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9/12/19 12:21 PM
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Shame on you for not seeing these 2 in the theater as I did. I blame you for no sequels due to dismal box offices. What were you doing opening weekend that was so important? Don't remember? Exactly.

1. Equilibrium

2. Live, Die, Repeat

9/12/19 12:24 PM
7/25/08
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I thought tha tmovie was called edge of tomorrow?

9/12/19 12:34 PM
10/6/15
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Dark City - Director's Cut

9/12/19 12:34 PM
6/13/07
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Logan's Run and They Live come to mind.

9/12/19 12:36 PM
4/6/09
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AlxinTO -

Dark City - Director's Cut

Totally underrated. Was completely overshadowed by the Matrix when it came out 

9/12/19 12:37 PM
11/16/17
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MoreThanUFC - Logan's Run and They Live come to mind.

I watched Logan's run about 6 months ago and holy crap it doesn't hold up

9/12/19 12:39 PM
4/27/15
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Moon

9/12/19 12:44 PM
1/1/01
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No Blade of Grass 

Planet of Vampires 

The Quiet Earth (not underrated but not seen enough) 

Day of the Triffids (BBC mini series) 

Timeslip (very underused plot in sci fi film) 

Quatermass and the Pit

 

9/12/19 12:45 PM
7/25/08
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Black Dougie - 

Moon


Good as fuck
9/12/19 12:45 PM
7/25/08
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ferox - 

No Blade of Grass 

Planet of Vampires 

The Quiet Earth (not underrated but not seen enough) 

Day of the Triffids (BBC mini series) 

Timeslip (very underused plot in sci fi film) 

Quatermass and the Pit

 


I've neve rseen any of these.
9/12/19 12:55 PM
5/2/02
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Not a movie, but just started on "The Expanse" and I don't know why I haven't heard more about this show. 

9/12/19 1:00 PM
7/5/12
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You're dating yourself with Equilibrium. Also it's trash sorry.

9/12/19 1:01 PM
7/25/08
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nottheface - 

Not a movie, but just started on "The Expanse" and I don't know why I haven't heard more about this show. 


It's fucking GREAT isn't it? The only probably is the main guy is kind of a shitty actor, but all the supporting actors are really good.

Jason Strathairn's charcter is a personal favorite, as is Peter Outerbridge
9/12/19 1:01 PM
8/18/13
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Black Dougie -

Moon

Not only underrated, but one of the greatest movies ever made. Rockwell should have got an oscar 

9/12/19 1:02 PM
8/18/13
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Another Earth was amazing. Sunshine and Event Horizon too 

9/12/19 1:03 PM
7/25/08
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David, rather, not Jason

9/12/19 1:04 PM
1/1/01
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I don't know if it's necessarily considered sci-fi (it kinda is?), but Coherence is criminally underrated.

9/12/19 1:08 PM
1/1/01
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

9/12/19 1:12 PM
1/1/01
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Thebonfirexm - 
MoreThanUFC - Logan's Run and They Live come to mind.

I watched Logan's run about 6 months ago and holy crap it doesn't hold up


A lot of the effects were pretty bad even for it's time.  However I loved the movie anyway and will always remember how cool it was when they were wandering the desolute ruins of D.C.

9/12/19 1:23 PM
1/1/01
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Outland 1981   Boyle and Connery

9/12/19 1:32 PM
1/1/01
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The Time Trap... kind of cheaply made, but a great premise.

9/12/19 1:36 PM
6/14/19
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9/12/19 1:37 PM
1/1/01
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In!

9/12/19 1:38 PM
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lordbreakdown - 
AlxinTO -

Dark City - Director's Cut

Totally underrated. Was completely overshadowed by the Matrix when it came out 


Yeah, I remember seeing that in theaters. Great concept and Keifer Sutherland gasping character was clutch.

Those alien things were creepy. It's like the move explored living in a simulation before living in a simulation was cool.
9/12/19 1:48 PM
8/14/19
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Not sure if underrated, but I enjoyed Snowpiercer. It's on Netflix atm