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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).

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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
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  • Event Horizon
  • Colossal
  • eXistenZ
  • Source Code
  • Looper
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  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Signs
  • Barbarella
  • Color Out of Space
  • Another Earth
  • Chronicle

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Mark Chandler 10 films

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tincolor 10 films

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Max 3 films

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Fred Fish 10 films

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Brian McGovney 10 films

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Jim Squires 10 films

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Jankin 10 films

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Kurosawa 10 films

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Stephen 10 films

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AirSabe 10 films

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openroad 5 films

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Teemu Herttua 12 films

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Eddie Wright 12 films

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Chris Hanley 10 films

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David McGuff 10 films

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Ben 10 films

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Stefan 10 films

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DigitalRellik 10 films

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steve_bennett 10 films

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Nate Hartley 10 films