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Top 70 Best Underrated Movies Of All Time

DivyaDivya-Posted Sep 4, 2021


70 Underrated Movies

 

We have been putting out so many genres and their lists. We at ENTOIN have relentlessly tried to show you guys the best of all times and of all kinds.

 

This list is another experiment from the wild side. How about movies from all genres that didn’t get the expected attention as a result of very minute instabilities.

 

From releasing at the wrong era to not enough for the publicity works here we are giving you some of the finest obscure movies you would totally thank us later for.

 

Now some of these movies have great ratings on some websites and are still part of the list because they deserve special mentions as the majority crowd has sometimes overlooked them and the art and artists behind their creations.

 

 

70. The Fountain

 

The Fountain

 

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Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Written by Darren Aronofsky
Music by Clint Mansell
Costume Design by Renée April
Cinematography by Matthew Libatique
Year 2006
Runtime 96 min
Starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn
IMDB Rating 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 74%
Global Box Office $16,468,343

 

The 2006 epic magic realism romantic film interplayed the themes of love and mortality. This movie is long and only once you give your complete attention and detail, you finally start understanding what it has to give.

 

There are three main plots about the love that is lost and found through the immortal conquest and the one that really tries to avoid this fate.

 

On a quest for love and eternal life that is beyond the normal perceptions of time.

 

Love, death, immortality, and time-traveling will aesthetically please your soul as you delve into it.

 

Both Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz gave one of their best performance as well. It received very mixed reviews, but here we give it as something that you can fall for with all your soul.

 

 

69. We the Animals

 

We the Animals

 

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Directed by Jeremiah Zagar
Written by Jeremiah Zagar, Dan Kitrosser
Music by Nick Zammuto
Cinematography by Zak Mulligan
Year 2018
Runtime 93min
Starring Evan Rosado, Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand, Isaiah Kristian, Josiah Gabriel
IMDB Rating 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 75% 
Global Box Office $434,743

 

The story revolves around five main cast members. When a young boy realizes he is homosexual, this is an awakening into reality.

 

It’s all about acting within society's preconceived notions and also losing the innocence of childhood. nostalgia, idealism, recrimination, anger, personal freedom, and the conflict of cultures are evident as the story moves forward.

 

Nine-year-old Jonah lives with his Ma and Pap and two brothers. Existing within their limitations we are shown a highly dysfunctional family and the struggles of the children part of these institutions.

 

The movie is the story of the people who get trapped in the cycle of just getting by in life "They will never escape it either."

 

 

68. Berlin Syndrome

 

Berlin Syndrome

 

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Directed by Cate Shortland
Written by Shaun Grant
Music by Bryony Marks
Cinematography by Germain McMicking
Year 2017
Runtime 116min
Starring Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt
IMDB Rating 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 52%
Global Box Office $397,783

 

A psychological tornado that will definitely haunt you, especially if you are a girl. Clare Havel, an Australian backpacker is out to explore Berlin when she meets a charming local man called Andi.

 

They end up having a one-night stand and the next day Clare finds herself trapped in the building.

 

As Andy acts like there is nothing unusual is happening there is a bizarre set of events that follows.

 

While Berlin Syndrome did set up great premises the ending was really predictable but then we all like some good endings.

 

The movie brings up the tension but could’ve also been written better.

 

 

67. The One I Love

 

The One I Love

 

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Directed by Charlie McDowell
Written by Justin Lader
Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Cinematography by Doug Emmett
Year 2014
Runtime 91 min
Starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson
IMDB Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 76% 
Global Box Office $596,933

 

Maybe marketing was what went wrong with this one because this was marketed as a romantic movie which is just an element of the big story it speaks volumes about.

 

Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss do some spectacular center show as they play two similar very different characters.

 

On the suggestion of the therapist, a couple moves into a village cottage where they find more suitable doppelgangers for their spouses.

 

As far as science, fiction and reality collide with romance this is a spectacular movie experience.

 

Not a typical romantic story but one that will intrigue even your innermost senses.

 

 

66. Nightcrawler

 

Nightcrawler

 

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Directed by Dan Gilroy
Written by Dan Gilroy
Music by James Newton Howard
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Robert Elswit
Year 2014
Runtime 117min
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton
IMDB Rating 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 86%
Global Box Office $47,398,992

 

Life is lived by the ones who take upon the situations at hand and act accordingly.

 

Jake Gyllenhaal never really disappoints and this one too is real gold. The directorial debut of Dan Gilroy showed nothing amateur about where it comes from.

 

When the hustling thief, Lou starts freelancing as a videographer there is nobody as good as him to show the dark, gloomy, gritted LA stories.

 

As he puts his way through the most impossible paths with absolutely no qualifications but just his words and that attitude that can get you anywhere, the audience in turn get a mind-blowing cinematic experience.

 

You should watch this movie for everything that it is, from the direction, casting, acting to cinematography this is one fine experience you will cherish

 

 

65. The Florida Project

 

The Florida Project

 

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Directed by Sean Baker
Written by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Music by  Lorne Balfe
Cinematography by Alexis Zabe
Year 2017
Runtime 111 min
Starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones
IMDB Rating 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 80%
Global Box Office $10,971,298

 

Six-year-old Moonee with her single mother lives in a cheap motel near Disneyland. On the roads to the magical world on earth exists lives on the verge of breaking but survives with the leftovers.

 

The movie walks forward through Moonee and her friends and some groundbreaking adventures. How the lower class despite how hard they try can not push themselves out of their miseries.

 

As child services and police hover around this brilliant movie hits hard for a lot out there.

 

 

64. Wildlife

 

Wildlife

 

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Directed by Paul Dano
Written by Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan
Music by David Lang
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Diego Garcia
Year 2018
Runtime 104 min
Starring Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp
IMDB Rating 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 72% 
Global Box Office $3,321,367

 

From the restrained filmmaking genre, this is more about the story of a boy growing up with insecure household issues.

 

Jeannette and Jerry Brinson have recently moved to Montana with their teenage son. As they find difficulties in managing their personal and professional life Joe, their son seems to take the hardest hit of all and that reflects.

 

As one final portrait sums up the family story, this story is a reflection on the tolls adults take to make family work and the huge hit the children face from that.

 

 

63. His House

 

His House

 

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Directed by Remi Weekes
Written by Felicity Evans, Toby Venables, Remi Weekes
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Jo Willems
Year 2020
Runtime 93min
Starring Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith
IMDB Rating 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 74%
Global Box Office N.A.

 

There is so much layered into this movie that gives you different tastes 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 the wife retains the culture, Bol tries to blend in. and then strange things start to happen.

 

A different take on the horror genre that will intrigue you. This is not only the story of refugees there is horror, tormenting, past, and the future all intertwined into one brilliant execution with great aesthetics.

 

 

62. Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 

Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 

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Directed by Ben Stiller
Written by Steve Conrad
Music by Theodore Shapiro, Jose Gonzalez, Rogue Wave
Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh
Year 2013
Runtime 114 min
Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 71% 
Global Box Office $188,133,322

 

At the times of most uncertainties in life, you take solace in your dreams but only very few decide to take that one rebellious choice that would make all the difference in all that you always dreamed about.

