In a genre full of classics such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gravity, Blade Runner and franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek, it's expected that some sci-fi flicks are going to get lost along the way. Whether they came out at the wrong time, suffered a too-limited release or featured a weak marketing campaign or small budget, there are plenty of films out there you missed that really deserve to be dug back up.
The following list will have a look at ten sci-fi movies just dying for you to watch. Each full of stunning visuals, great concepts expertly executed, and award-worthy acting, these motion pictures range from the more commercially accessible to the totally unique and bizarre. Each, despite shifts in tone and theme, carry the sci-fi genre with ease and originality, and are just as worthy of your time as the aforementioned masterpieces.
So, whether it's a grisly action, a time-travelling thriller, a deep meditation on life and death, or a surreal experimental film that defied the odds and hit a home run, here are ten sci-fi films you need to get watching.
WhatCulture contributor, aspiring author and lover of all things Buffy, zombie, TV and movie. Usually found rambling about how Jack Nicholson is the greatest actor of all time and watching the same six shows on repeat.