15 Great Movies From The 2010s That Are Frustratingly Underrated

Miss these at your peril.

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We are now nearly at the end of this decade and when people look back, there are those who might think the past ten years have been a bit duff when it comes to films. After all, the general received wisdom is that cinema these days is dominated by cash-grabbing blockbusters, and whilst that is the case, there's still been plenty of great stuff on offer for those who know where to look.

Sadly, a lot of other great movies fly under the radar each year. This isn't particularly surprising, since independent films and foreign flicks understandably don't reach as many people as the big studio films do, but it's still a huge shame and means many will often miss some of the year's best movies.

With the decade nearly over, everyone will be looking back on the 2010s' best films and will, despite the bad reputation of today's cinema, find they're spoiled for choice. When everyone starts compiling these best-of-decade lists, more obscure films such as these 15 gems mustn't be forgotten.

15. Kill List

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Plot: Two hit-men are sent to carry out three hits. That's all you need to know for now.

Ben Wheatley's tremendous folk horror film starts out seemingly as a straightforward tale of hit-men carrying out assassinations before morphing into something far darker, more twisted and more special than anyone was expecting.

It's one of the most delightfully unhinged horror films of recent times and it is vital to go in knowing as little as possible. Kill List truly is one deliciously nasty surprise after another.

It doesn't just coast along on twists and shocks though. It's an all-around great horror movie backed by a terrific cast, Wheatley's excellent directing and a generally fascinating narrative make it one of the best horror films of the 2010s as well as one of the best British horror films of the 21st century.

Unfortunately, Kill List has never achieved the mainstream recognition it deserves and also has an undeservedly low IMDb score of just 6.4.

Kill List truly deserves to be more widely-known, since it is one of the most surprising movies in recent memory and even if you're not a horror fan, it's a twisty, rule-breaking trip that's well worth taking.

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