Oh s**t Coronavirus is here!!
And it’s literally scaring the bejesus!! Out of us right now, people are asked to self-quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus.
So what better time than this to bring out the movies that we always seem to overlook back from the crypts and put them on our watchlists.
Prepare a big bowl of popcorns, snuggle up, chillax!!. Its time to spend some quality time while the world gets back on its feet.
Here is the list of 10 brilliant movies that we always seem to overlook. However, they keep on lurking around in our watchlists.
10. Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh)
This slow-burn Austrian horror film tells the story of twin boys who live alone at home and are waiting for their mother who has undergone a face changing cosmetic surgery, and when she comes home, under her bandages the children begin to doubt that this woman is actually their mother.
This movie is a spine chilling psychological horror with good writing and brilliant direction. The characters and storytelling are interesting and the fantastic twist ending makes this movie one of the best in its genre and highly recommended.
Rotten Tomatoes: 86
This science-fiction thriller tells the story of eight friends who at a dinner party experience a perplexing chain of reality-warping events on the night of an astronomical anomaly. The well-written screenplay unfolds its various complex mysteries in a very interesting and mind-boggling way.
This intelligent cerebral sci-fi flick will keep you to the edge of your seat till the end and leave you thinking about the turn of events, which makes this film incredibly entertaining.
Rotten Tomatoes: 88
8. First reformed
To be really honest at first I was reluctant to watch this one out, it somehow always slipped under my radar, but when I finally did It turned out to be one of the better and underlooked films of the year 2018, Ethan Hawke plays a solitary middle-aged parish pastor, Reverend Ernst Toller, at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York.
This film’s slow pace beautifully builds up to an emotionally stunning and enchanting experience, If you are a fan of serious cinema this is a must-watch And this might be Ethan Hawke’s best performance as an actor till date.
Rotten Tomatoes: 88
7. Inside Llewyn Davis
This offering comes from the brilliant minds of The Coen Brothers and it is one of their best and most overlooked films so far, The film follows a week in the life of a young folk singer played to perfection by Oscar Issac as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
The movie is filled with some great songs and stellar performances by all the actors. If you are a fan of The Coen brother’s movies then you should definitely watch this one.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92
6. The invitation
This slow-burn psychological thriller which tells the story of a man who responds to an invitation from his ex-wife, and brings his girlfriend to a dinner party.
There he relives the trauma of their child’s death and becomes suspicious that his ex-wife has concealed motives for inviting him.
It uses a tension rich premise to deliver a uniquely effective and gripping viewing experience.
Rotten Tomatoes: 88
5. The imitation game
This American historical drama film tells the story of Alan Turing during World War 2 who tries to crack the German enigma code with the help of fellow mathematicians.
An outstanding performance by Benedict “Sherlock” Cumberbatch makes this fact-based biopic a must-watch. This film is the best tribute to a genius mathematician who’s achievements many more of us should celebrate.
Rotten Tomatoes: 90
4. The ballad of Buster Scruggs
This film is a six-part Western anthology film, Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West, Second film on this list by the exceptional duo of Coen brothers adding another well-crafted gem to their extensive list of treasures.
This critically acclaimed film mostly went underlooked, but undoubtedly is a delight to watch.
Rotten Tomatoes: 91
This is a story that poses a question: How far would you go to protect your child? This is a chilling thriller movie which depicts how far a man can go to protect his family and jeopardizes his own life, A beautifully shot film with powerful and gut-wrenching performances and rich storytelling makes this film a treat for thriller and drama enthusiasts.
Rotten Tomatoes: 80
2. What we do in the shadows
This mockumentary-style horror-comedy film is the brainchild of the super talented duo of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, The film’s plot revolves around the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. This is definitely one of the best-overlooked horror-comedies of all time that everyone should watch once in their lifetimes.
Rotten Tomatoes: 96
This sci-fi epic from Bong Joon ho(parasite, the host) follows a plot where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The last survivors are aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a continuous motion engine.
The train plunges full-throttle towards disaster when puzzling messages provoke the passengers to revolt against the administration.
An exceptional and unique sci-fi thriller that we have never witnessed before, this action-packed ride will hold on to you even after the credit rolls.
Rotten Tomatoes: 95
Let’s end this on a positive note with a quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables and hope that this outbreak ends soon with everything coming back to normal.
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise again.”
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