Every year, there are plenty of great films, but some fall through the cracks and others are overshadowed. While we’ll have our Top 10 of the year lists near the end of 2013, we wanted to share with you some movies that may have slipped past your attention. There are films like these on our Top 10 lists as well, but we didn’t want to be redundant, and we wanted to bring attention to more films. These movies either had too limited of a release or they were dismissed because they looked bad or the premise was deemed too cheesy. Whatever the reason, they have the potential to be a cult classic in the making or at least a movie you’ll probably be sharing with your friends.
Hit the jump for Matt, Dave, Adam, and Brendan’s choices for great movies you may have missed this year.
The nominations for the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards have been announced, and Oscar hopefuls Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom lead the pack. Both films picked up nominations for Best Feature, Director, and Screenplay with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper landing acting noms for SLP and Bruce Willis garnering a swell Best Supporting Actor nomination for his work in Moonrise Kingdom. Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie, and Keep the Lights On round out the Best Feature nominees, while The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Safety Not Guaranteed were singled out for the Best First Feature award. Also, Matthew McConaughey pulled double nominations for his stellar work in this year’s Magic Mike and Killer Joe, landing a Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor nod, respectively. Notably shut out of the race entirely was Leos Carax‘s critically-lauded Holy Motors.
Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominations. The winners of the 2013 Spirit Awards will be announced on Saturday, February 23, 2013.