Top 70 Best Underrated Movies To Watch

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This list is another experiment from the wild side of best-underrated movies. It features movies from all genres that didn’t get the expected attention as a result of very minute instabilities. We tried to be as balanced as possible, but some bias may have sneaked in.

You will thank us later for the amazing underrated movies that we are about to watch. These films are often overlooked by critics and audiences but they offer a great cinematic experience.

1. Identity

Identity is a neo-noir slasher film that follows the story of ten strangers who are stranded in a remote desert motel during a rainstorm. When one of them is killed, the group begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer. The cast includes John Cusack, Amanda Preet, Ray Liotta, Rebecca De Mornay, and Clea DuVall.

Nonetheless, Identity is a great movie that was unfortunately underrated when it first came out. And while the plot may not be original, it is executed extremely well. Anyone who loves a good mystery should check out Identity – you won’t regret it!

Identity (2003)
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Movie Name  Identity
Actors John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes, Alfred Molina, Clea DuVall, John C. McGinley, William Lee Scott
Director James Mangold
Release Info 25 April 2003 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating R (for strong violence and language)
Parental Guidance Unsuitable for persons under 17 years of age.
Duration 1h 30min
Genres Mystery, Thriller
Certificate Australia: MA15+
IMDB Rating 7.3/10

2. A History Of Violence

A History of Violence is a 2005 crime drama film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, and William Hurt. It revolves around the story of a man who has lived a peaceful life until it is violently disrupted and he is forced to confront his past. The film is set in the small town of Hobart, Indiana.

Released in 2005, A History of Violence was directed by David Cronenberg and has been praised for its realistic portrayal of violence as well as its depiction of small-town life. 

A History of Violence
Title A History of Violence
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399146/
Actors Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris
Director David Cronenberg
Release Info 30 September 2005 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated R for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language, and some drug use
Parental Guidance Viewers under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian
Duration 1h 36min
Genres Crime, Drama, Thriller
Certificate USA:R (certificate no. 41714)
IMDB Rating 7.4/10

3. Barfly

Barfly is a semi-autobiographical dramatization of the life of Charles Bukowski. The screenplay was written by Bukowski and was commissioned by French director Barbet Schroeder. The film was released in 2018 and was well-received by critics, garnering a 73% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Although it wasn't a commercial success, Barfly was well-received by movie critics. 

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Movie Name with IMDB link Barfly
Actors Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige
Director Barbet Schroeder
Release Info 7 October 1987 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance Violence, Sexual Content, Coarse Language
Duration 1h 40min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate USA:R (certificate #28219)
IMDB Rating 7.2/10

4. The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer is a 2010 political thriller film directed by Roman Polanski. The plot revolves around a ghost-writer (Ewan McGregor) who's hired by the publishing house Rhinehart Inc, to write the autobiography of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan).

The previous ghost-writer who was also Lang's assistant, Mike McAra, had mysteriously died in a drowning accident. As the new ghostwriter begins his work, he becomes suspicious that McAra's death may not have been an accident. It is one of the best thriller movies of all time.

While the writer is in Old Haven, he becomes curious about the death of Lang's former aide and decides to investigate. He soon realizes that not everything is as it seems and uncovers a government conspiracy.

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Movie Name with IMDB link The Ghost Writer
Actors Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams
Director Roman Polanski
Release Info 19 February 2010 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance Violence, Brief Strong Language, Some Nudity and Sexual Content
Duration 2h 8min
Genres Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Certificate USA:PG-13 (certificate #45507)
IMDB Rating 7.2/10

5. Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Sofia Coppola and written by Coppola, Bill Pohlad, and Marie-Claire Blais.

Critics widely praised Murray and Johansson's performances in Lost In Translation. This film was nominated for Best Picture, and both Murray and Johansson received Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively. Lost In Translation was also nominated for Best Film for the British Academy Film Award.

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Movie Name Lost in Translation
Actors Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi
Director Sofia Coppola
Release Info 3 October 2003 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance Some Sexual Content
Duration 1h 42min
Genres Drama
Certificate USA:R (certificate #40042)
IMDB Rating 7.7/10

6. A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls is a 2016 drama film directed by J. A. Bayona and written by Patrick Ness, based on his novel of the same name. The story is about a young boy who is trying to balance his family life, school life, and his grandmother's disease.

The monster is a metaphor for the boy's own feelings and thoughts. His mother is sick and he's being bullied at school. The monster is a representation of all the things that are scary and difficult in his life. He has to face the monster and deal with it.

Liam Neeson, Lewis MacDougall
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Movie Name with IMDB link A Monster Calls
Actors Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones
Director J.A. Bayona
Release Info 6 January 2017 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance Some Thematic Content and Scary Images
Duration 1h 48min
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Certificate USA:PG-13 (certificate #50673)
IMDB Rating 7.5/10

7. The Bucket List

The Bucket List is an American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner. This movie is about two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and set out to fulfill their list of things to do before they “kick the bucket.”

They think of it as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted. However, the bucket list should be something that is revisited on a regular basis and tweaked as needed. That way, you can make sure that you are living your life in the best way possible.

The Bucket List
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Detail Information
Movie Name The Bucket List
Actors Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes
Director Rob Reiner
Release Info 11 January 2008 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance Language, Including a Sexual Reference
Duration 1h 37min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Certificate USA:PG-13 (certificate #43703)
IMDB Rating 7

8. Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond is a 2006 film set in 1999 during the Sierra Leone Civil War. The story follows the illicit diamond trade from the perspective of various characters, including smugglers, arms dealers, and child soldiers. 

Released in 2006, Blood Diamond tells the story of a smuggler who attempts to sell a rare diamond in order to get his family out of Sierra Leone. With the help of an American journalist, they must evade the ruthless dictator and rebel forces hot on their heels. The film is full of adventure and heart-pumping action sequences, making it one of the most underrated movies to watch.

Blood Diamond (2006)
Image Credit: Warner Bros.
Movie Title Blood Diamond
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450259/
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly
Director Edward Zwick
Release Date December 8, 2006
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance Violence, strong language
Duration 2h 23m
Genres Action, Drama, Thriller
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 8.0/10

9. We The Animals

We the Animals is a story about three brothers and their dysfunctional family. The story is told from the youngest brother's perspective and covers the conflicts of cultures and how they manifest within the family. It also touches on themes of nostalgia, idealism, and recrimination.

