Sci-Fi is easily one of the most popular genres in business. But most of the sci-fi movies coming out of the studios are either comic-book or more of an action adventure. There is hardly any science in those films. The really good science-fiction movies, more often than not, come from the stables of independent filmmakers (exceptions like Christopher Nolan‘s movies or ‘Solaris’ in the below list always exist). And hence, these films aren’t typically bid-budgeted but the ideas on which they are based on are fascinating. Today, we will look into the list of most underrated sci-fi movies of the 2000s. You can some of the underrated sci-fi films on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Sunshine (2007)
The story of the film revolves around a team of international astronauts, who are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. It is one of the rare films that combines action and science-fiction with electrifying results. Though, it is a little sad to see that such a gem of a film coming from the stables of an Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle, is yet to be discovered by the cinephiles.
9. Source Code (2011)
From Duncan Jones, who previously directed ‘Moon’, ‘Source Code’ is movie which leaves us more than perplexed at the end. Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Colter Stevens is a pilot and a part of secret program of the government, by which he is given to relive the last few minutes in the life of another man, who died in a train explosion. Stevens is needed to learn the identity of the bomber, but when he takes up the task, he sees many things are at stake, the least available being time. ‘Source Code’ gives a new twist to the time-travel films we are used to seeing, and does so brilliantly.
8. Solaris (2002)