The 15 most underrated films of 2015: Young Post's A-Z guide

The 15 most underrated films of 2015: Young Post's A-Z guide


Boychoir, directed by François Girard, is one of the many quiet masterpieces from the world of cinema in 2015.
Photo: Myles Aronowitz

There were some huge, and some hugely successful movies this year - but there were also several that Young Post thought didn't get the exposure they deserved.

Luckily, the YP team watches as many movies as possible, so you don't have to miss out on some of the least exposed, but most praiseworthy releases this year.

Black Mass

After a string of truly awful films, it was a relief to see Johnny Depp be brilliant again in this based-on-a-true-story release. Read the full review.

Black Sea

This thriller protrays the intense, claustrophobic nature of living and working in a submarine, and not even Jude Law's dodgy accent can diminish its enjoyability. Read the full review.


Ignore the clichés; this is a heart-warming coming-of-age tale with phenomenal musical arrangements and a stellar cast. Read the full review.


Chaitanya Tamhane's debut feature Court bluntly and shockingly shows how far India's justice system has yet to come. It puts Hongkongers' complaints about leadership in perspective. Read the full review.

The Crow's Egg

Like Slumdog Millionaire before it, this gives audiences an idea of the poverty experienced by millions in India's slums. But this is much chirpier, and the two child stars are adorable. Read the full review.

Dior and I

Don't think that, just because you have no interest in fashion, you won't enjoy this film. It's a thrilling, emotional work of art in its own right. Read the full review.

Force Majeure

This film about an avalanche isn't a disaster movie in the usual sense of the words - but there is a pretty disastrous sequence of events in a relationship. Read the full review.

Jimmy's Hall

Ken Loach is something of an icon in the film world. That his latest movie seemed to pass by almost unacknowledged verges on the criminal! Read the full review.

Lost in Hong Kong

A tribute to the city, and to its films, this is a brilliant, bonkers release that every Hongkonger, native or adopted should see. Read the full review.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Sometimes a film can be brilliant just because it's highly entertaining. This reboot of a famous 1960s series does just that, with some incredible sets and costumes, and some tongue-in-cheek humour to, er, boot. Read the full review.

Monster Hunt

Shrek creator Raman Hui's latest may be the start of better days for Hong Kong's film industry. Read the full review.

Mr Holmes

The Sherlock Holmes stories are timeless and have been reinterpreted so many ways, especially in recent years. But anything Cumberbatch can do, you can bet Sir Ian can do a million times better. And he does. Read the full review.

The Walk

Ignore Joseph Gordon-Levitt's pantomime-esque accent, and enjoy this quirky account of man triumphing over, well, everything. Read the full review.

What We Do In the Shadows

Because Kiwi humour is unique and not as widely appreciated as it ought to be. Plus, beyond thie hilarity is a very important message about society. Read the full review.


Maths and autism don't particularly sound like a recipe for entertainment, but this small British film is a wonderfully warm, frequently funny, ultimately satisfying piece. Read the full review.


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