8 Incredible Movies You Missed

“Movies you missed” is such an under-appreciated category of films to consider when you’re looking for something to watch. We’re all obsessed with the new movies. Plus the onslaught of marketing around big movies means we don’t always remember the smaller films we wanted to see and missed. But so many incredible movies come out each year that it’s virtually impossible to see every good film.

We upload 5 new trailers every week to our YouTube movie trailer channel. They’re usually the lesser known stuff, not backed by a galatic marketing budget. But that means there’s a constant flow of new stuff we know doesn’t get seen.

IWhile you’re here if you want to check out some of our other lists there’s our heavily vetted list of the 45 best Artificial Intelligence movies.

Or even better, check out what the site is really about and dive into the movies you adore. Search for a movie and hopefully it will be one of the ones we’ve added a ton of resources to, BTS, videos essays, articles, interviews etc. We’re adding new stuff all the time but if the film you want to know more about isn’t there let us know on the contact page and check out one of these to see what we’re aiming for:

Incredible Movies, standing by…

Love Lies Bleeding

Directed by NFTS graduate Rose Glass, her follow up to the brilliant and critically acclaimed Saint Maud. Starring Kristen Stewart, Anna Baryshnikov, Dave Franco and all round legend Ed Harris. The trailer looks dark and sexy and strange in all of the very best indie film ways possible. It’s a romance fueled by ego, desire and the American Dream.

Director: Rose Glass (Saint Maud)

Stars: Anna Baryshnikov (Dickinson (TV series), Josie and Jack, Wiener-Dog, Manchester by the Sea), Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman, Underwater, Zathura), Dave Franco (Day Shift, 21 Jump Street, 6 Underground) and Ed Harris (The Abyss, The Rock, Westworld,

Mona Lisa and The Blood Moon (2021)

A girl with unusual powers escapes from a mental asylum and tries to make it on her own in New Orleans. A lot of the movies in this list just benefit from diving into the madness and just watching the trailer. This is most clearly one of those.

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girls Walks Home Alone At Night, The Bad Batch, A Little Suicide)

Starring: Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, How To Lose a Guy In Ten Days, Fool’s Gold), Ed Skrein (Deadpool, Alita: Battle Angel, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine, This is the End, Zack and Miri make a porno)

Piggy (2022)

There are some incredible life lessons in this film if you’ve ever teased about their weight. Or just been an outright nasty bully. This overweight teen gets bulled by the clique of cool girls poolside while holidaying in her village. The long walk home will change the rest of her life, and their.s

Directed by: Carlota Pereda

Stars: Laura Galán (Cerdita, Unknown Origins, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote), Richard Holmes (Eden Lake, The Girl with All the Gifts, Adult Life Skills), Carmen Machi (It Snows in Benidorm, Pieles, A Remarkable Tale)

Scrapper (2023)

We’ve always had an incredible soft spot for debut features and this from British director Charlotte Regan is a wonderful masterpiece. Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Until one day her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality. (Also a mate of mine worked in the sound department on this, but it’s a brilliant film in its own right).

Director: Charlotte Regan

Stars: Lola Campbell (Scrapper), Alin Uzun (The Mother, Genova, The Father), Cary Crankson (For Rent, Grow Up, Silent Night)

Reality (2023)

A former American intelligence specialist was given the longest sentence for the unauthorized release of government information to the media about Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections via an email operation. Featuring an utterly compelling performance from Sydney Sweeney this is a tight, contained thriller.

Director:Tina Satter

Stars: Sydney Sweeney (The Voyeurs, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Night Teeth), Josh Hamilton (Eighth Grade, The ’60s, Take Me to the River), Marchánt Davis (Gas Gets In Your Eyes, A Journal for Jordan, Tuscaloosa)

Fremont (2023)

Beautiful and troubled 20-something Donya, an Afghan translator who used to work with the U.S. government, has trouble sleeping. She lives by herself in Fremont, California, in a building with other Afghan immigrants and often dines alone at a local restaurant watching soap operas. Her routine changes when she’s promoted to writing the fortunes at her job at a fortune cookie factory in the city. As her fortunes are read by strangers throughout the Bay, Donya’s smoldering longing drives her to send a message out to the world, unsure where it will lead.

Director: Babak Jalali

Stars: Anaita Wali Zada (The Face Behind the Mask, Picture Bride, House of Sand and Fog), Jeremy Allen White (Movie 43, The Iron Claw, The Bear), Gregg Turkington (Cursed Films, Deck of Cards, Mister America).

Cat Person (2023)

Margot, a sophomore at college goes on a date with the older Robert, she finds that IRL Robert doesn’t live up to the Robert she has been flirting with over texts. A razor-sharp exploration of the horrors of dating. The wonderful Emilia Jones from CODA leads as well as Greg from Succession (Nicholas Braun).

Director: Susanna Fogel

Stars: Emilia Jones (CODA, Locke, and Key, Incident in a Ghost Land), Nicholas Braun ( Succession, Zola, Princess Protection Program), Geraldine Viswanathan (Drive-Away Dolls, Miracle Workers, 7 Days )

A Vigilante (2018)

Olivia Wilde is full on brutal badass in this revenge thriller directed by Sarah Daggar-Nickson. After escaping her violent husband, Sadie makes it her life’s mission to help free others in danger. After months of rigorous training in survival skills, boxing, and lethal martial arts, she is back with a vengeance.

Director: Sarah Daggar-Nickson

Stars: Olivia Wilde (Don’t Worry Darling, House MD, Tron: Legacy), Morgan Spector (The Gilded Age, A Vigilante, Burning Blue), Kyle Catlett (Poltergeist, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet)

Thanks for checking out our list of more movies you might have missed. We just want to help people love movies more. Have a poke around the rest of the site or get in touch and let us know what you think. If you’re particularly astute you may well have noticed what all these films have in common… they’re directed by women.