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28 "Unpopular" Movies That People Actually Really Love

Nothin' better than finding a new old movie!

This weekend, redditor u/Starzz_1 asked, "What’s a movie you love that is unpopular or unknown by most people?" and, WHEW, did people come ready to defend their unlikely faves! With that in mind, here are a few films you may have never heard of, but people highly recommend:

1. The Brother's Bloom (2008)

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Summit Entertainment

"It's odd, but worth watching!"

u/Physical_Implement_6

2. Crimson Peak (2015)

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Universal Pictures

"It's very thrilling. It's basically Tim Burton meets Loki meets Alice in Wonderland...but with murder!"

u/ParaPixie

3. Evolution (2001)

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DreamWorks Pictures

"It's dumb, but has some great comedic lines."

u/Schnitzngigglez

4. Six String Samurai (1998)

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Palm Pictures

"It's a post-apocalyptic flick where the bombs went off in the '50s and Buddy Holly had to pick up a sword and go roaming samurai in the wasteland."

u/KillerSavant202

5. Reign of Fire (2002)

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Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

"This movie is the tits and I never hear it talked about."

u/freestyle43

6. The 13th Warrior (1999)

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Buena Vista Pictures

"It got bad reviews, but I think it’s a fun movie to watch."

u/E4punisher

7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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20th Century Fox

"It always makes me want to travel and live a little deeper."

u/Bomberman64wasdecent

8. Mary and Max (2009)

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Icon Entertainment International

"I really liked it, and most people don't even know about it. I've only ever seen it come up once in a 'sad movie' AskReddit post. The animation was great and the story had me crying by the end like a baby. It's one of the most depressing movies ever, but it doesn't make you depressed. It was a happy cry for sure, but it's so sad."

u/threebillion6

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

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Warner Bros. Pictures

"Not sure how much this counts, but it's a great comedy/spy movie that did surprisingly poor in theaters. Definitely recommend a watch!"

u/smeoneprobably1336

10. In Bruges (2008)

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Focus Features

"It’s an amazing film with great acting. Everything builds on the story and means something."

u/Beavur

11. Out Cold (2001)

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Buena Vista Pictures

"I don't know if it's 'disliked,' but I haven't met anyone in real life who's heard of it. It's Casablanca, but with snowboarders!"

u/mtreef2

12. Ginger Snaps (2000)

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Motion International

"I think the whole trilogy has a cult following, but most people definitely didn't hear about them."

u/Noxeecheck

13. Gattaca (1997)

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Sony Pictures Releasing

"Hardly anyone I know has seen it. Ethan Hawke is superb and I love the film noir/sci-fi style of the movie."

u/catdog_man

14. Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

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Focus Features

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

u/SquilliamFancySon95

15. Pandorum (2009)

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Icon Film Distribution

"I caught this one randomly on Netflix or something years ago and was expecting a schlocky, garbage horror, but was pleasantly surprised. I think it's actually pretty good."

u/sharrrper

16. Red Eye (2005)

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DreamWorks Pictures

"It's a B-level movie where Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams blow everyone else out of the water."

u/__cannibal

17. Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

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Warner Bros.

"It's a dumb low-budget comedy from the '90s that was simply fantastic!"

u/illithid09

18. Better Off Dead (1985)

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Warner Bros.

"It's an '80s teen comedy starring John Cusack in which he repeatedly tries to (humorously) commit suicide, 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. It’s incredibly goofy and one of my favorite movies of all time."

u/wo__d

19. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

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Universal Pictures

"It bombed at the box office, but in my opinion it’s one of the best comedies ever made. A satire of pop stardom written by and starring The Lonely Island? It should’ve won an Oscar."

u/IAmTheZump

20. The Rocketeer (1991)

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Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

"It's a simply fantastic superhero movie from the early '90s."

u/TheKingofJinga

21. Cube (1997)

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Trimark Pictures

"It's a nightmare fuel psychological horror about five people who wake up in a giant complex from which they have to escape. Highly recommend it."

u/Phtpnk

22. Rat Race (2001)

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Paramount Pictures

"This movie is hysterical with a great cast. Maybe it was popular, but I’ve never heard anyone talk about it, even when it came out in theaters."

in/PesticideDream

23. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

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Lionsgate

"I don’t know why it’s not more widely known!"

u/SenorSmacky

24. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

"A surprising amount of people I’ve met have never even heard of it."

u/ShadowTech120

25. Benny & Joon (1993)

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

"It’s my favorite movie. It’s got a very young Johnny Depp as one of the leads. He falls in love with a girl named Joon who is taken care of by her older brother, Benny. He bends over backward for her and makes her laugh with his silly antics."

u/sharkweekiseveryweek

26. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

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Universal Pictures

"I don't fully understand why I love it as much as I do, but it has some of the best/cheesiest/funniest one-liners I've ever heard, while also being very entertaining."

u/SkyDaddy619

27. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (1995)

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Warner Bros. Pictures

"It's one of my favorite movies! It's so funny, and Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr. are great together."

u/srirachaninja

28. And finally: Death to Smoochy (2002)

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Warner Bros. Pictures

"Everyone I know hates it. I think it's an excellent satire. The cast and performances are all really good, as is the screenplay. There is also some really great cinematography."

u/2sticks6strings

Now it's your turn! What's a movie that not too many people have heard of, but you absolutely love? Share your pick(s) in the comments below!

Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.

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