Underrated Movie #251 ~ The Bank

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When young mathematician Jim Doyle discovers a formula that accurately predicts fluctuations of stock prices, he is bamboozled by ruthless CEO Simon O’Reilly as they develop a get-rich-quick scheme that quickly turns deadly. (Netflix) Great, great movie! I loved it! One of the best endings I’ve seen in a long time. Watch it now on Netflix. My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #250 ~ The Imposter

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A 13-year-old boy who vanished in Texas and shows up three years later in Spain now has the same tattoos, but looks different and speaks with an accent. An investigator sets out to unravel the mystery in this riveting documentary. (Netflix) Who’s lying? The imposter? The family? The filmmakers? You decide. Currently available for instant viewing on Netflix. My Rating: 4.75 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #249 ~ Running on Empty

Running on Empty

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After they bomb a napalm plant during the Vietnam War, Arthur and Annie Pope (Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti) are fugitives, never able to settle down in one place for too long. Years later, their son (River Phoenix) falls in love with a young woman (Martha Plimpton) and must decide whether to keep running with his family or stay put and risk never seeing them again. Phoenix earned an Oscar nod for his performance; Sidney Lumet directs. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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5 More Overlooked Movies Worth Watching

These movies were close, but didn’t quite make it to my own personal underrated/overlooked movies list. But I give them a thumbs-up, and you may find them worth watching as well. Click on the title to read more about the movie on IMDB.com

Jeff, Who Lives at Home — Comedy/Drama — Cast: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon

Flipped — Comedy/Drama — Cast: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay

Humble Pie — Drama/Black Comedy — Cast: Hubbel Palmer, Kathleen Quinlan, Bruce McGill

Duplicity — Crime/Thriller/Romance — Cast: Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson

Session 9 — Thriller/Mystery — Cast: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle

Underrated Movie #248 ~ Sunshine

Sunshine

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With permanent darkness looming, scientists devise a plan to reignite the sun before the lights go out forever. To do so, a crew of astronauts is sent hurtling through space on an intense mission to determine the fate of the planet. (Netflix) An absolutely awesome movie for the first one-hour-fifteen minutes, but it takes a left-turn during the last half-hour or so which takes it down a notch. But still, it’s good enough to make this underrated movie list. My Rating: 4.25 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #247 ~ Smashed

Smashed

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Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and lots of drinking. When Kate decides to sober up, her new lifestyle brings to the surface a troubling relationship with her mother, her employer and Charlie. (Netflix) One of the all-time great performances by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #246 ~ Devil

Devil

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In this edgy thriller, Det. Bowden (Chris Messina) must save five people trapped in an elevator: a mechanic, a young woman, an old woman, a guard and a salesman. But Bowden must act fast, because one of them is the devil. (Netflix) An excellent thriller! In the same vein as “Buried,” taking advantage of the terror of confined spaces. My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Watch Instantly ~ Open Range

Open Range Kevin Costner directs and stars in this Western about four free-grazing ranchers whose cattle meander close to a small town ruled by a greedy sheriff and his cronies. Forced to defend their way of life, the cowboys take on the corrupt leaders. Buy from Amazon.com

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Underrated Movie #245 ~ Find Me Guilty

Find Me Guilty

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Training his lens on infamous mobster “Fat” Jack DiNorscio — who decided to represent himself in court rather than rat out his cohorts — director Sidney Lumet recounts the longest Mafia trial in U.S. history. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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