This list of underrated movies you should see could be clutch the next time you're ready to relax and watch a movie at home but don't know what to watch. There's nothing worse than craving a good movie and then scrolling through the list of new releases available only to be reminded that it's mostly garbage not worth spending your time watching, never mind paying for. As cliche' as it is, they just don't make 'em like they used to. So next time you're looking for a good movie, don't waste your time with a medicore new release. Instead, try one of these underrated films and you won't be disappointed!
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action/Adventure/Drama (7.7 IMDB rating)
If you appreciate a good story then you'll love the Count of Monte Cristo because this film has as good a story as any movie out there. The film is based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas that recounts the tale of a young sailor as he experiences the extremes of betrayal, perserverance and ultimately revenge. The story takes place in Italy, France and other parts of the Mediterranean during the early 19th century. The story intertwines some real history involving Napoleon's return to power after exile so it's interesting from a historical perspective as well. Bottom line, no matter what genre of movie you prefer, this is the type of story that you really get invested in from early on. The film stars James Caviezel and Guy Pearce.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Drama/Science-Fiction (6.9 IMDB rating)
Vanilla Sky is one of those movies that makes you think - for hours, and even days after you see the film. It's also the type of movie that makes you want to watch it again right after it ends. There aren't many movies that can stake that type of claim. The film's main character is a succesful and wealthy publisher who struggles to differentiate reality from dream after he's involved in a serious accident. The film stars Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz.
In Bruges (2008)
Dark Comedy (8.0 IMDB rating)
In Bruges is the tale of two hitmen who are forced to seclude themselves in the quaint town of Bruges, Belgium after a job gone wrong. The story of two hit men hiding out may sound rather boring and serious but it's anything but. If you're into dark and often sarcastic humor this is one of the funniest films you'll find. The acting by Colin Farrel and Brendan Gleeson is abolsutely top-notch. This film is unlike anything else you've seen before and that's what makes it so good.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Thriller/Drama (7.3 IMDB rating)
There are two things that make the Talented Mr. Ripley such a great film: originality and unpredictability. You won't find a story quite like this one you won't be able to predict what's going to happen next. The movie is set in the 1950s in New York in Italy and tells the story of how an innoccuous errand turns into an unthinkable con. The film stars Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwenyth Paltrow and Philip-Seymour Hoffman.
Rock n Rolla (2008)
Action/Crime/Thriller (7.3 IMDB rating)
Rock n Rolla is british crime movie written and directed by Guy Ritchie. He's the same guy who wrote and directed Snatch. British crime movies aren't everyone's cup of tea, but if you liked Snatch you're guaranteed to like Rock n Rolla. It's an equally entertaining movie without as much hype.