As far as hidden movies go, the sizeable budgets
generally required by science fiction flicks mean the genre is less likely to
produce an overlooked gem than, for example, horror. In the case of spooky
movies, meagre production values mean that due to the sheer number of horror
films being churned out at any given time, there will inevitably be a few
diamonds in the rough. In comparison even the most grounded sci-fi is likely to
require a pretty decent special effects budget, to say nothing of the production
design necessitated by more ambitious world building.
However despite this the genre has been home to a
handful of often-unseen flicks which are well worth seeking out.
these hidden gems flop upon release and are subsequently forgotten despite being
missed masterpieces, whilst others are low budget efforts whose lack of studio
promotion meant they were never be sought out by casual viewers. In either
case, scouring the bargain bins of the world can often uncover some surprisingly
solid unheralded genre fare, and in the case of science fiction we’ve uncovered
a handful of flicks which are well worth your time, despite the fact that you
probably never came across them until perusing this list.