Trebek's Underrated Movies Listby Trebek604 | created - 05 May 2012 | updated - 14 Oct 2014 | Public
Movies that I think are underrated. Some more than others.
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1. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 43,885 | Gross: $40.90M
6. Suburbia (1983)
R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family... See full summary »
8. UHF (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 22,539 | Gross: $6.16M
9. Mondo Trasho (1969)
95 min | Comedy
A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of ... See full summary »
10. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison and Gil Turner are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster or find new jobs. But before the jumpy journalists can dig up their ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,332 | Gross: $7.20M
11. The Wizard (1989)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 11,399 | Gross: $14.28M
13. Just Before Dawn (1981)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the ... See full summary »
14. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 13,918 | Gross: $5.67M
15. The Burning (1981)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
17. Big Meat Eater (1982)
82 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides... See full summary »
19. Explorers (1985)
PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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?
Votes: 16,248 | Gross: $9.87M
20. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 118,328 | Gross: $130.72M
21. Wizards (1977)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 8,304 | Gross: $9.00M
22. Savage Streets (1984)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.
23. The Blob (1988)
R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 25,434 | Gross: $8.25M
24. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
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.
25. The Stuff (1985)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
26. The Gate (1987)
PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror
Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.
Votes: 11,645 | Gross: $13.54M
27. The Sentinel (1977)
R | 92 min | Horror
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.
29. Motel Hell (1980)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 7,690 | Gross: $6.34M
30. Gleaming the Cube (1989)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so... See full summary »
Votes: 5,761 | Gross: $2.78M
31. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair... See full summary »
32. TerrorVision (1986)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Votes: 4,744 | Gross: $0.32M
35. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 21,114 | Gross: $10.10M
38. Android (1983)
PG | 80 min | Sci-Fi
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.
40. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 10,536 | Gross: $13.03M
41. Dragnet (1987)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.
Votes: 27,653 | Gross: $57.39M
42. Hyperspace (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy
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.
45. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
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.
46. Nemesis (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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?
Votes: 4,030 | Gross: $2.00M
48. Raw Meat (1972)
R | 87 min | Horror
There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland ... See full summary »
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
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.
51. C.H.U.D. (1984)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.
Votes: 8,376 | Gross: $4.65M
52. The Dark Backward (1991)
R | 101 min | Comedy
A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the ... See full summary »
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 48,993 | Gross: $30.00M
54. Suburban Commando (1991)
PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.
Votes: 8,132 | Gross: $6.95M
55. Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
56. He Knows You're Alone (1980)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
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?
57. Spaced Invaders (1990)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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".
Votes: 2,797 | Gross: $15.37M
58. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.
Votes: 32,470 | Gross: $14.40M
59. Problem Child (1990)
PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 24,230 | Gross: $53.47M
60. Death Warrant (1990)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
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.
Votes: 13,963 | Gross: $16.85M
61. Captain Ron (1992)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy
A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. They decide to sail it from the island of Ste. Pomme de Terre to Miami, and they sail with the assistance of Captain ... See full summary »
Votes: 18,060 | Gross: $22.52M
62. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life.
Votes: 18,845 | Gross: $14.36M
65. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.
Votes: 23,334 | Gross: $43.88M
66. Meet the Applegates (1990)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 1,829 | Gross: $0.49M
67. The Couch Trip (1988)
R | 97 min | Comedy
The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,989 | Gross: $11.01M
69. D.C. Cab (1983)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Action
The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,692 | Gross: $16.13M
72. Crimewave (1985)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
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.
Votes: 4,416 | Gross: $0.00M
74. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the ... See full summary »
Votes: 39,684 | Gross: $27.98M
76. Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make her his bride before blowing up the Earth. He and other inhabitants of his ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,694 | Gross: $2.03M
78. The Lunatic (1991)
R | 93 min | Comedy
The story of a village madman, Aloysious, who has the amazing ability to talk to anything, including trees, cows and cricket balls. Portrayed from a Jamaican prospective with an acute eye ... See full summary »
79. Rich Kids (1979)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 428 | Gross: $0.05M
80. Street Fighter (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
Votes: 56,475 | Gross: $33.42M
81. Red Scorpion (1988)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 7,019 | Gross: $4.19M
83. Powwow Highway (1989)
R | 88 min | Drama
Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,384 | Gross: $0.28M