2014 is in the rear-view mirror, and awards nominations are rolling in. The year certainly had some standout successes, but what about the gems no one saw? These are our picks for the Top 10 Most Underrated Movies of 2014. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/9AGRm
What did you think of the list? Did we leave off one of our favorite under appreciated greats? Do you disagree with one of our selections? What do you think was the best movie of 2014, blockbuster or otherwise? What are you looking forward to in 2015 (and stay tuned for our choices!)
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Director: Gillian Robespierre
We’re kicking off the list with a surprisingly underrated romantic comedy, where the meet-cute, break-up, make-up formula is put the the test, carried by Jenny Slate’s amazing performance.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Jake Gyllenhaal plays both a man and his mysterious exact look-alike in this baffling thinner that was maybe a bit too out there to bring it in at the box office, but is more than worth a second look at home.
Director: Frank Pavich
Documentaries are rarely box office hits, but this look at cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s classic Dune to the big screen in its own way deserved more attention than it got in our opinion.
Only Lovers Left Alive
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star in what has to be the most unusual vampire movie we’ve seen pretty much ever.
Director: David Gordon Green
Joe is noteworthy for an unusually understated performance from Nicholas Cage, and its gritty-yet-heartfelt story of reception.
Director: Steven Knight
Tom Hardy gives a world class, practically solo, performance as a man driving his car, propelled by a series of phone calls that threaten to destroy his life.
A Most Wanted Man
Director: Anton Corbijn
One of Philip Seymour Hoffiman’s last projects, A Most Wanted Man is a spy thriller that deals with the legal and technological world of espionage, rather than the flash glamour.
Director: David Michôd
A Mad Max without the over-the-top costuming, The Rover follows Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson down the roads of a ruined world.
The Edge of Tomorrow (or Live Die Repeat)
Director: Doug Liman
Despite some top-notch action, and outstanding action performances from stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow managed to underperform at the box office, perhaps prompting its re-branding under a new title. Regardless, this fresh, honest take on a time-loop premise is well worth a watch.
Director: David Mackenzie
Despite a strong performance from star Jack O’Connell, and a tense, expertly crafted story, Starred Up managed to go almost completely unnoticed this year.