Should get A LOT more attention! (見くびる, 過小評価映画)by eragonbookfan | created - 10 Apr 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Or as you'd call it "Most Underrated Movies" in my opinion ...and I think deserve higher ratings too!
Moreover, don't miss out on these movies because of their low ratings or LACK of ratings! I don't know, movies have the tendency to be either underrated or overrated these days! I wish a whole bunch of the attention from the overrated ones could be redirected at these! You ever have that movie that is just so good, wholesome, enjoyable, likable, & funny, you were attached to in your childhood, and enjoyable to watch over & over, but you just know people around you (i.e. "the general audience") just isn't aware of these movies or that they don't see them enough??? These movies are a ton of fun for ANY family to have - I'm serious. I'm here to list all those movies that deserve a mention, and maybe a 3D re-release in the theaters! lol
Besides Dr. Kent Hovind's Creation Science Seminar set, even some of these films are also somewhat of nourishment to the spirit even. (Disclaimer: Not all of these are necessarily "nostalgic".
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1. The Encounter (I) (2010)
85 min | Drama
Five strangers with nothing in common are forced to come together at a remote roadside eatery because of a road closure. They place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems... See full summary »
A MUST SEE!
I mean, WOW...a powerful film, POWERFUL! A little movie with a BIG heart! So pleasantly surprised ~ I can't believe I missed out on this for several years!!
What I got was really, really good flick that touched me and made me feel good and wanting to be a better person.
It is not a heavy action flick, with big-budget explosions or car chases, but just a well-acted thought-provoking heart-felt movie that is well-worth everyone's time! ^^
Much better & meaningful 2010 film than "Inception", AND a much better dialogue film than "Pulp fiction" for sure. lol
Quite a much-needed film in this day and age. So good in fact, here's a free link from YouTube you can use if you'd like to see it ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICX78okH4HU
Many out there will make negative comments about this movie and that is their right, but it is also my right to praise this film and the message it gives to all. You'll laugh, cry, and more importantly, you'll feel the presence of God in this film. Highly, highly recommended.
Would I/Did I buy it? Yes Would I watch it again? Yes Would I recommend it to friends? Yes
PS: Want to know another film about Jesus living amongst modern-day people??
See the film "Joshua" (2002)!
2. Tall Tale (1995)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,240 | Gross: $8.25M
Where... do... I... begin...????
This is a Disney Drama Classic!! It may just be the most underrated Disney film ever! It has many big Hollywood names in it! Nick Stahl, Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, Scott Glenn, Stephen Lang, etc... why isn't this film more popular!??? I was really hoping for Doug Walker to review this film during his last "Disneycember" (yeah I know)
Great family movie, with a great story, and good morales, too! I actually learned a lot from this film.
And in my book, it seems quite Biblical too, with the facts that 3 legendary characters, Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, & John Henry are sent to help this boy, Daniel Hackett; they're somewhat like 3 GUARDIAN ANGELS (since the Number "3" appears quite a lot in the Bible). Also, Randy Edelman's score for the film is *especially* underrated! A *MUST SEE*!!!
You may even view this on YouTube here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i1a-oU-dsKE
I would highly recommend this "The Light of the World" by Chick publications production.
This 78-minute film takes you on an unforgettable journey, showing the Biblical account of the Creation of man and the entrance of Sin into the world.
It explains why Jesus Christ came to earth and how He dealt with the sin issue once and for all.
Very beautiful art work based on Truth not just on human imagination, follows Bible message, containing 360 *breathtakin* oil paintings, you hear David Jeremiah's moving narration rise above composer John Campbell's magnificent original musical score and the unforgettable sound effects.
You will experience the Bible as never before. :-D
4. Iron Will (1994)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family
When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,039 | Gross: $21.01M
A true story...
SOOOOO freakin' underrated - the Nostalgia Critic should review this movie
The main, Mackenzie Astin, does an incredible job in the film - seriously, why have no other filmmakers used this actor more???
And the "Hunger Games" ain't got NOTHING on this!!
5. Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, History
The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life.
Votes: 543 | Gross: $0.30M
The amazing true story of a real guy who had the GUTS of God to stand up against an evil empire!
BTW, you won't understand the motives behind Hitler's thinking once you realize how Darwinism ties in!
6. Joshua (I) (2002)
G | 91 min | Drama
"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.
