"Following a worldwide pandemic, theatrical releases have slowly attempted to make a comeback. For the most part, things have gone relatively smoothly. Although box office numbers haven't quite reached pre-pandemic heights, movies like Black Widow and Free Guy have proven the viability of movie theaters.
In other words, summer blockbusters are back. The Marvel Cinematic Universe roared back to life, Dom Toretto reunited with his family, and animated movies offered plenty of all-ages escapism. It's great to see these big budget releases back on the big screen, but there's more to life than $100 million action movies. That's why this list exists.
Below, you'll find ten exceptional movies from this year that slipped under the cracks. Regardless of the reasoning, these entries failed to find an audience in spite of the overall quality. With so much positive word-of-mouth being directed toward the cinematic heavy-hitters, it can be difficult to discover more under-the-radar releases."