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Underrated films or films that surprised you.

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The Color Purple

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The Island

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Moonrise Kingdom

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Just saw Beasts of the Southern Wild last week. Amazing film.

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I need to rent idiocracy. I don't like catching movies midstream for the first time.

It's amazing how relevant that movie is now. Ahead of its time, almost scary.

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Hell yes to Moonrise Kingdom. Loved it.

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What's ironic is Moonrise Kingdom is Wes Andersons most commercially succesful film. I love all his films.

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One of my fav topics is underrated fill in the blank.

So OP. What do you define as underrated and I will share my films that fit.

Underrated are movies that don't get the credit or exposure they deserve by either common knowledge or IMDB ranking/rating. Films that surprise are movies you go in not expecting too much and come out saying "god damn I'm glad I finally saw it."

Underrated

The Ninth Gate - People forget it's a Polanksi film and the story and atmosphere are incredible. Great score and Johnny Depp is perfect for the role of a unscrupulous obsessive douche.

Girl Next Door - So much more than a comedy/romance. Dare I say best "teen/high school dork" film of my generation.

Films That Surprised

Eastern Promises - All star cast but I had heard from multiple people they thought the story was trying to do to much for what it was. I thought it was perfect and the twist was great. Solid acting all around and great score. Vincent Cassell shines as the "let down mafia son".

In Bruges - Now on to what is now in my top 5 movies of all time. I heard this movie didn't know what it wanted to be. Thriller/Comedy/Romance/Drama etc. Some said it was a Tarantino wannabe. While it may have possessed all of these attributes it delivered them flawlessly. The dark humor was so fitting and the city Bruges became a character itself. The score was fuging magnificent and I listen to clips of it on Youtube. Also I've never been a big Colin Ferrell fan so I wasn't expecting much but he was perfect as was Gleeson and Fiennes. Dialog was top notch and I really became lost in the movie. 10/10. Sometimes some critics and people can be very wrong. McDonagh was robbed of an Oscar or two and how is this movie only in the top 5000? Should be sitting proudly in the top 250 on IMDB.

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About what I thought.

Then file A simple plan in both categories.

I will compile my full list later tonight or in the am.

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The Big Green

The Fanglys

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl

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Beasts of the Southern Wild isn't underrated though. Considering how small it was originally, it really blew up. And it got the critical success it deserved.

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The 9th Gate was underrated - the direction was fantastic. Great story too, but some of the acting was a bit weak.

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The 9th Gate was underrated - the direction was fantastic. Great story too, but some of the acting was a bit weak.

The story, score and atmosphere was what made that movie.

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