Top 5 Under the Radar Movies of the Decade

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If you are a cinema enthusiast, you have surely seen all the popular and awarded movies of the past decade. However, considering how many films are released every year, we can almost guarantee that you have missed some gems. If you are looking for a movie to watch this very evening, here are some suggestions you should consider.

Baseball, Dennis & the French (2011)

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First off, here is a documentary you should put on your list. Naturally, it follows the story of Paul Croshaw, who changed his ideology and became a conservative Christian later in life. According to Esti Prager, this wouldn’t be so interesting had he not been a liberal activist. You get to see this man’s evolution, and the movie raises some questions and points that may be hard to argue.

Ruby Sparks (2012)

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On a completely different note, if you want to see a romance movie, this one might be just for you. An author, Calvin (played by Paul Deno), hits writer’s block, which makes him become anxious and stressed. So, he creates a woman, Ruby (Zoe Kazan), who may just be perfect for him. In the beginning, she only lives in his work, but soon, somehow, she steps into real life. It doesn’t take long for Calvin to fall in love with her since she does everything he wants her to. No, this isn’t just another love story. But instead, it is the one that breaks all the rules.

Take Shelter (2011)

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This film will take you on an emotional roller coaster. Curtis (Micheal Shannon) starts experiencing odd dreams and hallucinations. Naturally, he immediately suspects he is suffering from a mental illness, so he seeks help. However, the moment comes when he is not sure whether he imagines everything or if he is having visions of the future. So, he begins building a shelter that will protect his family from the supposed coming storm. This act doesn’t only endanger his reputation in the community but also threatens to break his family apart.

The Babadook (2014)

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Many people agree that finding a good horror movie is difficult. Most of them aren’t really clever or even that scary. Well, this one is both. Amelia (Essie Davis) is a single mother trying to figure out how to do everything on her own. One day, she and her son Samuel find and read a book about the monster called the Babadook. Even though she knows it’s just a story, soon, Amelia starts feeling the effects of the monster that hides in the dark corners of the room, so she tries to destroy the book hoping it will go away.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

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Lastly, if you are a Steve Carell fan, you have to see this movie. It will have you crying by the end, for sure. The world is about to end. An asteroid is fast approaching the Earth, and in three weeks, all life will cease to exist. After learning about this, Dodge (Steve Carell) embarks on a journey to find his high school sweetheart and profess his love to her.

However, he is joined by his neighbor Penny (Keira Knightly), who causes certain problems along the way. Even though this is categorized as a comedy, this film will force you to think about what you would do if you knew the world is coming to an end.