Maybe it’s just our bizarre fascination with all things underdog, but when a movie is popular and then there is that one dude who disagrees, it doesn’t have as strong of an effect as would it have vice versa—if a given movie is not that popular and there’s that one dude who loves and praises it.

Well, the voices of such people were heard in a recent AskReddit post by u/Starzz_1, who asked the lovely Reddit community what’s a movie they love that is unpopular or unknown by most people?

While the post itself got some modest love with nearly 3,000 upvotes, over 5,100 people voiced their opinions on movies that they think are awesome, despite not having done well in terms of popularity (for whatever reason, not necessarily because they weren’t all that good).

Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the best answers that you can find below. Vote and comment on the ones you love, and why not let us know some movies that you loved, despite their mediocre popularity. If anything, check out the list for some movie recommendations!

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#1

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

The Emperor's New Groove (2000) It's not unknown, but The Emperor's New Groove is a really slept on Disney movie. Still to this day is one of the funniest animated movies ever made, IMO.

plantayshun_610 , Walt Disney Pictures Report

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 months ago

Another bonder for my family...Patrick Warburton is one of the funniest Disney characters ever and his pairing with Eartha Kitt is why sometimes Disney gets it so right... 'Pull the lever CRONK!!!.... Wrong lever!!!'

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#2

Gattaca (1997)

Gattaca (1997) Gattaca. Hardly anyone I know has seen it. Ethan Hawke is superb and I love the film noir/sci fi style of the movie.

catdog_man , Columbia Pictures Report

A.M. Pierre
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a very well done movie - sci-fi that is rooted in plausibility so becomes uncomfortable as an actual possible future instead of just a fantastical imagined world.

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#3

Ladyhawke (1985)

Ladyhawke (1985) Since the director (Donner) passed and I saw it mentioned a couple of times with him I’ll go with Ladyhawke. Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, and pre-Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick.

Rogue42bdf , Warner Bros. Report

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 months ago

All set to 80's electro/synth music... its mad... I had the biggest crush on Rutger Hauer...

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#4

Idiocracy (2006)

Idiocracy (2006) Idiocracy. One of the funniest movies I’ve seen also terry cruise was in there

XtremeMonkey , Ternion Report

V 2000
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

i loved how it basically predicted trump presidency

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#5

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005) Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. A surprising amount of people I’ve met have never heard of it even.

ShadowTech120 , Touchstone Pictures Report

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 months ago

First no.... definite no... Find the 80's BBC TV series if you want something that actually resembles the books...You'll be glad you did...

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#6

In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges (2008) In Bruges, it’s an amazing film great acting everything builds on the story and means something.

Beavur , Blueprint Pictures Report

Dispatcherqueen
Community Member
3 months ago

I loved it so much I went to Bruges to find all the buildings in the film.

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#7

The Cube (1997)

The Cube (1997) The Cube.

It's a 1997 Canadian horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali. It's nightmare fuel psychological horror about 5 people who woke up in a giant complex from which they have to escape.

Highly recommend it.

Phtpnk , Feature Film Project Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
3 months ago

I've seen this one. it's a great film.

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#8

Evolution (2001)

Evolution (2001) Evolution. Its dumb but has some great comedic lines.

Schnitzngigglez , The Montecito Picture Company Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

This movie is funny.

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#9

Benny & Joon (1993)

Benny & Joon (1993) Benny and Joon. It’s my favourite movie. It’s got a very young Johnny depp as the lead role. He falls in love with a mentally ill girl names joon who is taken care of by her older brother Benny. He bends over backwards for her and makes her laugh with his silly antics. He plays kind of a young Charlie Chaplin role.

sharkweekiseveryweek , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I think this post misses the fact that Johnny Depp's character is also mentally ill; and if not mentally ill, then on the spectrum.

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#10

The 'Burbs (1989)

The 'Burbs (1989) The Burbs, it has so many good quotes and it’s sad when no one ever knows what I’m talking about.

justyouraverageacc , Imagine Entertainment Report

JuJu
Community Member
3 months ago

"I want to kill everyone, Satan is good, Satan is our pal."

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#11

Time Bandits (1981)

Time Bandits (1981) This may not be unknown enough to qualify, but Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits" - incredible cast and just an all-around great Gilliam fantasy, especially for anyone interested in world history.

