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51 Underrated Movies List Of All Time – Must Watch


25. Death to Smoochy

Underrated Movies-Death to Smoochy

Year: 2002

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Danny DeVito, Catherine Keener, Jon Stewart

Budget: $50 million

Worldwide box office: $8.4 million

Rainbow Randolph enjoys his life as a happily corrupt kids television show host, until he is caught in a FBI sting for accepting bribes from parents who want their children on the show.

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24. The Fall

Underrated Movies-The Fall

Year: 2006

Directed by: Tarsem Singh

Starring: Lee Pace, Justine Waddell, Catinca Utaru

Budget: $30 million

Worldwide box office: $3.67 million

Alexandria, a child recovering from a broken arm, meets Roy Walker, an injured movie stuntman, at the hospital. He tells her a story about six heroes who are on a quest to kill Odious, an evil ruler.


23. The Fountain

Underrated Movies-The Fountain

Year: 2006

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

Budget: $35 million

Worldwide box office: $16.5 million

Three people living in different centuries embark on a search for the tree of life in order to protect their loved ones and receive the gift of immortality.


22. The Mist

Underrated Movies-The Mist

Year: 2007

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

Budget: $18 million

Worldwide box office: $57.5 million

David and his son are trapped in a supermarket along with some other townsfolk, when suddenly a mist engulfs the entire city, bringing along bloodthirsty creatures that devour anyone in their path.


21. Last Flag Flying

Underrated Movies-Last Flag Flying

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne

Budget: N/A

Worldwide box office: $1.87 million

Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry “Doc” Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Doc and his old buddies take the casket on a bittersweet trip up the coast to New Hampshire. Along the way, the three men find themselves reminiscing and coming to terms with the shared memories of a war that continues to shape their lives.


20. The Skeleton Key

Underrated Movies-The Skeleton Key

Year: 2005

Directed by: Iain Softley

Starring: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, John Hurt

Budget: $43 million

Worldwide box office: $94 million

While taking care of her patient, a young live-in nurse in a New Orleans plantation finds herself caught in a web of horror involving morbid hoodoo practitioners.


19. Kingdom of Heaven

Underrated Movies-Kingdom of Heaven

Year: 2005

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Ghassan Massoud, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson

Budget: $130 million

Worldwide box office: $218 million

In the twelfth century, blacksmith Balian travels to Jerusalem, a city seething with religious wars. He transforms into a defending warrior who saves the city and its people.

18. Slither

Underrated Movies-Slither

Year: 2006

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Gregg Henry

Budget: $15 million

Worldwide box office: $12.8 million

A black comedy set in a small town in modern day America, with a dash of horror that spoofs 1950s films and pays a tribute to the science fiction genre.


17. The Frighteners

Underrated Movies-The Frighteners

Year: 1996

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Budget: $30 million

Worldwide box office: $29.4 million

After an accident, Frank is able to see and speak with ghosts. He uses them to haunt a few houses in the neighbourhood and then use his ‘psychic’ abilities to exorcise the houses for a fee.


16. The Blob

Underrated Movies-the blob

Year: 1988

Directed by: Chuck Russell

Starring: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn

Budget: $10 million

Worldwide box office: $8.25 million

The Blob, a slimy substance made as a part of a chemical experiment during the Cold War, spreads havoc in the city of Arborville, California, and disfigures the people who come in contact with it.

15. Demolition Man

Underrated Movies-demolition man

Year: 1993

Directed by: Marco Brambilla

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock

Budget: $57 million-$97 million (with marketing costs)

Worldwide box office: $58 million

Phoenix, a convicted killer, has been frozen since 1996. When he is revived for parole several years later in a crime-free society, he goes on an unstoppable killing spree.


14. Hobo With a Shotgun

Underrated Movies-Hobo With a Shotgun

Year: 2011

Directed by: Jason Eisner

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Molly Dunsworth

Budget: $3 million

Worldwide box office: $748,453

Hoping for heaven but finding an urban hell, a homeless man (Rutger Hauer) takes aim at a crime boss and the man’s sadistic sons (Gregory Smith, Nick Bateman).


13. Hush

Underrated Movies-Hush

Year: 2016

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Starring: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco

Budget: $1 million

Worldwide box office: N/A

A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.


