Top 10 Underrated Science Fiction Movies

  • Published: 13 January 2016
  • These aren't the droids you're looking for; in fact, you might have completely missed these robots, spaceships and dystopias, but you should definitely give them a chance. Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Underrated Science Fiction Movies. Subscribe►► this list, we'll be looking at films that deserve a higher rating or that should've had a larger audience.

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  • Amitai Medan
    Amitai Medan  2 days back

    Most overrated opinion about underrated films.

    • om prakash
      om prakash  1 weeks back

      Shouldn't 'Coherence' be paid its due..?

      • john hopkins
        john hopkins  1 weeks back

        Thanx... headed over to Amazon for some on-demand Sci-Fi...

        • rezyl102
          rezyl102  2 weeks back

          Silent Running has always been one of my favorites. I was 11 or 12 the first time I saw it.

          • RedIceBlueFire
            RedIceBlueFire  2 weeks back

            "Strange Days" sucked and was filled with a load of completely unnecessary PC propaganda. "Silent Running" should have been #1. The movie was way before its time!

            • Adamson Thunder
              Adamson Thunder  2 weeks back

              Ex Machina
              Event Horizon
              Gattaca (is it underrated?)
              Slaughterhouse Five
              12 Monkeys (is it underrated?)
              Johnny Mnemonic
              Predestination (is it underrated?)
              Ghost in the Shell (is it underrated?)

              • iwonnatube
                iwonnatube  2 weeks back

                Mike Judge's Idiocracy from 2006 at #1... oh wait... only that it turned fact in 2016 so I guess it doesn't qualify as scifi anymore...

                • Lorenzo Munisami
                  Lorenzo Munisami  2 weeks back


                  • Simon Templar
                    Simon Templar  2 weeks back

                    The Thirteenth Floor

                    • Terry Dactyl
                      Terry Dactyl  2 weeks back

                      Soylent Green and Dark City.

                      • Cyril Sneer
                        Cyril Sneer  2 weeks back

                        eXistenZ is a fucking sick movie would have put it as number 1 fuck it moon is good but just arty and phsycologicaly good eXistenZ is fucking mad

                        • Stu Wright
                          Stu Wright  2 weeks back

                          all good cept primer which has a stupid plot,dont try too hard to understand it, it doesnt make sense........... Existenz is probably the best film on this list....

                          • Nestor Alegre
                            Nestor Alegre  2 weeks back

                            If you haven't seen Strange Days.. watch it it's a very good movie... One movie they didn't mention is Screamers

                            • treehuggernz
                              treehuggernz  2 weeks back

                              Nuff said.

                              • fran cis
                                fran cis  3 weeks back

                                PRIMER SUCKS, It was the kind of waste of time that made me mad for days.

                                • ReadyTo SaveIt
                                  ReadyTo SaveIt  3 weeks back

                                  Started my love of Karen Allen ...”Starman”

                                  • MsMarie0072
                                    MsMarie0072  3 weeks back

                                    Equilibrium is still my favorite movie...

                                    • Colton Wood
                                      Colton Wood  3 weeks back

                                      The signal 2014

                                      • shesaknitter
                                        shesaknitter  3 weeks back

                                        Silent Running breaks my heart every time.

                                        • G-Man Conyers
                                          G-Man Conyers  3 weeks back

                                          The Quiet Earth, Blood of Heroes, Rollerball (original), A Boy and His Dog, Repo Man, Dredd, Doomsday, Snowpiercer and Gattica. IMHO

                                          • Firstname Lastname
                                            Firstname Lastname  4 weeks back

                                            Loved Equilibrium, Moon felt kind of inauthentic at times and fell short of the mindfuck it could have delivered.

                                            • VITA kyo
                                              VITA kyo  4 weeks back

                                              Enemy mine is a crap , very boring . Don't waste your time .

                                              • VITA kyo
                                                VITA kyo  4 weeks back

                                                Existenz is absolutely brilliant .

                                                • munir hanafi
                                                  munir hanafi  4 weeks back

                                                  What's that underrated?

                                                  • Vanish Elite42
                                                    Vanish Elite42  4 weeks back

                                                    i've seen all but two of these movies.

                                                    • Vanish Elite42
                                                      Vanish Elite42  4 weeks back

                                                      Equilibrium was bad ass!

