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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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PigeonorDove

PigeonorDove 15 films

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Lumpowitz 10 films

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RankerOfHorror 10 films

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skiesyouclimb 10 films

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Atlanta_Books 10 films

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Stella Worm 10 films

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Zoë 10 films

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Azatot 10 films

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ExistentialJeny 109 films

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Zane 10 films

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ExistentialJeny 12 films

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Dave 10 films

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wuniball 10 films

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Armandorcls612 10 films

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RCrus 10 films

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Katherine 10 films

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MarkC 10 films

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Nichtsbesondern 18 films

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maxsoderstromof 11 films

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Darlie Bunkle 10 films

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Maxime S Girard 10 films

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Alvaro D. Ruiz 20 films

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Rubie 11 films

Claire Hunter

Claire Hunter 10 films

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Letterboxd 20 films

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Geoff Lou 20 films

NelsonMaddaloni

NelsonMaddaloni 12 films

Erik

Erik 26 films

Warren Mitchell

Warren Mitchell 12 films

Sen McLeary

Sen McLeary 20 films

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longosteph 10 films

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immorroll 10 films

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Sabba 1 film

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liam 10 films

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Lexi 15 films

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simon 11 films

Fredl

Fredl 10 films

Dwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen 10 films

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Schnatterick 6 films

Noah

Noah 10 films

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UnderRain 10 films

Pat Healy

Pat Healy 10 films

Ilya Alesker

Ilya Alesker 10 films

Chris K

Chris K 11 films

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Maxicarnahan 10 films

V. Vargas

V. Vargas 10 films

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disspacebar 7 films

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Oily Maniac 10 films

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lahzah 29 films

liljake

liljake 52 films

Daniel

Daniel 15 films

Jake Richardson

Jake Richardson 300 films

e_gern

e_gern 6 films

kaethish

kaethish 8 films

Alican

Alican 18 films

fairymatcha

fairymatcha 10 films

Max_exists

Max_exists 10 films

James Wheeler

James Wheeler 8 films

Eric

Eric 10 films

Ben Murray

Ben Murray 10 films

rian

rian 15 films

Emma J.

Emma J. 13 films

Daniel Diniz

Daniel Diniz 11 films

Edmund Poliks

Edmund Poliks 10 films

Totenkindly

Totenkindly 10 films

Em

Em 11 films

nobleblackeye

nobleblackeye 42 films

Matthew Oliver

Matthew Oliver 30 films

hessli

hessli 5 films

last_triangle

last_triangle 2 films

Spielzeug

Spielzeug 10 films

Ted Rogers

Ted Rogers 8 films

John Gulow

John Gulow 25 films

Max Bovee

Max Bovee 10 films

Lorissa

Lorissa 10 films

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autojector 10 films

AddiePray

AddiePray 10 films

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HomerSmith 15 films

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CaiusMartius 10 films

Interlinked

Interlinked 10 films

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Bolido 10 films

Olly

Olly 6 films

John

John 10 films