There are certain movies that, for one reason or another, never got enough recognition.
Maybe they're crap and you just don't know about? :)
In any case, there are movies that I think are absolutely fantastic - but are not appreciated as much as I think they should be.
Here are some prominent examples:
Wolf (1994, Jack Nicholson)
Rob Roy (1995, Liam Neeson)
Both movies are fantastic in their own way.
I recognise that Wolf has a questionable ending - and that it's not a traditional werewolf movie. But it has some of the best writing I'm aware of, and the primary actors are brilliant in their roles.
Nicholson, Pfeiffer, Spader, Plummer are ALL at their peak. The music is also amazing - as are most Morricone scores.
As for Rob Roy, it obviously suffered for coming out at the same time as Braveheart. I was around 18 at the time, and I also liked Braveheart better then.
Today, however, I think Rob Roy is much better - and I honestly don't think it has any serious flaws. It looks great, the actors are great (Cox, Hurt and Roth especially), it sounds great - and it has some of the best sword fights in cinema history. The dialogue is more realistic than most of these films.
I just love these two films - and I wanted to let it be known ;)
Have you got some similar titles that didn't get what they deserved - and if so, what was special about them?