33 Underrated Movies & Shows That Deserve More Respect

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There's so much entertainment coming at us right now, entire franchises can be gone from the zeitgeist before most people even know they existed. It's pretty much a guarantee that we've all missed out on great movies and shows, just because the internet winds didn't blow in their favor.

To remedy that situation, we asked readers to recommend great movies and shows that were tragically underrated and unappreciated at the time of their release. So we can all catch them on the flippity-flop.

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKEDc COM Front of the Class is a 2008 made-for-TV movie that never got much fanfare. But it's a film you should know about. The film, which is bas

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Entry by PollyDarton

Despite being panned HAMLET as a brainless comedy UUD is just plain funny. FST Steve Coogan stars as a washed-up actor turned to teaching high school

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Entry by TedStixon

The 2010 comedy-drama IT'S KIND OFA FUNNY STORY got mixed reviews. But it's an uplifting film that explores taboo subjects like mental health issues w

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Entry by TedStixon

Ang Lee's HULK was panned by audiences for its unconventional storytelling and for focusing too much on the pathos of Bruce Banner. But its unique vis

THE SECOND PREDATOR SEQUEL, FREDATORS IS A GREAT, UNDERRATED MOVIE. IT'S GOT AN AMAZING CAST AND THE KIND OF SLOW-BURN PLOT YOU WON'T FIND IN THE OTHE

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Gareetings from LLB Wonderfalls was a short-lived series about a cynical gift shop clerk who avoids engaging with the world. Her life changes when ina

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Entry by Kevin King

CRACKED COM THE FOUNTAIN Darren Aronofsky's critical and commercial flop is just as visually ambitious as 2001: A Space Odyssey, and includes one of H

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EveN though it was absolutely destroyed by the critics, everybody who likes the juvenile humor of Trey Parker needs to see ORGAZMO ZMO It follows Latt

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Entry by Kristina Yong

CRACKEDcO GROWN UPS is a funny and good-natured movie with just the right amount of crazy to give you a good laugh on a lazy day. The awesome chemistr

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Entry by TedStixon

Guillermo del Toro's MIMIC didn't really catch on with audiences in 1997. But it's worth seeing, as it is incredibly entertaining and is a clear stepp

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Entry by TedStixon

CRACKEDcO COM Eli Roth's HOSTEL has a poor reputation due to its excessive gore and shallow characters. However, it's actually surprisingly fun, and h

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

CRACKEDCON Pokemon: The First Movie does not get enough credit for its visual storytelling. It shows the difference between fighting for sport and unc

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Entry by TedStixon

CRACKED COM GREMLINS2 doesn't command the same respect as the classic original... but it should. It's a brilliant satire that pokes fun not only at it

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Entry by TedStixon

Director James Wan's DEAD SILENCE bombed in theaters and got mixed reviews. But this creepy ghost story is actually really effective and eerie, and ha

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Entry by TedStixon

BRIDE OF CHUCKY is usually dismissed by both horror fans and casual viewers alike. Which is a shame, because it's actually a brilliant, hilarious sati

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Entry by BenJFG25

Hello Ladies is overlooked due to Stephan Merchant being without his usual and more famous partner Ricky Gervais. Hello Ladies Yet, Hello Ladies provi

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Entry by TedStixon

CRACKED Sam Raimi's 1990 superhero flick DARKMAN has fallen into obscurity. But it's worth checking out. It has all of Raimi's trademarks, including t

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Entry by TedStixon

Director Luc Besson's HALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS earned mediocre reviews and flopped at the box office. But it's worth checking out.

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Most Sonic shows are either too bland to be memorable, or stray too far from the games to meaningfully count as Sonic. Sonic X, however, manages to ha

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Entry by TedStixon

CURSE OF CHUCKY was a direct-to-video sequel released with little promotion. And it's the best movie of the series. It's scarier than the bigger-budge

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Entry by fuzzydan

Only in production for one season, rHFHADVENTUESUF BBISCO JR. HOUNTY ado absolutely deserves rediscovery. Not only does it star Bruce Campbell in his

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Entry by BenJFG25

HOW TO BE SINGLE How To Be Single is an underrated rom-com that's funny and has surprising depth. It also avoids usual rom-com conventions by showing

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Entry by PookieJones

Sick Note is underrated, but it really shouldn't be. It has an AMAZING CAST and an ORIGINAL PREMISE. The twists are UNPREDICTABLE. And the DARK HUMOR

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

KRISTY This film about a college girl being hunted by a group of murderers came and went unnoticed, without even a score on Rotten Tomatoes. But it is

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED COM TENACIOUS D IN PICK OF DESTINY THE This Jack Black rock comedy is critically panned, but it deserves more love. It's a lovingly crafted tr

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Entry by TedStixon

The 2017 reboot of GHOST IN THE SHELL didn't stand a chance with audiences due to controversies behind the scenes. Which is a shame, because it's actu

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Entry by TedStixon

2004's DAREDEVIL Is widely accepted to be a fallure as an adaptation. But It's worth re-evaluating once you see the R-rated Director's Cut! With delet

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Hot Rod's only sin was getting released in 2007. HAVE YOU SEEN HOT ROD Not only does it star today's comedy mainstays, like Bill Hader, Danny McBride

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Entry by TedStixon

CRACKEDco The deliciously twisted 2008 cult musical REPO! WGEHETIC PR: L never got a theatrical release and earned mixed reviews. But it's worth check

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CRACKEDOON TANK GRL got a chilly reception, but really stands out as a fun, silly comic movie that was ahead of its time. Lori Petty, Ice- and Malcolm

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GAISVN CRACKED C was a great musical comedy series that poked fun at fairy tale and fantasy tropes. It only aired for two seasons but had great music,

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Entry by TedStixon

UPGRAE This genre bending revenge film didn't catch on with audiences despite getting rave reviews. But with its unique blend of action, horror and da