The August 5th release of They/Them adds another film to the library of the streaming service. Even if they don’t have many original movies, their filmography is still quite strong, particularly when it comes to the 2010s. Let’s have a look at the list of the top 2010’s Underrated Movies on Peacock TV below.
1. The Love Witch (2016)
Director- Anne Biller
Elaine is a statuesque young witch with raven hair. She moves into an elegant Victorian house in a picturesque tiny town in northern California. All in the hopes of finding true love. The single-minded femme fatale will go to great lengths to locate the ideal replacement for her recently murdered spouse and to ultimately satiate her ravenous yearning. Hence, churning enigmatic magic potions and employing complex old rites. Unavoidably, a perceptive investigator will soon break Elaine’s hold as her borderline obsessive attachment begins to leave a growing trail of captivated men in her wake.
2. Short Term 12 (2013)
Director- Destin Daniel Cretton
The hidden couple Grace and Mason devote themselves to their work as supervisors at Short Term 12 Community. All for the disadvantaged and at-risk adolescents, consulting the troublesome teenagers. In those conditions, competent and caring Grace does her best to support the children. But she too is a scarred person who painstakingly hides her damaged self behind her work. Grace will eventually be forced to confront her own past as the group accepts the talented, tough, but weak Jayden who has a self-harm disorder.
3. Detachment (2011)
Director- Tony Kaye
Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who moves from school to school, never stays long enough to develop even the appearance of a sentient attachment. This makes him the ideal candidate for a job where one can work in public but remain unnoticed. However, one day after arriving at his next assignment, Henry feels as though three women from this particular school—Meredith during his first period. The other teacher, Ms. Madison. A streetwalker named Erica—have inadvertently stirred up a secret realm of carefully suppressed emotion within him. These women are also constantly looking for purpose in a harsh, faceless world, just like Henry.
4. Knight of Cups (2015)
Director- Terrence Malick
Los Angeles, California is the home of screenwriter Rick. Despite being a job success, he feels lonely in his life. He temporarily finds comfort in the Hollywood excess that defines his life. It is haunted by the loss of one brother and the dreadful circumstances of the other. Every meeting he has with a woman helps him get his mind off of the everyday suffering he must experience. It also moves him a step closer to realising where he belongs in the world. The movie has a prologue and eight chapters, each of which is loosely based on the relationship between the main character and a particular person in his life. It s named after a tarot card, with the exception of the final chapter, Freedom.
5. Waves (2019)
Director- Trey Edward Shults
Waves follows the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family, led by a well-meaning but domineering father, as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the wake of a loss. The film is set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida and features an astounding ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike. The moving film Waves, directed by the highly regarded Trey Edward Shults, is a tale of how even in the most difficult circumstances, people can be kind and evolve.
6. The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)
The home of numerous feuding clans in nineteenth-century China is Jungle Village. The village blacksmith makes lethal weapons for the clans. All with the intention of using his earnings to buy Lady Silk, his lover’s freedom, and emigrating. The governor of the area orders Gold Lion, chief of the Lion Clan, to guard a sizeable shipment of gold. It must travel through the hamlet. His lieutenants Silver Lion and Bronze Lion, who want to take the gold, betray Gold. They take advantage of the commotion that results from a battle with the Hyena Clan to help their accomplice Poison Dagger, the governor’s aide, assassinate Gold, making Silver the new leader of the Lions. When Gold’s son Zen-Yi learns of his father’s murder, he travels to the village to exact retribution.
7. Stuck In Love. (2012)
Director- Josh Boone
The Borgens, a family. A well-known author named William Borgens hasn’t produced any new work since his ex-wife Erica left him three years ago in favour of another man. Bill is juggling the challenges of raising his teenage kids Samantha and Rusty. While also spying on Erica and having sex with his married neighbour Tricia. Because she has witnessed what love has done to her parents, Samantha. She is releasing her first book, is determined to resist love at all costs. Between dates, she encounters “good guy” Lou, who will do anything to win her over.
In search of life events, Rusty is an aspiring fantasy author and Stephen King lover. He has his first experience with love and a broken heart when he falls for the troubled but attractive Kate. A story about love, family, being lost and rediscovered, as well as how endings can lead to new beginnings. There are only second chances in life; there are no rewrites.
8. The Villainess (2017)
Director- Jeong Byeong-Gil
The unmatched assassin Sook-Hee is eventually apprehended after being raised by criminals. He honed from an early age to be a merciless machine of death and destruction. Sook-Hee is hired by a sinister intelligence agency with the promise of a brand-new life as a sleeper agent who will be permitted to be free after a full decade of service. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. As betrayals and divided devotions finally lead to a dangerous path of mayhem and retaliation. Sook-history Hee’s will inevitably catch up with her and threaten to shatter her disguise.
9. You’re Next (2011)
Director- Adam Wingard
Upper-class family the Davisons are incredibly wealthy yet alienated. Aubrey and Paul Davison make the decision to invite their four children and their children’s significant others to their weekend estate to celebrate their wedding anniversary. All in an effort to repair their fractured family bonds. Despite a difficult start to the celebration, the Davisons are forced to band together or perish as crossbow-wielding intruders wearing animal masks suddenly strike.
10. Coherence (2013)
Director- James Ward Byrkit
A comet going over the Earth interrupts eight friends’ caustic festivities as they are having a perfectly ordinary semi-upscale dinner party. It is full of barely contained tension and long-festering bitterness. The partygoers soon begin to suspect that the mystery meteorite has disclosed the presence of an entirely new dimension of existence right down the street as their cell phones break and the power goes out.
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