UNDERRATED MOVIES

  1. Pumpkin
    This is my favorite movie. Please watch it so we can talk about it. Seriously, I've got such a soft spot for it in my heart, so please check it out.
  2. Elizabethtown
    This has slowly become my go-to movie to watch when I'm feeling sad. I know Kirsten Dunst is the supposed original "manic pixie dream girl," but I just don't agree. This movie actually makes me want to go to Kentucky, which in and of itself is an incredible accomplishment. And this is my favorite Orlando Bloom performance.
  3. Aloha
    Look, I get it. Emma Stone should never have been cast as anything other than a white character, and that is an unacceptable decision. But if you can get past that, it's really quite a sweet little movie. Emma, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, and even the usually intolerable Alec Baldwin are all great in it.
  4. Marie Antoinette
    Love this film. I'm not one for history, but I've always had a soft spot for Marie Antoinette. In my Women's History class in college, I did a paper on her and had to present it, and it was kind of a rant about how poorly history's treated her. I love the end of the movie where as they're being taken away from Versailles, Louis asks what she's doing, and MA says somberly, "Saying goodbye." She was just so young with so much thrust upon her. I could go on but am running out of characters
  5. Cloud Atlas
    I don't know why more people don't love this movie. Yeah, it's long, and yeah, I get that there are racial issues, but it was all done to demonstrate the connections all these characters had across time. The various stories are deep and meaningful, and in the midst of all the tragedy and weird shit, it shows how strong people can really be. Shout outs to the characters of Louisa Rey, Robert Frobisher, and Sonmi 451.
  6. Fanboys
    I will defend this movie until my dying day. I don't know why it's been so panned because it's equal parts hilarious and moving. Yeah, some of the humor is stupid, but that doesn't mean it's not funny. The chemistry between the cast is great, and the ending is heartbreaking but also so appropriate for the story.
  7. ATM
    I almost didn't watch this because the premise sounded so dumb, but I was on an Alice Eve kick at the time, so I watched it. And I'm glad I did because it turned out to be a tense, suspenseful thriller.
  8. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
    I think the people who have watched this like it and appreciate it. The problem is that not enough people have seen it. And let's not ever forget "He punched the highlights out of her hair!"
  9. Triangle
    The description of this movie led me to believe it was about the Bermuda Triangle, but I don't know if that's true or was added after the fact because it's actually named after a ship called Triangle, and the BT isn't mentioned once I don't think. This features a great performance from Melissa George, plus a young Liam Hemsworth and some trippy time loops and stuff. Also the ending was chilling and stuck with me for days.
  10. The Air I Breathe
    I was surprised by how much I liked this movie because I hate Brendan Fraser (Fraiser? I don't know and don't care enough to Google it). But man, Sarah Michelle Gellar was incredible, definitely the MVP of this movie. I loved how all the stories and characters intertwined and how her character - who represented "sorrow" in the movie - ended up happy in the end.
  11. As Above, So Below
    A lot of people don't like found footage movies, and that's fine. But I love them, and I loved this one a lot. It was really tense and scary at times, had an interesting plot, and there are great performances too, especially from the lead, Perdita Weeks.
  12. The Box
    Not as good as Donnie Darko, but better than Southland Tales (which is also on this list). The music was great, the story was great at building this growing sense of dread and apprehension, and James Marsden and especially Cameron Diaz killed it. Also it had an emotional yet fitting ending.
  13. Devil
    For a movie about people stuck in an elevator, this was a great movie. It kept me on my toes, and the story is more compelling that it sounds.
  14. Drop Dead Gorgeous
    Oh my God, this movie is so funny. Everyone in it is hilarious - Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, Kirstie Alley, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Amy Adams, and Brittany Murphy (miss her).
  15. Gone
    I don't think a lot of people knew about this movie. It stars Amanda Seyfried and Sebastian Stan, so points there already, plus it's a very suspenseful thriller that keeps you guessing. You never quite know if you can trust Amanda's character's perception of things until the end.
  16. The Good Girl
    The problem with this was marketing. It was presented as a romantic comedy, when really at most it's a dramedy. Yeah, there are some funny parts and characters (like Zooey Deschanel and Mike White's), but what makes this movie so great is the story that unfolds when Jennifer Aniston's character meets Jake Gyllenhaal's. Jenn gives a great performance, arguably her best, and she proves she can excel in dramatic roles as well as comedic ones.
  17. In Their Skin
    I was thinking this movie was going to suck, but I was wrong. It was so suspenseful and kept me on edge the whole time. Plus Selma Blair was great in it.
  18. The Invasion
    So so so underrated. Like some of the other movies on this list, it grows more and more suspenseful as the story goes on. Also I'd watch Nicole Kidman in anything.
  19. Life As We Know It
    I don't think people gave this a chance because it starred Katherine Heigl, but I love her, plus Josh Duhamel and Melissa McCarthy (both of whom I also love) are in it. It's one of my go-to movies to watch when I'm sad.
  20. Vacancy
    I like horror movies, so I'm generally easy to please. But this one takes off pretty quickly and doesn't stop until the end.
  21. Walled In
    Look, I get it: Mischa Barton has made a lot of B-movies that on the surface seem like they'll be shit. But of all that I've seen, I've only not liked one, and this is the best. The story is very interesting, and I think Mischa is great in the lead role.
  22. Southland Tales
    The story is kind of confusing, but so was Donnie Darko the first dozen or so times I watched it. Eventually it starts to make some kind of sense, and there are a lot of interesting elements going on here. Plus it stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Dwayne Johnson.
  23. Welcome to Me
    People knock this because they don't like the way borderline personality disorder is portrayed. But Kristen Wiig's character has a severe case AND is off her meds, so it's going to be bad, yeah. As someone who actually has BPD, it didn't offend me. Kristen was great, and I like that she chooses such interesting projects.
  24. Young Adult
    I think people who saw this liked it, but not a lot of people saw it. Charlize Theron's character Mavis is hard to like, but that's the point, and truthfully she reminded me of me, for better or for worse.
  25. Pumpkin
    My favorite movie. Part of me thinks I might not totally understand the satire of it all, but even so, it's a great film.
  26. The Ruins
    Man, the first time I watched this it had me so on edge. There are some genuinely scary moments, such as when Jena Malone was lowered in to try and find the cell phone. Who knew plants could be so treacherous.
  27. Rumor Has It...
    Another Jennifer Aniston movie. I don't have much to say, just that I really like this one. Plus Fluffalo is in it.
  28. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
    This was really funny, plus I'm a sucker for zombie movies. I love the relationship between the three main guys too.
  29. Sorority Row
    I have a soft spot for Briana Evigan, and she was good in the lead role, as were Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, and Jamie Chung. I like slashers, so this was right up my alley. Also Carrie fucking Fisher is in it. The weak link is Audrina Partridge, an unnecessary cameo.
  30. Stay Alive
    This movie has a really intriguing plot, the video game they play is creepy as fuck, plus the characters are diverse and interesting as well. I mean, I knew I'd love Samaire Armstrong and Sophia Bush's (whose character is named October, which I think is cool) characters, but this movie even got me to like Frankie Muniz (well, his character at least). That's an accomplishment.