Underrated Sci-Fi Films

A list of sci-fi films that i think are really underrated. (i.e ghosts, monsters, space, supernatural films)

If anyone has any reccomendations for me or if i've missed out any, feel free to reply.

ps. no foreign films, just cant get into them.
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1.
Event Horizon (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
“ loved this film, cant go wrong with lawrence fishburne ” - JamessssxD
 
2.
End of Days (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ another tale of the devil; one of arnies classics, highly underrated in my opinion. ” - JamessssxD
 
3.
Pandorum (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities. (108 mins.)
“ didnt think much of this film until i saw it for myself, with everyone stating that it was poor; but i loved it and the story was awesome.

has potential for a great sequel. ” - JamessssxD
 
4.
Constantine (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a detective prove her sisters death was not a suicide, but something more. (121 mins.)
“ keanu reeves at his best, amazing film. cant wait the long anticipated sequel. ” - JamessssxD
 
5.
Starship Troopers (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ one of the most underrated actors of all time; casper van dien. this movie never got the sequel it deserved.

marauder was ok.. they tried too hard. where was neil patrick harris, denise richards and clancy brown?! ” - JamessssxD
 
6.
Mutant Chronicles (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
28th century soldier Mitch Hunter leads a fight against an army of underworld Mutants. (111 mins.)
Director: Simon Hunter
“ also another underrated actor; thomas jane. awesome movie. ” - JamessssxD
 
7.
Godzilla (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city. (139 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ so sue me. dont care what anyone says, this movie was awesome! ” - JamessssxD
 
8.
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Years in the future, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house. (98 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ pretty awesome movie if you ask me ” - JamessssxD
 
9.
Deep Rising (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. (106 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ where was the sequel?! ” - JamessssxD
 
10.
Ghost Ship (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that strange things happen. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Beck
“ again.. where was the *beep* sequel?! ” - JamessssxD
 
11.
Predator 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ just cause arnie wasnt in this one, people cast it aside.. well you were ALL wrong!! danny glover done a really good job, although i would've killed to see another arnie predator movie. maybe now that he's back into acting he can pull it off (maybe.. lol)

predators was good, adrien brody done very well. ” - JamessssxD
 
12.
DNA (1997 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
An evil scientist's DNA experiment on the bones of a mysterious jungle creature brings the carnivorous beast to life. (105 mins.)
Director: William Mesa
“ dont think many have seen this movie; saw it on sc-fi one day and thought it was great; similar to predator ” - JamessssxD
 
13.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ awesome british film! kevin mckidd (my fellow scotsman :D).

what happened to the sequel?.. was in development; then suddenly vanished from the face of the earth :| ” - JamessssxD
 
14.
Pitch Black (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur. (109 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ where riddick was first introduced. some people still dont know this is part of the riddick series. amazing film, one of my favourites. ” - JamessssxD
 
15.
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe. (119 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ the unknown sequel to pitch black!
deserved more credit, i thought this was awesome. cant wait for the sequel(s) ;) ” - JamessssxD
 
16.
Evolution (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor. (101 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ funny, cheesy, and great story :)
david duchovny, underrated actor!

love his tv series califonication ” - JamessssxD
 
17.
The Faculty (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. (104 mins.)
“ one of josh hartnetts first films. amzing story, amazing film ” - JamessssxD
 
18.
30 Days of Night (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. (113 mins.)
Director: David Slade
“ josh hartnett again! love this film so much!!

the sequel is terrible :| but ive read the books so they made up for it.
hopefully josh gets his finger out and makes a proper sequel to it, although he's dead but if you've read the books you'll understand he's not.. lol ” - JamessssxD
 
19.
Sunshine (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ just cause scientiffically half of this film is false, doesnt make it terrible! critics are the worst thing ever!

movie is awesome, dont listen to scientists or critics ” - JamessssxD
 
20.
Mars Attacks! (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ so *beep* cheesy.. but love it ” - JamessssxD
 
21.
Equilibrium (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
“ better than the matrix.. WAY BETTER! ” - JamessssxD
 