We The Animals is a story about three brothers, their personal freedom, and the conflict of cultures. The youngest brother narrates the film as he looks back on his childhood.

He and his brothers were raised in a strict household by their father, who was determined to give them a better life than he had. However, the boys were also strongly influenced by their creative mother and her artistic friends. This ultimately led to them rebelling against their father's wishes in order to find their own identities.

Movie Title We The Animals
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7681824/
Actors Evan Rosado, Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand
Director Jeremiah Zagar
Release Date October 19, 2018
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance Nudity, sexual content, language, mature themes
Duration 1h 34m
Genres Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.9/10

10. Berlin Syndrome

Berlin Syndrome is a thriller film directed by Cate Shortland. It stars Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt and Matthias Schoenaerts. The plot follows an Australian woman who falls in love with a local man while on holiday in Berlin, only to find herself imprisoned in his apartment the next day. 

Clare Havel is an Australian woman who takes a trip to Berlin and meets a charming local man named Andi. They spend time together, and Clare quickly falls for him. However, she starts to get worried when she realizes that Andi has a dark side- he's possessive and doesn't like her talking to other men. Things take a dangerous turn when Clare is held captive by Andi in his apartment.

Berlin Syndrome (2017)
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Movie Title Berlin Syndrome
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3335606/
Actors Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich
Director Cate Shortland
Release Date May 25, 2017
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance Sexual content, violence
Duration 1h 56m
Genres Drama, Horror, Mystery
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.3/10

11. The One I Love

The One I Love is a movie that was released in 2014. It tells the story of a couple who go on vacation to try and save their relationship. While there, they stumble upon a strange house that seems to offer them an escape from their problems.

However, things soon take a turn for the worse. The movie is unique in that it blends science fiction with reality, creating an experience that is both fascinating and heartbreaking.

In fact, their marriage is on the brink of falling apart. However, they are given a chance to fix things through a mysterious retreat. This movie is definitely worth watching if you're looking for something different in the romance genre.

Movie Title The One I Love
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2756032/
Actors Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson
Director Charlie McDowell
Release Date August 15, 2014
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Violence, language, sexual situations
Duration 1h 31min
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.1/10

12. Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine focuses on this family and how they decide to take the youngest member – Olive – to a child beauty pageant. Despite being a box office success and praised by many, the film was nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards (Worst Screenplay and Worst Supporting Actress).

The screenplay was written by Michael Arndt, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin. It also won a couple of Academy Awards, an Independent Spirit Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie Title Little Miss Sunshine
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449059/
Actors Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell
Director Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release Date August 18, 2006
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Language, some sex and drug content
Duration 1h 41min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.8/10

13. Almost Famous

Almost Famous is a coming-of-age film that tells the story of William Miller, a child prodigy who learns the truth about his age and struggles to fit into his life. The film follows William as he navigates through high school and his first experiences with love and drugs. 

This film tells the story of a teenage journalist who is hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about the fictional rock band Stillwater.

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Image Credit: DreamWorks Distribution.
Movie Title Almost Famous
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181875/
Actors Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Director Cameron Crowe
Release Date September 22, 2000
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Language, drug content, brief nudity
Duration 2h 2min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.9/10

14. Munich

Munich is a 2005 American-German historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner. The movie is about five men who are hired and chosen to eliminate all those people responsible for causing the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

Munich is directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner. The movie is about the hunt for those responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany.

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Image Credit: Universal Pictures.
Movie Title Munich
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408306/
Actors Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds
Director Steven Spielberg
Release Date December 23, 2005
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language
Duration 2h 44min
Genres Drama, History, Thriller
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.5/10

15. Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler is a 2014 crime thriller film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom. The film follows Lou, a hustler and thief who is good at videography, as he films dark, gloomy, and gritted stories in Los Angeles. His videos are cinematic and interesting, although some may find them disturbing.

It was directed by Dan Gilroy and written by him and his brother, Tony Gilroy. The film follows Lou Bloom, a driven young man who discovers the dark side of Los Angeles crime journalism.

He starts out as a freelance stringer who sells footage to local news stations, but soon he ventures into the world of contract crime scene photography. His videos are cinematic and interesting, which propels him to greater and greater success.

Jake Gyllenhaal smiles in Nightcrawler
Image Credit: Open Road Films.
Movie Title Nightcrawler
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872718/
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed
Director Dan Gilroy
Release Date October 31, 2014
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Violence including graphic images, and for language
Duration 1h 57min
Genres Crime, Drama, Thriller
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.8/10

16. The Florida Project

The Florida Project is directed by Sean Baker and written by Baker and Chris Bergoch. The film stars Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, and Caleb Landry Jones. It follows the life of a six-year-old girl named Moonee who lives in a motel near Disneyland in Orlando with her mother, Halley. The film was shot on location in Kissimmee, Florida.

The Florida Project tells the story of a lower-class family struggling to make ends meet in Orlando, Florida. The mother, Halley, does what she can to provide for her children, but they are constantly living in poverty and facing eviction. Even though they try their hardest, the lower class can't seem to escape their miseries.

William Defoe in The Florida Project.
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Movie Name The Florida Project
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5649144/
Actors Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto
Director Sean Baker
Release Info 6 October 2017 (USA)
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Violence, profanity, sexual references, adult themes
Duration 1h 51min
Genres Drama
Certificate USA: R
IMDB Rating 7.6/10

17. Wildlife

Wildlife is a 2018 American drama film directed by Paul Dano. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, Zoe Kazan and Montana Jordan. 

Wildlife is a film that was released in 2018 and has received mostly positive reviews. This film follows the story of a family whose life is turned upside down when they are forced to abandon their home. The film is available to watch on Amazon, and it has been praised for its restrained filmmaking and its story.

