Every year there are a huge number of movies that fly right under the radar of the average movie fan. movies that are great but just not that well known.
There are plenty of movie gems out there and hopefully this list will help you find some.
Feel free to submit new movies in the comments below.
This list contains movies/documentaries and short films. The list was originally created on IMDb. http://goo.gl/gHles
April 17th 2019: Added Doom, Doom; Annihilation, Fear Street 1-3 and Terrortory 1 & 2. Films yet to be added (missing in database): Beyond the Green Inferno, A Haunting at Silver Falls 2, The House on the Edge of the Park 2, "Pumpkinhead", He Never Died 2, Cannibals (sequel to Cannibal Holocaust), I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu, Laid to Rest: Exumed and Shrooms 2.
This idea began, as all great ideas do these days, as a discussion over the Twitter wires. At first the question was this: "What is the best horror film of the last ten years?"
I received dozens of great responses, but was distracted by an entertainingly civil argument with several people over whether or not Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth qualifies as a horror film. (I say it does, which is kind of a spoiler. Let's just say Pan's Labyrinth made my Top 10.) So with the assistance of the Twitter gallery (and the inestimable help of my pal @williambgoss), I offer a completely subjective (yet hopefully intelligent) list.
Welcome to the new millennium. The decade horror came home to America. The decade horror went global. Welcome to the 80 Best Horror Movies of the 2000s.
If horror movies reflect the fears and concerns of a people, it’s notable that America claimed torture-porn as their de rigueur subgenre. Something in Saw and its ilk’s slow-roasted dismantling of human flesh appealed to a nation consumed by post-9/11 paranoia and a bombardment of wartime images and atrocity. But while torture-porn movies made a killing at the box office, none were ever particularly well-reviewed; only Hostel arrives here. Recovering from the ’90s doldrums, the best horror movies came from overseas, as digital cameras lowered the cost to film and the rise of the internet made knowledge and dissemination of these movies as simple as a mouse click. In fact, of the top 10 movies here (which includes the likes of Pan’s Labyrinth and The Host), only two were shot in America. Other trends seen during this decade: Asian originals and occasional remakes (The Ring, Thirst), found footage (Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield), the return of the living dead (Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later), and nostalgic throwbacks (Slither, Death Proof). The only stipulation for a movie to be considered for this list was a Fresh rating from at least 20 reviews, before we ranked them all by Adjusted Tomatometer.
Time to add some scary MIDIs to your MySpace and set AIM status to away (FOREVER), because here comes the best scary 2000s movies!
There are plenty of Killer Animal movies out there that play on our fear of dogs, bears, spiders, sharks, etc.. and most of them tend to be B-movie cheese-fests. Even some of the "Good" ones aren't necessarily great movies, but they still manage to be effective somehow. Probably because animals, big or small, can be terrifying.
Below, you'll find the Killer Animal flicks that work best for us; some are intense, some are creepy, some are funny, while most of them are just plain old fun.
For the first 6 movies in the list:
If you're in the mood for a truly quality Killer Animal flick, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For our money, Cujo and Jaws are probably the best of them, but then again they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Killer Animal Sub-Genre, so enjoy them all!
For the remaining:
Below are the rest of our 30 Best Killer Animal flicks, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks.
The last 6 being "Honorable Mentions".