2020’s Most Underrated Films So Far

There are films that see the light of fame and there are films that just get unnoticed even with great content and creativity. Those are the films that seem like a discovery when you watch them. Here is a list of this year’s most underrated films.

2020’s Most Underrated Films So Far

The Assistant

Released on: 31st January

Directed By: Kitty Green

Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Julia Garner,  Kristine Froseth

The movie revolves around a young woman who works at a Hollywood executive in New York for five weeks, doing menial tasks as a junior assistant. The film is about the incident that takes place on a single day when she was returning home from work after sunset. The film explores cases of harassment at the workplace and also throws light on the Harvey Weinstein case.


Released on: 6th March

Directed By: Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles

Starring: Udo Kier, Sônia Braga, Thomas Aquino Bárbara Colen

Bacurau is a Portuguese film that revolves around Bacurau, a fictional small town in Brazillian sertao where strange things happen and the matriarch dies at the age of 94.

The film was selected to be premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won the jury prize.

Bad Education

Released on: 25th April

Directed By: Cory Finley

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Geraldine Viswanathan, Allison Janney

Bad Education is an American comedy-drama film that is based on the true story of the largest public school embezzlement in American History.

The film made its world premiere on 8th September at the Toronto International Film Festival and was later broadcast on HBO. The film also received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor.


Released on: 19th January

Directed By: Kantemir Balagov

Starring: Vasilisa Perelygina, Viktoria Miroshnichenko

Beanpole is a Russian historical drama film that begins in Leningrad, shortly after the second world war ended. The film is about a story of two women, Iya Sergueeva and Masha. Iya Sergueeva is nicknamed “Beanpole” and she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and the film begins with her freezing while working as a nurse at a hospital. She has been caring for her son, Prashka whom she accidentally smothers to death while playing with him as she suffers an episode of PTSD.

The film was selected as Russia’s entry for 92nd Academy Award’s nomination for Best International Feature film.

Birds of Prey

Released on: 7th February

Directed By: Cathy Yan

Starring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead,  Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Birds of Prey is based on a DC comics team which is the eighth installment of DC Extended Universe and a follow up to Suicide Squad. The world premiere of the film happened in Mexico and was theatrically released in the US.

The film was praised for its visual style, direction and Margot Robbie’s performance.

Blow The Man Down

Released on: 20th March

Directed By: Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole

Starring: Sophie Lowe, Margo Martindale, Morgan Saylor, June Squibb

It is an American black comedy thriller film which starts with a man chasing a young woman while enid had been watching through the window and on the other side sisters Priscilla and Mary Beth are at their mother’s funeral.

Blow The Man Down intensifies as it proceeds and new revelations come through the way making it a gripping watch.

The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca International Festival and was later released by Amazon Studios.


Released on: 21st February

Directed By: Autumn De Wilde

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Johnny Flynn,  Mia Goth

Emma is a British comedy-drama film that revolves around Emma Woodhouse, who has been interfering in her friends’ romantic relationships after her governess Miss Taylor gets married. The story is compelling and resonates with people even now though based in Regency Era England.

First released in the UK and then in the US, the film favourable reviews from the critics.

Horse Girl

Released on: 7th February

Directed By: Jeff Baena

Starring: Alison Brie, John Reynolds, Molly Shannon, Dylan Gelula

This American psychological drama film defies the expectations that its title set out. The story is about a shy, introverted young woman, who lives a quiet life and visits her mother’s grave and the horse stable in her free time.

The film is dark and brings elements of psychology that provoke emotions. The world premier was held at Sundance Film Festival and was later released by Netflix.

Some of the best films are those that are unheard of. So, to enjoy the real art, delve into lesser-known, underrated movies.

Aida Martin has diverse interests that range from writing to video games. She has always had a strong passion for writing. She likes to write about games, tech events, security, and whitepapers. Her vast and varied knowledge aided by her supreme writing skills, have made her a powerful writer at office.com/setup.

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