What are the best underrated sci fi movies?

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    Contact is a gripping story, starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey, that follows a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth.


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    Liu Ma
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Contact is one of those underrated movies that makes more sense than mainstream sci-fi movies. It speculates on possible reactions if the human kind is contacted by extraterrestrial life. The film tackles the impact on religion and politics."
  2. 11



    Paul is a sci-fi road-comedy film directed by Greg Mottola. Released in 2011, the movie revolves around two sci-fi geeks who met an extraterrestrial being. It starred Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wigg, and Seth Rogen.


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    Lei Xu
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie. Two sci-fi geeks on a road-trip of a lifetime just happened to meet an extraterrestrial being who just wanted to go home to his planet. It could happen to anyone, right?"
  3. 8



    Looper is a action drama movie which follows Joe, a time travelling assassin who finds himself assigned by the mob to kill himself in the future. It was directed by Rian Johnson and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt.


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    William Deng
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Nevermind that Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt look nothing alike. Once you're over that, just enjoy the movie as I did. Great concept, good acting. Totally underrated."
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    Coherence is a sci-fi and horror movie directed and written by James Ward Byrkit himself. This horror movie follows the story of 8 friends at a dinner party and their strange experience on the night a comet passing close to earth.

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    Xiang Qiao
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "As far as underrated movies are concerned, Coherence is by far one of my favorites. A perfect marriage between psychological thriller and science-fiction, this film is a must watch for die-hard sci-fi fans!"
  2. 6



    Predestination is a movie directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig and features  Ethan Hawke. It tells the story of a secret time traveling agency that was made to stop future killers and terrorists from committing crimes. 


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    Peter Zhu
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Time travel with a twist. Ethan Hawke gives a wonderful performance as a time traveler agent who botched his assignment and set this movie in motion. Overall, it is a good movie to watch and it makes me wonder why not so many people have heard about Predestination."
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    Gattaca is a futuristic thriller with a touch of noir cinema, like Blade Runner, that tells the story of a dystopic world where people are divided between those who are genetically enhanced and those who not. 


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    Yan Fu
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "A future where only the genes matter.  Ethan Hawke gives an unforgettable performance as he maneuvers himself to overcome the current norm. Gattaca is one of the most underrated films of all time."
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    #7Repo Man

    Repo Man

    Repo Man is an American sci-fi comedy movie directed by Alex Cox starring Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez in 1984. It won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay at the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.


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    Harry Lin
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "How about this for the plot: a rock-music enthusiast and a crazy repossession agent in pursuit of a car that is possibly connected to extraterrestrials. Never a dull moment in this film. I am surprised this is only 7th in this list. "
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    #8After Earth

    After Earth

    After Earth is an adventurous science fiction action motion picture that features Jaden Smith, David Denman, and Will Smith. It was directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan and premiered on May 1, 2013, in Tokyo, Japan.


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    Harry Lin
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "After Earth presents us with an intriguing future. While this is not Will Smith's best performance, the power of the movie lies in its story. I enjoyed watching the film despite all the negative reviews I read about it. After Earth is truly underrated."


Best What are the best underrated sci fi movies
1ContactMovies 14 Paid
2PaulMovies 11 Paid
3LooperMovies 8 Paid
4CoherenceMovies 8 Paid
5PredestinationMovies 6 Paid
6GattacaMovies 4 Paid
7Repo ManMovies 2 Paid
8After EarthMovies 0 Paid

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