10 Amazing Movies Nobody Knows About

Don't sleep on these instant classics a second longer.

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We as modern movie fans are "suffering" from an embarrassment of riches - there are simply more great films available at our fingertips at any moment than anyone can realistically watch in a lifetime.

And so, it's inevitable that some movies end up slipping through the cracks and getting passed by, for one of many reasons - perhaps most commonly that they just didn't have enough marketing might to stand out in a crowded field.

But on purely their own merits away from the business side of the industry, these 10 incredible movies absolutely need to be seen by as many film lovers as possible.

Every single one of them is an outstanding, amazing movie, and yet each came and went without making any impact at all with the mainstream, and even self-professed die-hard film buffs probably missed them along the way.

But all of these films are so ingeniously conceived, cleverly executed, and wonderfully acted - no matter their often paltry budgets - that it's a straight-up travesty they feel lost to time, even though some of them are just a few years old.

If you're looking for something brilliantly outside-the-box to watch that could definitely use the attention, look no further...

10. Brick

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It's truly bizarre that, despite Rian Johnson becoming a household name thanks to both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the Knives Out franchise, his 2005 directorial debut Brick hasn't been rediscovered in recent years.

A staggeringly fearless and audacious first film, Brick is a beguiling mystery-thriller in which high school student Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, Emily (Emilie de Ravin).

The genius hook of Johnson's film is that it's effectively a classically-styled film noir transplanted onto a modern high school setting, made most evident by the intentionally affected, hard-boiled dialogue.

While it'd be easy for such a concept to fall flat on its face or feel a bit student film-y, Johnson's atmospheric direction, twisty storytelling, and the efforts of a remarkable ensemble cast make this a rich, fiercely original take on the contemporary thriller.

Even with all the success Johnson has had in recent years, there's a fair argument to be made that Brick remains his very best film.

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