My 10 most underrated films I've seenby great_frew | created - 12 May 2011 | updated - 12 May 2011 | Public
From the few of the considerably endless 'Under the Radar' titles I've seen, these are my ten favorite.
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1. In Bruges (2008)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Votes: 335,121 | Gross: $7.76M
Colin Ferral and Brendan Gleason in phenomenal performances, with an equally hilarious and heart-wrenching screenplay. Overshadowed by Slumdog Millionaire and Milk at the awards shows of 2008.
2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
Votes: 191,416 | Gross: $4.24M
My personal favorite Downey Jr. performance, alongside the greatest Val Kilmer role in his career. Shane Black written/directed. Anyone who liked Lethal Weapon is in for a treat with this hilarious suspense/mystery.
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.
Votes: 308,241 | Gross: $31.49M
One of my most memorable film-going experiences was when I saw this for the first time. My friend Dustin was with me and he had no clue what this movie was about. "Is it a romance? Is it comedy? Why is he fighting an Indian guy in mid-air?!?!?!" That about sums up this amazing piece of film history.
4. Snatch (2000)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Votes: 666,529 | Gross: $30.33M
Often overshadowed by Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. But this film stands on its own. With a tremendous ensemble, including a rising star Jason Statham, a hysterical Steven Graham and possibly the most wonderful Brad Pitt performance caught on camera.
5. Animal Crackers (1930)
G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.
Too few nowadays don't appreciate the classics. The Marx Bros. established comedy films at the birth of talkies. By putting their incredibly successful Broadway shows on screen, they set their names in stone in the annals of film history.
R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
Votes: 148,639 | Gross: $3.90M
The Academy basically turned a blind eye to this gem of a film. It received nominations for its beautiful cinematography and Casey Affleck's, I'm quoting here, 'haunting' performance.
7. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.
Votes: 54,057 | Gross: $25.81M
Written and directed by first timer Tom Hanks. And man, why didn't he continue with it? Some young stars stud this film, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi and a breakout role for the very funny Steve Zahn.
8. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.
Votes: 49,152 | Gross: $0.32M
A very independent, very original film. It's the details and little things about this movie that make it so enjoyable.
9. Fanboys (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 52,305 | Gross: $0.69M
I may only like this film because I indeed am a Fanboy, but it captures our plight so well! Filled with amazing cameos and early performances from actors that will be going far.
10. Go (1999)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.
Votes: 61,954 | Gross: $16.84M
Another brilliant ensemble film with yet another young cast of future stars. Jay Mohr, Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant. The film is very Tarantino-esque, yet has its own voice and is considerably funnier.
11. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
Votes: 236,269 | Gross: $47.40M
(Honorable Mention) Ridley Scott's epic about a man in search of himself during the Crusades. The film grows on you and has a lot to say in its not-so-veiled dialogue.