Top 50 underrated sci-fi movies

01.
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
88 min | 2004 |
1.9 (29192 votes)
|
6.04 (113 reviews)

A group of smart-talking toddlers find themselves at the center of a media mogul's experiment to crack the code to baby talk. The toddlers must race against time for the sake of babies everywhere.

02.
Suburban Commando
90 min | 1991 |
4.4 (8702 votes)
|
7.51 (32 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 (47919 votes)
|
7.74 (68 reviews)

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

04.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18435 votes)
|
7.0 (147 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 (47421 votes)
|
6.56 (456 reviews)

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

06.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.3 (23719 votes)
|
5.43 (70 reviews)

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

07.
RocketMan
95 min | 1997 |
5.9 (8627 votes)
|
8.02 (60 reviews)

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

08.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (12600 votes)
|
5.14 (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 (34223 votes)
|
6.03 (328 reviews)

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

10.
The Nutty Professor
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (103171 votes)
|
7.58 (77 reviews)

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

11.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (14778 votes)
|
6.58 (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.

12.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (22877 votes)
|
5.67 (128 reviews)

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

13.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (12883 votes)
|
7.26 (82 reviews)

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

14.
Critters 3
86 min | 1991 |
4.4 (10264 votes)
|
6.18 (37 reviews)

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

15.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (8058 votes)
|
7.64 (89 reviews)

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

16.
Real Genius
108 min | 1985 |
7.0 (28439 votes)
|
8.74 (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.

17.
Guardians
89 min | 2017 |
4.0 (10233 votes)
|
5.71 (142 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.
Willard
100 min | 2003 |
6.1 (16905 votes)
|
7.72 (158 reviews)

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

19.
Zardoz
105 min | 1974 |
5.9 (18022 votes)
|
7.51 (165 reviews)

In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

20.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
5.9 (9699 votes)
|
7.51 (96 reviews)

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

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

A scientist who has invented a technology to construct virtual realities from people's memories finds himself in a perilous situation, after he reluctantly allows it to be used for a purpose he never imagined.

22.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (23747 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.

23.
Outlander
115 min | 2008 |
6.2 (69352 votes)
|
7.77 (147 reviews)

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

24.
Junior
109 min | 1994 |
4.6 (61716 votes)
|
6.13 (66 reviews)

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

25.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.8 (14662 votes)
|
8.33 (84 reviews)

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

26.
Krull
121 min | 1983 |
6.1 (28279 votes)
|
7.62 (151 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.
Daredevil
103 min | 2003 |
5.3 (199567 votes)
|
6.8 (748 reviews)

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

28.
Critters 2
86 min | 1988 |
5.5 (12925 votes)
|
6.98 (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.
Fortress
95 min | 1992 |
5.9 (26272 votes)
|
7.38 (64 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.

30.
Zombie Strippers!
94 min | 2008 |
4.1 (17091 votes)
|
5.55 (90 reviews)

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

31.
RoboCop
102 min | 1987 |
7.5 (217916 votes)
|
8.95 (400 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.
Flight of the Living Dead
94 min | 2007 |
5.2 (8708 votes)
|
6.64 (99 reviews)

A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several...

33.
No Escape
118 min | 1994 |
6.1 (17571 votes)
|
7.53 (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.

34.
The Return of the Living Dead
91 min | 1985 |
7.3 (50354 votes)
|
8.72 (242 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.

35.
Flight of the Navigator
90 min | 1986 |
6.9 (41113 votes)
|
8.32 (91 reviews)

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

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

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

37.
D.A.R.Y.L.
99 min | 1985 |
6.3 (11443 votes)
|
7.72 (39 reviews)

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

38.
Kill Command
99 min | 2016 |
5.7 (12094 votes)
|
7.11 (80 reviews)

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

39.
Multiplicity
117 min | 1996 |
6.1 (28440 votes)
|
7.51 (73 reviews)

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

40.
Forever Young
102 min | 1992 |
6.3 (42190 votes)
|
7.71 (49 reviews)

During a cryogenics test, a pilot frozen in 1939 awakes in 1992 but time is running out, as his body starts to age rapidly.

41.
Night of the Comet
95 min | 1984 |
6.4 (16917 votes)
|
7.8 (150 reviews)

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

42.
Universal Soldier
102 min | 1992 |
6.0 (78448 votes)
|
7.4 (120 reviews)

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Viet Nam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

43.
Galaxy Quest
102 min | 1999 |
7.3 (139503 votes)
|
8.7 (497 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.

44.
Them!
94 min | 1954 |
7.2 (18363 votes)
|
8.59 (160 reviews)

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

45.
Superman II
127 min | 1980 |
6.8 (92366 votes)
|
8.17 (215 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.

46.
These Final Hours
87 min | 2013 |
6.7 (14797 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.

47.
Soldier
99 min | 1998 |
6.0 (49606 votes)
|
7.36 (271 reviews)

A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.