 

Walter Mitty is a negative assets manager at Life magazine who is perceived as nothing except for in his daydreams where he does the most extraordinary things for which everyone finds him odd.

 

And one day when he is sent on a rare adventure, he discovers the man that he was as he travels halfway around the globe.

 

There is a strange sense of satisfaction as the movie ends, as for the odd souls out there you might be not that odd.

 

A movie that would give you a strange sense of satisfaction, in the end, in-between all the unrealistic assumptions, it hits hard on where it hurts.

 

 

61. Alex Strangelove

 

Alex Strangelove

 

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Directed by Craig Johnson
Written by Craig Johnson
Music by Nathan Larson
Cinematography by Hilary Spera
Year 2018
Runtime 99min
Starring Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marziale, Madeline Weinstein, Joanna Adler, William Ragsdale, Daniel Zolghadri
IMDB Rating 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 69% 
Global Box Office ---

 

Alex Truelove is a confused teenager and when life throws him a curve it also takes a good best friend to show you the right path to take.

 

It is a convincing coming-out story with teenage romance infused into it and also done well.

 

A journey of self-discovery with the right people around makes a lot of difference. Speaking from a comfort zone of coming out without many insecurities and really good actors, the movie did win a lot of hearts.

 

As predictable as it goes, it does have some special impacts to stand out as well.

 

 

60. Troy

 

Troy

 

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Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Written by David Benioff
Music by James Horner
Cinematography by Roger Pratt
Year 2004 
Runtime 163min
Starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Peter O'Toole
IMDB Rating 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 73%
Global Box Office $497,409,852

 

With a number of raging reviews that questioned its originality in connection with the Iliad.

 

A realistic portrayal of the trojan war with a good story, good actors, and some good actions that you shouldn’t miss.

 

Troy was one of the most expensive movies of the time and that shows in what you get.

 

James Horner's score also deserves a special mention as it really elevates the movie. For a sword sandal epic, this one definitely sets standards.

 

 

59. 13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

 

13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

 

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Directed by Michael Bay
Written by Chuck Hogan
Music by Lorne Balfe
Cinematography by Dion Beebe
Year 2016
Runtime 114min
Starring James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 82%
Global Box Office $69,411,370

 

Michael Bay gave one great war story to the world. This is an honestly rendered account of those who were caught in the conflagration- how they fought to exist and understand.

 

Jack Silva, a guard at the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya gets in between a very complicated mission and also makes some very important decisions.

 

Nothing into a political scenario this is a very realistic depiction of what the soldiers go through and the decisions that they had to make.

 

This movie used up all the good material available and some very close to factual depiction as well and hence deserves a good place in our books.

 

 

58. Hangover 2

 

Hangover 2

 

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Directed by Todd Phillips
Written by Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips
Music by Christophe Beck
Cinematography by Lawrence Sher
Year 2011
Runtime 101 min
Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor
IMDB Rating 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 52%
Global Box Office $586,764,305

 

This movie received major criticism for using the same formula but that does work for this one as well.

 

Two years after Las Vegas, the audience is in for something more. Stu Price travels to Thailand for his upcoming wedding to Lauren with his friends unveiling another set of events.

 

Desperately out of clues and from booze to tattoos will they figure a way to be back in time for the wedding.

 

This movie is funny and you don’t have to compare everything to the previous movies but definitely, you will enjoy this experience.

 

 

57. Orphan

 

Orphan

 

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Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Written by David Leslie Johnson
Music by John Ottman
Cinematography by Jeff Cutter
Year 2009
Runtime 123 min
Starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett
IMDB Rating 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 63% 
Global Box Office $77,912,251

 

Now this one gives you an option to hate it or love but no option that you get absolutely petrified by it.

 

When a family undergoes a miscarriage, they decided to adopt an orphan played by the very Isabel Fuhrman.

 

At first, Esther looks a little off and takes a hard time blending in with the crowd at home.

 

But as the movie proceeds a sense of dread grows as strange happenings and accidents happen to the people in the family.

 

As people get closer to the truth, they all end up being in terrible misfortunes.

 

And to one scary revelation that is intense and puts you on the edge of your seat, the movie should be on your list as there isn’t a better creepy, scary movie on our suggestion list.

 

 

56. Accepted

 

Accepted

 

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Directed by Steve Pink
Written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Mark Perez
Music by David Schommer
Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti 
Year 2006
Runtime 92 min
Starring Justin Long, Blake Lively, Anthony Heald, Lewis Black 
IMDB Rating 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 72% 
Global Box Office $38,623,262

 

This is the kind of schooling that many would actually like but isn’t the reality of schooling.

 

Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) a senior from William McKinley High School in Wickliffe, Ohio gets rejected by all the colleges he applies to, even the ones with very high acceptance rates.

 

So to get approval from his family he ends up creating a college South Harmon Institute of Technology (SHIT).

 

Yes, SHIT! The movie quickly picks up its pace. There is no over the buildup of nudity, humor, or any such of the kind but there is an equal and enough build-up of all good things.

 

The movie in short deserves a space in your list for some light-hearted, real kind of entertaining movies.

 

 

55. Cam

 

Cam

 

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Directed by Daniel Goldhaber
Written by Isa Mazzei
Music by Gavin Brivik
Cinematography by Katelin Arizmendi
Year 2018
Runtime 95 min
Starring Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid, Imani Hakim, Michael Dempsey
IMDB Rating 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 54% 
Global Box Office ---

 

The digital world and its competitions and the low self-esteem it builds are to be a major discussion in today's world.

 

When a cam girl is replaced by her doppelganger and is completely shut down from her profile she delves into a scary maze.

 

Now there are multiple dangers connected to the internet world and how about the visual replacements that cannot be far from the future.

 

This movie shows something we are not familiar with but can be familiar with soon.

 

A remote resemblance to the Black Mirror series can maybe give you a clear picture of what to expect.

 

 

54. The Polar Express

 

The Polar Express

 

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Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Written by Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr.
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography by Don Burgess, Robert Presley
Year 2004
Runtime 100min
Starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, Eddie Deezen
IMDB Rating 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 63%
Global Box Office $314,215,454

 

There is that child-like wonder and exuberance that you take back from this movie and that sometimes is worth beyond all your realistic expectations.

 

This story revolves around a little boy who suspects whether Santa Claus is real. And on Christmas even 1956 when a steam locomotive named the Polar Express runs into his little life, he is in for a bigger surprise to be cherished for life.

 

On this journey with kids of very strange natures and stories of fantasies, this ride is one of a kind that you should hop on in as well.

 

Though there is danger creeping up every now and then on this journey to the North pole you would agree that these are the fun dangers.

 

Santa Claus is a fantasy favored even by non-believers and this movie has done justice to the books as well.

 

Great CGI effects and a beautiful story “ for all who truly believe" it is a  most beautiful gift wrapped in the simplest gift wrapper.

 

Though many criticized adding some expressions to the faces in the animation well, that also depends on how you see it.

