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Despite its very long runtime (3 hours and 44 minutes), there isn't a dull or boring moment. It's one of the very few movies where I like to stand up and applaud.
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Avatar (2009)
Many people hate it as much as others like it. So yes, it counts. Yeah, the plot is similar to Dances with Wolves (It's been a very long time since I last watched it, but I remember it for being okay) and Pocahontas (that movie was weak). But this movie is more about the experience than storytelling. I hate to sound biased, but I'm even looking foward to see what James Cameron has in store for the sequels and even a themed land at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom. And I even enjoyed it more than The Hurt Locker. There, I said it.
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People who added this item 2602 Average listal rating (1767 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
If you haven't seen this film, don't be turned off by its higher-than-it-should-be ratings at IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes; it's better than it sounds. I'm pretty sure video game fans will like this. Go watch this movie if you haven't already. Trust me, you won't regret it.
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People who added this item 1257 Average listal rating (854 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
I knew I was going to be into this movie, but I didn't think I would like it that much. Arnold Schwarzenegger definitely didn't deserve a Razzie nomination for his performance. The costumes, the sets, and the props are nice. But what really makes the movie are the parts where the scenery and visuals tell the story rather than the dialogue and great and epic music score by Basil Poledouris, who also composed Robocop (1987) and The Hunt for Red October. And I really like the movie's first couple of minutes.
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People who added this item 1549 Average listal rating (989 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Dark City (1998)
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Snowpiercer (2013)
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Enchanted (2007)
The musical numbers are catchy. And Amy Adams is just charming. It's also one of those movies that puts me in a good mood.
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People who added this item 594 Average listal rating (386 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Mission (1986)
This film has one of the best cinematic film scores I've heard. And it's written by the legendary Ennio Morricone, who really should have won an Oscar for it.
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Malcolm X (1992)
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People who added this item 556 Average listal rating (341 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
*sigh* Another film that IMDb disagrees with Rotten Tomatoes. Anyways, I thought the film was a fascinating experience. Scarlett Johansson, one of my favorite beautiful actresses, is sexy and her performance is spellbinding. The music is pretty haunting. And the editing, visuals, the atmosphere, and cinematography are excellent. There's even little dialogue, which does make the film a bit slow-paced. But it's what makes the film work.

As for the people who don't like this movie, I honestly don't know where are they coming from. Some even say the film is laughable. What?! What's so laughable about it? What are they seeing that I'm not seeing?
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People who added this item 3073 Average listal rating (1819 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
I can understand why some people wouldn't like this movie. But I've become of those people that likes it, and thinks it deserves more recognition. Plus, it has already grown on me after a few days of watching it.

I like Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro's performances, the creatively uncomfortable atmosphere, and I love the soundtrack. Just how can you go wrong with The Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane in the same movie?
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Spaceballs (1987)
A 54% at Rotten Tomatoes? Are you nuts? If that movie had something like an 83% or higher, that would have been more accurate and acceptable.

Anyways, this movie is hilarious and a great spoof of Star Wars. It's better and enjoyable than the ratings make it out to be. It's really worth checking out if you haven't seen it.
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It Follows (2014)
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I seriously don't get the hate for this film. That is one of the reasons why I don't always rely on everything that IMDb says (sometimes Rotten Tomatoes, too). And this is one of the few films where I agree with the critics over film buffs and casual film goers.

Anyways, it's one of those movies that makes me scared, laugh, and cry, for the price of one. I genuinely enjoy this film way more than any of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. I really hope he makes more movies like this in the near future. Nowadays, we get horror films that mostly range from okay to terrible. God help us all.
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Don't Breathe (2016)
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The Babadook (2014)
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I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I was hooked from the beginning to the end. It's creepy, atmospheric, and doesn't rely on jump scares or blood and gore. What made the film scary is you never see who or what is the Blair Witch. It could be a person, a supernatural creature, or even an unidentified group of people or cult.

Although I can see some people being annoyed by Heather Donahue's screaming and shouting, and also the shaky camera. To me, I thought they were part of the haunting mood of this film.

What boggles my mind is this movie got a Razzie nomination for Worst Picture, and yet a far worse and more painful Baby Geniuses got completely snubbed by them. If you ask me, that's total blasphemy and inexcusable.

Anyways, whether you're going to like this film or not, it's still worth checking out. I think this would make a fun double feature with Cannibal Holocaust, another found footage movie.
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The Recobbled Cut, most obviously.

This film is a great example of executive meddling gone horribly wrong. Changing it from a supposed masterpiece by the great animator that brought you Who Framed Roger Rabbit? to a shameful Disney knockoff is such an inexcusable disgrace.

It definitely deserves a proper restoration treatment. Hopefully, it will in the future, as it's better late than never.
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Ratatouille (2007)
This is film isn't that much talked about compared to the Toy Story movies, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Wall-E, Up, and Inside Out.
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Its rating at IMDb is a bit too low. It's good because it stayed true to the spirit of Charles Schulz rather than modernize it for today's audience. This would go down as Blue Sky's best work to date.
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Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Nov 23 7:01
Ratatouille is far from underrated in my opinion. I don't think any of the Pixar films are underrated because they're all well-known and well-liked.
Nice to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Mission, Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Enchanted and (clears throat) THE IRON GIANT on this list!
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Nov 23 14:28
One of the reasons why I have Ratatouille on the list is because it's not that much talked about compared to the Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Wall-E, and Up. Plus, they're the ones that are widely considered Pixar's best, even more so than Ratatouille.
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Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Jun 23 8:46
Requiem For A Dream is in no way underrated.It is somewhat of an unknown,indie film. Your typical American viewer has not heard of it, and if they watched it, they would be like "HUH?" It an excellent Aronofsky film.. really quite brilliant.I own this film,but I suffer from acute clinical depression,and it so depressing that I can only watch it on a good day!Ratatouille is not underrated.If anything,maybe people get grossed out by the whole rat preparing food thing! :) Did not bother me a bit.I LOVED IT! THEN,lastly,The Thin Red Line is another one that the large majority of people have not heard of.It got lost in the plethera of war films. It was a beautiful film, but coming from the brilliant director Terrance Malick, it is no wonder. A really good film of his is called Badlands. Bye!
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Jul 1 13:43
Heat is never underrated to begin with. It has appeared on nearly everybody's favourite action crime drama's lists.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Nov 1 11:15
Avatar is overrated. That movie was so boring. Not to mention, a deliberate rip-off of "Ferngully."
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Nov 1 13:07
I am sorry to hear that. But saying that Avatar is a "deliberate rip-off" of Ferngully (and also Dances with Wolves and Pocahontas) is a bit too subjective if you ask me. Plus, I hardly find the nearly 3-hour film boring. IMO, Avatar is more about the experience than storytelling. And it's also more like mutual understanding vs. brute force than humans are bad, but nature is good.
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