Lesser Known Great Films ⭐ ratedby kevin_51784 | created - 5 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
less than 100 000 votes at time of adding
list order is somewhat irrelevant - star rated are grouped
Another list created to collate some Hidden Gems originally on this list
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1. Sing Street (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Votes: 76,825 | Gross: $3.24M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ever wanted to start a band?
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.
Votes: 72,175 | Gross: $2.38M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ hauntingly beautiful story
3. Attack the Block (2011)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.
Votes: 94,943 | Gross: $1.02M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ great movie
4. Sexy Beast (2000)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.
Votes: 50,953 | Gross: $6.95M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ story of consequences of being a retired criminal
5. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Votes: 91,033 | Gross: $5.20M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ no child left behind - watch and enjoy
6. Four Lions (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Four incompetent British terrorists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.
Votes: 67,331 | Gross: $0.30M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rubber dinghy rapids bro
7. Blue Ruin (2013)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Votes: 60,313 | Gross: $0.26M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ indie movie that hit all the right notes for me
8. Swiss Army Man (2016)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
Votes: 94,868 | Gross: $4.21M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ hold on tight for a weird ride
9. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ...ever wished you just stayed in bed
10. Paddington 2 (2017)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Votes: 49,218 | Gross: $40.44M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ... out shines the 1st
11. Okja (2017)
TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ great performances from a stellar cast
12. Trollhunter (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Votes: 64,720 | Gross: $0.25M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ here be trolls (includes gorgeous landscape)
13. Anon (I) (2018)
TV-MA | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ much misunderstood... a story of an imagined dystopia and the people that then inhabit that world
14. Booksmart (2019)
R | 102 min | Comedy
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
Votes: 42,255 | Gross: $22.68M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ much fun - enjoy!
15. The Voices (2014)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ darkly comedic horror - great story line
16. Headhunters (2011)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.
Votes: 92,214 | Gross: $1.20M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ share and enjoy
17. Rocketman (I) (2019)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.
Votes: 73,973 | Gross: $96.37M
⭐⭐⭐ not a biopic - it is 'musical' art
18. Housebound (2014)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.
⭐⭐⭐ comedy - horror -mystery, least said the better
19. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of fifty thousand dollars first.
Votes: 60,473 | Gross: $42.04M
⭐⭐⭐ very 80's (not in a bad way) and much fun!
20. Defendor (2009)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as "Defendor", combs the city streets at night, in search of his archenemy, Captain Industry.
Votes: 34,495 | Gross: $0.04M
⭐⭐⭐ superhero movie - not!
21. Submarine (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.
Votes: 80,909 | Gross: $0.47M
⭐⭐⭐ teen movie for adults
22. Good Time (2017)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Votes: 56,858 | Gross: $2.03M
⭐⭐⭐ low budget - high octane
23. The Death of Stalin (2017)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.
Votes: 67,593 | Gross: $8.04M
⭐⭐⭐ (fun) historical movie with an exceptional cast
24. The Handmaiden (2016)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
Votes: 85,042 | Gross: $2.01M
⭐⭐⭐ great story - great setting
25. Mute (II) (2018)
TV-MA | 126 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A mute bartender goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.
⭐⭐⭐ NOT a bad movie - in fact the opposite
26. The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.
Votes: 84,176 | Gross: $6.86M
⭐⭐⭐ laugh out loud, shock movie, sorry :(
27. Timecrimes (2007)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Votes: 53,333 | Gross: $0.04M
⭐⭐⭐ wow - I am shocked - only 52,176 votes !!!
28. My Sassy Girl (2001)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.
⭐⭐⭐ romantic comedy, ew!!! (shh... enjoy)
29. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum.
⭐⭐⭐ everything you always wanted to know about time-travel but were too afraid to ask
30. Paddington (2014)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
Votes: 87,332 | Gross: $76.27M
⭐⭐⭐ ...happy :))
31. Confessions (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
⭐⭐⭐ a story told in words with visuals aids
32. Solaris (2002)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Votes: 76,138 | Gross: $14.97M
⭐⭐⭐ a remake yes - I enjoyed it (not seen original)
33. Horns (2013)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his forehead.
Votes: 71,665 | Gross: $0.16M
⭐⭐⭐ Radcliffe can now chose his movies... surreal story - enjoy
34. The Rover (2014)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama
10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.
Votes: 41,439 | Gross: $1.11M
⭐⭐⭐ dystopian genre... you will not guess the twists and turns
35. A Monster Calls (2016)
PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.
Votes: 72,882 | Gross: $3.73M
⭐⭐⭐ are we really scared of our dreams?
36. The Debt (I) (2010)
R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.
Votes: 61,813 | Gross: $31.18M
⭐⭐⭐ enjoyable thriller
37. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama
Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.
Votes: 60,567 | Gross: $3.11M
⭐⭐⭐ road trip movie :)
38. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Votes: 101,906 | Gross: $5.50M
⭐⭐⭐ the 'animation' adds a layer
39. Exam (2009)
Not Rated | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one seemingly simple question. However, it doesn't take long for confusion to ensue and tensions to unravel.
⭐⭐⭐ more than a job interview
40. Coherence (2013)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.
Votes: 92,848 | Gross: $0.07M
⭐⭐⭐ unusual premise - executed well
41. Paterson (2016)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Votes: 57,884 | Gross: $2.14M
⭐⭐⭐ I think I'll grow into this film :)
42. 20th Century Women (2016)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.
Votes: 33,790 | Gross: $5.66M
⭐⭐⭐ surprised me how much I enjoyed this movie