With the continued success of Star Wars, Avatar, and superhero movies in general, science fiction remains one of the most popular genres in cinema. Despite this, some science fiction films were either too much or not enough for mainstream audiences, and thus did not receive enough recognition for their cinematic achievements upon release.
Although largely forgotten by the general public, these films are works of genius that fans of the genre should check out.
5. Color From Space (2019)
This sci-fi/horror film is the perfect movie for fans of Stephen King and John Carpenter. Based on a classic story by HP Lovecraft, director Richard Stanley’s passion project follows a family facing unimaginable horrors after a strangely colored meteor crashes near their farm. Plants and animals begin to mutate, time and space begin to evolve, and everyone loses themselves at will.
Although the film is somewhat strange, it remains true to the spirit of Lovecraft’s story and mythos. He holds nothing back as his characters, including the children, fall victim to an incomprehensible and careless force that robs them of their lives. Horrible, psychedelic, and just pessimistic, Color Out of Space A cosmic nightmare that will overwhelm the senses, directed by none other than Nic Cage.
4. 2010: The Year We Met (1984)
Although it is the sequel to 2001: A Space Odysseyone of the best sci-fi movies ever, 2010 The film has flown very much under the radar since it was first shown in 1984. The film follows a team of American and Soviet astronauts traveling to Jupiter to find out what happened on Discovery Ofe during her initial journey. 2010 it answers many lingering questions from the first film, such as why HAL was murdered and what happened to David Bowman. It also features stellar performances from its cast, including Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, and Bob Balaban.
While this film may not live up to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, it is still a stunning and thought-provoking film that stands as a worthy sequel to Arthur C. Clarke’s story. As it depicts humanity on the brink of nuclear war, 2010 it promotes a message of hope and unity that is still relevant today, making the audience look at themselves as a microcosm in this ever-expanding universe.
3. The End of the World (2013)
Director Edgar Wright completes his part Cornetto Three Flavors trilogy with this sci-fi/comedy twist. The film follows a child alcoholic hoping to relive his glory days with his childhood friends by taking them on a pub crawl in his hometown. But when they get there, they are shocked to find that everyone has been replaced by an alien android duplicate with the intention of building the next one.
The premise of this movie is very out there, and ultimately sends a very grim message about humanity. But like many of Wright’s other works, The world End it’s a cinematic roller coaster that runs to perfection from start to finish. It has flawless writing, hilarious storylines, and some great performances that will keep viewers coming back to watch it over and over again.
2. Snow Peers (2013)
Before Snow drift became a series on TNT, A parasite This cinematic adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name was directed by Bong Joon-Ho. The story takes place on a train carrying the last survivors of the new Ice Age inadvertently created by mankind in an attempt to stop global warming. The train becomes an all-out war as a group of lower-class passengers rise up against the elite traitors who control the train.
With an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and Ed Harris, Snow drift is a unique sci-fi blockbuster that offers a serial and evocative analysis of human civilization. Nothing is ever as it seems on the titular train, and there are plenty of strange moments and profound symbolism that will send viewers’ brains off the rails.
1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
As however Blade Runner Now considered one of the best sci-fi films of all time, its sequel was considered a box office disappointment despite receiving critical acclaim. Taking place 30 years after the original film, 2049 It follows a replicant blade runner who discovers that a child has been secretly born to one of his own, sending him on a journey of self-discovery that determines the future of both the human and the android.
The franchise made an excellent return to the big screen with its beautiful cinematography and mind-blowing visual effects, both of which won their respective categories at the Oscars. And as its predecessor, Blade Runner 2049 has gained a cult following that has made it a must-see classic for fans of the original film and the Sci-fi genre.