With so many movies released all the time, it’s hard to sift the wheat from the chaff. It’s likely there are plenty of awesome movies you probably haven’t seen. Some of these movies have been around for a long time and you just never got around to watching them, while others slipped under the radar not getting the publicity they deserve. Either way, these best movies you haven’t seen deserve your attention and definitely should go on your watch list. From trippy science fiction to compelling dramas, we did our best to put together some of the best, but rest assured there are likely many, many more that could go on this list. Ready to watch your next favorite movie? Here are 25 Awesome Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen.
A Scanner Darkly
Released in 2006, A Scanner Darkly is a film adaptation of the novel by Philip K. Dick, starring Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey Jr.. About an undercover cop that starts to lose his identity after getting involved with a dangerous new drug, this movie is quite possibly the most faithful adaptation of a Dick novel. Director Richard Linklater filmed it in live-action and then used a post-production animation process, making it look like it was hand-drawn.
Though today it’s considered a cult classic, John Carpenter’s The Thing didn’t exactly do that great when it first released. As a result, this trippy, alien horror got over-looked by most, yet it’s arguably one of Carpenter’s best movies.
Before he directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson had much humbler beginnings directing his independent film Brick, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A neo-noir about a young man trying to solve his girlfriend’s murder, the dialogue, the characters, and the unique story make it a must-see.
Though this film won an Oscar for its screenplay, few people actually saw it. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, it’s about a man who falls in love with his lifelike computer operating system. While that might sound weird, the movie is beautifully shot, well-written, and well worth your time.
About a drifter who finds glasses that reveal a world secretly ruled by aliens, this film is a clear political satire on consumerism and the media. It’s also an underrated gem that continues to prove its relevancy.