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Nine Underrated Movies That Are Worth Your Time

Nine Underrated Movies That Are Worth Your Time

Around this time every winter, I find myself talking about the same handful of films that have landed on end-of-year top-10 lists—usually the ones with the most awards buzz, in other words—and sounding a bit like a brainwashed cinephile Barbie. There I go again, enthusiastically cataloging my favorites in an endless loop. (Hi, Past Lives! Hi, Oppenheimer!) Plenty of those movies deserve the attention, but if you’ve been feeling similarly driven to seek out or talk about a collection of critically acclaimed titles, there’s a way to break the pattern: Watch a film that’s been overlooked. Below are nine projects released in 2023 that may have slipped past your radar; they’re all now available to stream at home, and they all deserve to be watched. Spanning genres, themes, and run times, they demonstrate cinema’s storytelling scope—and offer a reminder that an underrated gem is a pleasure to indulge in. Brian Lannin / Bleecker Street The Starling Girl (Paramount+ with Showtime) Perfect for: those who enjoyed The Holdovers and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret …