These 5 Movies Flopped Hard in 2020s, but Were Actually Great
Number 5 is an absolute must-see!
We've all watched box office hits and been underwhelmed. And almost everybody has a movie they love but which flopped when it was released.
These five movies were far from box office successes but are actually really good and highly recommended.
1. Chaos Walking (2021)
The critics didn't like it, and it came in for some stick for straying from the source material. But if you judge this film as a standalone, it's nowhere near as bad as it has been painted.
Maybe it's one dystopian movie too many, but Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley display good chemistry. It's not a film for fans of the young adult books it's based on, but if you like a sci-fi action adventure, you can't go far wrong with it.
2. West Side Story (2021)
Bizarrely, this movie was criticised in some quarters for being too faithful to the original. Of course, filmmaking has changed a lot since the 60s, but the choreography was updated and it was a visual masterpiece.
It's not a deep movie, and there is little character development. But it's delightful and as long as you don't go into it looking for something philosophical, you won't be disappointed.
3. She Said (2022)
Quite why this expose of abuse in the movie industry didn't get the viewing figure it deserved is unclear. An authentic biography of the investigation into the allegations that led to the Me Too movement, it was a timely film that featured standout performances from Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan.
It's a powerful account that details how abuse of power was allowed to happen and is a film everybody should watch.
4. Babylon (2022)
It was a movie that flopped but still received three Oscar nominations. It was widely criticised even before its release, with many saying it was too long and more than a little bit confusing. But it's a movie that exposes the industry for many of its faults and it actually has a powerful message in among some strong performances.
5. Tár (2022)
Who doesn't love a psychological thriller? But then, who does love a film about a German orchestra? Whether it was the setting or premise that led to this movies' lack of box office success, Cate Blanchett put in a stellar performance and it's a must-see for fans of cinema.