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Best underrated sci-fi films

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It’s time to face the music and uncover some new prospects. While all eyes are rightly on the resurrection of The Matrix, let’s run a scanner darkly over the under-appreciated science fiction we love from throughout this voyage of time. From this millennium or the last, what science-fiction movies were colossal underwhelms upon release, running silent through cinemas, that deserve to be chronicled today? Whether they star a man from this earth (or another), or a turbo kid in the slipstream, list the ten hidden-gem sci-fi films that would board your midnight special (films must have a 3.5 average or lower).

Most mentioned

  • Ad Astra
  • Tenet
  • High Life
  • The Vast of Night
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • The Fountain
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Cube
  • Event Horizon
  • Colossal
  • eXistenZ
  • Source Code
  • Looper
  • Prospect
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Signs
  • Barbarella
  • Color Out of Space
  • Another Earth
  • Chronicle

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Melissa 103 films

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Rod T 10 films

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Robert Berlin 10 films

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mooveefan 10 films

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Mariner35 20 films

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Rui Ozpinhead 10 films

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DonJohn80 10 films

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Josias Troyer 10 films

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okrc (J.Arturo) 10 films

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Cody F. Schmidt 10 films

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improbable 10 films

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enricioni 10 films

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Will Tyer 10 films

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TB14 10 films

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Marina Rossi 10 films

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Drew 15 films

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CarsonHiggins 8 films

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YoloDad420 13 films

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franktjmagnolia 11 films

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Myles 8 films

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Haukay 10 films

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Maciej Hutt 3 films

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Eric Henderson 20 films

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schylerb 10 films

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jakesp8 10 films

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Jake Green 10 films

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jph139 10 films

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Shane Barlow 10 films

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Kabir Omerovic 10 films

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Danny Fain 10 films

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Dan Hill 10 films

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Wunze 10 films

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Kacie Rahm 10 films

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Troy Cornett 10 films

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Richard Garrett 10 films

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Clearin 10 films

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connor 10 films

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Nick Weaver 10 films

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LRSVDR 10 films

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Robert Shupe 10 films

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Nick Moffitt 10 films

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The_Ghoul 10 films

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Erik Gregersen 10 films

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hamidrg2000 14 films

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X_modem 20 films

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Andrew Franklin 21 films

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dogstaaarr 10 films

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Tucker 10 films

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mateo vargas 12 films

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Jake J 11 films

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David Holmes 10 films

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Halfoun 10 films

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Evan Benner 10 films

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Benji 10 films

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Bobby 10 films

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jamie_1 166 films

Elya

Elya 10 films

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Gadnuk 10 films

Cynthia Ward

Cynthia Ward 10 films

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G a y a n 15 films

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Ian 11 films

Daniel Charchuk

Daniel Charchuk 25 films