< GOOD, underrated movies that you should see. Right NOW! A list by a REAL movie fan >

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1. Haunter (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 15,947

Wow, that was good. Really, really, really, really, REALLY good. Seriously, if you love ghost stories go watch 'Haunter' right now.

And I mean....NOW!

It's not a big-budget movie but it's still pretty damn effective. And quite underrated. So watch it.

2. Club Dread (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

45 Metascore

When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort--a hedonistic island paradise for swingers--it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence...or at least hide it.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Bill Paxton, Kevin Heffernan, Elena Lyons

Votes: 27,367 | Gross: $4.99M

Now that was a fun, fun, FUN movie. With a lot of twists and actually scary moments. Truly a brilliant horror-comedy. The cast is clearly having fun with the material and the locations are beautiful.

Go watch "CLUB DREAD".

And thank me later.

3. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Votes: 48,931 | Gross: $1.40M

Any person who dares to dismiss this AMAZING movie because it's about...ahem...'pedophilia' is a complete and utter imbecile. Why?

Well, watch carefully the first 10 minutes of the movie and pay attention to what Humbert is saying when his girlfriend dies. If you have a working brain you'll have the answer and maybe then you'll be able to appreciate this spectacular movie.

One of the best movies ever made.

4. Mad City (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 18,617 | Gross: $10.56M

5. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

Widowed Liz Garfield (Hope Davis) and her son Bobby (Anton Yelchin) change when mysterious stranger Ted Brautigan (Sir Anthony Hopkins) enters their lives.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem

Votes: 34,865 | Gross: $24.19M

6. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 278,968 | Gross: $15.32M

What a charming little tale. Loved it!

7. The Edge (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 65,200 | Gross: $27.78M

8. Afternoon Delight (2013)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

Rachel tries to spice up her marriage with a trip to a strip club. She befriends McKenna who gave her a lapdance. She moves in with Rachel's family and becomes a nanny for the son.

Director: Jill Soloway | Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Link Ruiz, Cesar Garcia, Jane Lynch

Votes: 9,192 | Gross: $0.17M

9. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 49,041 | Gross: $61.92M

10. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 94,939 | Gross: $7.00M

11. The Circus (1928)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

90 Metascore

The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 24,162

12. Dobermann (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Dobermann is the world's most ruthless bank robber and with his gang rob bank after bank, now in Paris. What can the police do but to let the mad, morally bankrupt police commissioner loose on him?

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Antoine Basler

Votes: 16,216

13. The Siege (1998)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

53 Metascore

The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 66,155 | Gross: $40.98M

14. The Battle of Chernobyl (2006)

94 min | Documentary

Documentary of the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl.

Director: Thomas Johnson | Stars: Tim Birkett, Hans Blix, Mikhail Gorbachev, Oleg Mirochnikov

Votes: 1,264

15. The Corruptor (1999)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

With the aid from a New York City policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mark Wahlberg, Ric Young, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 16,965 | Gross: $15.16M

16. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

Votes: 90,073 | Gross: $75.98M

17. Payback (I) (1999)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

After a successful heist, Porter is left for dead. Once he recovers, he seeks vengeance and wants his share of the money.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 127,345 | Gross: $81.53M

18. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 59,880 | Gross: $21.38M

19. Circus (2000)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Conman Leo Garfield is in hot water after accepting a contract to murder businessman Julius Harvey's alleged wife, Gloria. Leo's wife Lily brings trouble too when her old flame Elmo pops up again, years after she abandoned him mid-heist.

Director: Rob Walker | Stars: John Hannah, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 2,122 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy

Votes: 117,207 | Gross: $40.57M

21. Breakdown (I) (1997)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey

Votes: 46,274 | Gross: $50.13M

22. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 95,986 | Gross: $37.02M

Hey, Christopher 'empty junk movies' Nolan!

Take a look at this. 'Sphere' is a movie that's actually intelligent and deep. Your dumb Batman flicks, all that Inception/Interstellar crap----it's all just a big tragedy.



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