The Most Underrated Films of All Time !

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1.
Pandorum (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities. (108 mins.)
“ This was one of my favorite alien/creature/action-thrillers in years! Off the top of my head, probably the best since The Descent. ” - cortesbycortes
 
2.
RocknRolla (2008)
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In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million dollar prize fall into his hands. (114 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Guy Ritchie, back to doing what he does best! ” - cortesbycortes
 
3.
Blindness (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined... (121 mins.)
“ A thrilling masterpiece!! A dive into the true depravity of the human soul!! Absolutely amazing performances. ” - cortesbycortes
 
4.
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship. (100 mins.)
Director: Brian Goodman
“ Better than The Town in my opinion. ” - cortesbycortes
 
5.
Death Proof (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans. (113 mins.)
“ Tarantino writes female characters better than some women, a truly under-appeciated horror-thriller. ” - cortesbycortes
 
6.
Sunshine (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ A truly original, character driven sci-fi extravaganzda!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
7.
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ The Best Film of 2006. ” - cortesbycortes
 
8.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ The greatest Romance story ever told! Aronofsky seamlessly transcends genres!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
9.
Inside Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation. (129 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ The Greatest Bank Robbery Movie of All Time!!
And its directed by the most underrated director of all time, Spike Lee. ” - cortesbycortes
 
10.
War of the Worlds (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival. (116 mins.)
“ I dont know why this got such bad reviews, i loved it!!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
11.
Match Point (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (124 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 2005 was an awesome year for movies, and this movie cracked the Top Ten, but is't very loved by many others. ” - cortesbycortes
 
12.
Derailed (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families. (108 mins.)
“ One of My Favorites Twists of All Time. ” - cortesbycortes
 
13.
She Hate Me (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit. (138 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Another excellently written Spike Lee Film that didn't get nearly enough attention. ” - cortesbycortes
 
14.
Open Range (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ The Best Western since Unforgiven. ” - cortesbycortes
 
15.
25th Hour (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term. (135 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ How did this not get any award recognition???
Oh and yeah, another Spike Lee Film. ” - cortesbycortes
 
16.
Mission to Mars (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting a unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Incedibly underrated sci-fi thriller! ” - cortesbycortes
 
17.
Tigerland (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971. (101 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ This should definatelly be watched and loved by all Military Film Buffs. ” - cortesbycortes
 
18.
15 Minutes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings. (120 mins.)
Director: John Herzfeld
“ Saw this in the theater in 2001, and just wish more peope loved it a much as i did. ” - cortesbycortes
 
19.
The Way of the Gun (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man. (119 mins.)
“ One of the best Shootouts of all time!!!
Oh, and one of the best opening scenes of all time!!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
20.
Chopper (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ If you think your a fan of Eric Bana now, watch this!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
21.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (148 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ One of the Best Mid-evil Epics of All Time!!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
22.
Ravenous (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal. (101 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
“ One of my Favorite Horror Movies Of All Time! Andalmost noone's seen it!!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
23.
Sphere (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean. (134 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Loved the book, loved the movie! ” - cortesbycortes
 
24.
He Got Game (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. (136 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ My Favorite Basketball Film of All Time. ” - cortesbycortes
 
25.
The Game (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Wealthy San Francisco financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life. (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ It really is a great, suspensefull thriller!!!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
26.
Rough Riders (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War. (184 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ Needs to be mentioned on everyone's Favorite War Movie's List. ” - cortesbycortes
 
27.
Nightwatch (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders. (101 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
“ Eerilly original thriller!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
28.
Dead Man (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. (121 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ One of my favorite westerns, and its nothing like any other on my favorites list. ” - cortesbycortes
 
29.
The Arrival (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it. (115 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ This may just be a guilty pleasure, but I've liked this movie since the day it first came out, it hasn't lost a step over the years. ” - cortesbycortes
 
30.
Kiss of Death (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster. (101 mins.)
“ Nicholas Cage as a BADASS!!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
31.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ And just imagine if Tarantino did direct this movie. ” - cortesbycortes
 
32.
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz... (180 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Ill take this over Boyz n The Hood, Juice, American Me, and any other street gang film you can throw at me!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
33.
Alien³ (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After her last encounter, LT Ellen Ripley crashlands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (114 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ I dont care what any critic says, this is an awesome movie!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
34.
King of New York (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood. (103 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ #2 behind Blood in Blood Out!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
35.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ In My Top Three Favorite Coen Brothers Movies!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
36.
Violent Cop (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ Better than Dirty Harry ever even thought about being. ” - cortesbycortes
 
37.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ The Best Film of 1985!!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
38.
Near Dark (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ One of the Best Vampire movies of all time! From the director of The Hurt Locker! ” - cortesbycortes
 
39.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
“ One of my favorite Zombie Flicks, and its just swallowed up in the mess of 80's horror movies. ” - cortesbycortes
 
40.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Check this out, please sit through it, its a MASTERPIECE!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
41.
Thief (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Hands down one of the most authentic heist movies of all time. ” - cortesbycortes
 
42.
Mean Streets (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Following the life of a small-time hood who struggles with a moral crisis regarding his friends, family, business, and his conflicting religious beliefs. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ One of Scorsese's Best!!! ” - cortesbycortes
 
43.
Spartacus (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Although this was nominated for a bunch of awards, it is very much forgotten about today. ” - cortesbycortes
 
44.
The Killing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Without it, we'd have no Tarantino, or Ritchie! Set the groundwork for so many more heist movies to come. ” - cortesbycortes