5 Must-Watch Movies That Flew Under The Radar In 2018

Don’t miss out on some of the best films of 2018. Here are the 5 movies that flew under the radar in 2018 that you need to see!

Let’s face it. There is a dizzying amount of movies that come out now, from limited releases in art house theaters to ultra-wide blockbusters available everywhere, to the high quality films released through streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

The reality is: there are tons of options for great movies! So, it’s understandable that something worth watching may fly right under your radar. Your friends here at Let Your Geek Sideshow won’t let that happen to you, though- Check out our list of 5 movies that flew under the radar in 2018 that you absolutely need to see!


Searching stars John Cho as the father of a 16 year old girl who goes missing after visiting a friend’s house for a group study session. He desperately tries to retrace her steps by exploring her digital life in the hopes of tracking her down.

Searching takes place entirely on computer and smartphone screens. While this may seem annoying, it is perfectly executed and becomes an important lens through which you see the story unfold. Searching is one of the best mystery movies in quite some time and it is definitely worth revisiting if you missed out on it this year.

Bad Times at the El Royale

In 1969, a group of strangers’ lives intersect at a once-esteemed hotel in Lake Tahoe. Throughout this extremely fast-paced thriller, each guest’s true motives shine through as the night wears on, ultimately coming to an explosive head. Bad Times at the El Royale is a top notch mystery thriller that will leave you breathless.

The cast is absolutely stellar and includes Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, and Chris Hemsworth.  You will certainly want to check in for a good time, and check out this movie you may have missed in 2018.

The Endless

The Endless currently enjoys a 95% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which puts it in a pretty exclusive club.  The Endless follows two brothers who receive a mysterious video related to the UFO worshiping cult they had escaped as children.

When they return to the camp, they realize that the cult may not have been as far off as they thought. This film is a tight, edge-of-your-seat, mind-bender of a movie that will keep you entranced the entire time.


Unsane is a Steven Soderbergh thriller that flew way under the radar this year. Soderbergh filmed the entire movie on an iPhone 7 Plus and it is beautifully shot. This claustrophobic thriller finds a woman relocating far from her hometown to get away from a stalker. Speaking to a therapist as she adjusts to her new life, she admits that she has had self-destructive thoughts with the stress of it all.

The therapist immediately admits her to a mandatory 24-hour observation period in a mental institution, which sets off a terrifying chain of events. Unsane is a quick moving, self-reflecting claustrophobic exercise in the perils of our own sanity.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace scored a 100% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and for very good reason. This drama finds war veteran Bill (played with amazing range by the underlooked Ben Foster) and his 13 year old daughter Tom being picked up by social services after living in a remote section of a public park.

Paranoid, Tom begins a quick burning distrust of what the government is up to as they house and feed the two, contrasting his daughter, who wonders why they lived in the wilderness at all. Leave No Trace was criminally ignored by audiences upon its release, but now you can fix that on home video/on demand.

Those are our picks for the 5 movies that flew under the radar in 2018 that you absolutely need to see. Trust us on this one and treat yourself to these watching these movies you may have missed while they were in theaters. You definitely won’t regret it.

So what do you think? Have you seen any of our 5 movies that flew under the radar in 2018? Are there any other films that you think we missed? Tell us in the comments and let’s discuss.