11 Most Underrated Movies That Everyone Should See Sooner

Not every movie can be everyone else’s cup of tea for some reason—these movies might be bad due to budget constraints, plots, stories, or even marketing budgets. However, some movies are actually good but don’t get much appreciation.

If you want to shed light on some of the most underrated movies ever this weekend, check out these 11 films and let us know what you think!

1. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 black comedy crime film starring Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr., and all the other equally brilliant actors. “Val Kilmer is incredible in that role. You can really tell he was having a ton of fun with it,” one person said. “Yup. It’s legitimately amazing. Gave me a newfound appreciation for the man,” the second person replied. “I came here to say this! Saw this movie when it opened on a Lark. Heard about on the radio that morning from Ralph Garmin on KROQ morning show. Took my girlfriend not knowing what to expect. One of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen,” the third one added.

2. Lucky Number Slevin

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Starring great actors, such as Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu, and Stanley Tucci, Lucky Number Slevin still stands as one of the most underrated movies ever. One person said, “I did not expect to see this here, and when I did, I knew this was my pick as well. It’s one of my favorites. I have a hard time placing Lucky Number Slevin into a genre. A film trying to be many things can often come off stilted and lacking in each type, but this one pulls it off wonderfully. I’ve probably seen it about ten times, and I think tonight I’ll make it one more.”

The second person replied, “That’s one I need to rewatch. Haven’t seen it since it first came out on DVD, but remember it being really good.”

3. Dark City

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The Dark City is a 1998 sci-fi film that was thought to be the inspiration for “The Matrix” due to many similarities—even rumored to be copied. One person said, “Rufus Sewell seems to be awesome in almost anything he’s in.” The second one replied, “Dark City > The Matrix.”

4. The Gods Must Be Crazy 1 and 2

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One person said, “Almost no one under the age of 60 has seen them, but they are so good.” The films “Gods Must Be Crazy” 1 and 2 are comedies set in a remote part of South Africa where the tribe is perplexed by modern technology. With a budget of $5,000, the movie grossed $200 million.

The second person shared, “When my family got our first VCR back in the 80’s, we got all of our movie rentals from a little neighborhood gas station that had about 2 dozen titles. One Friday evening, my Dad and I were looking for a movie there and were finding nothing. The clerk handed this movie to my Dad, who asked what it was about. The clerk said that he didn’t know but that the last guy who rented it said it was hilarious. We went home and watched it; totally cold. My whole family say, perplexed for the first few minutes of the movie, wondering if we were in for a nature film. Within minutes, the entire household was reduced to uncontrolled laughter. We watched that movie 4 times that weekend.”

The third added, “Our social studies teacher made us watch it. It was adorable and hilarious. Highly underrated.”

5. Stardust (2007)

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Stardust is a 2007 romantic fantasy adventure film starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, and more. The film was based on Neil Gaiman’s 1999 novel of the same name. One person said, “Stardust is amazing! It was one of my favorites when I was in primary :).” The second person replied, “Great movie. Aged very well.” Finally, the third one added, “Worthy contender for next generation Princess Bride…”

6. Paper Moon (1973)

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“If you’re looking for a comedy that’s comfy, smart, and quaint, check out Paper Moon (1973). Even though it was directed in the 1970s, it was designed to simulate the look and feel of a movie from the 1930s. Tatum O’Neal’s acting has to be one of my very favorite performances from a child actor. It’s so full of energy and character, of the most earnest sort. That movie ended up making her the youngest person to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress…and it’s easy to see why,” one person shared.

7. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a unique 2010 black comedy horror film that will have you laughing. One person said, “So few people I know have even heard of it. But everyone I recommend it to ends up loving it.” The second person replied, “I watched this recently and had a doozy of a day because of it.” The third one added, “Do not watch the trailer before watching the movie though; go in cold.”

8. Best in Show

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The film Best in Show, released in 2000, is a comedy-mockumentary piece starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara, and more. This is your go-to film if you like to watch a comedy you’ve never seen before. “Anyone with a sense of humor ends up howling,” one person said. “Perfect comedy. Long may Fred Willard reign, the king of improv, death has only slowed him down,” the second person replied.

The third one added, “Some of my favorite character acting in any movie ever. Also, even though the whole second half of the film is basically just a dog show, the stakes are somehow very high and you kind of find yourself on the edge of your seat, holding your breath about what questionable decisions the too-big-for-their characters will make next. An ideal comedy film. For sure.”

9. Girl, Interrupted

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“Girl interrupted; for sure, first of all, there is so many actors in that movie Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie and Brittany Murphy, and more. And it’s a movie about mental illness in the 90s; like it was unheard of for the time it was a great why to kinda break the stigma of mental illness and everytime I watch it I get something new out of it. And Thirteen was a really good movie,” one person said. “Love this movie as well, but it was based in the ‘60s. It came out in 1999. It was definitely not indicative of life with mental illness in the ‘90s,” the second person replied.

10. Chicken Run

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The 2000 animated adventure film Chicken Run is another underrated movie on the list that Redditos recommend you to watch. One person said, “It has action, humor, romance, social commentary and can really be enjoyed by anyone at any age. It’s a masterpiece, and I watch it once a year.” The second one replied, “Completely agree. The scene where they escape from the inside of the giant machine might be my favorite animated action scene ever. Also, the whole movie is basically an homage to the classic Steve McQueen film Great Escape. It’s great to see a G-rated animated movie achieving that level of smart.”

11. Hook (1991)

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Steven Spielberg’s 1991 adventure film Hook is said to be an underrated movie despite how good it was (29% on Rotten Tomatoes and 52% on Metacritic). One person said, “Hook (1991) is way underrated. Low rating by critics. Steven Spielberg has distanced himself from it. But everyone who watches it loves it. I recently rewatched it some 30 years after seeing it, and I was blown away by how good it still was.” The second person replied, “I quote this movie at least once a week. It’s one of my favorites.” The third one added, “How can you not love the movie? Especially with Robin Williams in it!”

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