Some Underrated Movies Of 2021 That Deserve Your Watch Time

Sometimes, the greater cinema is hidden in what does not gain popularity. Read on to know a list of movies from 2021 (so far) that remained underrated.

Some Underrated Movies Of 2021 That Deserve Your Watch Time

Movies are a great source of information, entertainment, awareness, and public service messages. They hold the power to install emotions and even change your stance on/about something.

While some movies are simply made for entertainment and don’t necessarily have a moral lesson to impart, most usually teach something. The teaching doesn’t need to be a sermon; it can be a subconscious effort. And perhaps that is what is called the cinema experience. Six months into the year and like every year since the last few years, we have quite a number of movies that one should check out. Owing to the pandemic this year, yet again, we did not see enough movies come out.

However, the OTT platforms have come to the rescue, but all movie buffs will agree that the theatre experience is no less than a festivity. But cinema should be celebrated nonetheless. So here’s a bunch of movies that might have missed our eyes and are now listed in the ‘underrated’ category.

The movies below are mentioned in the decreasing order of their IMDb ratings:

1. Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry – (7.8)

This is a musical documentary directed by R. J. Cutler. It is a deeply personal take on the life of one of the most celebrated teenagers, Billie Eilish.

It takes us through her journey from her home and family to the stage and amongst her fans. It is a story of how her life changed after she wrote and recorded her first album.

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2. Acasa, My Home – (7.7)

This is a German/Romanian/Finnish documentary directed by Radu Ciorniciuc.

The film is a simple story of a family consisting of nine children and their parents who lived comfortably in the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta for twenty years but were then thrown out. It follows the journey of how they adapt themselves to live the big city life.

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3. The Mitchells Vs. The Machines – (7.7)

This animated science fiction comedy directed by Michael Rianda follows the story of the world’s weirdest family whose cross-country road trip gets interrupted by a robot apocalypse.

Now it is entirely on this family of five to save the entire human race.

Here’s the trailer –

4. Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi – (7.6)

Directed by Seema Pahwa, this is a family drama movie. This is a simple story of a big family that gets together on the untimely demise of Ramprasad and is forced to stay together for thirteen days of mourning.

During this time together, their personal problems and insecurities come to the forefront.

Here’s the trailer –

5. Riders of Justice – (7.6) 

Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, this is an action drama movie. It follows the story of Markus, who has to return home to his teenage daughter upon the accidental death of his wife in a tragic train crash.

But soon, a survivor claims for foul play, and now Markus is all set to find the truth behind his wife’s murder.

Here’s the trailer –

6. Nobody – (7.4)

When a bystander intervenes to help out a woman being harassed by a group of men, he becomes the one-point target of a vengeful drug lord.

Following an intense Chase, this action crime drama movie is directed by Ilya Naishuller.

Here’s the trailer –

7. This Is Not a Burial; It’s a Resurrection – (7.3)

This is a Mosotho drama film directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese.

It narrates the story of an 80-year-old widow who finds new strength to save her village when it is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction.

Here’s the trailer –

8. Shiva Baby – (7.2)

This black comedy is the story of a young woman who runs into her sugar daddy at a Jewish funeral service (shiva).

The utterly embarrassing setting provides for various emotional eruptions. It is directed by Emma Seligman.

Here’s the trailer –

9. The Disciple (7.2)

Directed, written, and edited by Chaitanya Tamhane, this Indian Marathi-language drama film follows the story of a man who has dedicated his entire life to Indian Classical Music.

But now, his self-doubts emerge, and he questions whether or not he will achieve the excellence he aspires.

Here’s the trailer –

10. The Dig – (7.1)

Set in the late 1930s, this period drama movie directed by Simon Stone follows the story of an amateur archaeologist Basil Brown who a wealthy landowner hires to investigate her property.

His team discovers a ship from the Dark Ages upon digging a burial ground.

Here’s the trailer –

11. The White Tiger – (7.1)

This crime drama movie directed by Ramon Bahrani follows the journey of a poor man who is the driver to a rich Indian family.

His story uses his witty, cunning, and ambitious nature to rise from his poverty and become an entrepreneur. The film highlights the truths of poverty very well.

Here’s the trailer –

12. The Dry – (7.0)

This crime drama movie follows the story of a man named Aaron Falk, who returns to his hometown to attend a tragic funeral.

Upon arrival, he finds that his hometown is drought-stricken and that he has a murder mystery of a teenage girl to solve. Robert Connolly directs the movie.

Here’s the trailer –

13. The Kid Detective – (7.0)

This mystery drama movie takes up the story of a once-celebrated child detective who is now a 31 years old forgotten adult.

He still continues solving his trivial mysteries until he stumbles upon his first adult case when a client brings up the story of her boyfriend is brutally murdered. Evan Morgan directs it.

Here’s the trailer –

14. The Killing of Two Lovers – (7.0)

This is the story of a man struggling to keep his family together during a separation from his wife.

Even after deciding to start seeing other people individually, he cannot come to terms with his wife’s new relationship. This is a mystery drama directed by Robert Machoian.

Here’s the trailer –

15. Pagglait – (6.9)

This black comedy-drama movie, directed by Umesh Bisht, follows the story of a young woman widowed soon after her marriage.

Now she has to deal with her inability to feel the grief, her quirky relatives a shocking revelation about her late husband.

Here’s the trailer –

Also Read: Some Underrated Movies Of 2020 That Deserve Your Watch Time

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