Movies you think are great but are underrated
I’m looking for peoples favourite films that most people probably haven’t seen or are seriously underrated. Mainly because I’m constantly looking for things to watch and I’m sick of watching crappy movies, I don’t mind if they are so shit they make me laugh, but you know those one’s that are trying to be good be just suck balls but everyone goes on about, a personal example is Scarface.
Holy Mountain- This film is a tad long and insane but it is really worth a watch. It’s extremely abstract. Very good for an acid trip, actually it’s probably the best time to watch it.
Lost Highway- a personal favourite of mine by David Lynch. It’s pretty strange but it is very enthralling and really leaves you thinking.
Tideland & Brazil- Two films by Terry Gilliam(a Python), My favourite director after stanley kubrick. Brazil is a dystopian sci-fi. Tideland is about the daughter of junkies lost in her own imagination.
Boogie Nights- Not sure how popular this is, but it is brilliant and hilarious. It’s about the porn industry. the guy who made it Paul Thomas Anderson is probably one of if not the best director around now, he made There Will Be Blood, Punch-Drunk Love and Magnolia.
So what are yours?
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@chekovchameleon, Superbad. It touted itself as one of those American Pie-type adolescent comedies, but I think it’s actually a much deeper, brilliant coming-of-age film.
Not to mention I think the dialogue is incredible!
@donjaime23, Agreed. Superbad blew my mind when I saw it. I was expecting pretty much the same as you, but I was shocked at how down to earth it was, its like the reality of american pie. great call.
The Hunter – just saw it on Netflix, pretty good movie, not really a deep thinking one but it plays with your emotions a bit.
Boy Wonder – Very good movie, also on Netflix I believe, very good plot and nice twists.
Can’t think of many more but if I recall any I’ll come back to this.
I can rattle off a bunch of good movies, not that they are under-rated but most are older and people have not discovered them yet.
V For Vendetta. Awesome movie showing government corruption. Also epic fight scenes and deep dialogue.
@trek79, Hard Rain is an awesome fucking movie.
Interstate 60: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165832/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Almost famous: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181875/
Peaceful warrior: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438315/
I was gonna say holy mountain but you already mentioned that.
@manimal, Interstate 60 ? Wow. :)
No one’s even go to pay attention to this miserable thread but – Stuart: A Life Backwards.
Revolver is a crazy awesome movie that illustrates what the ego is and it’s effect on people. You can watch it all on YouTube. It’s got low ratings from critics but great ratings from fans.
@beyond, Thank you Sasho, I thought I was the only one.
For the 3rd movie in the Evil Dead trilogy, it is actually Army of Darkness, not the Dead.
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
@trek79, The only one what?
@beyond, I thought I was the only one who thought Hard Rain is a fucking awesome movie.
Not sure really what it’s status but I heart huckabees ! the soundtrack is also worth checking out
and I can say most definitely the Burb’s w/tom hanks,corey feldman, carrie fisher is an underrated movie
Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind
Before Sunrise & Before Sunset. they are Romance movies. Really good underrated movies! I would totally love to know what people think about them. Plus I really like the song at the end of the second movie, before sunset. Happy viewing! :)
^2nd Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Tinkerbell… I dunno why but I fucking love this move.
I would go with arguably my favourite movie ever. It’s called ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bag’ starring Robert Downey Jr, and Val Kilmer. Really good dark humour and a fantastic script.
I would really recommend this movie for any feature film fan. Plus Robert Downey, Jr… Need I say more?
One of my all-time favourites is Into the Wild, don’t know how under/overrated it is, though. But there’s at least one film which I know, has definitely not got the attention it deserves. Just like any other Scandinavian films, Headhunters is very well-executed masterpiece. Give it a try! :-)
I love anything by Arnofsky:
Also A Scanner Darkly is a solid choice
And even though its a kids animated movie Wall-e has some pretty deep implications.
larz and the real girl.
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