MOST UNDERRATED on imdb in my opinion

by OJT | created - 30 Jan 2013 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

These are the films I have trouble in understanding the imdb-rating as of being underrated. Not everyone can agree upon a film, but sometimes you fins that a film really gets to you, due to circumstance, background or maybe due to settings or favorite actors. These are the hidden gems!

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1. Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)

94 min | Drama, History

"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 3,340

Shockingly touching!

2. The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As ... See full summary »

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Mark Rendall, John Bourgeois, Hannah Lochner

Votes: 775

Hits you like a brick!

3. Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Jan Gunnar Røise, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 4,302

Wonderful about life entanglements on night in Oslo.

4. Red Rock West (1993)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle, Craig Reay

Votes: 17,348 | Gross: $2.50M

A true dirty cult movie with great performances!

5. Birdy (1984)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Votes: 18,958 | Gross: $1.46M

So heartfelt and beautiful, that you can't keep your tears back!

6. Grand Canyon (1991)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 13,476 | Gross: $33.24M

Crash alternative, but more uplifting!

7. El Mariachi (1992)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt

Votes: 56,508 | Gross: $2.04M

Incredibly made on a tiny budget of 8000 dollars, all in one-take, making Rodrigues an instant star.

8. The Big White (2005)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 13,052

Wonderfully quirky and funny. Similar to Fargo, but funnier! Beautifully filmed!

9. Highway 61 (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Music

A small-town barber goes on a road trip from Thunder Bay to New Orleans with an unpredictable woman and a coffin.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Don McKellar, Valerie Buhagiar, Earl Pastko, Peter Breck

Votes: 1,227 | Gross: $0.29M

A comic road movie gem! Classic scenes in folds: indoor chicken hunt, an unbelievable bingo scene and the idea of having to travel with a body on the roof.

10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 364,271 | Gross: $206.46M

Perfectly adapted from th book, beautifully colored!

11. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 263,370 | Gross: $78.62M

12. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 41,590 | Gross: $6.40M

13. Kampen om tungtvannet (1948)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

A factual reconstruction of the sabotage events which took place to prevent Hitler's Germany in getting the heavy water needed to make an atomic bomb during WW2.

Directors: Jean Dréville, Titus Vibe-Müller | Stars: Jens A. Poulsson, Johannes Eckhoff, Arne Kjelstrup, Claus Helberg

Votes: 485

14. Jack Be Nimble (1993)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has ... See full summary »

Director: Garth Maxwell | Stars: Alexis Arquette, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Bruno Lawrence, Tony Barry

Votes: 371

15. Speedtrap (1977)

PG | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Nobeck to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Tyne Daly, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Loggia

Votes: 133

16. Den som viskar (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Thriller

The alcoholic teacher Anna wakes up one morning in her house and finds a dead 16-year old boy in her bedroom. She's clueless to what's been happening, but is soon convincing herself that she caused his death. Her brother thinks otherwise.

Director: Maria von Heland | Stars: Pernilla August, Anders Ekborg, Lia Boysen, Petrus Havrell Nilsson

Votes: 79

17. Nord (2009)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

NORTH Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up ... See full summary »

Director: Rune Denstad Langlo | Stars: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Kyrre Hellum, Marte Aunemo, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen

Votes: 2,803

18. The Emperor's Club (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

49 Metascore

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 15,322 | Gross: $14.06M

19. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 12,763 | Gross: $19.65M

20. Mafia! (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Jay Mohr, Christina Applegate, Lloyd Bridges, Billy Burke

Votes: 13,413 | Gross: $19.88M

21. O (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

53 Metascore

An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 18,095 | Gross: $16.02M

22. U Turn (1997)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 44,871 | Gross: $6.63M

23. To Die For (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck

Votes: 37,961 | Gross: $21.28M

24. The Dead Girl (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Piper Laurie

Votes: 13,238 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Family Plot (1976)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Thriller

A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

Votes: 17,380

26. One Night at McCool's (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Mary Jo Smith, Michael Douglas

Votes: 26,879 | Gross: $6.29M

27. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 28,740

28. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 23,017 | Gross: $7.94M

29. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Votes: 17,567 | Gross: $6.67M

30. The Trouble with Harry (1955)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Mystery

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what should be done with his body.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 28,320

31. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna ... See full summary »

Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard | Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller

Votes: 1,602

32. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama

90 Metascore

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Isaiah Stone

Votes: 121,492 | Gross: $6.53M

33. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 221,248 | Gross: $64.58M

34. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Votes: 272,227 | Gross: $60.36M

35. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 438,126 | Gross: $144.80M

36. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

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

78 Metascore

Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 231,620 | Gross: $28.64M

37. The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg

Votes: 51,323 | Gross: $1.43M

38. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 224,303 | Gross: $100.92M

39. Daybreakers (2009)

R | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

57 Metascore

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Harriet Minto-Day

Votes: 112,802 | Gross: $30.10M

40. A Man Called Intrepid (1979– )

360 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During World War II, a wealthy Canadian uses his own money to help the Allies form an espionage network.

Stars: David Niven, Michael York, Barbara Hershey, Paul Harding

Votes: 136

41. Att angöra en brygga (1965)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A group of party goers have trouble getting their boat ashore on a small island. The inhabitants of the island try to help, often with the help of an old sailor, and the results are absurd and hilarious.

Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Monica Zetterlund, Lars Ekborg, Birgitta Andersson, Gösta Ekman

Votes: 1,860

42. Lune froide (1991)

92 min | Drama

Simon and Dede are best friends: two aimless drunks who spend their days getting sloshed and any other available time getting laid. Simon is living on unemployment benefits in a trailer ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Bouchitey | Stars: Jean-François Stévenin, Patrick Bouchitey, Jean-Pierre Bisson, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 360

43. Domino (2005)

R | 127 min | Action, Biography, Crime

36 Metascore

A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramírez, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 60,867 | Gross: $10.17M

44. You Really Got Me (2001)

88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the ... See full summary »

Director: Pål Sletaune | Stars: Robert Skjærstad, Andrine Sæther, Philip Zandén, Trond Høvik

Votes: 519

45. Breach (2007)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was put on trial for selling secrets to the Soviet Union.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Dennis Haysbert, Laura Linney

Votes: 54,365 | Gross: $33.23M

46. To levende og en død (1937)

82 min | Crime, Drama

A postal clerk is robbed and threatened to his life, giving up the money. In his community he is seen upon as a coward, ruining his family. After moving he meets a man who seems to knows it, wanting to help him regain his life and honor.

Directors: Gyda Christensen, Tancred Ibsen | Stars: Hans Jacob Nilsen, Unni Torkildsen, Jan Vaage, Toralf Sandø

Votes: 57

47. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car, a blond woman's severed head in ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Mailer | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Debra Stipe, Wings Hauser

Votes: 1,051 | Gross: $0.86M

48. O'Horten (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A drama focused on a life-changing moment in 67-year-old train engineer Odd Horten's existence: the evening of his retirement.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Henny Moan

Votes: 3,520 | Gross: $0.30M

49. Skylark (1993 TV Movie)

G | 95 min | Drama

Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Christopher Bell

Votes: 804