Underrated films from 2011-2015

The Most Underrated Films From 2011-2015

By CryptoKrusty | CryptoKrusty | 6 Feb 2021

Time to take a break from the crypto markets for a while. You've been sweating and obsessing all day long and you deserve some downtime; so get rid of your phone, kick the feet up and, unwind. To help remove the stress of what to watch, let me introduce some of the most underrated films from 2011-2015..... in my opinion at least.


The first up has a score of 74% on Rotten Tomatoes and stars the legendary Woody Harelson. The film follows a corrupt cop...... sorry, the most corrupt cop, probably person ever. Without the usual plot drivers of many a cop drama, Woody Harrelson gives a mesmerising performance that carries the whole film along making you want to know more about the main character Dave Brown and the intoxicating madness that is his life. Rampart is definitely a recommended watch.


The next I definitely think is worth a mention is the gritty Red State. Another one from 2011 with only a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Centered around an extreme right-wing Christian church and starring none other than John Goodman as a hostage negotiator, that’s way out of his league, this is a must-watch for all John Goodman fans or if you’re just craving a little dose of off the wall action.


If documentaries are more your thing then you might enjoy Samsara(2011). However, you must be warned this is a non-narrative documentary. Nothing but beautiful imagery from all over the world, whether it’s the natural world, human tradition, or modernization of our cities, the shots convey powerful, almost trance-inducing scenery with a soundtrack to match. This is the latest in a series of which Baraka comes before.


My 2012 top pick is Premium Rush with a 74% Rotten Tomatoes rating, starring Joseph-Gordon Levitt. I actually stumbled upon this one on a flight to Vancouver and really enjoyed it as a refreshing take on a chase themed film, which I generally love to watch anyway. Joseph-Gordon Levitt is a bike messenger who is too used to facing danger every day to let anyone scare him off his delivery. Think alleycat race meets capture the flag for an intense thriller through the streets of New York.


For 2013 we have a solid drama that is Short Term 12. Even though this has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 98% I haven’t spoken to anyone who has seen this film so I’ve added it to this list. This story is what real storytelling is about. Enthralling on every level from the plot, to characters, to cinematography, and acting. It does a great job of what the film sets out to do, subtly instilling empathy for the troubled teens and opening up their troubles in a relatable sense. A drama that even non-drama fans will enjoy.


To kick off 2014 we have God’s Pocket with a rating of 37% on Rotten Tomatoes. To be honest, there wasn’t much that was too underrated this year with great films such as Nightcrawler and Gone Girl, however, fans of Philip Seymour Hoffman will appreciate this little viewed film. A lot of the characters can be quite cliché at times, however, the individual performances make up for where the film lacks.


2015 was a great year in my opinion with titles such as Ex-Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, The Big Short, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant. With so many great titles being released it’s no wonder some other films were overlooked. With a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s safe to say I was not the only one who really enjoyed Green Room. A thriller that keeps in tempo with its punk rock setting that centres on a band that ended up being the ones that got a show, but not any kind of show they were hoping for. Mayhem is delivered in a beautifully cinematic endeavour.


So stop worrying about your crypto balances, you’re HODLing anyway. Don’t fret and take a break, crypto is around to stay. Don’t agree with any of my suggestions above or think I overlooked a film, let me know in the comments.

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