12. Cl


Underrated Movies-Clue

Year: 1985

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren

Budget: $15 million

Worldwide box office: $14.6 million

Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.


11. Edge of Tomorrow

Underrated Movies-Edge of tomorrow

Year: 2014

Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

Budget: $178 million

Worldwide box office: $370.5 million

With the help of warrior Rita Vrataski, Major William Cage has to save Earth and the human race from an alien species, after being caught in a time loop.


10. Wet Hot American Summer

Underrated Movies-Wet Hot American Summer

Year: 2001

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Micahel Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter, Ken Marino

Budget: $1.8 million

Worldwide box office: $295,206

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, “Wet Hot American Summer” follows a group of counselors who are each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. The entire summer of pent-up sexual frustrations, unresolved post-traumatic stress, pending separations and of course, the talent show, all weigh heavily on the minds and groins of counselors and campers alike.


9. Death Becomes Her

Underrated Movies-Death Becomes Her

Year: 1992

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini

Budget: $55 million

Worldwide box office: $149 million

A writer and an actress hate each other for years as they have a crush on the same man. They secretly drink a miracle cure that prevents ageing and also turns them immortal.


8. Angel Heart

Underrated Movies-Angel Heart

Year: 1987

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Budget: $17 million

Worldwide box office: $17.2 million

Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is a private detective contracted by Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to track down the iconic singer Johnny Favorite. However, everybody that Angel questions about Favorite seems to meet a tragic demise. Eventually the trail leads Angel to New Orleans where he learns that Favorite had dabbled in the black arts. As Favorite’s whereabouts and true identity become clear, Angel learns that being hired by Cyphre was not a random choice.


7. Dredd

Underrated Movies-Dredd

Year: 2012

Directed by: Pete Travis

Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thrilby, Wood Harris, Leana Headey

Budget: $50 million

Worldwide box office: $41 million

In a dystopic future, coldblooded policeman Dredd and psychic rookie Cassandra investigate three brutal murders in a tower block where they stumble upon a drug den run by the vicious drug lord Ma-Ma.


6. Turbo Kid

Underrated Movies-Turbo Kid

Year: 2015

Directed by: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Starring: Mauro Chambers, Laurence Lebeouf, Michael Ironside

Budget: $60,000

Worldwide box office: N/A

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen (Munro Chambers) must battle a ruthless warlord (Michael Ironside) to save the girl (Laurence Leboeuf) of his dreams.


5. Dark City

Underrated Movies-Dark City

Year: 1998

Directed by: Alex Proyas

Starring: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connely, Richard O’Brien, William Hurt

Budget: $27 million

Worldwide box office: $27.2 million

John awakens in a hotel with no memory and learns that he is wanted for a series of murders. While seeking answers, he discovers a group of aliens called the Strangers who are controlling the city.


4. Annihilation

Underrated Movies Annihilation

Year: 2018

Directed by: Alex Garland

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Lee, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson

Budget: $40 million-$55 million

Worldwide box office: $43 million

Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X — a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscapes and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.


3. The Grey

Underrated Movies The Grey

Year: 2011

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Starring: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney

Budget: $25 million

Worldwide box office: $79.8 million.

John, a wolf hunter, is one of the eight survivors of a plane crash. He must fight off a pack of hungry wolves, mortal injuries and the icy elements to get himself and the survivors back to safety.


2. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Underrated Movies of All Time Ghost Dog

Year: 1999

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Henry Silva

Budget: $2 million

Worldwide box office: $9.4 million

Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is a contract killer, a master of his trade who can whirl a gun at warp speed and moves through this world like a phantom — stealthy and evanescent. In the spirit of the samurai, he has pledged his loyalty to a small time mobster named Louie (John Tormey) who saved his life many years before.

1. Happiness

Underrated Movies of All Time -Happiness

Year: 1998

Directed by: Todd Solondz

Starring: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Ashley, Dylan Baker

Budget: $2.2 million

Worldwide box office: $2.98 million

‘Happiness’ can best be described as a deeply funny, dark, and controversial look into the lives and secrets of one American family and the people around them. On the one hand, it is a depressing portrait of failed relationships and loneliness.


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