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Great Films With Scandalously Low IMDB Ratings

We defend the reputation of these five movies to the death

Great Films With Scandalously Low IMDB Ratings

Under The Skin

Criminal IMDb score: 6.3

Imagine the call. “Hi, this is Jonathan Glazer… Yeah, Sexy Beast, that’s mine… Listen, about Scarlett. I want her to drive a white van around Scotland for a bit, look haggard, get naked and kill a bunch of dudes.” Incredible that this movie even happened. Even more incredible it turned out so amazing.

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Drop Dead Fred

Criminal IMDb score: 5.8

This surreal film served as a stark reminder of how different the UK is from everywhere else, way before Brexit landed its Big Doom Ship. To us, Rik Mayall was a hero. A comic monolith. A pioneer of stupid. In the States, they saw this film and hated it. We got Rik. They didn’t. They were wrong. So very wrong.

Available on Netflix

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Manson Family Vacation

Criminal IMDb score: 5.8

It’s not every day we get to use the words “funny” and “heart-warming” in the same sentence as “gruesome occult massacre”, but here we are, spittin’ them like it ain’t no thang. They sum up this darker-than-dark comedy about two brothers making pilgrimages to the Manson murder sites.

Available on Netflix

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The Babadook

Criminal IMDb score: 6.8

A real frightener, this one. A real “add 15 night lights to your Amazon basket with next-day delivery” kinda film. There’s no doubt in our minds that this is one of the most unnerving horrors of the last decade. More harrowing than a 11am flight to Ibiza from Southend Airport.

Available on Netflix

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A Most Wanted Man

Criminal IMDb score: 6.8

Look, this isn’t Philip Seymour Hoffman’s finest role. But it’s up there. An endlessly relatable part: he’s beaten, dishevelled and pouring booze into his morning coffee. Add Anton Corbijn, John Le Carré and Willem Dafoe on top of that, and you’ve got yourself one big fat helping of quality there, boy. Eat it up! Eat it…

Available on Netflix


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