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.
If you think that there are more movies that deserve more recognition, let us know in the comments!
#1 The Birdcage (1996)
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 I’m going to watch it now.
#2 The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
The gods must be crazy.
#3 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 :/
#4 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!
#5 Constantine (2005)
Constantine with Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weiss. Love that movie, but no one ever seems to know what I’m talking about
#6 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.
#7 Pleasantville (1998)
#8 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.
#9 Grosse Point Blank (1997)
Grosse Point Blank. Hitman goes to a high school reunion.
#10 The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
“Does your dog bite?”
(dog snarls and bites him)
“I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite?”
“That is not my dog”
#11 Secondhand Lions (2003)
#12 Stardust (2007)
Who would’ve thought Tristan would turn out to be such a great Daredevil?
#13 Flight Of The Navigator (1986)
Flight of the Navigator
#14 Ladyhawk (1985)
#15 Secret Garden (1993)
Secret Garden (1993)
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 a 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.
#16 The Secret Of NIMH (1982)
#17 So I Married An Ax Murderer (1993)
So I Married An Ax Murderer
#18 Enemy Mine (1985)
The end scene still gets me.
#19 Drop Dead Fred (1991)
#20 Evolution (2001)
Evolution, by the late Ivan Reitman, with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore.
#21 The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
The Great Mouse Detective
#22 Mystery Men (1999)
I like reminding people that All-Star is from that movie originally, and not Shrek.
#23 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.
#24 Mouse Hunt (1997)
Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Christopher Walken in one of his best roles
One of my childhood favorites
#25 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
#26 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.
#27 Fly Away Home (1996)
Fly Away Home. Was obsessed with it and it is never mentioned. Was it a fever dream???
#28 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.
#29 The Borrowers (1997)
#30 9 (2009)
#31 The Last Unicorn (1982)
#32 Strange Brew (1983)
Strange Brew. Bob and Doug Mackenzie’s crowning achievement.
#33 Strange Brew (1983)
The Cutting Edge
#34 The Court Jester (1955)
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.
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 mentions it! And it’s so high too (at least as of commenting this). Finally, my persistence pays off!