Top 50 underrated drama movies

01.
The Promise
133 min | 2016 |
5.9 (165075 votes)
|
9.31 (722 reviews)

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

02.
I Can Do Bad All by Myself
113 min | 2009 |
4.3 (8960 votes)
|
7.7 (56 reviews)

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only ...

03.
Madea's Family Reunion
107 min | 2006 |
5.1 (10031 votes)
|
7.8 (143 reviews)

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

04.
Glitter
104 min | 2001 |
2.2 (20929 votes)
|
4.75 (240 reviews)

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

05.
Leap of Faith
108 min | 1992 |
6.1 (11031 votes)
|
8.65 (52 reviews)

Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

06.
Paulie
91 min | 1998 |
6.5 (13583 votes)
|
8.96 (47 reviews)

Paulie, a talking parrot, recounts his travels looking for his original owner to a Russian janitor who helps him to the end of his journey.

07.
Drop Dead Fred
103 min | 1991 |
5.9 (25400 votes)
|
8.33 (137 reviews)

A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

08.
Babe
91 min | 1995 |
6.7 (110608 votes)
|
9.06 (160 reviews)

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

09.
Racing Stripes
102 min | 2005 |
5.2 (14986 votes)
|
7.53 (69 reviews)

An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

10.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18435 votes)
|
7.0 (147 reviews)

Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

11.
The Frisco Kid
119 min | 1979 |
6.4 (8077 votes)
|
8.63 (45 reviews)

A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

12.
College Road Trip
83 min | 2008 |
4.3 (14612 votes)
|
6.51 (56 reviews)

James Porter (Martin Lawrence) drives his teenage daughter Melanie (Raven Symone), from their home in Chicago to a college interview in Washington, D.C.

13.
ATL
105 min | 2006 |
6.1 (10366 votes)
|
8.28 (88 reviews)

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

14.
Maine Pyar Kiya
192 min | 1989 |
7.3 (10031 votes)
|
9.47 (33 reviews)

After Suman's father leaves her in the care of another family while he travels abroad, she falls in love with Prem. However, in order to for them to marry, Prem has to prove to Suman's father that he is not the same as his own dad.

15.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.3 (15357 votes)
|
7.46 (578 reviews)

A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

16.
Black Beauty
88 min | 1994 |
6.6 (8641 votes)
|
8.76 (53 reviews)

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

17.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (17755 votes)
|
9.04 (107 reviews)

A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.

18.
Jumping the Broom
112 min | 2011 |
5.7 (8756 votes)
|
7.82 (53 reviews)

Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

19.
Why Did I Get Married?
113 min | 2007 |
5.8 (11382 votes)
|
7.91 (95 reviews)

The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

20.
Brown Sugar
109 min | 2002 |
6.5 (8064 votes)
|
8.61 (36 reviews)

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

21.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
91 min | 2008 |
3.8 (21276 votes)
|
5.9 (106 reviews)

While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.

22.
The Blue Lagoon
104 min | 1980 |
5.8 (59071 votes)
|
7.9 (120 reviews)

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

23.
L.A. Story
95 min | 1991 |
6.7 (28103 votes)
|
8.8 (79 reviews)

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.

24.
MSG: The Messenger of God
197 min | 2015 |
6.6 (11081 votes)
|
8.69 (150 reviews)

Guru Ji is a social reformer who works to help people fight against social evils.

25.
Free Willy
112 min | 1993 |
5.9 (63979 votes)
|
7.98 (68 reviews)

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

26.
MSG 2 the Messenger
134 min | 2015 |
7.1 (8378 votes)
|
9.18 (134 reviews)

MSG 2 The Messenger is based on true events of Dera Sacha Sauda in years 2000-2001. Although the main story line is true, action & comedy is added for entertainment. Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim...

27.
Swing Kids
112 min | 1993 |
6.8 (14797 votes)
|
8.88 (83 reviews)

A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the U.S. Soon, dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices, as the Nazis begin tightening their grip on...

28.
Best Man Down
89 min | 2012 |
6.4 (8685 votes)
|
8.48 (32 reviews)

A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.

29.
Fools Rush In
109 min | 1997 |
6.1 (30485 votes)
|
8.17 (98 reviews)

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

30.
The Man Without a Face
115 min | 1993 |
6.7 (25438 votes)
|
8.74 (73 reviews)

Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher.

