The fact that one of the many Transformers sequels currently sits in the top ten highest grossing movies of all-time proves two things. First is that Michael Bay is a member of the Illuminati, and second is that some movies are far more popular than they deserve to be.
Sure, that’s a wildly subjective and arguably pretentious statement to make, but when you consider that Transformers: Dark of the Moon has made more money than Jaws, The Wizard of Oz or really just about any masterpiece that comes to mind, you have to question the choices audiences make at times.
Obviously, inflation plays a large factor here, but whichever way you look at it, subpar movies are regularly embraced by the movie-going public, often at the expense of better films that never get the chance they deserve. Whether this is down to poor promotion, niche appeal or a combination of the two, many fantastic movies are overlooked by the public on a weekly basis.
There are countless films out there which deserve more recognition, so we’re going to narrow things down by taking a look at 8 recent movies that should have been more popular than they were.