Sometimes, for whatever reason, movies just don’t stick with audiences. Often, the reason is simply because they’re bad, but at other times, they deserve a lot better than they got. Either because of poor marketing, a bad release window, or a lack of a name brand actor, great movies can easily get overlooked.
This list takes a look back at the past five years, picking out which films have been unfairly missed.
Sometimes, films achieve great scores from the critics but don’t get bums on seats, and other times they manage to gross enough money but receive poor critical scores and disappear quickly from pop culture.
Huge smash hits like Joker getting so-so critical scores have obviously been discounted, in favour of films the majority of movie goers might genuinely have missed.
These are the sorts of movies you might have seen advertised, but they didn’t catch your attention and have since faded from memory. Even if they didn’t make a big impact at the time though, they’re definitely worth going back for a second look now, before those end-of-the-decade lists are locked in for good.