The Most Underrated Films of 2014 – A Second Opinion


Here’s the one thing you can say for sure about critics: Whether or not you trust their taste, you can rest assured that they’ve seen more movies than you. We critics see anywhere from 150 to 250 films in any given year, and we write or talk about every single one of them. For us, there is no “I want to see that, so I will” mentality. No matter what it is, we must see it. It’s our profession. It is the life we chose.

As such, you can trust us when we talk about underrated films. These may or may not be the best films of the year (I only have one film that overlapped with my own Best Films of 2014 list), but these are pretty good little nuggets that you may not have heard about. If a critic can do anything for your life, let them recommend a smaller, better movie that you may not have heard of. Or, if I may be so bold, to allow you to reconsider a film that you have heard of, but didn’t hear too much positivity on. At the very least, let me step forward and defend a maligned film that many critics said was terrible, but is in fact an enjoyable entertainment.


Check Out: William Bibbiani’s Picks for the Most Underrated Films of 2014


The following list of 11 films from 2014 is largely made up of good-to-pretty-good flicks (and one or two very good films) that you either haven’t heard about, didn’t bother to see, or was roundly derided by the critical community. I am here to cite the underrated goodies, dear readers. Consider me.


Slideshow: The Most Underrated Films of 2014 – A Second Opinion


Witney Seibold is a contributor to the CraveOnline Film Channel, and co-host of The B-Movies Podcast. You can follow him on “Twitter” at @WitneySeibold, where he is slowly losing his mind.


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