There are always some people, in any sphere, who do not get enough appreciation in their lifetime as much as they deserve. In the cinematic world, the Academy is not known to be too generous towards to a few directors, who have their own unique vision. After talking about Christopher Nolan, David Fincher and Quentin Taramtino — all of whom have been ignored by the Academy up until now, we today take up another American director, who has made his mark by making movies that only he can make: Richard Linklater.
If you really want to learn about the beauty of life and its small insignificant moments, take some time out to listen to this guy. His observations about life are incredibly enlightening. Not surprisingly, he has made films like Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight and Boyhood that are nothing but extracts out of ordinary life. No fancy story-telling, no car crashes, no heroes, no villains. His films have just humans: flawed and real. Here is the list of the top Richard Linklater movies, ranked from average to best. You can watch some of these Richard Linklater movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
10. Tape (2001)
Confiding in long-time friend, Ethan Hawke, and bringing in Uma Thurman and Robert Sean Leonard, Linklater made a psycho-drama which can be cherished till today. ‘Tape’ revolves around three people, who have come together to solve the unresolved mysteries of their high school days and they do so, by sometimes revealing the harsh truths and sometimes holding back facts. And when the end credit rolls, we come to know of everyone’s true spirit and motivation which have led them to their own destinies. One of the underrated Richard Linklater movies.
9. Bernie (2011)