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10 Most Underrated 1990s Sci-Fi Movies

The '90s were the Sci-Fi gift that just kept on giving... even if you didn't know it at the time.

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Science fiction is undoubtedly a timeless genre, entertaining us lot for centuries now through short stories, novels and eventually film and television. The truth is that we can't help but love a bit of sci-fi, simply because it teases us with the prospect of the unknown, and in many cases, how humanity reacts to it.

Like each decade that came before it, the '90s saw the sci-fi genre reach a whole new level of grandiosity, thanks in no small part to improved special effects and the subsequent revival of the science fiction/disaster movie blockbuster that came with it. A decade that gifted us with groundbreaking classics like Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Jurassic Park, The Matrix, Men In Black and Independence Day, it's hard to imagine what the cinematic landscape would look like without the leaps and bounds that were made as we approached the end of 20th century.

That being said, not every film in the genre was quite as lucky - or even memorable - as those aforementioned trendsetters. Whether they were poorly received at the time of their release, reviled by the critics who watched them or just completely lost to history, there are some sci-fi gems that deserve more attention.

With that in mind, let's get to know some of them...

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Michael Patterson is an experienced writer with an affinity for all things film and TV. He may or may not have spent his childhood obsessing over WWE.