10 Underrated Recent Movies That Deserve A Second Chance

Don't always listen to the critics on release.

Jason Bourne
Paramount

In the internet age it can feel like movies just come and go. The online film industry is already so skewed to the pre-release, predicting plots and breaking down trailers incessantly (guilty), that when the finished product arrives it can be a fleeting epilogue. There's so many movies released each year, and most of them wind up shrugged off by audiences without a second look. Heck, everyone had moved on from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the biggest film of the decade, after just a couple of months, an attitude that would have tanked the original.

This of course makes it hard for blockbusters to make back their increasingly ridonkulous budgets - the opening weekend can in some cases be almost half the final box office take - although the films that really suffer are those met with an upturned nose; being dismissed as average or worse can be a death sentence, destroying any hopes of long-term cult status.

Of course, with home video and streaming becoming an increasingly important part of a film's run there's always scope for rediscovery. And here's ten movies from the past few years that really deserve a second look.

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Film Editor (2014-2016). Loves The Usual Suspects. Hates Transformers 2. Everything else lies somewhere in the middle. Once met the Chuckle Brothers.

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