Indie Movies: Everything You Need to Know

  1. Parasite (2019)

A low-income family scheme to become employed by a wealthy family and infiltrate their household by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals. Greed and class discrimination threatens the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the impoverished Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Language: Korean 

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Song Kang-ho
  • Lee Sun-kyun
  • Cho Yeo-jeong
  • Choi Woo-shik

IMDB Rating: 8.6

Running Time: 132 min

Box Office: $258.9 million

Movie Trailer: Parasite

  1. Whiplash (2014)

The movie depicts an ambitious jazz drummer and an abusive, perfectionist bandleader at the fictional Shaffer Conservatory. A promising youthful drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his ideas of greatness are mentored by a professor who will stop at nothing to recognize a student’s potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Music

Main Cast:

  • Miles Teller
  • J. K. Simmons
  • Paul Reiser

IMDB Rating: 8.5

Running Time: 107 min 

Box Office: $49 million

Movie Trailer: Whiplash

  1. Memento (2000)

Memento chronicles two separate consecutive stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance detective. First, suffering from short-term memory loss due to an injury, he tries to track down his wife’s killer. Then, incapable of building new memories, Leonard decides to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he recollects.

Director: Christopher Nolan 

Language: English

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast:

    • Guy Pearce
  • Carrie-Anne Moss
  • Joe Pantoliano

IMDB Rating: 8.4

Running Time: 113 min

Box Office: $40 million

Movie Trailer: Memento

  1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Six convicts with pseudonyms, and each stranger to one another, are hired to carry out a theft. Unfortunately, police cover the heist, and the pack is forced to shoot their way out. At their warehouse rendezvous, the descendants, recognizing that they were set up, try to locate the traitor in their midst.

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Harvey Keitel
  • Tim Roth
  • Chris Penn
  • Steve Buscemi

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 99 min

Box Office: $2.9 million 

Movie Trailer: Reservoir Dogs

  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

After a painful breakup, Clementine undergoes a method to erase thoughts of her boyfriend from her mind. When her boyfriend realizes that Clementine is experiencing extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same process. As a result, he slowly starts to forget the woman he loved.

Director: Michel Gondry

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Main Cast:

  • Jim Carrey
  • Kate Winslet
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • Mark Ruffalo

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 108 min

Box Office: $74 million

Movie Trailer: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  1. Before Sunrise (1995)

Jesse meets Celine on his way back to Vienna, who are strangers to each other. After deep conversations, they create a surprising bond. Jesse convinces Celine to take another train with him to Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. leaves the following day and he has no cash for staying, they roam the town together. As the twilight progresses, their connection makes departing in the morning a challenging choice.

Director: Richard Linklater

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Ethan Hawke
  • Julie Delpy

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 101 min

Box Office: $5.5 million 

Movie Trailer: Before Sunrise

  1. Annie Hall (1977)

Humorist Alvy Singer explores the rise and fall of his connection with grappling casino vocalist Annie Hall. First, he addresses the public in front of a plain backdrop. Next, Alvy narrates his childhood and early grown-up years before telling how he and Annie met and fell in love. Later, he describes how they strove with the restrictions of modern fantasy, combining surreal nightmare series with tiny bits of emotional drama.

Director: Woody Allen

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Woody Allen
  • Diane Keaton
  • Tony Roberts
  • Carol Kane

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 93 min 

Box Office: $38.3 million

Movie Trailer: Annie Hall

  1. Short Term 12 (2013)

Confident and competent, Grace is a young counselor at a California care unit for at-risk teens. However, Grace’s calm attitude breaks when she and some of her unruly residents are prompted by past and present abuses.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Language: English

Genre: Dram

Main Cast:

  • Brie Larson
  • John Gallagher, Jr.
  • Kaitlyn Dever
  • Rami Malek

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 96 min 

Box Office: $2.3 million 

Movie Trailer: Short Term 12

  1. Donnie Darko (2001)

During the 1988 presidential election, a teenager named Donnie sleepwalks out of his apartment one night and witnesses a giant, demonic-looking rabbit Frank, who informs him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie reaches back home, he sees that a jet engine has crashed into his room.

