10 Underrated but Badass Sci-Fi Films

Here’s a type of cinema that will make you think about everything and perceive the world in a whole new light. Science fiction movies are filled with oodles of creative and imaginative concepts such as time travel, parallel universe, aliens, space expedition, futuristic technology, and so on. These ideas may baffle you, but they will also make you want to be a part of that world.

We all are familiar with blockbuster sci-fi movies such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Avatar, Inception, Star Wars series, and many more. Such movies were the highlight of our childhood memories and are probably on top of every movie fanatic’s list. Apart from these movies, there are some independent, off-beat, thrilling, and thought-provoking science fiction films that we feel you must watch if you are a hard-core fan of this genre.

The Children of Men
This movie neatly portrays a world in the year 2027, where the human race is on the verge of extension. All the inhabitants have become infertile and in the midst of all the chaos, a woman gets pregnant, and must be protected and taken to a sanctuary called the Human project at sea. Catch Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Charlie Hunnam play powerful roles in this film.

Another Earth
Brit Marling, plays the role of a bright and ambitious student, Roda, whose life takes a major turn on the night a phantom planet similar to Earth gets spotted in the galaxy.

Eight friends gather for a dinner party, and on the same night they experience an astronomical anomaly which results in a series of some unpleasant events. The director of this film, James Ward Byrkit has flawlessly planned the twists in the movie and given it a realistic look.

Ex Machina
Oscar Isaac plays the role of Nathan, who is a brilliant programmer and the CEO of a huge internet company. He is working on an experiment that tests how a humanoid will reciprocate with human-like qualities. In order to successfully test his experiment, he runs a contest in his company. That’s when he meets Caleb Smith, played by Domhnall Gleeson, and then the story slowly unfolds.

This movie is about astronaut Sam, played by Sam Rockwell, who is towards the end of his three-year stint at a lunar space station. During the end of his mission, he meets with an accident that changes the whole plot and brings out the darker side of the story.

Six strangers, with completely different personalities, individual characteristics, and backgrounds are placed in a giant cube. Their aim is to come together and escape from an endless maze which is filled with deadly traps. The director, Vincenzo Natali, sets a serious tone in this film which will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Blade Runner

Harrison Ford plays the role of a blade runner, Deckard. He is forcefully assigned a mission to find and terminate the escaped replicants who have stolen a space ship to return to Earth. This film was released in the year 1982, yet it had some excellent special effects which painted a surreal view of the future.

A team of competent astronauts are sent on a mission to reignite the dying Sun. While on the expedition, a series of nasty events occur which puts their lives at stake. The Slumdog Millionaire director, Danny Boyle has made this multi-starrer film which consists of some fine actors such as Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, and Michelle Yeoh.

The Thing (1982)
This movie will surely send a chill down your spine. It’s a story of group of American research scientists, who have set up camp at a remote location in Antarctica. During their stay, they come across a vicious unknown creature that kills and takes the form of anything it touches. Watch this movie to see how the scientists try to survive against the Thing that is attacking them.

The Abyss (1989)
The critically acclaimed director, James Cameron, has directed this film. This movie is about a team of civilian divers who are sent on a search for a lost nuclear submarine. During their mission, they end up in grave danger when they encounter an alien aquatic species.

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