10 Underrated Movies

April 21st, 2009 by Yano

Ever watched a movie that got bad reviews, or didn’t do well at the box office and think to yourself, “Man, this should have been a HIT!!!”?

  1. Unbreakable - it’s a shame that it came after “The 6th Sense”  I was disappointed when I first saw it because I was expecting a big reveal at the end.  The second time I watched it I had a much better appreciation for how good it was.
  2. Stardust -Even though I loved the book, I wasn’t going to give the movie a chance til my sister made me go, and I LOVED IT.  Best fantasy adventure since The Princess Bride
  3. Go - Kind of like Pulp Fiction for a younger generation, this movie had a bunch of characters and a big web of a plot, but it was a fun ride the whole time
  4. Spice World - I admit.  I really enjoyed watching this…
  5. Running Scared - Never heard of it?  Neither did I until I caught this Paul Walker gem on cable, where he plays a low level mob guy who’s supposed to get rid of a gun from a killing and has his son’s best friend steal it.
  6. Gattaca - I don’t remember hearing too much about it when it came out, but this is an excellent sci-fi movie about a genetically inferior man who assumes the identity of another so he can become an astronaut
  7. Contact - One of my favorite movies ever, based on the book by Carl Sagan.  Jodie Foster plays an astronomer who gets a message from outer space, and how that message changes her and the world she lives in.
  8. Office Space - This should be required viewing for anyone who works in an office.
  9. Be Kind Rewind - At first you may think this to be a typical slapstick Jack Black movie, but I feel it was marketed wrong…it’s more of a story of how a inner city community comes together, with some Jack Black slapstick thrown in…
  10. Big Fish - A wonderful, whimsical feast for your eyes and your heart.  It made me cry.

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20 Responses to “10 Underrated Movies”

  1. Sassy Says:

    Here’s mine!

    I forgot Big Fish! Now that one is really underrated.

  2. Zen Says:

    How could I have forgotten Office Space?! Ugh.. I’m so disappointed in myself. Great list. I considered Unbreakable as well. Mine is up!

  3. Teena in Toronto Says:

    I hated “Be Kind, Rewind” but love love love “Office Space”!

    I played too :)

  4. Carey Says:

    Mine is up, too! Check it out, HERE!

  5. Gal Friday Says:

    Ahhh…you have given me some grest ideas of what to rent next.

    I have not seen these except for “Be Kind, Rewind”(seen it twice, in fact) and “Big Fish”(didn’t “get” that one at all).
    (although….I may not seek out “Spiceworld”.)

    My list is up now, too.

    Thanks, as always, for these list ideas. :-)

  6. Kim Says:

    This was much harder than I thought. I love almost every movie I’ve ever seen. Then again I just love to watch movies. So I really had to think to come up with 10 of them.

    I love your list!

    Mine’s up! Come on over. Don’t forget to vote for my photo while you’re there too! :)

  7. Melissa Says:

    Mine are up. This was hard to cut off at just 10! Big Fish and Contact are two of my favorites,

    Have a beautiful week!

  8. Penny Says:

    Unbreakable and Big Fish! Amazing!

  9. Kaila-Ann Says:

    My list is poseted here

  10. Nino Says:

    Partial list is up… been awhile since the last streak of rentals. Also, there has been a change to my blog address…

  11. Elina Says:

    mine is up

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  13. Melanie Says:

    mine are up! =)
    btw, notice my new domain? =)

  14. The Kool-Aid Mom Says:

    Go is the only one on your list I’ve never seen or heard of, and I’ve never watched Be Kind Rewind, though we’ve had it in the house… I just never watched it before sending it back.

    I played, too, for the first time, and included Office Space in mine, too :-D

  15. Sharon Says:

    My list is up!

  16. Andie Says:

    Mine is up :)

  17. yenpart Says:

    mine’s up!: http://yenpart-daily.blogspot.com/2009/04/10-underrated-movies.html

    have a great day guys!

  18. lovesmukiwa Says:

    mine are posted :)

  19. Arlene Says:

    Will join next week as i can’t relate much to the theme this week.

    Happy TT!

  20. Char Says:

    I have do admit Big Fish made me cry too, great movie.