51 Underrated Movies Of All Time – Must Watch


Every year many movies are released, some movies are flopped because of the movie story and acting but some are not performed well because of lack of marketing or other reasons. There’s no dearth of such quality movies in Hollywood. It’s just that we don’t get to hear much about them because of the marketing gimmicks of mainstream commercial movies, which these underrated ones can’t generally afford.


Here we list top 51 Underrated Movies of all time you should watch when you get a free time:-


51. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Berlin Syndrome (2017) underrated movie

So abundant we might as well make them their own genre, movies about kidnapped females generally go one of two ways: It’s either all about the suspense, figuring out how and if she will get out—or there’s the nastier route, the low road, when some movies focus on a woman’s torture and humiliation, turning it into the spectacle.


50. Cloud Atlas

Underrated Movies of All Time Cloud atlas

Year: 2012

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Tom Tykwer

Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent

Budget: $102 million

Worldwide box office: $130.48 million

Six individuals belonging to different generations go on an emotional ride while exploring how human actions impact the lives of their loved ones in this ever-changing world.


49. American Made

Underrated Movies-American Made

Year: 2017

Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright

Budget: $50 million

Worldwide box office: $134.9 million

Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot, gets involved in drugs and arms smuggling while working for the CIA. Later, he turns into a government informant in order to escape his jail time.


48. The Black Cauldron

Underrated Movies-The Black Cauldron

Year: 1985

Directed by: Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Starring: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne, John Hurt, John Byner

Budget: $25 million-$44 million

Worldwide box office: $21.29 million

Taran and his friends embark on an adventurous journey to find the black cauldron that has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers. However, they must face the evil Horned King.


47. The Rules of Attraction

Underrated Movies-The Rules of Attraction

Year: 2002

Directed by: Roger Avary

Starring: James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Kip Pardue

Budget: $4 million

Worldwide box office: $11.8 million

Sean Bateman is a freshman at Camden College, who’s in love with Lauren Hyde. She’s waiting for her wastrel boyfriend Victor Johnson to come back from a trip around Europe, while Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is exploring his bisexual side with a crush on Sean.


46. Treasure Planet

Underrated Movies-Treasure Planet

Year: 2002

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levit, Emma Thomspon, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short

Budget: $140 million

Worldwide box office: $109.6 million

A restless teen journeys across the universe as a cabin boy aboard a spaceship. Later, he discovers that a trusted friend is actually a scheming pirate with mutiny on his mind.


45. Fire in the Sky

Underrated Movies-Fire in the Sky

Year: 1993

Directed by: Robert Lieberman

Starring: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg, Henry Thomas, Bradley Gregg

Budget: $15 million

Worldwide box office: $19.9 million

In 1975, a group of five men are driving home after working in a forest when they see a mysterious light. Intrigued, Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney) leaves the truck — only to be sucked up by a flying saucer. The other four men report the strange event, but they are skeptically interrogated by Lt. Frank Watters (James Garner), who suspects that murder is behind Walton’s disappearance. When Walton reappears five days later, his story of alien abduction is met with disbelief.

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44. Super

Underrated Movies-super

Year: 2010

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion

Budget: $2.5 million

Worldwide box office: $422,618

After his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him, a fry cook (Rainn Wilson) emulates a TV superhero and transforms himself into a costumed vigilante.


43. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Underrated Movies of all time-The Dewey Cox Story

Year: 2007

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Starring: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows, Kristen Wig

Budget: $35 million

Worldwide box office: $20.6 million

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan, and written by Kasdan and co-producer Judd Apatow. It stars John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows and Kristen Wiig. A parody of the biopic genre, Walk Hard is the story of a fictional early rock and roll star played by Reilly.


42. Freddy Got Fingered

Underrated Movies-Freddy Got Fing

Year: 2001

Directed by: Tom Green

Starring: Tom Green, Rip Torn

Budget: $14 million

Worldwide box office: $14.3 million

Gordon, a cartoonist, kidnaps his father, Jim, and takes him to Pakistan in response to Jim’s earlier insult. However, the duo soon realise that they are the ones to get kidnapped and held hostage.


41. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Underrated Movies-Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Year: 2012

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria

Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley

Budget: $10 million

Worldwide box office: $9.6 million

The announcement that an enormous asteroid will obliterate Earth in less than a month brings an end to the marriage of mild-mannered insurance salesman Dodge (Steve Carell), whose wife leaves him on the spot. After his bold young neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightley), belatedly delivers a letter from Dodge’s former sweetheart, Dodge decides that he must find the love of his life before it’s too late. Dodge and Penny embark on a road trip that eventually brightens their outlook, if not the world’s.


40. The Babysitter

Underrated Movies-the babysitter

Year: 2017

Directed by: McG

Starring: Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

Budget: N/A

Worldwide box office: $404,923

When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot baby sitter belongs to a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.


39. The Signal

Underrated Movies-The Signal

Year: 2008

Directed by: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry

Starring: A.J. Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Justin Welborn

Budget: $50,000

Worldwide box office: $1 million.

