ByShawn Allard, writer at
Batman Fanatic, Movie lover/Maker, and I like food.
Shawn Allard

So many good movies are made today, but are not given the time of day. So many good movies, get pushed aside because the next summer hit is coming out at the same time. I'm here to talk about how Star Wars screwed over one of the best films of all time, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip... I'm just kidding. But in all seriousness, too long have the original movies been not been fairly shown. For too long, has the indie film been stomped on by the blockbuster hits! It ends now! It ends here!

Before we start, I want to State two things. First off, these are just my opinions, and if you disagree, I understand, we can't all be correct. Secondly, SPOILER ALERT! There, you have been warned.

Number Five: Odd Thomas

This film, which was based on a book, is about a young man named Odd, and he can see the dead. It was a great film filled with jokes, suspense, a warming love story, great action, and a twisting ending. This film had a 27 million dollar budget, and made less than a million in box office sales! This is definitely a great film, and you can check it out on Netflix.


Number Four: The Houses October Built

Now granted, the horror genre as a whole, does not have the best films but this film, even with it's horror flaws, was a fantastic movie. This was a found footage film, in which a bunch of friends go on a road trip hitting a ton of haunted houses but they don't know what they are really signing up for. The budget and box office is unknown.


Number Three: Any Day

In real life, outside if the internet, I am also a boxer. I really enjoy a good boxing film. When I watched the film Any Day, I actually turned it off at first. I turned it off within five minutes. But a while later, I went back to it, and I'm glad I did. It took a bit to get into, but this was a great film. It had love, suspense, fighting, drama, and everything a fighting movie should have.


Number Two: Oculus

Another Horror film - this movie looked really bad. When I first saw the trailer, a friend and I made a segment for a TV show I was working on at the time, where we made fun of the trailer in a cinema sins style type. But later, when it actually came out, it was fantastic. It was trippy, leaves you on the edge of your seat, just a good film for what it is.


Number One: Joe

Joe. This movie is part of my very exclusive, very difficult to get into top five favorite movies. I would even say it's in my top three. In my opinion, this is one of if not the best Nic Cage roles of all time. I love this movie so much, so much that I broke one of my main movie rules. Don't watch the same movie within a month. I have that rule so I can enjoy a film, and enjoy it the second time, )if I watch it a second time.) I'm very picky. I watched this movie five times in one week. The biggest complaint about this movie is that it was slow, and it was, but that's part of its charm. It is one of saddest and darkest movies I have ever seen, and I love it. I love dark and gritty, the more depressing it is, the more I will be into it. This, is one of the most under appreciated movies within the past decade.


What do you think? What movie have you seen that you think is under appreciated? Let us know down in the comments!


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