Do You Prefer To Share Underrated Movies?

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Hey you suggest movies to me all the time, and I'm almost always grateful for every suggestion.
Thanks You're the only person on MoFo who I routinely suggest films to watch. There's been a couple of other people, but usually if I think someone might like a film I just seen, it's you!



Thanks You're the only person on MoFo who I routinely suggest films to watch. There's been a couple of other people, but usually if I think someone might like a film I just seen, it's you!

@Citizen Rules, I have a fairly long watchlist of movies that either you've recommended to me, or I read your review and it sounded like I would like it.

@Gideon58, I have a similar watchlist of movies from your lists and reviews too.
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Yep. Some underrated films are surprisingly good compared to big budget blockbusters.



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I feel horror is very unrepresented on here, so I usually review horror, as well as action and comedy movies.
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I feel horror is very unrepresented on here, so I usually review horror, as well as action and comedy movies.


Us Corrie folks love horror! Glad to see another horror fan here.



I agree this applies to horror more than perhaps some other genres, but also, ‘underrated’ is not a clear-cut term. I do tend to recommend soft or low-budget sci-fi that I’m quite sure no one has seen, but it tends to be reasonably well reviewed. As for the legitimately ‘underrated’ films I could recommend, there aren’t too many, and my fancy for them probably stems from childhood nostalgia. Would be something like Deceiver (1997) with Tim Roth. My point being, I don’t think ‘underrated’ has to be synonymous with ‘unknown’, though occasionally, it is.



I would agree with the original statement. But I would also add that there's an odd enjoyment and thrill in "discovering" a good/great film that few or no people talk about. It's like uncovering a treasure, and I think that translates in how we want others to experience the same.
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I would add that this is more prevalent in a movie forum because you assume most have seen "The Godfather", etc.. I also think people like introducing a crowd to a great movie they haven't seen - like discovering gold.



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"Under-rated" is a subjective term, but I do often like movies that are not rated well by what I consider to be mainstream reviewers. That's especially true with horror movies, which are the bane of lots of mainstreamers. On a five-popcorn scale, generally a horror movie gets one less just because it's a horror movie. I don't get that because other genre movies (police procedurals, espionage procedurals, action movies, etc) are just as stereotypic as horror movies and watching Tom Cruise climb a wall suspended from piano wire is no more believable than zombies, etc.