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1. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 27,735 | Gross: $27.66M

such a crazy picture. Strange performances from such great actors. Its like their acting performances were the monster freaks they themselves eventually turned into. Thats what u get when u start mixing up all those genes creating all sorts of interesting, scary, emotional, animal,human hybrids. Good make up etcetera in this movie. Likes of MJ Thriller. The original story remains a classic. Untill a better remake is made this movie will have to do as a motion picture representative.

2. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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42 Metascore

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Mark Bringelson

Votes: 29,838 | Gross: $32.10M

Yes. this is one that will be revisited in the future 4sure. Lawnmowermnan 3D. Fahey established his cult status in this movie only to reappear much later in Lost and Planet Terror. Brosnan in an early appearance in his career.. I sure as hell enjoyed it back in the day. Poor Jobe.

3. Hollow Man (2000)

R | 112 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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24 Metascore

Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens

Votes: 108,552 | Gross: $73.21M

Kevin Bacon and Paul Verhoeven making a movie? Thats always worth the watch. 2bad Bacon is invisible most of the movie. I Love this Director. He made some damn good movies in his own unique dutch style. Hollowman is not that great but with all the background stories, the imagining the possibilities when one possesses the power of invisibility and how unfortunately the director had 2trim a lot of more cruel imagery, it still beats a whole lot of other crap movies that are less underrated.

4. Coneheads (1993)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Robert Knott, Jonathan Penner

Votes: 44,435 | Gross: $21.27M

This movie was such a blast when it came out! Sooooo funny. A great roster of nineties comedian classics. Go watch!

5. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.5
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27 Metascore

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 18,522 | Gross: $19.75M

This probably is the movie where Eddie Murphy first found out he had a multiple personality disorder. The movie sill has some strong moments. Angella Basset for example. Arround the same period when she starred in Strange Days also in my list. Max the ghoul and his flip floppin uncle are personal classics for me. I wont spoil the end but it stayed with me for a long funny time.

6. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

5.7
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39 Metascore

When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

Directors: Jerry Paris, James Signorelli | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

Votes: 43,124 | Gross: $55.60M

I really really enjoyed this movie and its sequels and the cartoon and the posters.lol. When I was 6. Some jokes were still funny when I rewatched some years ago and i think now I couldnt possibly understand a lot of jokes when I first saw them. If I remember correct the series drastically starts terrorizing your movie experience from part 3 or maybe 4. Or maybe sooner.. Well it did inspire a young Bobcat to future direct a small masterpiece with Robin Williams futured next in this list.

7. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

Votes: 33,861 | Gross: $0.22M

Being a dad you always watch movies like this from different perspectives. What a great performance of Robin Williams. Excellent director job from Bobcat.

8. Shadowboxer (2005)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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33 Metascore

When an assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by her lover and stepson, Mikey.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren, Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray

Votes: 6,187 | Gross: $0.37M

Cuba starred in a lot of bad movies in a certain time period i remember. This was not one of them. Hellen Mirren always good performance.

9. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

5.6
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39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 147,048 | Gross: $34.30M

It was good when it came out. It is awesome when u watch the directors cut on blu ray. Stone impresses here by delivering a stronger picture with Alexander then Ridley Scott did with Kingdom of Heaven or Gladiator even. Go watch directors cut on Blu ray! Stone went a little Almadovar in portraying the bi sexual lust of Alexander. Beautifull Roxana played by future Sin City Rosario Dawson. She looks amazing.

10. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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30 Metascore

In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 149,734 | Gross: $66.47M

Concept. So fresh when i was first introduced to it. I loved it! watch, watch, watch. Another invisible man who appears in this list. Nemo. Mr.Hyde, Draculas Bride, Alain Quartermaine played by Sean Awesome Connery. the idea of adding Tom Sawyer as a typical americain hero flavour to the mix I wasnt particulary fond of. However i was still rather fondue about all the rest!

11. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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56 Metascore

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

Votes: 155,192 | Gross: $88.25M

This was the most expensive movie ever made when it came out and it flunked completely. In a way we can compare it with David Lynch Dune ten years earlier. Opposite global circumstances simular box office dissapointments. Good points. Costner as Mariner wasnt that bad. Jeane Tripplehorn looks are good. So is all the surroundings. They really created a waterworld. Dennis Hopper loco as always. Why did it flunk so bad? Maybe then people still protested against waisting money on projects like that while people are starving and need help etcetera. It was a major record back then. Anyways I liked the movie then and like it still.

