Overlooked Movies list!

by Phantasy_star_4 | created - 28 Jul 2013 | updated - 01 Aug 2013 | Public

Movies that you might have passed up that are fantastically made for their time.

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1. Krull (1983)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis

Votes: 26,174 | Gross: $16.52M

A really fantastic movie, you really have to watch it! Everything fantasy from flying horses to Cyclopes's, wizards to prince and princesses. Fantastic cast with up in comers we all know today

2. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 8,394

3. Xue men ying zhao (1981)

95 min | Action, Comedy

Captain Lau Si Chung (Chi Kuan Chun), realizes his kung fu isn't that good when he gets beaten by a weird old man (Cheng Kei Ying). He goes off to a temple to learn from the old man. Once ... See full summary »

Director: Kei-Ying Cheng | Stars: Kuan-Chun Chi, Kei-Ying Cheng, Helen Poon, Chih-kien Lu

Votes: 31

4. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 357,850 | Gross: $44.59M

5. Double Dragon (1994)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power.

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Kristina Wagner

Votes: 9,544 | Gross: $2.34M

6. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 57,737 | Gross: $33.42M

Now i know when people see this movie they think oh well everywhere on the net people say how bad this is, ill pass and then tell everyone else it stinks too! Yeah dont be on that bandwagon. Just because people re-hash the same info doesnt mean its a bad movie (bad info mainly from younger viewers). This was the FIRST videogame Movie, everything paid for by Capcom, Their own Director and script. Can you honestly tell me if you were an actor and someone handed you a videogame movie script youd know what to do when they NEVER have been done before?? No. I didnt think so. Its actually really well made for what it brought to the table, considering great actors, performing in game moves, people that looked like the characters (could have done better on chun-li Ken ,ryu though just saying). A story that didnt stray from the Street fighter realm. All in all I give it an A for effort, the more you watch it the more you end up liking it as well.

7. Kull the Conqueror (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure

A barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.

Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, Litefoot

Votes: 7,073 | Gross: $6.09M

Kevin Sorbo playing Hercules? nope a Barbarian, Not sure if it was trying to be the New Conan of its time but its a good movie non the less with Tia Carrere in it. Dont expect a Blockbuster feature though. Think of it as another Hercules made for tv movie but Barbarian style.

8. Lost & Found (I) (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

19 Metascore

In order to impress his beautiful French neighbor, Dylan Ramsey dognaps her pet pooch so he can return him and become a hero. Unfortunately, things do not work out as planned.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: David Spade, Sophie Marceau, Ever Carradine, Stephanie Chang

Votes: 5,900 | Gross: $6.55M

Sophie Marceau and David Spade. Strange combination about a guy that kidnaps a girl he likes dog and tries to get with her. A funny comedy that i never hear much mention of.

9. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

Votes: 29,431 | Gross: $34.10M

10. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 40,973 | Gross: $25.48M

11. Wimbledon (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

59 Metascore

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Sam Neill

Votes: 55,301 | Gross: $17.00M

12. Suicide Kings (1997)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

43 Metascore

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Watson

Votes: 23,892 | Gross: $1.69M

13. Rollerball (2002)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

14 Metascore

The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn

Votes: 23,397 | Gross: $18.99M

14. Cabin Boy (1994)

PG-13 | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

21 Metascore

A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.

Director: Adam Resnick | Stars: Chris Elliott, Ritch Brinkley, James Gammon, Brian Doyle-Murray

Votes: 7,407 | Gross: $3.66M

This movie is so stupid its hilarious, not sure ive seen a more random movie. C'mon a talking Cupcake that spits Tobacco. its hilarity genius in a silly sense!

15. House of Sand and Fog (2003)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher

Votes: 60,222 | Gross: $13.01M

16. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 19,359 | Gross: $20.71M

17. Trapped in Paradise (1994)

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Richard B. Shull

Votes: 11,013 | Gross: $5.78M

18. The Haunting (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

Votes: 63,499 | Gross: $91.41M

19. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Battling a life depression, Earl Bassett is offered a job as a mercenary to help a Mexican oil company with a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only ones with a new battle plan..

Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross

Votes: 22,185

20. Wagons East (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi, Jill Boyd

Votes: 4,340 | Gross: $4.36M

21. Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 28,938 | Gross: $54.83M

22. Joan of Arc (1999– )

Unrated | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Spurred by divine voices and visions, a 15th-century teen leads French forces against the English.

Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Chad Willett, Peter O'Toole, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 5,302

This movie came out the same year as the Milla J. Movie. In comparison this movie with LeeLee sorbieski is Alot better and well made. Id take it over the Theater version any day. In fact this one should have been in Theaters definitely watch this one, you wont be disappointing.

23. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

Votes: 76,360 | Gross: $44.89M

24. Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

Votes: 118,625 | Gross: $50.02M

Not sure what people were expecting when this came out. It was more for kids and adults. Im thinking people thought another Arnold movie where he shot up everything. Nope just a guy trying to figure out his own reality.

25. Puppetmaster (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs

Votes: 7,830

26. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,591 | Gross: $12.45M

27. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 23,408 | Gross: $11.54M

28. The Incident (1967)

Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Tony Musante, Martin Sheen, Beau Bridges, Brock Peters

Votes: 2,340