There are a bunch of movies that flop or make it big at the box office, however, just because it’s a hit doesn’t mean it must be every single person’s favourite movie. There are a number of underrated movies that people believe should’ve gotten more recognition because of their storylines and characterization.
Here we are introducing some hidden gems from a genre which you might’ve never watched before so you can explore what great treasure you have been missing all this time and binge watch on the weekend.
In this article, you will get a list of lesser-known films of different genres and from all around the world that are worthy of your attention. Just in case you’re an action movie fanatic, check out the list of best movies on Netflix.
1: Cam (2018):
The movie starring Madeline Brewer revolves around a cam girl whose world turns upside down when a mysterious doppelganger who looks just like her takes over her channel. A psychological horror-thriller directed by Daniel Goldhaber features some truly frightening moments.
This movie also tackled the sensitive topic of “sex work” and handled it quite well. Movie goers have stated that this movie is a thrilling roller coaster ride of a hundred and thirty-four minutes that’ll blow your mind.
2: The Florida project(2017):
Directed by Sean Bakers, the story of The Florida Project revolves around a 6-year-old girl who lives with her unemployed single mother in a motel, while her mother struggles to make ends meet along with the harsh realities of life. This movie portrays poverty and inequality quite aptly and is one of the best movies ever made about childhood.
3: The Green Inferno (2013):
An American cannibal horror film directed by Eli Roth. The story of the movie depicts two girls who are survivors of a plane crash. Things take a nasty turn when they are abducted by cannibal tribes. The movie explores the concept of cannibalism. Loaded with gore effects, this is an interesting watch if you can stomach the bloody scenes without letting them get to you.
4: Berlin Syndrome (2017):
It is an Australian-French psychological horror trailer directed by Cate Shortland. The plot of the movie is based on the world of a photojournalist who gets imprisoned by an unknown man after a passionate one-night stand. As the story unfolds she struggles to be released from captivity. Soon, she realises she isn’t the only one being held captive by the man. The story is really interesting in a twisted way and very disturbing to watch.
This is an Indian biographical sports movie directed by Nitesh Tiwari. The movie depicts Mahavir Singh Phogat, a wrestler, who left wrestling due to a financial crisis. He wishes to fulfil his dream of winning the gold medal for his country by having sons, however, he’s blessed with daughters instead. The movie preaches women empowerment at its finest and breaks a bunch of gender stereotypes along the way.
6: A Monster Calls (2016):
This movie is a dark fantasy directed by J.A Bayona. The story revolves around a boy named Conor who has gone through a lot at a very young age. This unfortunate boy finds a monster who appears in his window one night and gives him the courage to face his struggles. The movie deals with the concept of human nature and vengeance.
7: Uncut Gems(2019):
A crime thriller film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. The main plot of this film is about a once-upon-a-time expert gem dealer who’s knee-deep in debts and is addicted to gambling. In the hopes of saving himself and his family from the debt collectors, he chooses to bet his entire life on a single gem by involving himself with a high-profile buyer and landing himself into another ditch.
8: Total Recall (2012):
Total Recall is an American science fiction film, full of action directed by Len Wiseman. Douglas is an ambitious man who wants to go to Mars. In order to fulfil his dream, he visits a company called “Rekall” that claims to turn your dreams into real memories. But something goes wrong during the procedure and the next thing Douglas knows is that he’s being hunted. Teaming up with a rebel fighter, he hopes to escape unscathed.
Thurgood Marshall is a strong defensive lawyer. It is a biographical film directed by Reginald Hudlin. He gets himself involved in the case of Joseph Spell who is falsely accused of sexual assault. He teams up with another lawyer, Sam Friedman to prove Spell’s innocence.
10: The Shack(2017):
This is an American drama film created by Stuart Hazeldine. The story revolves around a man who loses his youngest child and is going through depression. He then gets a letter in which he’s asked to meet at an abandoned shack in Oregon. Despite his dubiousness, Mack travels to the place anyway not knowing it’ll change his entire life.
11: The Lost Daughter (2021):
The Lost Daughter is a psychological drama film, written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhall, adapted from a novel of the same name. This film portrays the dark sides of motherhood. The movie revolves around a professor who becomes obsessed with another woman and her daughter while on holiday. As the story unfolds this movie continues to unravel mysteries which keep you hooked until the very end.
12: Under the shadow (2016):
It is a horror thriller directed by Babak Anvari. The movie features the story of a mother and daughter duo who are haunted by a mysterious evil soul. Set in the 1980s during Tehran’s missile attacks. The duo looks for the daughter’s missing doll which seems to be stolen by a Djinn. This movie has many spine-chilling horror scenes which may startle you a bunch of times.
If you are looking for something to binge over the weekends, this list should help you find a few good picks. Which movie on your list is the most underrated? Let us know in the comment section below.
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