12. Showgirls (1995)

NC-17 | 128 min | Drama

4.7
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16 Metascore

Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer

Votes: 53,753 | Gross: $20.30M

Totally underrated. Its sexy, its Vegas, its saved by the bell going wild, Its another Another paul verhoeven pre-cog. its future dancing with the stars so u think u can dance popculture ! This really wasnt all that bad guys.. for real. There is soooo much crap out there and this one is at very least on the top of it.

13. Epic Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

2.3
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17 Metascore

A comedic satire of films that are large in scope, reputation and popularity.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard, Adam Campbell

Votes: 94,003 | Gross: $39.74M

This was so bad but still it got me while i kept watching sometimes with disgust. Some jokes were awesome and just 2crazy. I actually recommended this picture for some funny stuff that happens. You have to be very stoned then its worth the watch. Id place it 3 shelves under titles as Harold and Kumar, grandmas boy, Employee of the month.

14. Judge Dredd (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.5
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In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Rob Schneider, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 95,958 | Gross: $34.69M

Yes. What frakked up the movie? Rob Schneider. He forever confirmed he can only perform well with the help of his comedy buddies sandler and friends. And this is not a shame because I actually started liking him enjoying latter performances and previous in Adam Sandler's funny flicks, Deuce Bigalow. Hes alright I thought. All is forgiven now. There doing a remake now opening this month so maybe they will set things right with a propper Dread motion picture. Still Stallones version had some nice pointers.

15. Hannibal (2001)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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57 Metascore

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta

Votes: 223,037 | Gross: $165.09M

Great great movie. why is it underrated?

16. King Arthur (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd

Votes: 145,045 | Gross: $51.88M

Great mid evil popcorn entertainment. Arthurian legend, some bruckheimer adjustments here and there. Great believable Arthur performance. Awesome knights. Likable Lancelot. Lots of enjoyable paganism.

17. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 78,871 | Gross: $153.29M

i watched the cartoon. My 6yr old kid got to know scooby this way. He loves it. I also enjoyed it with him multiple times. Part 2 was alright as well.

18. Norbit (2007)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

4.0
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27 Metascore

A mild-mannered guy, who is married to a monstrous woman, meets the woman of his dreams, and schemes to find a way to be with her.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Clifton Powell

Votes: 57,312 | Gross: $95.67M

Yes this movie sucked. Still I remember i watched it a couple of times when it passed by. Its just all so silly. And sometimes very distastefull i agree. The Arobic teacher I remember he was a funny guy. Or wait.. dont tell me that was Murphy as well? I look up after review. Id still watch this movie over a lot of other crap titles that waisted my memory space.

19. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 36,457 | Gross: $16.30M

I dont even know why this is on my list. Maybe it isnt even underrated. I never rewatched it since it came out. I do very much remember the character Howard. The whole concept of the picture stayed in my head only to come out again while I created this list. So that plus Howard, thats at least worth something.

20. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 91,810 | Gross: $112.72M

My six year old loves the series. I think he secretely has a crush on the teen sister. While I develloped a secret crush on Carla Cugino. The Rodriguez formula worked out fine. Funny crazy performances from well known actors for kids. And its funny as hell. Antonio and Carla provide funny parental spy dialogue and enough eyecandy for the adults while the movie is a cool adventure with funny bad guys entertaining the kids.

21. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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66 Metascore

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 49,700 | Gross: $85.85M

Yes I can put the whoole series here. Like I said my son likes all. For me it stopped after this one. Didnt like the 3d adventure. Didnt like the grand parental spy copple. I only liked Jessica Alba as new spy mama and the bad guy Tik Tok. He is awesome go check his performance out. I think he was in Spy kids 5.

22. Smokin' Aces (2006)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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45 Metascore

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin

Votes: 126,506 | Gross: $35.66M

Damn great movie. Funny, violent, quick, comic, awesome! The Israel guy he played the master villain Tik Tok in Spy kids with jessica alba.

23. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 58,339 | Gross: $7.92M

Is this movie underated? I thought the ideas in this movie were excellent. Jericho-ONE power to the people. Angella basset and Ralph fiennes are sublime in this picture.

24. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 22,438 | Gross: $13.85M

25. Nacho Libre (2006)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.7
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52 Metascore

Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Héctor Jiménez, Darius Rose

Votes: 70,435 | Gross: $80.20M

26. Club Dread (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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45 Metascore

When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort--a hedonistic island paradise for swingers--it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence...or at least hide it.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Bill Paxton, Kevin Heffernan, Elena Lyons

Votes: 25,160 | Gross: $4.99M

27. Little Nicky (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.3
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38 Metascore

After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 86,135 | Gross: $39.46M

28. Red Lights (2012)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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36 Metascore

Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen

Votes: 52,100 | Gross: $0.05M

29. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.6
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47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Votes: 80,995 | Gross: $15.05M