Movies you may not have heard about but are worth the watch

by erwinpeeters | created - 07 Aug 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

This is a list of lesser known movies, movies that were not widely released or movies that went under the radar. So movies that are on this list can be indiemovies, non englishspkoken movies. I think everyone of these are worth the watch.

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1. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 25,607

2. Wildlike (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

After conditions in her new home become unbearable, a teenage girl runs away and befriends an older man preparing for a hike through the Alaskan wilderness.

Director: Frank Hall Green | Stars: Ella Purnell, Brian Geraghty, Diane Farr, Nolan Gerard Funk

Votes: 4,120

3. Who Am I (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr.

Votes: 42,279

4. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

78 Metascore

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

Votes: 25,892 | Gross: $0.51M

5. Before I Disappear (2014)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

47 Metascore

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley

Votes: 8,675 | Gross: $0.01M

6. John Doe: Vigilante (2014)

R | 93 min | Crime, Thriller

An ordinary man fights violence the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Hero or villain? Justice or vengeance? You decide.

Director: Kelly Dolen | Stars: Jamie Bamber, Lachy Hulme, Gary Abrahams, Sam Parsonson

Votes: 8,060

7. Daylight (2013)

114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Upon learning she has an autistic brother she is convinced is unjustly behind bars for a brutal murder, a lawyer sets out to prove her sibling's innocence - only to uncover even more life-changing secrets in the process.

Director: Diederik Van Rooijen | Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Monique van de Ven, Derek de Lint, Maartje van de Wetering

Votes: 3,593

8. Cyberbully (2015 TV Movie)

62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A British teenager is forced by a computer hacker to do his bidding. If she refuses, the hacker will leak compromising photos of her to the public.

Director: Ben Chanan | Stars: Maisie Williams, Ella Purnell, Wilson Haagens, Anthony Shuster

Votes: 6,575

9. Salting the Battlefield (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

This is a re-release of the original title Salting the Battlefield (2014).

Director: David Hare | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Shazad Latif, Felicity Jones, James McArdle

Votes: 3,227

10. Turks & Caicos (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Worricker is a retired spy living in the Caribbean. He realizes he is in trouble when four "businessmen" show up. They look like mob bosses, but one actually works for the CIA. He gets help from two former MI5 colleagues back in London.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy, Hansel Piper

Votes: 5,166

11. The Fourth Protocol (1987)

R | 119 min | Thriller

64 Metascore

John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 8,339 | Gross: $12.42M

12. Page Eight (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Sir Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening... See full summary »

Director: David Hare | Stars: Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Hughes, Michael Gambon

Votes: 13,597

13. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 15,700

14. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, John Henshaw, Anthony Flanagan

Votes: 10,977

15. The Dish (2000)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, History

74 Metascore

A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street

Votes: 14,639 | Gross: $2.25M

16. The Deliberate Stranger (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Mark Harmon, Frederic Forrest, George Grizzard, Ben Masters

Votes: 2,146

17. Boy Wonder (2010)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs.

Director: Michael Morrissey | Stars: Caleb Steinmeyer, Zulay Henao, Bill Sage, Daniel Stewart Sherman

Votes: 8,532

18. Admiral (2015)

TV-PG | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar, Barry Atsma, Lieke van Lexmond

Votes: 8,281

19. When the Bough Breaks (1994)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

On July 4th, in Houston, a teenager finds a human hand in the sewer. Captain Swaggert is investigating the discovery of seven hands, found over several years, each one precisely severed and... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Ally Walker, Martin Sheen, Ron Perlman, Tara Subkoff

Votes: 1,399

20. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 15,938 | Gross: $3.60M

21. In a Valley of Violence (2016)

R | 104 min | Action, Western

64 Metascore

A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone

Votes: 13,944 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Megan Leavey (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, War

66 Metascore

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 19,946 | Gross: $13.41M

23. Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

62 Metascore

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Thomas Jane, David O'Hara, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 7,889 | Gross: $0.02M

24. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

Death and violence anger a twelve-year-old drug courier, who sets his employers against each other.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 11,425 | Gross: $8.09M

25. Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

In April 1964, more than 20 years after the Nazis won World War II, an SS officer named Xavier March uncovers a plot to eliminate the attendees of the Wannsee Conference so that Germany can establish better relations with the US.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 5,256

26. To Catch a Killer (1992)

Unrated | 182 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Dennehy, Michael Riley, Margot Kidder, Meg Foster

Votes: 2,208

27. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A woman sees an assassin outside San Francisco killing yakuza men and later in Vancouver. She's been told that he leaves no witness. Will she be his next victim or...?

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 11,138

28. One False Move (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Michael Beach

Votes: 9,128 | Gross: $1.54M

29. Bad Day for the Cut (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.

Director: Chris Baugh | Stars: Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham

Votes: 4,405

30. Infinity Chamber (2016)

103 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape.

Director: Travis Milloy | Stars: Christopher Soren Kelly, Cassandra Clark, Cajardo Lindsey, Jesse D. Arrow

Votes: 6,856

31. Last of the Dogmen (1995)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Western

A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he ... See full summary »

Director: Tab Murphy | Stars: Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Reevis

Votes: 4,666 | Gross: $7.40M

32. Q & A (1990)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuses to help him in this gritty ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,916 | Gross: $11.21M

33. Cadence (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Jay Brazeau, Matt Clark

Votes: 5,042 | Gross: $2.07M

34. Hawking (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Biography, Drama

A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Martin | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins, Christian Rubeck

Votes: 5,404

35. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 7,636

36. Bat*21 (1988)

R | 105 min | Drama, War

58 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 7,491 | Gross: $3.97M

37. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War

During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

Votes: 7,753

38. Rush (1991)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two small-town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment.

Director: Lili Fini Zanuck | Stars: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Max Perlich

Votes: 7,460 | Gross: $7.24M

39. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

61 Metascore

A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 8,829 | Gross: $17.58M

40. The Assignment (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley, Claudia Ferri

Votes: 8,451 | Gross: $0.54M

41. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 9,274

42. Still Life (I) (2013)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

Director: Uberto Pasolini | Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 6,842

43. Duma (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

82 Metascore

An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Mary Makhatho

Votes: 7,446 | Gross: $0.86M

44. Restless (2012 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Director: Edward Hall | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon

Votes: 2,702

45. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 10,228 | Gross: $5.68M

46. The Frame (2014)

127 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy