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!


V 5 Comments
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

Very underrated. One of my favorite movies. Hate me all you want. This is my opinion.

Sooo underrated

V 4 Comments
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.

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

This movie is a gem if we compare it to tasm 1 and 2, homecoming is a little bit better but this movie is still good - Ale9991

V 5 Comments
4 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

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 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

People don't talk about this movie as much.

This movie is fantastic.

Futuristic cinema, ladies and gentlemen.


V 1 Comment
7 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

Compare this too the other two Prequels. Say to yourself, IS THIS MOVIE REALLY THAT BAD? Nope, because this had Emotion, Authenticity and most of all, has the High Ground compared to the other Prequels and Return Of The Jedi.

V 12 Comments
8 The Godfather Part III

The scene where Michael cries out was filmed amazingly the silent scream and the agony of losing his daughter makes Michael verh different from Vito. Vito does with loved ones around him Michael dies alone.

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

Offcourse most underrated movie ever.

The godfather 3 may not have been as good as the first two were but it was still a very good film and wraped the corleone story nicley

9 Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom

Best Indiana Jones Movie

10 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.

I love this movie


I love ❤️ this movie 🎥 more than words can say 😊

The Newcomers

? 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 Bourne Legacy

The Contenders

11 I Dreamed of Africa

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

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

This is the worst Star Wars movie by far, BUT still a good film. This being the worst of the franchise shows how great the franchise actually is. - Elijah_Cook

V 6 Comments
13 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

14 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!

The BEST STAR WARS movie EVER! The geonosis arena beasts are incredible, best action fight sequence EVER, amazing jango fett vs. kenobi rounds 1 and 2, astounding drama/romance, GRAPHICS AND PLOT ARE THE BEST EVER!

V 5 Comments
15 The Exorcist

Underrated? Nah it's overrated

How is this underrated

This a legendary film why is it here?

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.

V 4 Comments
16 Lock Up

My favourite stallone movie!

17 Snow White & The Huntsman

Boring movie - dubbelvla

18 Aguirre, the Wrath of God
19 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.

Alan! - gaali121

20 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Incredible in my eyes

My god, this movie is really awesome - Ale9991

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Most Underrated Disney Movies Top Ten Most Underrated Horror Movies Most Underrated Comic Book Movies Top 10 Most Underrated Animated Movies of the 2010s Most Underrated Movie Sequels

List Stats

1,000 votes
574 listings
9 years, 103 days old

Top Remixes (26)

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2. I Am Legend
3. Robin Hood
1. Back to the Future: Part II
2. Back to the Future Part III
3. The Punisher (2004)
1. Citizen Kane
2. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
3. Adventureland

View All 26


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.