Votes: 1,753 | Gross: $1.37M
Tony Goldwyn is so much better in this than he was in "Ghost" - I believe every "big" actor/actress in this film should at least be accredited for appearing in this flick, on their own iMDb profiles.
PS: "The Encounter" is especially good, too. Because it deals almost with the some concept & perspective of Jesus dwelling amongst modern-day people.
7. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Omri, a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, receives an odd variety of presents for his birthday: a wooden cabinet from his older brother, a set of antique keys from his mother and a tiny plastic model of an Indian from his best friend Patrick.
Votes: 24,969 | Gross: $35.62M
Directed by the guy who brought you Grover, Miss Piggy, and Yoda! :D
8. The Voyage That Shook the World (2009 Video)
52 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In 1831 a young amateur scientist, Charles Darwin, boarded HMS Beagle on an epic five-year voyage of discovery. 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary ... See full summary »
A much better & worthy-watching flick on the "anniversary" of anything having to do with Darwin. Forget about Paul Bettany's "Creation" film.
9. Uncle Nino (2003)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Perhaps the MOST underrated film of 2003 - beautiful, charming, funny, and just all-round feel-good. ;-)
10. Left Behind: The Movie (2000 Video)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.
Votes: 8,763 | Gross: $4.22M
I heard my siblings talking about this movie, on & on. I finally got down to watch it myself & I was pleasantly surprised. Loved it's message, it's characters, it's story, it's wonderful revelation, and Kirk Cameron. (I had checked out the Nicholas Cage version - I could hope for the best, though I think it wasn't as powerful as the original) Sadly films like these don't often have the "high budget"... But simply dramatic, gripping, well-acted, well-directed, emotional, touching...and the rest of its sequels These movies may not have the best special effects; what matters is the message, the story, and the truth behind it.
11. Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
After the Rapture and the revealing of the identity of the Antichrist, a group of converts form the Tribulation Force, a secret society with the sole purpose of converting non-believers to Christianity.
(Same as above)
12. Left Behind III: World at War (2005)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The world falls into chaos as Nicolae Carpathia detonates nuclear devices across the globe and stages multiple devastating attacks against both the Tribulation Force and an international militia, led by U.S. President Gerald Fitzhugh.
(Same as above)
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
TV-PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When six-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate her local elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the first time.
It's a DISNEY movie for pete's sake!
14. Heidi (1993)
G | 193 min | Drama, Family
After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Just touching... Your hearts strings will be pulled. <3
I think it's also the BEST version of the story as well.
The Disney Channel should really re-air this some time soon!
15. Scrooge (1970)
G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Votes: 8,696 | Gross: $3.70M
By far the BEST Christmas Carol version EVER! A musical first, and it's far more expanded on the story second!
16. Behind the Mask (1999 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a ... See full summary »
The movie which INTRODUCED me to these big Hollywood names, be it Matthew Fox, or the rest! A true story!
17. Charlton Heston Presents the Bible (1997 Video)
Not Rated | 206 min | Documentary
In the first of Heston's acclaimed four-part series, the renowned actor serves as storyteller. An ancient Roman amphitheater and other locales in Israel provide the settings for the Oscar ... See full summary »
More than a fitting part for him - after playing Moses & Ben-Hur this definitely is something worth for him to present. Much insightful biblical knowledge, foresights, and information is addressed, all in all in an EPIC way, through Heston's own great voice!
18. Les Misérables (1998)
PG-13 | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History
Valjean, a former criminal, has atoned for his past and now finds himself in the midst of the French Revolution, avoiding a law-obsessed policeman hell-bent on capturing him.
Votes: 36,912 | Gross: $14.10M
How did this film get missed by the Academy Awards???!!! If the 2012 version was great for being a "musical", then this version is great for being a "drama". A lot of the plot points in the musical felt all so rushed & cluttered, but Liam Neeson (brilliant as always) OWNS the role of Jean Valjean in the 1998 film. Everyone else in the 2012 fealt so MISCAST! I'm serious. This story is thrilling, the characters are likable & relatable, the villain is believable, and there are no close-ups of peoples dirty face during the high notes of a song. lulz
19. RocketMan (1997)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Fred Z. Randall is a geeky spacecraft designer who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars.
Votes: 8,797 | Gross: $15.45M
"It Wasn't Me!" Perhaps Harland Williams' funniest movie ever! Way funnier than even "Dumb & Dumber" or "Dr. Strangelove", just some overrated flicks that just weren't that funny to me. Why isn't "Rocketman" on Harland's iMDb front page of movies!!??? By the way, I wouldn't even be surprised if Harland did most of his unscripted improvisation throughout the movie. It's that good. Anyways, it's all about a space mission to Mars, and to be honest, it's got decent special effects for the time. A laugh-out-loud comedy the whole family can enjoy, and even film critic Roger Ebert liked it! I challenge even the Nostalgia Critic to find this movie & review it!!
20. Flywheel (2003)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama
A dishonest used car salesman decides to become the salesman that God wants him to be - with surprising results.
The film I saw AFTER "Facing the Giants", realizing then that it was their first work of art. Made with only a $20,000 budget, you can see by the first few minutes that it was shot with a regular video camera, so it doesn't LOOK like a feature film quality production. But you get past that, and ignore it... and that's when God starts working through the film. The Kendrick brothers created a fantastic story here, and you'll want to share it with others. A film that's better than most of the multi-million dollar productions out of Hollywood (or dare I say "HollyWEIRD") today..
21. I Am David (2003)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Drama
A twelve-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark.
Votes: 7,036 | Gross: $0.28M
I really good movie with thrills, suspense, chases, escapes, and an all-round "fugitive"-type story. Jim Caviziel has also a rather small but intriguing part in the movie as well.
22. Fireproof (2008)
PG | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare."
Votes: 20,411 | Gross: $33.46M
Really REALLY helped our whole family reunite on some GREAT levels. <3
...and even a much better love story than overrated "Titanic."
23. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
Votes: 112,841 | Gross: $101.22M
At the time it was released, it was the most expensive animated film ever made - and rightly-deserved too! Everything about it's Biblical scale is beautiful, and really stays true to the original material, based on historical accounts. IMO, the Jews deserve not be hated; they deserve more friends; their history is quite harsh & sad; they had enemies way before Hitler - they have been WAY too persecuted throughout history. Plus the soundtrack... AMAZING. Hans Zimmer really knows how to give you goosebumps. lol Sure this film won an Oscar for Best Song "When You Believe" (sung by Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey), but it also should have won Hans Zimmer an Oscar, because the music & songs themselves are PHENOMENALLY GORGEOUS! ^^ AND about time they release it to BLU-RAY!
24. The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993)
TV-G | 258 min | Biography, Drama, History
Matthew 15:1 - 28:20 - The year is about 62 A.D., and the aging apostle Matthew recalls the remarkable events he witnessed as a young man. As his story unfolds, the centuries melt away and ... See full summary »
Bruce Marchiano did a really great job - his new film the Encounter is also worth checking out too!
25. Rigoletto (1993 Video)
98 min | Family, Drama, Musical
Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a ... See full summary »
26. How to Steal a Million (1966)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries is assisted by a man.
The best Audrey Hepburn movie I've seen - plus, her on-screen chemistry between her and Peter O'Toole is totally believable! I just didn't get why she would often alongside men who were old enough to be her father, but their her "love interest". No way! Peter O'Toole all the way!
27. A Matter of Faith (2014)
PG | 89 min | Drama
A Christian girl goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When... See full summary »
Votes: 1,317 | Gross: $0.68M
All-round Christian director Mr. Christiano's new project! And quite a surprising & refreshing one too! I KNEW he still got it! I saw "Time Changer" long ago, and loved it! I hope the strength of his directing skills are as good or even better than his previous films! ;) I'm glad a film about the creation-evolution issue is being made, 'cause it IS important! For believers & non-believers! What you BELIEVE determines how you BEHAVE! I've seen TONS & TONS of seminars & debates done by either Dr. Kent Hovind or Ken Ham, but a MOVIE made about the issue, that just sounds AWESOME! Glad AnswersInGenesis has already fully endorsed this film & I believe it deserves more attention already before it's release.
28. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime
The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.
Votes: 36,121 | Gross: $27.93M
An amazing cartoon down a MILLION times better than it's prequel! If you enjoyed the story about an orphan girl, saved by two mice, and finding a diamond in a cave, etc., wait till you see THIS! It's got a soaring eagle in it!! Hands down, it's superior to its predecessor!
29. Facing the Giants (2006)
PG | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport
A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Votes: 15,182 | Gross: $10.18M
This movie changed so much & it gave so much, particularly in my life.
Shows & studies principles that not only just applies to football but to every day life!
MUCH better football film than "Jerry Maguire"
30. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)
Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography
A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.
Being a "prequel sequel" to the Prince of Egypt, this flick uses the same beautiful style animation from it's predecessor, and once truthfully tells the true account of Joseph, the one with the coat of many colors, and ends up being literally neglected by his brothers, and ends up in Egypt. I did not KNOW Ben Affleck, one of my favorite actors, voiced Joseph.
31. The Jungle Book (1994)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Romance
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.
Votes: 15,785 | Gross: $44.34M
Of course you have the Disney cartoon classic, but this is best drama film of the story I've ever seen. Jason Scott Lee was born to play the role (even though he's Hawaiian), and plus entire cast & the soundtrack is good too! Though, if you have a child who's under the age of 6 or 7, you may want to accompany them as adult, 'cause there are some scary moments in this.
32. McGee and Me! (1989–1992)
Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Family
This series is intended to help Christian children grow in The Lord. It is about a normal boy and his imaginary friend, McGee and how they use The Bible to make it through the pitfalls of growing up.
A GREAT Focus on the Family series! ^^
33. Time Changer (2002)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A Bible professor from 1890 comes forward in time to the present via a time machine and cannot believe the things that he sees!
Votes: 2,170 | Gross: $1.28M
A great film I was decently surprised by, even spiritually, a film which really seems to show how much our society has changed in view of God's Word - our choices can affect the future very much!
34. Noah (2014 Video)
30 min | Documentary, Short
In the time of Noah, people were going about their daily lives, not mindful of the impending destruction. Like them, are we ignoring warnings of God's coming judgment?
By the famous apologist Ray Comfort, it's appropriately released near after the "Noah" film. This answers many questions concerning Noah's Flood, the Ark, the Bible, Science, truth, reason, and logic. People admit God's Word makes sense!
35. Quo Vadis (1951)
Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor) becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia (Deborah Kerr) and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero (Sir Peter Ustinov).
Votes: 12,877 | Gross: $24.29M
Depiction of the true story of the martyrdom of Christians during the reign of Nero - Nero torched Rome & blamed the Christians, thus they were all sentenced to death. There's a story-arch involving a Roman soldier who falls in love with a Christian woman.
36. Hours (2013)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
My favorite non-"Fast and Furious" Paul Walker movie. :)
37. The Little Rascals (1994)
PG | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.
Votes: 41,160 | Gross: $51.76M
A great homage to the black and white "Our Gang" series (which I hadn't watched before this), but this 90s film brings a whole great cast of kids, and big Hollywood actors to the screen in a classic comedy in my book! The dialog is great, the relationships are great, the setup is great, and the climax is just great!
38. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design.
Votes: 11,745 | Gross: $7.69M
I LIKE this documentary so much, I can hardly understand why it's rated in the "3's", while Michael Moore's (a celebrity I hardly like or care about) gets "7s." This exposed so much truth and reality about the education system, and the immense bias and hostility the system has against those who simple suggest Intelligent Design is a legitimate pursuit in the field of Science. Plus, Ben Stein is Jewish, so it's all the more reason to like it. Throughout history, Jewish people have turned out to be incredible smart & intelligent people.
39. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Votes: 46,905 | Gross: $26.48M
40. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese), and Andrew (John Dye) are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.
41. A Woman Called Golda (1982 TV Movie)
191 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
A true story about one of Israel's early Prime Ministers, Golda Meir. And also Ingrid Bergman's last movie.
42. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Votes: 559,525 | Gross: $70.91M
Quite an underrated film here in Japan, where it apparently wasn't a big hit, sadly.... :-\
WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!
And by basic standards, it is a really overlooked romantic film (or chick flick as you'd like to call it.)
THIS would be a great movie to witness! Man, this is an underrated classic!
Seriously, it had a way more entertaining, engaging, original, inventive, creative, interesting, touching, & better romantic love story than James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’, or even most of these films!
I have YET to see a negative review for this masterpiece!
43. Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When the singing Veggies encounter some car trouble, they are stranded at an old rundown seafood joint, where nothing is quite as it seems.
Votes: 3,745 | Gross: $25.58M
The BEST VeggieTales movie yet! IMO Khalil, Jonah's "traveling buddy", is just too funny! xD
38 min | Documentary, Short