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Most Underrated/Robbed Movies

As far as underrated, Spike Lee's X is number one on my list. This has to be one of the greatest films of all time as its depiction was superb.

In the robbed category I'd again go with X along with The Color Purple , and Requiem for a Dream as they all shouldve racked up at the Oscars.
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to all the movies mentioned above.
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i can't see fight club as underrated as everyone i know owns it and it has a major following. the others are good, though. i'd like to throw fear and loathing in there, but i am not sure about it's audience/reviews, however it is somethign i see as really good but not usually mentioned. love my cc
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Gattaca, most underrated flick in the recent years IMO.
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Fight Club
Seriously? Thats on my overrated list. It seems like the holiest movie in the world for all teens. (I hate the world, it sucks, im gonna complain and start fights and that will somehow make life better blah blah blah.)
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It's not underrated, but it's certainly unknown: Unman, Wittering And Zigo.
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American History X

How Ed Norton didn't win an oscar for that performance is beyond me.
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Re: Most Underrated/Robbed Movies

Originally posted by gmal2003
As far as underrated, Spike Lee's X is number one on my list. This has to be one of the greatest films of all time as its depiction was superb.

I definitely agree with you about X. But, more recently, I think his The 25th Hour definitely got shafted this year....
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Not quite sure what you mean by robbed. If you mean movies that didnít win irrespective of the competition, Iíd go with Chinatown, which was up against The Conversation, GFII, and Lenny.

If weíre considering the other nominees, then definitely Raging Bull; it lost to Ordinary People. Or maybe Apocalypse Now, which lost to Kramer v. Kramer. Ouch.

WRT Color Purple. Iím not much of a fan, though I am surprised it lost best picture. CP seems like just the kind of movie the academy loves to reward. I havenít seen Out Of Africa, but IMO Kiss of the Spider Woman and Prizzaís Honor are better films than CP.
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Most recently, We Were Soldiers, not one nomination. IMO this is the best picture of 2002. Mel Gibson should have gotten a nod.
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Frequencey with Dennis Quaid, came out a few months after sixth sense, I call it better.
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Definately underated is Jumanji

People crap all over this movie all the time. I love it! A lot of fun.
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What's X? Do you mean Malcolm X?
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Another vote for Fight Club. I know it's not the least bit unknown, but it was definitely robbed IMO.

I also agree that Gattaca is severlely underrated.

A.I. was underrated too IMO (I know many will disagree with me on that one).
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Seems like two seperate threads to me...

On the "underrated" side, I really enjoyed THE BOURNE IDENTITY. It was smart, stylish, well-acted and directed and it really kept your interest. Also on my "underrated" list would be films like THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE and TOMMY BOY, which were critically derided but are now cult favorites.

On the "robbed" side... how about Denzel's performance in THE HURRICANE? Sure the film played fast and loose with history, but his performance is so overwhleming that in any other year he would have been a shoo-in. For films, I'd point to two obvious candidates... LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. For LOTR to only get four "non-major" awards (out of total 13), and for SHAWSHANK to get seven nominations and not a single Oscar is a crying shame.
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Originally posted by greatjedi


I also agree that Gattaca is severlely underrated.
idea wise and artistic merit
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Requiem for a Dream, Traffic and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were all robbed of the Best Picture Oscar by Gladiator. Twenty years from now these movies will be revered as classics and outstanding cinematic achievements. Gladiator will be just another big dumb action movie on cable every weekend.
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L.A. Confidential. Any other year it would have won its nominated categories. Instead, it had to go up against Titanic.

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