Though I usually make up my mind on watching movies which have been positively reviewed by critics, sometimes it’s not the case.A lot of really good movies get slept upon. There are a few reasons to it.
The early reactions(from mostly critics) might have been underwhelming.
An ensemble devoid of popular mainstream actors won’t create the storm of hype.
A bad trailer.
Poor selection of date to release the film on (releasing just adjacent to a hit box office top grosser can be detrimental).
Here are few movies that I think have been overlooked and deserve a bit more recognition.
According to me, this not just one the best superhero movies, but one of the best movies ever made. M Night Shyamalan teamed up with Bruce Willis for the second time after the hugely popular suspenceful thriller ‘Sixth Sense’. This movie didn’t get the props it deserved because it was way ahead of its time. It felt too real to be a superhero movie. But that is what made it special. A pseudo-superhero drama with an original plot and top-notch screenplay, you will definitely not regret watching this underrated masterpiece.
2. The Hateful Eight (2015)
This might not be Tarantino’s best work, but it sure as hell doesn’t deserve to be called a failure. I really enjoyed the film, I think it was very well acted and impeccably well directed! It might also be Tarantino’s funniest movie! I think a few plot points here and there might be disgruntling for the viewers, but overall it would be a great watch for hardcore film buffs!
3. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
I really had no idea that the movie adaptation of the famous ‘Mary Poppins’ by Disney had such an amusing story behind it. Tom Hanks plays film producer Walt Disney who repeatedly attempts to please Pamela Travers (The creator of Mary Poppins) played by Emma Thompson to obtain the screen rights of the character. But his methods just don’t suit her requirements for approval. This movie is really heartwarming, funny and an overall enjoyable watch.
4. The Shining (1980)
Jack Nicholson starring Stephen king adaptation “The Shining” is a psychological horror movie that I could say without a doubt would leave you thrilled and shook. It isn’t actually underrated but not a lot of people have watched it. I’ve seen that a lot of my friends instantly think about the Conjuring or Insidious movies when Horror genre is mentioned and not this. The Shining is legit one the best horror movies out there.
Searching is a great movie crafted in a tight budget with minimal promotion. It is basically about a 16 year old girl who goes missing and her digital footprints are the only pieces of clue being used to find her. The plot doesn’t look quite promising at first but believe me the movie actually turned out to be very good. The suspense is satisfactory; the pace is well-sustained. What really clicks, though, is the message: We leave digital bread crumbs everywhere we go, and if our secrets are not safe, neither are we.