movies for adults: studio auteur oddities, 2004-2018

recs welcome, added at my discretion. looking for a certain vibe. prestige movies that weren't actually prestige movies, maybe? middlebrow, mid-tier, "movies for adults," Acting, helps if it flopped or had a middling critical reception. maybe it was nominated or won some awards but nobody remembers it (argo won best picture but when was the last time you watched argo. i've never even seen argo tbh.)

a lot of these are cable/streaming classics

at some point this list got really out of control. sorry

  • John Carter
  • Red Sparrow
  • Suburbicon
  • J. Edgar
  • Triple 9
  • Rush
  • Dark Shadows
  • Crimson Peak
  • Patriots Day
  • Last Flag Flying
  • Sully
  • The 15:17 to Paris
  • Allied
  • A Most Violent Year
  • Widows
  • Killing Them Softly
  • The Wolfman
  • Jersey Boys
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Public Enemies
  • The Immigrant
  • The Counselor
  • Not Fade Away
  • Fury
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • A Dangerous Method
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Foxcatcher
  • Anonymous
  • Silence
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Miss Sloane
  • Stoker
  • The Walk
  • The Conspirator
  • Unbroken
  • We Bought a Zoo
  • How Do You Know
  • Death Wish
  • War Dogs
  • American Made
  • The Paperboy
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Valkyrie
  • Remember Me
  • The Snowman
  • Steve Jobs
  • Promised Land
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • It's Complicated
  • Downsizing
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Passengers
  • Collateral Beauty
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • W.
  • Demolition
  • mother!
  • The Homesman
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Blackhat
  • Wonderstruck
  • First Man
  • Cosmopolis
  • The Fountain
  • The Monuments Men
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Chef
  • Philomena
  • By the Sea
  • Life of Pi
  • Jumper
  • Australia
  • War Horse
  • The Nice Guys
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • The Beguiled
  • Loving
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Men, Women & Children
  • Interstellar
  • Rules Don't Apply
  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
  • Inherent Vice
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Joy
  • Welcome to Marwen
  • Larry Crowne
  • Big Eyes
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Chappie
  • Hereafter
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Snowden
  • Body of Lies
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Lawless
  • Noah
  • To the Wonder
  • The Legend of Tarzan