We all see blockbusters on a daily basis, on various streaming services like Netflix and HBO Max, but some brilliant movies have been overlooked because of all the blockbusters. Underrated films are those movies that recieved positive reviews from either the critics or the audience, but are rarely given attention to by the masses. Netflix is the biggest streaming service in the world, and it also has one of the biggest content libraries with hundreds more adding every day, so it is plausible that some great movies were hidden behind the big releases and that’s why we made this list of the best 10 underrated sci-fi movies on Netflix right now. The movies on this list are not ranked.
Total Recall (1990)
Synopsis: 2084. Quaid is haunted each night by a dream that he is on Mars looking for beautiful Melina. He goes against his wife Lori’s wishes and visits the Recall laboratories. They claim that they can help make his dream a reality by offering him an adventurous trip in his mind with a powerful hallucinogenic drug. But the experience has unexpected consequences, the drug awakens a memory that was erased from Quaid’s mind. In fact, he is not Quaid, he is a dangerous terrorist fighting against a Martian despot, Lori is not his wife she is an enemy agent and the red planet is at the heart of a terrifying plot. Pitiless killers relentlessly chase Quaid and he goes to Mars where other memories and other dangers await him, including Melina, the woman of his dreams. He will make an incredible discovery about his own identity.
The History of Future Folk (2012)
Synopsis: An alien ordered to colonize Earth abandons his mission when he hears music for the first time and is determined to save his adopted planet.
Synopsis: The film centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinz, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet.
Mad Max (1979)
Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic future, a malicious gang murders Max’s family as an act of retaliation, forcing Max to hit the open road seeking vengeance.
Synopsis: After waking up in a cryogenic unit, Liz fights to survive and remember who she is before her oxygen runs out.
Synopsis: Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.
Synopsis: Military man Colonel Jack O’Neil (Kurt Russell) and brilliant Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) lead a reconnaissance team through a StarGate, a portal which transports them millions of light years from Earth and strands them on an alien planet. When the ruler of this extraordinary world, Ra (Jaye Davidson), discovers the power of the StarGate, he devises a deadly plot. Racing against time, O’Neil and Jackson must overcome Ra if they are to save Earth and find a way back home.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Synopsis: Being the adventures of a young man…who loved a bit of the old ultra-violence…went to jail, was brain washed…and came out cured…or was he? In a futuristic welfare state, Alex (Malcolm McDowell), a vicious young hoodlum, sleeps all day and spends his nights roaming the city with his droogs (friends), assaulting innocent people in the streets and in their homes. Finally captured by the police, Alex undergoes rehabilitation in the form of aversion therapy as brutal and horrifying as any of his offenses.
Synopsis: A space-time continuum glitch allows Vera to save a boy’s life 25 years earlier, but results in the loss of her daughter, whom she fights to get back.
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Synopsis: Strap in. HARDCORE HENRY is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley). He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it.
This concludes the list of the best 10 underrated sci-fi movies on Netflix you can watch right now. So, if you have watched them tell us in the comments and we will make a new list for you, and if you haven’t what are you waiting for.