2018 did give a lot of successful movies in the box office but there are some equally appealing movies which were underestimated though they deserve better. Presenting good story and giving the proper morals with outstanding cinematography are applauded by viewers and they hit a bang on box office. But have we missed some quality movies that audience thought were trivial and demands better appreciation?
We are here with the list of some underrated and underestimated movies of 2018. Starting from number ten we have:
10) The Sisters Brother
Cast: John C Relly , Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal
IMDB rated it 7.2 out of 10.
This film was a misguided mess which had hilarious frontier story. Despite of all these, the movie had moment of wit with devastating tragedy and the hope of redemption. It introduces air into what’s already been well trodden path offering an alternately pitiless and tenderhearted lens on such hardy themes as a character, filial loyalty and American progress at its most naive and voraciously destructive.
Although the movie has uncommon depths but routinely cheapens it with over eager. A story about brotherhood , friendship and the insecurity of life in a place , the film injects sweetness and innocence into the genre mostly through one stellar performance by John C Relly.
9) Sweet Country
Cast: Sam Neill, Bryan Brown , Hamilton Morris
IMDB rated 6.9 out of 10.
Director Warwick Thornton’s rugged Australian Western puts a new spin on an old story in an uncompromising , deliberate, and eerily beautiful way. Movie has been presented as spare deliberately paced , and almost Biblical in its search for moral justice in a harsh and lawless landscape had been the main reason for this movie to go underrated.
8) Bomb City
Cast: Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower, Logan Huffman
IMDB rating 6.9 out of 10.
A tense, finely observed Texas crime drama, produced on a tight budget and suggesting great promise the movie just keeps on having its Caucasian adolescents scream into the ether until you get it. An empathetic drama ready to put straight-laced audiences in the shoes of a maligned subculture which had the great role in making this movie underrated.
Cast: Olivia Cooke, Amanda Taylor Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Kaili Vernoff
IMDB rating 6.8 out of 10.
It’s a psychological thriller that explores what human nature is capable of when drained of all empathy and remorse, surviving instead on practised smiles, crocodile tears and self-serving impulses. This movie is a narcissistic response to teen thrillers of the 90s and is not for the faint of heart.
Cast: John Cho Debra Messing Joseph Lee Michelle La
IMDB rating 7.8 out of 10.
Searching is a taut, effectively paced mystery-thriller with a powerful emotional component. It has enough twists, turns, red herrings, chills and surprises to jangle the steadiest nerves, compelling characters and an unexpected degree of emotional power.
5) You Were Never Really Here
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman
IMDB rating 6.8 out of 10.
You Were Never Really Here is a deep dive into the suffocating world of someone’s personal hell. This film is not a type of a film that particularly wants you to “like” it. But with its highbrow talent and arty flourishes, it all but dares you to admit that you disliked it.
Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver
IMDB rating 6.4 out of 10.
Goldstone is our next great Western. That may sound like an oxymoron given that the film takes place in Australia, but it’s a paragon of a genre that has increasingly questioned history’s displacement of indigenous people. Mildly engaging with great cinematography, but overstuffed, undercooked, contrived, shallow, and somewhat lethargic.
3) The Endless
Cast: Callie Hernandez, Justin Benson & Emily Montague
IMDB rating 6.5 out 10.
The Endless is a supernatural-infused thriller with a tight story, masterful cinematography, & nebulous dialogue that’ll have you questioning everything from start which gets into your head and keeps you alert for whatever abnormal turn comes next till the end.
Cast: Claire Foy, Juno Temple, Jay Pharaoh, Joshua Leonard, Aimee Mullins
IMDB rating 6.4 out 10.
A serious movie about mental disorder and the insurance business would be ten times clammier and more disturbing than “Unsane”. The mix of a lurid psycho-thriller staging and grimy low-tech “Everytown USA” iconography is genuinely unsettling.
1) Eighth Grade
Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Fred Hechinger.
IMDB rating 7.6 out of 10.
An achingly honest film about some of the ghastliest years of adolescence. Funny, tender, endearing, beautiful, terrifyingly real, and packed with more tension than most thrillers. Eighth Grade is indescribably mesmerizing in its confines of adolescent angst and defiance.