All cinema has found sustenance in reels, yet few remain etched in the minds of movie watchers. 17 years into the new millennium, cinema has its silver screen darlings, directorial mavericks and a handful of truly great cinema. The rest, is forgotten. There is but an infinite edifice that may be erected to honor well acclaimed cinema of the 21 Century that has slipped into oblivion. We shall set our sights towards the 15, that perhaps deserve to be watched a tiny bit more than the others. Here is the list of critically acclaimed movies from the 21st century that are already forgotten.
15. House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Three Oscar nods, a Ben Kingsley masterclass in the art of acting and a stellar story woven around a seemingly ordinary home elevated House of Sand and Fog to remarkable cinematic endeavor. A painful documentation of the struggles of immigrants, and the baggage they carry from the far off lands they belong to, and the complex lives they live upon coming into contact with Americans, who have their own demons to constantly grapple with, House of Sand and Fog was sensitive, dark and disturbing. It remains a pity that the movie has erased itself from the minds of the present day cinegoer, with Kingsley’s acting talents remaining underutilized in the present day.
14. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
A Palme D’Or must be a significant impetus to the fortunes of a film. The Wind that Shakes the Barley stands noticeably excluded as Ken Loach’s tale of the Irish independence struggle has little to none takers and talkers. Also, Peaky Blinders fans have to thrust unto themselves a new duty, a necessary public eulogizing of the acting talents of Cillian Murphy, who is excellent in this film. #MoremoviesforMrMurphy