 

 

53. The Meddler

 

The Meddler

 

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Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Written by Lorene Scafaria
Music by Jonathan Sadoff
Cinematography by Brett Pawlak
Year 2015
Runtime 100min
Starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J. K. Simmons, Cecily Strong, Jerrod Carmichael, Jason Ritter
IMDB Rating 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 56% 
Global Box Office $5,425,148

 

Susan Sarandon is the meddler and there isn’t a better person you could picture for the role.

 

She is the typical concerned very motherish mother. The movie is also a way to show how people cope up with a loss in different ways.

 

An aging widow, Marnie decides to move to Los Angeles to be near her daughter and starts interfering a bit too much in Loris's life.

 

As with crossing boundaries soon Marnie realizes her connection with people and then unfolds a heartwarming story.

 

A funny, moving movie that you should watch.

 

 

52. Daredevil

 

Daredevil

 

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Directed by Mark Steven Johnson
Written by Mark Steven Johnson
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography by Ericson Core
Year 2003
Runtime 103 min
Starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Joe Pantoliano, Jon Favreau, David Keith
IMDB Rating 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 35% 
Global Box Office $179,179,718

 

As a popular opinion, we would also recommend the director's cut which is so so good.

 

There is so much more in this version, subplots that make more sense. The Ben Affleck starrer is based on the Marvel comic by the same name of a blind lawyer who fights crime as a masked vigilante Daredevil.

 

The additional time finally gave a clear-cut picture of the kingpin. Now we wouldn’t be disclosing much except watch the director’s cut and thank us later.

 

 

51. The Strangers

 

The Strangers

 

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Directed by Bryan Bertino
Written by Bryan Bertino
Music by Tomandandy
Cinematography by Peter Sova
Year 2008
Runtime 85 min
Starring Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman
IMDB Rating 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 48%
Global Box Office $82,410,456

 

James Hoyt and Kristen McKay arrive at night at James' childhood summer home.

 

As there is already some tension around them, it gets worse when some masked people start tormenting them all because "Because you were home."

 

The strangers are scary, thrilling, and almost supernatural and what happens, in the end, will haunt your soul.

 

A sin that no answer has been given for.

 

 

50. A Monster Calls

 

A Monster Calls

 

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Directed by J. A. Bayona
Written by Patrick Ness
Music by Fernando Velázquez
Cinematography by Óscar Faura
Year 2016
Runtime 108min
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson
IMDB Rating 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 81% 
Global Box Office $47,309,313

 

This is an honest movie and as for honest it speaks volumes from an innocent soul too old to be a child and too young to be a man.

 

Connor O'Malley is trying to keep up with his mother’s disease and the blunt statements of his grandmother and also school bully Harry.

 

As he struggles to keep everything on track there is also a monster that he should watch out for.

 

The protagonist is the story and his tales are the real story. There is something very profound hidden in its minute details that makes this movie something that you should watch.

 

 

49. The Bucket List

 

The Bucket List

 

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Directed by Rob Reiner
Written by Justin Zackham
Music by Marc Shaiman
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by John Schwartzman
Year 2007
Runtime 97min
Starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Rob Morrow
IMDB Rating 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score ---
Global Box Office $175,372,502

 

Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson make a splendid duo and the movie needs no further back-ups.

 

It is a simple premise when Edward and Carter meet in the hospital and is not given long to live.

 

Despite their indifferences, they decide to kick things off their bucket list. A beautiful friendship to be cherished.

 

It is sad and also happy and there is enough to learn from it and more than enough to give out to the world once you watch this masterpiece.

 

 

48. Zathura: A Space Adventure

 

Zathura: A Space Adventure

 

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Directed by Jon Favreau
Written by David Koepp, John Kamps
Music by John Debney
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro
Year 2005
Runtime 101min
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins
IMDB Rating 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 51%
Global Box Office $65,079,104

 

Science fiction adventure film directed by Jon Favreau. A movie that could turn back to your childhood.

 

Walter and Danny are brothers who do not get along with each other and so does their sister Lisa.

 

When Danny discovers an old board game named Zathura in the basement he starts playing and then they realize they’ve collided with reality.

 

As the house floats in outer space, a race of reptilian extraterrestrials called Zorgons also attacks them.

 

With the help of an astronaut and finally figuring out a way to work together.

 

A bond to be renewed to return to their homes again.

 

 

47. The Foot Fist Way

 

The Foot Fist Way

 

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Directed by Jody Hill
Written by Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Ben Best
Music by Pyramid
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Brian Mandle
Year 2006
Runtime 85min
Starring Danny McBride
IMDB Rating 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 46%
Global Box Office $245,292

 

An original story made with not much drama and a low budget that can make you laugh enough.

 

Fred Simmons, a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo styles himself as a big shot and promotes taekwondo.

 

But when his wife cheats on him he starts losing his confidence and that starts affecting his craft and as he tries to lure his idol into making an appearance at his school.

 

Though there isn’t so much in the movie, it’s a small movie with enough humor for your heart.

 

 

46. I Am Jonas

 

I Am Jonas

 

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Directed by Christophe Carrier
Written by Christophe Carrier
Music by Alex Beaupain
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Pierre Baboin
Year 2018
Runtime 82min
Starring Félix Maritaud, Nicolas Bauwens, Tommy-Lee Baik, Ilian Bergala
IMDB Rating 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score ---
Global Box Office ---

 

Jonas is a 33-year-old gay man, troubled with his life and just dumped by his boyfriend.

 

As the movie proceeds, we gather more into what happened to him in his life.

 

It is 1997 and the fifteen-year-old Jonas didn’t have any friends until he meets Nathan and eventually they fall in love.

 

As the eagerness and inquisitiveness of fifteen-year-olds land them in major trouble. Jonas somehow escapes.

 

What then happens to Nathan and Jonas and their respective families are all that the movie is about.

 

An intensive exploration of the psychological trauma of the past with the constraints of being a television movie.

 

This is easily an underrated movie for the output it gave.

 

 

45. Stardust

 

Stardust

 

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Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Written by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Music by Ilan Eshkeri
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Ben Davis
Year 2007
Runtime 128 min
Starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett
IMDB Rating 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 86%
Global Box Office $137,515,140

 

Tristan ventures out of the English village of the wall in search of a falling star.

 

Only little did he know about what it holds out for him. Beyond the wall lies the magical kingdom of Stormhold.

 

As Tristan discovers that the fallen star has turned into a beautiful woman and three witches want to kill her for her heart and hence Tristan rises for the occasion.

 

Stardust is magical purity and an example of to what extend our imagination could take us.

 

A way to let our hearts fly out of reality as sometimes that’s what you need.

 

 

44. We are Marshall

 

We are Marshall

 

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Directed by McG
Written by Jamie Linden
Music by Christophe Beck
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Shane Hurlbut
Year 2006
Runtime 131 min
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Ian McShane, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, January Jones
IMDB Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 79%
Global Box Office $43,545,364

 

Even if you aren’t a sports fan this movie will give you that feeling of human determination and willpower.

 

Based on a true and tragic story of the marshall university football team, coaches, staff, and friends who perished on a dreadful flight.

 

The story revolves around how they decide on another replacement team in the small town.

 

This will be a reminder of the tragedy they faced and the talents that they could never replace.

 

The crowd gives a 110% and that is effectively evident in what we see. Matthew McConaughey does a great job as the new head coach.

