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

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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.

This was acclaimed, how is it underrated? - Solarian

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..

WILSON! - KingSlayer93316

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3 Spider-Man 3

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

My favorite Spider man movie!

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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 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.

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

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

Terrible movie. - OwenBuckner97

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7 Hook

One of Spielberg’s most emotional movies by far.

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

Such an amazing movie

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.

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8 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

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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

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.

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The Newcomers

? Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Does not desvere to flop at the box office - Dvafan2

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The Contenders

11 Star Wars Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith

My favorite star wars film. - Solacress

Where is Jurassic world fallen kingdom?

What are you talking about? This is the worst Star Wars film of all time. - OwenBuckner97

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.

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12 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.

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

Best Indiana Jones Movie

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

13 The Iron Giant

Amazing movie must watch!

This movie is amazing! - PerseusJackie

14 Apocalypto

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

15 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

16 Back to the Future: Part II

I personally preferred it over the original.

17 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...

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

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.

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18 Bend It Like Beckham
19 Snow White & The Huntsman

Boring movie - dubbelvla

20 King Kong (2005)

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

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 Great Mouse Detective

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

23 The Exorcist

Underrated? Nah it's overrated

How is this underrated

This a legendary film why is it here?

Most definitely not

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24 Lock Up

My favourite stallone movie!

25 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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26 All Dogs Go to Heaven

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

27 Jurassic Park III

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

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

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

28 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

The best Batman movie period.

Incredible in my eyes

My god, this movie is really awesome - Ale9991

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

This is the first movie to be made by a damn sandal.

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

This movie sucks.

31 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

32 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.

33 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!

34 Dumbo
35 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


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36 Back to the Future Part III

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

37 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

38 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Quite fun actually deserved better

39 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

40 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
41 Raising Arizona
42 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
43 Enchanted
44 A Bug's Life
45 Godzilla (2014)

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

46 Jewel Robbery
47 Over the Top

Lame and cheesy in a good way

48 The Thin Red Line
49 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.

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1. American History X
2. The Land Before Time
3. Collateral
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2. I Am Legend
3. Robin Hood
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