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What movie do you think is the most under-rated of all time?

Asked by Self_Consuming_Cannibal (4246 points ) February 9th, 2013

And why?

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Judi's avatar

I loved The Postman but it got awful reviews.

Pachy's avatar

It’s a good question, but I prefer not to label a movie under-rated, over-rated, best, worst, favorite or whatever. I either recommend it to my friends or I don’t. Whether I like or hate a movie or any shade between depends on whether I relate to it on various levels, and this is has to do with my age, cultural and personal taste, life experience and many other factors—and is rarely based upon what others think, especially so-called professional critics. I adore movies, and I rarely find something not to enjoy, be it script, acting, music, story, etc. There are, of course, movies that can be objectively considered unwatchable, but I can’t know that unless I watch it myself.

Did you guess this is one of my “soapboxes” ?

SamandMax's avatar

yeah I could see Fairy Washing Up Liquid written all over the side of it, lol

filmfann's avatar

Most of my friends don’t like 2001: A Space Odyssey. I think it is incredibly well though out, and very deep.

wildpotato's avatar

Throne of Blood. It is an adaptation of Macbeth, and one of Kurosawa’s best films.

jerv's avatar

Johnny Mnemonic.

The final cut was edited such that it strayed a bit from the William Gibson story that it was based on, but if you can overlook what was done in an attempt to make the gritty dystopian world of Cyberpunk into something that was marketable (akin to trying to make Afghanistan look like Disneyland) then you have a movie that is most definitely under-rated.

That, and any show/movie that allows Henry Rollins a speaking role is good no matter what people say about it.

ragingloli's avatar

Last Action Hero.

cutiepi92's avatar

animated film: Megamind.

None of my friends went to see it when it came out. Even I didn’t want to see it, but it happened to be on “On Demand” so I watched it one afternoon. It was one of the funniest animated films I’ve ever seen. Like it’s in my top three of all time.

ucme's avatar

Hell in the Pacific is a fine, fine movie, Marvin’s best…that’s right, even better than The Dirty Dozen.

AshLeigh's avatar

Don’t know anyone who has ever seen Tank Girl. :(

Blondesjon's avatar

Better Off Dead

2 weeks. 20 papers. 2 dollars.

filmfann's avatar

I have often seen the movie “The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen” on the lists of Worst Films of All Time. I really liked that movie. It was an ignorant studio that killed it.

wildpotato's avatar

I really enjoy the obscure Woody Allen overdub flick What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, but I suspect it’s only good if one is fairly stoned.

SamandMax's avatar

@filmfann Yeah man, that movie was the bomb when I was a kid. I bloody loved it. That and “Time Bandits”.

filmfann's avatar

@wildpotato ” I’d call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse”
I love that movie! There are two slightly different versions of it. Just great!

wildpotato's avatar

@filmfann There are? That’s wonderful; I know what I’m doing tonight. Thank you!

Brian1946's avatar

<———- Sideways, of course!

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

It has been a really long time since I’ve seen it though. I might need to try and find it so I can watch it again.

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