Most Underrated Movies...

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I would have to nominate "Hook"- that 1991 live adaptation of the classic Peter Pan story. It just did <a href="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/Hook-1038013/"; target="_blank">pretty bad</a> with critics, garnering a 25% rotten rating at rottentomatoes.com.
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  • Reply 1 of 46
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    I thought "What Dreams May Come" was really amazing.

    A subdued Robin Williams and some of the most visually stunning scenes I've ever seen.

    Just to clarify, you're thinking more mainstream, major-release stuff, right? A movie by some indie director shown on 15 screens doesn't qualify to me as underrated, no matter how brilliant it is.



    Jeff



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  • Reply 2 of 46
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Highly rated, but underappreciated at the box office: L.A. Confidential



    It made $60M or so domestically, which is pretty bad considering how everyone and his mom loved it.



    And for underrated flicks...i'll go with Ten Things I Hate About You



    It's barely rotten on rottentomatoes.com, but Ebert gave it a lowly 2.5 stars. As far as teen comedies go, it actually doesn't suck like the rest of the genre.
  • Reply 3 of 46
    trowatrowa Posts: 176member
    "Frailty" directed by Bill Paxton starring Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey. Good characters, incredible story with a twist.
  • Reply 4 of 46
    [quote]Originally posted by trowa:

    <strong>"Frailty" directed by Bill Paxton starring Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey. Good characters, incredible story with a twist.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    oooh...i just saw this movie this weekend. good movie
  • Reply 5 of 46
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    Most of the Cohen brothers' films are critically acclaimed but do rather poorly at the box office. They have a quirky sense of humour which doesn't appeal to all.



    But I like everything including Fargo, Millers Crossing Brother Where Art Thou, Blood Simple to my favourite...the Big Lewboski.



    the dude abides.
  • Reply 6 of 46
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    Anything by Peter Jackson pre-Lord Of The Rings.
  • Reply 7 of 46
    <a href="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0110005"; target="_blank">HEAVENLY CREATURES!</a> What a disturbing movie. I loved it. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



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  • Reply 8 of 46
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    [quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:

    <strong><a href="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0110005"; target="_blank">HEAVENLY CREATURES!</a> What a disturbing movie. I loved it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    It's a fantastic movie, and all the more amazing for the fact that Jackson and his friend George Port did all the CGI with one ageing SGI machine.
  • Reply 9 of 46
    Death to Smoochy only made 8 mil but was critically acclaimed. great movie
  • Reply 10 of 46
    jrcjrc Posts: 804member
    Razor's Edge with Bill Murray

    Excalibur

    Final Countdown (Aircraft carrier goes back in time)

    Legend with Tom Cruise
  • Reply 11 of 46
    [quote] Most of the Cohen brothers' films are critically acclaimed <hr></blockquote>



    My favorite Cohen Brothers' movie is probably their least appreciated. I love The Hudsucker Proxy. I've probably watched it five times. For comparison I've only seen Fargo once.
  • Reply 12 of 46
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    [quote]Originally posted by burningwheel:

    <strong>Death to Smoochy only made 8 mil but was critically acclaimed. great movie</strong><hr></blockquote>



    That was one of the best movies I have ever seen!
  • Reply 13 of 46
    falconfalcon Posts: 458member
    Probably going to be baked for this but:



    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • Reply 14 of 46
    kwondokwondo Posts: 217member
    Bladerunner
  • Reply 15 of 46
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    The Boondock Saints, although to be fair, most people have never even heard of it, so it'd be hard to appreciate it.
  • Reply 16 of 46
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    For some reason everyone I ask has never seen Pleasantvile.
  • Reply 17 of 46
    [quote]Originally posted by Scott:

    <strong>For some reason everyone I ask has never seen Pleasantvile.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    good movie
  • Reply 18 of 46
    American History X

    Primal Fear
  • Reply 19 of 46
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    Office Space.
  • Reply 20 of 46
    [quote]Originally posted by Belle:

    <strong>Office Space.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    "Ok, but that's the last straw."



    I'll vote for Bring It On. I thought it delivered on all of its promises. I'll also second the vote for Ten Things I Hate About You.
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