The rule is that if a movie is good, it will become popular because people will be talking about it. Then they will be able to share their opinions on it, what they liked and what they didn’t like, was it like they expected it to be, but there are exceptions to this rule.

There are movies that some individuals consider to be the best they have ever seen, but it seems that others haven’t even heard of them. It’s a shame that good movies with interesting plot lines and good acting work aren’t seen by more people, but Reddit user darkweirdvalley probably changed that by asking “What’s a movie you love that you swear no one ever talks about like the world has forgotten it?”

More than 35k people joined the thread to share what they think are cinematographic masterpieces more people should know of and to find like-minded people. It’s safe to say that the movies they mentioned are not forgotten and they finally found someone to talk to about them.

Upvote the answers that you agree with the most and if you think that there are more movies that deserve more recognition, let us know in the comments!

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#1

The Birdcage (1996)

The Birdcage (1996) LandLadyAndTheTramp said:

The Birdcage

ThatsMyOnionJerk added:

The Birdcage is comedy royalty in my mind. I mean, Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Diane Weist, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart, Christine Baranski and Hank Azaria!

Everyone played their roles to perfection, either over the top yet endearing, or the straight man role that facilitated the comedy.

Seriously im going to watch it now.

ThatsMyOnionJerk , MGM/UA Distribution Co. Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
5 months ago

I probably watch this one a few times a year. Worth the price of admission just to see Gene Hackman in drag. gene-hackm...3b0e96.jpg gene-hackman-62220d73b0e96.jpg

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#2

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) The gods must be crazy.

dlg1977 , Ster-Kinekor, 20th Century Fox Report

Libstak
Community Member
5 months ago

I laugh so much everytime I watch this, wickedly unexpected funny scenes throughout. A real gem.

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#3

Death Becomes Her (1992)

Death Becomes Her (1992) Death becomes her.

My all time fav movie, amazing cast and plot but I have never found a single soul who would praise it with me :/

Willing_subtle , Universal Pictures Report

Bettie-Jean Neal
Community Member
5 months ago

Loved this movie!

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#4

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) A Fish Called Wanda. I don't know anyone irl, under the age of 40, that knows this movie! It's one of the funniest movies ever. My favorite Kevin Kline movie, hand down!

Cup-Mundane , MGM/UA Communications Co., United International Pictures Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
5 months ago

Love this one. Comedy perfection. "To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I've known sheep that could outwit you! I've worn dresses with higher IQs!" michael-pa...00e4b6.jpg michael-palin-and-wanda-62220c900e4b6.jpg

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#5

Constantine (2005)

Constantine (2005) Constantine with Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weiss. Love that movie, but no one ever seems to know what I’m talking about

effervescent_galaxy , Warner Bros. Pictures Report

Jasper Cool
Community Member
5 months ago

This is one of my top 10 favorite movies. It got a lot of hate because it really didn't do a good job of interpreting the source material but I still love both the movie and the comic book. Brilliant casting with Tilda Swinton as the angel Gabriel.

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#6

Batteries Not Included (1987)

Batteries Not Included (1987) I searched (this thread) and didn't find it (listed already), so (I decided to add)

Batteries Not Included.

It's a cute little 80s movie about some alien robots who took up residence in this old apartment complex and when the residents are threatened with eviction so the place could be torn down, the robots help the tenants and the tenants help the robot aliens. Anyways, I enjoyed it.

moldylemming , Universal Pictures Report

Number 5
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

This movie is seriously heartwarming and very impressive considering how old it is. The little flying saucers are so well done the illusion is never broken that they're "alive".

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#7

Pleasantville (1998)

Pleasantville (1998) Pleasantville

lmusic008 , New Line Cinema Report

Sue Grigg
Community Member
5 months ago

The movie had a great message too. The "good old days" was a conformist nightmare.

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#8

Short Circuit (1987)

Short Circuit (1987) Short Circuit, literally everyone that I talk to has never watched it, or heard of it. It's sad too, because I love that movie so much.

Perfectpolygons , Tri-Star Pictures Report

Libstak
Community Member
5 months ago

No. 5 is alive.

