In an era of computers, smartphones, Siri, and digital everything else, technology shapes our lives more than ever before, and moviegoing audiences have more of a taste for the fantastic and surreal images of sci-fi than ever before. Since the earliest days of film, directors and writers have tried to explore new realities by mixing tech and fiction. While some sci-fi outings become instant classics, others fade from view. For a select few, that's a disservice.
Some films like Tron, Blade Runner, or The Thing fell through the cracks and audiences of their time dudn't connect with them. One of the many virtues of home media is that it allows cinephiles, like those of us here at ScreenRant, to go back and reevaluate movies that get overlooked during their box office run. The titles contained herein didn't attract audiences of their day, or fell out of the public consciousness. That's a shame—each one is a masterpiece of sci-fi cinema in its own right.