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10+ Movies That Are Criminally Underrated

In the digital age, we're very quick to be dismissive. Especially when it comes to movies and TV. These days, films get one shot: it's either a home run or a strikeout.

We're so trusting of review sites that we forego our own opinions entirely. Well, I say no more! So, in the spirit of second chances, here are 10+ movies that are criminally underrated.

*The King's Speech*.

For a film that took home the Oscar for Best Picture, it seems odd that a film like The King's Speech would receive so much backlash.


Fox Searchlight

Because of the theatrical constraints, Margaret never got the showing it deserved.

The only way to truly appreciate the film is to watch the uncut 3-hour-long version.

*The Edge*


The entire plot of The Edge can be extracted from the title.

The film is a story of survival; of what the human spirit is capable of accomplishing even in the face of certain death.

*Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice*.

I don't care what anyone says: Ben Affleck was the best Batman to ever wear the cowl.

Better than Bale and better than Keaton.


Film Presence

This ominous, dark, science fiction epic is a commentary on sexism, aging, and motherhood in modern society.

Packed with intelligent writing and powerful performances.

*Godzilla (2014)*.

The story of Godzilla has become legendary. The 2014 film had so much hype behind it, that it simply couldn't measure up.

Give it another chance, now that the dust has settled. You'll be pleasantly surprised.


Oscilloscope Laboratories

Bellflower isn't so much underrated as it is unknown.

It received an Independent Spirit Award nomination but still largely remains a cult film.


This might not be the best viewing option, given the current global climate surrounding.

But if you're feeling brave, Outbreak is the film for you.

*The Visit*.

Universal Pictures

I'd like to go ahead and also include literally every single other M. Night Shyamalan film, aside from The Sixth Sense.

He's an incredible director and The Visit is worth revisiting.

*The Book Of Eli*.

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Book of Eli is a post-apocalyptic thrill ride, intended as a commentary on organized religion.

The film presents faith as a weapon that can be used to either create and inspire or enslave and destroy.

*Knight Of Cups*

Broad Green Pictures

I hold firm in my belief that Christian Bale has never made a bad film.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, however, the masses tend to disagree.


Paramount Pictures

Hardball shone an ugly light on gang violence in its relation to youth culture.

It was a film that was focussed less on the sport of baseball and more on the lives of the young players.

*The Ghost And The Darkness*.

Paramount Home Video

I don't know why, but the '90s were just awash with animal horror films. Among the standouts is The Ghost and the Darkness.

The film was based on a true story, which makes it even more interesting.

*King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword*.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Critics felt that King Arthur: Legend of the Sword took too many creative liberties and didn't focus enough on the actual legend.

I say: it's Jax Teller swinging Excalibur. Nothing could be more perfect.

*Spring Breakers*.

A24 Films

Spring Breakers is like an onion: it's filled with layers that comprise the whole. It's violent, intelligent, and relevant.

Also, James Franco does one mean Riff Raff impersonation.