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#9

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) The Pink Panther Strikes Again

"Does your dog bite?"
"No"
(dog snarls and bites him)
"I thought you said your dog doesn't bite?"
"That is not my dog"

bdbr , Amjo Productions Report

HarriMissesScotland
Community Member
5 months ago

The Great Peter Sellers

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#10

Grosse Point Blank (1997)

Grosse Point Blank (1997) Grosse Point Blank. Hitman goes to high school reunion.

ellejaysea , Buena Vista Pictures Report

von Funnyname
Community Member
5 months ago

TEN YEARS!!

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#11

Secondhand Lions (2003)

Secondhand Lions (2003) Secondhand lions

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Number 5
Community Member
5 months ago

I always cry at the end of this one. Found family films are the best.

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#12

Flight Of The Navigator (1986)

Flight Of The Navigator (1986) Flight of the Navigator

discostud1515 , Buena Vista Pictures, PSO Productions Report

Grampa Peter
Community Member
5 months ago

Epic!

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#13

Ladyhawk (1985)

OVS2 said:

ladyhawk

manrealityisab***h responded:

A great 1980s sword and sorcery movie.

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Mx. Croteau
Community Member
5 months ago

yes, just be prepared for the cheesiest 80s synth score known to man. however, it is what i really mean when i say i want dark fairy tales. serious subject matter (religion, corruption, lust, greed, guilt, etc.) but with the happily ever after and the true love.

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#14

Stardust (2007)

Stardust (2007) Cat-aclism said:

Stardust

AEsylumProductions added:

Who would've thought Tristan would turn out to be such a great Daredevil?

Cat-aclism , Paramount Pictures Studios Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
5 months ago

You can practically never go wrong with Neil Gaiman and Robert deNiro in drag.

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#15

Secret Garden (1993)

Secret Garden (1993) pseudologiann said:

Secret Garden (1993)

alpevado shared:

Funny story with this one. I studied the book at school, so I had read the book a lot. That year for my birthday the movie came out around the same time. I have a fractured family structure so none of them really talk to each other. For some reason nearly every family member decided that they wanted to take me to a screening of the film. So I saw the film nearly 7 times in the matter of two weeks.

My grandma was one of the last, I didn’t have the heart to tell her I had already seen it 6 times already. We were sitting and watching and unintentionally, I was saying the lines word for word. My grandma noticed and she asked “have you seen this already?” I responded “no, it’s just very accurate to the book” to which she replied “wow, you must have read the book many times.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

Love, love, love this movie.

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#16

The Secret Of NIMH (1982)

The Secret of NIMH

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K Witmer
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5 months ago

Oh I love this movie

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#17

Enemy Mine (1985)

Enemy Mine (1985) Enemy Mine.

The end scene still gets me.

ReadontheCrapper , 20th Century Fox Report

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
5 months ago

Classic. A must-see.

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#18

So I Married An Ax Murderer (1993)

So I Married An Ax Murderer (1993) So I Married An Ax Murderer

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HarriMissesScotland
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5 months ago

Harriett, oh Harriett....

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#19

Drop Dead Fred (1991)

Drop Dead Fred "That's not how the pigeons do it!!" "Cobwebs" Absolutely fell in love with Rik Myall from the very first time I saw that movie!!

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NsG
Community Member
5 months ago

Cobwebs! Yes - to this day I'm not sure how much of the reaction was really Phoebe Cates having a little corpse to herself.

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#20

Evolution (2001)

Evolution (2001) Evolution, by the late Ivan Reitman, with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore.

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Moi
Community Member
5 months ago

I, often, quote the line "there's always time for lube!" (Don't ask.... 😂) and NO ONE knows what I'm talking about, and haven't heard of the movie.... Kinda ruins the whole thing. I glad there are others who know/remember it!

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#21

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

The Great Mouse Detective (1986) The Great Mouse Detective

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NsG
Community Member
5 months ago

Another classic. Vincent Price clearly had a whale of a time hamming it up as Ratigan. His Villain Song is just one of the best.

