Awesome Underrated Movies

by LadySailor1975 | created - 25 Apr 2011 | updated - 21 Oct 2012 | Public

Movies that bombed, but were really AWESOME (or at least were GOOD.)

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1. The Warrior's Way (2010)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Western

6.3
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45 Metascore

A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

Director: Sngmoo Lee | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

Votes: 23,359 | Gross: $5.66M

Geoffrey Rush never makes bad movies

2. Hannah's Law (2012 TV Movie)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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A bounty Hunter seeks revenge for the murder of her family and prepares for a showdown with the powerful gang leader responsible for the slayings. She calls on old friends to stand with her in the fight.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Sara Canning, John Pyper-Ferguson, Greyston Holt, Ryan Kennedy

Votes: 374

Actually, the synopsis here is wrong. Hannah is a bounty hunter out of Dodge City and a friend of Wyatt, Doc, and Mary. She is known for always bringing in her bounties alive. She still seeks revenge on the man who killed her parents 12 years ago.

3. Drive (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

Director: Steve Wang | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 4,575

John Pyper-Ferguson is still the hottest man alive. This movie was great.

4. The Way (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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64 Metascore

A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen

Votes: 25,639 | Gross: $4.43M

See it... NOW.

5. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.2
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69 Metascore

John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q

Votes: 355,893 | Gross: $134.53M

Best of the series

6. The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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24 Metascore

Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet

Votes: 48,896 | Gross: $16.32M

FUNNY

7. Management (2008)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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50 Metascore

A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won't leave her alone.

Director: Stephen Belber | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, Margo Martindale

Votes: 15,694 | Gross: $0.93M

FUNNY

8. Elektra (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.8
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34 Metascore

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Zien

Votes: 77,009 | Gross: $24.41M

Awesome

9. Men at Work (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Leslie Hope, Keith David

Votes: 19,654 | Gross: $16.25M

Funny!! I love Emilio.

10. Ninja Assassin (2009)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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34 Metascore

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris, Joon Lee

Votes: 61,643 | Gross: $38.11M

This was GREAT

11. Cars 2 (2011)

G | 106 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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57 Metascore

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Directors: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis | Stars: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 120,685 | Gross: $191.45M

I dont see why the reviews were negative. I must say that many critics are biased because their own careers failed.

12. My Name Is Bruce (2007)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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36 Metascore

Mistaken for his character Ash from the 'Evil Dead' trilogy, Bruce Campbell is forced to fight a real monster in a small Oregon town.

Director: Bruce Campbell | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Grace Thorsen, Taylor Sharpe, Ted Raimi

Votes: 22,245 | Gross: $0.17M

13. Lantana (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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84 Metascore

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 17,230 | Gross: $4.46M

Wonderfully written mystery

14. Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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38 Metascore

The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek

Votes: 138,252 | Gross: $113.81M

I thought this was funny

15. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 108,946 | Gross: $49.55M

Only one thing could have made it better -- Geoffrey Rush!

16. The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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24 Metascore

Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet

Votes: 48,896 | Gross: $16.32M

Totally funny and fun to watch!

17. Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010 Video)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.3
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Kirra discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod.

Director: Will Geiger | Stars: Bindi Irwin, Beau Bridges, Bongolethu Mbutuma, Siyabulela Ramba

Votes: 1,489

18. The Book of Eli (2010)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

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.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman

Votes: 250,642 | Gross: $94.84M

Great film

19. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

Votes: 195,410 | Gross: $52.16M

20. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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45 Metascore

A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss, Damien Marzette

Votes: 202,542 | Gross: $62.51M

21. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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29 Metascore

A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

Votes: 60,651 | Gross: $17.63M

Great movie. Kevin Costner is brilliant.