Have you ever felt forced to like a movie because you were told it was so great? Many believe that their opinion on a movie needs to match someone else’s when in reality your opinion on a movie is only true to yourself. I have constructed a list of movies in my opinion that is great but underrated and not talked about enough. Movies typically come with a score after their debut screening, giving movie critics and audiences opportunities to control how well this movie is perceived. After reading this article I hope you as a reader will be able to craft your own opinion on movies in general. Along with considering movies you may possibly think are underrated and not talked about enough.
- Lol–2012 Comedy Drama
This movie was dropped at the height of the 2010s, starring a famous prominent star named Miley Cyrus. But even with a prime star at the time, this movie still flopped. With a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes rating meter, critics found this movie, not “fresh” with more than 60% of critic reviews being negative. Surprisingly the audience seemed to enjoy this movie more with a 51% of audience score, meaning at least 60% of audience reviews were positive, possibly from the nostalgia of a child actor playing a more mature role, or this movie was actually found enjoyable all around. Personally, I would have rated this movie at least 75%, I found it more enjoyable with a relevant actress of our time at the moment. Other people around my age demographic would enjoy this movie along with the context involving the teenage experience as well as.
- Love & Basketball–2000 Romance
This movie introduces the blossoming relationship between two polar opposites with one come interest, basketball. Starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps in a back-and-forth action of if they really love each other more than the sport of basketball itself. Receiving a “certified fresh” from Rotten Tomatoes with an 85% critic score along with a 90% audience score. Clearly, a very well-acclaimed movie that moved a lot of people. As an audience watcher specifically a female and a person of color I found this movie very emotionally inducing. As a woman of color who has also participated in sports, this movie definitely impacted my visual outlook on life after. I understand that the movie critics don’t consider this movie as “underrated” but to me, it tends to be within the people of color community, especially because this is a movie that was deemed to appeal to the people of color and athletic community.
- Fantastic Mr. Fox–2009 Family, Comedy
This movie is different from the previous films I’ve mentioned. First off it is an animated movie, which is partially difficult to make whether it is two-dimensional or stop motion. This movie was acclaimed well by critics with 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is kind of shocking for this kind of movie. It could possibly be because of its star-studded cast including George Clooney, Bill Murray, and Meryl Streep. With an 85% audience score, it clearly appeared well to the audience who attended. I feel that this movie is perfectly rated, it meets the childhood nostalgic feeling by being animated, but also caters to the adult audience that may be watching this movie themselves or with their children.
- Cry-Baby–1990 Musical, Comedy
This is a musical starring the well-known actor Johnny Depp. This movie written and directed by John Waters opened a pandora’s box of comedy through a reimagined depiction of the 1950s. With a critics review of 74% on Rotten Tomatoes, it did well but was not exclaimed as “certified fresh” but it also was perceived well by the audience with a 77% audience score. Many tend to have enjoyed it with the appearance of Johnny Deep, but also to see the creative work of John Waters who is a well-developed director. This movie deserves at least 80%, from the authentic songs, the characters’ style, and the hilarious over-dramatic acting alone.
- Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me–-1999 Comedy
The second edition of this movie trilogy is one of the best movies out of the three in my opinion. Starring Mike Myers as a 1960s British Spy in the modern 90s world. It received 52% on Rotten Tomatoes which critics may have found the nonstop slapstick humor, and sarcasm as unfunny and redundant. An audience score of 71% means the audience could have found this sequel more entertaining and joyful than the critics did. This movie deserves a 90% when it comes to me. It is a sequel that suppresses the first one and outshines the third movie. From the costumes, the soundtrack, and the outrageous hilarious characters it is very funny.
These movie critics and audiences are so quick to judge and rate a movie, without even giving the movie a proper chance. So I hope you as an audience reading this are willing to give any movie a chance, along with not letting someone else’s opinion on a movie rule your opinion on how you thought the movie was.