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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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  • 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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Nate Hartley 10 films

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Joshua Bradley 11 films

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cky_stew 10 films

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VV 17 films

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diLLa 10 films

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Irphen 10 films

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walkermargaret 7 films

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carolina 10 films

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BeesBot 10 films

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Noah Mulder 10 films

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JordanJurcyk 10 films

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Onni 5 films

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GonDaddy 10 films

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matthewspencer 10 films

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ConeyBow 11 films

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natalie🦋 12 films

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Wallace007 10 films

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Kyle 7 films

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Sanzi 10 films

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opi512 3 films

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Rje1 10 films

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John Quinn 17 films

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Hemwicky 10 films

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auzzy 9 films

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ville 8 films

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Mike Roe 10 films

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mhcope3 35 films

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Kelcey Foster 10 films

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Chris Goldberg 13 films

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Mike Myers 10 films

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