Under the Radar Moviesby 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
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.
Votes: 33,112 | Gross: $1.45M
2. Lantana (2001)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.
Votes: 17,709 | Gross: $4.46M
3. Never Let Me Go (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.
Votes: 130,957 | Gross: $2.43M
5. The Kings of Summer (2013)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 73,847 | Gross: $1.29M
7. City Island (2009)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 29,408 | Gross: $6.67M
8. Transsiberian (2008)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 48,118 | Gross: $2.20M
9. Indignation (2016)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 10,705 | Gross: $3.40M
10. End of Watch (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 213,343 | Gross: $41.00M
11. Cassandra's Dream (2007)
PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 48,231 | Gross: $0.97M
12. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 66,281 | Gross: $6.78M
13. The Winslow Boy (1999)
G | 104 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 6,963 | Gross: $3.96M
14. Lilting (2014)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 5,391 | Gross: $0.02M
16. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
17. Take Shelter (2011)
R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 84,103 | Gross: $1.73M
18. Hereafter (2010)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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.
Votes: 87,630 | Gross: $32.75M
19. Moonlight Mile (2002)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 5,426 | Gross: $2.42M
23. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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.
Votes: 68,466 | Gross: $6.17M
24. The Human Stain (2003)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 28,116 | Gross: $5.38M
26. Mansfield Park (1999)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 20,138 | Gross: $4.76M
27. The Secret Garden (1993)
G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 33,610 | Gross: $31.18M
28. Win Win (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 51,762 | Gross: $10.18M
29. Locke (2013)
R | 85 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 122,147 | Gross: $1.36M
30. Breathe In (2013)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 13,349 | Gross: $0.02M
31. Winter's Tale (2014)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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.
Votes: 49,373 | Gross: $0.02M
32. The Grifters (1990)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 23,789 | Gross: $13.45M
33. The Sense of an Ending (2017)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $1.24M
36. Away from Her (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 20,641 | Gross: $4.57M
37. Possession (2002)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.
Votes: 12,409 | Gross: $10.10M
39. Grand Canyon (1991)
R | 134 min | Crime, Drama
The fates of several people are intertwining randomly. Their sympathy of each other faces multiple differences in their lifestyles.
Votes: 14,108 | Gross: $33.24M