Not every movie gets the marketing that it deserves, and that means a lot of movies that go un-watched and underappreciated. If you have any interest in movies that might not be masterpieces but are still bound to give you a good time, then 2018 was a pretty great year for you. We had some great casts acting in well-written storylines, and we’re certain that you’re going to enjoy them as much as we did.
It’s true that you won’t be able to get the full-fledged, action-packed cinema experience for these movies like the more adventurous of us did, but watching them on the small screen might still be worth it. A lot of money and effort has gone into these movies, and they deserve far greater an audience than the one they got along with a much bigger box office return. Here are some movies from last year which we’re sure you’re going to love:
Ryan Gosling might be the sort of actor who you’d generally expect to star in a rom-com, but it’s pretty clear that he can also act in a dramatic setting, portraying Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The movie presents a compelling and moving story of the sacrifices it took along with the countless hours of unending work that was required to pull this seemingly impossible mission to the moon off. It had a gross budget of around $70 million and ended up making just around $30 million more than that, which is a tragedy since it would have made so much more had the marketing for the movie been more successful. The ratings for the movie are great all around, with critics and the audience both loving it, which means that it definitely had what it takes to succeed. Despite that, director Damien Chazelle had presented a timeless movie which is bound to gain its due attention sooner or later.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
It’s hard to tell how a movie connected to the Star Wars universe could possibly fail, especially since recent titles have made close to $1 billion. However, not many people were interested in watching the movie – at least, not half as many as the producers were expecting. The reviews for the movie are fairly positive, with the critics liking it more than the audience. However, it failed to capture the crowd as was intended, making it a colossal fail, which it shouldn’t have been since the movie was everything you could ask for. The crushing blow is the fact that Solo is the seventh most expensive film to make of all time with a budget of $300 million. With a box office turnover of $392.9 million, the movie didn’t even make close to what it needed to break even, and we’re certain that the franchise is now putting all it’s hopes on The Rise of Skywalker to pull in the big bucks.
The People’s Republic of Desire
It’s clear that the director of this movie had some big things in mind when he was making it, but it failed to live up to expectations by a long shot. It only managed to make around $15,000 in the domestic market, which is negligible. While the budget of the movie isn’t clear, it’s obviously not very cheap and likely to cost in the millions to make. With that being said, the movie itself focuses on the pressing matter of how live streaming is affecting and changing lives and the problems associated with it. We have to give props to Hao Wu for producing and directing the movie, and even though it didn’t make much money, it’s definitely going to leave a mark on those that did happen to go through it. It’s also expected that viewership was considerably greater in China, but that still leaves a lot to be desired if we’re talking about the box office alone. Regardless of that, People’s Republic of Desire makes you question a lot of things about the online culture that resides today and is a masterpiece waiting to be recognized.
There’s no doubt that these movies are going to leave you wanting more and will convince you to give even more underappreciated movies a chance.