2014 was a year of great films. From Interstellar to Gone Girl to Boyhood, Hollywood didn’t fail to impress us with its undeniable charm and enchanting story-lines. But with these blockbusters racking up accolades, it is going to be a major Oscar showdown. While we got to catch most of these films in India, there are some dark horses that never made it to the Indian shores. Here’s are 7 movies that we didn’t get to watch on the big screen, but we really really wish we could:
1) Under The Skin
sure did kick some major super villain a$* in Lucy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But in Under The Skin, she plays an alien seductress that was lauded by critics as a hauntingly beautiful performance.
2) Only Lovers Left Alive
With an abundance of vampire movies in existence (No, we don’t count Twilight), one may say there is nothing new the genre has to offer. Oh, what we would give to see the charming Tom Hiddleston play a 500-year-old vampire. Armed with his collection of vintage guitars and a tortured soul, his performance has restored many a skeptic’s faith in vamp movies (Wait, do I hear Edward Cullen shed tears of diamond?)
3) Obvious Child
Donna is just another aspiring comedienne on the wrong side of 20, till an unexpected pregnancy changes everything. Doesn’t exactly sound like the recipe for a good romantic comedy, does it? But her filter-less jokes while on her journey to self-discovery has made this film one of the most heart-warming comedies of 2014.
4) The Skeleton Twins
Two SNL alums in one movie is always a reason to rejoice! So imagine when Kristen Wigg and Bill Hader play a suicidal pair of siblings trying to make sense of their messed up personal lives. We have seen a lot of family dramas in the recent past, but this is the one we clearly missed out on.
A talented drummer and a rabid bandleader explore artistic achievement and obsession like never before! This certainly sounds like a film that will have us on the edge of our seat all the time.
6) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
This highly underrated movie
stood out with its haunting black-and-white cinematography and pulsating soundtrack. Packing more style than substance, this is another great cinematic experience we did not witness.
7) We Are the Best!
2014 celebrated adolescence with releases like The Fault in Our Stars and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. We Are The Best! takes a path less tread exploring the joys, glories and the devil-may-care rebellion that defines youth.
So there you go! These movies may not be some of the highest grossing hits of the year, but they sure did put their best foot forward. And although they did not release in India, we can only hope that they do in the near future.
– By Ekta Shetty