Underrated Moviesby quiqueperezsoler | created - 10 months ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
In MY personal opinion, these are the movies that I have watched that I consider some only a little but the majority are really underrated. Underappreciated soundtrack, character development and/or design, plotline, movie message/s or even theme of the movie itself. I highly recommend you check this movies and/or rewatch them (with new and different eyes if you can) and try to see the good side of them rather than aspects that may not be well received nowadays (cheesiness, slight inaccuracy, usual tropes,etc.)
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1. Super 8 (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.
Votes: 314,852 | Gross: $127.00M
The 80s magic in all its glory. Don't blame this movie of being sometimes bland or predictable because that's not its main event. It's main event is the suspense build up ever since the smartly made trailers came out hinting the mystery that happened in that typical smalltown in the US. Produced by cinema sensation Steven Spielberg, the creative mind behind some of the most outstanding and heartwarming movies of the 80s like E.T., Close Encounters,The Goonies and Gremlins of which this movie pays homage to through a brilliant "lens" that builds up to a story we all know but told in a new way! It's a must-see in my opinion as it has a bit of everything: love, drama, friendship, mystery and a little horror, sense of adventure, stress-relieving comedy and mild Sci-fi. (It's a movie kids and adults can enjoy)
2. The Last Samurai (2003)
R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Votes: 360,178 | Gross: $111.11M
Historically accurate, well-researched and honest to Japan's culture, majority of cast Japanese and one of the first good portrayals of Japanese culture in Hollywood... What else do you need?
3. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Votes: 223,430 | Gross: $38.41M
This movie is one of those I said it wasn't that underrated, I heard critics have it well regarded and even the IMdB score is pretty good. But man some people I have talked to, specially girlfriends of mine (I'm a straight guy that likes some good romance, alright? Jugde me if you like) have never either heard of it or seen it. This is a one of a kind Jane Austen novel portrayal that in my opinion best captures the feeling of the book. I personally think was is the most attractive part is the story but also the cinematography in this movie is so great, so environmental. Quirky at some times, beautifuly dramatic and the love tension is palpable through the characters. And both Keira Kinghtley and Matthew Macfadyen capture brilliantly their character's emotions. I don't see enough girls and overall people taking about this movie and it's about time that changed!
4. Hidalgo (2004)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.
Votes: 72,622 | Gross: $67.29M
5. Sahara (2005)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.
Votes: 84,875 | Gross: $68.67M
6. Wonder Woman (2017)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Votes: 445,987 | Gross: $412.56M
7. Tomorrowland (2015)
PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Votes: 157,592 | Gross: $93.44M
8. John Carter (2012)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
Votes: 233,912 | Gross: $73.08M
9. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
Votes: 615,171 | Gross: $256.39M
10. Jumanji (1995)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
Votes: 259,407 | Gross: $100.48M
11. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
Votes: 551,499 | Gross: $330.36M
12. I, Robot (2004)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
Votes: 449,423 | Gross: $144.80M
13. Justice League (2017)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Votes: 293,089 | Gross: $229.02M
15. Thor (2011)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Votes: 643,192 | Gross: $181.03M
16. Goosebumps (2015)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.
Votes: 68,575 | Gross: $80.08M
17. The Mummy (1999)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
Votes: 357,336 | Gross: $155.25M
18. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Votes: 622,253 | Gross: $176.65M
19. Hancock (2008)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.
Votes: 398,394 | Gross: $227.95M
20. Hulk (2003)
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Votes: 234,254 | Gross: $132.18M
21. Kate & Leopold (2001)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.
Votes: 72,425 | Gross: $47.12M
At times cheesy and cliche as, after all, it's a rom-com; This time-travelling tale holds deeper thoughts and cleverer dialogue that it might seem. Some of it up to the point of being very quotable/memorable. Even if you see from a mile away where the story is going to, the execution is refreshing and different. With character dynamics and well-written support characters that give the story an entirety that suits the theme.
22. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.
Votes: 219,307 | Gross: $168.05M
23. The Internship (2013)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
Votes: 176,182 | Gross: $44.67M
24. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Votes: 214,156 | Gross: $404.52M
25. RED (2010)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Votes: 265,816 | Gross: $90.38M
26. Doctor Strange (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Votes: 458,638 | Gross: $232.64M
27. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.
