Most Underrated Sci-fi Movies


The Top Ten

1 The Arrival
2 Robocop 2

It had some holes but I still love this sequel - Alexandr

It wasn't Robocop 1, but it sure wasn't Robocop 3. - BKAllmighty

3 Demolition Man

Out of all the cheesy Sylvester Stallone movies, this one is, by far, the most entertaining. Wesley Snipes is perfect in his role. - BKAllmighty

It's even better than his other film from 1993, "Cliffhanger". - truckturner

4 The Last Starfighter
5 Ultraviolet

I really loved visual effects, fight scenes and Milla's outfit. She was sexy - Alexandr

No this sucked waayy bad

6 Outland

High noon plus space doesn't equal bad movie

7 They Live

RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper...may chew bubblegum and kick ass in heaven.

Another underrated Carpenter classic. - Myka

8 I, Robot

The special effects, at the very least, are award-worthy. The movie came out over ten years ago and yet the effects are still top notch. It's one exciting movie too, of course. - BKAllmighty

9 Body Snatchers
10 Sphere

The Contenders

11 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

I'm glad this one is here and not episodes II and III. I just can't stand Hayden Christensen's Anakin. I'll take Jar Jar Binks any day. - BKAllmighty

Agreed at least this film had some practical effects and some really good moments plus it has a very underrated score

In my opinion I think episode 3 is more underrated but it not have on the list so I vote for this.I hate jar jar at the first but when people keep hating it I feel like why people hate it so much much and I feel sad about jar jar for being most hate character in the world and now I just ok with it - Thirdwind

12 Alien 3

If you get over the deaths of hicks newt and bishop there is plenty of good moments also this was David finchers first film

This was the second best alien series! what a shame!

13 2010: The Year We Make Contact

People don't appriviate this film just for being a sequel

14 A.I. - Artificial Intelligence

All robots
I love futuristic cities at night time I want to go - SpencerJC

15 Flight of the Navigator

The best movie Disney ever made. By a long shot. - RockFashionista

16 Galaxy Quest
17 Armageddon
18 Futuresport
19 Serenity

Excellent series spawned an even greater movie.

20 Lost in Space
21 Mission To Mars
22 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

It's not that underrated... But it is a good film, it's just not as good as the first two ones.

23 The Shadow

Underrated yes but not really sy fy in my opinion

24 Supernova


25 Doom
26 Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
27 Interstellar
28 Fifth Element
29 Minority Report
30 Metropolis
31 Snowpiercer

Shocking, thought provoking. Always love a movie that has a real message told through a hypothetical situation.

32 Robocop 3
33 Space Truckers
34 Deep Star Six
35 Judge Dredd
36 C.H.U.D.
37 The Hidden

Suprised I'm not the only one who remembers this film

38 Stalker
39 Solaris (1972)
40 Prometheus
41 Space Camp
42 Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Underappriciated simply because of its slow pace dispite the fact that Alien and 2001 were slow paced but they get praise because critices say those movies did it better and most grew up watching Star Trek 2 which leads peolpe to unfairly hate this film

43 Soldier

A contender for the most underrated sci fi movie of all time. Also maybe the best Kirt Russell movie of all time. If you are one of those "I don't like Kirt Russell" people, this is the movie that will make you say, "I don't like Kirt Russel, except in that Soldier movie." I felt that way about George Clooney in "From Dusk Till Dawn". I don't like George Clooney, except in that Dusk Till Dawn movie. But Soldier is nothing like DTD. It gives Kirt a role that, ironically, allows him to talk less and act more. He pulls it off perfectly in Soldier.

44 Real Steel

Sure it has a pretty silly premise: boxing robots. But the film in my opinion is pretty intense. The robot fights were epic and I think this has to be Hugh Jackman's most underrated role. The child actor didn't do so bad either, the two of them had great chemistry. Definitely check this film out.

45 Dredd
46 Blade Runner
47 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
48 The Matrix
49 Inception
50 District 9
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Top Remixes

1. The Arrival
2. They Live
3. Alien 3
1. Robocop 2
2. Demolition Man
3. I, Robot
1. The Last Starfighter
2. Outland
3. The Arrival


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