Thursday, February 4, 2016

Introducing the 2015 Undies Short Lists - Calling All Voters!

Chickadees. The time has come, the time of year that you were all totally (possibly) waiting for. It's time to announce the short list for the 2015 Undies Awards! 

Like you might expect, it wasn't easy making a list of the twenty-five best underappreciated movies of the year, but with your help and with a slightly alarming amount of time spent watching movie trailers, the list is ready. It's a pretty cool one, too, with films that run the gambit of racial diversity and sexual expression. And as we know from last year, anything goes in this competition. You guys are the voters, which means that whatever you come up with is what we're going with.

So if you want to be a voter in the 2015 Undies (#helppicktheundies), here's what you need to do!

1. Pick a category. It's unreasonable to expect all of you to watch all twenty-five films, and frankly I don't need your deaths on my hands. One to two categories is all that can be reasonably expected of a person.

2. Email me ( and tell me which category you picked. This helps me make sure we have enough voters in each category, help out if you have trouble finding the movies, and keep track of who's votes are in.

3. Watch the movies and vote!

That's it. Simple, right?

So with no further ado, here are your lists - complete with links to the relevant trailers. These movies are ones that critics or awards shows or audiences just didn't show enough love to this year, and it's our job now to figure out who deserves to be crowned the Best Underappreciated Film of 2015. Let the Undies begin!

Big Budget:


Micro Budget:

Foreign Language:

The Good Dinosaur (technically not out on DVD until 2/23)

Oh, and just for the record, I've double checked and every single one of the movies on this list should be available in the United States (sorry people from other places) - between RedBox, Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, and local rental stores, you should be able to find it. Let me know if you can't and happy viewing!

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