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Many moviegoers prefer to check with the critics before visiting the local movie theater or the video rental store. Whether these enthusiasts look at the movie reviews in the morning newspaper or stop by a website such as Rotten Tomatoes, they can usually rely on the critics comments to direct them to the best movie. Typically, the critics make wonderful selection, but they have certainly missed a few gems over the years. As such, you may have passed up the following five movies, but I’d suggest giving them a try!

1. Titanic

The story of star-crossed lovers on that ill-fate ship was the most expensive movie ever produced. With its fresh-faced cast and ultra long running time, the critics didn’t expect this romance movie to be a success. But the skyrocketing box office sales suggested otherwise.

2. Bring It On

Yes, it is a girlie cheerleading movie, but Bring it On is also surprisingly intelligent and funny, and what’s more, it shows that cheerleaders are not the caricatures everyone makes them out to be.

3. Desperado

Critics slammed it for focusing on flashy gun fights, but they seemed to have missed the clever dialogue and plot. Sure, it may not be the most intellectual movie of all time, but it definitely is entertaining.

4. Romeo Must Die

Although there are far too many rehashings of the classic Shakespeare play, this urbanized version of Romeo and Juliet was well acted by Jet Li and believe it or not, Aaliyah.

5. The Sweetest Thing

The theater version of this had significantly less adult humor, earning it an R rating. But the unrated DVD version is one of the funniest female comedies out there. If you saw this in theaters and were disappointed, try renting the less appropriate version.

About the author: James Mowery is a computer geek that writes about technology and related topics. To read more blog posts by him, go to led tv.

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  • Clockwise

    This is such a pointless Article

    Why??

    Titanic was actually a good movie…theres a reason it was the highest grossing movie in history for 13 years…duh.

    Bring it on???

    Really?? I mean i guess you can say it might have been better than most of those teen flicks that came out during that time and the fact that Kirsten Dunst a somewhat established Actress legitimizes this movie doesnt make it worth ever seeing it more than once….in fact it doesnt even make it a good movie at all. Its mind numbing and i think that the point. Ok maybe buy it for your 7 year old daughter and her friends but for the adults that read the articles on filmjabber uhmmm no get lost with this movie James

    Desperado Hmm yeah this is a decent movie but im positive everybody has watched it. Its one of those HBO movies that you leave on when your flipping through the channels. It made Salma Hayek a star not to mention Antonio Banderas. Uhmm it came out during the Quentin Tarantino Hype of that time. Everyone knows of this movie and i dont think its EVER really been considered Underated along with Titanic. Soooo what the hell??

    Romeo Must Die??

    Ok Jet Li had just started getting popular during the time this movie was released. Aaliyah was at the top of her career in the music scene as well as DMX….but then again this movie has Aaliyah! and DMX! DMX???!!!
    No this is one of those movies that was designed to capitalize on DMX and Aaliyahs popularity in the music scene. They through in Jet Li because not only were Asian Mafia themed movies popular during that time but as i said Jet Li was rising in popularity at that time…im positive this was a lame Asian Mafia script and they just included the Romeo and Juliet theme at the end because they could (easily) aquire the then popular Aaliyah for a role…add the corny ass…i mean super corny even for corny rappers DMX whos horrible albums were selling well do to the decline of Wu tang Deathrow Snoop and Dr Dre at the time and i think the makers of this movie thought they had a hit on their hands…terrible suggestion for a movie to watch

    THE SWEETEST THING???!!!!

    WOW! This has to be the most horrible movie ever made. Yes the epitome of Chick Flicks. Its the most annoying movie ever made. They tried to make every single situation funny which is just completely unrealistic. Like they wrote a brief script of a movie then while they were shooting they utilized whatever was around them and tried to put a funny twist. I immediately began hating both Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate after watching 30 or 40 minutes of this movie which was only on cause the house i was in was filled with recently married miserable women who sure enough were laughing their asses off at the over the top annoying moments of every single scene in this horrible movie.
    (a girl gets glued while giving a BJ???) thats ridiculous totally over the top and un appropriate…but i guess they felt they had to do it before someone else did it. But NO! this movie is the worst movie ever made and shame on YOU James for attempting to get people to got and watch it.

    As i said this was a pointless article. No usable insight as to why the movies were worth watching or anything. Not only that but this article is innacurate in considering some movies Underated and innacurate in considering some movies worth watching at all…hell in even being made to begin with..so james who ever you are stay away from recommending movies to Filmjabber visitors and as a matter a fact leave the articles to Eric…your horrible James stick to Technology.

    Oh and saw “Wallstreet Money never sleeps” last night cant wait to see Erics review. I didnt like it. Alot going on but ALOT didnt happen at all.

  • Clockwise

    yes i got horrible grammar just like this article is horrible…so there! lol

  • redeyed

    hahaha Amen this list is absolute garbage…..

  • Mark

    Such a stupid article.
    Everyone knows Titanic as a movie.
    Bring it on is an average movie not that good.
    I haven’t seen other movies and i will not see it because u posted it.

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