by Jacob Thomas Jones
Greetings, all! Before we at The Friendly Film Fan get to publishing our final “Best Of” lists for the previous year, we’d like to take a moment to recognize some other quality cinema that released in 2023. For obvious reasons, there were several films we enjoyed that couldn’t quite make the forthcoming Pre-Honorable Mentions list, whether it was due to a deficiency in quality or simple lack of space. To that end, the Recommended Movies list is full of films that – even if we didn’t love them completely – we would recommend people check out. Some entries on this list may have appeared on previous lists such as the Underrated or Surprises lists, whereas others are included due to some reconsideration of more negatively skewed ratings we initially gave them; after all, art is all about constant re-evaluation. (And of course, there’s the classic “I liked it, but not enough” reason.) With all that said, every movie on this list has something to offer the viewer, so if you find yourself browsing with nothing to watch, give one of these a try! Here are our Recommended Movies of 2023.
Did you see any of these films? What did you think of them? What movies would you recommend from this year (even if they didn’t make your “Best Of” list)? Let us know in the comments section below, and thanks for reading!
- The Friendly Film Fan
Hello, all, and welcome back to The Friendly Film Fan! As a movie year progresses, we’re all very eager to see what the best films of that year will be, but sometimes movies worth checking out slip through even the Honorable Mentions selections under consideration. The Friendly Film Fan likes to take stock each year and highlight some of those films that, regardless of variance in quality, we think are nonetheless worth checking out. Some of these films may have appeared on other lists (such as the Underrated Films list or the Disappointing Films list), but that doesn’t disqualify them from appearing here if we think they’re worth another look. The only films not listed here are those in consideration for Best of the Year – or just the ones we didn’t like. All that said, there’s still plenty here to see. Here is The Friendly Film Fan’s list of Recommended Movies from 2021.
And those are my recommendations for movies from 2021 that didn’t quite make the cut for “Best Of” consideration (or that I just liked to a certain degree). Which of these are you most eager to check out? Are there any you’ve already seen? Let me know in the comments section below, and thanks for reading!
- The Friendly Film Fan