Top 30 The Best Underrated Movies Flying Under The Radar

Are you tired of watching the same blockbuster films that everyone is talking about? Do you want to discover some hidden gems in the world of cinema?

Look no further than our list of the best underrated movies flying under the radar.

From critically acclaimed independent films to cult classics and sleeper hits, we've got must-see movie recommendations for you.

These overlooked films may not have received the attention they deserve, but they are true hidden gems worth discovering.

So, grab some popcorn and get ready to explore the world of underrated cinema, filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered!

1 – The Florida Project

Florida Project Brooklynn Prince
Image Credit: A24.

Set in Orlando, Florida, the movie tells the story of a six-year-old girl and her young mother living in a budget motel managed by a kind but strict manager.

2 – Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe
Image Credit: A24.

This offbeat and quirky film follows a man stranded on a deserted island who befriends a corpse that washes ashore and uses it as a Swiss Army Knife to survive.

3 – Mudbound

Mudbound Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan
Image Credit: Netflix.

Set in the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era, Mudbound follows two families – one white, one black – as they navigate life on a farm after World War II.

4 – Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Thomasin McKenzie
Image Credit: Bleecker Street, Sony Pictures Releasing International, and Stage 6 Films.

Leave No Trace tells the story of a father and daughter living off the grid in the forests of Oregon and their journey as they re-enter society.

5 – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Olivia Cooke
Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

This heartwarming coming-of-age film follows a teenage filmmaker who befriends a classmate with leukemia and creates a film for her.

6 – The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen Hailee Steinfeld
Image Credit: STX Entertainment.
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The Edge of Seventeen is a coming-of-age film that explores the life of a high school student dealing with the death of her father and the challenges of growing up.

7 – Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilder people Sam Neill
Image Credit: Madman Films and Piki Films.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a hilarious and heartwarming adventure film about a rebellious foster child and his foster uncle who become the subjects of a nationwide manhunt in the New Zealand wilderness.

8 – Before I Fall

Before I Fall Logan Miller, Zoey Deutch
Image Credit: Open Road Films.

Before I Fall is a thought-provoking and powerful film about a high school student who must relive the same day repeatedly until she uncovers the truth about her life and the lives of those around her.

9 – Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Emily Robinson, Elsie Fisher
Image Credit: A24.

Eighth Grade is a charming and relatable film that captures the awkwardness and challenges of adolescence through the eyes of a shy and insecure eighth-grader.

10 – Moonlight

Moonlight André Holland, Trevante Rhodes
Image Credit: A24.

Moonlight is a powerful and emotionally stirring film that explores the life of a young black man as he navigates his identity and sexuality in a rough Miami neighborhood.

11 – Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed Aubrey Plaza
Image Credit: FilmDistrict.

Safety Not Guaranteed is a charming and offbeat film about a group of journalists investigating a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

12 – Short-Term 12

Short Term 12 Brie Larson
Image Credit: Cinedigm.

Short Term 12 is an emotional and thought-provoking film that follows a young woman who works at a foster care facility as she navigates her own troubled past and the challenges of her job.

13 – The Spectacular Now

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Image Credit: A24.

The Spectacular Now is a coming-of-age film about a high school senior who falls in love with a shy and introverted girl while dealing with his own issues with alcoholism.

14 – Super Dark Times

Super Dark Times Elizabeth Cappuccino
Image Credit: The Orchard.

Super Dark Times is a dark and intense film that follows two teenage boys after a tragic accident that threatens to tear their friendship apart.

15 – The Farewell

The Farewell Awkwafina, Shuzhen Zhao, Hong Lu
Image Credit: A24.
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The Farewell is a heartwarming and humorous film exploring cultural differences and family dynamics as a Chinese-American woman returns to China to visit her grandmother, unaware she has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

16 – Edge of Winter

Edge of Winter, Joel Kinnaman, Tom Holland
Image Credit: Vertical Entertainment.

Edge of Winter is a tense and gripping film about a divorced father who takes his two sons on a winter trip, only to find themselves stranded in the wilderness and fighting for survival.

17 – Green Room

Green Room, Patrick Stewart
Image Credit: A24.

Green Room is a tense and violent film that follows a punk band trapped in a remote venue and forced to fight for their lives against a gang of neo-Nazis.

18 – The Gift

The Gift
Image Credit: STX Entertainment.

The Gift is a suspenseful and unsettling film about a couple who receive a mysterious gift from a former acquaintance, triggering a series of events that reveal dark secrets from their past.

19 – Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin Macon Blair
Image Credit: RADiUS-TWC.

Blue Ruin is a gripping and intense film about a man seeking revenge for the murder of his parents, only to find himself in over his head and facing unexpected consequences.

20 – A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story
Image Credit: A24.
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A Ghost Story is a haunting and poetic film about a man who becomes a ghost and must navigate the ethereal world to connect with his grieving wife and find meaning in his existence.

21 – The Endless

The Endless
Image Credit: Well Go USA Entertainment.

The Endless is a mind-bending and eerie film about two brothers who return to a cult they escaped years ago, discovering that its beliefs and practices may be more sinister than they realized.

22 – Coherence

Coherence Emily Baldoni
Image Credit: Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Coherence is a mind-bending and suspenseful film about a group of friends whose dinner party is interrupted by a passing comet, leading to strange and unsettling events.

23 – The Witch

The Witch Anya Taylor
Image Credit: A24.

The Witch is a chilling and atmospheric film about a family in 1630s New England who a malevolent witch terrorizes after being banished from their community.

24 – Sound of My Voice

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Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures.
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Sound of My Voice is a thought-provoking and enigmatic film about a couple who infiltrate a cult led by a mysterious and charismatic woman who claims to be from the future.

25 – Under the Skin

Under the Skin Scarlett Johansson
Image Credit: A24.

Under the Skin is a visually stunning and thought-provoking film about an alien who looks like a human woman and lures unsuspecting men to their demise.

26 – The Babadook

The Babadook
Image Credit: Umbrella Entertainment.

The Babadook is a terrifying and psychologically unsettling film about a single mother and her young son haunted by an evil creature from a children's book.

27 – The One I Love

The One I Love Elisabeth Moss, Theresa Guleserian
Image Credit: RADiUS-TWC.

The One I Love is a clever and original film about a couple who seek to revive their relationship at a secluded retreat, only to encounter strange and unexpected events.

28 – The Invitation

The Invitation
Image Credit: Drafthouse Films.

The Invitation is a tense and unsettling film about a man who attends a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, only to suspect that there may be darker intentions behind the invitation.

29 – Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love Ashleigh Cummings
Image Credit: Gunpowder & Sky and
Arrow Films.

Hounds of Love is a disturbing and intense film about a young girl abducted by a couple and held captive in their home.

30 – A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

A Cure for Wellness is a visually stunning and eerie film about a young executive sent to a mysterious wellness center in the Swiss Alps and begins unraveling its dark secrets.