Perhaps not an underdog, so to speak, but often underapreciated for what it is. Ignore the action, and what you're left with is an intelligent and deeply moving emotional drama set in a very possible future.
(2002) Starring:Emily Watson, Sean Bean, Angus Macfadyen Director:Kurt Wimmer Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Cleric John Preston (Christian Bale) is a top government agent responsible for enforcing the law that bans emotion in the futuristic state of Libria. This is a world at peace, where war is a distant memory, and so is music, art and poetry. Here, emotion is illegal and is punishable by death. But ..read more »
Although not historically accurate, or as artfully done as Hero, Jet Li's Fearless is an inspiring tale, rife with some of the best action scenes I've ever witnessed.
(2006) Starring:Jet Li, Nathan Jones Director:Ronny Yu Certificate:
Superstar Jet Li headlines this action-packed film, his final martial arts epic. The film reteams him with producer Bill Kong ("Hero") and action director and choreographer Yuen Wo Ping ("Unleashed"). Li plays real-life martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia, who became the most famous fighter in all of ..read more »
A parody of all things Star. Cleverly funny and actually very well made.
(1999) Starring:Alan Rickman, Mi, Tony Shalhoub Director:Dean Parisot Certificate:
For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set out on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space - then their series was cancelled. Twenty years later, the five stars of the classic '70s series "Galaxy Quest" are still in costume, making appearances at ..read more »