DustWarden , HandMade Films Report

Caroline Nagel
Community Member
3 months ago

Also high on my list of favorites.

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#12

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It always makes me want to travel and live a little deeper.

Bomberman64wasdecent , Samuel Goldwyn Films Report

denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

I really liked this movie and the message it conveyed. Beautiful cinematography also.

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#13

Chronicles Of Riddick (2004)

Chronicles Of Riddick (2004) Chronicles of Riddick. I dont fully understand why i love it as much as i do. But the movie has some of the best/cheesiest/funniest 1 liners ive ever heard. While also just being very entertaining. I liked Pitch Black before it also has some classic 1 liners. And Riddick after was a failed attempt at combining both movies before it.

SkyDaddy619 , Radar Pictures Report

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 months ago

Pitch Black.... the original and the best.... When Vin Diesel was a nobody.... filmed in the outback of Coober Pedy, Australia (hence the really bad bit part actor accents....seriously how much did they need to pay Keith David)

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#14

The 13th Warrior (1999)

The 13th Warrior (1999) E4punisher suggested:
The 13th Warrior. It got bad reviews, but I think it’s a fun movie to watch.

BlacksmithNZ responded:
Great movie, and there are a few memorable scenes.

One that blew me away was Antonio character who is smart but can't speak the language of the other 12. From memory, the Vikings are not translated.. as somebody watching the movie you are like the 13th and not understanding what they are saying.

He tags along on a longish journey just listening to the others chat, swear and abuse him. Then he suddenly swears back as he has figured out enough of the language. At that point the all the characters speak the same language.

I can't think of another movie that dealt with characters not understanding other characters language like this.

E4punisher , Touchstone Pictures Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Lo there do I see my father; Lo there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers; Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them In the halls of Valhalla. Where the brave may live forever.

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#15

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Moulin Rouge! (2001) Moulin Rouge. Everyone that I ask to watch it with me says it’s weird as hell and too zany to follow. But I love it! Songs and all!

LimeGap , Bazmark Productions Report

Stille20
Community Member
3 months ago

In my opinion this movie was actually wildly overrated. Not bad but people FREAKED OUT about it when it came out and when I finally saw it I was like... *shrug*

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#16

Better Off Dead (1985)

Better Off Dead (1985) Better Off Dead. An 80s teen comedy staring John Cusack in which he repeatedly tries to commit suicide (humorously), has cartoon/claymation animated hallucinations set to Van Halen, has to win a ski competition to woo his ex, and is relentlessly stalked by a young paperboy over 2 dollars. It’s incredibly goofy and one of my favorite 80s movies of all time.

And there is also a pop-punk band named after the protagonist that has clips from the movie in most of their songs.

wo__d , A&M Films Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
3 months ago

"Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once-great champ, now, a study in moppishness."

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#17

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Not sure how much this counts, but The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. Great comedy/spy movie that did surprisingly poorly in theaters. Definitely recommend a watch.

smeoneprobably1336 , Guy Ritchie/Lionel Wigram Films Report

Julie Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

I LOVE that film. I’ve watched it so many times. Wish there was a 2nd

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#18

Farscape (1999)

Farscape (1999) It’s not a movie but it’s a show called Farscape. I’m born in 96 so I’m not sure how popular Farscape was back in the day, but.. I loved that s@#t.

Euphrane , Hallmark Entertainment Report

Dave P
Community Member
3 months ago

Frell Yes! This series was amazing. Only dumb yotz's disliked this gem Australia gave us.

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#19

The Rocketeer (1991)

The Rocketeer (1991) The Rocketeer, simply fantastic superhero movie from the early 90's.

TheKingofJinga , Walt Disney Pictures Report

Stille20
Community Member
3 months ago

Excellent movie. Jennifer Connolly, Timothy Dalton, great family friendly action film. Had a great stylized comic book feel

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#20

Train To Busan (2016)

Train To Busan (2016) Train to Busan. People refuse to watch it because of subtitles.

redderhunt , Next Entertainment World Report

SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

People who refuse to watch subtitles miss out on some really great movies, IMO.

