Underrated Movies

by Andydreas | created - 02 Nov 2013 | updated - 5 days ago | Public

Movies, that many People and / or Critics hate or don't even know... but you should give them a try anyway.

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1. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 49,237 | Gross: $20.92M

2. Non-Stop Trouble with My Double (1984)

96 min | Comedy

A wealthy businessman and the owner of a rundown pub share one thing in common - they look like identical twins! When the businessman hears of a plot against him, he hires the pub owner as ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhard Schwabenitzky | Stars: Dieter Hallervorden, Tilo Prückner, Hans-Joachim Grubel, Götz Kauffmann

Votes: 978

3. Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

13 Metascore

A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director: Dan Aykroyd | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore

Votes: 22,808 | Gross: $8.48M

4. Hot to Trot (1988)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

22 Metascore

Comedian Bob Goldthwait stars as an insecure stockbroker who teams up with Don the Talking Horse, a chatty four-legged financial advisor.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 3,071 | Gross: $6.44M

5. Cop & ½ (1993)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

After witnessing a murder, a young boy named Devon refuses to testify unless he is given the chance to be a policeman.

Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Norman D. Golden II, Ruby Dee, Holland Taylor

Votes: 8,235 | Gross: $31.89M

6. Curly Sue (1991)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz

Votes: 20,567 | Gross: $33.69M

7. Problem Child (1990)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

27 Metascore

A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 28,965 | Gross: $53.47M

8. Duplex (2003)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

50 Metascore

A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 55,771 | Gross: $9.69M

9. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which include a wife he cannot remember and a nightmarish world no one else ever seems to wake up from.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 189,250 | Gross: $14.38M

10. Zookeeper (2011)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

30 Metascore

A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper find love, without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong

Votes: 58,005 | Gross: $80.36M

11. Silver Bullet (1985)

R | 95 min | Horror

26 Metascore

In a small town, brutal killings start to plague the close knit community. Marty Coslaw, a paraplegic boy, is convinced the murders are the doings of a werewolf.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

Votes: 24,552 | Gross: $5.40M

12. End of Days (1999)

R | 122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

33 Metascore

At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 106,001 | Gross: $66.89M

13. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston

Votes: 11,267

14. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

63 Metascore

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her missing father. In the process, they discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 45,499 | Gross: $32.59M

15. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 505,045 | Gross: $336.53M

16. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 382,946 | Gross: $229.09M

17. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

Votes: 182,483 | Gross: $88.25M

18. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 91,415 | Gross: $2.50M

19. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 160,789 | Gross: $58.06M

20. One Night at McCool's (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Mary Jo Smith, Michael Douglas

Votes: 28,476 | Gross: $6.29M

21. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

67 Metascore

I.R.S. auditor Harold Crick suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 220,438 | Gross: $40.14M

22. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

Votes: 125,219 | Gross: $36.66M

23. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution, the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 76,361 | Gross: $25.19M

24. Choke (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

Director: Clark Gregg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Kathryn Alexander

Votes: 31,603 | Gross: $2.93M

25. Reign of Fire (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

39 Metascore

A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler

Votes: 127,275 | Gross: $43.06M

26. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 94,539 | Gross: $60.57M

27. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 67,778 | Gross: $7.92M

28. The Cable Guy (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black

Votes: 154,564 | Gross: $60.24M

29. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 170,064 | Gross: $57.23M

30. The Number 23 (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him, as more and more similarities between himself and his literary alter ego seem to arise.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston

Votes: 194,273 | Gross: $35.19M

31. Suburban Commando (1991)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller

Votes: 9,521 | Gross: $6.95M

32. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 76,545 | Gross: $130.51M

33. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Follows Michael Corleone, now in his 60s, as he seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 364,938 | Gross: $66.67M

34. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Steve Buscemi, Mason Cook

Votes: 71,106 | Gross: $22.53M

35. Undead or Alive: A Zombedy (2007)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Western

Elmer Winslow is a soldier on the run from the Union Army, and Luke Budd is a cowboy with a broken heart. When the two misfits rob the corrupt sheriff of an old west town, they have no idea that a plague of zombies is sweeping the country, or that Geronimo's sexy niece may be their only hope of survival.

Director: Glasgow Phillips | Stars: Lew Alexander, Todd Anderson, Richard Barela, Matt Besser

Votes: 1,998

36. Stay (I) (2005)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

A psychiatrist attempts to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Kate Burton

Votes: 75,931 | Gross: $3.63M

37. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 94,624 | Gross: $2.84M

38. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

30 Metascore

Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff

Votes: 135,213 | Gross: $46.73M

39. 54 (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

33 Metascore

The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.

Director: Mark Christopher | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers

Votes: 31,670 | Gross: $16.57M

40. Addicted to Love (1997)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

49 Metascore

Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 23,599 | Gross: $34.66M

41. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 77,218 | Gross: $42.61M

42. Hook (1991)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

52 Metascore

When Captain James Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 237,409 | Gross: $119.65M

43. Idle Hands (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

31 Metascore

A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba

Votes: 40,149 | Gross: $4.00M

44. Hudson Hawk (1991)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

17 Metascore

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn

Votes: 52,984 | Gross: $17.22M

45. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Two rival soldiers who were killed in Vietnam are brought back to life in a top secret military experiment that creates superhuman warriors.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 83,380 | Gross: $36.30M

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