Movies you think are great but are underrated

2 years, 3 months ago

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.
Anyway I’ll get the ball rolling here:

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?

December 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

Profile photo of Obviously, you're not a golfer Obviously, you’re not a golfer (@donjaime23) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@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!

Profile photo of E.C.F. Doyle E.C.F. Doyle (@chekovchameleon) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@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.

Profile photo of The Thinker The Thinker (@mindsdisciple) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

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.

Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

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.
There are the new movies Red Dawn and Total Recall, the originals are great. I haven’t seen the new Red Dawn yet but The new Total Recall cannot be compared to the original.
One of my favourite movies is pretty much unheard of, it is not good enough to be good and it is not bad enough to be good, most people will never see it: Hard Rain with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater.
I will just pump out a bunch of films I like:
Demons 1&2 Dario Argento
Evil Dead 1, 2 & Army of the Dead
Return of the Living Dead 1&2
Dawn of the Dead original is best but the remakes not bad.
Day of the Dead original is best but the remakes so-so.
The Resident Evil saga
There are a lot of great Stephen King adaptations, my fav is Stand By Me
Willow has Val Kilmer and some Potter fans may know Warwick Davis
Road House
Predator these movies are great and so are most of the Alien movies, the cross overs are don’t do justice but they are what they are. I enjoyed the Robert Rodriguez Predators.
Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York are great Kurt Russell films, another of his is called Soldier, I love that movie.
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, a lot of people wont like this for Kevin Costner but the supporting cast is brilliant, especially Alan Rickman, a few will know from Potter, in a bad guy role that I believe tops Gruber in Die Hard.
The Fifth Element, I recently claimed this as my favourite movie of all time.
The Shogun Assasin, this is actually a compilation of scenes from a series, it takes some of the best things and puts them in one feature.
A fist Full of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly are actually a trillogy of spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood, the last is one of the best westerns of all time. Another good western is Once Upon a Time in the West.
The BeastMaster, I grew up on this film, I love it but most people say it is so bad its good or it’s just plain bad.
The Gate
The Toxic Avenger
Flight of the Navigator
Never Ending Story
Brain Dead (aka Dead Alive)
The REC films are good
The Running Man
Blade Runner
The Crazies, the original was great, the remake has Timothy Olyphant and I always like him.
The Omen trillogy
The Grudge, the Hollywood remake is pretty crazy but I love the original Japanese films.
The Exorcist
Vanishing Point
Smokey and the Bandit
Raw and Delirious Eddie Murphy, he has a few good ones like 48 Hours and its sequel, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America but I always liked the Golden Child for some reason.
Point Break
I like Van Damme movies such as Cyborg, BloodSport, the Quest and Double Impact.
A really good international (foreign language) zombie film I love is La Hordé.
Some comedies: Young Frankenstein, CaddyShack, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Summer Rental.
If I think of more I will post.

Profile photo of Marvie Marvie (@marvie) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

V For Vendetta. Awesome movie showing government corruption. Also epic fight scenes and deep dialogue.

Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@trek79, Hard Rain is an awesome fucking movie.

Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Basically it’s about a guy, strange shit happens, he gets pulled into an adventure, shit gets extremely deep and psychological. It’s hilarious at times as well.

Interstate 60:
It’s a road movie, on a road that doesn’t exist. Lots of deep psychological stuff and awesome quirky characters.

Almost famous:
A young boy ends up on the road with a rockband.

Multiplot. Kids deal drugs, things turn bad, and it’s littered with hilarious stuff as well.

Peaceful warrior:
Based on Dan Millman’s “way of the peaceful warrior,” it’s about a young gymnast who learns a bunch of shit about life from a mysterious, wise old man.

I was gonna say holy mountain but you already mentioned that.

Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@manimal, Interstate 60 ? Wow. :)

Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

No one’s even go to pay attention to this miserable thread but – Stuart: A Life Backwards.

Profile photo of Jonny Jonny (@jonnyiscool) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

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.

Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@chekovchameleon, I second @manimal on Almost Famous!

Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@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.
A few other movies: Monster Squad, Silver Bullet, Lost Boys, Animal House, White Men Can’t Jump, Passenger 57, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Fortress, Highlander, Malcolm X, Boyz n the Hood, Menace to Society, American History X, American Psycho, Snatch.

Profile photo of oniverse oniverse (@jneggleston) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
Fantastic Planet
Waking Life

Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@trek79, The only one what?

Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@beyond, I thought I was the only one who thought Hard Rain is a fucking awesome movie.

Profile photo of icecream666 icecream666 (@icecream666) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

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

Profile photo of Randal L. Randal L. (@willieotis) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind
Waking Ned Devine
The Fall (not the one about Hitler)
Orange County
Napoleon Dynamite

Profile photo of Bushido Bushido (@rotsen) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

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! :)

Profile photo of Veggies4Lyfe Veggies4Lyfe (@iluvdamusic) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

^2nd Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Tinkerbell… I dunno why but I fucking love this move.

Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

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?

Profile photo of Eq Eq (@truthseeker) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

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! :-)

Profile photo of Ray Ray (@nowscreamlouder) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

I love anything by Arnofsky:
Requiem for a Dream
The Fountain
Black Swan
The Wrestler

Also A Scanner Darkly is a solid choice

And even though its a kids animated movie Wall-e has some pretty deep implications.

Profile photo of CaoimheS CaoimheS (@caoimhesweeney) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Peaceful Warrior is seriously underrated. It’s a bit simplified but the main message is good and is one of my favourite “grounding” movies

Profile photo of simply(melon) simply(melon) (@morgy) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

larz and the real girl.

Profile photo of Elliott Elliott (@esstone1984) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

The Big Lebowski.

Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This


[HE 30 Day Challenge] March ’15 – Dream Journaling!

Is everyone super zen from last month’s meditation challenge? I hope so :) The challenge for March is dream journaling! Dream journaling is the practice of writing down your dreams immediately upon waking (before...


im sick so it hurts when i smoke pot should i take a break?

So I have asthma and since I’m sick it made me have a asthma attack while I was smoking pot but I usually smoke it everyday but since I’m sick it makes my asthma worse would it be safe to keep smoking it or...


Wouldn't you rather live 50 years in bliss than 100 years in prison?

I’m talking about breaking from 20 years in school, another 40 in a long working career, just so you can have a wider profile of self determination within the social constructs we live within. Considering that...


What do you Fear?

As I was reading posts and responding to them I decided I wanted to get some input from you all on a topic that I toil over quite often. Everywhere I look I see things like “conquer your fears”, “fear...


Does light bounce off the objects we perceive?

we all know that the things we see are matter that reflect certain wavelengths of photo energy from which we distinguish colors, I have this idea (please tell me how i am wrong) that the matter we see absorb photo-energy...


The Darkness

The Darkness Are you tired of this shit? Tired of your safe and mundane existence? Tired of pretending to care? What if you just gave up? What if you just did not give a fuck anymore? How liberating would that feel?...


why it is so hard to find the right people?

Hi HE! its been a while since my last post here, i have go through an incredible journey in the last two years but there is something that doesnt complete me. I was hopping that maybe you guys could give an advice or if...


Not eating meat?

So I think I’m going to try and exclude meat from my diet. I have many reasons for this but this is the first time ill ever be attempting this. Any dietary tips by anyone who doesn’t eat meat? What do you...


"The end is coming!"

A local coffee shop that I began frequenting several months ago has become a favorite spot of mine. The atmosphere is relaxed, their coffee is cheap, and their wifi is free. What I enjoy most about this establishment is...


Songs with Deeper Meaning…

I love music. Especially the songs with deeper meaning and messages in it as well as positive, uplifting lyrics. So I thought I would share some with ya all :) Go on and share any that you like ! :)


1st lsd trip

So me and my 2 best friends are planning on doing acid for my birthday in april, we all smoke weed and we also were doing dxm for a long time so we have kinda tripped but obviously not anything like acid. we are planning...


I have a guy problem – I really don't like guys.

Hi. I need advice…. I am having a really hard time *liking* guys. I feel like if I make out with a guy more than once if we are drunk or just at a party I tend to have feelings for them, or grow feelings for them,...


Intelligence: a Blessing or a Curse?

Greetings HEthens, I’d like to talk about intelligence vs. stupidity. More specifically, I intend to address these questions: Is ignorance truly bliss? And, if so, is being stupid – that is, being perpetually...


What are your limits?

I’m curious where you guys place the limit of what you can do. Like in your flow of creating, or being yourself (doing the things you want to do) where do you bump in to the wall which suggests that you should...


physics / psychology

Physical science aka physics, I believe is but one side of a coin. Where social sciences like psychology and many others are the other side. There is the physical world and the mental world. One can effect the other like...