 

No director could ever capture the real grief in movies as the survivors or family felt but this movie has come close to what it could have been.

 

The characters are people we all will know and will feel with. This movie will move you and that’s our word.

 

 

43. The Assistant

 

The Assistant

 

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Directed by Kitty Green
Written by Kitty Green
Music by Tamar-kali
Cinematography by Michael Latham
Year 2020
Runtime 87min
Starring Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Kristine Froseth, Jon Orsini, Noah Robbins
IMDB Rating 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 25%
Global Box Office $1,338,881

 

While many failed to understand what this movie wanted to say, a certain crowd finds the most heart-wrenching and realistic portrayal of a toxic work environment.

 

We meet Jane at the most unexpected hours working her best to make things right for her boss.

 

But downright harassed throughout. The movie shows a toxic work environment as Jane is the most invisible person in the company.

 

As Jane finally tries to do the right thing, despite all the fictional victories here we see what mostly happens around.

 

It shows a part of what the professional women in the entertainment industry sometimes have to go through.

 

 

42. Rocknrolla

 

Rocknrolla

 

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Directed by Guy Ritchie
Written by Guy Ritchie
Music by Steve Isles
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by David Higgs
Year 2008
Runtime 114min
Starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandiwe Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 71%
Global Box Office $25,740,863

 

A gangster thriller that has everything a gangster thriller is meant to have and nothing really out of the box as well, but then it is also a good one.

 

Guy Ritchie's fine performance in this comedic thriller was widely acclaimed as his resurrection phase.

 

A new gang of Russian mobsters in London is planning to create a real estate goldmine and following this is a set of events that create a ruckus and herein begins another Guy Ritchie thriller.

 

A fantastic piece of filmmaking with some minute flaws that could overlook definitely deserves better than the initial welcome it received.

 

 

41. It Comes at Night

 

It Comes at Night

 

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Directed by Trey Edward Shults
Written by Trey Edward Shults
Music by Brian McOmber
Cinematography by Drew Daniels
Year 2017
Runtime 91min
Starring Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Riley Keough
IMDB Rating 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 42%
Global Box Office $19,735,344

 

More or less, this is an existential horror that may not be everybody’s cup of tea.

 

It all comes at night when you are the most unguarded at maximum vulnerability. When a deadly disease, yes like right now but more deadly spreads Paul, his wife Sarah, and their teenage son Travis are in the deep woods.

 

When they are forced to accommodate another family as well things do not turn the way they have planned.

 

A horror movie with nothing like the traditional kind. It is all about how a family tries hard to keep it all together when things dark and gloomy creep upon them.

 

 

40. Shadow

 

Shadow

 

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Directed by Zhang Yimou
Written by Wei Li, Zhang Yimou
Music by Zai Lao
Cinematography by Zhao Xiaoding
Year 2018
Runtime 116min
Starring Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong, Leo Wu, Wang Jingchun
IMDB Rating 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 79% 
Global Box Office $91,708,374

 

The craftsmanship of the art films especially of the warrior ones mostly stands out for their versatility.

 

The movie has a slow start, building events, complexities, and suspense as it moves forward.

 

A layered narrative of the kingdom of Pei about its warriors, the ones who lost surrendered and the ones who decided to fight.

 

The layered narrative shows you more than what you would expect as a stunning martial art narrative that would make you want to fall for more.

 

 

39. 99 Homes

 

99 Homes

 

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Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Written by Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi
Music by Antony Partos, Matteo Zingales
Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski
Year 2014
Runtime 112min
Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Tim Guinee, Laura Dern
IMDB Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 78% 
Global Box Office $1,828,232

 

A bitter journey into the harsh reality of how life isn’t fair to the poor.

 

Bahrainis characters hit you hard on the face, they are strong and they know things.

 

Dennis Nash played by Andrew Garfield is evicted from their ancestral home. Set in a place where this happens frequently, the depth of the story still shakes us. A moment of complete vulnerability and uncertainty–being left on the side of the road.

 

As Nash takes one unfortunate step to join with the other side. The moral dilemma and his present condition do have a strange impact on him.

 

As his son’s friend's father is fighting against an eviction that even Nash is included in, this can be also his guilty conscience walking barefoot into reality.

 

Now the real question being, at a time like that. What would you do?

 

 

38. Annihilation

 

Annihilation

 

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Directed by Alex Garland
Written by Alex Garland
Music by Ben Salisbury; Geoff Barrow
Cinematography by Rob Hardy
Year 2018
Runtime 1h 55min
Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
IMDB Rating 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 88% 
Global Box Office $43.1 million

 

Lena's husband Kane, a Green Beret was part of an expedition to examine ‘the shimmer’.

 

As one day he shows up completely unaware of his whereabouts at his home. As his condition goes bad Lena is now on the mission.

 

As her team arrives and so does strange things start happening. While the movie was critically well-received did not find much success in the audience.

 

There is psychology, science, and some really mesmerizing events with some very evident plot holes but that wouldn’t prevent you from enjoying once you are into it.

 

 

37. Enemy

 

Enemy

 

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Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Written by Javier Gullón
Music by Daniel Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Year 2013
Runtime 90 min
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini
IMDB Rating 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 63%
Global Box Office $3,468,224

 

When a college professor discovers the existence of someone exactly like him, he goes in search of him and eventually they meet and end up having more complicated problems.

 

This is a strange, complicated premise to build up a very significant story. We could spill more about what this really is but that would be a very disappointing thing to do.

 

But an assurance is that the movie won’t disappoint and you will never predict that climax.

 

 

36. The Count of Monte Cristo

 

The Count of Monte Cristo

 

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Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Written by Jay Wolpert
Music by Edward Shearmur
Cinematography by Andrew Dunn
Year 2002
Runtime 131min
Starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Dominczyk
IMDB Rating 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 88% 
Global Box Office $75,395,048

 

How about a movie on a world-famous and much-favored book ‘the Count of Monte Cristo’.

 

And yes they have not spoiled it. While down the book had a calmness of its revenge, this movie screams that Edmond Dantes is back for some real-time revenge.

 

As the two friends turn against each other in the epic-set Napoleanic French era. There are some new characters, exciting revenge, and even humor and that’s a power-packed experience you don’t want to miss out on.

 

Edmond Dantes's best friend Fernan craves for Dantes fiancée which leads to a turn of events that even includes a treasure and some breathtaking events and why not try watching it than making us spill out the rest of it.

 

A very underrated treasure you should’ve already laid your hands on.

 

 

35. Disobedience

 

Disobedience

 

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Directed by Sebastián Lelio
Written by Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Music by Matthew Herbert
Cinematography by Danny Cohen
Year 2017
Runtime 114min
Starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
IMDB Rating 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 75%
Global Box Office $8,003,180

 

2017 romantic drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Ronit and Esti represent a lot of women living in very harsh cultures suppressed of their real identities.

 

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams portray forbidden love in a very patriarchal society. While one decides to flee her identity, the other succumbs but later denies her forced identity.

 

Very deep into the orthodox Jewish world, the sentiments of culture over identity are clearly evident in the movie.

