2019's Most Underappreciated Movies
Let us revamp your film radar with a comprehensive list of all the underappreciated movies you may have missed in 2019, and are bound to rave about to everyone you know as soon as you finally see them.
Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh is three for three of late in the "making movies that go underappreciated by most people" game. He delivered the grossly underrated heist comedy Logan Lucky in 2017, then dished up his psychological horror flick Unsane in 2018. And now, in 2019, Soderbergh has kept up the streak with High Flying Bird, a subversion of the sports movie genre that's ceaselessly stylish and respectably risky.
High Flying Bird details the plan sports agent Ray Burke carries out after he stumbles upon a loophole during a professional basketball league lockdown. Shot entirely on an iPhone, High Flying Bird has the kind of sleek aesthetic and structure that will grab you by the wrist and send you down the rabbit hole.
The lovechild of Moneyball and Jerry Maguire, Bird hit Netflix's enormous content catalogue in early February, around the same time as some of the streamer's more highly publicized projects. Having too many options to choose from is likely why viewers missed out on the film. The good news is that the fix to this is as simple as booting it up on Netflix.
One of the greatest superhero films of 2019 was one the vast majority of moviegoers completely missed out on. Fast Color, directed and co-written by Miss Stevens filmmaker Julia Hart, stars The Cloverfield Paradox actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ruth, whose seizures cause massive earthquakes, and Orange Is the New Black alum Lorraine Toussaint as Bo, Ruth's mother who has the ability to disintegrate and reassemble objects with her mind and to see "the colors" — vivid flashes of light. Keep watching the video to see 2019's most underappreciated movies!
High Flying Bird | 0:11
Fast Color | 1:09
High Life | 2:02
Shadow | 2:51
The Last Black Man in San Francisco | 3:22
Crawl | 4:04
Luce | 4:53
Villains | 5:55
Dolemite Is My Name | 6:45
The Dead Center | 7:56
Her Smell | 8:54
The Peanut Butter Falcon | 9:58
Jojo Rabbit | 10:59
Motherless Brooklyn | 12:09
Honey Boy | 13:10
The Report | 14:28
The Lighthouse | 15:39