Three Underrated Movies
Name three underrated movies. I need help filling out the Netflix queue
Mine? These are off the top of my head.
This movie received bad reviews primarily because of poor special effects. But come on, people. There is a thing called the "plot." The movie's plot is different from anything that I have been exposed to and its uniqueness makes it hard to classify the film into any particular genre. And Robin Williams and the young Kirsten Dunst put together very fine acting performances that you don't want to miss.
This is a story about a mother and her children living through the confusing days of the civil war in Greece. Because of its ideological overtones, the movie got written off as an anti-Communist propaganda film. That is just too bad because it is about the beauty of a mother's love for her children which is deeply touching. On a personal note, I think I like it a lot because the mother in the film reminds me a lot of my own mother. The Cold War is over and so is the debate over Communism, so don't worry about exposing your mind to indoctrination (if there is any).
That poor guy. In the aftermath of his blockbuster success with the Sixth Sense, movie goers now walk into Night Shyamalan's films bracing for equally suspenseful and shocking endings. People should get a grip, do away with pre-conceived notions, and allow this young talented director to grow without pidgeonholing him.
What are your three? Please comment or better yet write a blog entry about them. Remember, they have to be underrated, which means they have to be either very obscure or disliked and written off by a lot of people and you find yourself in disagreement with them.