10 Underrated Movies That Didn’t Do Well At Box Office Because of Bigger Releases

Underrated Movies Affected By Bigger Releases
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While being quarantined away at home we watched too many movies, even some bad ones but somehow masses missed these true gems so we made a list of those movies. This article contains the list of the 10 best-underrated movies that didn’t well at the box office because their releases clashed with big films.

The movies on this list are not ranked, because all of the films below are worth your time. So enjoy.

Road to Perdition

Bigger Release: Reign of Fire

Road to Perdition
Credit – DreamWorks

Synopsis: Enforcer Mike Sullivan works for mobster John Rooney, and sees Rooney as a father figure. John’s real son Connor seizes the opportunity to wreck their relationship when Mike’s son witnesses a hit, forcing the Sullivans on the run — and hungry for revenge.

The Empty Man

Bigger Release: Hereditary

Underrated Movies Affected By Bigger Releases
Credit – 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: This supernatural horror film, drawn from the Boom! Studios graphic novel, centers on shocking events originating in a small Midwestern town. After the mysterious disappearance of a group of teenagers, James Lasombra (James Badge Dale), a troubled retired cop, is thrust into action to investigate. Following leads that may tie a secretive occult-minded group to a terrifying local legend, he soon realizes that his life — and the lives of those close to him — are in terrible danger.

Treasure Planet

Bigger Release: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Underrated Movies Affected By Bigger Releases
Credit – Disney

Synopsis: The legendary “loot of a thousand worlds” inspires an intergalactic treasure hunt when 15-year-old Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a map to the greatest pirate trove in the universe in Walt Disney Pictures’ thrilling animated space adventure, “Treasure Planet.” Based on one of the greatest adventure stories ever told – Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” – this film follows Jim’s fantastic journey across a parallel universe as a cabin boy aboard a glittering space galleon.

A Cure for Wellness

Bigger Release: Doctor Strange and John Wick

Underrated Movies Affected By Bigger Releases
Credit – 20th Century Studios

Synopsis: From the director of The Ring comes a psychological thriller about an ambitious young executive sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious “wellness center.” When he begins to unravel the retreat’s terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests there longing for the cure.

Nightmare Alley

Bigger Release: Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Credit – Searchlight Pictures

Synopsis: When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a traveling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent yet.

The Humans

Bigger Release: Hillbilly Elegy

Underrated Movies Affected By Bigger Releases
Credit – A24

Synopsis: Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare. The piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, adapted from his Tony Award-winning play, The Humans explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together.

Language Lessons

Bigger Release: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Underrated Movies Affected By Bigger Releases
Credit – Shout! Factory

Synopsis: When his husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, Adam (Mark Duplass, Bombshell, The Morning Show) is unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But after tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales, Dead To Me, Parks And Recreation), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño — but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with them?

Bad Times at the El Royale

Bigger Release: Halloween

Movies Like Death on the Nile
Credit – 20th Century Studios

Synopsis: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, and Chris Hemsworth lead an all-star cast in this powerful thriller filled with gripping suspense and startling revelations. Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell.


Bigger Release: Jungle Cruise

Underrated Movies Affected By Bigger Releases
Credit – NEON

Synopsis: A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

The Illusionist

Bigger Release: The Prestige

Underrated Movies Affected By Bigger Releases
Credit – Bull’s Eye Entertainment

Synopsis: Set in early 1900s Vienna, Neil Burger’s romantic thriller centers on illusionist extraordinaire Eisenheim (Edward Norton), who falls for an aristocrat (Jessica Biel) well above his social standing. When she becomes engaged to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), the master magician employs his powers to win her love. His daring scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti).

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