Nic, Jonah and Haley are on a road-trip to California when a hacker begins taunting them with emails. While trying to track the hacker’s location, they end up in an underground research facility.


38. Constantine

Underrated Movies-Constantine

Year: 2005

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton

Budget: $100 million

Worldwide box office: $230.9 million

Detective Angela approaches Constantine, an exorcist, to help her investigate her twin sister’s death. As he digs deeper, he realises a dark conspiracy which could threaten the world.


37. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Underrated Movies-Perfume- The Story of a Murderer

Year: 2006

Directed by: Tom Twykler

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman

Budget: $64 million

Worldwide box office: $133 million

Set in 18th century Paris, the story of a man with an extraordinarily acute sense of smell takes a dark turn when his quest to create the ultimate fragrance leads to murder.


36. Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

Underrated Movies-Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

Year: 2002

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

Starring: Steve Oedekerk

Budget: $10 million

Worldwide box office: $17 million

A man armed with great fighting capabilities sets out to avenge the death of his parents who were killed by a kung fu legend.


35. Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Underrated Movies-Robin Hood- Men in Tights

Year: 1993

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, Dave Chappelle, Mark Blankfield

Budget: $20 million

Worldwide box office: $35.7 million

Evil Prince John is oppresses the people while King Richard is away on the Crusades. Robin steals from the tax collectors, wins an archery contest, defeats the Sheriff, and rescues Maid Marian.


34. The Night Eats the World (La Nuit a Dévoré le Monde)

Underrated Movies-The Night Eats the World

Year: 2018

Directed by: Dominique Rocher

Starring: Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifiteh Farahani

Budget: $4 million

Worldwide box office: $95,208

After waking up in an apartment the night after a raging party, Sam comes face to face with his new reality: an army of zombies has invaded the streets of Paris, and he is one of the lone survivors. Petrified with fear, he barricades himself inside the building to survive. He wonders how long can he last in silence and solitude, and the answer comes when he learns that he’s not all alone after all.


33. Equilibrium

Underrated Movies-Equilibrium

Year: 2002

Directed by: Kurt Wimmer

Starring: Christian Bale, Taye Digs, Emily Watson

Budget: $20 million

Worldwide box office: $5.37 million

In a world where every form of human emotion is prohibited, Preston, an officer responsible for implementing the law, decides to revolt against it.


32. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Underrated Movies-Popstar- Never Stop Never Stopping

Year: 2016

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone

Starring: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows

Budget: $20 million

Worldwide box office: $9.7 million

Conner, Owen, and Lawrence become famous after launching their rap album. But Connor abandons the band to form a solo career and is forced to see his celebrity status crash after the project fails.

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31. Killing Them Softly

Underrated Movies-Killing Them Softly

Year: 2012

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

Starring: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy

Budget: $15 million

Worldwide box office: $38 million

When three men rob a card game run by Markie Trattman, he vows to get his money back and calls Jackie, a professional enforcer, to investigate the case.


30. Crimson Peak

Underrated Movies-Crimson Peak

Year: 2015

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

Budget: $55 million

Worldwide box office: $74.7 million

Edith ignores her father’s warning and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe. When she arrives at the Sharpe mansion, she learns about her husband’s secrets and realises that the place is teeming with ghosts.


29. MacGruber

Underrated Movies-MacGruber

Year: 2010

Directed by: Jorma Taccone

Starring: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Powers Boothe, Maya Rudolph, Val Kilmer

Budget: $10 million

Worldwide box office: $9.3 million.

MacGruber is a 2010 American action comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, itself a parody of action-adventure television series MacGyver. Jorma Taccone of the comedy trio The Lonely Island directed the film, which stars Will Forte in the title role; Kristen Wiig as Vicki St.


28. Kingpin

Underrated Movies-Kingpin

Year: 1996

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bob Farrelly

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Vanessa Angel, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray

Budget: $27 million

Worldwide box office: $25 million

Roy Munson (Woody Harrelson) is a young bowler with a promising career ahead of him until a disreputable colleague, Ernie McCracken (Bill Murray), tricks him into participating in a con game that ends with Roy’s bowling hand crippled for life. Years later, Roy ekes out a hardscrabble existence until he discovers Amish bowling phenom Ishmael (Randy Quaid). With the help of a gangser’s girlfriend (Vanessa Angel), he plots to take Ishmael to the top of the bowling world.


27. The 13th Warrior

Underrated Movies-the 13th warrior

Year: 1999

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Omar Sharif

Budget: $85 million-$100 million

Worldwide box office: $61.7 million

An exiled Arab ambassador must join a band of Viking warriors to battle a supernatural enemy when a fortune-teller warns that they are doomed to fail without a 13th warrior.


26. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Underrated Movies-The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Year: 2013

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn

Budget: $90 million

Worldwide box office: $188 million

A man living a dull life dreams up romantic and action-filled scenarios in order to escape from monotony. When his own job is threatened, he sets out on a real romantic and action-packed journey.


Trisha Oberoi
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