This is a list of ten diamonds in the rough, movies that I’m glad I found and actually watched (NOT a list of underrated movies). This list is numbered but isn’t in any particular order. Note that a very unknown movie that I find good is about as likely to be on this list as a movie that I find to be fantastic and only a little less popular than average.
1. Mr. Nobody
It’s awesomeness/popularity ratio is huge.
2. Never Let Me Go
3. The Man From Earth
Watching this is like reading a great book. You just want it to be true…really fun.
4. The Fall
The little girl is annoying but I enjoyed this movie. If you don’t watch it in HD then you’re ruining it (I’m a huge quality snob).
5. Days of Heaven
The cinematography here is phenomenal.
6. Glengarry Glen Ross
7. Enter The Void
This movie is crazy weird—way off the deep end. I’m still not sure if I like it or if I’d ever watch it again but it’s very original and has content.
8. Mullholland Dr.
I know it’s a decently popular movie but I put it here under the justification that I think just about everyone who actually watches it is at least fairly into film.
9, 10. I couldn’t decide between The Virgin Suicides, Memories of Murder, Solaris (1972), and The Painted Veil for the final spots (probably because none of them are good enough).