8 Underrated Films of 2022
With such an abundance of films being released each year, so many masterpieces slip through the cracks of the mainstream. Here are some of the hidden gems we found in 2022 that you should not miss out on.
The Get Out actor-director duo of Jordan Peele and Daniel Kaluuya teamed up again for this movie with Keke Palmer. Like Peele’s other films, this is yet another head-scratcher. The surreal, sci-fi thriller delves into themes of social media, reality television and fame through its unusual and intriguing plot.
The Quiet Girl:
This Irish-English film has already won awards at numerous film festivals and is predicted to be a big winner at this year’s Academy Awards. The film follows the story of Foster – a 2010 novella, where a neglected and abused child experiences love for the first time. The film is simple, yet beautiful and artful, with great acting from the child star.
Emily the Criminal:
The movie stars Aubrey Plaza and is a simple close-to-reality crime thriller. The film is a character study, allowing Plaza to shine in a role different from her usual work. The film has garnered some well-deserved attention since reaching Netflix.
Three Thousand Years of Longing:
Although the film starred big names, like Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, it had a low international box office of only $19.3 million. This movie has beautiful cinematography and great use of CGI, and is a cosy watch, especially during this holiday season.
Something in the Dirt:
Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, the iconic duo, once again team up for this unusual film. Shot in a documentary format, this film focuses on the paranormal, while simultaneously being a buddy comedy.
This biographical film covers the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, where 12 young boys and their coach entered a cave in Thailand before being trapped inside for 18 days. The film was a nail-biter and excruciatingly realistic. An interesting look at the inner workings of the rescue operation.
The movie stars Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman and is an epic tale of the redemption of a Viking prince. For those interested in historical dramas, this film delivers on all fronts– the conflict, the battles, and the glory. While the film earned about $70 million at the box office, with the scale of the film it was hardly able to break even.
Decision to Leave:
This film was by the legendary Korean director who brought us classics like Oldboy and The Handmaiden. Park Chan-Wook’s latest film was a mystery drama, following the unending twists and turns in the relationship between an officer investigating a murder and the young widow of the victim.
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