Movie Name Wildlife
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5929754/
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould
Director Paul Dano
Release Info 19 October 2018 (USA)
MPAA Rating PG-13
Parental Guidance Thematic material, language, smoking
Duration 1h 44min
Genres Drama
Certificate USA: PG-13
IMDB Rating 6.8/10

18. His House

His House is a movie that was released in 2018 and has gained a cult following. The movie provides a different taste with different layers as you go deeper into it. Bol (Sope Dirisu) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) are refugees from South Sudan who have crossed the french channel into Britain over the journey of losing their daughter. As they are given probational asylum in Britain three months later they try to accommodate themselves into the group.

While they are trying to find their place in society, they come across many difficulties. The film shows the harsh realities of being a refugee and the challenges immigrants face when trying to assimilate into a new country.

His House
Image Credit: Netflix.
Movie Name His House
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8508734/
Actors Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba
Director Remi Weekes
Release Info 30 October 2020 (USA)
MPAA Rating TV-MA
Parental Guidance Violence, gore, frightening scenes
Duration 1h 33min
Genres Drama, Horror, Thriller
Certificate USA: TV-MA
IMDB Rating 6.5/10

19. Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a movie about a daydreamer who escapes his mundane life by imagining himself doing extraordinary things. In his daydreams, Walter is always the hero and he does things that make him happy and fulfilled. These daydreams are the only time when he feels like he matters.

In the film, Walter Mitty takes a chance and stands up to his boss for what he believes in. This one rebellious choice would change everything for him and allow him to finally become the person he always dreamed of being.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Ben Stiller
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.
Movie Name The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359950/
Actors Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly
Director Ben Stiller
Release Info 25 December 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating PG
Parental Guidance Mild language, crude comments, adult themes
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Certificate USA: PG
IMDB Rating 7.3/10

20. Alex Strangelove

Alex Strangelove is a coming-of-age comedy about a confused teenager named Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) who is trying to figure out his place in the world. When life throws him a curveball and he starts dating another boy, he is helped by his best friend Claire (Madeline Weinstein). The movie tackles some difficult topics but does it in a convincing and well-done way.

Alex Strangelove has teenage romance infused into it. It follows the story of Alex, a high schooler who is discovering his sexuality and trying to figure out where he belongs in the world. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival and won a lot of hearts.

Movie Name Alex Strangelove
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5688996/
Actors Michael Abela, Daniel Doheny, Brendan Archer
Director Craig Johnson
Release Info 8 June 2018 (USA)
MPAA Rating TV-MA
Parental Guidance Language, sexual content, adult themes
Duration 1h 39min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Certificate USA: TV-MA
IMDB Rating 6.3/10

21. Troy

Troy is a 2004 epic war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and written by David Benioff. The film features an ensemble cast including Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, and Brian Cox.

It tells the story of the Battle of Troy between the Achaeans and the Trojans. The movie was very expensive to make and it shows in its high quality. It was well-received by audiences and critics alike and has been called one of the greatest war movies ever made.

Troy Eric Bana
Image Credit: Warner Bros.
Movie Name Troy
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332452/
Actors Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger
Director Wolfgang Petersen
Release Info 14 May 2004 (USA)
MPAA Rated R for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 2h 43min
Genres Adventure, Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.2/10

22.13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a book by Mitchell Zuckoff that tells the story of the people who were caught up in the Benghazi attack on September 11th, 2012. It is an honest and detailed rendering of what happened during that attack and the decisions that were made by those involved.

13 Hours is co-produced by Michael Bay. It is based on Mitchell Zuckoff's 2014 book 13 Hours, and tells the story of five CIA contractors who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, during the 2012 terrorist attack.

Movie Name 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4172430/
Actors John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale
Director Michael Bay
Release Info 15 January 2016 (USA)
MPAA Rated R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 2h 24min
Genres Action, Drama, History
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.3/10

23. Seeking A Friend 

Seeking A Friend is an American comedy-drama and the story follows Dodge Petersen (played by Steve Carell) and his wife Linda (played by Keira Knightley) as they fight and split up in the days leading up to an asteroid known as “Matilda” crashing into Earth, wiping out humanity.

As Dodge reaches home, he reflects on his high school sweetheart, Olivia (played by Melanie Lynskey), and decides to go on a road trip to find her before the world ends. Along the way, they must deal with various obstacles, including a broken down car and hostile survivors.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Image Credit: Focus Features.
Movie Name Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307068/
Actors Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey
Director Lorene Scafaria
Release Info 22 June 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 41min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.7/10

24. Big Fan

Big Fan is a movie about the intense fandom of American football. Paul is a big fan of the New York Giants and he is devastated when Quantrell Bishop, their star player, leaves the team.  When Bishop leaves the team, tension and secrets arise among the players. The film explores brotherhood, betrayal, and loyalty.

Movie Name Big Fan
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228953/
Actors Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport
Director Robert D. Siegel
Release Info 18 March 2009 (France)
MPAA Rated R for language and some sexuality
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 28min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Sport
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.7/10

25. Hangover 2

Hangover 2 is a movie that was released in 2011. The movie received major criticism for using the same formula as the first Hangover movie, but that does work for this one as well.

Although Hangover 2 may not be the most groundbreaking movie, it is still worth watching. The audience is in for something more with this film as it builds on the first one. There are plenty of laughs to be had and the plot is engaging enough to keep viewers hooked until the end.

The Hangover Part II Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Ed Helms
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Movie Name The Hangover Part II
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1411697/
Actors Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha
Director Todd Phillips
Release Info 26 May 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 42

26. Orphan

Orphan is a movie that was released in 2009. The movie follows a family that suffers a miscarriage and decides to adopt an orphan from Romania. At first, the adoption seems to be going well but as time progresses, the family starts to experience strange things happening in their home. They come to find out that their new daughter is actually a troubled child who her previous family has abandoned.

Orphan
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Movie Name Orphan
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1148204/
Actors Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder
Director Jaume Collet-Serra
Release Info 24 July 2009 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating R (USA)
Parental Guidance Violence, Language, Disturbing Imagery
Duration 2h 3min
Genres Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Certificate Australia:MA15+ (2009) Canada:18A (Ontario)
IMDB rating 6.9

27. Accepted

Accepted is a movie about a young man, Bartleby Gaines, who creates a fake college in order to gain approval from his family. The acceptance rates for this “college” are incredibly high, as Bartleby has created a very desirable and fictional school.

He creates his own college, which is based on the realities of schooling that are much different than what is portrayed in fictional films like “Animal House.” The movie addresses important topics such as race, class, and privilege.

Movie Name Accepted
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384793/
Actors Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman
Director Steve Pink
Release Info 18 August 2006 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating PG-13 (USA)
Parental Guidance Sexual Content, Language, Drug References
Duration 1h 33min
Genres Comedy
Certificate Argentina:13
IMDB rating 6.4

28. Cam

The film “Cam” explores the dark side of the internet and its effects on people's lives. It tells the story of a cam girl who is replaced by her doppelganger and is completely shut down from her profile.

She then delves into a scary maze in an attempt to find out what happened. The film highlights the dangers of the digital world and its competitions, as well as the low self-esteem it builds.

Although a majority of the population is yet to catch on, there are multiple dangers that come with living in an internet-connected world. Along with cyberbullying, online privacy invasion, and hacking, there are now visual replacements that have the potential to be just as harmful as the internet itself. These replacements can include virtual reality and augmented reality, which can cause people to lose touch with reality.

Movie Name Cam
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8361028/
Actors Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters
Director Daniel Goldhaber
Release Info 16 November 2018 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating TV-MA (USA)
Parental Guidance Adult Content, Strong Sexual Content, Nudity, Language
Duration 1h 34min
Genres Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Certificate Argentina:18
IMDB rating 6.3

29. The Polar Express

The Polar Express is a story about a young boy who is questioning whether Santa Claus is real. On Christmas eve 1956, he gets the chance to find out when a steam locomotive named the Polar Express comes to his town. It has an all-star cast and tells the story of a boy who takes a magical train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

The Polar Express 2004 Castle Rock Entertainment
Image Credit: Castle Rock Entertainment.
Movie Name The Polar Express
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338348/
Actors Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis
Director Robert Zemeckis
Release Info 10 November 2004 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating G (USA)
Parental Guidance Mild Peril, Some Scary Moments, Thematic Material, Smoking Images
Duration 1h 40min
Genres Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Certificate Argentina:Atp
IMDB rating 6.6

30. The Meddler

The Meddler is a movie about a woman, played by Susan Sarandon, who becomes obsessed with her daughter after she moves to Los Angeles. The mother starts to meddle in her daughter's life and the lives of her friends, which leads to some hilarious and heartwarming moments.

This movie is a great way to show how people cope up with a loss in different ways and it also features an amazing performance from Susan Sarandon.

While the movie may not be a box office hit, it is definitely worth watching. It follows the story of an aging widow, Marnie, who moves to Los Angeles to be near her daughter.

Once she's in LA, she starts interfering a bit too much in Loris's life. The mother-daughter dynamic is interesting to watch and the film does a great job of portraying it.

The Meddler Lorene Scafaria
Image Credit: Sony Pictures Classics.
Movie Name The Meddler
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4501454/
Actors Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons
Director Lorene Scafaria
Release Info 2015 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating PG-13
Parental Guidance Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
Duration 1h 43min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Certificate USA:PG-13
IMDB Rating 6.3

31. Rocknrolla

Rocknrolla is a fantastic film that is well worth watching. However, there are some minute flaws that could overlook it. The plot is interesting and the acting is great, but there are some scenes that feel disjointed and don't flow well together. Despite this, it's still an enjoyable film to watch.

Although Rocknrolla didn't receive the best of receptions when it was first released, it's still a great movie that deserves more attention. It's full of action, drama, and humor, and it's definitely worth watching.

Movie Name RocknRolla
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1032755/
Actors Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba
Director Guy Ritchie
Release Info 2008 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating R
Parental Guidance Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Action, Crime, Thriller
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.3

32. It Comes At Night

It Comes At Night is set in the deep woods, where a family is forced to accommodate another family. The original family is in danger and the new family is more deadly.

It Comes at Night is a horror movie set in the aftermath of an unspecified plague that has decimated the world's population. The film follows a father, Paul, as he tries to protect his wife and son from the dangers of the outside world.

They live in near-constant fear of being attacked by either the remaining survivors or the creatures that roam at night.

It Comes at Night
Image Credit: A24.
Movie Name It Comes at Night
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4695012/
Actors Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo
Director Trey Edward Shults
Release Info 2017 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating R
Parental Guidance Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
Duration 1h 31min
Genres Horror, Mystery
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.2

33. Shadow

Shadow is a movie that has a slow start but builds events, complexities, and suspense as it moves forward. The overall plot is very well done and makes for an enjoyable watch.

Shadow is a movie with an intricate and layered narrative. It is set in the kingdom of Pei, where the story revolves around the warriors, their past and their present. The film explores the idea of what it means to be a warrior, to lose and to surrender as well as the implications of each decision.

Movie Name Shadow
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6864046/
Actors Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng
Director Yimou Zhang
Release Info 2018 (China)
Motion Picture Rating Not Rated
Parental Guidance Not Rated
Duration 1h 56min
Genres Action, Drama, History
Certificate China:PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.0

34.99 Homes

99 Homes is a movie that tells the story of a man who loses his home and job after the 2008 housing market crash. He then agrees to work for the man who evicted him in order to get his family home back.

The movie is emotive and compelling, leaving the viewer feeling vulnerable and uncertain. He ends up working for the man who took his home from him. The story is well-written and captures the depth of the dilemma faced by Dennis Nash.

99 Homes Movie (2014)
Image Credit: Broad Green Pictures.
Movie Name 99 Homes
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2891174/
Actors Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern
Director Ramin Bahrani
Release Info 2014 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 52min
Genres Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.1/10

35. Annihilation

Annihilation is a movie that was released in 2018 and met with critical acclaim but did not do as well commercially. The movie is about Lena, whose husband Kane returns from a secret expedition to Area X – a section of the US that has been quarantined because of a mysterious phenomenon known as ‘the shimmer'.

The shimmer began affecting people in different ways, including changing their DNA. Lena decides to join an expedition into Area X to find out what happened to her husband.

Annihilation (2018)
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.
Movie Name Annihilation
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2798920/
Actors Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
Director Alex Garland
Release Info 2018 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 55min
Genres Adventure, Drama, Horror
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.8/10

36. Enemy

Enemy is a 2014 psychological thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini and Joshua Peace. Javier Gullón wrote the screenplay based on the novel The Double by José Saramago.