22.
Donnie Darko (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ one of my *beep* up favourite films; you have to watch this one a few times to get it :L ” - JamessssxD
 
23.
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ where was the sequel bruce?! :| ” - JamessssxD
 
24.
Species (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human. (108 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ awesome movie; the sequels weren't particularly good.. although still watchable if you know what i mean ;) ” - JamessssxD
 
25.
Serenity (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ nathan fillon - amazing actor!! should be playing nathan drake in the upcoming uncharted film, not mark wahlberg; although i love mark wahlberg but nathan fillon is meant for nathan drake! come on!! :| ” - JamessssxD
 
26.
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ where the hell has clive owen gone?! not been in a good movie in a while ” - JamessssxD
 
27.
The Book of Eli (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. (118 mins.)
“ denzel at his best xD ” - JamessssxD
 
28.
Unbreakable (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident. (106 mins.)
“ amazing film! ” - JamessssxD
 
29.
The One (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills. (87 mins.)
Director: James Wong
“ one of jet li's best! from the makers of the matrix ” - JamessssxD
 
30.
Knowing (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe. (121 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ alot of people hate this film :s
i thought it was awesome! ” - JamessssxD
 
31.
Reign of Fire (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet. (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
“ actually love this film! christian bale, mathew mcconaughey, gerard butler! :D ” - JamessssxD
 
32.
Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter... (90 mins.)
Director: Hyung-rae Shim
“ another dragon film i thought deserved more credit! ” - JamessssxD
 
33.
Escape from New York (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ one of john carpenters classics! influenced one of the best video game characters of all time! solid snake!! ” - JamessssxD
 
34.
Escape from L.A. (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported. (101 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ the sequel everyone was waiting for?.. i say yeh!

ps. YOU CANT REMAKE THESE FILMS WITHOUT KURT RUSSELL!! :| although i probably will go see the remake anyway. ” - JamessssxD
 
35.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ another classic from john carpenter and kurt russell!

cant wait for the new one; dont understand why the new one is called the thing though considering it aint a remake, its more of a prequel.. ” - JamessssxD
 
36.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ so cheesy, but love it! ” - JamessssxD
 
37.
Underworld (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Selene, a beautiful warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons. (121 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ dont think this is that underrated; but since i love it its going on this list! cant wait for underworld 4.. cause rise of the lycans was just poor.. ” - JamessssxD
 
38.
Total Recall (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he? (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ arnie again.. amazing film. why remake it? :| ” - JamessssxD
 
39.
Jurassic Park III (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ sam neill, awesome actor! this film was alot darker than the previous films and deserved more credit..

where are the sequel(s)? ” - JamessssxD
 
40.
Daybreakers (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind. (98 mins.)
“ ethan hawke! one of my all time favourite actors, and also underrated! this movie was awesome and really hope they make a sequel.

sam neill is also in this movie! ” - JamessssxD
 
41.
Timecop (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ JCVD :D love his movies!! one of his best; and highly underrated..

what the *beep* was the sequel all about.. if you can actually call it a sequel.. ” - JamessssxD
 
42.
Universal Soldier (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too. (102 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ one of ronald emmerich's best, and JCVD. amazing film; dont know what the sequels were all about.. :s haha.. with the exception of the return, that was alright since JCVD was in it.. ” - JamessssxD
 
43.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an... (97 mins.)
Director: John Hyams
“ ..but then came along the sequel we were waiting for! :) still not as good as the original, but it was awesome! cant wait for new dimension! ” - JamessssxD
 
44.
Monsters (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. (94 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
“ low budget. surprisingly amazing film! hope they make a sequel ” - JamessssxD
 
45.
Skyline (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. (97 mins.)
“ actually thought this movie was awesome! special effects were amazing; hopefully they make a sequel ” - JamessssxD
 
46.
Stealth (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war. (121 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ really good movie in my opinion! ” - JamessssxD