"Annihilation" is a science fiction horror movie that turned out to be one of the best sci-fi flicks of the last decade, up there with "Arrival." Stars: | The cinematography is superlative as Oswald Morris shoots the film in monochromatic hues, making you feel parched from minute one. One of the all-time-great "procedurals," High and Low is a combination of immensely powerful psychodrama and exquisitely detailed police procedural - a movie that illuminates its world with a wholeness and complexity you rarely see in film. $35.74M. R Netflix's prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" manages to be just as funny 14 years later, as is the sequel series, "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. | — J. Olson, Cinemixtape. 106 min Action, Comedy, Crime. 19,604 Fifteen years after its release, this remains one of the best and cleverest comic-book adaptations ever made, and probably the most underrated … It's told from the hospital bed of a paralyzed stunt man to a little girl with a broken arm, whom he has steal morphine for him. Akira Kurosawa — Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, "There's nothing else like it out right now, and if you've got an inner Goth or English major, this will be right up your alley. David Thewlis, — Felicia Feaster, Charleston City Paper, "[A] movie that you might want to see for no other reason than because it exists. Producers opted instead to go the unrated route, and the movie had a limited release. Andrew Dominik directed this neo-noir in a low-key comic style that's alternately gritty and fancy. | | Directors: The Chaser is a superbly directed, thoroughly gripping and morally twisted crime thriller that's worth every minute of your time! All in all, a devastating and touching story, beautifully told by a filmmaker still at the top of his game. Hey Ram is a semi-fictional film based on the assassination of Mahatama Gandhi. But that's what makes it memorable. Luckily word of mouth still matters, and those who have seen this film know it's a gem in a box. But the real hero of the movie is Akira Kurosawa, who weaves together character study, social commentary and police procedure and combines what might have been a whole series of movies for another, lesser director. Go into it with that expectation, and you're in for a good time. | Gross: — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, "Insistently grotesque, relentlessly misanthropic and spectacularly tasteless, ''Death Becomes Her'' isn't a film designed to win the hearts of the mass moviegoing public. — Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress, "Some of the gags don't work, and yet I laughed at the Farrellys' audacity in trying them. Yutaka Sada, Yes, and more than a little. Crime, Drama, Thriller. The Big Sick (2017) Loosely based on the real-life courtship of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon, The Big Sick is an Academy Award-nominated rom-com that needs to be on your watch list. $118.50M. Biography, Crime, Drama. 15,237 What does ‘Underrated’ mean? Starring: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne, John Hurt, John Byner, "The characters, though cute and cuddly and sweet and mean and ugly and simply awful, don't really have much to do that would remain of interest to any but the youngest minds." Which is a shame, because "Annihilation" is a smart, dark and slow-paced horror movie that's much deeper than a mutated bear. Director: Author’s Note: This list is made up exclusively of American productions. It's visually amazing (the special effects still hold up) with a surreal story that includes a thought-controlling subterranean race of supernatural beings called the Strangers, who can manipulate the … Ewan McGregor, Toshirô Mifune, — Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews. Her scenes with Albert Finney crackle with chemistry and it's a joy to see this kind of male/female interaction where there is absolutely no hint of sexual attraction. Walter Matthau, Shot in ten long takes, the movies creates an elaborate illusion that there is no cutaway from the action, as if to indicate a quiet observer is present in the room for the whole duration of the story, resulting in perverse, provocative entertainment. | Gross: Darbo has a vision telling him he's meant to be a superhero. David Ayer Twenty years before the phrase ‘media-circus’ found its way into the lexicon, Billy Wilder envisaged a literal one.Over 60 years later, Ace in the Hole has lost none of its sharpness. "Crimson Peak" is a gothic horror/romance film with some of the most stunning visuals in the genre. Andy Serkis makes Kong's movements perfectly apelike, but there is just enough of an element of humanity to him. Rooney Mara, The story of James J. Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. But underneath the macho action premise, "The Grey" is a philosophical film about death, God and nature. "[It] unfortunately invites a lethal dose of skepticism toward its cutesy last-ditch matchmaking, obligatory road-trip plotting, and thinly funny jibes at the rest of humankind." Ron Howard's Cinderella Man skillfully delivers a primal, heart-pounding satisfaction as he directs this rousing saga with an admirable sense of restraint, which works to underscore the resilience of characters and allows the actors and the story enough time to breathe. R Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Paul Giamatti, Votes: Funny, stirring, exciting and full of visual splendor, it’s a masterpiece from animation studio Rankin-Bass. But A Bug's Life has one of the best casts of any Pixar film and there is something so fun and … Christopher Plummer, Mark Herman As he investigates her disappearance, grisly murders follow him, and all the victims bear the mark of a Satanic cult. 113 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport. Miss Lovely deserves to be on the top of the best-underrated film produced in Bollywood in recent times. "The Fall" is an exceptionally imaginative and visually stunning movie. — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, "Stiller delivers an enjoyable take on the modern man's existential crisis, aided greatly by stunning cinematography." Starring: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy, "The anvils of obviousness rain down so hard and fast in New Zealand-born/Australian-based director Andrew Dominik's meditation on low-rent crime and American decline, that it might as well be a Coyote-Road Runner cartoon." John Turturro, John Dall, Director: Jackson treats the story with the utmost veneration and makes you believe by caring so much, it's contagious! Forest Whittaker stars as Ghost Dog, a samurai hitman for the mob. Action, Drama, History. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. Akira Kurosawa Lembit Ulfsak, The sacred account of Mary and Joseph is told every year, but few do … They are judge, jury and executioner. Hitchcock is less concerned with the moral dilemmas of his characters and focuses entirely on the overall spectacle of how a perfect crime goes wrong. Unfortunately, most people haven't even heard of it. The trauma she suffers is almost tangible as it pours off the screen. — Emanuel Levy, Variety, "The pleasant surprise about 'Demolition Man' is that both the script, and Stallone, are funny; the film blends big-budget action and tongue-in-cheek humor in the way that 'Last Action Hero' tried, and failed, to do." Critics were quick to point out that in reality, wolves avoid humans, not hunt them, and there's not really such a thing as an alpha wolf. Movies. Russell Crowe, — Anton Bitel, Eye for Film. Ron Howard Biography, Drama, History. The other truckers flee, and Walton disappears for several days, then reappears buck naked at a gas station. You'll have to find the DVD, which is also out of print. Steven Soderbergh $9.03M. — Jim Slotek, Jam! Directed by:  Peter Farrelly, Bob Farrelly, Starring: Woody Harrelson, Vanessa Angel, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, "The combination of the overkill factor and a basic mean-spiritedness finally sinks it for me." Yes. A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. Director William A. Wellman has directed the picture with a realism that is as sharp and cold as a knife from a beautiful script. It didn't even hit home video until 1998. Mix camp and madcap humor with some Agatha Christie tropes and a twisted, tawdry take on a classic board game. 642,932 Give 'em a shot! Ask anyone — or at least anyone with decent taste— who has seen "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," and they'll gush about how great a movie it is. Kyôko Kagawa. Starring: Christian Bale, Taye Digs, Emily Watson, "Bale is too self-conscious an action hero, and although the script may have the virtue of transparent plagiarism, it teeters both dramatically and conceptually." Miller’s Crossing attempts to both sum up, and revivify, the gangster genre. Oaklee Pendergast, Votes: It also didn't help that the 3D print of the movie was prioritized over the 2D version, hurting its potential audience at theaters. PG-13 Featuring good indie movies and foreign films, this list of top 2018 overlooked movies includes Lean on Pete, Gemini, A Quiet Place, A Fantastic Woman, and Thoroughbreds. Anthony Quinn, Votes: Frankly, it’s kind of a landmine and internally, it’s known as the “give them enough rope” feature where some writer inevitably a) makes a terrible choice or b) deeply misunderstands the concept of underrated. Eastwood, at the peak of his artful powers, tightens the screws of suspense without ever forgetting where the heart of his film lies. Hey Ram (2000) Although SRK’s movie does big business it was not always the case. It's the most cynical, uncompromising work from Billy Wilder - a searing indictment that is clairvoyant in the manner in which it mirrors our fascination with cheap sensationalism and shallow journalistic practices. Can all-out war be averted? With feigned effortlessness, Rian Johnson manages to mess around with a pile of tired tropes and clichés, coming out in the end with something that feels entirely new and fresh. But it is Russell Crowe who steals the show with his towering performance. "Constantine" was panned by critics when it came out in 2005, but has since become more appreciated for the movie it is and not what the movie people were expecting. Things get darker when a hateful spirit starts killing people off one by one, and Fox goes to investigate. It would have been easy for him to have allowed Erin Brockovich to descend into manipulative melodrama, but he resists that path of least resistance, instead giving us a film that is smart, savvy, funny, and, at times, poignant. Looper is a wildly entertaining film that isn't content with science and cinematic tricks. | Still, the film is terribly confronting.You may get halfway through and wonder why it's getting so heavily recommended here. While doing so, he sure walks a tightrope, but with astounding buoyancy! Harry Andrews is devastating as the taut sergeant major that runs the camp and Ian Hendry is brilliantly sinister as the evil sergeant who precipitates the crisis. | Gross: The problem? | “I think if ‘Dredd’ was made 5 years later we would have a franchise. ... It’s a very uncomfortable drama, as you might expect, anchored by Bacon in the leading role in one of his very best performances. Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Micahel Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter, Ken Marino, "This is supposed to be funny? Stellan Skarsgård, Votes: | Also notable among the supporting cast is Miss Kahn, who in her utterly brilliant debut outing, just about walks off with the movie as O'Neal's impossibly square fiancée.If you miss the screwball classics of the early 30s, you owe it to yourself to watch this one. $0.14M. Do Dooni Chaar – 2010 Do Dooni Chaar is a Family comedy film, directed by Arinandam Chaudhari starring, Rishi Kapoor, and Neetu Singh. By Aaron Pruner Dec 10, 2020. 226,970 In 1972, director Peter Bogdanovich had the smarts and - let's face it - balls to attempt to make his own version of an old-school full-blown farce, resulting in the criminally entertaining What's Up, Doc?All through its 94 minute run-time, Peter Bogdanovich is busy paying homage to all his favorite flavors of humor, efficiently packing them into the brief runtime, hurtling from buffoonery and slapstick, to impersonations and word-play, and lets his leading lady have the one song to smooch up a romantic moment. How the Oscars only nominated the film for its performances (or did not grant Joaquin Phoenix the award for Best Actor) and the audiences ignored such a profound drama is a sin. The film takes place within five eras, from the mid-19th century to 2321. ... Best of all, the cast delivers rich performances, in particular Lee and Lansbury, that convey fully realized characters. That's "Clue," a box-office stinker that may be the only movie to have been distributed with three different endings. 187 min The animation is awesome (and a big reason why the budget swelled to $140 million), and the movie is just fun. Panned by critics and ignored by audiences when it was released a decade ago, "MacGruber" finally found appreciation on streaming. This is a movie based on the Bret Easton Ellison novel of the same name. ", Starring: Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini, "If there were something resembling genuine satire of human behavior beyond the simple pretexts for fancy special effects and relentless sadism, I might have found some of this funny." Stars: Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Viggo Mortensen, Crime, Drama, Mystery. David Brisbin, 112 min The Most Underrated, Overlooked, and Misunderstood Movies of the Decade Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista (This article is part of our Best … But if you did, you’d be cheating yourself out of seeing one of those rare brilliant dramas that feels so real you forget what you’re watching has been carefully edited, acted, written and researched.Director David Ayer is completely in his element bringing the gritty, unfiltered look at police work. 31,324 Partly based on a similar real-life murder. So it's kind of amazing how well the film works." It's silly fun that's totally self-aware. Reginaldo Leme, Hey Ram (2000) Although SRK’s movie does big business it was not always the case. The film stars the late Rutger Hauer, who travels into Scum Town on a boxcar. Starring: D.B. We still have another 80 years to go, but the 21st century has already given us so many overlooked gems. 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