Is it possible to have a must-see movie that too few saw? Sure... there are hundreds, if not thousands of them in Hollywood history!
Movie Fanatic presents a list of some of our favorite films that somehow managed to go under the radar. The consensus here in Tinseltown is that these are utterly fantastic films, and some are the best of their genres. We bet a few are your favorites too, Movie Fanatics!
But, too many of them have not been seen by a huge audience and that is something we aim to change!
Love David Fincher? Then you'll love this true story of two San Fran journalists (Robert Downey Jr. & Jake Gyllenhaal) who do their best to catch the Zodiac killer. Most missed it when it came out... and that is the true crime.
How was Warm Bodies not a blockbuster? Perhaps people heard Romeo and Juliet and scoffed. This zombie love story is inspired by the Shakespeare classic, sure. But, it is so much more and has more heart and humor than a million other romantic comedies. You'd be dead not to be seriously moved by this instant clasic.
Jackie Brown is the least seen of all of Quentin Tarantino's movies. Maybe it's because it's slow moving (er... burning, more like!)? Perhaps because it's based on a book and not one of his original ideas? Either way, people are missing out because Jackie Brown is, in fact, one of his best.
Office Space is a movie that many of us talk about all the time. Yet, why is this film not mentioned in the same sentence as some of Hollywood's greatest comedies of all time? Tell your friends who haven't seen this Mike Judge classic... to see it. Now.
Stranger Than Fiction was a departure for Will Ferrell. Sure, he was still funny at times. But, the subject matter was a little more serious... even if it was wildly creative. You don't have to be a writer or a reader of books for that matter to adore this flick.
Some of you may be too young to have seen Night Shift. Run, don't walk, and catch this Ron Howard comedy that stars Michael Keaton in his first big role, with Henry Winkler, as a couple of guys working at a morgue. Sounds dreadful, right? What if we told you they turn their night job into the perfect place to become pimps? Hilarity does seriously ensue.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was meant to be the first in a series. There are dozens of books with the Russell Crowe character in the lead. Hardly anyone saw the fantastic film, and therefore, we got no more stories. It's a complete and utter shame.
Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale as two men living in the modern world trying to save our world from being destroyed by fire-breathing dragons? Yes, please! And the fact that the film utterly rocks only enhances how much we love this film and the idea at the heart of it.
One of the least known Martin Scorsese movies and that is a true shame. The film is wicked sharp. Robert De Niro stars as a man obsessed with a late night talk show host, played by Jerry Lewis. It hits all the right notes... on so many levels.
Baz Luhrmann's Australia got a bad rap for being bloated and self indulgent. Considering all involved, including the director, stars Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, are all from Australia... can you blame them? And what is so wrong with that? This thing's epic and romantic!
Love Iron Man 3? Well, then you'll love Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, It's from the same guy who wrote and directed that blockbuster! Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer star in this LA story that must be seen to be believed.
Rush probably got missed by many because they thought it was a true story about European Formula 1 racing. Yes, it is. But it also is Ron Howard's best film and that is saying something. They hardly ever make movies like Rush and that is a true shame. The fact that few people saw it will sadly only reinforce that fact. But, let's make it a cult hit and rush out and see Rush!
A History of Violence does not have a history of a whole lot of people seeing it. That's just wrong. It's a slow burning pressure cooker of a crime classic meets family drama. Viggo Mortensen has never been better, and that's saying something for the man who was Aragorn.