The best (? ) underrated movies

by blue_lion | created - 07 Oct 2011 | updated - 31 Oct 2016 | Public

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1. The Domino Principle (1977)

R | 100 min | Thriller, Drama

A Vietnam War veteran, imprisoned for murder, is offered his freedom if he accepts to undertake a contract killing for a shady organization.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,688

2. The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)

96 min | Crime, Drama

Robert Carmichael, is a talented cello player in the town of Newhaven. He becomes associated with several other unsavory teenagers, and he is soon tempted into the use of hard drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.

Director: Thomas Clay | Stars: Nikki Albon, Zoey Campbell, Stephanie de Whalley, Phil Deguara

Votes: 1,106

3. The Misfits (1961)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 14,647

4. The Sheltering Sky (1990)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama

The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett

Votes: 9,681 | Gross: $2.08M

5. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 351,816 | Gross: $77.81M

6. Fear X (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Thriller

61 Metascore

When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: John Turturro, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Eric McIntyre, William Allen Young

Votes: 5,942

7. Tochka (2006)

92 min | Drama

A very good film shot by Y. Moroz with 3 pretty girls Dasha Moroz, Anna Ukolova and Vika Isakova. The film is about life of several tarts who live on outskirts of ukrainian provincial town ... See full synopsis »

Director: Yuriy Moroz | Stars: Darya Moroz, Viktoriya Isakova, Anna Ukolova, Mikhail Efremov

Votes: 292

8. Noise (I) (2007)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The community reels after an incident on a suburban train. A young cop, beset with doubt and afflicted with tinnitus, is pitched into the chaos that follows this tragic event. He struggles ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Saville | Stars: Maia Thomas, Carole Browne, Kent Clifton-Bligh, Aaron Murphy

Votes: 2,391 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Kure melancholik (1999)

117 min | Drama

Little Lojzík, whose mother was struck and killed by lightening, lives on a farm with his father and their old manservant. He perceives the raw surrounding world as images promising him his... See full summary »

Director: Jaroslav Brabec | Stars: Karel Roden, Anna Geislerová, Radko Chromek, Vlasta Chramostová

Votes: 141

10. Bobby Deerfield (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Romance

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn

Votes: 3,238 | Gross: $9.30M

11. Jakob the Liar (1999)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, War

40 Metascore

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kassovitz | Stars: Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint

Votes: 13,652 | Gross: $4.96M

12. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

R | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Director: Steve Kloves | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

Votes: 19,272 | Gross: $16.82M

13. The Duellists (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

A small feud between two Napoleonic officers evolves into a decades-long series of duels.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox

Votes: 16,563

14. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Votes: 41,692 | Gross: $36.14M

15. Effroyables jardins (2003)

95 min | Drama, War

France under occupation by the Germans during WW2: Two men inspired by a free France radio broadcast perpetrate an act of sabotage with unwitting consequences for them and their fellow villagers.

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Jacques Villeret, André Dussollier, Thierry Lhermitte, Benoît Magimel

Votes: 1,336

16. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 44,045 | Gross: $7.63M

17. Last Ride (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.

Director: Glendyn Ivin | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton

Votes: 2,061 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 47,335

19. White Material (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Isaach De Bankolé, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 5,530 | Gross: $0.30M

20. See the Sea (1997)

Unrated | 52 min | Thriller

Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d'Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she's passing through, and pitches her tent... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Sasha Hails, Marina de Van, Samantha, Paul Raoux

Votes: 1,811 | Gross: $0.05M

21. La masseria delle allodole (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi, Ángela Molina

Votes: 1,907

22. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

97 Metascore

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean

Votes: 49,701 | Gross: $1.19M

23. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

40 Metascore

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 13,400 | Gross: $0.40M

24. Geliebte Clara (2008)

107 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A look at the lives of 19th-century composers Clara and Robert Schumann.

Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Pascal Greggory, Malik Zidi, Aline Annessy

Votes: 229

25. Der siebente Kontinent (1989)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Udo Samel

Votes: 10,061

26. Abril Despedaçado (2001)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 6,159 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 71,711 | Gross: $1.32M

28. Moloch (1999)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Elena Rufanova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Irina Sokolova, Yelena Spiridonova

Votes: 1,944

29. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

Votes: 47,009 | Gross: $19.72M

30. Clubbed (2008)

95 min | Crime, Drama

An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.

Director: Neil Thompson | Stars: Mel Raido, Colin Salmon, Shaun Parkes, Scot Williams

Votes: 3,289

31. And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)

PG-13 | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Patricia Kaas, Thierry Lhermitte, Alessandra Martines

Votes: 1,966 | Gross: $0.74M

32. Shopping (1994)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

You've run out of options, no school, no job. Steal a car, smash a shop with a heavy car and reap the proceeds! This movie is about underground England. The causes, the benefits, and the result of a life of 'crash and carry.'

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Sean Pertwee, Fraser James

Votes: 2,277

33. Stealing Beauty (1996)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

60 Metascore

After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 22,378 | Gross: $4.57M

34. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 39,985

35. Un soir, un train (1968)

86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Mathias is a Belgian linguist, living with French theatre producer Anne. After a quarrel about moral questions, they take a train to attend a congress. While Mathias sleeps, Anne disappears... See full summary »

Director: André Delvaux | Stars: Yves Montand, Anouk Aimée, Adriana Bogdan, Hector Camerlynck

Votes: 463

36. La guerra di Mario (2005)

100 min | Drama

A rebellious little boy has been taken away from his abusive mother and placed in the temporary care of a young couple. And while Mario is a singular child, commendably portrayed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Capuano | Stars: Valeria Golino, Marco Grieco, Andrea Renzi, Imma Villa

Votes: 208

37. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 8,157 | Gross: $0.28M

38. Loin des hommes (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, War, Western

74 Metascore

Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Director: David Oelhoffen | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin

Votes: 5,297

39. 2 yötä aamuun (2015)

84 min | Drama, Romance

One-night stand between two strangers without a common language takes an unexpected turn when an ash cloud from a volcano prevents all flights from taking off.

Director: Mikko Kuparinen | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Arly Jover, Mikko Nousiainen, Andrius Ziurauskas

Votes: 453