Every time you look up movie recommendations or talk to your friends the same picks seem to come up over and over again. That’s great, but sometimes you want something different – which is why I tracked down these underrated movies that you’ve probably never heard of.
Unheard of, yes, but definitely underrated. And totally worth checking out at your next movie night.
If this number rings a bell you might have heard of this film, but more likely know it from the Stephen King book it’s based on. Starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, 1408 is a psychological thriller about an author who’s investigating haunted locales.
While it did do well when it came out (including positive reviews), it was largely forgotten about and omitted from the cultural zeitgeist. Which makes it a great example of an amazing movie lots of folks haven’t heard of.
Hell or High Water
Another one that was critically acclaimed, Hell or High Water is about a divorced dad in Texas who’s trying to make a better life for his son. Struggling and about to lose the family ranch, he teams up with his ex-con brother to rob the bank that’s foreclosing on his land.
Fans of horror and westerns will appreciate the way those themes are blended in this smart and creepy cannibal movie. While underrated when it came out, it’s now a cult classic with a small but avid fan community.
“One of the best / most underrated horror movies of the last 25 years” one fan praised.
Definitely an underrated movie, Arlington Road is something that’s as poignant to watch today as it was when it came out in 1999. If you haven’t heard of it, this movie plays on the fears of the far right attacks of the time like Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing, etc.
You might not have heard of Alpha Dog but you’ve definitely heard of most, if not all, of the cast who stars in it. Don’t skip it because it stars Justin Timberlake; Alpha Dog is thrilling, even more so because it’s based on a true story.
Sometimes called one of the weirdest movies ever, The Cell has been described as “a work of art” by the people who love it. Be warned: it’s creepy and disturbing, even earning itself a nomination for best makeup at the Academy Awards.
This is probably one of Jason Batemen’s best roles and so many people haven’t heard of it! The Gift is a psychological thriller with plenty of twists – none of which I’m about to spoil here. Go watch it!
Identity pulls from Agatha Christie’s book And Then There Were None to tell the story of ten strangers who find themselves stranded in a Nevada motel. Then they start getting murdered.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is certainly up there when it comes to absolutely terrifying horror movies. “It’s one of those that you wish that you hadn’t seen so you could watch it for the first time.” one of its fans said.
So I guess if you haven’t seen it yet make sure you enjoy it!
I love The Postman but it feels like no one else has heard of this post-apocalyptic Kevin Costner film. Granted, a lot of critics saw this one as a failure, but in my opinion (and that of a lot of people online) it’s way underrated!
A fan said Wind River was “as good a Modern Western that’s been made.” It stars Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye in the Marvel movies) as a wildlife officer who finds the body of a young woman in an Indian reserve. He then acts as a guide to help the FBI investigate.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
I feel like everyone forgot this movie existed but it was a fantastic period piece about a murderer who’s obsessed with capturing the elusive scent of a young woman. How does he get it? You guessed it, murdering.
25 Movies on Netflix Actually Worth Watching
While new streaming services are constantly being launched, Netflix remains the most popular choice for viewers worldwide. Its depth of original programming has yet to be matched, and while TV series, documentaries, and standup comedy specials make up a large portion of the service, its feature film library continues to grow. Many Netflix films are now considered modern cinematic masterpieces.
In this list we will look at 25 of the most popular movies on Netflix and why subscribers should add them to their watch later list next time they fire up the app!
12 of the Most Annoying TV Show Characters of All Time, According to the Internet
There are plenty of characters on TV that just plain irk you, but a few are written so irritating that it actively detracts from the show. We tracked down some fan answers with what they thought the most annoying TV show characters of all time was and these were some of the most popular answers.
A few characters were written annoying on purpose but others seem to be the victim of bad writing or poor acting. Either way, they sure make some of these shows hard to watch!
13 Cancelled Netflix Shows That Are Still Worth a Watch
Netflix is notorious for canceling shows, but just because a show was canceled prematurely doesn’t mean it is not worth watching.
A discussion on the Internet recently highlighted which shows were cut short but still deserve to be watched “as-is.”
Here they are!
20 TV Shows That Were Canceled for Reasons That Still Baffle Us
People get seriously attached to TV shows. They invest time, emotions, and memes into them. And when a show gets canceled, it feels like a piece of their world is crumbling.
Social media explodes with rants, petitions, and hashtags. Fans might even stage elaborate campaigns to bring the show back from the dead- it’s a digital rebellion!
12 Movies Where the Bad Guys Won Instead of the Heroes
We all love to root for the villain every now and then! On that subject, we rounded up some of the best movies where the bad guys won instead of the heroes. I can’t believe how many great answers there were to this question from movie buffs!