 

There is nothing spectacular but some things that are really necessary is portrayed in the movie.:

 

 

34. Near Dark

 

Near Dark

 

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Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Written by Eric Red, Kathryn Bigelow
Music by Tangerine Dream
Cinematography by Adam Greenberg
Year 1987
Runtime 95min
Starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein
IMDB Rating 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 74%
Global Box Office $3,369,307

 

A modern stylish, funny, and adventurous vampire flick that you would instantly enjoy. Caleb Colton, an attractive young man meets a drifter Mae at a bar and is attracted to her.

 

But he doesn’t know that she is about to make a drastic turn on his life course as she bites him and turns him into a vampire.

 

And he now gets to be part of a new vampire family. Though not nearly perfection the movie has some niche into its existence that keeps the audience at the edge of their seats.

 

Katherine Bigelow deserves a special mention for her performance. A vampire movie free of the usual cliches as we even have a vampire who decides to turn back into a human. yes!! watch it.

 

 

33. Sunshine

 

Sunshine

 

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Directed by Danny Boyle
Written by Alex Garland
Music by John Murphy, Underworld
Cinematography by Alwin H. Küchler
Year 2007
Runtime 107min
Starring Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity
IMDB Rating 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 73%
Global Box Office $34,806,812

 

This is not shiny as the title suggests, the 2007 science fiction psychological thriller is something you won't easily forget.

 

In 2057, a group of astronauts is traveling to the dying sun as humanity's blast ray of hope.

 

They intend to drop a nuclear bomb on its surface to reignite the star as all of the earth's resources are dead.

 

After the failure of the initial Icarus mission, under intense pressure, everything forward is entirely dependent on this.

 

Astonishingly a visual masterpiece this movie looked so beyond its time of birth and maybe that’s why it didn’t receive the recognition it deserved.

 

 

32. In a World

 

In a World

 

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Directed by Lake Bell
Written by Lake Bell
Music by Ryan Miller
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Seamus Tierney
Year 2013
Runtime 93min
Starring Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins
IMDB Rating 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 71 min
Global Box Office $3,114,953

 

There is a little-known world out there of voice artists and they also have their own league of superstars.

 

Lake Bell wrote, directed, and starred in this comedy as a voice coach shadowed by her father but determined to make her own space.

 

As she struggles to make an identity Bell has to compete with the egos of the best and even her own father.

 

A small movie that you could enjoy if you don’t go in with so many expectations.

 

 

31. Max

 

Max

 

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Directed by Menno Meyjes
Written by Menno Meyjes
Music by Dan Jones 
Costume Design by ---
Cinematography by Lajos Koltai
Year 2002
Runtime 106min
Starring John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker
IMDB Rating 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 64%
Global Box Office $660,763

 

And we have another dog movie and a good one too. Max is a Belgian Malinois who is 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.

 

And there is more to his handler’s death and the conspiracy surrounding it. A good old dog story surrounding a loving family that you will definitely enjoy watching,

 

 

30. Better Off Dead

 

Better Off Dead

 

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Directed by Savage Steve Holland
Written by Savage Steve Holland
Music by Rupert Hine
Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky
Year 1985
Runtime 97min
Starring John Cusack, Curtis Armstrong, Diane Franklin, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby
IMDB Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 87%
Global Box Office $10,297,601

 

Lane Myers's only interests are skiing and his six-month girlfriend, Beth. And when Beth dumps Lane for the popular skiing captain Roy Stalin, Lane believes he is done for life.

 

The story then revolves around how he deals with his anger, depression, and frustration in humorous ways.

 

He even begins suffering from neurotic hallucinations. In a desperate attempt to either end his life or win his girlfriend back, Lane discovers another side of his life that he never really realized.

 

Like all the stories of how when you are pushed deep down, you rise back up with twice the force, this story is no different.

 

As Lane skis back into the right track things finally start looking good and even better with a girlfriend you are about to meet.

 

 

29. That Thing You Do

 

That Thing You Do

 

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Directed by Tom Hanks
Written by Tom Hanks
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto
Year 1996
Runtime 108min
Starring Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks
IMDB Rating 6.9min
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score ---
Global Box Office $34,585,416

 

`When a group of average musicians forms a group and they succeed as they are named they do become the wonders they are named like.

 

This Tom Hanks movie is a journey back into the glory days of the rock n' roll era.

 

The upside and downside of the music industry and the relationships are portrayed in this movie.

 

When luck, talent, and chance all play a part the petty politics and drama of the creative world sometimes make it hard for all to survive.

 

 

28. Smokin' Aces

 

Smokin' Aces

 

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Directed by Joe Carnahan
Written by Joe Carnahan
Music by Clint Mansell
Cinematography by Mauro Fiore
Year 2006
Runtime 109min
Starring Ben Affleck, Andy García, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds
IMDB Rating 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 67%
Global Box Office $57,232,879

 

The 2006 action thriller movie as it was advertised can actually be also classified as something entertaining with some comic elements added to it.

 

There is a plot that revolves around some assassins and an FBI informer. As Aces is testifying against the mob and in turn has a contract on his head.

 

As this sounds convincing so does this becomes interesting and in the end, has an ending worth the trouble you are taking.

 

 

27. All I Wanna Do

 

All I Wanna Do

 

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Directed by Sarah Kernochan
Written by Sarah Kernochan
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography by Anthony Janelli
Year 1998
Runtime 97min
Starring Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, Lynn Redgrave, Rachael Leigh Cook, Thomas Guiry
IMDB Rating 6.7%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 73%
Global Box Office $913,834

 

When Odette "Odie" Sinclair is sent to Miss Godar's School For Girls she meets Verene and her gang and becomes part of the secret gang D.

 

A. R. (Daughters of the American Ravioli). And when the school is about to be made co-ed, the girls are about to make a statement.

 

Nonetheless, these women are to whom the future will look up to which is revealed later.

 

Funny, charming for people in search of something light especially for a group of girlfriends.

 

 

26. Constantine

 

Constantine

 

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Directed by Francis Lawrence
Written by Kevin Brodbin, Frank Cappello
Music by Brian Tyler, Klaus Badelt
Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot
Year 2005
Runtime 121 min
Starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou
IMDB Rating 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 72%
Global Box Office $230,884,728

 

Constantine is a modern-day exorcist played by Keanu Reeves, he carries a load of his sons and hence is not a priest.

 

Rachel Weisz does a great job as well. Constantine throws evil creatures down to hell and can travel from and to hell.

 

A spectacular and exciting plot as new demons arise. the film has plenty of tension, thriller, terror, grisly murders and is developed in a fast-moving and for that reason results to be entertaining

 

 

25. Locke

 

Locke

 

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Directed by Steven Knight
Written by Steven Knight 
Music by Dickon Hinchliffe
Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos
Year 2013
Runtime 85min
Starring Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels
IMDB Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 72%
Global Box Office $5,090,608

 

Ivan Locke played by Tom Hardy is about to make a life-altering decision. As he travels back from his workplace to his house he confides in everything close to him about an affair and his lovechild about to be born.

 

And this journey of a man confronting everything good and bad in his life will take the audience through a ride of minimalistic beautiful explorations.

 

One of the finest creations from a very small budget is one of the movies you shouldn’t miss out on.

