10 Underrated Movies To Watch On A Boring Summer Day
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10 Underrated Movies To Watch On A Boring Summer Day

If you're having one of those "room lockdown" days this summer, here's a list of movies to keep you company.

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Below is a list of ten movies from the past few years that haven't really been on peoples radars but definitely should have been. They're all fantastic pieces that range from through all genres such as action, comedy, thriller, drama, romance, and horror.

1. "Searching"

Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty

After the disappearance of (John Cho) David Kim's 16-year old daughter, an investigation is opened with a detective assigned to the case. David searches through the depths of his daughter's personal life, including her laptop and other technological advances to find what he's looking for. This modern-thriller takes place through all technological devices, surveillance, and screens. It's a chase through digital footprints to find a father's daughter.

2. "Fighting With My Family"

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

Based on a true story, this film centers around the wrestling family of former-gangster Rick (Nick Frost), his wife Julia (Lena Headey), their daughter Paige (Florence Pugh) and son Zak (Jack Lowden). This wrestling movie has a tremendous amount of heart and passion, especially when Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for a once-in-a-lifetime shot at being part of the WWE. Although relationships get put to the test when the siblings don't get their way. It's a smart comedy that blends the morals of family values and the consequences of chasing your dreams.

3. "The Perfection"

Directed by: Richard Shepard

"The Perfection" is a troubling tale about the horrors of the term "let the music play." Musical prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out the new star pupil of her former school (Logan Browning) which takes a turn of events and results in an elegantly horrific ride. The two go into a world of turbulent suspense, accompanied by a sharp dark wit and a flood of head-turning terror.

4. "Disobedience"

Directed by: Sebastián Leilo

Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz), a New York photographer flies back to London after hearing that her estranged father has passed away. She returns to the same Orthofox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti (Rachel McAdams), her female friend. Once the two reunite after many years, their relationship reignites as the two explore one another all over again. Tangled with the pressure of faith and love, the two women battle the masses to let their passion live.

5. "Upgrade"

Directed by: Leigh Whannell

After a car crash and mugging leaves his wife deceased and his body paralyzed, Grey Trance (Logan Marshall-Green) gets approached by a billionaire investor with an experimental cure that will help "upgrade" his body through the power of artificial intelligence and technology. The implant called "STEM" allows Grey to achieve physical abilities beyond his existence, powering him to have a violently perfect skill level to accompany him on his journey for vengeance over his wife. It's a thrilling goose chase with sharp comedy, a well-told story, and perfect action.

6. "You Were Never Really Here"

Directed by: Lynne Ramsay

A traumatized veteran (Joaquin Phoneix), unafraid of violence, whose job is to track down missing girls gets assigned a case that drives his mind into a spiral. He unravels the many conspiracies behind his job, the motives behind those in power and the true power of corruption. This artistic film garners a huge amount of symbolism and imagery that drives the audience into getting to know the jaded, but justice-like mind of the broken protagonist.

7. "Support The Girls"

Directed by: Andrew Bujalski

This big-hearted comedy focuses on Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall), who is the last person you'd expect to find in a highway-side Hooters-esque restaurant. Although her job as general manager at Double Whammies has made her come to love the place and its customers. Acting as a mother hen, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely -- but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction. Reality pokes through the shallow "American fantasy" Double Whammies sells, which takes a turn for the better.

8. "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping"

Directed by: Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer

This mockumentary-comedy is filled with absolute hysterics on the hyperbole of being an egotistical pop sensation. When Conner (Andy Samberg), Owen (Jorma Taccone) and Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) find fame and fortune through their hip-hop group the Style Boyz, the trio begin to sizzle as Conner starts to shine brighter than the others launching his own solo career. The conceited pop-star decides to film a documentary on his peak, but when his second album pummels in popularity the camera captures the down-side to his stardom.

9. "The Lobster"

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

An uncomfortable and strange love story set in a dystopian near future where single people, according to the laws of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. In which they are obliged to find a partner for life in the next 45 days or have to face the consequences of being transformed into an animal of their choice and be released into The Woods. One desperate Man (Collin Farrell) goes to deep depths to figure out his way in and out of The Hotel.

10. "The Gift"

Directed by: Joel Edgerton

This psychological-thriller takes us into the lives of a young married couple, Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) whose lives are going just as they planned until an encounter with a high-school acquaintance, Gordo (Joel Edgerton). At first, the encounter is merely harmless, until a string of gifts and mysterious events start to unravel around Simons life, making a horrifying past secret come to life after shunning it for decades.

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