Top Ten Most Underrated Movies


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This is a well-known and acclaimed movie. It is by few means considered underrated. That is like saying The Shawshank Redemption is underrated because it didn't make much money at the box office. My pick for most underrated movie is The Prestige, also directed by Christopher Nolan. It is a film about rival magicians in turn of the century London. Sounds boring? It is actually a dark and twisty tale that has a plot twist that is shoved in your face throughout the movie and you never notice it, like a magic trick.
Underrated? I thought it gained a lot of respect! Which it deserved if you ask me. Good film

2Cast Away
It tells a small story in a grand fashion. A man stranded on a remote desert island, fighting to survive while also coping with the fear of never being able to return as well as the overpowering sense of isolation.
It's simple, yet so captivating and emotionally wrenching. It has almost as much heart and soul as Forrest Gump and it is truly one of the finest movies ever made.
Yeah this movie is definitely underrated. I mean, it's not as if it received critical acclaim and was nominated for 2 Oscar's including Best Actor. It's not as if it's still a ver popular movie and is quite iconic... I don't think people understand the meaning of the word underrated..

3I Dreamed of Africa

4Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

5Lock Up

6 The Lost World: Jurassic Park

7Dangerous Game

8Requiem for a Dream
I think the theme song was more well known than the movie.

9The Godfather Part III
Offcourse most underrated movie ever.

10Blast From the Past

The Contenders

11Pearl Harbor
This movie was crap! The characters are badly developed, it is very historically inaccurate, acting is horrible, horrible and cheesy script, the main character wasn't even there when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor! Michael Bay focuses way too much on special effects than actually directing his damn actors!
what is wrong with this movie?


12The Lion King 2 - Simba's Pride
Why is it that this movie can find no love among the critics? It truly hurts to see this underrated masterpiece so unfairly bashed and hated when it does not deserve it in the slightest. For I feel that, with this as a definite contributed, The Lion King Trilogy is superior to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. If the first film were equal to Felliwship of the Ring, and The Lion King 1 1/2 was equal to The Two Towers, then Simba's Pride is absolutely worthy of being named the equal for The Return of the King.

It truly baffles me as to how criminally underrated The Lion King II is. Not once have I ever managed to find a single person who shared my standpoint for the film. My standpoint being that it is, in fact, as good as the original film down to the animation, story and songs. Why is this film shown no mercy, especially among critics? Surely there must be just one out there who shares my opinion?

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a Walt Disney masterpiece, and it brings me great depression and sadness to know that there are few whom those will listen to to share these feelings with.
I really enjoyed this film and don't quite understand why it's so disliked and underrated. I know it doesn't hold up when compared to the first one but taken for what it is it's really well done and a lot of fun. The songs are catchy, the plot is interesting, and the characters are great. I really enjoyed it from start to finish and am proud to have the Blu-Ray on my shelf next to the original Lion King.
Totally agree
This movie is amazing! It's not quite as good as the first but it is still a great movie


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13Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

14Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Quite fun actually deserved better

15Citizen Kane


17Over the Top
Lame and cheesy in a good way

Most people have misunderstood this film probably because since this is an Action-packed Disaster film, they prefer the "traditional" action of good guys vs bad guys with firearms. They also underestimated it in various ways.
Forgot to mention that they thought it made real stormchasers look bad for no reason, and they perhaps have watched too much National Geographic.

19Terminator Salvation


21Spider-Man 3

22Max Payne


24The Thin Red Line


26Snow White & The Huntsman




30Malcolm X

31American Gangster

32Star Wars Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith



35Batman & Robin


37Nemesis Game

38This is England

39The Italian Job

I really liked this1990 movie as a kid


41Grave of the Fireflies

42 Jurassic Park III

43Man on the Moon

44Scream 3


46Cape Fear

47Empire of the Sun

48White Chicks

49Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

50Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Everyone nitpicks and complains about every little scene! Its not a master piece, but its still pretty good!
I'd call this a guilty pleasure, but why are there so many crummy movies on here?

Robocop 3
The Jurassic Park sequels
Pearl Harbor
Mortal Kombat: Annilation
Scooby Doo
Stop! Or my Mom Will Shoot!
Batman and Robin
White Chicks


52Romeo and Juliet (1968)

53Monty Python and the Holy Grail

54Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

55Batman Forever


57The Maltese Falcon

58Fast & Furious

59Vanilla Sky



Though this movie was a moderate success, it deserved much more. It is an incredibly exciting movie with a brilliant powerhouse performance from Jennifer Lopez. This deserved so much more recognition. I think that her movies always tend to get slammed just because she is also a popstar (critics don't seem to like to see people have success in more than one thing with very few exceptions).
JLO kicks ass in this. Hell yeah.

63The Girl Next Door
That's my favourite movie, I'm so glad it's on the list! Awesome love story.

64The TV Set

65The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly


67Enemy of the State


69The Iron Giant

70Against the Ropes

71Taxi Driver

72Pulp Fiction

73American Beauty
It never gets credit on these top ten lists. I think it's an amazing film.


74The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

75Once Upon a Time in America



78Ip Man

79Robocop 3

80Wrong Turn

81Bird On Wire

82An Unfinished Life

83Just My Luck

84Shadows and Fog

85The Blackout

86The Chase

87The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

88The Mummy


90Brokeback Mountain
Underrated because it's about gays? It's not a con, come on. Get almost all of the oscars but not the one for the best movie - I smell a prejudice (and pride, laugh out loud)


92Rocky V

93Diamonds Are Forever
Great Bond Movie, stunning girls, Sean Connery waltzes back into the role. The best Blofeld of the series by Charles Gray, haunting soundtrack and theme song.

94Jackie Brown

95Made in America

96Robocop 2


98 Elvira, Mistress of the Dark



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