This a list of movies where the critics ratings were much higher than both the RT audience ratings and the IMDB audience ratings.
IMDB: 5.3, RT Aud: 53%, RT Critics: 73%
Ghostbusters does an impressive job of standing on its own as a freewheeling, marvelously cast supernatural comedy -- even if it can't help but pale somewhat in comparison with the classic original.
IMDB: 5.2, RT Aud: 39%, RT Critics: 78%
Powerfully acted and emotionally affecting, The Phenom proves a baseball movie can step away from the mound and still deliver a heater down the middle.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 76%
For filmgoers predisposed to enjoy Todd Solondz' brand of black comedy, Wiener-Dog won't disappoint -- but those put off by previous works need not apply.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 45%, RT Critics: 77%
Goat isn't an easy watch, but its thought-provoking themes, talented cast, and all-out intensity offer rewards for viewers willing to tough it out.
IMDB: 5.4, RT Aud: 36%, RT Critics: 83%
Results moves stubbornly at its own deliberate pace, but the well-chosen cast -- and writer-director Andrew Bujalski's insightful observations -- offer rich rewards for patient viewers.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 50%, RT Critics: 80%
Chi-Raq is as urgently topical and satisfyingly ambitious as it is wildly uneven -- and it contains some of Spike Lee's smartest, sharpest, and all-around entertaining late-period work.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 43%, RT Critics: 70%
Part documentary, part thriller, The Nightmare works just well enough in both respects to deliver a uniquely disturbing viewing experience.
IMDB: 5.6, RT Aud: 45%, RT Critics: 76%
Last Days in the Desert offers enough stately grandeur and spiritual exploration to offset an occasionally ambiguous narrative.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 36%, RT Critics: 78%
A Very Murray Christmas preaches effectively to the converted with a parade of superstar guests and hummable songs that - combined with the host's trademark presence - adds up to a unique holiday experience.
IMDB: 5.4, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 79%
Tales of Halloween boasts a number of fun scares and is overall more consistent than many horror anthology films, even if it isn't quite as dark or nasty as the classics of the genre.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 48%, RT Critics: 95%
Smart, powerfully acted, and devilishly clever, We Are Still Here offers some novel twists on familiar territory -- and heralds the arrival of a major talent in writer-director Ted Geoghegan.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 36%, RT Critics: 60%
High-Rise may not quite live up to its classic source material, but it still offers an energetic, well-acted, and thought-provoking take on its timely socioeconomic themes.
IMDB: 5.3, RT Aud: 46%, RT Critics: 76%
Equal parts enthralling and unsettling, London Road uses an unusual documentary/musical hybrid to tell a grim true-life tale.
IMDB: 6.0, RT Aud: 45%, RT Critics: 79%
Z for Zachariah wrings compelling drama out of its simplistic premise -- albeit at a pace that may test the patience of less contemplative viewers.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 76%
Into the Forest grounds its familiar apocalyptic framework with a relatable look at the bond between two sisters, compellingly brought to life by Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 45%, RT Critics: 80%
As brilliantly and uncomfortably confrontational as its protagonist, Entertainment is a boundary-blurring exercise in cinematic misanthropy that more than lives up to its title.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 41%, RT Critics: 78%
Time Out of Mind demands patience, yet its noble intentions -- and Richard Gere's committed performance -- are difficult to deny.
IMDB: 6.0, RT Aud: 49%, RT Critics: 71%
On the whole, this Disney adaptation of the Sondheim classic sits comfortably at the corner of Hollywood and Broadway -- even if it darkens to its detriment in the final act.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 38%, RT Critics: 75%
Intelligent, well-acted, and satisfyingly low-key, Happy Christmas marks another step in prolific filmmaker Joe Swanberg's creative evolution.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 35%, RT Critics: 72%
Well-acted and overall unsettling, The Falling delivers thought-provoking thrills -- and suggests a bright future for writer-director Carol Morley.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 39%, RT Critics: 69%
They Came Together is surprisingly messy and perhaps too smart for its own good, but Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd's chemistry is enough to overcome many of the movie's flaws.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 44%, RT Critics: 61%
Narratively unwieldy and tonally jumbled, Maps to the Stars still has enough bite to satisfy David Cronenberg fans in need of a coolly acidic fix.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 46%, RT Critics: 73%
A transfixing central performance by Kristen Wiig performance holds Welcome to Me together and compensates for its uneven stretches.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 48%, RT Critics: 82%
With striking visuals, complex characters, and Hitchcockian plot twists, The Two Faces of January offers a pleasantly pungent treat for fans of romantic thrillers.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 41%, RT Critics: 76%
With sweeping visuals grounded by strong performances in service of a timeless tale told on a human scale, Darren Aronofsky's Noah brings the Bible epic into the 21st century.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 47%, RT Critics: 84%
Do I Sound Gay? proves to be a light, affable, entertaining look at a largely unexplored issue.
IMDB: 5.4, RT Aud: 45%, RT Critics: 87%
Exhibition flouts convention with its untrained stars and impressionistic narrative; thankfully, writer-director Joanna Hogg ties it all together into an intimate, beautifully shot drama.
IMDB: 5.1, RT Aud: 34%, RT Critics: 86%
Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait's first foray into horror doesn't break any new ground, but it does wring fresh terror from a well-worn genre formula -- and offers a few nasty laughs in the bargain.
IMDB: 5.4, RT Aud: 49%, RT Critics: 83%
Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra leap back into action in this explosive sequel from Dhoom and Dhoom 2 writer Vijay Krishna Acharya.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 82%
Compact and effective, In Fear offers discerning horror fans a smart and disturbing plunge into the depths of cinematic anxiety.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 41%, RT Critics: 68%
Everything looks just right-chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child and hipster wardrobe.
IMDB: 5.6, RT Aud: 33%, RT Critics: 60%
While it's certainly timely and beautifully filmed, The Bling Ring suffers from director Sofia Coppola's failure to delve beneath the surface of its shallow protagonists' real-life crimes.
IMDB: 5.6, RT Aud: 35%, RT Critics: 69%
C.O.G.'s plot is a bit meandering, but the characters are always compelling and the ending is richly rewarding.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 49%, RT Critics: 82%
Smart, funny, and powered by fine performances from Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, Drinking Buddies offers a bittersweet slice of observational comedy.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 47%, RT Critics: 79%
Grand Piano is so tense in its best moments -- and appealingly strange overall -- that it remains rewarding in spite of its flaws.
IMDB: 6.0, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 86%
A uniquely character-driven thriller with a finely composed cast and some outstanding direction from Kelly Reichardt, Night Moves bolsters its thought-provoking themes with compelling drama.
IMDB: 5.3, RT Aud: 38%, RT Critics: 67%
Spring Breakers blends stinging social commentary with bikini cheesecake and a bravura James Franco performance.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 44%, RT Critics: 74%
Killing Them Softly is a darkly comic, visceral thriller that doubles as a cautionary tale on capitalism, whose message is delivered with sledgehammer force.
IMDB: 6.0, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 69%
Exuberant and bittersweet, Not Fade Away is a coming-of-age story set to a British Invasion beat that occasionally meanders but mostly charms.
IMDB: 5.6, RT Aud: 43%, RT Critics: 77%
Barry Levinson's eco-horror flick cleverly utilizes familiar found-footage methods in service of a gruesome yet atmospheric chiller.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 39%, RT Critics: 75%
Damsels in Distress can sometimes feel mannered and outlandish, but it's redeemed by director Whit Stillman's oddball cleverness and Greta Gerwig's dryly funny performance.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 78%
It doesn't break any rules of the genre, but The Innkeepers serves as additional proof that Ti West is a young director that discriminating horror fans can trust.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 49%, RT Critics: 66%
Sharp, shrewd, and funny, Friends with Kids features excellent performances that help smooth over some of the story's more conventional elements.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 31%, RT Critics: 71%
The source material that inspired The Loneliest Planet may be brief, but this adaptation of a Tom Bissell short story compensates with studious, finely detailed filmmaking, haunting visuals, and thought-provoking subtext.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 41%, RT Critics: 80%
MMA star and first-time actress Gina Carano displays ample action-movie chops in Haywire, a fast-paced thriller with a top-notch cast and outstanding direction from Steven Soderbergh.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 48%, RT Critics: 68%
Director Andrea Arnold's gritty, naturalistic re-imagining of the Emily Bronte classic stays true to the book's spirit while utilizing an unconventional approach to explore the romantic yearning at the heart of the story.
IMDB: 5.1, RT Aud: 29%, RT Critics: 76%
The story of four inhabitants of the same suburban town over the course of one curious autumn day.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 40%, RT Critics: 80%
There's a murky, tenuous balance between reality and fiction
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 74%
Greenberg's title character is harder to like than most, but Ben Stiller's nuanced performance and a darkly funny script help take the misanthropic edge off.
