Every genre has its overlooked classics, whether it’s the
overflowing bargain bins of unwatched horrors which hide an unseen gem or
two or the leagues of exceptional indie dramedies which never reach a larger
audience since viewers can only cope with one or two more “out there” efforts
per year, dooming countless instant classics to streaming site obscurity the
second A24 decides against offering them a distribution deal.
Of all the genres though, sci-fi stands alone in its unparalleled
ability to produce clever, though-provoking, and often even funny or action-packed
flicks which no one ever bothers to spotlight. Is it because the genre itself
already requires so much suspension of disbelief that even hardened fans find
it difficult to seek out some more obscure flicks? Or is it just that there are
so many instantly recognizable iconic franchises in sci-fi that viewers are
inundated with options without ever leaving the mainstream?
Whatever the cause, far too often sci-fi flicks are
missed out on by audiences unaware of their existence, so we’ve compiled a
massive run down of fifteen stellar sci-fis that no one ever talks about.