The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it received critical acclaim. However, upon its release in theaters, the film was met with mixed reviews from critics. Many found the plot confusing and felt that it wasn't executed well. The ending was also seen as unsatisfying by many viewers.

Adam trying on sunglasses in a convenience store
Image Credit: A24.
Movie Name Enemy
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316411/
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon
Director Denis Villeneuve
Release Info 2013 (Canada)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 31min
Genres Mystery, Thriller
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.9/10

37. The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is a purely action-packed movie that was released in 2002. The movie is set in the French Napoleanic era and tells the story of a man who is wrongfully imprisoned and seeks revenge on those who betrayed him. It's a power-packed experience that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.

The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill
Image Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.
Movie Name The Count of Monte Cristo
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245844/
Actors Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris
Director Kevin Reynolds
Release Info 2002 (USA)
MPAA PG-13
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 2h 11min
Genres Action, Adventure, Drama
Certificate Argentina:13
IMDB Rating 7.7/10

38. Disobedience

Disobedience is a movie about a lady who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community after being estranged from it for many years. Upon her return, she finds that the community had become much more conservative and strict than when she left.

The main theme of the movie is disobedience – the characters are constantly forced to disobey the laws of their society in order to follow their hearts. Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams give powerful performances as two women who are in love in a very patriarchal society.

Disobedience Rachel Weisz
Image Credit: Curzon Artificial Eye and Bleecker Street.
Movie Name Disobedience
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6108178/
Actors Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
Director Sebastián Lelio
Release Info 2017 (UK)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Drama, Romance
Certificate Australia:MA15+

39. Near Dark

Near Dark is a 1987 American western horror film about a young man, Caleb Colton, who meets Mae at a bar and is immediately drawn to her. However, after he leaves the bar with her, Mae bites him and turns him into a vampire.

He quickly learns that he is now part of a new family of vampires and must learn to survive in this new world. Though it wasn't well-received by critics, the movie has gained a cult following over the years. The film is not perfect, but its unique take on the vampire genre and combination of horror and western elements keeps audiences at the edge of their seats.

near dark 1
Image Credit: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.
Title Near Dark
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093605/
Actors Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton
Director Kathryn Bigelow
Release Info 1987 (USA)
MPAA R (USA)
Parental Guidance Intense violence, sexual content and language
Duration 1h 34min
Genres Drama, Horror, Thriller
Certificate Australia:R18+ (original rating) / Australia:MA15+ (re-rating)
IMDB Rating 7.0/10

40. Sunshine

Sunshine is a 2007 science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle. The story is about a group of astronauts, led by Captain Michael Caffrey (played by Cillian Murphy), who are sent on a mission to reignite the dying sun with a nuclear bomb. 

Though it may seem like a bleak film, Sunshine showcases the power of humanity to save the earth. When the sun starts dying, the crew of a spaceship is sent to reignite it with a nuclear bomb. The journey is fraught with danger, but the end result is that the earth's resources will be saved.

Sunshine
Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox.
Title Sunshine
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448134/
Actors Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh
Director Danny Boyle
Release Info 2007 (USA)
MPAA R (USA)
Parental Guidance Strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug content
Duration 1h 47min
Genres Sci-Fi, Thriller
Certificate Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG /
  Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 / Netherlands:16
IMDB Rating 7.2

41. In A World

In A World is a 2013 American comedy-drama film written, directed by, and starring Lake Bell. The film follows the story of voice coach Carol Solomon (Lake Bell), who is shadowed by her father Sam Sotto (Fred Melamed), a successful voice coach and actor.

As she struggles to make an identity for herself in the competitive world of vocal coaching, she competes with the egos of the best in the business, including her father. She has to compete with the egos of the best and even her own father. The film explores themes of family dynamics and following your dreams.

Title In a World…
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294677/
Actors Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Michaela Watkins, Rob Corddry
Director Lake Bell
Release Info 2013 (USA)
MPAA R (USA)
Parental Guidance Language including some sexual references
Duration 1h 33min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Certificate Argentina:13 / Australia:MA15+ / Canada:14A / Germany:6 /
  Hong Kong:IIB / Ireland:15A / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M /
  Singapore:NC16 / South Korea:18 / United Kingdom:15 / USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.7

42. Max

Max is a Belgian Malinois employed as a military working dog. When his handler, Kyle Wincott is killed Max is only found to be calm around Kyle’s brother Justin. After the death of his handler and best friend, Max is taken in by Justin and the two form an unbreakable bond.

His handler, Justin, is grieving the loss of his brother, Kyle Wincott, when he's given Max. Justin soon realizes that there is more to Kyle's death and the conspiracy surrounding it.

Max (2015)
Movie Title Max
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3369806/
Actors Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham
Director Boaz Yakin
Release Info 2015 (USA)
MPAA PG (USA)
Parental Guidance Some intense wartime images
Duration 1h 51min
Genres Adventure, Drama, Family
Certificate Australia:PG / Canada:PG / Germany:6 / Hong Kong:IIA /
  Netherlands:9 / South Korea:12 / Switzerland:8 / UK:PG
IMDB Rating 6.6/10

43. Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead is a 1985 comedy-drama film starring John Cusack. The story follows Lane Myer, a high school student who is pushed to his limits and finds a new side to his life. The story is humorous and deals with issues such as anger, depression, and frustration.

A high school student who is pushed to his limits and then rises back up stronger. The story is a metaphor for how when you are pushed to your limits, you rise back up stronger.

better-off-dead
Image Credit: Warner Bros.
Name Details
Movie Name Better Off Dead (1985)
Actors John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby
Director Savage Steve Holland
Release Info 11 October 1985 (USA)
MPAA Rating PG
Parental Guidance Violence, Language, Adult Situations
Duration 1h 37min
Genres Comedy, Romance
Certificate USA:PG
IMDB Rating 7.1/10

44. That Thing You Do

“That Thing You Do” is a 1996 Tom Hanks movie set in the early days of the rock n' roll era. The movie follows the story of a band from their humble beginnings to their meteoric rise and eventual fall.