Director: Richard Kelly

Language: English 

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Main Cast:

  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Jena Malone
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • James Duval

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 113 min

Box Office: $7.5 million

Movie Trailer: Donnie Darko

  1. CODA (2021)

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing member in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is endangered, Ruby finds herself torn between continuing her love of music and her concern about leaving her parents.

Director: Sian Heder

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Music

Main Cast:

  • Emilia Jones
  • Eugenio Derbez
  • Troy Kotsur
  • Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 111 min

Movie Trailer: CODA

  1. Hunt for the Wilder people (2016)

Hunt for the Wilder people is based on Barry Crump’s novel “Wild Pork and Watercress.” It tells about a juvenile delinquent Ricky Baker, who is made to live with his foster aunt Bella Faulkner. However, when Ricky’s aunt suddenly passes away, he’s abandoned with his irritable uncle Hec. So the unlikely duo identifies themselves on the run in the vast New Zealand bush, evading child services and the law.

Director: Taika Waititi

Language: English 

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Sam Neill
  • Julian Dennison
  • Rhys Darby
  • Rima Te Wiata

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 101 min

Box Office: US$23.2 million

Movie Trailer: Hunt for the Wilder people

  1. Nightcrawler (2014)

Nightcrawler is a thriller set against the nocturnal forays across the city in the quest of shocking and horrible crimes. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a young man desperate for work and identifies the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. The boundary between the observer and participant fades away with Lou’s performance, who becomes the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Rene Russo
  • Riz Ahmed
  • Bill Paxton

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 117 min

Box Office: $50.3 million

Movie Trailer: Nightcrawler

  1. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

The Hoover family sets the fun back in a dysfunctional path when they gather into a V.W. bus and travel to California. The family travels to support their daughter Olive in her effort to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. Unfortunately, the sanity of everyone involved is stretched to the limit as the group’s quirks cause tremendous obstacles as they travel along their interstate highway.

Director: Jonathan Dayton 

Language: English 

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Greg Kinnear
  • Abigail Breslin
  • Steve Carell
  • Toni Collette
  • Paul Dano

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 102 min

Box Office: $101 million 

Movie Trailer: Little Miss Sunshine

  1. Being John Malkovich (1999)

Jobless puppeteer Craig unwillingly takes a temporary job as a filing assistant for the unconventional Dr. Lester. While at work, Craig finds a portal that drives into the mind of celebrated actor John Malkovich. When he gives his attractive co-worker Maxine in on the mystery, they begin an incredible business scheme and a unique connection concerning Craig’s estranged wife, Lotte.

Director: Spike Jonze

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • John Cusack
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Catherine Keener
  • Orson Bean

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 113 min 

Box Office: $32.4 million

Movie Trailer: Being John Malkovich

  1. Blue Velvet (1986)

Jeffrey Beaumont, a college student, returns to his hometown after his dad has a stroke. When he notices a severed ear in the deserted field by his home, Beaumont teams up with the detective’s daughter Sandy Williams to resolve the mystery. Unfortunately, they believe the beautiful bar singer Dorothy Vallens may be related to the case. Instead, Beaumont discovers himself becoming drawn into her dark, perplexing world, where he meets sexually corrupt psychopath Frank Booth.

Director: David Lynch

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Kyle MacLachlan
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Laura Dern

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 120 min

Box Office: $8.6 million

Movie Trailer: Blue Velvet

  1. And Then We Danced (2019)

A dancer and his partner have been practicing in the National Georgian Ensemble for years. However, the arrival of another dancer drives him off balance, sparking both an extreme rivalry and passionate desire that may cause him to risk his destiny.

Director: Levan Akin 

Language: Georgian

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Levan Gelbakhiani
  • Bachi Valishvili
  • Ana Javakishvili

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 105 min 

Box Office: $580,075

Movie Trailer: And Then We Danced

  1. Lost In Translation (2003)

A homeless, aging movie star, Bob Harris, and a newlywed, Charlotte, meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to shoot a Japanese whiskey advertisement; Charlotte is guiding her celebrity-photographer companion. Immigrants in a foreign land, the two find freedom, distraction, and recognition amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance gathering in the quiet silence of the hotel bar. They develop a connection that is as strange as it is genuine and meaningful.

Director: Sofia Coppola 

Language: English 

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Bill Murray
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Giovanni Ribisi
  • Anna Faris

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 102 min

Box Office: $118.7 million 

Movie Trailer: Lost In Translation

  1. Roma (2018)

Cleo assists Sofía and Antonio in taking care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. However, dilemmas soon begin when Antonio quickly runs away with his mistress, and Cleo notices that she’s pregnant. When Sofía chooses to take the children on holiday, she requests Cleo to clear her mind and bond with the family for a much-needed getaway.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Language: Spanish

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Yalitza Aparicio
  • Marina de Tavira
  • Fernando Grediaga

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 135 min 

Box Office: $5.1 million

Movie Trailer: Roma

  1. Get Out (2017)

A modern African-American photographer named Chris Washington is moved out to his girlfriend’s parents’ house to spend the weekend and join the family. Chris feels undesirable, recognizing there are only three other African-Americans on the farm. Two of them are working on it.

Director: Jordan Peele

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast:  

  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Allison Williams
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Caleb Landry Jones

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 104 min

Box Office: $255.4 million

Movie Trailer: Get Out

  1. The Florida Project (2017)

Set in the darkness of Walt Disney World, the film captures the mischiefs of 6-year-old Moonee and her two best friends. Moonee’s struggling mom and the compassionate motel manager circle the kids who protect them from the hard reality surrounding them.

Director: Sean Baker 

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Willem Dafoe
  • Brooklynn Prince
  • Bria Vinaite
  • Valeria Cotto

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 111 min 

Box Office: $11.3 million

Movie Trailer: The Florida Project

  1. Rocks (2020)

An adolescent girl discovers her nature by fighting to take care of her youthful brother and lives independently after being abandoned by their single mother. Finally, she has no alternative but to live by her wits.

Director: Sarah Gavron

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:   

  • Bukky Bakray
  • Kosar Ali
  • D’angelou Osei Kissiedu
  • Shaneigha-Monik Greyson

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 93 min

Box Office: $598,859

Movie Trailer: Rocks

  1. Frances Ha (2012)

Frances Halladay is a 27-year-old dancer who resides in New York City with her best friend from college, Sophie. Frances, a struggling dancer working as an assistant at a dance company, cannot afford the move and is forced to locate someplace else to live.

Director: Noah Baumbach

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Greta Gerwig
  • Mickey Sumner
  • Patrick Heusinger

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 86 min 

Box Office: $11.3 million

Movie Trailer: Frances Ha

  1. Fruitvale Station (2013)

22-year-old black man Oscar Grant once spent time in San Quentin now is striving hard to live a clean life and help his girlfriend and young daughter. Flashbacks unveil the last day in Oscar’s life. First, he accompanied his family and colleagues to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Then, he became swept up in an argument with police on the way back home that ended in tragedy.

Director: Ryan Coogler

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Melonie Diaz
  • Kevin Durand
  • Chad Michael Murray

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 85 min

Box Office: $17.4 million

Movie Trailer: Fruitvale Station

  1. Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight represents the three defining episodes in Chiron’s life, a young black man growing up in Miami. His heroic journey to adulthood is managed by the community’s kindness, comfort, and passion that helps raise him.

Director: Barry Jenkins

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Trevante Rhodes
  • André Holland
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Ashton Sanders

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 111 min

Box Office: $65.3 million

Movie Trailer: Moonlight

  1. The Death of Stalin (2017)

When domineering dictator Joseph Stalin died in 1953, his parasitic associates square off in a desperate power struggle to match the next Russian leader. The wily Nikita Khrushchev, nerdy Georgy Malenkov, and the vicious secret police chief Lavrenti Beria also join the list of contenders. The only question that remains amidst this chaotic situation as the contenders lurch, scuffle, and back-stab their way to the top is, ‘who is running the government?’

Director: Armando Iannucci

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History

Main Cast:

  • Steve Buscemi
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Paddy Considine
  • Rupert Friend

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 107 min

Box Office: $24.6 million

Movie Trailer: The Death of Stalin

  1. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Young Hushpuppy lives with her father, Wink, in a secluded Delta community. Wink is a strict taskmaster, but he is preparing his daughter for the future. Unfortunately, when Wink falls ill, the universe seems to fall ill with him. Temperatures increase, the ice caps melt, and rising waters threaten to engulf their area, sending an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With everything strange around her, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

Director: Benh Zeitlin

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Quvenzhané Wallis
  • Dwight Henry
  • Levy Easterly

IMDB Rating: 7.3 

Running Time: 93 min 

Box Office: $23.3 million 

Movie Trailer: Beasts of the Southern Wild

  1. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Two brothers in Brooklyn are caught amid and deeply affected by their parents’ divorce, Joan Berkman and Bernard. Older sibling Walt sides with dad and acts out at school, while younger brother Frank silently backs up his mother. The family pressure rises further when Joan’s novel-writing career takes off and exceeds the failed goals of her professor ex-husband.

Director: Noah Baumbach

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jeff Daniels
  • Laura Linney
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Owen Kline

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 81 min

Box Office: $11.2 million

Movie Trailer: The Squid and the Whale

  1. Hostiles (2017)

In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph unwillingly admits escorting a failing Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal area. Beginning on a frightening and dangerous journey from Fort Berringer, N.M to the meadows of Montana, they soon meet a young widow whose family was shot on the plains. The tourists must now band collectively to sustain a punishing landscape that’s dragging with antagonistic Comanches and unruly outliers.

Director: Scott Cooper

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Christian Bale
  • Rosamund Pike
  • Wes Studi
  • Jesse Plemons

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 133 min

Box Office: $35.7 million

Movie Trailer: Hostiles

  1. Babyteeth (2019)

When a severely unhealthy youngster falls for a drug merchant, her parents refuse. However, she soon discovers a new passion for life from her blossoming love life.

Director: Shannon Murphy

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

Main Cast:

  • Eliza Scanlen
  • Toby Wallace
  • Emily Barclay
  • Eugene Gilfedder

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 118 min

Box Office: $1 million

Movie Trailer: Babyteeth

  1. Swingers (1996)

Mike, a transferred New Yorker trying to acclimate to L.A., strives to expand his profession as a comedian and get over his last relationship. Proclaiming himself as the master of seduction, Mike’s friend Trent Walker attempts to teach him how to make contacts and get women’s attention. Thus, Mike’s new romantic life is born.

Director: Doug Liman 

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jon Favreau
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Ron Livingston
  • Patrick Van Horn

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 96 min

Box Office: $4.6 million 

Movie Trailer: Swingers

  1. Winter’s Bone (2010)

The movie is based onDaniel Woodrell’s novel “Winter’s Bone”. In the rustic Ozarks of Missouri, seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly looks after her psychically ill mother, twelve-year-old sibling Sonny, and six-year-old sister Ashlee. Ree searches for her criminal father when the Sheriff informs her that their home was on bond. She confronts her brother about their conspiracy of silence, breaking the local law of conduct. Also, Ree risks her life to learn her father’s fate; otherwise, they will soon be homeless.

Director: Debra Granik

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • John Hawkes
  • Kevin Breznahan
  • Dale Dickey

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 100 Min

Box Office: $16.1 million

Movie Trailer: Winter’s Bone

  1. Blue Ruin (2013)

Dwight Evans, a traveler, learns that Wade, the man who shot his parents, is discharged from prison. So, he visits his hometown to exact vengeance on Wade and seeks closure.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier 

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Macon Blair
  • Devin Ratray
  • Eve Plumb

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 90 min

Box Office: $993,313 

Movie Trailer: Blue Ruin

  1. The One I Love (2014)

A distressed couple vacates to a lovely getaway at a place as suggested by their therapist. However, unusual factors worsen their situation, and the couple has surreal experiences during their stay at the residence.

Director: Charlie McDowell

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Mark Duplass
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Ted Danson

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 91 min

Box Office: $583,264

Movie Trailer: The One I Love

  1. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Lieutenant Harvey Keitel, crooked police steeped in gambling debt, uses his power to tease immature girls sexually, steal money, and abuse narcotics. However, tables turn while he investigates a nun’s rape and begins to reflect on his lifestyle.

