48 Best Movies You Haven't Seen -Various Genres

by 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

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

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

73 Metascore

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

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

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Addison Timlin

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.

Director: Andrew Traucki | Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor

Votes: 14,657

Very nerve racking and a low budget masterpiece.

5. Transsiberian (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

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.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley, Kate Mara

Votes: 46,805 | Gross: $2.20M

Good drama/mystery with nice scenery.

6. The Perfect Host (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

48 Metascore

An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.

Director: Nick Tomnay | Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker, Tyrees Allen

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

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 192,822

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.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Won Bin, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 53,390 | Gross: $0.01M

Best korean movie ever. Lots of action.

9. Trollhunter (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

61 Metascore

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.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud

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

62 Metascore

During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny, Toby Stephens

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

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott Thomas, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 12,457 | Gross: $0.01M

Pretty good thriller.

12. The Painted Veil (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

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.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

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.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-ryong Ryu, Mu-Yeol Kim, Chae-won Moon

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

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

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

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, François Damiens

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

82 Metascore

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?

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

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.

Director: J.T. Petty | Stars: Clancy Brown, David Busse, William Mapother, Jocelin Donahue

Votes: 6,840

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.

Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Adam Kaufman, Catherine Mangan, Brad William Henke, Michael C. Williams

Votes: 9,498

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

71 Metascore

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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

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

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lillard, Rose Byrne

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

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek

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

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Gordana Vukres

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

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke

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.

Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Eric Bana, Stephen Curry, Dave O'Neil, Belinda Emmett

Votes: 1,526

Pretty funny!

25. Hodejegerne (2011)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Ølgaard

Votes: 89,762 | Gross: $1.20M

Awesome Thriller!!!

26. Match Point (2005)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

72 Metascore

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.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode

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

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Toby Wilkins | Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Charles Baker

Votes: 30,231

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.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 24,867 | Gross: $0.01M

What a surprise! Loved it.

29. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

62 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

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

73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

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.

Director: Sang-yoon Lim | Stars: Ji-seob So, Mi-yeon Lee, Do-won Kwak, Dong-jun Kim

Votes: 4,341

Korean action, doesn't get much better.

32. Nuit blanche (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Frédéric Jardin | Stars: Tomer Sisley, Serge Riaboukine, Julien Boisselier, Joey Starr

Votes: 4,160 | Gross: $0.00M

French thriller.

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.

Director: Richard Berry | Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marina Foïs

Votes: 29,521

Jean Reno getting revenge.

34. Forces spéciales (2011)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, War

37 Metascore

A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Director: Stéphane Rybojad | Stars: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet

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 »

Director: Enrique Gato | Stars: Óscar Barberán, Michelle Jenner, José Mota, José Corbacho

Votes: 6,622

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

62 Metascore

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

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Jia-Min Li

Votes: 12,627 | Gross: $0.01M

Good story and acting.

37. District B13 (2004)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri

Votes: 61,719 | Gross: $1.20M

Pure action!

38. District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Patrick Alessandrin | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval

Votes: 40,563 | Gross: $0.04M

More Action!

39. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 57,644 | Gross: $11.26M

Really good story and a Sleepy Hollow feel.

40. Unknown (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Simon Brand | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 27,861 | Gross: $0.14M

Good Mystery.

41. Devil's Pass (2013)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

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.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Holly Goss, Matt Stokoe, Luke Albright, Ryan Hawley

Votes: 19,894

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

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 64,072 | Gross: $1.94M

I was impressed!

43. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara

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

39 Metascore

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.

Director: Kasper Barfoed | Stars: John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham, Richard Brake

Votes: 17,966

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 »

Director: William Kaufman | Stars: Johnny Strong, Kevin Phillips, Costas Mandylor, Sean Patrick Flanery

Votes: 5,076

Good Action and Story!

46. Dong-chang-saeng (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama

36 Metascore

The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister.

Director: Hong-soo Park | Stars: Seung-Hyun Choi, Ye-ri Han, Je-mun Yun, Sung-ha Jo

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

40 Metascore

A seemingly simple plan to steal money goes increasingly awry.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Gene Wolande

Votes: 6,788 | Gross: $0.03M

Good Thriller

48. Self/less (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

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.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 78,128 | Gross: $12.28M