31.
Newsies
121 min | 1992 |
7.0 (17545 votes)
|
9.02 (250 reviews)

A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

32.
A Dog's Purpose
100 min | 2017 |
7.1 (57828 votes)
|
9.11 (381 reviews)

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

33.
Medicine Man
106 min | 1992 |
6.0 (19240 votes)
|
8.01 (48 reviews)

In the beautiful and dangerous Amazon rainforest dissimilar people must should make their choice between business, science and love.

34.
In the Land of Blood and Honey
127 min | 2011 |
4.5 (32897 votes)
|
6.51 (164 reviews)

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

35.
Verführung der Sirenen
98 min | 1994 |
5.8 (9475 votes)
|
7.8 (58 reviews)

When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.

36.
Tin Cup
135 min | 1996 |
6.3 (43612 votes)
|
8.3 (62 reviews)

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival's girlfriend.

37.
Threesome
89 min | 1994 |
6.2 (11967 votes)
|
8.2 (45 reviews)

A girl named Alex is by mistake housed with 2 guys, Stuart and Eddy, in a college dorm suite. After initial problems they become friends. Stuart has the hots for Alex, Alex for Eddy and Eddy for Stuart. Can it work?

38.
Fly Away Home
107 min | 1996 |
6.8 (22324 votes)
|
8.8 (67 reviews)

A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

39.
Selena
127 min | 1997 |
6.7 (22782 votes)
|
8.7 (103 reviews)

The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

40.
Phenomenon
123 min | 1996 |
6.4 (71713 votes)
|
8.4 (108 reviews)

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

41.
Corrina, Corrina
115 min | 1994 |
6.6 (11244 votes)
|
8.6 (33 reviews)

In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

42.
The Wizard
100 min | 1989 |
6.1 (12907 votes)
|
8.07 (78 reviews)

A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.

43.
Over the Top
93 min | 1987 |
5.8 (46879 votes)
|
7.77 (114 reviews)

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

44.
With Honors
101 min | 1994 |
6.7 (12091 votes)
|
8.66 (59 reviews)

Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, a stuffy student finds himself at the mercy of a homeless man's demands when he holds the papers hostage.

45.
Jilla
185 min | 2014 |
6.1 (8638 votes)
|
8.06 (40 reviews)

A looming gangster after witnessing a bone chilling event, stands up against his father's prejudice.

46.
While You Were Sleeping
103 min | 1995 |
6.7 (85459 votes)
|
8.64 (151 reviews)

A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

47.
The Parent Trap
128 min | 1998 |
6.5 (110692 votes)
|
8.44 (192 reviews)

Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

48.
The Exorcist III
110 min | 1990 |
6.3 (22693 votes)
|
8.23 (175 reviews)

A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

49.
Don Juan DeMarco
97 min | 1994 |
6.7 (45727 votes)
|
8.62 (105 reviews)

A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.

50.
My Girl
102 min | 1991 |
6.9 (67124 votes)
|
8.82 (114 reviews)

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

Top 50 overrated drama movies

01.
Berg II
135 min | 2016 |
9.0 (101575 votes)
|
5.45 (131 reviews)

In a desolate war zone where screams of the innocent echo, on the very line between disaster and valor, 7 Maroon Berets will dance with death.

02.
Mansfield Park
112 min | 1999 |
7.1 (20253 votes)
|
3.56 (143 reviews)

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ...

03.
Nothing to Lose
134 min | 2018 |
5.6 (22717 votes)
|
2.1 (34 reviews)

Self-financed fictional biopic of Brazilian bishop Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and owner of Record TV network.

04.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (96585 votes)
|
3.65 (576 reviews)

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

05.
Churchill
105 min | 2017 |
6.4 (12442 votes)
|
3.06 (137 reviews)

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

06.
A Ghost Story
92 min | 2017 |
6.8 (48903 votes)
|
3.66 (398 reviews)

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

07.
Ratter
80 min | 2015 |
5.7 (8887 votes)
|
2.73 (75 reviews)

A young graduate student is tormented by a stalker who hacks into her electronic devices and monitors her every move.

08.
Roma
135 min | 2018 |
7.8 (114945 votes)
|
4.84 (939 reviews)

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

09.
Three Steps Above Heaven
118 min | 2010 |
7.1 (21186 votes)
|
4.24 (38 reviews)

A privileged woman and a reckless man fall in love despite their different social classes.

