Top Ten Most Underrated Movies


The Top Ten

1 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

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.

The underrated Jurassic Park. I thought it was ok, but I perfer the first one - KingSlayer93316

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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!

WILSON! - KingSlayer93316

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3 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.

I don't remember much of this movie, (which is why I'm planning to watch it again) but I actually thought it was a good movie. Yes, it may not be as good as the first two movies, but it isn't as bad as people say it is. Well, in my opinion. - TheFourthWorld

My favorite Spider man movie!

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4 The Land Before Time

Don Bluth's magnum opus - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

5 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

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

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

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

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6 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

7 Hook

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.

Such an amazing movie

I love this movie

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

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8 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

Best Nolan movie. - luisdrojasm

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9 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

10 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

People don't talk about this movie as much.

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

This movie is fantastic.

Futuristic cinema, ladies and gentlemen.

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The Newcomers

? Invasion of the Body Snatchers
? War of the Worlds (1953)

The Contenders

11 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.

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

My favorite star wars film. - Solacress

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12 Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom

Best Indiana Jones Movie

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

2 hours of a woman screaming and she doesn't take a punch...I'm okay, thanks.

13 The Iron Giant
14 Apocalypto

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

15 Collateral
16 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

The best of the prequels, in spite of Jar-Jar. - truckturner

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17 Back to the Future: Part II
18 Bend It Like Beckham
19 Snow White & The Huntsman

Boring movie - dubbelvla

20 King Kong (2005)
21 Terminator Salvation

This movie is complete rubbish - dubbelvla

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

Racist Americans. This should be bloody higher! Get your bloody brain in gear! - HistoricalGuy

How is this underrated

Ok one thing. Sure *The Exorcist* is a gem but it isn't exactly underrated. Sure Friday the 13th,Nightmare on Elm Street,Saw,Jaws,Carrie,Halloween,Texas Chainsaw Massacre,and Scream are more overrated but they're objectively better,Exorcist compared to horror movies is underrated but all movie wise it's not underrated enough. The Help,Trick R Treat,and Paddington are better choices.

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23 Lock Up

My favourite stallone movie!

24 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I know this movie had things that didn't work, but, did it really deserve the hate it got, I'm mean I'll give people a free pass to hate Lex Luther, but by all standards I don't think this movie is awful

Ben Affleck is best Bruce Wayne; directors cut version of movie is very good - dubbelvla

Batman vs superman wasn't really that bad of a film, don't get me wrong, it had it's problems but it didn't really deserve all the hate it got

This should be much higher. It gets 8.5/10 stars from me. - NickWillems

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25 The Great Mouse Detective

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

26 All Dogs Go to Heaven

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

27 Jurassic Park III

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.

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

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

Alan! - gaali121

28 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Incredible in my eyes

My god, this movie is really awesome - Ale9991

The best Batman movie period.

29 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

30 Pixels

I can't believe people hate this movie just because of a below average actor! This movie is excellent!

This movie sucks.

31 Casino

Casino is hugely underrated because of Goodfellas

Very underrated

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

32 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!

33 Dumbo
34 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?

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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.

35 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

36 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.

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

It's the most a-amazing revenge dramas ever

Christopher Nolan more underrated flick. Very good 👍

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37 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Quite fun actually deserved better

38 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

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

39 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
40 August: Osage County
41 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
42 Enchanted
43 Godzilla (2014)

The best American Godzilla film ever (and that's not saying much #RolandEmmerich) - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

44 Jewel Robbery
45 Back to the Future Part III

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

46 Over the Top

Lame and cheesy in a good way

47 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.

48 Mallrats
49 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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

50 Max Payne
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