There have been a lot of fantastic films that have come out since 2000. Somehow, some have gone without the love they deserve. We’ve come up with 10 overlooked and underappreciated films that you may have missed. If you haven’t seen them, stop what you are doing, grab a bag of popcorn and watch them now!
5. One Hour Photo (2002)
Robin Williams stars as a mentally unstable photo developer who targets a family as they become a sick obsession in this psychological thriller.
The dark and gritty, this intense film is Williams darkest role, he absolutely nailed the role of a disturbed man, earning the film a 4/5.
4. Fido (2006)
Fido is one of my all-time favorite horror-comedies. It’s funny, a little cheesy (in the best possible way), and the most unique zombie movie you’ll ever see. Made on a shoestring budget, the movie was pulled off beautifully with special effects by Joe Castro who filled us in on the 5/5 film during a recent interview.
3. Frailty (2001)
Mathew McConaughey and Bill Paxton star in this supernatural psychological thriller that centers on a man that visits the office of an FBI agent and recounts his warped childhood caused by his religious fanatic of a father who received visions from God telling him to kill.
Frailty is fantastic in so many ways, including great writing, directing, and an amazing cast.
2. Ghost Ship (2002)
There are so many reasons to love this 5/5 movie. It’s dark, brutal, filled with gore and tension. It also features one of (if not the) best opening scenes of any horror movie ever.
Ghost Ship centers on a salvage crew that has discovered a cruiseliner that disappeared in 1962 along with all of its passengers, only to learn that the spirits of the ship are still there. Soon the crew finds themselves in a fight for their lives as the ship begins to sink and an evil presence that lurks around every corner.
1. Skelenton Key (2005)
Skeleton Key is an absolutely fantastic film that finds Kate Hudson as a hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation. She finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house’s dark past and the world of Hoodoo.
This dark, intense, supernatural thriller is a personal favorite. It is brilliant and features a story you’ve never seen before. The combination of suspense, horror, and uniqueness is more than enough to keep you invested in the film. Carrying a 5/5 score, Skeleton Key is a must-see.