Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Underrated Movies List

It occurred to me yesterday; most of my friends have never seen this list of movies I am about to post. I feel that if you all want to lead long, happy, successful lives, you must follow my lead and watch these movies. Now, I know none of you are as perfect as I am when it comes to finding the unheard of movies that will make your heartstrings tingle with jaw-dropping music, adept writing and dynamic dialogue. Don't forget the dubious amounts of psychological thrill rides. A brief explanation will follow and please, feel free to add because I am always looking for new movies. No order either, except the last few as I have strong feelings toward them.

Be Kind Rewind: Feel good story. Fantastic Score. What more could you ask for? Oh, its funny, too.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: I haven't met anyone who has seen this classic comedy. Steve Martin and Michael Caine: need I say more?

The Kingdom: This movie literally put me on the edge of my seat. I was on a date and completely ignored her the whole time. That's pretty normal though, now that I think about it.

3:10 to Yuma: I love this movie. I love the western feel and the story. Remake, sure, classic, probably not but you should still see it.

American Psycho: This movie is psychotic, but Bruce Wayne delivers in this.

Knights Tale: I know most people saw this after he died, but this movie makes me wanna fight dragons.

Equilibrium: Can't get away from Christian Bale and the "perfect society" that he learns is not so perfect.

28 Days Later: Scared the @*#$ out of me. The camera angles make it a completely different story. Danny Boyle knows what he is doing. And the score by John Murphy.....done!

25th Hour: Easily one of Edward Norton''s BEST roles...ever!

Sunshine: Danny Boyle + John Murphy + Cillian Murphy = one of the most epic movies I have ever seen. The score is beyond words. It really messes with your mind too. I absolutely love this movie. It is slowly creeping into my top 10 movies of all time.

Others: A Beautiful Mind, King Arthur, Stranger Than Fiction, Stir of Echoes, Starship Troopers, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Anything I miss?


  1. I have seen Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. For some reason, this was one of my favorite favorite movies in Jr. High and High School. I bet I've seen it 25 or 30 times. And yes, it's brilliant. You are actually the first person I'VE ever met that has seen the 25th hour. I think it is probably Edward Norton's best role ever. Alright, American History X was probably the best, but that's a movie I can only see once and I could watch the 25th hour again and again. Also loved Barry Pepper in that one. Oh, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but he's great in everything. Now I'm just blathering.

  2. Natalie, there is a reason we are family. Mostly because we are cool and see movies that are better than the rest. Plus, we're just bosses.