Underrated, less known movies

These are movies that are either underrated, underappreciated, unknown, or some combination. Not all of them are great movies, but most are at least decent and worth a watch.

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1.
Frequency (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. (118 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
“ A sci-fi / thriller. It's based on some fuzzy notions of time-travel, but don't let that otherwise distract you from this enjoyable, well told story . ” - Gambitt
 
2.
Sneakers (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item. (126 mins.)
“ Great movie. Very enjoyable. Lots of details have been thought out, making it more believeable than other techno-heist movies. ” - Gambitt
 
3.
Sliding Doors (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Howitt
“ An alternate reality movie back before alternate realities became all the rage. However, it's predominantly a romance / drama. ” - Gambitt
 
4.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Very well done sci-fi movie. Highly recommended. ” - Gambitt
 
5.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (107 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
“ Fantastic dark comedy. Lots of fun lines, and even some excellent action/fight sequences. ” - Gambitt
 
6.
The Machinist (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity. (101 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ Another good, little known, psycho-thriller. Nice performance by pre-batman Christian Bale. ” - Gambitt
 
7.
Dead Again (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection. (107 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
8.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
“ For the pet lovers. Expect to shed a tear or two. ” - Gambitt
 
9.
Serenity (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ This borders on the edge of this list, since many people are aware of Serenity / Firefly. All in all, just a well done action / sci-fi romp, with loveable characters. ” - Gambitt
 
10.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales. (119 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
“ One of the silliest Star Trek movies but also, IMO, one of the most enjoyable. ” - Gambitt
 
11.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective. (113 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Yes, I've seen the original, but I still delight in the rich visuals and music of the 1999 version. Overall, a great caper movie. ” - Gambitt
 
12.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
“ Perhaps my favorite del Toro movie. Creepy and yet not excessive. ” - Gambitt
 
13.
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A San Francisco poet who fears commitment suspects his girlfriend may not be who she appears. (93 mins.)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
“ A very fun dark rom-com movie with MIke Myers doing what he does best. Lots of fun lines and scenes sprinkled throughout. ” - Gambitt
 
14.
Session 9 (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ Not a fantastic movie, but still pretty good overall, as B horror movies go. ” - Gambitt
 
15.
The Uninvited Guest (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In the dark corridors of Félix's house, an intruder is hiding. Is he real, or is he a manifestation inside the obscure maze of his mind? (90 mins.)
Director: Guillem Morales
“ Fun movie with a bizarre premise. ” - Gambitt
 
16.
The Perfect Host (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Tomnay
“ Great performance by David Hyde Pierce in this twisty thriller. ” - Gambitt