 

 

24. Jumanji

 

Jumanji

 

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Directed by Joe Johnston
Written by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain
Music by James Horner
Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman
Year 1995
Runtime 104 min
Starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth
IMDB Rating 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 62%
Global Box Office $262,821,940

 

The American fantasy adventure film shows a terrific output for a movie made in 1995 for its CGI and how good the story proved to be.

 

With the story revolving around a board game called Jumanji, this movie has in store some of the very unexpected experiences for the viewers.

 

When two friends play an abandoned board game and one gets trapped inside it and years later he is released into the real world with a magical adventure.

 

As surreal as it sounds, this is an entertaining movie. Robin Williams himself is a masterpiece, his portrayal of the relationships and the struggles feels real.

 

And for people sayings it's too gory for kids, it is PG Parental Guidance, not All Ages.

 

But a good family movie when it is with the right crowd.

 

 

23. Mississippi Masala

 

Mississippi Masala

 

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Directed by Mira Nair
Written by Sooni Taraporevala
Music by L. Subramaniam
Cinematography by Edward Lachman
Year 1991
Runtime 118 min
Starring Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Seneca
IMDB Rating 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 64% 
Global Box Office $7,308,786

 

It is not easy mixing up cultures and bringing out a pleasing outcome. Mississippi Masala blends Uganda, India, & Southern USA into an enchanting love story.

 

When a family of Indians was expelled from East Africa, their homeland as in 1972, Dictator Idi Amin enacts the policy of the forceful removal of Asians from Uganda. and had to take years to make amends with it.

 

The father was estranged from his dear friend who dies before the family could meet up years later in Uganda.

 

The story is about the hatred that builds up for the color and how they heal at their so-called homelands, while some try to heal where they are replanted at.

 

A connection at the heart that never can be broken even as Jay finds it hard to relate to as he returns years later.

 

 

22. Mighty Joe Young

 

Mighty Joe Young

 

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Directed by Ron Underwood
Written by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner
Music by James Horner
Cinematography by Donald Peterman, Oliver Wood
Year 1998
Runtime 114 min
Starring Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Šerbedžija, Naveen Andrews, Regina King
IMDB Rating 5.7/10 
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 40%
Global Box Office $50,632,037

 

A remake of the original from 1949, this movie did not disappoint. The movie is the story of a young woman and her faithful 20-foot tall, 2,000-pound gorilla named Joe.

 

Jill young and her mother are in the jungle observing gorillas and she immediately bonds with baby Joe.

 

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.

 

And ultimately Joe, above all his sufferings takes an action to save everyone. A very underrated movie with quite a beautiful story that can entertain and engage family audiences.

 

Though most of Joe is CGI, we even found that to be highly convincing. A good script and actors who did well.

 

We assure you that you will enjoy the experience.

 

 

21. I am Sam

 

I am Sam

 

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Directed by Jessie Nelson
Written by Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson
Music by John Powell
Cinematography by Elliot Davis
Year 2001
Runtime 132 min
Starring Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning, Richard Schiff
IMDB Rating 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 86% 
Global Box Office ---

 

This movie will make you cry, angry, and also smile. Sam Dawson (Sean Penn) suffers from an intellectual disability and is also the single father of Lucy Diamond Dawson (Dakota Fanning).

 

A relationship you all would become jealous about. Sam is well adjusted to his disability with a support group of friends with different disabilities.

 

And when it reaches a point where Dawson is about to lose custody of his daughter the movie takes an emotional rollercoaster ride.

 

From his lawyer who already has a malfunctioning family to a crowd that breaks his love and questions his choice of good parenthood, the audience is in for a wreck that will break anyone watching this.

 

Sometimes to be a good parent it is not about conventions but comes from that part of the heart we don’t even know that exists and this movie is a perfect ode to that set of people who tries.

 

Among so many ‘why's this movie can be your ‘why not’.

 

 

20. The Art of Racing in the Rain

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain

 

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Directed by Simon Curtis
Written by Mark Bomback
Music by Dustin O'Halloran, Volker Bertelmann
Cinematography by Ross Emery
Year 2019
Runtime 109
Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker, Martin Donovan, Gary Cole
IMDB Rating 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 96%
Global Box Office $33,766,787

 

From a book that made dog lovers shed tears in bucketloads, the movie has tried its best and to a great extend did do a good job. if you have ever owned a dog, we wouldn’t recommend watching this because this might tear you up that bad.

 

As Enzo races down the lane to his final lapse, there is that feeling that we are still searching the dictionaries for a word to describe.

 

Racecar driver Denny purchases a puppy and names him Enzo after Enzo Ferrari and in true justice to the name Enzo is much engrossed in the auto racing industry like his master.

 

Of all the curves life throws at Denny, Enzo makes sure to run along with him throughout it all.

 

And for once we would also recommend reading the book as well. This movie is not about racing, it is not about a dog it's all about relationships, the stories all said by for a difference by a dog.

 

A dog that you all will miss by the end of the movie. With a sweet surprise at the ending, you will leave with a smile you didn't know you needed.

 

 

19. Eat Pray Love

 

Eat Pray Love

 

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Directed by Ryan Murphy
Written by Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt
Music by Dario Marianelli
Cinematography by Robert Richardson
Year 2010
Runtime 133min
Starring Julia Roberts, James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis
IMDB Rating 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 42%
Global Box Office $204,594,016

 

Based on the much-acclaimed book titled the same by Elizabeth Gilbert, this is not a bad adaptation.

 

It's an average adaptation of the real emotion in the books and that is sometimes the best movies can do.

 

Elizabeth Gilbert has everything that modern-day world standards require. Sometimes to find yourself you have to let go of a lot and that happened here as well.

 

Embarking on a journey from Italy, India to Indonesia is also a life-changing decision for Liz.

 

While the book walked more into the depths of the character this movie could have worked a bit more which would’ve changed its predicament.

 

But it is worth a shot.

 

 

18. Life As We Know it

 

Life As We Know it

 

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Directed by Greg Berlanti
Written by Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson
Music by Blake Neely
Cinematography by Andrew Dunn
Year 2010
Runtime 115 min
Starring Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas
IMDB Rating 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 61%
Global Box Office $105,734,416

 

Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel made this work into one sweet movie. Though the movie received a really hard time from the critics we believe this one deserves a chance.

 

When two very unlike people with nothing in common except pure hatred and their married best friends, come together to raise a child, somehow their indifferences grow into something sweet and special.

 

A romantic comedy with balanced chemistry between all the cast, this movie deserves the limelight when you are in for something light and lovely.

 

There are sad, happy, funny, and still sad moments that could be related to a lot in people's lives.

 

Far from being perfect, sometimes the imperfections you bake also deserve accolades.

 

 

17. Hugo

 

Hugo

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Written by John Logan
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography by Robert Richardson
Year 2011
Runtime 126 min
Starring Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law
IMDB Rating 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 78% 
Global Box Office $185,770,310

 

An ode to the cinematic history that you shouldn’t miss. Orphan Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) is sent under the care of his uncle.

 

Hugos dad repaired clocks and had taught him enough to know his way around things.

