All Ones That Got Away Best Films

Best Reviewed All Ones That Got Away So Far!

Why I made the list:

To celebrate exactly 4 years of film and TV reviews, I decided to do a round-up of the best Ones That Got Away published on this site so far!

That means a list of films and series that got either a 9/10 or a 10/10 from me since I started the site in June 2020.

I decided to stick to films or series that appeared in either individual or Double Feature reviews, so won’t be including films that exclusively appeared in my lists.

So, without further ado, let’s dig in!

Lamb (2021)

A24’s folk horror Lamb is an unsettling, atmospheric, and beautifully shot meditation on parenthood that’s anchored by a fantastic lead performance from Noomi Rapace.

Not to mention the scene-stealing creature effects used to bring the titular hybrid to life.

Frankelda’s Book of Spooks (2021)

A gorgeous short series made with stunning stop-motion animation, Frankelda’s Book of Spooks is a charming and spooky little work of art from Mexico.

Martin (1977)

A detour from George A. Romero’s usual zombie fare, Martin is an inventive vampire tale that still stands up to scrutiny.

The Innocents (2021)

A Norwegian thriller about the sinister goings-on among a group of unnaturally gifted children, The Innocents is both beautifully shot and well-acted.

Rūrangi (2020)

The story of a trans man returning to his rural backwater town to confront his past, Rūrangi is a poignant, timely, and powerful film from New Zealand.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

The feature debut of Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an offbeat vampire tale boasting lush back-and-white cinematography and a stellar lead performance from Shelia Vand.

Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021)

Batshit crazy and proud of it, Brand New Cherry Flavor is like the bastard child of David Lynch and David Cronenberg – and all the more uniquely brilliant for it!

Femme (2023)

Incredibly tense and anxiety-inducing throughout, Femme is an exemplary queer thriller that other such films should aspire to.

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)

Before she took True Detective into Night Country, Mexican director Issa López crafted this sublime dark fantasy set in the urban decay of Mexico City.

Fuelled by some fantastic child performances, startling and inventive visuals, and a considerable amount of tension, Tigers Are Not Afraid juggles a lot of disparate elements but delivers a cohesive and moving narrative.

We Have Never Been Modern (2023)

A lushly shot, well-acted portrait of a utopian society crumbling under some uncomfortable truths, We Have Never Been Modern is as gorgeous to look at as it is thought-provoking.

Midsommar (2019)

What can be said about the already iconic Midsommar that hasn’t been already?

Not much. In just a few short years it’s become a stone-cold horror classic with a powerhouse performance from Florence Pugh and a chilly candy-colored aesthetic matched by few other films in the genre.

Patria (2020)

A devastating series about the collateral damage and human tragedy that years of ETA terrorism wrought on the population of the Basque Country, Patria is a masterful, humanist drama guaranteed to leave you deeply saddened and moved.

I May Destroy You (2020)

An alternately uncomfortable and hilarious look at the effects of trauma and exploration of consent, I May Destroy You is a game-changing trailblazer for thoughtful, complex TV, paving the way for similarly themed, challenging projects like Baby Reindeer.

Flee (2021)

This Danish animated documentary is something truly special: it uses simple animation to illustrate an incredible true story while allowing the human perspective to shine through loud and clear.

Both a harrowing tale of the refugee experience and a sensitive queer coming-of-age story, Flee is a true marvel.

Scavengers Reign (2023)

Staking a claim as one of the best animated series for adults ever produced, Scavengers Reign is an awe-inspiring slice of science fiction that brings a dangerous yet beautiful alien world to minutely detailed, vivid life.

Aside from the stunning animation, the series also nails its narrative and sketches out well-drawn characters, making you care deeply for these 2-D facsimiles of people and their desperate plights.

Sadly canceled after just one season by HBO, there’s still a chance that Netlfix will pick it up for a second if it gets enough views. So, please, please, put it on your watch list!

Thank You, and Here’s to the Future!

So, those are the best All Ones That Got Away that we’ve published in our 4 years on this Earth so far! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks for supporting our site and coming to us for your viewing recommendations! And here’s to hopefully 4 more years of spotlighting underrated and overlooked films and TV!

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