Everyone has them: movies you love that don't seem to get the credit you feel they deserve. The underrated gems. The cult classics or even the should-be-cult classics.
Here is one of mine: Overboard. This 1987 romantic comedy paired Hollywood dream couple (they are STILL together, people) Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Playing against type, Hawn is a rich not-nice-person-that-rhymes-with-witch who hires a "sweaty carpenter" to build a closet on her yacht. She ends up insulting the carpenter and then promptly falls off her boat and gets amnesia, and he ends up tricking her into thinking she's his hicktown wife and mother to this four hellraiser boys.
It was the 80s. Plots could be like this. In other words, weird, original, and hilarious.
First of all, Overboard is FUNNY. I could, and sometimes do, quote lines from it all day long ("I think I [hack] just swallowed a bug," "I was short AND fat?" "Normally, you look real pretty. You just don't now."). Second of all, the chemistry between Hawn and Russell is undeniably sizzling. Also, Kurt Russell manages to look dreamy donning a mullet and overalls. A cinematic feat if there ever was one.
If you haven't seen this fabulous comedy, I highly recommend it. And if you have seen it, then I need to ask: "No Boom Boom?"
What are some of your favorite underrated films?