Under the Radar Movies

by Saglight1 | created - 17 Apr 2014 | updated - 28 Jul 2018 | Public

You may not love all of the films I've listed here, but I promise you'll find some undiscovered gems among them!

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1. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 33,112 | Gross: $1.45M

2. Lantana (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

84 Metascore

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 17,709 | Gross: $4.46M

3. Never Let Me Go (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.

Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Izzy Meikle-Small

Votes: 130,957 | Gross: $2.43M

4. The Man in the Moon (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

A coming of age story set in the south of the U.S. when Elvis was King.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 14,376 | Gross: $2.85M

5. The Kings of Summer (2013)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman

Votes: 73,847 | Gross: $1.29M

6. Boy A (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 35,863 | Gross: $0.11M

7. City Island (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 29,408 | Gross: $6.67M

8. Transsiberian (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

A Transsiberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley, Kate Mara

Votes: 48,118 | Gross: $2.20M

9. Indignation (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Director: James Schamus | Stars: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tijuana Ricks, Sue Dahlman

Votes: 10,705 | Gross: $3.40M

10. End of Watch (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera

Votes: 213,343 | Gross: $41.00M

11. Cassandra's Dream (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go badly and the two become enemies.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Peter-Hugo Daly

Votes: 48,231 | Gross: $0.97M

12. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

Votes: 66,281 | Gross: $6.78M

13. The Winslow Boy (1999)

G | 104 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

Following the theft of a postal-order, a fourteen-year old cadet is expelled from Naval College. To save the honour of the boy and his family, the pre-eminent barrister of the day is engaged to take on the might the Admiralty.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Northam, Nigel Hawthorne, Matthew Pidgeon

Votes: 6,963 | Gross: $3.96M

14. Lilting (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his 4-year male lover, who grieve but don't speak a lick of each other's language.

Director: Hong Khaou | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles

Votes: 5,391 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Anesthesia (2015)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol

Votes: 3,830 | Gross: $0.02M

16. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, Winona Ryder

Votes: 12,376

17. Take Shelter (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

85 Metascore

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart

Votes: 84,103 | Gross: $1.73M

18. Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

56 Metascore

A drama centered on three people - a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic

Votes: 87,630 | Gross: $32.75M

19. Moonlight Mile (2002)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

As he copes with the death of his fiancée, a young man befriends her parents and must figure out what he wants out of life.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Alexia Landeau

Votes: 12,978 | Gross: $6.84M

20. Les Misérables (1995)

R | 175 min | Drama, History

A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Boujenah, Alessandra Martines, Salomé Lelouch

Votes: 3,466 | Gross: $1.04M

A French version. One of the best films I've ever seen!

21. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

Votes: 5,426 | Gross: $2.42M

22. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

90 Metascore

A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

Votes: 30,249 | Gross: $3.25M

23. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 68,466 | Gross: $6.17M

24. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking fact about his own life that he has kept secret for fifty years.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

Votes: 28,116 | Gross: $5.38M

25. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 30,111 | Gross: $14.92M

26. Mansfield Park (1999)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Hannah Taylor Gordon

Votes: 20,138 | Gross: $4.76M

27. The Secret Garden (1993)

G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

74 Metascore

A young, recently-orphaned girl is sent to England after living in India all her life. Once there, she begins to explore her new, seemingly-isolated surroundings -- and its secrets.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott

Votes: 33,610 | Gross: $31.18M

28. Win Win (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

75 Metascore

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 51,762 | Gross: $10.18M

29. Locke (2013)

R | 85 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott

Votes: 122,147 | Gross: $1.36M

30. Breathe In (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Mackenzie Davis, Amy Ryan

Votes: 13,349 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Winter's Tale (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

31 Metascore

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Director: Akiva Goldsman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 49,373 | Gross: $0.02M

32. The Grifters (1990)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe

Votes: 23,789 | Gross: $13.45M

33. The Sense of an Ending (2017)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $1.24M

34. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina

Votes: 46,664 | Gross: $23.05M

35. Fearless (1993)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce

Votes: 19,988 | Gross: $7.00M

36. Away from Her (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge

Votes: 20,641 | Gross: $4.57M

37. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 12,409 | Gross: $10.10M

38. Space Station 76 (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.

Director: Jack Plotnick | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Marisa Coughlan, Matt Bomer

Votes: 7,326

39. Grand Canyon (1991)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

The fates of several people are intertwining randomly. Their sympathy of each other faces multiple differences in their lifestyles.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 14,108 | Gross: $33.24M

40. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 71,951 | Gross: $3.73M



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