Found footage films have truly become the rage of late. It really got going with The Blair Witch Project and then became a staple with the success of Paranormal Activity.
But, not all found footage movies are created equal. In fact, many of them fall flat.
Click through and see our 11 found footage films that get it right.
We love all the Paranormal Activity movies, but the first one -- as is often the case -- is the best. And thanks to PA, found footage became a go-to format for storytelling.
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project is truly the found footage movie that got this ball rolling. It was revolutionary and surprisingly, still holds up to this day.
Found footage movie as a superhero origins story? Yes, please! And it introduced us to the power of Dane DeHaan and Michael B. Jordan.
The Bay showed how far the found footage movement had come. Its director is the Oscar favorite Barry Levinson. Also, using environmental destruction as the source of evil is utterly brilliant.
The guy behind The Hangover movies jumped on the found footage bandwagon and Todd Phillips gave us a party movie that put us IN the party.
End of Watch
We count End of Watch as a found footage movie because so much of the story is told through policeman Jake Gyllenhaal's aspiring filmmaker's camera.
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