9. 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane manages to stand out from its predecessors for a very unusual reason, and spoilers ahead if you haven't seen it, but it's because for the vast majority of the film it's actually unclear as to whether 10 Cloverfield Lane is in fact a science fiction film or not.
The film follows two unfortunate bunker mates as they wake up kidnapped by an unhinged man claiming to be their saviour from the end of the world. The majority of the narrative sets itself up as a horror/drama until the very last moments when the Cloverfield reference suddenly makes sense and the science fiction element comes crashing down on the audience.
It is an exceptionally clever twist and tie in to a trilogy that the world didn't even know existed at the time, and the movie deserves substantially more credit than it is often given. It is a better effort than its much acclaimed predecessor and vastly superior to its lazily put together successor.
The film features an absolute powerhouse of a performance from the perennially underrated John Goodman and is worth a look to all sci-fi fans who perhaps didn't even know to give it the chance it deserves.