Top 50 underrated sci-fi movies

01.
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
88 min | 2004 |
1.9 (30046 votes)
|
6.37 (123 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 (9396 votes)
|
7.55 (36 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 (51918 votes)
|
7.8 (90 reviews)

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

04.
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.

05.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (24714 votes)
|
6.11 (142 reviews)

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

06.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.3 (25485 votes)
|
5.61 (77 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.
Project X
108 min | 1987 |
6.1 (10076 votes)
|
8.32 (30 reviews)

An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".

08.
RocketMan
95 min | 1997 |
5.9 (9140 votes)
|
8.11 (63 reviews)

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

09.
Branded
106 min | 2012 |
4.7 (8722 votes)
|
6.78 (88 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.

10.
Jason X
92 min | 2001 |
4.4 (51756 votes)
|
6.47 (504 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.

11.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (111891 votes)
|
7.64 (92 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 (13702 votes)
|
7.3 (87 reviews)

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

13.
Plan 9 from Outer Space
79 min | 1957 |
4.0 (36739 votes)
|
5.9 (363 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.

14.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (13333 votes)
|
4.92 (78 reviews)

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

15.
Zombie Strippers!
94 min | 2008 |
4.1 (17759 votes)
|
5.88 (95 reviews)

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

16.
Junior
109 min | 1994 |
4.6 (65990 votes)
|
6.34 (74 reviews)

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

17.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (15512 votes)
|
6.43 (168 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.

18.
Critters 3
86 min | 1991 |
4.5 (11108 votes)
|
6.18 (41 reviews)

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

19.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (30973 votes)
|
8.67 (113 reviews)

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

20.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (9001 votes)
|
7.56 (106 reviews)

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

21.
Krull
121 min | 1983 |
6.1 (30851 votes)
|
7.73 (170 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.

22.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (24592 votes)
|
6.81 (116 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.
Willard
100 min | 2003 |
6.1 (17495 votes)
|
7.71 (159 reviews)

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

24.
Bliss
103 min | 2021 |
5.3 (13124 votes)
|
6.89 (478 reviews)

A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation.

25.
D.A.R.Y.L.
99 min | 1985 |
6.3 (12352 votes)
|
7.87 (46 reviews)

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

26.
Critters 2
86 min | 1988 |
5.5 (14044 votes)
|
7.05 (53 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.

27.
Soldier
99 min | 1998 |
6.0 (52626 votes)
|
7.54 (292 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.

28.
Flight of the Navigator
90 min | 1986 |
6.9 (45142 votes)
|
8.43 (109 reviews)

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

29.
No Escape
118 min | 1994 |
6.1 (18483 votes)
|
7.62 (53 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.

30.
UHF
97 min | 1989 |
7.0 (26383 votes)
|
8.51 (183 reviews)

An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local television station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

31.
The Nutty Professor
107 min | 1963 |
6.7 (15837 votes)
|
8.21 (88 reviews)

A timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

32.
The Man with Two Brains
93 min | 1983 |
6.4 (24152 votes)
|
7.9 (79 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.

33.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
6.0 (10694 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.

34.
Grabbers
94 min | 2012 |
6.3 (17172 votes)
|
7.78 (82 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.

35.
RoboCop
102 min | 1987 |
7.5 (237660 votes)
|
8.96 (464 reviews)

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

36.
Zardoz
105 min | 1974 |
5.8 (20100 votes)
|
7.26 (179 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.

37.
Daredevil
103 min | 2003 |
5.3 (208555 votes)
|
6.75 (773 reviews)

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

38.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.7 (15610 votes)
|
8.15 (87 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.

39.
These Final Hours
87 min | 2013 |
6.7 (16533 votes)
|
8.14 (88 reviews)

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

40.
Galaxy Quest
102 min | 1999 |
7.3 (153270 votes)
|
8.73 (549 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.

41.
Revolt
87 min | 2017 |
5.2 (8570 votes)
|
6.63 (112 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.

42.
Outlander
115 min | 2008 |
6.2 (72459 votes)
|
7.62 (170 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.

43.
Steel
97 min | 1997 |
2.9 (11477 votes)
|
4.31 (53 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.

44.
Superman II
127 min | 1980 |
6.8 (99756 votes)
|
8.19 (241 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.

45.
Extracted
89 min | 2012 |
6.5 (11498 votes)
|
7.88 (78 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.

46.
Kin-dza-dza!
135 min | 1986 |
8.1 (11419 votes)
|
9.48 (50 reviews)

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

47.
Forever Young
102 min | 1992 |
6.3 (45149 votes)
|
7.67 (53 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.

48.
Demolition Man
115 min | 1993 |
6.7 (162209 votes)
|
8.07 (260 reviews)

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

49.
Them!
94 min | 1954 |
7.2 (20383 votes)
|
8.57 (179 reviews)

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

50.
Brainscan
96 min | 1994 |
6.1 (10575 votes)
|
7.46 (79 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 |
7.8 (872583 votes)
|
4.15 (4861 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 (480187 votes)
|
5.48 (2295 reviews)

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

03.
Mission Mangal
130 min | 2019 |
6.5 (12486 votes)
|
4.06 (352 reviews)

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

04.
Melancholia
135 min | 2011 |
7.2 (171335 votes)
|
4.92 (570 reviews)

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

05.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (582201 votes)
|
5.65 (1571 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.

