Overlooked and Underrated Movies

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1.
Speed Racer (2008)
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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.)
 
2.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
3.
Miami Vice (2006)
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Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
4.
Monster House (2006)
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Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Gil Kenan
 
5.
Running Scared (2006)
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A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands. (122 mins.)
Director: Wayne Kramer
 
6.
Slither (2006)
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A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. (95 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
7.
Birth (2004)
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A young boy attempts to convince a woman that he is her dead husband reborn. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
8.
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear. (101 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
9.
Van Helsing (2004)
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The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose. (131 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
10.
Daredevil (2003)
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A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero. (103 mins.)
 
11.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond. (91 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
12.
Changing Lanes (2002)
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The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud. (98 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
13.
Femme Fatale (2002)
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A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
14.
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
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A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall. (98 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
 
15.
Titan A.E. (2000)
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A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity. (94 mins.)
 
16.
The Way of the Gun (2000)
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Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man. (119 mins.)
 
17.
The Iron Giant (1999)
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A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
 
18.
The Minus Man (1999)
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A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain... (111 mins.)
Director: Hampton Fancher
 
19.
Deep Rising (1998)
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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. (106 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
20.
The Big Hit (1998)
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Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down. (91 mins.)
Director: Che-Kirk Wong
 
21.
Drive (1997)
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A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander... (100 mins.)
Director: Steve Wang
 
22.
Space Truckers (1996)
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John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry... (95 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
23.
The Trigger Effect (1996)
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A blackout leaves those affected to consider what is necessary, what is legal, and what is questionable, in order to survive in a predatory environment. (94 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
24.
Surviving the Game (1994)
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A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey. (96 mins.)
 
25.
Judgment Night (1993)
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Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
26.
Last Action Hero (1993)
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With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character. (130 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
27.
Matinee (1993)
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A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
28.
Sniper (1993)
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A US Marine sniper is partnered with a SWAT member to take out rebel leaders in the jungles of Panama. (98 mins.)
Director: Luis Llosa
 
29.
A Midnight Clear (1992)
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This WW2 psychological drama plays out at Christmas. US GIs hold an isolated cabin in the Ardennes against a handful of Germans cut off from their main force. Combat-weary and short of rations, both sides are determined to survive. (108 mins.)
Director: Keith Gordon
 
30.
One False Move (1992)
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A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers. (105 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
31.
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992 Video)
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Term-time ends at Acme Looniversity and the Tiny Toon characters look forward to a summer filled with fun... (79 mins.)
 
32.
Rush (1991)
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Two small-town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment. (120 mins.)
 
33.
Darkman (1990)
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A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive. (96 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
34.
Dick Tracy (1990)
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (105 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
 
35.
Hardware (1990)
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The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment. (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Stanley
 
36.
The 'Burbs (1989)
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An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult. (101 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
37.
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
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A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football... (90 mins.)
Director: David Peoples
 
38.
Cop (1988)
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An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him. (110 mins.)
Director: James B. Harris
 
39.
Shoot to Kill (1988)
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An FBI agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group. (110 mins.)
 
40.
Funny Farm (1988)
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A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be overrun with a gauntlet of crazy inhabitants. (101 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
41.
Miracle Mile (1988)
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A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes. (87 mins.)
 
42.
Monkey Shines (1988)
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A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. (113 mins.)
 
43.
Talk Radio (1988)
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A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national. (110 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
44.
The Blob (1988)
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Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously. (95 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
 
45.
Near Dark (1987)
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A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
46.
The Hidden (1987)
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An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in L.A. A human cop, detective Tom Beck, and an alien cop posing as a young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher both pursue the parasite who frequently changes his human hosts. (96 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
 
47.
Three O'Clock High (1987)
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A nerd gets himself in hot water with the new bully, a quiet bad boy who challenges him to fight on the grounds of their high school after the day's end. (97 mins.)
Director: Phil Joanou
 
48.
April Fool's Day (1986)
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Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred Walton
 
49.
Black Moon Rising (1986)
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A professional thief is hired by the FBI to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. The analysis of this tape... (100 mins.)
Director: Harley Cokliss
 
50.
Howard the Duck (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader. (110 mins.)
Director: Willard Huyck
 
51.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
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Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. (88 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
52.
River's Edge (1986)
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A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
 
53.
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
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This movie features a character who is a descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name... (106 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
 
54.
Death Wish 3 (1985)
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Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
55.
Explorers (1985)
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A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what? (109 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
56.
Runaway Train (1985)
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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving. (111 mins.)
 
57.
The Stuff (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world. (87 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
58.
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
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When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate. (109 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
59.
Streets of Fire (1984)
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A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
60.
The Company of Wolves (1984)
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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window. (95 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
61.
Eureka (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In 1925, Arctic prospector Jack McCann becomes a rich man when he strikes gold but 20 years later he faces major personal and family problems. (130 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
62.
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
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The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his... (107 mins.)
Director: Steve Carver
 
63.
The Keep (1983)
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Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
64.
Dragonslayer (1981)
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A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom. (108 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
 
65.
Eye of the Needle (1981)
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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband. (112 mins.)
 
66.
Road Games (1981)
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A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway. (101 mins.)
 
67.
Southern Comfort (1981)
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A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their... (106 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
68.
Thief (1981)
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Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
69.
Popeye (1980)
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The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven. (114 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
70.
Alligator (1980)
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A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage. (91 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague