Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Underrated films or films that surprised you.


  • Please log in to reply
68 replies to this topic

#16 Dpantherman

Dpantherman

    certified pee-on

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26,473 posts

Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

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.

#17 CarolinaNCSU

CarolinaNCSU

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,160 posts
  • LocationRaleigh

Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:17 PM

Hell yes to Moonrise Kingdom. Loved it.

#18 pstall

pstall

    Gazebo Effect

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,991 posts
  • LocationMontford

Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

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

#19 Dex

Dex

    Knight of Sunlight

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,691 posts
  • LocationConnecticut

Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:27 PM

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.

#20 pstall

pstall

    Gazebo Effect

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,991 posts
  • LocationMontford

Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

About what I thought.
Then file A simple plan in both categories.

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


#21 Herbert The Love Bug

Herbert The Love Bug

    Stripper Name: Bo Dangles

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,567 posts
  • Locationtied to your basement wall

Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

The Big Green
The Fanglys
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl

#22 Seal (SmittyIsOurSavior)

Seal (SmittyIsOurSavior)

    Jesus Shuttlesworth

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,822 posts
  • LocationSydney, Australia

Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

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.

#23 Sapper

Sapper

    Healthy Scratch

  • ALL-PRO
  • 2,981 posts
  • LocationCharlotte

Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

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

#24 Dex

Dex

    Knight of Sunlight

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,691 posts
  • LocationConnecticut

Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

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.

#25 scpanther22

scpanther22

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,188 posts

Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

Blood and Bone for the action/ martial art fans.

#26 SZ James (banned)

SZ James (banned)

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,930 posts
  • Locationfresh out the grave

Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:57 PM

White Dog

#27 TANTRIC-NINJA

TANTRIC-NINJA

    The holy ghost of Mr. Miyagi

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,072 posts
  • LocationColumbia, South Kacky

Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:59 PM

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Audition

Children Of Men

Looper

City of God

#28 SZ James (banned)

SZ James (banned)

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,930 posts
  • Locationfresh out the grave

Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

wait I have a better answer....... MONKEYBONE

4.5 on IMDB
20% on Rotten tomatoes

..and I LOVED IT

Posted Image
^incredible visuals^

#29 j2sgam

j2sgam

    cant beat the original...

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,052 posts
  • Locationtryin to figure it out...

Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:39 AM

Posted Image

#30 KendrickPanther

KendrickPanther

    SENIOR HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,213 posts

Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

Boondock Saints. Came out right after columbine I believe so it was either scrapped from theaters or released with no fanfare. I caught it on DVD in college.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Shop at Amazon Contact Us: info@carolinahuddle.com