Top Ten Most Underrated Movies


The Top Ten

1 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..

What an outstanding choice! This movie shows what a great actor Tom Hanks is. The story of survival is incredible, with a heartbreaking love story thrown in. Considering the lack of dialogue in the film, it really holds your interest. Well done!

Science fiction movie; definietly not a survival film, it's so unrealistic, that it looks like next chapter of star wars saga; guy is sitting on the beach on lonely island, without food and water, looking around and thinking about life; what nonsense! with those coconuts and small fishes which he found after two weeks(! ), he would not survive there one day; this movie is rubbish - dubbelvla

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2 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. - BKAllmighty

While not as good as Jurassic Park (but was never meant to be), to this day it's still the best Jurassic sequel (Jurassic World was entertaining, but it was no Lost World). The change of pace of the more wild and jungle area and more action and the train scene was intense and Ian Malcom is awesome and it's the most violent and brutal Jurassic movie to date- it's awesome. - idontknow

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

Once I saw the run time that its 1hr-34mins. I was shocked. Then when I watched it, it was about going to a dinosaur island. Lame movie

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3 Memento

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

It has 92% on rotten tomatoes. I guess some people hated the way it was arranged. - BoltMarksman

4 Spider-Man 3

This truly is an underrated and more importantly MISUNDERSTOOD masterpiece. After Spiderman 1 & 2, people went in wanting another generic "hero beats bad guy movie", but instead got a character study on how greed and power affects people's lives by putting a good superhero movie 2nd to being a great character piece. Kevin Feige produced this (a sign of things to come - heading the MCU now) Bill Pope cinematographer (this is one of the best looking films I've ever seen) Christopher Young did the score which is a lot better and more emotional than the Randy Elfman score which is a generic superhero score, there is less CGI and green screen and more practical effects compared to the first 2, there is good visual storytelling and not terrible expositional dialogue like the first 2, and whats more, it makes the characters complex and well written. They're stories fit together one leads in to another going into its deeper themes of revenge and forgiveness. The inclusion of Venom I ...more

I know why people like Spider-Man 2 the most but in my opinion the first one was the best. I like Spider-Man 3 the same amount as Spider-Man 2. This movie did the best at the box office out of all the Spider-Man movies. This was the longest movie in the Sam rami trilogy at 139 minutes. The acting and visuals were very good and the venom costume was epic. This movie was way better than anything in the amazing Spider-Man series.

Honestly, it's to finally see Venom in a Spider-Man movie, this film was alright.

I really like this movie, except for Venom, venom in this movie was aboslute garbade, the director just shoehorned him in there for no reason whatsoever.

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5 Batman Returns

So underrated. This was really awesome and had great acting.

Most dark and climatix batman movie - dubbelvla

Compared To The First One:

Direction: Batman Returns
Rewatch Quality: Batman
Acting: Batman Returns
Story: Batman
Score: Batman Returns - BeatlesFan1964

6 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
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8 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

People don't talk about this movie as much.

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9 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
10 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

The movies are underrated in the sense that when people talk about them, they only talk about the negative. I'll admit this is definitely my least favorite Star Wars film, but it is by no stretch of the imagination the atrocity people paint it to be. - GrimmShady

I really don't understand how Star Wars movies are on this list. Not underrated in the least bit. Movies like Cast Away, Memento, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Catch Me If You Can, and Full Metal Jacket.. Belong on this list. - Beatlesboy9

Episode II had a lot of issues like, Anikin was dork, padme was annoying, obi-wan wasn't all that bad, the ending was dumb. After all that said. It also had good things about it, like the big battle at that arena, the light saber fight with Yoda and Dooku, and Padme was kinda hot. I'll give it a 7/10. Honestly!

A fabulous piece of entertainment. Daring, ambitious, and exciting

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12 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

It's ok. Explain HOW you think the script was bad, explain HOW you're supposed to make high quality scenes without CGI? How couldn't they make the pod racing scene WITHOUT CGI? Now explain to me that Darth Maul sabre fight? Explain that damn thing to me. Jar jar binks is the only problem in the whole saga. Now, the prequels DIDN'T suck, how about that Jango Fett vs Obi-Wan scene? That YODA vs Dooku scene? That battle of geonisis? The space battle above Coruscant? The General Grievous vs Obi-Wan? The legendary Obi-Wan vs Anakin? YODA vs Darth Sidious? And most of you STILL hate the prequels. The movie taste in some people...

This and revenge of the sixth were the most underrated Star Wars movies. They are good movies. Just because it has cgi, a few jokes (jar jar binks), and that it's a prequel doesn't mean that it's not enjoyable or entertaining. Plus some people in comments sections of videos are being rude to others just because they like the prequels and they can't respect others' opinions (that's rude). Revenge of this sixth is my favorite Star Wars movie, but this movie is my third favorite next to a new hope. Don't listen to the haters.

Extremely underrated yet its really good - kingvoter

I don't understand why people HATE this movie! I love it! It has beautiful special effects, characters, and has a touching and brilliant story! 5 stars!

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13 I Dreamed of Africa

One of the most underrated and overlooked dramatic films. I think Kim Basinger was amazing in it

14 Star Wars Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith

My favorite Star Wars prequel next to the phantom menace and my favorite Star Wars movie next to a new hope. The battle between Anakin and obi wan was amazing. Great character development, amazing visuals, and good music. Don't listen to the haters.

This is my favorite movie of all time. I grew up it with it and I understood it's flaws as a I grew older, but the energy the merchandising the video games everything about this story, I just want more. I love it.

My favorite movie ever. Operatic, tragic and action packed. On pure entertainment level, the planets are amazing, the fights, the duels, etc. are phenomenal. On a technical level, the character development and the small details can be analyzed for hours. This is Star Wars at its most epic.

People hate on this film just because it's a prequel. Yes I agree episode 1 and 2 were not that good and people have seen why (jar jar binks and Anakin and Padme romance) but people who know about those flaws of episode 1 and 2 just assume episode 3 has a lot of flaws as well. I don't care what anyone says but after empire strikes back this is my favourite star wars film.The prequels aren't bad after all and I grew up with 6 of the films so to me its more of a sextilogy for me. now a septilogy and soon itll be an octilogy. - HazzaInHisMazda

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15 Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom

Best Indiana Jones Movie

16 Lock Up

My favourite stallone movie!

17 Terminator Salvation

Not as good as terminator genesis

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18 V for Vendetta

Comic book is much bettter; first read, than see that this movie is crap - dubbelvla

19 The Godfather Part III

Not as good as the first, but it is satisfying.

Offcourse most underrated movie ever.

20 The Great Mouse Detective
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