some of the most underrated films on IMDBby pinturicchio_juve | created - 19 Aug 2012 | updated - 01 Oct 2012 | Public
Just can't fathom why these movies don't have a higher rating on IMDB... maybe there are only a few people who really like these .. not an exhaustive list.. will keep updating as and when i realize that i've left out a few..
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1. The Odd Couple (1968)
G | 105 min | Comedy
Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.
Votes: 27,749 | Gross: $44.53M
one of my favourite films... the absolute masterclass when it comes to comedy.... 10/10 for me!!!
2. Quiz Show (1994)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.
Votes: 58,674 | Gross: $24.82M
has a higher metacritic rating than on imdb!! surprising!
3. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Votes: 542,601 | Gross: $96.96M
should be higher up simply because of the dialogues... aaron sorkin surpasses himself...
4. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 335,224 | Gross: $95.86M
a heart warming film from peter weir... the starring role beautifully underplayed by robin williams
5. A Perfect World (1993)
PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Votes: 64,276 | Gross: $31.16M
kevin costner is brilliant in the role of butch haynes... fantastic film!
6. The Terminal (2004)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.
Votes: 345,701 | Gross: $77.87M
what can i say... tom hanks learns english all over again with a heavy european accent.. with spielberg directing... simply wonderful!
7. The Color of Money (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
Votes: 64,758 | Gross: $52.29M
surely not one of martin scorsese's critically acclaimed films.. but not for me!
8. Turner & Hooch (1989)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.
Votes: 54,860 | Gross: $71.08M
maybe not as good as some of the others on this list... but i liked it just as well!
9. The Untouchables (1987)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Votes: 242,567 | Gross: $76.27M
what a film! brian de palma, kevin costner, robert de niro... and sean connery is brilliant as malone! 10/10 !!
10. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
Votes: 660,404 | Gross: $164.62M
surely should have a rating above 8.... never a boring moment throughout.
11. Road to Perdition (2002)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.
Votes: 220,294 | Gross: $104.45M
splendid direction... wonderful cinematography... and excellent music... 10/10!!
12. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.
Votes: 316,635 | Gross: $125.54M
a really good effort... maybe not as good as eleven.. but surely at least a rating of 7..
13. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
classic movie... walter matthau is not usually associated with serious roles... but pulls this one off superbly..
14. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 209,733 | Gross: $184.21M
kevin costner does wonderfully, considering this is his first feature film as director.
15. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.
Votes: 159,792 | Gross: $17.61M
nice adaptation of the troubles faced in uganda in the 70s.. and forest whitaker!!! oh my god! i cannot imagine anyone else as idi amin..
16. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Votes: 56,177 | Gross: $42.04M
superb comedy about a pair of cons who try to outwit a woman... steve martin is immensely likeable.. while michael caine is slick and suave..
17. A Few Good Men (1992)
R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller
Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.
Votes: 203,683 | Gross: $141.34M
the sheer strength of the dialogues make it a classic that can be watched over and over again... i think its "entitled" to a better rating
18. The Illusionist (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Votes: 326,356 | Gross: $39.87M
maybe not many people will agree with me about this one... but i really enjoyed this one... in fact i'd put it on par with "the prestige".. a bold effort from both neil burger and edward norton... not to mention paul giamatti.. who fitted his role perfectly
19. Following (1998)
R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
Votes: 74,984 | Gross: $0.05M
christopher nolan's less talked about work...a brilliant movie, considering that it was made when he was a student.. with almost all the cast and crew working part time... with his trademark non linear style of storytelling
20. Remember the Titans (2000)
PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Votes: 177,274 | Gross: $115.65M
easily one of the best sport films i've watched... denzel washington in a power packed performance, with able support from will patton..
21. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 233,099 | Gross: $71.99M
this really gripped me from start to finish.. a superb adaptation of stephen king's short story of the same name..
22. Michael Clayton (2007)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.
Votes: 144,852 | Gross: $49.03M
i liked this one... george clooney stars in a really deserving oscar nominated performance..
23. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 95,551 | Gross: $64.43M
a feel good film about a farmer who sets out to build a baseball field in his backyard... can watch this one over and over again..kevin costner is wonderful as ray kinsella, while james earl jones as terrence mann and ray liotta as shoeless joe just add to the charm..
24. Body of Lies (2008)
R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.
Votes: 191,507 | Gross: $39.39M
really appreciated di caprio's performance in this film.. and with ridley scott directing... it was always going to be a good movie..
25. Face/Off (1997)
R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
Votes: 311,821 | Gross: $112.23M
the story may be incredulous and commercial... but this one is such a riveting thriller... the scene where travolta says "its like looking into a mirror, isnt it?" never fails to run a chill down my spine.. mindblowing!
26. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 373,850 | Gross: $285.76M
simply because it can be watched again and again... no other reason needs to be specified i think
27. Analyze This (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.
Votes: 133,650 | Gross: $106.89M
superb comedy.... de niro is brilliant as paul vitti... while billy crystal supports him well as his psychiatrist... really nice!
28. The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Romance
A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury.
walter matthau, jack lemmon, billy wilder... need i say more?
29. Liar Liar (1997)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time.
Votes: 246,926 | Gross: $181.41M
just one reason.... jim carrey!!!
30. Madagascar (2005)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar.
Votes: 308,041 | Gross: $193.60M
one animation film which i'll never get bored of watching... sacha baron cohen is amazing as julien!
31. The Mask (1994)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.
Votes: 297,915 | Gross: $119.94M
i don't think there's anybody who could have pulled off the role of stanley ipkiss as jim carrey has..... that's it. his performance alone should suffice.
32. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Votes: 385,166 | Gross: $163.57M
such a heartwarming tale about the relationship between a father and his son... 10/10!!
33. The American President (1995)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. President and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception", and sparks fly anyway.
Votes: 46,494 | Gross: $65.00M
again... it's aaron sorkin's dialogues that stand out in this masterclass of a film... michael douglas is so convincing as President andrew shepherd... so hard to not like this one!
34. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.
Votes: 242,165 | Gross: $173.59M
the perfect sequel to home alone.. with the same traits as the first film... probably even better..
35. The Ladykillers (2004)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.
Votes: 90,821 | Gross: $39.80M
Enjoyed this film for Tom Hanks' performance... not as bad as most people believe it to be..
36. Hollywood Ending (2002)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.
Votes: 23,735 | Gross: $4.84M
a brilliant performance by woody allen... pity it wasn't appreciated that well..
37. Scoop (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Votes: 73,813 | Gross: $10.53M
another woody allen film which isn't as popular as his classics... still highly entertaining and enjoyable..