Trebek's Underrated Movies List

Movies that I think are underrated. Some more than others.
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1.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. (91 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
2.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. (101 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
3.
Repo Man (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result. (92 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
4.
Rituals (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Carter
 
5.
Road Games (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway. (101 mins.)
 
6.
Suburbia (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society... (94 mins.)
 
7.
Parents (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. (81 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
 
8.
UHF (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. (97 mins.)
Director: Jay Levey
 
9.
Mondo Trasho (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them... (95 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
10.
Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison and Gil Turner are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster or find new jobs... (93 mins.)
Director: Rudy De Luca
 
11.
The Wizard (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship. (96 mins.)
Director: Todd Holland
 
12.
Madman (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Giannone
 
13.
Just Before Dawn (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the... (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lieberman
 
14.
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead. (90 mins.)
Director: George Mihalka
 
15.
The Burning (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. (91 mins.)
Director: Tony Maylam
 
16.
Street Trash (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim Muro
 
17.
Big Meat Eater (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you... (82 mins.)
Director: Chris Windsor
 
18.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town. (88 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chiodo
 
19.
Explorers (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
20.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
21.
Wizards (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest. (80 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
22.
Savage Streets (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend. (93 mins.)
Director: Danny Steinmann
 
23.
The Blob (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
24.
The Toxic Avenger (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose. (82 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
The Gate (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard. (85 mins.)
Director: Tibor Takacs
 
27.
The Sentinel (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably cheap Brooklyn Heights apartment, where weird occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
28.
It's Alive (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
29.
Motel Hell (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A seemingly friendly farmer and his sister kidnap unsuspecting travelers and bury them alive, using them to create the "special meat" they are famous for. (101 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
30.
Gleaming the Cube (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications... (100 mins.)
Director: Graeme Clifford
 
31.
The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Rubbo
 
32.
TerrorVision (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world. (83 mins.)
Director: Ted Nicolaou
 
33.
The Pit (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest. (96 mins.)
Director: Lew Lehman
 
34.
Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite. (99 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
 
35.
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain. (93 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
36.
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget. (101 mins.)
 
37.
Wolfen (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. (115 mins.)
 
38.
Android (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on his space station. His assistant is Max, a curious android who wants to see the world and meet a girl. Criminals Maggie and two other hide on their station and soon violence erupts. (80 mins.)
Director: Aaron Lipstadt
 
39.
Doctor Detroit (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets. (89 mins.)
 
40.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big. (88 mins.)
 
41.
Dragnet (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Mankiewicz
 
42.
Hyperspace (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Because of a small navigation mistake Lord Buckethead lands on earth instead of "in a galaxy far, far away". But he is still looking for the princess and the secret transmissions. (90 mins.)
Director: Todd Durham
 
43.
The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends. (96 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
 
44.
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them. (81 mins.)
Director: Douglas McKeown
 
45.
Strange Brew (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. (90 mins.)
 
46.
Nemesis (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Alex, a burned out LA cyborg cop, is forced by commissioner Farnsworth to find his former cyborg partner and lover Jared who's about to deliver sensitive data to cyborg terrorists who wish to wage war against humans. Is he being played? (95 mins.)
Director: Albert Pyun
 
47.
The Stone Killer (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A top New York detective is sent to Los Angeles where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
48.
Raw Meat (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square... (87 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
 
49.
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress. (91 mins.)
Director: Gene Wilder
 
50.
D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret military-created robot with superhuman abilities. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
51.
C.H.U.D. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers. (88 mins.)
Director: Douglas Cheek
 
52.
The Dark Backward (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion... (101 mins.)
Director: Adam Rifkin
 
53.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world. (87 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
 
54.
Suburban Commando (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family. (90 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
55.
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After a nuclear war, the survivors are divided between horribly mutated beings who live on desolate reservations and fertile women who are searching for scarce virile men in order to multiply and start a new human society. (86 mins.)
 
56.
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer in Staten Island. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape? (94 mins.)
 
57.
Spaced Invaders (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Dimwitted Martians drop into a little Illinois town on the day that the local radio station happens to rebroadcast Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds". (100 mins.)
 
58.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran. (98 mins.)
 
59.
Problem Child (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits. (81 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
60.
Death Warrant (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past. (89 mins.)
Director: Deran Sarafian
 
61.
Captain Ron (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. They decide to sail it from the island of Ste... (90 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
62.
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
63.
Little Monsters (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed. (100 mins.)
 
64.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes. (83 mins.)
Director: John De Bello
 
65.
Drop Dead Fred (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood. (103 mins.)
Director: Ate De Jong
 
66.
Meet the Applegates (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
67.
The Couch Trip (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird... (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
68.
Don't Go in the House (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower. (82 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ellison
 
69.
D.C. Cab (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town... (100 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
70.
She-Devil (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist. (99 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
 
71.
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion. (98 mins.)
Director: John De Bello
 
72.
Crimewave (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair. (83 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
73.
Chopping Mall (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high-tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control. (77 mins.)
Director: Jim Wynorski
 
74.
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal... (84 mins.)
Director: Gene Quintano
 
75.
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor. (95 mins.)
Director: John Cherry
 
76.
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping... (88 mins.)
Director: Greg Beeman
 
77.
Blankman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Binder
 
78.
The Lunatic (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The story of a village madman, Aloysious, who has the amazing ability to talk to anything, including trees... (93 mins.)
Director: Lol Creme
 
79.
Rich Kids (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two 12-year-olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
80.
Street Fighter (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts. (102 mins.)
 
81.
Red Scorpion (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself. (105 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
 
82.
Canadian Bacon (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
83.
Powwow Highway (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The... (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
84.
Wacko (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer." (90 mins.)
Director: Greydon Clark