Top Ten Most Underrated Movies


The Top Ten

1 The Lost World: Jurassic Park

This is actually a pretty good movie

It's better then Jurrassic park 2 - RangerLord

I very much enjoyed this movie. Lost World Jurassic Park 2 is just too underrated. Of course I prefer the original but this surely deserves good credit and same as Jurassic Park 3.

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

2 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!

This was acclaimed, how is it underrated? - Solarian

3 Spider-Man 3

Emo peter Parker is god in his purest form

This film is the best one in the original spider man trilogy. - RangerLord

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

Really good

4 The Land Before Time

Not many people know it, but Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were actually executive producers of the film.

Oh yeah, this film is honestly a lot better than most animated flicks in my opinion and it never really gets much attention, especially due to sequel overdose. - CrimsonShark

Don Bluth's magnum opus - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

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 Hook

One of Spielberg’s most emotional movies by far.

I think this is one of Spielbergs worst in my opinion. Dustin Hoffman does a good job but the plot is all over the place, the sets are fake, the effects are dated, it is cheesy, the first 30 minutes are boring, it is way to long, I mean 144 minutes, come on Spielberg.

The sets are fake, the effects are dated? This was the early 90s.

Such an amazing movie

7 Memento

Best Nolan movie. - luisdrojasm

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.

Amazing Movie, one of my favorites - BlazingParasol

How is it overrated? - OwenBuckner97

8 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

The best SW film by far, with great characters and spectacular acting from especially McGregor and the stunning Portman.

I agree it was pretty good but best Star Wars movie? Yeah your going a little to far - RawIsgore

Seriously? This movie is boring as hell, the plot is ridiculous, and it has way too much CGI. If anything, it's overrated. Worst star wars to date, and that's including the god-awful Last Jedi. - tgbhj

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

Yes, nobody notices the greatness of the final fight between yoda and dooku - wren6

9 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

This is one of the best movies ever, it's not overrated in the slightest. - OwenBuckner97

People don't talk about this movie as much.

This movie is fantastic.

Futuristic cinema, ladies and gentlemen.

10 American History X

Easily a Top 5 for me. The social commentary in this film is really up to look at and the overall story is great too. Edward Norton gives off his best film performance and should have won an Oscar for this performance in my opinion. - CrimsonShark

The Contenders

11 Star Wars Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith

One of the only Star Wars movies that can be compared to the original trilogy - germshep24

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.

Everbody wrote this film off from the start due to the lackluster performance of the previous 2 films, but this film did an excellent job of bringing back what the previous films lacked. Character development. Anakin's descent is one of the most haunting and interesting things in the history of the star wars franchise, and it really sold me. This was a film that was far better than most people gave it credit for. - MasonOcker

12 The Iron Giant

Vin Diesel's most underrated movie. His most recent movies are his most overrated.

Vin Diesel's best movie, and his only good movie.

This is underrated because it is not held in high regards when compared to several cgi animated movies.

Great movie, I really loved it but never got the blockbuster it deserves

13 Apocalypto

Stunning film. Love him or hate him Mel Gibson delivers another epic. - KJR42

14 Collateral

If anyone is either into action, thriller or Tom Cruise in general. give this film a watch. It's one of the most underrated action flicks out there, with great acting, script and action set-pieces of course. - CrimsonShark

15 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

In a time where gay marriage is now legal, a black man was president for 8 years and equality is getting stronger, people still hate the phantom menace, #justiceforphantom

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...

Honestly don't think much people actually think the movies are bad, they just don't think their as good as the other Star Wars movies in the series (and if they do their most likely the purest that think only the original trilogy is worth watching and when they did decide to watch the new movies they put the pedestal so high their was no way to enjoy them watching just to find reasons to hate each movie), I have watched the original trilogy and the prequels an equal number of times and enjoyed them both every time - germshep24

Guys it’s one bad character who barley says anything it had moments like the Maul fight and Pod racing and ok I admit 9 year old Anakin blowing up a ship yeah that was ridiculous - RawIsgore

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.

16 Bend It Like Beckham
17 Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom

Indie is so ' awesome in this movie. People that dislike this film are just sensitive snowflakes that try to get offended at everything.