06.
Black Panther
134 min | 2018 |
7.3 (652162 votes)
|
5.06 (3311 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.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.5 (206013 votes)
|
4.28 (3101 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.

08.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (849285 votes)
|
5.03 (1870 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.

09.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
5.7 (10358 votes)
|
3.56 (55 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.
The New Mutants
94 min | 2020 |
5.3 (56916 votes)
|
3.28 (1204 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.

11.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (614100 votes)
|
5.89 (1855 reviews)

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

12.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.8 (30518 votes)
|
3.85 (333 reviews)

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

13.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.8 (13023 votes)
|
1.87 (349 reviews)

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

14.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (259650 votes)
|
4.51 (2054 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.
Terminator: Dark Fate
128 min | 2019 |
6.2 (156477 votes)
|
4.31 (3094 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.

16.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (70881 votes)
|
4.75 (317 reviews)

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

17.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (575548 votes)
|
5.18 (2468 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.

18.
Fahrenheit 451
100 min | 2018 |
4.9 (18204 votes)
|
3.08 (213 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.

19.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
109 min | 2005 |
6.7 (188649 votes)
|
4.89 (1018 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."

20.
Upstream Color
96 min | 2013 |
6.7 (32097 votes)
|
4.9 (167 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.

21.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (895387 votes)
|
6.31 (2032 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.

22.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (377315 votes)
|
5.22 (2280 reviews)

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

23.
Vivarium
97 min | 2019 |
5.8 (43555 votes)
|
4.02 (1045 reviews)

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

24.
It Comes at Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (86062 votes)
|
4.43 (855 reviews)

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

25.
The Predator
107 min | 2018 |
5.3 (118707 votes)
|
3.58 (2568 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.

26.
Tenet
150 min | 2020 |
7.4 (361935 votes)
|
5.72 (4409 reviews)

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

27.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (470408 votes)
|
5.22 (7241 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.

28.
Into the Forest
101 min | 2015 |
5.8 (19012 votes)
|
4.13 (220 reviews)

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

29.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.2 (237177 votes)
|
5.57 (848 reviews)

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

30.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (541607 votes)
|
5.79 (647 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.

31.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (427276 votes)
|
5.89 (2981 reviews)

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

32.
After the Dark
107 min | 2013 |
5.7 (21507 votes)
|
4.1 (154 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.

33.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
111 min | 2018 |
5.6 (108841 votes)
|
4.03 (756 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.

34.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (698869 votes)
|
5.63 (1476 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.

35.
See You Yesterday
84 min | 2019 |
5.2 (9442 votes)
|
3.66 (341 reviews)

Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

36.
Star Trek Beyond
122 min | 2016 |
7.0 (232308 votes)
|
5.47 (817 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.

37.
Star Trek Into Darkness
132 min | 2013 |
7.7 (467030 votes)
|
6.19 (1180 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.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (358535 votes)
|
4.31 (1146 reviews)

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

39.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (421342 votes)
|
5.11 (574 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.

40.
CubeĀ²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (62771 votes)
|
4.11 (202 reviews)

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

41.
The First Purge
97 min | 2018 |
5.2 (56747 votes)
|
3.72 (606 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.

42.
Gamer
95 min | 2009 |
5.8 (131046 votes)
|
4.34 (251 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.

43.
The Purge
85 min | 2013 |
5.7 (205977 votes)
|
4.25 (761 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.
Snowpiercer
126 min | 2013 |
7.1 (332077 votes)
|
5.65 (935 reviews)

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

45.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (74114 votes)
|
3.96 (359 reviews)

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

46.
The Silence
90 min | 2019 |
5.3 (39653 votes)
|
3.87 (784 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.

47.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (28972 votes)
|
3.37 (570 reviews)

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

48.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
143 min | 2018 |
6.3 (119100 votes)
|
4.88 (483 reviews)

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

49.
Project Almanac
106 min | 2015 |
6.4 (77133 votes)
|
4.99 (226 reviews)

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

50.
Independence Day: Resurgence
120 min | 2016 |
5.2 (169354 votes)
|
3.8 (894 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?