clearly underrated movies.by quaseprovisorio | created - 18 Jul 2011 | updated - 16 Sep 2012 | Public
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1. Big Fan (2009)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.
Votes: 8,332 | Gross: $0.23M
brilliant film about obsession, loneliness and fanship. one of the best films of the 00's in my opinion.
2. Southland Tales (2006)
R | 145 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Votes: 33,840 | Gross: $0.28M
very confusing yes, but also very dense, with various points of view. and it's very appealing visually. love it or hate it,but see it.
3. Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle (2006)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.
one and a half hour trying to figure out zidane's mind. but also an artistic point of view about the beautiful game. for those who like football ( not soccer: football!) it's highly recommended
4. Best Worst Movie (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
Votes: 6,674 | Gross: $0.10M
geat film about a terrible film. the best of it are the people who made it. kind of a little miss sunshine of the documentaries. loved it.
5. The Station Agent (2003)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Votes: 61,357 | Gross: $5.74M
great tale about friendhsip with compelling characters. very well written also. just a perfect gem.
6. The Hole (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.
not brilliant but quite entertaining.
8. Idiocracy (2006)
R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Votes: 119,587 | Gross: $0.44M
9. Observe and Report (2009)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.
Votes: 54,712 | Gross: $23.99M
seth rogen is really bad ass in this one. you should check it.
10. Windtalkers (2002)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War
Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.
Votes: 59,322 | Gross: $40.91M
lots of action packed with suspense. much better than you think it is.
11. The Majestic (2001)
PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Votes: 47,456 | Gross: $27.81M
nive tale about a man trying to fit in somewhere and discover his purpose of life. the movie wants to be a classical drama and almost make it. i enjoyed a lot of it.
12. Nacho Libre (2006)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).
Votes: 70,473 | Gross: $80.20M
strange but memorable characters in jared hess world. i liked it.
13. 10 Items or Less (2006)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
An actor (Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk (Vega), and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds.
Votes: 13,336 | Gross: $0.08M
small movie about a surprising friendship.
14. Bug (2006)
R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.
Votes: 29,600 | Gross: $7.01M
psychological terror at his best.
15. Scream 4 (2011)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
Votes: 111,394 | Gross: $38.18M
a true hommage to the other screams. don't know why people didn't go and see it.
16. Los cronocrímenes (2007)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Votes: 47,416 | Gross: $0.04M
small film with lots of heart.
17. They Live (1988)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Votes: 84,980 | Gross: $13.01M
tremenduous quotes, lots of action ad political message. truly underrated!
18. Funny People (2009)
R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Votes: 104,801 | Gross: $51.86M
19. The Happening (2008)
R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Votes: 175,342 | Gross: $64.51M
i like shyamalan. i went truly scared in this one. try to feel it, not only see it.
21. The Visitor (I) (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama
A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Votes: 38,879 | Gross: $9.42M
brilliant film about cultural differences, true people and the american immigration system. should be screened at schools.
22. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
R | 77 min | Drama
A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.
Votes: 14,533 | Gross: $0.70M
23. The Village (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.
Votes: 211,276 | Gross: $114.20M
truly scary with a great plot twist and good characters.
24. The Expendables (2010)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.
Votes: 290,926 | Gross: $103.07M
25. The Faculty (1998)
R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.
Votes: 97,824 | Gross: $40.06M
not a masterpiece but it's very entertaining.
26. The Box (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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.
Votes: 81,016 | Gross: $15.05M
27. Braindead (1992)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
Votes: 82,523 | Gross: $0.24M
best peter jackson movie. ever.
28. Galaxy Quest (1999)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
Votes: 131,104 | Gross: $71.58M
29. The New World (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
Votes: 75,180 | Gross: $12.71M
30. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
Votes: 67,894 | Gross: $1.70M
not as good as the original but it values for himself
31. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
Votes: 200,400 | Gross: $31.49M
32. Bowfinger (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him.
Votes: 59,907 | Gross: $66.38M
33. An Education (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Votes: 117,880 | Gross: $12.57M
35. Inland Empire (2006)
R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.
Votes: 46,113 | Gross: $0.75M
36. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
Votes: 41,274 | Gross: $30.22M
citizen kane of stupid comedies. period.
37. Dead Silence (2007)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
Votes: 73,980 | Gross: $16.81M
much better than expected. a smart script with a good twist.
38. 25th Hour (2002)
R | 135 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 157,028 | Gross: $13.06M
one of my all time favourite movies. the plot, the characters and their motivations, the new york post 9/11 it's just a brilliant work. it's a shame this movie is not more recognizeable.
39. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 242,527 | Gross: $25.59M
very intense film with a shocking ending.
40. The Fountain (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 205,354 | Gross: $10.14M
probably the best love story ever seen in a screen.
41. Matinee (1993)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Votes: 7,608 | Gross: $9.53M
funny, magical, kind, scary. it's a great film about the magic of movies, in a time where everyone were already scared by something, like the movies, it never happened. good acting, good screenplay, joe dante at his best. can't understand why only this score to this movie.