Top Ten Most Underrated Movies


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The Top Ten

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..

2I Dreamed of Africa

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

4Lock Up

5Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

6Dangerous Game

7 The Lost World: Jurassic Park

8Blast From the Past

9The Godfather Part III
Offcourse most underrated movie ever.

10Spider-Man 3

The Contenders

11The 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


12Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

13Lara 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



22Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

23Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

24Max Payne





29The Thin Red Line

30Stalker (1979)


32Snow White & The Huntsman


34Nemesis Game

35Requiem for a Dream
I think the theme song was more well known than the movie.

36Malcolm X

37American Gangster

38Star Wars Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith

39Batman Returns

40Andrei Rublev

41Batman & Robin


43 Jurassic Park III

44This is England

45Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom

46Late Spring

47The Italian Job

I really liked this1990 movie as a kid


49Grave of the Fireflies

50Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

51Indiana 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

52Man on the Moon

53Scream 3


55The Amazing Spider-Man 2


57Cape Fear

58Empire of the Sun

59White Chicks

60Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events


62Romeo and Juliet (1968)

63Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

64Tokyo Story

65Monty Python and the Holy Grail

66Batman Forever



69Pearl 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?


70The Maltese Falcon

71Fast & Furious

72Vanilla Sky

73Love Exposure


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.

76The Girl Next Door
That's my favourite movie, I'm so glad it's on the list! Awesome love story.

77The TV Set

78The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

79American Psycho


81Enemy of the State



84The Iron Giant

85Against the Ropes

86Taxi Driver

87Pulp Fiction

88American Beauty
It never gets credit on these top ten lists. I think it's an amazing film.


89The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

90Once Upon a Time in America


92X-Men: The Last Stand

93Melancholie der Engel


95Ip Man

96Robocop 3

97Wrong Turn

98Bird On Wire

99An Unfinished Life

100Just My Luck

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