                                                      • phiLu
                                                        phiLu  4 weeks back

                                                        What is normal to the spider is chaos for the fly

                                                        • Immortal SoFar
                                                          Immortal SoFar  4 weeks back

                                                          Stalker is my all-time favourite but "Sphere" came out when I had just figured out that the reason CGI looked so unrealistic was that objects didn't react to ambient light. I looked closely at the movie and almost laughed when they said how remarkable the sphere was because it didn't react to ambient light!

                                                          • Stephan Tranquille
                                                            Stephan Tranquille  1 months back

                                                            David Cronenberg's NAKED LUNCH should also be an 1 underated movie from 1991.

                                                            • Jerome Taperman
                                                              Jerome Taperman  1 months back

                                                              “Emotionally weaved together”. You need better writers.

                                                              • zachary pulling
                                                                zachary pulling  1 months back

                                                                The ISLAND 2006

                                                                • Mike Amato
                                                                  Mike Amato  1 months back

                                                                  SOLARIS. Both the Tarkovsky and Soderbergh versions.

                                                                  • Bill Whitmire
                                                                    Bill Whitmire  1 months back

                                                                    The movie "The Signal " absolutely a great science fiction movie ....

                                                                    • Gon González
                                                                      Gon González  1 months back

                                                                      Waooo ❗ ❗ ❗...
                                                                      I remember when i was liltle kid watch "enemy mine"
                                                                      Great classic sci fi movie

                                                                      • romaneberle
                                                                        romaneberle  1 months back

                                                                        totally agreed on "2010", massively overshadowed by "2001", but it's actually an outstanding science fiction film

                                                                        • davidhunternyc
                                                                          davidhunternyc  1 months back

                                                                          Ex Machina

                                                                          - I can hear you, Dave.

                                                                          • Barry Maynard
                                                                            Barry Maynard  1 months back

                                                                            Logan's Run. Forbidden Planet. The Last Starfighter. Night of the Comet.

                                                                            • Rori Lovita
                                                                              Rori Lovita  1 months back

                                                                              Event Horizon

                                                                              • Mike S
                                                                                Mike S  2 months back

                                                                                I loved "Silent Running" when I was a kid. A friend loaned me "Pitch Black" on DVD. about 20 years ago. I'd never heard of it. I thought it was pretty cool!! I recently saw "Equilibrium" on TV. I thought it was REALLY good, though I thought the fight scenes and gun play were a little ridiculously over the top.

                                                                                • Josh Jenkins
                                                                                  Josh Jenkins  2 months back

                                                                                  Only seen the signal once. I remember liking it.

                                                                                  • Northern Range
                                                                                    Northern Range  2 months back

                                                                                    Funny you put Sunshine and Moon more underrated than eXistenze. As the latter two are always on Netflix and what have you. EXistenze was wholly better than them and has been forgotten. Or maybe it had to do w the fact I saw it in the theatre on Molly what we use to call in the 90s. Ecstasy...(but don’t do it now kids, drugs have been ruined and adulterated by Chinese fentanyl that kills people on MDMA which it’s cut w) The drugs we had in the 90s were all but pure. I hope the 20s are a resurrection of a mixture of 80s and 90s sentimentalities and cultural leanings alongside something new and better. Because the last 20 years have SUCKED. thanks to Jobs, that fing robot Zuckerberg and his social media cronies.

                                                                                    • Robo Q-Man
                                                                                      Robo Q-Man  2 months back

                                                                                      Maybe they can re-dub Moon without Kevin Spacey.

                                                                                      • tech four9
                                                                                        tech four9  2 months back

                                                                                        Sunshine is a damn good movie

                                                                                        • tech four9
                                                                                          tech four9  2 months back

                                                                                          Mr. Nobody is a damn good movie

                                                                                          • Charles Sherer
                                                                                            Charles Sherer  2 months back

                                                                                            How did Dark Star and it's sentient bombs not even make the honorable mention group?

                                                                                            • Alan G. Bandala
                                                                                              Alan G. Bandala  2 months back

                                                                                              Equilibrium it's like a son of 1984 and Farenheit 451

                                                                                              • Błażej Karolak
                                                                                                Błażej Karolak  2 months back

                                                                                                Sphere can only be an honorable mention if you haven't read the book it is based on. Equilibrium should be #1 on this list :)

                                                                                                • Mia de Fleur
                                                                                                  Mia de Fleur  2 months back

                                                                                                  @4:21 Mr Nobody, 6:23 Strange day,