Every year, Hollywood produces so many films that it is hard to keep track of all of them. Unsurprisingly, some of the best movies often tend to fall through the cracks.
These are the movies that make us stop and wonder, “How come I never heard of this one before?”
The following is a list of some of the most underrated English movies of the past few decades:
Eight candidates for a highly desirable job are locked together in an exam room. What starts out as a seemingly easy task morphs into something else entirely as tensions begin to unravel.
2. The Game:
A birthday present goes wrong as a wealthy San Francisco banker discovers that his life has turned into a game over which he has no control.
3. Joy Ride:
Three young people on a road trip must escape a psychotic killer! Paul Walker at his absolute best.
4. Searching for Sugar Man:
A tale of how two South Africans set out to track down their unlikely music hero, the enigmatic 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
5. The Breakfast Club:
Five high-school kids, all misfits, meet in detention and discover that they have a lot more in common than previously thought.
6. The Truman Show:
An insurance salesman discovers that his entire life is actually a television show.
A dark tale of a teenager who pushes his way into the underworld of high school crime to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
8. Donnie Darko:
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
9. The Aviator:
A touching biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes. Perhaps, Leonardo DiCaprio’s most underrated performance till date.
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show for embark on a week-long road trip.
11. The End of the Tour:
The story of a five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace.
Things turn dangerous when a desperate man muscles his way into the world of L.A. crime journalism. Possibly, Jake Gyllenhaal’s finest performance till date.
The story of how Nelson Mandela unifies a nation by enlisting the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
14. Reservoir Dogs:
After a jewellery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. Quentin Tarantino’s first movie.
The tale of the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorised Northern California with a killing spree in the late 1960s/ early 1970s.