Votes: 422,110 | Gross: $179.88M
28. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Votes: 151,098 | Gross: $50.29M
29. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Votes: 204,929 | Gross: $79.96M
30. Men in Black (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.
Votes: 460,621 | Gross: $250.69M
31. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller
A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
Votes: 362,042 | Gross: $217.54M
32. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.
Votes: 78,339 | Gross: $14.26M
33. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
Votes: 357,249 | Gross: $218.08M
34. World War Z (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Votes: 536,718 | Gross: $202.36M
36. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
R | 130 min | Drama, War
A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Votes: 35,052 | Gross: $42.72M
38. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Votes: 201,298 | Gross: $219.96M
39. Daredevil (2003)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.
Votes: 193,815 | Gross: $102.54M
40. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 374,525 | Gross: $186.74M
42. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 529,555 | Gross: $57.14M
43. Ghost Rider (2007)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil.
Votes: 204,299 | Gross: $115.80M
44. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Votes: 170,954 | Gross: $213.77M
Against what hardcore fans or many people or critics may say, the movie delivers what had promised without doubt: an engaging action-packed space heist origin movie. I had expectations of watching a catastrophe after i heard about the change of movie directors, which never does any good to the vision there was of a movie (*cough cough*Justice League), but was overall surprisingly satisfied with the space adventure i was treated with. But even though I enjoyed it I can understand why many didn't and I even have some opinions of my own:
The slow un-backstoried beginning leaves much to be desired of its such well-known character; at first we are treated to a "runaway" young couple's escape plan trying to get out of the dump they live in and start a new life. When their plans fail we are given a three year gap were we see Han, now renamed Han Solo as he remembers not or is in denial of his last name is being given the last name "Solo" (unaware if its a reference to the "alone" translation in spanish, which isn't intelligent humor at all). Either way, in the whole movie we are only given a 3 years span of time where Han could have had more development but it's in the second/third act where apparently and plot-conveniently Han not only ends up obtaining his famous gun, meeting a lifelong partner in Chewbacca, meeting a treacherous friend in Lando and the falcon (already broken in the very same adventure where he obtained it) but even connecting in the very end to the main Star Wars plot in Tatooine (at least that's the impresion it gave me when he said to Chewie he had a job there); leaving no possible room for many plot devices we see in the original adventure. Overall the movie gave me a feeling of rushness with no room to develop more adventures that would add up to the maturity of the character we later would see in A New Hope (wild guess: between his recent adventure and his arrival to Tatooine when does he meet Jabba the Hut, owes him money, fails to repay him once or twice and manages to have a "Jabba and I go all the way back" relationship with him and piss off everyone before reaching Tatooine? The Universe is big but it can't be THAT big right?). But in a way I am pleased with all the nods and references. Alden delivers a Han Solo personification that honours that of the original trying to mimic it as much as it can while being also his own thing: a younger much reckless Solo. I was also delighted with the overall aesthetic of the movie, unlike the Last Jedi, it maintained that Star Wars original vibe that was also well captured in Rogue One. The tropes of Rebellion and Oppression under the Empire was refreshing in the way it was portrayed (e. g. hired soldiers instead of clone stormtroopers)as well as the small robotic equal-rights movement. That and the whole Crimson Red and Dathomir never-before-developed tropes were also very welcomed and gave us an insight to the extensive universe Star wars is as well as an easter egg.
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So the conclusion is... I was prepared to be disappointed but ended up having what had to be delivered: charming Han Solo origin story with all the references that we could expect and an action-packed blaster-filled jedi-less team-up heist movie that will not break any grounds in the Star Wars mythos but definitely leaves no room for controversy or backstory-destruction but instead provides engaging action and thrilling adventure... A classic space opera-inpired movie with a hint of Mission Impossible/Italian Job!
45. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Votes: 617,995 | Gross: $380.26M
47. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
Votes: 626,898 | Gross: $291.05M
48. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, the world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Votes: 334,280 | Gross: $155.44M
49. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller