Indie Movies

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by roan22, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. roan22

    roan22 Crusader (770) Jun 30, 2004 New Jersey

    Igby Goes Down
    Outside Providence
    24 Hour Party People
    Kicking and Screaming (1995)
    Frances Ha
    Best in Show

    My favorite movie type besides biopic, or "based on a true story." When I remember more I'll add them.

    Please add your favorites and discuss.
    #1 roan22, Apr 24, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2020
  2. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,908) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Ghost Dog

    There's many, many more indie movies I love, but of all the movies (indie or otherwise) I've seen, Ghost Dog is my favorite. In fact, I'm due for another viewing.

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  3. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,434) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    Man bites dog is pretty great. Delicatessen as well.
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  4. hottenot

    hottenot Disciple (338) Aug 13, 2018 North Carolina

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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  5. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,434) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    Love freaks. What a great movie. I expected something along those lines from AHS freak show but was let down.
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  6. piggy_rulz

    piggy_rulz Initiate (31) Dec 4, 2019 Missouri

    Enter the Void



    Upstream Color

    Mulholland Drive

    Waking Life

    Pans Labyrinth

    Dead Man (my fav Jarmusch. Ghost Dog a close 2nd)
  7. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,667) Sep 3, 2007 Texas

    One of my favorites is Local Hero. A great performance from Peter Riegert, and one of Burt Lancaster's last films. I use to work in Aberdeen a lot, and was able to visit this cool little village north of there. The hotel that was one of the main sets for the movie is really cool, with a nice restaurant cask ale, and pictures from the movie all over.

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  8. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (84) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    Watched “Balloon” last night. Escape GDR. Had me on the edge of my seat.

    “A Boy and His Dog” is one of my all time favorites.
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  9. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (427) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    A friend of mine / former roommate used to find all these crazy indie movies - no idea where he heard about them - maybe he just stopped into Blockbuster (yeah, this was a while ago...) and looked for ones no one had heard of.
    Some of them were very good - some not so much.
    A few I remember
    Ghost World
    Madness of King George
    Igby (previously mentioned)
    Mulholland Dr
    Pans Labrinth

    I know there were a lot more - we were roomies for several years, and he'd bring something new home every week or two - though I wasn't always there to watch them.
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  10. not2quick

    not2quick Devotee (496) Dec 1, 2015 Missouri
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    Some favs

    Pulp Fiction
    Pink Flamingos
    Run Lola Run
    Reservoir Dogs
    Requiem for a Dream
    Donnie Darko
    Night of the Living Dead
    Hated (Todd Phillips GG Allin)
  11. jeebeel

    jeebeel Initiate (187) Jun 17, 2003 Texas

    Plus a very cool soundtrack written by Mark Knopfler. Lots of good suggestions in this thread, I'll add to the list:

    This is England
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Cedar Rapids
    Once Were Warriors
    The Color of Paradise
    The Lives of Others
  12. roan22

    roan22 Crusader (770) Jun 30, 2004 New Jersey

    Oooh I forgot Run Lola Run!! One of the best of the 2000s. My hair is that color today lol. I was gonna say Clerks but wasn't sure if that was more successful than indie.
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  13. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,382) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I don’t know what’s considered an indy anymore but City of God, Donnie Darko, Ghost Dog, Little Miss Sunshine, Memento, Buffalo ‘66, This is England, Hereditary, Mid 90s, Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted at that point, so I don’t know), King of New York, Tsotsi, etc are all movies I love that aren’t huge blockbusters.
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  14. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,111) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Memento and Buffalo '66 were excellent movies.
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  15. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,111) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    A few of my favs,

    Harold and Maud
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Reservoir Dogs
    Being John Malkovich
    American Beauty
    No Country for Old Men
  16. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,382) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Ah, Secretary I forgot about that one. James Spader is so weird that it’s great. I actually love his season of The Office, he’s so great as their boss. He’s like Walken mixed with Tim Robbins or something. Also, Anton Chighur is one of the great characters in any Cohen Bros movies. Love Raising Arizona.

    I’d like to add the Guy Ritchie movies to my list, I don’t know if they’re indies or not but Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels and Snatch are both great.
  17. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,111) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    James Spader has a knack for playing a fringe psycho path. I agree with you on Anton Chighur. Snatch was a good one.
    Have you ever seen Intermission? It’s got a pretty good cast, Colin Farrell, Kelly Macdonald and Colm Meany to name a few. My son has a huge Criterion collection of movies so he’s always suggesting stuff for us. I love indies.
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  18. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,382) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    No, I never even heard of it.
    Unfortunately my movie intake has dropped dramatically. Between having two fairly young kids and working between 4pm to 12:30am I don’t have the time to watch anything of substance or length. It kinda blows haha
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  19. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,111) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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  20. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (84) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    A couple of Terry Gilliam films for the times....

    12 Monkeys
  21. roan22

    roan22 Crusader (770) Jun 30, 2004 New Jersey

    Since I broke my toe on Friday, I've been on the couch elevating it most of the time. I found this disturbing movie called The Wicker Man (1973) on Netflix. Ugh, a terrible ending but I feel like its one of those movies that everyone should see.
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  22. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,165) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    A fantastic ending. :slight_smile:
    (No spoilers)
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  23. traction

    traction Zealot (531) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    My first suggestion was going to be Donnie Darko but I see someone else I already mentioned it. I second their opinion. As far as an original suggestion goes go check out The Boondock Saints and thank me later.
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  24. Singlefinpin

    Singlefinpin Defender (606) Jul 17, 2018 North Carolina

    Pulp Fiction
    Reservoir Dogs
    12 Monkeys
    Run Lola Run
    La Femme Nikita, yes the original French version.
    Bottle Rocket
    Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
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  25. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,382) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    The original Wicker Man is a great flick. @zid nailed it with the ending. Amazing. Midsommar had a very Wicker Man-esque feel to it.
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  26. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Meyvn (1,324) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    The Dangerous Life of Alterboys is a solid one. Love the blending of live action and animation
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