The ups and downs of the music industry are portrayed in this movie, as well as the relationships between band members and those around them. The musicians in the band are talented, but they only achieve limited success because the politics and drama of the creative world overshadows them. In the end, their luck runs out and they all eventually part ways.

Tom Hanks holding up a The Wonders record in That Thing You Do
Image Credit: Clinica Estetico.
Name Details
Movie Name That Thing You Do! (1996)
Actors Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech
Director Tom Hanks
Release Info 4 October 1996 (USA)
MPAA Rating PG
Parental Guidance Mild Language, Brief Teen Smoking
Duration 1h 48min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Music
Certificate USA:PG
IMDB Rating 6.9/10

45. Smokin' Aces

Smokin' Aces is a movie that was released in 2006. This film is based on the novel of the same name by P.J. O'Rourke. It tells the story of a group of assassins who are hired to take out a mob boss, and the FBI agent who is trying to track them down. The movie is full of suspense and action, and has an ending that is well worth the trouble you took to watch it.

Smokin' Aces (2006)
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.
Name Details
Movie Name Smokin' Aces (2006)
Actors Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta
Director Joe Carnahan
Release Info 26 January 2007 (USA)
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Strong Bloody Violence, Pervasive Language, Some Nudity, Drug Use
Duration 1h 48min
Genres Action, Crime, Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.7/10

46. Constantine

Constantine is a 2005 American neo-noir supernatural action film directed by Francis Lawrence, with a screenplay written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, and Max Baker.

Constantine is based on the DC Comics John Constantine created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and Jamie Delano. Reeves portrays John Constantine, a cynical and irreverent British exorcist and detective who investigates occult phenomena. He also possesses supernatural abilities allowing him to fight demons.

Constantine
Image Credit: Ever After Productions.
Name Details
Movie Name Constantine (2005)
Actors Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou
Director Francis Lawrence
Release Info 18 February 2005 (USA)
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Violence and Demonic Images
Duration 2h 1min
Genres Action, Fantasy, Horror
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.0/10

47. Locke

In Ivan Locke, the protagonist is driving to London to make a life-altering decision. The film follows his thoughts and conversations as he makes the drive. It is an interesting look at the power of choice and how one decision can change everything.

The journey is one of a man confronting everything good and bad in his life, and it takes the audience through a ride of minimalistic beautiful explorations.

Locke (2013)
Name Details
Movie Name Locke (2013)
Actors Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson
Director Steven Knight
Release Info 18 April 2014 (UK)
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Language Throughout
Duration 1h 25min
Genres Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.1/10

48. Jumanji

Jumanji is a movie about four high school students who get sucked into a board game and must complete it in order to return home. Along the way, they experience the various dangers and challenges of the game.

The movie is full of action, adventure, and humor. The movie has in store some of the very unexpected experiences for the viewers. It is full of adventure, comedy and suspense which will keep you entertained throughout its runtime.

Jumanji
Image Credit: TriStar Pictures.
Movie Name Jumanji
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113497/
Actors Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier
Director Joe Johnston
Release Info 15 December 1995 (USA)
MPAA PG
Parental Guidance Some material may not be suitable for children
Duration 1h 44min
Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy
Certificate Australia:PG
IMDB Rating 7.5/10

49.Mississippi Masala

Mississippi Masala is a story about the expulsion of a family of Indians from East Africa and the resentment that built up over time. The story follows the father's estranged relationship with his dear friend who dies before they could meet up.

The family's attempt to heal where they were relocated to is also depicted in the movie. The hatred that builds up between different races and how it is eventually healed is one of the many important messages portrayed in this underrated film.

Mississippi Masala Denzel Washington Sarita Choudhury
Movie Name Mississippi Masala
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102456/
Actors Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore
Director Mira Nair
Release Info 05 February 1992 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
Duration 1h 58min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate Argentina:13
IMDB Rating 6.9/10

50.Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young is an American adventure film about a giant gorilla who is befriended by a young woman and her mother. Jill Young and her mother are in the jungle observing gorillas when they come across baby Joe, who Jill immediately bonds with.

When poachers attack and both Jills and Joe's mothers are killed, they end up developing a special bond. And later when they move to California for Joe's protection, danger still lurks around them.

Movie Name Mighty Joe Young
IMDB link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120751/
Actors Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth
Director Ron Underwood
Release Info 25 December 1998 (USA)
MPAA PG
Parental Guidance Some mild violence
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Action, Adventure, Family
Certificate Argentina:Atp
IMDB Rating 5.7/10

51.I Am Sam

I Am Sam is a heartwarming movie about a father trying to keep his daughter despite the obstacles in his life. The movie follows the life of Sam Dawson, who is well-adjusted to his disability and has a close-knit group of friends with different disabilities. When it reaches a point where Dawson is about to lose custody of his daughter, the movie takes an emotional rollercoaster ride as he fights for custody against all odds.

Movie Name I Am Sam
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0277027/
Actors Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning
Director Jessie Nelson
Release Info 25 January 2002 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating PG-13
Parental Guidance Violence, mature themes, language, and brief sexual content
Duration 2h 12min
Genres Drama
Certificate USA:PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.6

52. The Art Of Racing In The Rain

The Art Of Racing In The Rain did its best and, to a large extent, did a good job adapting a novel that caused dog lovers to cry buckets. We wouldn't advise watching this if you have ever owned a dog since it can make you cry so much.

There is the impression that we are still looking through the dictionaries for a suitable word to describe as Enzo sprints toward his final lapse.

In honour of Enzo Ferrari, racecar driver Denny buys a puppy and names him Enzo. Enzo lives up to his name by becoming heavily involved in the auto racing business, just like his owner.

The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
Movie Name The Art of Racing in the Rain
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478839/
Actors Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried
Director Simon Curtis
Release Info 9 August 2019 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating PG
Parental Guidance Some thematic material
Duration 1h 49min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate USA:PG
IMDB Rating 7.5

53.Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film based on Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name. The film tells the story of Gilbert, a woman who takes a year off from her job to travel the world and find herself.

The book is about Gilbert's journey around the world, which was an emotional and life-changing experience for her. While the movie does not capture all of the nuances of the book, it is still an enjoyable adaptation that captures some of the real emotions present in the original work.

