The Most Underrated Films of All Time !by cortesbycortes | created - 29 Jul 2011 | updated - 30 Jul 2011 | Public
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1. Pandorum (2009)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.
Votes: 132,489 | Gross: $10.33M
This was one of my favorite alien/creature/action-thrillers in years! Off the top of my head, probably the best since The Descent.
2. RocknRolla (2008)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »
Votes: 212,753 | Gross: $5.69M
Guy Ritchie, back to doing what he does best!
3. Blindness (2008)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.
Votes: 63,941 | Gross: $3.07M
A thrilling masterpiece!! A dive into the true depravity of the human soul!! Absolutely amazing performances.
4. What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Better than The Town in my opinion.
5. Death Proof (2007)
Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Thriller
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.
Tarantino writes female characters better than some women, a truly under-appeciated horror-thriller.
6. Sunshine (2007)
R | 107 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.
Votes: 211,058 | Gross: $3.68M
A truly original, character driven sci-fi extravaganzda!!
7. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
Votes: 281,788 | Gross: $22.49M
The Best Film of 2006.
8. 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: 209,595 | Gross: $10.14M
The greatest Romance story ever told! Aronofsky seamlessly transcends genres!!
9. Inside Man (2006)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
Votes: 299,838 | Gross: $88.51M
The Greatest Bank Robbery Movie of All Time!! And its directed by the most underrated director of all time, Spike Lee.
10. War of the Worlds (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
Votes: 370,081 | Gross: $234.28M
I dont know why this got such bad reviews, i loved it!!!
11. 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: 184,444 | Gross: $23.09M
2005 was an awesome year for movies, and this movie cracked the Top Ten, but is't very loved by many others.
12. 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: 66,427 | Gross: $36.02M
One of My Favorites Twists of All Time.
13. She Hate Me (2004)
R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama
Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Votes: 6,717 | Gross: $0.37M
Another excellently written Spike Lee Film that didn't get nearly enough attention.
14. Open Range (2003)
R | 139 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Votes: 59,354 | Gross: $58.33M
The Best Western since Unforgiven.
15. 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: 159,043 | Gross: $13.06M
How did this not get any award recognition??? Oh and yeah, another Spike Lee Film.
16. Mission to Mars (2000)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
Votes: 65,158 | Gross: $60.88M
Incedibly underrated sci-fi thriller!
17. Tigerland (2000)
R | 101 min | Drama, War
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.
Votes: 35,446 | Gross: $0.14M
This should definatelly be watched and loved by all Military Film Buffs.
18. 15 Minutes (2001)
R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.
Votes: 45,301 | Gross: $24.40M
Saw this in the theater in 2001, and just wish more peope loved it a much as i did.
19. The Way of the Gun (2000)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Votes: 29,204 | Gross: $6.06M
One of the best Shootouts of all time!!! Oh, and one of the best opening scenes of all time!!!
20. Chopper (2000)
Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.
Votes: 33,655 | Gross: $0.23M
If you think your a fan of Eric Bana now, watch this!!
21. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.
Votes: 59,606 | Gross: $14.28M
One of the Best Mid-evil Epics of All Time!!!
22. Ravenous (1999)
R | 101 min | Horror
In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.
Votes: 32,977 | Gross: $2.06M
One of my Favorite Horror Movies Of All Time! Andalmost noone's seen it!!!
23. Sphere (1998)
PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.
Votes: 90,001 | Gross: $37.02M
Loved the book, loved the movie!
24. He Got Game (1998)
R | 136 min | Drama, Sport
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Votes: 39,422 | Gross: $21.55M
My Favorite Basketball Film of All Time.
25. The Game (1997)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Votes: 297,161 | Gross: $48.32M
It really is a great, suspensefull thriller!!!!
26. Rough Riders (1997– )
240 min | Action, Drama, History
Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish-American War.
Needs to be mentioned on everyone's Favorite War Movie's List.
27. Nightwatch (1997)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Votes: 17,426 | Gross: $1.20M
Eerilly original thriller!!
28. Dead Man (1995)
R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Votes: 80,108 | Gross: $1.04M
One of my favorite westerns, and its nothing like any other on my favorites list.
29. The Arrival (1996)
PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.
Votes: 28,508 | Gross: $14.05M
This may just be a guilty pleasure, but I've liked this movie since the day it first came out, it hasn't lost a step over the years.
30. Kiss of Death (1995)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster.
Votes: 15,360 | Gross: $14.94M
Nicholas Cage as a BADASS!!!
31. True Romance (1993)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Votes: 180,312 | Gross: $12.28M
And just imagine if Tarantino did direct this movie.
32. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
R | 180 min | Crime, Drama
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »
Votes: 25,585 | Gross: $4.50M
Ill take this over Boyz n The Hood, Juice, American Me, and any other street gang film you can throw at me!!
33. Alien³ (1992)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Votes: 241,687 | Gross: $55.47M
I dont care what any critic says, this is an awesome movie!!
34. King of New York (1990)
R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller
A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.
Votes: 26,404 | Gross: $2.55M
#2 behind Blood in Blood Out!!
35. Miller's Crossing (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Votes: 113,592 | Gross: $5.08M
In My Top Three Favorite Coen Brothers Movies!!
36. Violent Cop (1989)
Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.
Votes: 8,894 | Gross: $0.00M
Better than Dirty Harry ever even thought about being.
37. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.
Votes: 168,285 | Gross: $9.93M
The Best Film of 1985!!!
38. Near Dark (1987)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned on by a beautiful drifter.
Votes: 28,474 | Gross: $3.37M
One of the Best Vampire movies of all time! From the director of The Hurt Locker!
39. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
Votes: 45,241 | Gross: $14.24M
One of my favorite Zombie Flicks, and its just swallowed up in the mess of 80's horror movies.
40. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
R | 229 min | Crime, Drama
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Votes: 259,756 | Gross: $5.32M
Check this out, please sit through it, its a MASTERPIECE!!
41. Thief (1981)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.
Votes: 19,760 | Gross: $11.49M
Hands down one of the most authentic heist movies of all time.
42. Mean Streets (1973)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.
Votes: 78,946 | Gross: $0.03M
One of Scorsese's Best!!!
43. Spartacus (1960)
Passed | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.
Votes: 108,625 | Gross: $30.00M
Although this was nominated for a bunch of awards, it is very much forgotten about today.
44. The Killing (1956)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.
Without it, we'd have no Tarantino, or Ritchie! Set the groundwork for so many more heist movies to come.