48 Best Movies You Haven't Seen -Various Genresby rlsm45 | created - 12 Sep 2011 | updated - 18 Feb 2017 | Public
Most you probably haven't seen. Several are not in english, but well worth the subtitles. No particluar order. I post as i see them.
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1. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 890,127 | Gross: $19.50M
One of my top 5 favorite movies of all time. Okay you probably have seen this one, but its just so good! haha
2. Layer Cake (2004)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.
Votes: 149,016 | Gross: $2.34M
A really, really good movie. Just saw it and loved it! Definately a good "guy" movie.
3. Derailed (I) (2005)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 67,200 | Gross: $36.02M
Keeps you on the edge of your seat and has some pretty good twists to it!
4. The Reef (2010)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
Very nerve racking and a low budget masterpiece.
5. Transsiberian (2008)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Transsiberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Votes: 46,805 | Gross: $2.20M
Good drama/mystery with nice scenery.
6. The Perfect Host (2010)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.
Votes: 23,092 | Gross: $0.05M
Creepy and funny. Entertaining with good twists. Just keep watching.
7. Yip Man (2008)
R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
My favorite martial arts movie. Great fight scenes and a good story.
8. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.
Votes: 53,390 | Gross: $0.01M
Best korean movie ever. Lots of action.
9. Trollhunter (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Votes: 62,273 | Gross: $0.25M
My favorite foreign movie. Awesome special effects! Would have been a huge hit if it was an American movie.
10. Severance (2006)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.
Votes: 34,399 | Gross: $0.14M
One of the better funny horror movies.
11. The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008)
Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers and stop them from taking over his financial empire.
Votes: 12,457 | Gross: $0.01M
Pretty good thriller.
12. The Painted Veil (2006)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Votes: 84,499 | Gross: $8.06M
One for the girlfriend. However, not your ordinary romance. Beautiful scenery and excellent acting make this movie. At times it is slow, but never boring. It keeps you interested from beginning to end. If i must say one of my favorites as far as romances go.
13. War of the Arrows (2011)
R | 122 min | Action
A skilled Korean archer goes up against the mighty force of Mongols with the sole purpose of rescuing his kidnapped sister.
Votes: 9,958 | Gross: $0.25M
Another excellent Korean movie with very good action and some pretty cool bow shots!
14. Easy Virtue (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
Votes: 18,694 | Gross: $2.66M
A comedy/romance that makes you hate a few of the characters and love a couple. Not overly funny, but has its moments. The movie is slow at first, but get through the first 15 minutes or so and you'll really start enjoying it. Great ending!
15. L'arnacoeur (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.
Votes: 23,591 | Gross: $0.50M
Hilarious! Best take on a story line thats been done before!!!!! It was a great french fim and I would definately reccommend for a couple. Truly romantic and excellent acting. You get hooked and don't even realize your reading the subtitles.
16. Tell No One (2006)
Not Rated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An accidental discovery near a doctor's estate stirs up some painful memories eight years after his wife's hideous murder, and now, things are bound to take a turn for the unexpected. Does the good doctor know more than he's letting on?
Votes: 45,359 | Gross: $6.18M
Another great french movie! Excellent mystery!
17. The Burrowers (2008)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller, Western
In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.
This and the next movie on the list are both low budget horror movies that are well worth a watch if your in the mood for horror. The Burrowers has good effects and keeps you entertained. Its an old west horror and don't think its a cheaply done take on tremors, becuase its not. Trust me its not "sci-fi channel movie" quality, much much better.
18. Altered (2006)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.
I saw this one a while back and it hit me that I should put it on the list. I really like it because it is both funny and scary. For being such a low budget movie it has really good effects/costumes. Its a good twist on the whole alien abduction genre. Trust me its not "sci-fi channel movie" quality either, much much better.
19. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Votes: 73,831 | Gross: $0.10M
Great story and even better acting! It is a crime drama with some action. Keeps you interested and entertained.