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Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.
Movie Name Eat Pray Love
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0879870/
Actors Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins
Director Ryan Murphy
Release Info 13 August 2010 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating PG-13
Parental Guidance Sexual content, brief strong language, and some drug references
Duration 2h 13min
Genres Drama, Romance
Certificate USA:PG-13
IMDB Rating 5.8

54. Life As We Know It

Life As We Know It is a 2010 movie based on a true story. This movie explores the story of a married couple, Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, who are forced to take care of each other's children when their respective partners die in an accident. The movie was panned by the critics but we believe it deserves a chance.

Life as We Know It (2010) Josh Duhamel
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Movie Name Life as We Know It
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1055292/
Actors Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas
Director Greg Berlanti
Release Info 8 October 2010 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating PG-13
Parental Guidance Sexual material, language, some drug content, and brief violence
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate USA:PG-13
IMDB Rating 6.5

55.Hugo

Hugo is a 2017 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The story follows Hugo Cabret, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He secretly maintains the clocks at the station and tries to fix a broken automaton he finds. The film has been met with critical acclaim, garnering numerous awards and nominations, including Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects.

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.
Movie Name Hugo
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970179/
Actors Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
Director Martin Scorsese
Release Info 23 November 2011 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating PG
Parental Guidance Mild thematic material, some action/peril, and smoking
Duration 2h 6min
Genres Adventure, Drama, Family
Certificate USA:PG
IMDB Rating 7.5

56.The Green Inferno

The Green Inferno is a movie about a group of college students who set out to “save the rain forest.” However, when they get to the Amazon, things go horribly wrong. They are attacked by some native tribes and their plane crashes.

When they try to make their way back to the mainland, they encounter even more danger and must fight for survival. This movie is filled with gore and cannibalism.

The Green Inferno (2013)
Image Credit: Eduardo Moreno & High Top Releasing.
Movie Title The Green Inferno
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2403021/
Actors Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara
Director Eli Roth
Release Info 25 September 2015 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance Rated R for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use
Duration 1h 40min
Genres Adventure, Horror
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 5.3/10

57.Chef

Chef is a movie about a chef and his food truck. The story follows the chef as he tries to rebuild his relationship with his son. The story is believable and well-told, and it is a great example of how survival can bring people back together.

The top chef is brought amidst an identity crisis, but he manages to rebuild himself and reunite with his son in the end. This journey allows him to rediscover his love for cooking and gives him new perspectives on life.

Chef, Jon Favreau
Image Credit: Open Road Films.
Movie Title Chef
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2883512/
Actors Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Director Jon Favreau
Release Info 30 May 2014 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance Rated R for language, including some suggestive references
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.3/10

58.Chloe

Chloe is a movie that was released in 2009 and directed by Atom Egoyan. The plot follows the story of a wife, Julianna Moore, who suspects her husband of having an affair. In order to catch him in the act, she hires Chloe, played by Amanda Seyfried, to seduce him.

Chloe tells the story of two women who fall in love and the events that unfold after their relationship is discovered. The love story is tragic, but beautiful, and the film's erotic aesthetics make it a must-watch thriller.

Movie Title Chloe
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1352824/
Actors Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson
Director Atom Egoyan
Release Info 26 March 2010 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language
Duration 1h 36min
Genres Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.3/10

59.10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger and starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik. This is based on the Shakespeare play “The Taming of the Shrew”.

In the film, Cameron helps Bianca with her French and also with her predicament as he secretly also wishes that she falls for him.

Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Image Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.
Movie Title 10 Things I Hate About You
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147800/
Actors Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director Gil Junger
Release Info 31 March 1999 (USA)
MPAA PG-13
Parental Guidance Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related humor and dialogue
Duration 1h 37min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate USA:PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.3/10

60.Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky is a movie about a man named David Aames who owns a large publishing company. David becomes overwhelmed with the responsibilities of his job and his love life becomes complicated.

He turns to alcohol to cope and becomes addicted. One night, while he was blackout drinking, he had a car accident and was in a coma for 8 years. When he wakes up from the coma, he has to learn how to live in a new world that is very different from the one he remembers.

Vanilla Sky Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.
Movie Title Vanilla Sky
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259711/
Actors Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz
Director Cameron Crowe
Release Info 14 December 2001 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance Rated R for sexuality and strong language
Duration 2h 16min
Genres Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.9/10

61. Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer

Perfume is a 2006 German period psychological thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer and based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Patrick Süskind. The movie tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an 18th century French perfumer's apprentice born with an exceptional sense of smell.

He creates the world's most powerful perfume, which allows him to control others by making them fall in love with him. However, as he starts to understand the true nature of his scent, Grenouille realizes that he is capable of much more than just controlling people's emotions.

Perfume: Story of a Murderer
Image Credit: Jurgen Olczy-Paramount Pictures.
Movie Name Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer
Actors Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman
Director Tom Tykwer
Release Info 5 January 2007 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance 17+
Duration 2h 27min
Genres Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Certificate US: R, UK: 15
IMDB Rating 7.5/10

62.Daredevil

Daredevil is a movie based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name. The movie was released in 2003 and has a director's cut that was released in 2004. The movie tells the story of Matt Murdock, who is blinded as a child but gains superhuman senses.

He uses these abilities to fight crime as Daredevil, the masked vigilante. The original version of the movie was met with mixed reviews, but this version has extra content that makes more sense and fixes some of the plot holes from the original.

The story line is more fluid and makes sense, and the action sequences are more realistic.

Daredevil (2003) Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.
Movie Name Daredevil
Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell
Director Mark Steven Johnson
Release Info 14 February 2003 (USA)
MPAA PG-13
Parental Guidance 13+
Duration 1h 43min
Genres Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Certificate Argentina:13, Australia:M, Brazil:12, Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia), Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario), Canada:PG (Nova Scotia), Chile:14, Finland:K-15, France:U, Germany:12, Hong Kong:IIB, Hungary:16, Iceland:14, India:A, Indonesia:17+, Ireland:12, Italy:T, Japan:PG-12, Malaysia:P13, Mexico:B, Netherlands:12, New Zealand:M, Norway:15, Peru:14, Philippines:PG-13, Portugal:M/12, Singapore:PG, South Africa:10, South Korea:12, Spain:7, Sweden:15, Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva), Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud), Taiwan:PG-12, Thailand:13, UK:12, USA:PG-13
IMDB Rating 5.3/10

63.The Strangers

The Strangers is a movie that was released in 2008. It quickly became a cult classic and has been cited as one of the most underrated horror movies of all time. The movie is scary, thrilling, and almost supernatural.