IMDB: 3.5, RT Aud: 9%, RT Critics: 76%
In the year 2080, when solar energy has replaced the need for fossil fuel, oil tycoons create cyborgs to travel back to the past and assassinate the inventor of solar technology.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 35%, RT Critics: 66%
Steven Soderbergh's latest lo-fi production is strikingly crafted but emotionally vague.
IMDB: 5.5, RT Aud: 39%, RT Critics: 81%
Still grieving the death of their only child Alice at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where a local pagan ritual gives them three more precious days with her.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 37%, RT Critics: 64%
Duplicity is well-crafted, smart, and often funny, but it's mostly more cerebral than visceral and features far too many plot twists.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 37%, RT Critics: 74%
It doesn't take its terrific premise quite as far as it should, but Splice is a smart, well-acted treat for horror fans.
IMDB: 6.0, RT Aud: 48%, RT Critics: 78%
Pitting actors against murderers in a self-aware struggle for stardom, Baghead successfully skates the borders of horror and comedy.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 50%, RT Critics: 70%
Featuring groundbreaking animation, stunning visuals, and a talented cast, Beowulf has in spades what more faithful book adaptations forget to bring: pure cinematic entertainment.
IMDB: 5.4, RT Aud: 45%, RT Critics: 79%
Smart, original, and horrifically funny, Teeth puts a fresh feminist spin on horror movie tropes.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 40%, RT Critics: 71%
Stong lead performances, witty dialogue and wry observations cement Friends With Money as another winning dramedy from writer/director Nicole Holofcener.
IMDB: 4.8, RT Aud: 33%, RT Critics: 100%
The constant need to be plugged in and connected threatens to crash the real-life operating system of three technologically obsessed twentysomethings in director Joe Swanberg's humorous meditation on the relationship between man and machine in modern society.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 53%, RT Critics: 70%
With an outrageous premise played completely straight, Black Sheep is a violent, grotesque, and very funny movie that takes B-movie lunacy to a delirious extreme.
IMDB: 5.6, RT Aud: 34%, RT Critics: 76%
The Last Winter creatively and effectively uses horror tactics -- fear, tension, anticipation, and just enough gore -- to shock, but never repulse, its audience.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 57%, RT Critics: 73%
This highly derivative superhero coming-of-age flick is moderately entertaining, family-friendly fluff.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 51%, RT Critics: 73%
George A. Romero's latest entry in his much-vaunted Dead series is not as fresh as his genre-inventing original, Night of the Living Dead. But Land of the Dead does deliver on the gore and zombies-feasting-on-flesh action.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 60%, RT Critics: 64%
While not a home run, Fever Pitch has enough charm and on-screen chemistry between the two leads to make it a solid hit.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 45%, RT Critics: 73%
Set in post-9/11 New York, this largely evocative dramedy interweaves the stories of five disconnected individuals who share an unspoken emotional malaise that shadows their attempts at returning to normal life.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 48%, RT Critics: 68%
The humor is less sharp and more warm-hearted this time around, and the characters are enjoyable to revisit.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 46%, RT Critics: 71%
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is slim on plot and characterization, but the visuals more than make up for it.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 47%, RT Critics: 75%
Despite its short running time, Teacher's Pet is a witty and irreverent family film.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 32%, RT Critics: 72%
A low budget thriller with some intense moments.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 57%, RT Critics: 87%
Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan charm in Mark Waters' nicely pitched -- and Disney's second -- remake of the 1976 hit.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 52%, RT Critics: 72%
Although its 4 stories vary in quality, Robot Stories is still worth a look for Twilight Zone fans.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 46%, RT Critics: 69%
Film director Jeanne is obsessed with directing a difficult sex scene between her young actress and actor who hate each other.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 59%, RT Critics: 65%
Slow-moving, cerebral, and ambiguous, Solaris is not a movie for everyone, but it offers intriguing issues to ponder.
IMDB: 5.3, RT Aud: 50%, RT Critics: 79%
A pleasant enough kids flick that adults may even enjoy.
IMDB: 5.4, RT Aud: 41%, RT Critics: 81%
Stuart Little 2 is a sweet, visually impressive sequel that provides wholesome entertainment for kids.
IMDB: 5.1, RT Aud: 38%, RT Critics: 74%
Though the concept is no longer fresh, Spy Kids 2 is still an agreeable and energetic romp.