 

When he was sent to his drunkard uncle who looks for the clocks in the railway station, his uncle disappears and Hugo without the station master's knowledge takes charge of his uncle's works.

 

As Hugo tries to fix an automaton, the only legacy to remember his father he realizes a lot about the strange world of cinema and so do the viewers.

 

The greatest tribute to George Méliès and a masterstroke wonderfully executed to send goosebumps to the movie buffs out there.

 

Asa Butterfield does splendid work in executing his character so does all the other cast.

 

 

16. The Green Inferno

 

The Green Inferno

 

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Directed by Eli Roth
Written by Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo
Music by Manuel Riveiro
Cinematography by Antonio Quercia
Year 2013
Runtime 100 min
Starring Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Magda Apanowicz, Sky Ferreira, Nicolás Martinez
IMDB Rating 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 29%
Global Box Office $12,666,449

 

Set in the Amazon rainforest is a movie of gore and cannibalism. Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno shows a group of university students who try to “save the rain forest" from a construction group and sets out on a journey to do so.

 

As they delve deeper into the mess, the issue gets messier. While they try to return to the mainland their plane crashes and they are attacked by some native tribes.

 

They lose their people and unravel many strange secrets as well. Excellent makeup work stands out throughout the movie and the music of the compelling amazon is also to be specifically noted.

 

And the ending with a dangling subplot was unexpected as well.

 

 

15. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

 

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

 

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Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Written by Lorene Scafaria
Music by Jonathan Sadoff, Rob Simonsen
Cinematography by Tim Orr
Year 2012
Runtime 101 min
Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, William Petersen
IMDB Rating 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 53% 
Global Box Office $11,681,781

 

The mission to stop a 70-mile-wide asteroid known as "Matilda" has failed and now the world is about to end in three weeks.

 

Dodge Petersen (Steve Carell) and his wife, Linda (Nancy Carell), and to our surprise their disinterest, they fight and split up.

 

And as he reaches home he reminisces about his high school sweetheart Olivia and lets her know of his love.

 

With his r Penny (Keira Knightley) who wants to meet her parents in England and Dodge with his wish to meet Olivia sets out on a journey.

 

With many similarities to another movie of the kind, this one differs for the strange sense of calmness it depicts.

 

There is utter chaos as the movie proceeds as in the beginning you never really understand what is really happening and once it starts making sense, that is the magic and success of the creation.

 

 

14. Big Fan

 

Big Fan

 

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Directed by Robert D. Siegel
Written by Robert D. Siegel
Music by Philip Watts
Cinematography by Michael Simmonds
Year 2009
Runtime 88min
Starring Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, Marcia Jean Kurtz
IMDB Rating 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 62%
Global Box Office $234,540

 

Paul Aufiero an avid fan of the  New York Giants football team. He lives for the red and blue and nothing else.

 

As the world takes it out on this simple man he lives for the team.

 

One day Quantrell Bishop, Paul's favorite Giant leaving from a shady point in Staten Island.

 

As some tension arises following this lead, Bishop hits paul and is almost excluded from the team.

 

Now would Paul save the most important player of his team? A small movie that can win your heart as Paul struggles with the pressure around and also has a beautiful ending

 

 

13. Chef

 

Chef

 

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Directed by Jon Favreau
Written by Jon Favreau
Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau
Year 2014
Runtime 114 min
Starring Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 85%
Global Box Office $48,428,048

 

Chef is the story of a chef and his food truck but it is the story of a father and his son.

 

Unbelievably good and enough for your movie taste buds to make a standing ovation. When a top chef with a broken family is brought amidst an identity crisis.

 

His form of survival builds him back to his family and gives him enough to reunite with his son.

 

A journey back to your roots can sometimes mend the unmendable and sometimes can also give you new tastes and some good hopes.

 

Excellent casting, Jon Favreau, and such good cuisines what is there not to like.

 

 

12. Chloe

 

Chloe

 

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Directed by Atom Egoyan
Written by Erin Cressida Wilson
Music by Mychael Danna
Cinematography by Paul Sarossy
Year 2009
Runtime 96 min
Starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Max Thieriot
IMDB Rating 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 39%
Global Box Office $13,657,649

 

The audience is kept much in darkness and only moves with the pace of the movie in discovering the reality.

 

As Julianna Moore suspects her husband of having an affair, she arranges Chloe as bait to lure her husband.

 

And then fate had very different plans. The love tragic drama grows deeper even with fine erotic aesthetics into a great thriller.

 

They all discover different things throughout the movie. Chloe knows what people need and she was the right choice for the need.

 

Only the need was never really understood by the master. as you peel back each of the layers, the movie speaks volumes.

 

 

11. 10 things I hate about you

 

10 things I hate about you

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Gil Junger
Written by Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith
Music by Richard Gibbs
Cinematography by Mark Irwin
Year 1999
Runtime 97 min
Starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Miller, Andrew Keegan
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 69%
Global Box Office ---

 

Cameron falls in love with Bianca but her overprotective father has made it mandatory that she could date someone only if her anti-social feminist sister Kat dates someone.

 

Now Bianca has a crush on another senior Joey making things more complicated. Cameron helps Bianca with her French and also with her predicament as he secretly also wishes that she falls for him.

 

Now as confusing as the plot looks, this is a really good entertainment experience. There is Heath Ledger with some fine co-stars as well which elevates the standard of the story.

 

And for fans of Shakespeare out there, here is a modern-day adaptation that you would fall for.

 

 

10. Vanilla Sky

 

Vanilla Sky

 

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Directed by Cameron Crowe
Written by Cameron Crowe
Music by Nancy Wilson
Cinematography by John Toll
Year 2001
Runtime 137 min
Starring Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor
IMDB Rating 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 72% 
Global Box Office $203,388,341

 

Now that was an epic ending. You could take time and maybe watch it twice before fully understanding what the movie has to say.

 

David Aames the owner of a large publishing company is in prison and this is his story.

 

What happens when you have too much wealth, no guidance to confusing love life, and access to the best technology of the time.

 

As complicated as it sounds this is what happened. This movie is so unreal that you get lost in it.

 

The music and sound perfectly sync in with the storyline that without it nothing seems complete.

 

A work of brilliance to inspire many it would be a total bummer to give out much because this is absolutely genius work.

 

 

9. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

 

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Written by Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer
Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
Cinematography by Frank Griebe
Year 2006
Runtime 147 min
Starring Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman
IMDB Rating 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 74% 
Global Box Office $135,039,924

 

A really good adaptation of Süskind's novel, the movie will send a strange sensation down your spine.

 

The sensation of smell isn’t something that you cannot experience from a theatre or visual experience but this movie comes closer to the experience.

 

The film begins with the sentencing of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) and then his story is told in flashbacks.

 

With a super-human sense of smell, he embarks on a killing spree and saving the scents of those women.

 

As he finally releases his perfume after being caught for the murders, a strange sensation runs through the city. while not delving much into the details as you can definitely smell something interesting.

 

Well, find out for yourself what that might be.