48.
The Man with Two Brains
93 min | 1983 |
6.4 (22436 votes)
|
7.75 (68 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.

49.
The Thing from Another World
87 min | 1951 |
7.2 (23476 votes)
|
8.55 (212 reviews)

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

50.
Critters
86 min | 1986 |
6.1 (29114 votes)
|
7.43 (106 reviews)

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

Top 50 overrated sci-fi movies

01.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
138 min | 2015 |
8.0 (796887 votes)
|
4.25 (4425 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 (395659 votes)
|
5.54 (1922 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 |
5.9 (11274 votes)
|
3.53 (50 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 (795442 votes)
|
4.84 (1768 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 (545914 votes)
|
4.96 (2964 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 (532825 votes)
|
5.63 (1551 reviews)

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

07.
Melancholia
135 min | 2011 |
7.1 (155970 votes)
|
4.88 (499 reviews)

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

08.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (560612 votes)
|
5.68 (1492 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.

09.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.9 (12493 votes)
|
1.87 (303 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.

10.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (780758 votes)
|
6.11 (1764 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.

11.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.9 (16733 votes)
|
3.97 (188 reviews)

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

12.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (544916 votes)
|
5.08 (2330 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.

13.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (233276 votes)
|
4.48 (1860 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.

14.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.2 (222740 votes)
|
5.34 (771 reviews)

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

15.
Interstellar
169 min | 2014 |
8.6 (1339018 votes)
|
6.77 (3058 reviews)

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

16.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
109 min | 2005 |
6.7 (179365 votes)
|
4.89 (995 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.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (355850 votes)
|
5.2 (2173 reviews)

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

18.
Die Stadt der Blinden
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (66720 votes)
|
4.8 (294 reviews)

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

19.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
7.0 (366441 votes)
|
5.21 (6741 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.

20.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (644225 votes)
|
5.44 (1379 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.

21.
Another Earth
92 min | 2011 |
7.0 (86823 votes)
|
5.25 (233 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.

22.
The Predator
107 min | 2018 |
5.4 (102832 votes)
|
3.67 (2332 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.

23.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (333135 votes)
|
4.16 (1010 reviews)

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

24.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (386030 votes)
|
4.97 (538 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

25.
Upstream Color
96 min | 2013 |
6.7 (29003 votes)
|
5.07 (151 reviews)

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

26.
After the Dark
107 min | 2013 |
5.7 (20274 votes)
|
4.08 (131 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.

27.
A.I. Rising
85 min | 2018 |
6.0 (8372 votes)
|
4.38 (97 reviews)

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

28.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (582790 votes)
|
5.89 (609 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.

29.
Fahrenheit 451
100 min | 2018 |
4.9 (15174 votes)
|
3.29 (184 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.

30.
Inception
148 min | 2010 |
8.8 (1883093 votes)
|
7.2 (3090 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.

31.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (327829 votes)
|
5.97 (2535 reviews)

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

32.
CubeĀ²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (59186 votes)
|
4.07 (178 reviews)

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

33.
Paycheck
119 min | 2003 |
6.3 (98953 votes)
|
4.78 (259 reviews)

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

34.
Jurassic Park III
92 min | 2001 |
5.9 (279526 votes)
|
4.38 (914 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.

35.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
111 min | 2018 |
5.6 (93439 votes)
|
4.09 (660 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.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
143 min | 2018 |
6.2 (96072 votes)
|
4.72 (393 reviews)

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

37.
Monsters
94 min | 2010 |
6.4 (84987 votes)
|
4.95 (431 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.

38.
Star Trek Into Darkness
132 min | 2013 |
7.7 (449101 votes)
|
6.26 (1131 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.

39.
The Purge
85 min | 2013 |
5.7 (187667 votes)
|
4.27 (660 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.

40.
Harlock: Space Pirate
115 min | 2013 |
6.4 (10995 votes)
|
4.97 (39 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.

41.
The Silence
90 min | 2019 |
5.2 (27077 votes)
|
3.77 (626 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.

42.
Primer
77 min | 2004 |
6.9 (91253 votes)
|
5.5 (378 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.

43.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (70421 votes)
|
4.0 (321 reviews)

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

44.
Children of Men
109 min | 2006 |
7.9 (435518 votes)
|
6.51 (1188 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.
Gamer
95 min | 2009 |
5.8 (125860 votes)
|
4.41 (232 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.

46.
Occupation
119 min | 2018 |
5.4 (11731 votes)
|
4.02 (376 reviews)

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

47.
Divergent
139 min | 2014 |
6.7 (404743 votes)
|
5.32 (750 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.

48.
Under the Skin
108 min | 2013 |
6.3 (116095 votes)
|
4.93 (745 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.
Life
104 min | 2017 |
6.6 (187907 votes)
|
5.23 (926 reviews)

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

50.
Z for Zachariah
98 min | 2015 |
6.0 (26028 votes)
|
4.66 (107 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.