Unexpectedly Great Movies

Have you ever watched a random movie that turned out to be one of the best movies you've seen. To me, that is what truly makes a movie great. What is surprising is how many times I am disappointed at the highly promoted movies (Spiderman for example).

The purpose of this list is not to describe my list of favorite movies (the cliche Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Forrest Gump, James Bond, Shrek, etc.). It is to list movies that were amazingly and unexpectedly good. I believe some call these kind of movies, cult classics... not meaning that they are dark, but simply that those that like them, REALLY like them.

So here is my growing list of movies, in no specific order, that I love... and didn't see it coming:

  1. Batman Begins
  2. Memento
  3. Fight Club
  4. Matrix
  5. Ace Ventura
  6. Battle Royale
  7. Departed
  8. Casino Royale
  9. The Big Lebowski
  10. Xchange