Considering the amount of films that come out every year, it's more than likely that you're going to miss out on one or two. As modern audiences we are constantly being inundated with waves upon waves of big blockbusters, years-in-the-making biopics, summer action films and epic franchises, all bolstered by persistent marketing campaigns which can often overshadow other pictures deserving of your time, money and appreciation.
There are plenty of other underrated films you should really check out, but there are simply too many out there for just one list. Many excellent action flicks, dramas, romantic-comedies, family animations and horror films are still waiting to be seen by a more substantial audience.
As with the previous list, the following entries will cover a wide range of genres, in an attempt to meet as many tastes as possible. Hopefully something in here will suit the kind of thing you're usually after.
From the brutally violent to the wonderfully sweet, the hysterically funny to the fantastically silly, and the constantly exciting to the stunningly clever, here are 20 more amazing and under-seen movies waiting for your next movie night.
20. Brawl In Cell Block 99
Starting at the extreme end of the list, 2017's Brawl in Cell Block 99 is the perfect film for audiences who are after a bit of care-free, gratuitous violence. Under the surface, the film is also a great example of what happens when an actor goes against type and brings to life a genuinely compelling and interesting character.
Funny-man Vince Vaughn stars as Bradley Thomas, a former boxer who turns to drug dealing when he has no where else to turn. After he pushes his luck and ends up in prison after a gunfight with the police, Bradley finds himself in jail and literally fighting for his life. His enemies want him dead, and behind bars he has no choice but part-take in violent acts to keep himself alive.
What follows is an action-packed but very well-controlled prison drama in which Vaughn shines like never before. The violence is often grim, the injuries inflicted harsh, but the performance of Vaughn (and supporting actors Marc Blucas, Don Johnson and Jennifer Carpenter) and the direction of Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk - so no stranger to O.T.T violence), mean that 99 is a great viewing experience which has a lot to offer.
Just don't go in expecting any niceties...