What makes this horror movie so chilling is the fact that it could happen to anyone. In the end, the events that take place will haunt your soul for days on end.

The Strangers (2008)
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.
Movie Details Information
Movie Name The Strangers
Actors Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward
Director Bryan Bertino
Release Info 30 May 2008 (USA)
MPAA R
Parental Guidance 18+
Duration 1h 26min
Genres Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Certificate Argentina:13, Australia:MA15+, Austria:16, Brazil:16, Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba), Canada:13+ (Quebec), Chile:14, Finland:K-15, France:16, Germany:16, Hong Kong:IIB, Hungary:18, Iceland:16, India:A, Indonesia:17+, Ireland:16, Italy:VM14, Japan:R15+, Malaysia:18, Mexico:C, Netherlands:16, New Zealand:R16, Norway:15, Peru:14, Philippines:R-13, Poland:18, Portugal:M/16, Singapore:NC16, South

64.Zathura: A Space Adventure

Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction adventure film directed by Jon Favreau and produced by James V. Hart, David Koepp, and Steven Spielberg. The story follows brothers Walter and Danny and their sister Lisa as they discover an old board game and then realize they've collided with reality.

Zathura is a story about two brothers and their sister who are sent into space after a board game they were playing comes to life. As the story progresses, the siblings must work together in order to survive.

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Image Credit: Columbia.
Movie Name Zathura: A Space Adventure
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406375/
Actors Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard
Director Jon Favreau
Release Info 11 November 2005 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated PG for fantasy action and peril, and some language
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 41min
Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Certificate Australia:PG
IMDB Rating 6.2/10

65.The Foot Fist Way

The Foot Fist Way is a small 2006 movie that has enough humor to keep you entertained. The movie follows Fred Simmons, a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo styles who himself as a big shot.

He promotes taekwondo through his school and tries to teach the discipline to all of his students. However, he learns more about himself and life in general than he ever could have imagined.

Movie Name The Foot Fist Way
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492619/
Actors Danny McBride, Ben Best, Mary Jane Bostic
Director Jody Hill
Release Info 30 May 2008 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated R for strong language and some sexual content
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 25min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Sport
Certificate Argentina:16
IMDB Rating 6.4/10

66.I Am Jonas

I Am Jonas is a coming-of-age drama that follows the 15-year-old Jonas as he navigates his way through relationships with Nathan and other people.

The film follows the interconnected lives of several characters and their families. The events that happen to the characters are central to the plot. I Am Jonas is a powerful drama that explores the dynamics of relationships and how they can be tested by tragedy.

Movie Name I Am Jonas
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9893250/
Actors Félix Maritaud, Nicolas Bauwens, Tommy Lee Baïk
Director Christophe Charrier
Release Info 30 August 2019 (France)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Not Rated
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 1h 22min
Genres Drama, Romance
Certificate France:U
IMDB Rating 6.8/10

67.Stardust

The story of Stardust is a magical journey that takes you on a beautiful adventure. The story explores the power of imagination and how it can affect our lives in powerful ways.

The film is about a young man who goes on a journey to find a fallen star and falls in love with the girl he meets along the way. The story is told with beautiful visuals and has been praised for its strong metaphorical storytelling.

Claire Danes and Charlie Cox in Stardust (2007)
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.
Movie Name Stardust
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486655/
Actors Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller
Director Matthew Vaughn
Release Info 10 August 2007 (USA)
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence and risqué humor.
Parental Guidance View content advisory
Duration 2h 7min
Genres Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Certificate Argentina:Atp

68.We Are Marshall

We Are Marshall is a 2006 film that tells the story of the Marshall University football team. The movie is based on the true story of how the team and the university were affected by a plane crash that killed most of the players and coaches.

The movie is well-done and moving, and it is a great reminder of the talents that were never able to be replaced. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Jim Caviezel, and Laura Dern.

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Category Details
Movie Name We Are Marshall
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie
Director McG
Release Info 9 December 2006 (USA)
MPAA Rating PG
Parental Guidance Recommended for all ages
Duration 2h 11min
Genres Drama, Sport
Certificate USA:PG
IMDB Rating 7.1/10

69.The Assistant

The assistant is a character in the movie who is a symbol of the toxicity of the work environment. The Assistant is harassed throughout the movie, but eventually tries to do the right thing. This movie is an excellent example of how office politics can get out of hand and how difficult it can be to stand up for what's right.

The movie is about the toxicity of the work environment, and it realistically portrays what mostly happens around. It is an excellent choice for those who are looking for underrated movies to watch.

The Assistant Movie (2019)
Image Credit: Ty Johnson / Bleecker Street.
Category Details
Movie Name The Assistant
Actors Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh
Director Kitty Green
Release Info 31 January 2020 (USA)
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Not recommended for children under 17
Duration 1h 27min
Genres Drama
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 6.2/10

70. Atonement

Atonement is an English romantic war drama directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel of the same name. It stars Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, Romola Garai, and Saoirse Ronan. The film follows a crime and its consequences over a six-decade period beginning in the 1930s.

Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) are separated due to a lie concocted by Talli's envious younger sister Briony (Saoirse Ronan), and now all three of them must deal with the consequences.

Atonement Keira Knightley, James McAvoy
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.
Category Details
Movie Name Atonement
Actors Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn
Director Joe Wright
Release Info 7 September 2007 (USA)
MPAA Rating R
Parental Guidance Not recommended for children under 17
Duration 2h 3min
Genres Drama, Mystery, Romance
Certificate USA:R
IMDB Rating 7.8/10

Conclusion

This list provides a selection of the best underrated movies that are worth watching. These films may not be as well known as some of the more popular ones, but they offer a unique and engaging experience that is worth checking out. Whether you're looking for something different from the traditional Hollywood fare or just want to explore some new and interesting films, these underrated movies are definitely worth watching.