8.95 (405 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.
Flight of the Navigator
90 min | 1986 |
6.9 (41482 votes)
|
8.33 (93 reviews)

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

35.
Forever Young
102 min | 1992 |
6.3 (42417 votes)
|
7.72 (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.

36.
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...

37.
Kill Command
99 min | 2016 |
5.7 (12210 votes)
|
7.11 (80 reviews)

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

38.
The Return of the Living Dead
91 min | 1985 |
7.3 (50868 votes)
|
8.71 (245 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.

39.
Galaxy Quest
102 min | 1999 |
7.3 (140239 votes)
|
8.7 (500 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.

40.
Night of the Comet
95 min | 1984 |
6.4 (17074 votes)
|
7.8 (151 reviews)

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

41.
Them!
94 min | 1954 |
7.2 (18488 votes)
|
8.59 (161 reviews)

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

42.
Soldier
99 min | 1998 |
6.0 (49774 votes)
|
7.37 (273 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.

43.
These Final Hours
87 min | 2013 |
6.7 (14936 votes)
|
8.07 (74 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.

44.
D.A.R.Y.L.
99 min | 1985 |
6.3 (11508 votes)
|
7.66 (39 reviews)

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

45.
Fortress
95 min | 1992 |
5.9 (26360 votes)
|
7.25 (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.

46.
Timecop
99 min | 1994 |
5.9 (52765 votes)
|
7.25 (125 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.

47.
Superman II
127 min | 1980 |
6.8 (92952 votes)
|
8.15 (219 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.

48.
Critters
86 min | 1986 |
6.1 (29317 votes)
|
7.43 (106 reviews)

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

49.
The Nutty Professor
107 min | 1963 |
6.7 (14512 votes)
|
8.03 (79 reviews)

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

50.
The Thing from Another World
87 min | 1951 |
7.2 (23703 votes)
|
8.53 (215 reviews)

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

Top 50 overrated sci-fi movies

01.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
138 min | 2015 |
7.9 (802223 votes)
|
4.23 (4480 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.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (402280 votes)
|
5.54 (1964 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.

03.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
6.0 (11370 votes)
|
3.58 (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.

04.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (807426 votes)
|
4.85 (1775 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 (553834 votes)
|
4.96 (3002 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.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (538690 votes)
|
5.65 (1584 reviews)

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

07.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (562091 votes)
|
5.68 (1495 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.

08.
Melancholia
135 min | 2011 |
7.1 (156934 votes)
|
4.89 (502 reviews)

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

09.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (74482 votes)
|
4.74 (1484 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.

10.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.9 (18654 votes)
|
3.83 (224 reviews)

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

11.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.9 (12582 votes)
|
1.86 (310 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.

12.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (807303 votes)
|
6.17 (1783 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.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
109 min | 2005 |
6.8 (179995 votes)
|
4.9 (998 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."

14.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (235123 votes)
|
4.5 (1874 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.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (547062 votes)
|
5.1 (2350 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.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.2 (223709 votes)
|
5.35 (778 reviews)

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

17.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (66962 votes)
|
4.8 (294 reviews)

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

18.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (357525 votes)
|
5.21 (2179 reviews)

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

19.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (647701 votes)
|
5.45 (1380 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.

20.
Interstellar
169 min | 2014 |
8.6 (1352838 votes)
|
6.85 (3129 reviews)

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

21.
The Predator
107 min | 2018 |
5.4 (104493 votes)
|
3.67 (2363 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.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (87160 votes)
|
5.27 (236 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.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (378366 votes)
|
5.21 (6850 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.
Fahrenheit 451
100 min | 2018 |
4.9 (15404 votes)
|
3.24 (188 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.
Terminator: Dark Fate
128 min | 2019 |
6.5 (50655 votes)
|
4.85 (1666 reviews)

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

26.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (388412 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.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (335039 votes)
|
4.2 (1020 reviews)

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

28.
After the Dark
107 min | 2013 |
5.7 (20366 votes)
|
4.1 (132 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.
Upstream Color
96 min | 2013 |
6.7 (29196 votes)
|
5.11 (152 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.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (585293 votes)
|
5.93 (612 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.

31.
Inception
148 min | 2010 |
8.8 (1897946 votes)
|
7.23 (3129 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.

32.
CubeĀ²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (59464 votes)
|
4.06 (180 reviews)

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

33.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (335262 votes)
|
5.97 (2569 reviews)

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

34.
A.I. Rising
85 min | 2018 |
6.0 (8546 votes)
|
4.47 (99 reviews)

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

35.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
111 min | 2018 |
5.6 (94763 votes)
|
4.08 (670 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.

36.
Jurassic Park III
92 min | 2001 |
5.9 (281360 votes)
|
4.39 (917 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.

37.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
143 min | 2018 |
6.2 (97479 votes)
|
4.74 (398 reviews)

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

38.
The Purge
85 min | 2013 |
5.7 (189298 votes)
|
4.24 (668 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.

39.
Star Trek Into Darkness
132 min | 2013 |
7.7 (450391 votes)
|
6.26 (1133 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.
The Silence
90 min | 2019 |
5.2 (28623 votes)
|
3.78 (649 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.

41.
The Forgotten
91 min | 2004 |
5.8 (62388 votes)
|
4.4 (356 reviews)

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

42.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (70725 votes)
|
4.01 (322 reviews)

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

43.
Harlock: Space Pirate
115 min | 2013 |
6.4 (11059 votes)
|
5.01 (40 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.

44.
Children of Men
109 min | 2006 |
7.9 (437915 votes)
|
6.52 (1190 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.

45.
Divergent
139 min | 2014 |
6.7 (406408 votes)
|
5.32 (752 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.

46.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (85190 votes)
|
5.03 (433 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.

47.
Primer
77 min | 2004 |
6.9 (91773 votes)
|
5.53 (380 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.

48.
Gamer
95 min | 2009 |
5.8 (126254 votes)
|
4.43 (235 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.

49.
Star Trek Beyond
122 min | 2016 |
7.1 (214895 votes)
|
5.74 (749 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.
Batman Ninja
85 min | 2018 |
5.6 (15169 votes)
|
4.24 (307 reviews)

Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.