20. Wicker Park (2004)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.
Votes: 49,429 | Gross: $12.83M
Great mystery/thriller romance! I saw this one a while back and was happily surprised at how good it was.
21. Deadfall (2012)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Votes: 35,954 | Gross: $0.07M
Great thriller! Plenty of action and a good story. Very good acting from the whole cast.
22. The Hunting Party (2007)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them.
Votes: 23,521 | Gross: $0.97M
Very entertaining. Pretty funny at times with some good suspense.
23. Safe (I) (2012)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
Votes: 94,345 | Gross: $17.14M
Tons of action!
24. The Nugget (2002)
R | 97 min | Comedy
'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences.
25. Hodejegerne (2011)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.
Votes: 89,762 | Gross: $1.20M
26. Match Point (2005)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 187,595 | Gross: $23.09M
Not really under the radar, but I felt like adding it. Guys probably haven't seen this one, but will be glued to the screen.
27. Splinter (I) (2008)
R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
Good horror movie. Not usually my thing.
28. Rogue (2007)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.
Votes: 24,867 | Gross: $0.01M
What a surprise! Loved it.
29. Kon-Tiki (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History
Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Votes: 40,712 | Gross: $1.52M
Awesome open sea adventure movie. Not slow at all.
30. The Raid: Redemption (2011)
R | 101 min | Action, Thriller
A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.
Votes: 171,647 | Gross: $4.11M
Non stop action. Good story too!
31. Hoi-sa-won (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Drama
When a change of heart moves a well-trained hitman to tender his resignation to his employers, no good comes of it for anyone.
Korean action, doesn't get much better.
32. Nuit blanche (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld finds his secret life exposed when he and his partner are caught stealing cocaine from a powerful drug dealer, a move that puts his son's life in jeopardy.
Votes: 4,160 | Gross: $0.00M
33. L'immortel (2010)
Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.
Jean Reno getting revenge.
34. Forces spéciales (2011)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama, War
A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.
Votes: 16,581 | Gross: $0.01M
Really well directed gunfights and pretty much nonstop action.
35. Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones (2012)
TV-PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real ... See full summary »
One for the young at heart. Disney/Pixar quality and its an adventure movie! Pretty funny too.
36. Dragon (2011)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him
Votes: 12,627 | Gross: $0.01M
Good story and acting.
37. District B13 (2004)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Votes: 61,719 | Gross: $1.20M
38. District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
Votes: 40,563 | Gross: $0.04M
39. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Votes: 57,644 | Gross: $11.26M
Really good story and a Sleepy Hollow feel.
40. Unknown (2006)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Votes: 27,861 | Gross: $0.14M
41. Devil's Pass (2013)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A group of 5 students go the location of the infamous "dyatlov pass incident", to make a documentary but things take a turn for the worse to reveal the secrets as to what happened there.
Beat all expectations. When looking at the directors work you can see why this was so good. Definitely under the radar.
42. The Iceman (2012)
R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.
Votes: 64,072 | Gross: $1.94M
I was impressed!
43. The Raid 2 (2014)
R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.
Votes: 101,698 | Gross: $2.63M
Brutal! Just as good, if not better than the first one.
44. The Numbers Station (2013)
R | 89 min | Action, Thriller
A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late.
Pretty good thriller.
45. Sinners and Saints (2010)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In the gritty New Orleans underbelly, beleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and his failed marriage. Facing a probable suspension from the ... See full summary »
Good Action and Story!
46. Dong-chang-saeng (2013)
Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama
The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister.
Votes: 2,421 | Gross: $0.08M
Another great Korean action movie. Probably some of the better acting in an action flick.
47. Best Laid Plans (1999)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A seemingly simple plan to steal money goes increasingly awry.
Votes: 6,788 | Gross: $0.03M
48. Self/less (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.
Votes: 78,128 | Gross: $12.28M