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Movie Lists

100 Most Underrated Movies
(1984-Present)

Movie Movies Films
Criteria: - These Underrated movies recieved either little or great critical acclaim but were generally overlooked by the public for reasons such as little or no Oscar wins at the Acedemy Awards, another blockbuster released at the same time, or lack of promotion, yet deserved more credit than they recieved for overall cinematic quality.

Newly added names are in Red
Edited By: Oyinlade I
Last Updated: 01-30-07
100 Most Underrated Movies (1984-Present)
  1. Miller's Crossing - (1991, Joel Coen) (Gabriel, John Tuturro)
  2. The Thin Red Line - (1998, Terence Malick) (Sean Penn, John Cusack)
  3. Quiz Show - (1994, Robert Redford) (Ralph Fiennes, John Tuturro)
  4. Road To Perdition - (2002, Sam Mendes) (Tom Hanks, Paul Newman)
  5. Casino - (1995, Martin Scorsese) (Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci)
  6. Malcolm X - (1992, Spike Lee) (Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett)
  7. Clean Shaven - (1994, Lodge Kerrigan) (Peter Greene, Megan Owen)
  8. Ghost Dog - (1999, Jim Jarmusch) (Forest Whitaker, John Tormey)
  9. Fresh - (1994, Boaz Yakin) (Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Nelson)
10. Bringing Out The Dead - (1999, Martin Scorsese) (Nicholas Cage, John Goodman)
11. Big Night - (1996, Stanley Tucci) (Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Tony Shalhoub)
12. Man On The Moon - (2002, Milos Forman) (Jim Carrey, Gerry Becker)
13. Downfall - (2004, Oliver Hirschbiegel) (Bruno Ganz, Alexandria Maria Lara)
14. 25th Hour - (2002, Spike Lee) (Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson)
15. Ronin - (1998, John Frankenheimer) (Robert De Niro, Jean Reno)
16. Blow - (2001, Ted Demme) (Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta)
17. Boiler Room - (2000, Ben Younger) (Giovanni Ribisi, Nia Long)
18. In The Company Of Men - (1997, Neil Labute) (Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy)
19. The Sweet Hereafter - (1998, Atom Egoyan) (Ian Holm, Sarah Polley)
20. Kundun - (1997, Martin Scorsese) (Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Tencho Gyalpo)
21. The Limey - (1999, Steven Soderbergh) (Terence Stamp, Luis Guzman)
22. The Glass Shield - (1994, Charles Burnett) (Michael Boatman, Ice Cube, Lori Pett)
23. Munich - (2005, Steven Spielberg) (Eric Bana, Daniel Craig)
24. True Romance - (1993, Tony Scott) (Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Val Kilmer)
25. Requiem For A Dream - (2000, Darren Aronofsky) (Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans)
26. Strange Days - (1995, Kathryn Bigelow) (Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis )
27. Go - (1999, Doug Liman) (Katie Holmes, Jay Mohr, Sarah Polley)
28. Any Given Sunday - (1999, Oliver Stone) (Al Pacino, LL Cool J)
29. Leaving Las Vegas - (1995, Mike Figgis) (Nicholas Cage Elizabeth Shue)
30. Eyes Wide Shut - (1999, Stanley Kubrick) (Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman)
31. Men Of Honor - (1999, George Tillman Jr.) (Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr)
32. A Soldier's Story - (1984, Norman Jewison) (Howard Rollins, Denzel Washington)
33. The Insider - (1999, Michael Mann) (Al Pacino, Russell Crowe)
34. Empire Of The Sun - (1987, Steven Spielberg) (Christian Bale, John Malkovich)
35. Carlito's Way - (1993, Brian De Palma) (Al Pacino, Sean Penn)
36. Chasing Amy - (1997, Kevin Smith) (Ben Affleck, Jason Lee)
37. Heat - (1995, Michael Mann) (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro)
38. Boondocks Saints - (1999, Troy Duffy) (Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery)
39. A Bronx Tale - (1993, Robert De Niro) (Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri)
40. Syriana - (2005, Stephen Gaghan) (George Clooney, Matt Damon)
41. Clockers - (1995, Spike Lee) (Mekhi Phifer, Harvey Keitel)
42. Donnie Brasco - (1997, Mike Newell) (Johnny Depp, Al Pacino)
43. Devil In a Blue Dress - (1995, Carl Franklin) (Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore)
44. Safe - (1995, Todd Haynes) (Julianne Moore, Peter Friedman)
45. 11:14 - (2003, Greg Marcks) (Henry Thomas, Blake Heron, Hilary Swank)
46. American Psycho - (2000, Mary Harron) (Christian Bale, Justin Theroux)
47. He Got Game - (1998, Spike Lee) (Denzel Washington, Ray Allen)
48. Zathura - (2005, Jon Favreau) (Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo)
49. Cop Land - (1997, James Mangold) (Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta)
50. Enemy Of The State - (1998, Tony Scott) (Will Smith, Gene Hackman)
51. Equilibrium - (2002, Kurt Wimmer) (Christian Bale, Taye Diggs)
52. Nixon - (1995, Oliver Stone) (Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen)
53. Antz - (1998, Eric Darnell & Tim Johnson) (Woody Allen, Dan Aykroyd)
54. Bottle Rocket - (1994, Wes Anderson) (Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson)
55. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire - (2005, Mike Newell) (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint)
56. Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas - (1998, Terry Gilliam) (Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro)
57. The Color Purple - (1985, Steven Spielberg) (Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey)
58. Summer Of Sam - (1999, Spike Lee) (John Leguizamo, Jennifer Esposito, Adrian Brody)
59. Dark Blue - (2002, Ron Shelton) (Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman)
60. Ninth Gate - (1999, Roman Polanski) (Johnny Depp, Lena Olin)
61. Rushmore - (1998, Wes Anderson) (Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman)
62. Menace II Society - (1992, The Hughes Brothers) (Tyrin Turner, LArenz Tate)
63. Spartan - (2004, David Memet) (Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, Tia Texada)
64. Vanilla Sky - (2001, Cameron Crowe) (Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz)
65. Lost Highway - (1997, David Lynch) (Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette)
66. Independence Day - (1996, Roland Emmerich) (Bill Pullman, Will Smith)
67. The Last Of The Mohicans - (1992, Michael Mann) (Daniel Day Lewis, Russell Means)
68. Dead Again - (1991, Kenneth Branagh) (Kenneth Branagh, Andy Garcia)
69. Hard Eight - (1996, Paul Thomas Anderson) (Phillip Baker Hall, Samuel L. Jackson)
70. Darkman - (1990, Sam Raimi) (Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand)
71. Garden State - (2004, Zach Braff) (Zach Braff, Kenneth Graymez)
72. The Game - (1998, David Fincher) (Michael Douglas, Sean Penn)
73. Dead Man - (1995, Jim Jarmusch) (Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer)
74. Happiness - (1998, Todd Solondz) (Jon Lovitz, Phillp Seymour Hoffman)
75. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - (2005, Shane Black) (Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr)
76. Very Bad Things - (1998, Pater Berg) (Jon Favreau, Cameron Diaz)
77. Cemetary Man - (1994, Michele Soavi) (Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi)
78. The Straight Story - (1999, David Lynch) (Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz)
79. Gridlock'd - (1996, Vondie Curtis Hall) (Tim Roth, Tupac Shakur)
80. Deep Cover - (1992, Bill Duke) (Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldbum)
81. Slam - (1998, Marc Levin) (Saul Williams, Sonja John, Bonz Malone)
82. Pitch Black - (2000, David Twohy) (Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser)
83. Tin Cup - (1996, Ron Shelton) (Kevin Costner, Rene Russo)
84. Crash - (1996, David Cronenberg) (Holly Hunter, James Spader)
85. Boomerang - (1992, Reginald Hudlin) (Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry)
86. Bulworth - (1998, Warren Beatty) (Warren Beatty, Halle Berry)
87. Besieged - (1998, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Thandie Newton, David Thewlis)
88. Amistad - (1997, Steven Spielberg) (Anthony Hopkins, Matthew McCounaghey)
89. Babe: Pig In The City - (1998, George Miller) (James Cromwell, Mary Stein)
90. The Birth - (2004, Jonathan Glazer) (Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright)
91. Before Sunrise - (1995, Richard Linklater) (Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy)
92. Jacob's Ladder - (1990, Adrian Lyne) (Tim Robbins, Danny Aiello)
93. Hook - (1991, Steven Spielberg) (Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman)
94. Higher Learning - (1995, John Singleton) (Omar Epps, Michael Rappaport, Ice Cube)
95. Chaplin - (1992, Richard Attenborough) (Robert Downey Jr, Paul Rhys)
96. Naked - (1993, Mike Leigh) (David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp)
97. Bang Bang You're Dead (TV) - (2002, Guy Ferland) (Thomas Cavanagh, Ben Foster)
98. Dead Presidents - (1995, The Hughes Brothers) (Larenz Tate, Chris Tucker)
99. Barbershop 2: Back In Business - (2002, Kevin Sullivan) (Ice Cube, Cedric The Entertainer)
100. Above The Rim - (1994, Jeff Pollack) (Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur)
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Miller's Crossing

The Thin Red Line

Quiz Show

Road To Perdition

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Malcolm X




Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.


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