 

 

8. The Butterfly Effect

 

The Butterfly Effect

 

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Directed by Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Written by Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Music by Michael Suby
Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti
Year 2004
Runtime 120 min
Starring Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz, William Lee Scott, Elden Henson, Logan Lerman
IMDB Rating 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 81%
Global Box Office $96,822,421

 

The Tomatometer score of the movie surprised us. The American science fiction thriller film keeps you on the edge of your seats the whole time.

 

Evan Treborn played by Ashton Kutcher has a rare ability to travel back into his past using his old journal.

 

He decides to alter his past where he and his friends Lenny Kagan and Kayleigh Miller and her brother Tommy suffered some major traumas.

 

As a child, Evan had blackouts now and then and finally we have an explanation for his happenings.

 

As he travels back into the past to alter the bad things that happened, things also start changing in the present.

 

As even struggles to keep his present together he is forced to make decisions that are the hardest choices he has ever made.

 

This underrated gem if you have not watched it should be on your list.

 

 

7. A Vigilante

 

A Vigilante

 

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Directed by Sarah Daggar-Nickson
Written by Sarah Daggar-Nickson
Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurrians
Cinematography by Alan McIntyre Smith
Year 2018
Runtime 91 min
Starring Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, Tonye Patano, Chuck Cooper
IMDB Rating 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 48%
Global Box Office $83,012

 

This film is different and different in the sense that hits hard right where it hurts.

 

Unlike the usual stories of all brave hearts fighting back this one is about survivors.

 

Realistic in the real world that it became really hard to talk about this one.

 

Olivia Wilde is a healer and this time a real one. She helps distraught people suffering from abuse which in a way connects to her past.

 

Her victim past made her a combat expert and solace to the victims around which is stunningly done.

 

Showing the downside of our society is not about erasing the threats but bringing the victims into the safe zone.

 

A maze of the past and the present intertwined, this movie would make the victims wonder why there aren’t more Sadies in the world.

 

 

6. Jennifer's Body

 

Jennifer's Body

 

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Directed by Karyn Kusama
Written by Diablo Cody
Music by Stephen Barton, Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography by M. David Mullen
Year 2009
Runtime 102 min
Starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J. K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris
IMDB Rating 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 35%
Global Box Office $31,556,061

 

As Jason Reitman stated that he and his producers wanted to make unusual films, well we have one of the kind.

 

It is a dark comedy that ended up being in the horror genre. Anita "Needy" Lesnicki, once a studious teenager now in solitary confinement after a mental breakdown narrates her story.

 

She was once best friends with Jennifer despite having very little in common. As Jennifer ends up being trapped by a music band and is offered as a sacrifice to satan, her lack of virginity makes her possessed.

 

Needy's desperate measures to save people around her are a dark journey. Deliberately cheesy and darkly comic this is not for everybody.

 

Meghan Fox and Amanda Seyfried did a great job as the leads which is visible.

 

One of the best horror/dark comedy movies ever made not only for its supernatural elements but also a toxic trait of friendships.

 

 

5. Equilibrium

 

Equilibrium

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Written by Kurt Wimmer
Music by Klaus Badelt
Cinematography by Dion Beebe
Year 2002
Runtime 107 min
Starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean
IMDB Rating 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 81% 
Global Box Office $5,368,217

 

Set in the far-off 21st century this movie puts forth some harsh truths. War is innately built into human nature and it takes an emotionless homogenized society.

 

In the totalitarian city-state established by the survivors of world war 3. Anything that evokes emotions is strictly banned in this state.

 

As all propaganda states survive there is an additional group named Underground that rises. And what if one official of the state starts getting reverse thoughts.

 

As Preston's dilemma forces him to surrender to his feelings.

 

 

4. Owning Mahowny

 

Owning Mahowny

 

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Directed by Richard Kwietniowski
Written by Maurice Chauvet
Music by The Insects, Richard Grassby-Lewis
Year 2003
Runtime 104 min
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Hurt, Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin
IMDB Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 75%
Global Box Office $1,271,244

 

Some folks believe that everyone has a public life, a private life, and a secret life.' Opening to one really good cinematic experience states.

 

And if you still fail to believe in what was just stated that’s another reason why you should watch this movie.

 

When a gambling addict Dan Mahowny (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is promoted to assistant bank manager he takes good advantage of his position.

 

And from then his public, private and secret life is on a rollercoaster ride. This is not the usual casino gambling there is so much into the background of what is happening around gambling, the background of the characters.

 

The story grows slowly at its own pace and grows on you. Owning Mahowny is a beautifully scripted, engaging movie with some perfect casting and should be on your watchlist.

 

 

3. The Guest

 

The Guest

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Adam Wingard
Written by Simon Barrett
Music by Steve Moore
Cinematography by Robby Baumgartner
Year 2014
Runtime 100min 
Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer, Lance Reddick
IMDB Rating 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 69%
Global Box Office $2,700,051

 

The story begins with a strange guest arriving at a soldier's house, who was killed in action.

 

The guest named David says that the dead soldier was his best friend. As David is invited to stay as long as he likes, he starts intervening in the problems of the family.

 

Injuring and killing anyone who stands in his way, as suspicions arise among some strange military secrets are revealed.

 

There is a charming, stylish, enigmatic aura around David that makes him appealing to the crowd even when the suspicions arise.

 

This typical family brought into the action forefront with some stunning actors, great visuals and good music is not something any thriller fan should miss.

 

And this one is easily one of the most underrated movies of the genre.

 

 

2. I Am Not an Easy Man

 

I Am Not an Easy Man

 

Entity Detail
Directed by Éléonore Pourriat
Written by Ariane Fert (collaborating writer), Éléonore Pourriat
Music by Fred Avril
Cinematography by Pénélope Pourriat
Year 2018
Runtime 98min
Starring Vincent Elbaz, Marie-Sophie Ferdane, Pierre Bénézit, Moon Dailly
IMDB Rating 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 72%
Global Box Office NA

 

Let whatever be your ideology of a perfect society we would recommend you give this one a choice.

 

Damien is not an easy man, a chauvinist in the patriarchal society. when he hits his head and is reversed into a 180* change into a female-dominated society what would happen to the ego of this man.

 

This movie elaborated rather than exaggerated what the world is for women. This one is a fun approach to something really important.

 

The camera work that did not sexualize women deserves special appreciation for the observation that went into it.

 

For the men and women out there, see this without any prejudice. You might learn something from this.

 

 

1. Just Wright

 

Just Wright

 

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Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Written by Michael Elliot
Music by Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman
Cinematography by Terry Stacey
Year 2010
Runtime 101min
Starring Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton
IMDB Rating 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 61% 
Global Box Office $21,584,424

 

A charming romantic comedy that breezes into the right moment for some light air. It is all about Leslie Wright and about the right times when things are meant to happen.

 

Queen Latifah has once again proved the queen that she is and we’re not just saying this just for the words.

 

Leslie Wright, a physical therapist is also a die heart basketball fan. When coincidences meet to make a perfect romantic comedy there isn’t so much cliché that would bother you because this is a beautiful story.

 

The characters had their own stories rather than just falling into each other's heads over heels.

 

Queen Latifah and Common had such good chemistry that reflects on the overall outcome of the story.

 

They have so much in common to the usual romantic comedies of the kind but there is some kind of a charm uplifted with a good story and great actors that makes this one stand out within the group.