Year after year there are plenty of great movies that get overlooked by the masses thanks to marketing campaigns from the studios to help push their passion projects to win all the awards as well as take the main stage for box office receipts among many other reasons for a film not to get included in more popular lists such as those you might see on Buzzfeed as well as other popular websites across the world wide web.
Some films might not even be feature length and could just be really well done shorts, but because they are short and don’t run in an hour and a half length they might get neglected to be put on anyone’s lists, even if they really deserve any kind of exceptional mentions from the major publications, online fan sites, as well as online entertainment sources such as Buzzfeed.
Other kinds of films might be made with such a low budget that they just are not even considered worthy of having on any kind of list even though they are made perfectly, again the industry may be trying to get their films more recognition when it comes time for awards seasons or just to recoup their financial backing within certain films so they do all that they can to get those people in the press to possibly push those films more to the public’s attention even though many of those other films could possibly be so much better than the others. Other films that might not get put on lists such as those on Buzzfeed might be of a more adult nature, such as porno movies of all types.
A great example of films that you probably wouldn’t see on Buzzfeed are possibly of a low budget fare as I mentioned in the above paragraph. Films like these tend to not be the greatest of quality when it comes to production value, but when it comes to the story and just has that it factor may be right on the money. It’s sad that these films don’t get the recognition they deserve a lot of times year after year and just fall through the cracks while other, less deserving films get all the accolades and even rise to the top of the awards ceremonies even though they don’t deserve it more times than not.
Also a great example from the ones given above is short films. Short films don’t have the same run times as feature films, but are just done so well these days that they absolutely rival those that are of feature length. So much expertise, time and quality are put into films that may only run about 10 to 15 minutes total run time and a lot of times the pacing on these films really outshine films that feel like they might run on forever because of how long they are, so you might get a lot of boring backstory and so on to pad out the allotted run time for the film instead of getting right into the action of a movie.
The final example of films that you probably wouldn’t see on lists from websites such as Buzzfeed are porno films. The only kind of porn films that might get any kind of mention on those sites would be films of historical value such as a Deep Throat, Behind The Green Door or Debbie Does Dallas. These are the only kinds of films that I think you would possibly see put into a list of sites like these because they have a historical significance. Another film that might be put on this list would something like Midnight Cowboy. Midnight Cowboy is in fact the only X Rated film to ever win The Academy Award for best picture due to the themes within the picture and so all films along this nature helps to give you a historical idea of how not only film is being put out, but how society as a whole is at that particular moment in time.
With these examples of lists you probably wouldn’t find on sites like Buzzfeed being only examples, I really feel that the main reason you might not see a lot of films like these on any lists would be due to the industry. Even though these sites are in fact independent of themselves, they still are very much swayed by the motion picture industry at large be it through monetary gain, a higher ranking among insiders and the public at large or for whatever other reasons there are for sites like this to put lists up on their website in the first place.