A list of underrated movies in no particular order

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1.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ the quintessential "we're all different but deep down we're all the same" movie ” - Miles Endsly
 
2.
Speed Racer (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile. (135 mins.)
“ tragically underrated despite it's artfully done mood setting, acting and awe inspiring special effects ” - Miles Endsly
 
3.
The Holiday (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. (138 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
“ Heartwarming, witty and beautifully telling of any relationship that needs to be over and any other relationship that needs to begin ” - Miles Endsly
 
4.
Fearless (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (104 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ the best choreography I have ever seen in a movie and a story that should be applauded ” - Miles Endsly
 
5.
I, Robot (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity. (115 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ complex, mechanical and yet thoroughly human ” - Miles Endsly
 
6.
Secondhand Lions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas. (111 mins.)
Director: Tim McCanlies
“ coming of age, epic story telling and lions; what's not to like? ” - Miles Endsly
 
7.
Whale Rider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
“ a girl suffering from culture shock and the culture is her heritage, a beautiful tear jerker ” - Miles Endsly
 
8.
Shall We Dance (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
“ Midlife crisis at it's finest ” - Miles Endsly
 
9.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. (97 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
“ Not just another teen movie ” - Miles Endsly
 
10.
The Court Jester (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king. (101 mins.)
“ Delightfully witty lyrics, a satire of great humor ” - Miles Endsly
 
11.
Labyrinth (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
“ a fantastical story from a master puppeteer ” - Miles Endsly
 
12.
Mystery Men (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city. (121 mins.)
Director: Kinka Usher
“ the best super hero spoof to date, very funny ” - Miles Endsly
 
13.
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. (127 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ an epic journey, a love of motorcycles and a great "you should have seen their faces" conclusion ” - Miles Endsly
 
14.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly. (119 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
“ Very few "chickflicks" have succeeded in making me cry... ” - Miles Endsly
 
15.
The Book of Eli (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. (118 mins.)
“ a believable post apocalyptic world and a twist that not even Denzel Washington saw coming ” - Miles Endsly
 
16.
Peter Pan (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. (113 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ whimsical, "play ground" romantic and surprisingly powerful acting ” - Miles Endsly
 
17.
Clue (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery. (94 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ one of the best and funniest who-done-its to date, why aren't more movies based off of classic board games? ” - Miles Endsly
 
18.
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ a terrifying story made all the more scary because it was, in point of fact, real ” - Miles Endsly
 
19.
Spanglish (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife. (131 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ culture shock, a beautiful mother/daughter story and great "semi"-serious Adam Sandler ” - Miles Endsly
 
20.
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus. (76 mins.)
Director: Bill Kroyer
“ a beautiful fantasy, an important moral ” - Miles Endsly
 
21.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ delightfully macabre and melancholy telling of more traditional Grimm fairytales. ” - Miles Endsly
 
22.
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king. (101 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ slightly disturbing, beautiful cinematography; a child psychologist's must see ” - Miles Endsly
 
23.
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live. (102 mins.)
“ an entertaining Brain Cloud, enough said ” - Miles Endsly
 
24.
Across the Universe (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ a 70's love story seemingly told by Cirque de Sole and accompanied (obviously) by the Beatles ” - Miles Endsly
 
25.
Hidalgo (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race. (136 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ epic journey, great acting, beautiful story ” - Miles Endsly
 
26.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (122 mins.)
“ aliens do not a bad Indiana Jones movie make ” - Miles Endsly