Top Ten Most Underrated Movies


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Cast 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..
I loved the story of cast away. The acting was great. Any Tom Hanks fan must see this.


[Newest]One of the best Tom Hanks movies ever


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

3I Dreamed of Africa

4 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
I really don't understand the dislike people have for this one. I personally prefer it over the original. It feels more wild, has more action and suspense, spends more time in the thick of the plot, and gives more screen time to the most enjoyable character from the first film, Dr. Ian Malcolm. The supporting cast does the job well, also.


Even more gore then all the movies combined (So far)

5Lock Up

6Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

7Dangerous Game

8Blast From the Past

9The Godfather Part III
Offcourse most underrated movie ever.

10Spider-Man 3
This movie sucks a

The Contenders


12Batman Returns

13Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom

14The 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 agree that it's underrated (never even shown in theaters), but it's not true that you are the only one that will ever enjoy it much. It is my favorite movie, although not quite as well done as the original Lion King, it, in my opinion has a more interesting storyline.
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


15Requiem for a Dream
I think the theme song was more well known than the movie.

16Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

17Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

18 Jurassic Park III

19Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Quite fun actually deserved better

20Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
This I'd my personal favorite Star Wars movie. Better than Empire strikes back in my opinion.
This is my favorite of the star wars movies. Why does episode 5 get all the fame?!
It was so disappointing to see that the first two Star Wars films got so much love and attention while the sixth one, which is my favorite, got called the weakest of the trilogy just because some people thought the Ewoks were "too cutesy" or some crap like that. Give SW6 a chance! The emotional fight between Luke and Vader is amazing and Lando flying the Falcon into the Death Star II's core was really fun to watch!

21The Fox and the Hound


23Citizen Kane

24Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

25Over the Top
Lame and cheesy in a good way

26Terminator Salvation

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.




31Max Payne


33Charlotte's Web

34Pearl 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?




37The Thin Red Line

38Seed of Chucky



41Snow White & The Huntsman

42The Rescuers

43Nemesis Game

44Malcolm X

45American Gangster


47Oliver & Company

48A Nightmare On Elm Street II: Freddy's Revenge

49Grave of the Fireflies

50This is England

51The Italian Job

I really liked this1990 movie as a kid



54An American Werewolf In Paris

55Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

56Indiana 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

57Man on the Moon


59Cape Fear

60Scream 3


62Empire of the Sun

63The Aristocats

64White Chicks

65Home Alone 3
Hated by most critics, I actually found it very funny, and choosing to make the main character not Kevin was a good choice, as shown by the disastrous "Home Alone 4". From the parrot to "You smacked my winkie! ", this movie is hilarious, and in the end, that is what I want out of a Home Alone movie.


There were some things in this movie that were better than the first 2. For example: I liked the music better in this movie. It also had a good storyline about a secret microchip hidden inside a toy car. The criminals in this movie were more advanced with their technology (Tapping into the phone lines and breaking into houses without setting off the alarm).

66Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events



69Monty Python and the Holy Grail

70Romeo and Juliet (1968)

71Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

72Stalker (1979)

73Andrei Rublev

74Robin Hood

75AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

76Batman Forever



79The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

80The Maltese Falcon

81Fast & Furious

82Vanilla Sky

83Late Spring

84Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

85The Great Mouse Detective


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.

88The Girl Next Door
That's my favourite movie, I'm so glad it's on the list! Awesome love story.

89The TV Set

90American Psycho


92Enemy of the State


94Tokyo Story

95Halloween III: Season of the Witch


97Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
A pleasant surprise. I did not expect what I got. In order to watch this movie you have to understand it is an action movie not a horror movie and let me tell you the fight scenes are some of the best I've ever seen since the matrix. You also have to understand that there are some cheesy cgi crap but then again that's timur bekmambatov's style and it works for him. But if you sit back and enjoy how they link this historical time period of this great man to monsters you will find it a pleasant surprise. Oh and by the way the ending will leave you with a smile on your face.

98Once Upon a Time in America
This is my all time favorite movie, and I hate to see people calling The Godfather the best MAFIA movie of all time...


99The Iron Giant

100Love Exposure

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