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#21

Reign Of Fire (2002)

Reign Of Fire (2002) Reign of Fire is the t@#s and I never hear it talked about.

freestyle43 , Touchstone Pictures Report

Sean Harrison
Community Member
3 months ago

OH, I was so disappointed at the final movie when it came out. It was originally supposed to take place during WWII. The Nazis were drilling into the Earth to tap the Earth's Core for power, and inadvertently awakened the hibernating dragons. So the World had to join together to fight them, while the Nazis were trying to figure out how to control the dragons and use them as weapons. There was even a planned aerial dogfight between WWII fighters and dragons. I would have loved to see that version.

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#22

The Quick And The Dead (1995)

The Quick And The Dead (1995) The Quick And The Dead is without doubt the most underrated action movie of the 90's. think enter the dragon or bloodsport but replace martial arts with a quick draw tournament in the old west. starring the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio and Russel Crowe before they were famous and directed by Sam Raimi, with all his directing style trademarks in full glory. its a highly, highly entertaining movie.

anonymous_guy111 , TriStar Pictures Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I absolutely love that movie!! It's amazing! They are all great Di Caprio is so young and cute and Russell Crowe is so hot!!! Gene Hackman also great as always! Also I love that it is a western movie with a woman on the lead role! Sharon did a great job too

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#23

Rat Race (2001)

Rat Race (2001) Rat Race. Movie is hysterical with a great cast. Maybe it’s popular but I’ve never heard anyone talk about it, even when it came out in theaters.

PesticideDream , Fireworks Pictures Report

Madeleine Pence
Community Member
3 months ago

OmG this movie was soooo funny!

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#24

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

 Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Lucky Number Slevin.

No idea how to describe it. It's not really a mob movie, although the main character is mixed up two mob bosses, a hitman, dirty NYC cops, and a horserace 20 years before that got an entire family wiped out. But it's a solid "wtf is going on here??" With an all star cast: Josh Hartnett, Sir Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, Lucy Liu.

Also Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is sweet, The Brother's Bloom is ... odd, but worth watching, and Across the Universe is one of the best musicals ever.

Physical_Implement_6 , The Weinstein Company Report

Caroline Nagel
Community Member
3 months ago

Such a good movie. Josh Hartnett is superb in this.

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#25

Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993)

Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993) Sister Act 2, apparently it has really bad reviews on rotten tomatoes but I freaking love it!!

Nammmmi , Touchstone Pictures Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

I like number 2 better that the first one.

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#26

Return To Oz (1985)

Return To Oz (1985) Return to OZ

I read all the OZ books as a kid and this is much closer to the feel than the Wizard of Oz movie with Garland. I love how dark it is, and to this day it's one of my favorite movies.

accessoreads , Walt Disney Pictures Report

A.M. Pierre
Community Member
3 months ago

Love, love, LOVE this movie ever since I saw it as a child.... I was a strange child.

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#27

Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008) I can only speak from experiences in my country and friends I have talked to.

Hardly anyone here has seen Donnie Yen in the Ip Man movies, or any of his other work really

DavosLostFingers , Mandarin Films Report

Id row
Community Member
3 months ago

This movie was amazing. I think anyone who likes these types of movies loved this one.

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#28

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008) Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day

It's a cute, feel good movie with a surprisingly high caliber cast.

SquilliamFancySon95 , Focus Features Report

Stille20
Community Member
3 months ago

It is cute. It'll give you the warm and fuzzies. I forgot about this movie

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#29

Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak (2015) ParaPixie suggested:
Crimson Peak with Tom Hiddleston. Very thrilling. It's Tim Burton meets Loki meets Alice in Wonderland... But with Murder!

verypracticalside responded:
Beware of Crimson Peak!

I hate horror movies, and I hate (-insert the theme of that one awkward part you-know-what-I'm-talking-about-) but that movie.

Feast for the eyes, practical effects and costuming to die for, badass lead woman, every character treated so lovingly by Guillermo del Toro to let their personal reveals/developments build and shine...

There's a reason we watch it every Halloween. It is thrilling, and it does transport you.

I've just Googled it and have been informed that the critic score for it is a mere 6.5...uncultured swine, I tell you.

ParaPixie , Legendary Pictures Report

Mariele Scherzinger
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Long story short: I thought it was visually stunning, but had a very tepid story line

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#30

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Only Lovers Left Alive. Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as vampires. Sexy film. Fantastic music.

gravitationalarray , Recorded Picture Company Report

ThePracticalSarcastic
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful movie

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