10 Underrated Movies You Must Watch: Movies are usually judged by their box office collections or ratings. But there are some films that are initially rejected or ignored by the masses and the critics but have a lot of potential. Where with time some of these films have created a cult status. While many movies are still struggling to find their correct place. So, today let’s talk about 10 such films that have a lot of potential but didn’t get the deserved response from the audiences and critics.
10 Underrated Movies You Must Watch
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala is one of the most underrated romantic dramas you’ll ever come across. The movie revolves around two individuals, Demetrius (Denzel Washington) and Mina (Sarita Choudhury). Problems strat when the two individuals fall for each other. As Demetrius is a Black American and Mina is an Indian origin girl. The Indian family is strictly against the relationship as they are unable to forget the horrors of Uganda. In 1972 the country’s dictator ‘Idi Amin’ forced Asian migrants to leave the country. The movie perfectly depicts a love story between people from two different races and the problems they had to face.
Two for the Money (2005)
This movie has all the elements to excite and entertain you. From sports to drama and crime, you’ll find everything in the D.J. Caruso directed the 2005 film ‘Two for the Money’. The movie is written by Dan Gilroy. It has great actors like Matthew McConaughey and Al Pacino in the main leads. Where McConaughey plays the character of Brandon Lang who’s a college football star. While Al Pacino portrays the character of Walter who is a sports consultant and a popular tout. After suffering a career ending injury Brandon teams up with Walter and starts helping people to pick bets in sports. The movie is a harmless fun ride which you must watch.
Empire Records (1995)
At the time of release ‘Empire Records’ was neither liked by audiences nor did the critics care about the movie. However, with time the 1995 film has established itself as a cult classic. The movie gives us a glimpse of the lives of a few individuals and showcases a day of the employees of Empire Records. The Rom-Com has a lot to offer where every character brings something exciting in front of us. The movie is directed by Allan Moyle and written by Carol Heikkinen.
Jessica Sharzer’s ‘Speak’ is based on Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel with the same name. ‘Speak’ beautifully depicts the struggles of a girl (Melinda) in her social life (school) after facing a traumatic event. The traumatic event makes the girl almost numb in nature. The film beautifully explores the whole matter of childhood and depression through Melinda’s character. In the 2004 movie Kristen Stewart portrayed the role of Melinda.
Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
So, now let’s time travel and revisit the 1953 slapstick comedy French film ‘Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday’. The film was directed by Jacques Tati and Tati also portrayed the primary character of Monsieur Hulot. The film was quite successful both commercially and critically. But still it’s an underrated movie as most people don’t remember the film. You need to watch this movie to understand what true slapstick comedy is. This film is very simple with a basic storyline but its comedy and Jacques Tati’s portrayal of Monsieur Hulot makes it a worthy watch.
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
The 2022 film ‘The Rules of Attraction’ is an R rated Rom-Com which is directed by Roger Avary. The Rom-Com film is based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel “The Rules of Attraction”. The movie depicts the story of spoiled and over privileged students of Camden College. The film also showcases an unusual Love triangle which also involves a drug dealer and a bisexual.
The 2018 film Annihilation is a perfect watch for you if you are into mysterious Horrors films. Annihilation is a horror film which has elements of SCi Fi. In the movie a biochemist (Lena) goes for an unexpected mysterious expedition. What happens on the expedition and how things take a turn is the crux of the cinema. The horror thriller is scary and violent in nature. The movie is written & directed by Alex Garland.
‘Stardust’ is a fantasy adventure film where a young man promises his lady love that he’ll retrieve a fallen star. To fulfill his promise he ventures into the magical realm by crossing a wall. The film is a great family entertainer. The 2007 movie ‘Stardust’ is directed by Matthew Vaughn and the story is based on Neil Gaiman’s novel.
‘Raincoat’ is a movie adaptation from O. Henry’s “Gift of Magi”. The film was directed by famous Bengali (Indain) film director Rituparno Ghosh. Despite having big names like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn the film tanked at the box office. However, the movie is a slow burn which beautifully depicts the story of long lost lovers (separated). The duo meets after a long time and unfold each other’s stories. The film also won the ‘National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi’.
Happiness showcases the lives of several individuals who perform unique and wired tools and tricks to engage in some kind of act. As the individuals are desperate for any form of human connection and bond. But their lives get tangled with each other and cause chaos. The movie is a comedy drama but teaches us a lot about humans and human society through its portrayal. The 1998 film is written & directed by Todd Solondz.
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10 Underrated Movies You Must Watch