10.
The Lobster
119 min | 2015 |
7.1 (189769 votes)
|
4.29 (553 reviews)

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

11.
Mary Queen of Scots
124 min | 2018 |
6.3 (28721 votes)
|
3.52 (419 reviews)

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

12.
Mother!
121 min | 2017 |
6.6 (165958 votes)
|
3.87 (1747 reviews)

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

13.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
6.9 (153927 votes)
|
4.18 (2488 reviews)

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

14.
My Sassy Girl
92 min | 2008 |
6.3 (18743 votes)
|
3.75 (75 reviews)

A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal.

15.
Wuthering Heights
129 min | 2011 |
6.1 (8307 votes)
|
3.61 (76 reviews)

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

16.
Inglourious Basterds
153 min | 2009 |
8.3 (1155794 votes)
|
5.83 (1520 reviews)

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

17.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (395659 votes)
|
5.54 (1922 reviews)

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

18.
Somewhere
97 min | 2010 |
6.3 (39463 votes)
|
3.87 (183 reviews)

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

19.
The Third Half
113 min | 2012 |
7.8 (8000 votes)
|
5.38 (33 reviews)

Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

20.
Manchester by the Sea
137 min | 2016 |
7.8 (220634 votes)
|
5.39 (639 reviews)

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

21.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18096 votes)
|
3.7 (102 reviews)

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

22.
The Big Wedding
89 min | 2013 |
5.6 (44894 votes)
|
3.21 (112 reviews)

A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

23.
The Wolf of Wall Street
180 min | 2013 |
8.2 (1063444 votes)
|
5.84 (1146 reviews)

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

24.
Whispers
90 min | 2015 |
6.4 (8076 votes)
|
4.06 (96 reviews)

A young couple grieving the recent death of their daughter move to the countryside where they are haunted by their tragedy and a sinister darkness.

25.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.5 (85004 votes)
|
4.17 (450 reviews)

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

26.
The Trip to Italy
108 min | 2014 |
6.6 (13263 votes)
|
4.27 (75 reviews)

Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.

27.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (780118 votes)
|
5.8 (1065 reviews)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

28.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.8 (404057 votes)
|
5.5 (1326 reviews)

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

29.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (532825 votes)
|
5.63 (1551 reviews)

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

30.
The Favourite
119 min | 2018 |
7.6 (133225 votes)
|
5.33 (1033 reviews)

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

31.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
119 min | 2014 |
7.7 (531569 votes)
|
5.44 (1164 reviews)

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

32.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17092 votes)
|
3.76 (172 reviews)

A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

33.
Melancholia
135 min | 2011 |
7.1 (155970 votes)
|
4.88 (499 reviews)

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

34.
Crazy Rich Asians
120 min | 2018 |
6.9 (110032 votes)
|
4.71 (913 reviews)

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

35.
Before Midnight
109 min | 2013 |
7.9 (126219 votes)
|
5.72 (253 reviews)

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

36.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (81525 votes)
|
5.03 (535 reviews)

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

37.
The Hunting Party
101 min | 2007 |
6.8 (23983 votes)
|
4.7 (83 reviews)

A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them.

38.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
112 min | 2017 |
6.9 (31659 votes)
|
4.8 (100 reviews)

An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

39.
The Hurt Locker
131 min | 2008 |
7.6 (398132 votes)
|
5.52 (831 reviews)

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

40.
Dunkirk
106 min | 2017 |
7.9 (483711 votes)
|
5.84 (2055 reviews)

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

41.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (78315 votes)
|
4.74 (532 reviews)

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

42.
Boyhood
165 min | 2014 |
7.9 (319503 votes)
|
5.86 (890 reviews)

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

43.
American Honey
163 min | 2016 |
7.0 (32929 votes)
|
4.97 (159 reviews)

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

44.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.9 (12493 votes)
|
1.87 (303 reviews)

Earth 2019, 3/4 of it's households have a robot. The AI supercomputer, Kronos, considers humans the biggest threat to Earth. A century later, few humans are left. Calia seeks the last human stronghold as does Kronos.

45.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.2 (363474 votes)
|
6.18 (1010 reviews)

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

46.
The Shape of Water
123 min | 2017 |
7.3 (323303 votes)
|
5.29 (1356 reviews)

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

47.
Footloose
113 min | 2011 |
5.9 (43886 votes)
|
3.9 (91 reviews)

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

48.
Wiener-Dog
88 min | 2016 |
5.9 (8010 votes)
|
3.92 (81 reviews)

A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

49.
Happy-Go-Lucky
118 min | 2008 |
7.0 (35952 votes)
|
5.02 (174 reviews)

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

50.
300
117 min | 2006 |
7.7 (700772 votes)
|
5.74 (1926 reviews)

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.