IMDB: 5.6, RT Aud: 40%, RT Critics: 68%
As he befriends and brings home yet another potential victim in the form of an outgoing young man named Rodney (Artel Kayaru), Dahmer is forced to confront his past as the two grow increasingly close over the course of the evening.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 82%
Essentially a sports movie with drums, the energetic Drumline somehow manages to make the familiar seem fresh.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 64%, RT Critics: 76%
Fast-paced and filled with racial gags, Undercover Brother serves up plenty of laughs and sharp satire.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 46%, RT Critics: 76%
The Tailor of Panama is a smart, darkly satirical thriller with exuberant performances from Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush.
IMDB: 5.4, RT Aud: 46%, RT Critics: 92%
A kinetic and fun movie that's sure to thrill children of all ages.
IMDB: 6.0, RT Aud: 52%, RT Critics: 74%
What Jimmy Neutron lacks in computer animation, it makes up for in charm and cleverness.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 44%, RT Critics: 83%
Quirky in the best sense of the word, Nurse Betty finds director Neil LaBute corralling a talented cast in service of a sharp, imaginative script.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 53%, RT Critics: 70%
A clever, funny slice of alternate history, Dick farcically re-imagines the Watergate era and largely succeeds, thanks to quirky, winning performances from Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Will Ferrell.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 41%, RT Critics: 66%
Critics say Stuart Little is charming with kids and adults for its humor and visual effects.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 37%, RT Critics: 59%
Mimic also features Giancarlo Giannini, Josh Brolin, and F. Murray Abraham.
IMDB: 5.8, RT Aud: 48%, RT Critics: 73%
Mary Norton's children's books about a family of four-inch-tall people who share accommodations with giant "beans" (as in "human bein's") are brought to the screen in beautifully scaled detail, but neither the story nor the characters come alive.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 56%, RT Critics: 81%
As with the first film, Scream 2 is a gleeful takedown of scary movie conventions that manages to poke fun at terrible horror sequels without falling victim to the same fate.
IMDB: 5.7, RT Aud: 46%, RT Critics: 74%
Most of the story takes place within the junky confines of Don Dubrow's second-hand store.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 38%, RT Critics: 67%
An outstanding ensemble cast propels Kiss of Death, a noir-ish crime thriller that's slick and big on atmosphere, even if its script may only provide sporadic bursts of tension.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 50%, RT Critics: 75%
Sean Connery appears as a British publisher who receives a message that if he'll publish a manuscript submitted by a mysterious Russian woman (Michelle Pfeiffer), he may be able to assist Western efforts toward de-militarizing the world.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 55%, RT Critics: 77%
Three teenagers learn a lot about life and love one summer in this romantic comedy-drama.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 48%, RT Critics: 88%
The wife of Mafia hitman Alec Baldwin, Pfeiffer regularly chastizes her husband for his underhanded line of work.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 52%, RT Critics: 84%
An enjoyable farce that relocates Jean Renoir's Boudu Saved From Drowning to '80s California, offering fine comedic performances from Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss and Bette Midler.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 62%, RT Critics: 87%
Notable faces include comedian Steven Wright; future indie mainstay John Turturro; future TV stars Michael Badalucco and Laurie Metcalf; punk singer Richard Hell, who also starred in Seidelman's Smithereens; and performance artist Ann Magnunson, who would star in the director's Making Mr.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 49%, RT Critics: 80%
Beyond Thunderdome deepens the Mad Max character without sacrificing the amazing vehicle choreography and stunts that made the originals memorable.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 40%, RT Critics: 92%
One of her coworkers is her best friend Hazel, played by Christine Lahti, whose performance earned an Oscar nomination and a New York Film Critics award.
IMDB: 6.2, RT Aud: 58%, RT Critics: 92%
A perfectly light, warmly funny romantic comedy that's kept afloat by Ron Howard's unobtrusive direction and charming performances from Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.
IMDB: 6.1, RT Aud: 60%, RT Critics: 80%
The 1981-82 TV sitcom spinoff starred Lorna Patterson in Goldie's role, with Eileen Brennan repeating her film characterization of the long-suffering Captain Lewis.
IMDB: 5.9, RT Aud: 42%, RT Critics: 72%
Insurance investigator Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) is dispatched to find two missing teenage hikers near Lost River Lake.
IMDB: 6.0, RT Aud: 27%, RT Critics: 59%
Though solidly acted and pleasant to look at, Cavalcade lacks cohesion, and sacrifices true emotion for mawkishness.