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Most underrated movie ever?


Is this the most underrated movie of all time on IMDB? Meaning in terms of rating? I can't think of any other. If not Enemy, what movie is the most underrated movie on IMDB?

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It is. Unfortunately the inability of people to understand this film reflects its rating which deserves to be way higher.

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Exactly what you ^ said

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Ditto

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Sort of the opposite for me. Had I misunderstood, I might have believed this to be the story of a man with a doppelganger, who ends up taking the doppelganger's place. I would have preferred a story in that vein. I think the story that's actually being told, would have been more interesting from the wife's perspective.

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Not the most underrated ever, but absolutely one of the most underrated. I think the reason is people are just too shallow to comprehend or understand it... Masterpiece of a movie.

Other misunderstood or underrated movies i would say are these, in no particular order:

I Know You Know (2008, very underrated.)
Seeking a friend for the end of the world (2012)
Sucker Punch (2011, simply because it is misunderstood.)
Another Earth (2011)
Sunshine (2007)
Vanilla Sky (2001)


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I absolutely loved Another Earth and Seeking a Friend, good call

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Sucker Punch was so stupid. There is nothing to understand. Way too much going on in a poorly written script.

Come at the king, you best not miss.

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What do you of movies like strange days or manhunter

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I love both of those, and despite the critical mauling Strange Days took, anyone I've recommended it to over the years has really enjoyed... actually the farther removed from it's original release, the more people seem to have like it.

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Oh and talk about one of the most underrated movies ever "Big Fish" I mean seriously that just might be my favorite Tim Burton movie. Oh and one of the very few movies that has made me cry.

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It is good but not deserving of high ratings.
It is not intelligent nor does it have great acting.
(JG is good, but not great.)
It is complex and encourages analysis.
There's no resolution to the character arc.
And, in my opinion, most people have it wrong.
Memento is ten times better.
Similar films that should be higher:
Prestige, Solaris (2002), Butterfly Effect, The Jacket.
Great acting, intrigue, emotional.


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No resolution?!

The whole ending scene symbolises the character's resolution. A step toward it at least. Regardless, if having an arch is a necessary criterion, you must necessarily think Linklater a dunce of a filmmaker.

As regards Memento, I ironically can't even remember most of it. It's great, but forgettable.

Butterfly effect is certainly underrated in my opinion, but, I'm sorry, anyone who puts the '2002' remake of Solaris in that list, especially without even putting a little note about the superiority of Tarkovsky's '72 masterpiece, is doing a huge disservice to the cinephile community. That remake is like fluff. I don't remember anything of that film either. It didn't challenge me. It barely entertained me.

Of course, these are just my opinions.

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i really tried to watch the original solaris. three times. however i found it cold and unengaging. i found the remake gripping and moving. the performances were powerful and i have never forgotten that film.

there is a tiresome tendency of people who like a particularly critically acclaimed and complex film to imply that those who do not are shallow, or lack taste. no! art appreciation is a subjective experience; i personally do not think superiority and inferiority applies. surely all that really matters is the experience you take away?

i am not a member of the cinephile community. i don't know anything about the technical aspects of film making. if a film connects with me on an intellectual and emotional level then i am happy.

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Yes, right. And you can as well spent your whole life drinking beers watching football/soccer games on TV and be perfectly happy with taking this experience away. But this is not exactly the point that was discussed here.

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Maybe you should try pressing the "thread" option mate. Then you may realise that I was responding to a specific point in a particular comment. Really, what was the point in replying to me so sarcastically? My comments were not even directed at you.


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Then you may realise that I was responding to a specific point in a particular comment


No. You weren't. The two last paragraphs out of three of your comment were general assumptions about movies appreciation. So my answer was also a general comment about movies appreciation. OK, it was a bit sarcastic, you're right, but it was not specifically directed at you, sorry if you felt hurt.

What I just wanted to say is that movies like 'Enemy' (and intricate art works in general) need a deeper look and some brain effort compared to more simpler forms of cinematography. If one is not ready to make this effort, it's fine with me, no problem, but I just feel a bit sad because, quite often, this effort induces some 'reward', e.g. the pleasure of understanding other people's (the director, the writer) intention, the pleasure of having a new experience, the pleasure of being surprised, etc. If you don't do this effort, you may just miss something that may be worth not missing.

For instance, I have seen both versions of Solaris, and in contrast to you I think Tarkovsky's is far superior. So I can't help thinking you missed something. On the other hand, I agree that I may have missed a lot from the other version. This is why there are such forums, right?

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Not intelligent? It's like the most dense film out.
As for character arc, there's a point to it. The entire point of the movie is that he is trapped in this state of revisiting temptation. He breaks the pattern only to fall back into it again like an addiction. It's frickin genius.
The performances are great, especially Gyllenhaal's.

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I think The Place Beyond the Pines is much more underrated.

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Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

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You're right, such an amazing movie. But 7.3 isn't really underrated.

I Will Make You Hurt


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I think it is, considering you have much worse films rated much higher on here.

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Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

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Yes it is, even Waterworld 1995 is very underrated movie and tons of other movies...

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Yes! Just like Inherent Vice

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No.

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Definitely. One of the best thrillers of the past decade.

The ending is one of my top 10 favourites all time, for sure

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