Science Fiction is a genre of ideas, societal and philosophical as well as scientific. As such it only relies on the imagination and curiosity of its creators not on special effects or budgets. It can come from all over the world, be formally daring, even experimental. This list consists of films that are defined by their ambition, films that are underseen, but which all have legitimate sci-fi pedigree.
Some are based on properties by legendary sci-fi authors with more exalted adaptations elsewhere. Others mark ambitious low scale debuts of filmmakers that have gone on to define modern franchise science-fiction. Some are films that push formal limits and small budgets to explore fantastical world with invention and ambition. So, from around this world and many others, spanning from 1960s to the present day via some jumps into the future and back to the past. Here are ten films that are guaranteed to push the boundaries of your imagination if you give them the chance.