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#22

Robots (2005)

Robots (2005) Aside from one instance on Reddit, I’ve never heard a single person talk about the 2005 movie Robots. It’s got adult jokes that kids won’t catch, a lot of humor, and Robin Williams.

FamineArcher , 20th Century Fox Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

I didn't realise it wasn't that popular, I thoroughly enjoyed it and even have it on DVD.

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#23

Mystery Men (1999)

Mystery Men (1999) HOLDERofFOOD said:

Mystery Men

moonbunnychan responded:

I like reminding people that All Star is from that movie originally, and not Shrek.

HOLDERofFOOD , Universal Pictures Report

APL
Community Member
5 months ago

William H Macy delivering, dead straight, a version of the St Crispin's Day speech about an egg sandwich was great.

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#24

Mouse Hunt (1997)

Mouse Hunt (1997) Mouse Hunt

Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Christopher Walken in one of his best roles

One of my childhood favorites

blurplethenurple , DreamWorks Pictures Report

F. H.
Community Member
5 months ago

I liked it as a kid, but when I rewatched it I decided the critics of the time were right.

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#25

Fly Away Home (1996)

Fly Away Home (1996) Fly Away Home. Was obsessed with it and it is never mentioned. Was it a fever dream???

Toezap , Sony Pictures Releasing Report

Otter
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Wonderful movie! Yeah, I remember it, I should watch it again, but mainly I want every human being aged 10-16 to watch it. One of the best coming-of-age movies ever made, and one of the few that tells kids that growing out of childhood isn't just about falling in love.

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#26

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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Rage of Aquarius
Community Member
5 months ago

Somewhere, out there, beneath the pale moonlight...

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#27

Balto (1995)

Balto (1995) Balto! Which I could have sworn was massively popular!! When people started talking about The Swan Princess again randomly, I assumed Balto would be next as they were two of my favorites as a kid. Yet when I mentioned it to my friends and such, no one recalled it.

Also please let me mention the 10th Kingdom which is technically a series! Ah suck an elf.

Unclassy-Teaspoon , Universal Pictures Report

Sam rice
Community Member
5 months ago

I love the tenth kingdom!

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#28

Thank You For Smoking (2005)

Thank You For Smoking (2005) Thank You for Smoking. And the irony of the whole film is nobody actually smokes a cigarette as well. I always loved that small detail.

Although there are deleted scenes of them smoking but thankfully they decided to keep them out of the theatrical release.

EBZ766 , Room 9 Entertainment, ContentFilm Report

BobbieC
Community Member
5 months ago

Really smart film that says alot about our world today.

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#29

9 (2009)

“9” directed by Shane Acker, produced by Tim Burton.

I thought it was amazing, but the only time k bring it up, 90% of people have never heard of it, the other 10% hate it.

It sucks, but I’m convinced I’m the only fan of that movie. It was so different and dark. And the cast was amazing, it was a fantastic adult animated tale.

It just sucks no one is ever able to fan boy over it with me.

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Breeezy78
Community Member
5 months ago

With ya on this one.. great story and cinematics, with just the right balance of darkness and hope

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#30

The Court Jester (1955)

The Court Jester (1955) ConcealingWillow said:

The Court Jester. I've never met anyone outside of my family who has even heard of it. It's really old so I understand why, but It's a shame more people haven't seen it.

GormenghastCastle responded:

OH MY GOD! Every time I see a movie post like this I open it to check for The Court Jester and you're the first time I've seen anyone mention it! And it's so high too (at least as of commenting this). Finally my persistence pays off!

ConcealingWillow , Paramount Pictures Report

Pheebs
Community Member
5 months ago

“The pellet with the poison is in the flagon with a dragon. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.” Loooooooooove this movie.

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#31

The Last Unicorn (1982)

Dundunduuunnnnnnn said:

The Last Unicorn

HappyChaosOfTheNorth responded:

That movie was my childhood and when I got the meet the author of the book it was based on I cried.

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Rage of Aquarius
Community Member
5 months ago

My childhood go-to DVD at the library.

