MOST UNDERRATED on imdb in my opinionby OJT | created - 30 Jan 2013 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
These are the films I have trouble in understanding the imdb-rating as of being underrated. Not everyone can agree upon a film, but sometimes you fins that a film really gets to you, due to circumstance, background or maybe due to settings or favorite actors. These are the hidden gems!
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1. Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
94 min | Drama, History
"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.
2. The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As ... See full summary »
Hits you like a brick!
3. Hawaii, Oslo (2004)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »
Wonderful about life entanglements on night in Oslo.
4. Red Rock West (1993)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue.
Votes: 17,186 | Gross: $2.50M
A true dirty cult movie with great performances!
5. Birdy (1984)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.
Votes: 18,790 | Gross: $1.46M
So heartfelt and beautiful, that you can't keep your tears back!
6. Grand Canyon (1991)
R | 134 min | Crime, Drama
Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,422 | Gross: $33.24M
Crash alternative, but more uplifting!
7. El Mariachi (1992)
R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.
Votes: 56,136 | Gross: $2.04M
Incredibly made on a tiny budget of 8000 dollars, all in one-take, making Rodrigues an instant star.
8. The Big White (2005)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Wonderfully quirky and funny. Similar to Fargo, but funnier! Beautifully filmed!
9. Highway 61 (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Music
A small-town barber goes on a road trip from Thunder Bay to New Orleans with an unpredictable woman and a coffin.
Votes: 1,220 | Gross: $0.29M
A comic road movie gem! Classic scenes in folds: indoor chicken hunt, an unbelievable bingo scene and the idea of having to travel with a body on the roof.
10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Votes: 360,434 | Gross: $206.46M
Perfectly adapted from th book, beautifully colored!
11. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 261,064 | Gross: $78.62M
12. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama
Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
Votes: 41,132 | Gross: $6.40M
13. Kampen om tungtvannet (1948)
Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, War
A factual reconstruction of the sabotage events which took place to prevent Hitler's Germany in getting the heavy water needed to make an atomic bomb during WW2.
14. Jack Be Nimble (1993)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has ... See full summary »
15. Speedtrap (1977)
PG | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Nobeck to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come... See full summary »
16. Den som viskar (2006 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Thriller
The alcoholic teacher Anna wakes up one morning in her house and finds a dead 16-year old boy in her bedroom. She's clueless to what's been happening, but is soon convincing herself that she caused his death. Her brother thinks otherwise.
17. Nord (2009)
79 min | Comedy, Drama
NORTH Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up ... See full summary »
19. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
Votes: 12,661 | Gross: $19.65M
21. O (2001)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.
Votes: 17,982 | Gross: $16.02M
22. U Turn (1997)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.
Votes: 44,650 | Gross: $6.63M
24. The Dead Girl (2006)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Votes: 13,180 | Gross: $0.02M
25. Family Plot (1976)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Thriller
A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
26. One Night at McCool's (2001)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Votes: 26,761 | Gross: $6.29M
28. Runaway Train (1985)
R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.
Votes: 22,790 | Gross: $7.94M
30. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Mystery
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what should be done with his body.
31. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna ... See full summary »
32. Winter's Bone (2010)
R | 100 min | Drama
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Votes: 120,450 | Gross: $6.53M
33. Chronicle (2012)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Votes: 219,811 | Gross: $64.58M
34. Burn After Reading (2008)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Votes: 269,865 | Gross: $60.36M
35. I, Robot (2004)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
Votes: 433,957 | Gross: $144.80M
36. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
Votes: 229,950 | Gross: $28.64M
37. The Art of Getting By (2011)
PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Votes: 50,965 | Gross: $1.43M
38. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Votes: 222,546 | Gross: $100.92M
39. Daybreakers (2009)
R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.
Votes: 112,060 | Gross: $30.10M
41. Att angöra en brygga (1965)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of party goers have trouble getting their boat ashore on a small island. The inhabitants of the island try to help, often with the help of an old sailor, and the results are absurd and hilarious.
42. Lune froide (1991)
92 min | Drama
Simon and Dede are best friends: two aimless drunks who spend their days getting sloshed and any other available time getting laid. Simon is living on unemployment benefits in a trailer ... See full summary »
43. Domino (2005)
R | 127 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Votes: 60,570 | Gross: $10.17M
44. You Really Got Me (2001)
88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the ... See full summary »
45. Breach (2007)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was put on trial for selling secrets to the Soviet Union.
Votes: 54,170 | Gross: $33.23M
46. To levende og en død (1937)
82 min | Crime, Drama
A postal clerk is robbed and threatened to his life, giving up the money. In his community he is seen upon as a coward, ruining his family. After moving he meets a man who seems to knows it, wanting to help him regain his life and honor.
47. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car, a blond woman's severed head in ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,041 | Gross: $0.86M
49. Skylark (1993 TV Movie)
G | 95 min | Drama
Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
50. I'm Reed Fish (2006)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Reed Fish's life turns into chaos when a high school crush returns to Mud Meadows on the eve of his marriage to the small town's sweetheart.
Votes: 4,012 | Gross: $0.00M
52. In Enemy Hands (2004)
R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, War
When American submarine Swordfish is torpedoed the survivors are picked up by a passing German U-boat but an outbreak of meningitis threatens all aboard.
53. The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.
54. Small Town Murder Songs (2010)
R | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption about an aging police officer from a small Ontario Mennonite town who hides a violent past until a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reformed life.
Votes: 2,639 | Gross: $0.03M
56. Sublime (2007 Video)
R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller
On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along ... See full summary »
60. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the Countess", sends ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,448 | Gross: $1.71M
61. Pacific Heights (1990)
R | 102 min | Thriller
A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Votes: 15,399 | Gross: $29.38M
62. Fuck Up (2012)
96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jack is pleased with himself. He has just decided to stop screwing anything with a pulse and cut back on his enthusiastic drug use. That same night his best friend Glenn crashes into a ... See full summary »
63. Sliver (1993)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A woman moves into an exclusive New York City apartment building, which she soon discovers houses tenants with all manner of shocking secrets.
Votes: 24,905 | Gross: $36.30M
64. Paradies: Liebe (2012)
Unrated | 120 min | Drama
Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.
Votes: 7,029 | Gross: $0.02M
65. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.
Votes: 59,685 | Gross: $19.08M
67. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?
Votes: 41,801 | Gross: $27.15M
68. Franklyn (2008)
R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A portrait of the broken lives of four people (a vigilante detective, a worried parent, an awkward man looking for love and a suicidal artist) as they all struggle to cope in their religiously-dystopian city.
70. Surveillance (I) (2008)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell.
Votes: 15,641 | Gross: $0.03M
71. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off?
Votes: 28,972 | Gross: $57.92M
72. Uskyld (2012)
105 min | Drama
Two brothers in their 40s are found dead in the forest. By their side lies a woman, very weak, but still alive. "All that matters is past" is the story of how Janne meets William after many... See full summary »
74. In ascolto (2006)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
75. Vinterkyss (2005)
R | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After her son is hospitalized, a doctor cheats on her husband with a snow plow driver who is a suspect in her investigation of the recent death of a young Arab boy.
76. Contraband (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.
Votes: 107,405 | Gross: $66.53M
77. 2012 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 309,723 | Gross: $166.11M
78. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Votes: 393,850 | Gross: $139.31M
79. Red State (2011)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Votes: 57,137 | Gross: $1.10M
80. The Hunter (IV) (2011)
R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Votes: 33,282 | Gross: $0.18M
81. 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: 75,728 | Gross: $12.71M
83. Transporter 2 (2005)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.
Votes: 170,754 | Gross: $43.10M
84. Mennesker i solen (2011)
78 min | Comedy
Four self-centered people spend midsummers eve in a campsite. Concentrating on their own bloated egos, they are unaware that the world is, in fact, ending.
85. En folkefiende (2005)
90 min | Drama
In a modern version of Ibsen's stage play we meet TV-celebrity Tomas Stockman going back to his native village to produce the world's purest bottle water. The plant will bring new life and ... See full summary »
86. Misery Harbour (1999)
100 min | Drama
Oslo, 1932. Espen Arnakke, an up and coming Danish born writer who only writes non-fiction, is constantly butting heads with book critic Johan Hoeg, who has not been impressed by anything ... See full summary »
87. The Con (1998 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about.
89. Disclosure (1994)
R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Votes: 39,947 | Gross: $83.02M
90. Min misunnelige frisør (2004)
72 min | Drama
Bent is a man who finds comfort in stability and safety, but when a woman moves into his building, he decides to make a change in his life, something his hairdresser does not like one bit.
91. The Ugly Duckling and Me! (2006)
89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
This modern version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale is charming. Ratso is a streetwise chancer of a rat whose theatre show is struggling. Then he finds an egg that hatches a mutant ... See full summary »
92. Rødt hjerte (2011)
77 min | Drama, Romance
The teenagers Shirin and Soran are in love, and want to marry, but Shirin's father has arranged her marriage, and forbids them. On her wedding night Soran kidnaps her for them to be together.
93. Screwed (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama
The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on ... See full summary »
94. Revolution (1985)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History
New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find... See full summary »
Votes: 5,506 | Gross: $0.36M
98. Cold Creek Manor (2003)
R | 118 min | Mystery, Thriller
A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.
Votes: 19,349 | Gross: $21.38M
99. Chatroom (2010)
R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others.
100. Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)
180 min | Drama
Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She... See full summary »