Great movie

Not the best Indiana Jones film but still really good. - Extractinator04

Best Indiana Jones Movie

18 The Great Mouse Detective

This movie is truly underrated, unlike many of the other movies on this list.

It wasn't bad, people just overlook it because it's from the Disney dark age - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

19 King Kong (2005)

This is one of the greatest movie ever, has a good plot and funny moments with thrill

20 Snow White & The Huntsman

Boring movie - dubbelvla

21 Terminator Salvation

This movie is complete rubbish - dubbelvla

Every movie has it fans, to each their own, but yes totally agree - germshep24

Not as good as terminator genesis

Thank You! the worst Terminator movie is the 1st one.

You are the worst Terminator movie. I know my comment makes no sense, but so doesn't yours. - gaali121

22 The Exorcist

Underrated? Nah it's overrated

How is this underrated

This a legendary film why is it here?

Most definitely not

23 Lock Up

My favourite stallone movie!

24 All Dogs Go to Heaven

Anne Marie is the sweetest most adorable little girl ever. My heart melts - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

25 Back to the Future: Part II

I personally preferred it over the original.

26 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

The best Batman movie period.

Incredible in my eyes

My god, this movie is really awesome - Ale9991

27 Watchmen

The comic book was so good that even if You make bad movie from this, the storyline is so strong that final result will be at least average; better read comic book before watch this movie - dubbelvla

I love this movie! Even a person that hate the movie can said that the costume are dead awesome! SO UNDERRATED!

28 The Prestige

One of the most incredibly intricate and complex movies I've ever seen. This is a film for true cinema lovers, and it doesn't spoon feed you anything. If you have a true respect for film, you will undoubtedly love The Prestige.

It's the most a-amazing revenge dramas ever

That's good movie, probably best nolan movie aside memento - dubbelvla


29 Casino

Very underrated

Casino is hugely underrated because of Goodfellas

This movie is the same quality as godfellas; personally I've seen him more times than godfellas - dubbelvla

30 The 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 ...more

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 - Ajkloth

Most people would think this movie is the everyday bad Disney sequel, but this is actully relly good and a worthy follow up to the the loin king. It has the main characters from the frist movie while introducing great new ones and great songs.

31 Pearl 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!

I believe this movie is too overrated when in fact the movie is not so good as they want us to believe. There was not even a sign of the kamikaze Japanese pilots who were crashing their planes to see in this movie. The only reason why this movie has some credibillity is because of Kate Beckinsale otherwise it would not be worth of watching.

what is wrong with this movie? - MatrixGuy

Led me to know Jimmy Doolittle

32 Dumbo
33 Back to the Future Part III

Much better than part 2. It's lots of fun - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

34 Citizen Kane

This is number one on every plausible movie list! - BeatlesFan1964

It skouldnt be on this list; You can read almost everywhere that it was best movie of all times bla bla etc. - dubbelvla

35 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
36 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Quite fun actually deserved better

37 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

This is a classic movie and classic movies can't be underrated - germshep24

The young Italian brunette with the big fat butt made my lively little sausage rock hard, if I was in Heaven I would be banging her arse every hour of every bloody day, with a couple of litres of wine in me! Hehe! - HistoricalGuy

38 Raising Arizona
39 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
40 Enchanted
41 A Bug's Life
42 Jewel Robbery
43 Jurassic Park III

The best Jurassic Park/World movie, That's not saying much, mind you. - truckturner

What makes you think that? You're allowed to think the first one's the best if you'd like, most people would agree with you. I prefer the third one. Neither of us is wrong. - truckturner

This was a childhood classic for me. It does have a few minor flaws but the movie had Sam neal, the effects were impressive, and the characters were alright. This movie gets too much crap handed to it.

This stands out for being a total horror film. - Solarian

Alan! - gaali121

44 Over the Top

Lame and cheesy in a good way

45 The Thin Red Line
46 Twister

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.

Good sci fi movie and I own it on vhs.

47 Mallrats
48 Max Payne
49 Hellboy
50 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

505th?! what! This is the most underrated Disney film, how is it so low?

How this is a Disney classic it is usually in the top 10 of every Disney animated movie list, sure it isn't as praised as lion king, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, but come on Disney made so many superb animated movies - germshep24

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