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#32

Strange Brew (1983)

Strange Brew (1983) Strange Brew. Bob and Doug Mackenzie's crowning achievement.

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Suzi Q
Community Member
5 months ago

Used to have a drinking game to this movie...drink every time they say "Eh" and I don't remember the end..LOL!

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#33

The Borrowers (1997)

The Borrowers (1997) The Borrowers

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olx
Community Member
5 months ago

i adore the book but i haven't watched it

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#34

The Cutting Edge (1992)

The Cutting Edge (1992) The Cutting Edge

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Bettie-Jean Neal
Community Member
5 months ago

Toe-pick!

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#35

Down Periscope (1996)

WildManOnLSD said:

Down Periscope.

Lordmorgoth666 responded:

I showed my kids that movie (12 and 15 at the time) and that scene when the cook farts during silent operation, my daughter legitimately pissed herself laughing and my son was in pain from laughing so hard.

Think I’m gonna put it on again this weekend.

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Suzi Q
Community Member
5 months ago

Funny movie!

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#36

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) Zathura 100% If you haven't seen it, it's like Jumanji but in space, it's made by the same creator, if you have seen it, tell me im not alone

BradTheFnafGamer , Sony Pictures Releasing Report

Peppy Piplup
Community Member
5 months ago

Adding onto this, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and it's sequel, The Next Level. I thought it'd be crap because it's a reboot, but dear god was is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

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#37

Treasure Planet (2002)

Psychological_Bat865 said:

Treasure Planet

Humble-Grumble added:

This is my favourite movie of all time and it definitely defined a large part of my childhood. The art kicked off my interest in drawing (usually bad OCs, but it was fun); the aesthetic and story inspired my imagination to run wild; the awesome soundtrack fueled those fantasies (hello, maladaptive daydreaming); it got me to read Treasure Island; and it started an interest in sci-fi, fantasy, and, oddly, naval history...the latter bringing me closer to my dad, who's really into naval history. Treasure Planet meant so freakin' much to me that it's almost embarrassing when I look back on it (I was shamefully obsessed). It also had a Hell of a cult following online.

Yet 90% of the time I mention it to someone, I get a blank look. That whole era of animated films is vastly underappreciated.

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Peppy Piplup
Community Member
5 months ago

This movie and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. I watched both for the first time a few years ago and I was shocked with how good they were.

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#38

Hoodwinked (2005)

Hoodwinked (2005) levEL-1boi said:

Hoodwinked

we-buy-ugly-people responded:

It gives me anti-fairytale Shrek vibes. Little me loved that movie. Esp the grandma

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MarioRossi
Community Member
5 months ago

Twitchy the hyperactive squirrel was gold!

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#39

Death To Smoochie (2002)

McMurphyo said:

Death to Smoochie

DubiousDrewski responded:

I just can NOT understand why this movie isn't universally loved. Robin Williams and Edward Norton playing completely against-type in such a hilarious way. Catherine Keener is excellent. Danny Davito and Harvey Fierstein are perfectly cast and perfectly hilarious.

I just don't f*****g get it! 42% on Rotten Tomatoes! What the F**k? WHAT THE F**K?

This movie's lack of success proves to me that I do not understand the world. I do not understand art. This movie is brilliant and hilarious, and I do not understand why more people don't see this.

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Helga Bjorg Arnars.
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I have never logged in here before, even though I have wanted to many, many times, but this entry... this entry right here is reason enough to log in. Death To Smoochie is comedy gold. Edward Norton is hilarious... I still want to see someone get drunk on alfalfa drops and orange juice! And Robin Williams... oh, gods, to see him playing a villain. I have this gem on DVD, and love watching it when I'm feeling depressed. It is ridiculous, but so, so, so worth it!

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#40

Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) Drop Dead Gorgeous. MOAST SMAERTEST.

LaFemmeCinema , New Line Cinema Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, this one never gets enough attention. Alison Janney is so funny you could die. Kirstie Alley eating scenery. Amy Adams as a slutty cheerleader. And the greatest pageant talent portion of all time.

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