Director: Abel Ferrara

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Harvey Keitel
  • Victor Argo
  • Paul Calderón

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 96 min

Box Office: $2 million 

Movie Trailer: Bad Lieutenant

  1. Tangerine (2015)

After discovering that her boyfriend deceived her while in jail, a hooker and her best roommate set out to locate him and teach him and his newfound companion a lesson.

Director: Sean Baker

Language: English, Armenian

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Kitana Kiki Rodriguez
  • Mya Taylor
  • Karren Karagulian
  • Mickey O’Hagan

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 88 min

Box Office: $924,793

Movie Trailer: Tangerine

  1. Bait (2019)

Bait is a British drama starring Edward Rowe as a struggling fisher. The movie deals with the stresses between locals and travelers in a Cornish fishing village into a backdrop of other homes, short-term lets, and upscaling.

Director: Mark Jenkin

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Edward Rowe
  • Mary Woodvine
  • Simon Shepherd
  • Giles King

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 89 minutes

Movie Trailer: Bait

  1. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Aubrey Plaza, a frustrated magazine intern, befriends Mark Duplass, a strange guy, who looks for a companion to guide him on a trip back through time.

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Aubrey Plaza
  • Mark Duplass
  • Jake Johnson
  • Karan Soni

IMDB Rating: 7

Running Time: 86 min 

Box Office: $4.4 million

Movie Trailer: Safety Not Guaranteed

  1. Swiss Army Man (2016)

Being stranded on a desolate island leaves Hank annoyed, lonely, and hopeless. As a cord hangs around his throat, Hank plans to end it all, but he suddenly finds a man resting by the shore. Unluckily, he is dead and quite pretentious. Utilizing the gassy body to his support, Hank miraculously gives it back to the beach. However, he now discovers himself suffering in the desert and pulling the talking body named Manny along for the adventure.

Director: Daniel Scheinert

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Paul Dano
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead

IMDB Rating: 7

Running Time: 97 min

Box Office: $5.8 million

Movie Trailer: Swiss Army Man

  1. A Ghost Story (2017)

A deceased man reappears as a ghost to his rural home to soothe his poor wife, only to find that he has become lost in time in his frightful state. He is forced to silently watch that the life he understood and the lady he loved gently slip away.

Director: David Lowery

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Casey Affleck
  • Rooney Mara
  • Yasmina Violeta Gutierrez

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 92 minutes

Box Office: $2 million 

Movie Trailer: A Ghost Story

  1. Kicking and Screaming (1995)

Preppie bachelors (Carlos Jacott, Josh Hamilton, Olivia d’Abo) meet their inaugural year of college and recollect about student life.

Director: Noah Baumbach

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Josh Hamilton
  • Olivia d’Abo
  • Chris Eigeman
  • Parker Posey

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 96 min

Box Office: $718,490 

Movie Trailer: Kicking and Screaming

  1. She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

Lovely Nola can’t decide what kind of man she needs to date, so she chooses to date three simultaneously. A rich, handsome narcissist, a steady shielding macho, and a timid geek with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, while each one has virtues, Nola cannot make a decision.

Director: Spike Lee 

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Tracy Camilla Johns
  • Redmond Hicks
  • John Canada Terrell
  • Spike Lee

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 84 min

Box Office: $7.1 million

Movie Trailer: She’s Gotta Have It

  1. Other People (2016)

After breaking up with his boyfriend, a struggling comedy author moves to Sacramento to assist his suffering mother. Living with his orthodox father and younger siblings, David feels like a newcomer in his childhood house. But, as his mother’s health worsens, he attempts to satisfy everyone, including himself, that he is okay.

Director: Chris Kelly

Language: Comedy, Drama

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jesse Plemons
  • Molly Shannon
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Maude Apatow

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 96 min

Box Office: $91,441

Movie Trailer: Other People

  1. Wildlife (2018)

Young Joe is the only child of Jerry and Jeanette – a homemaker and a golf pro – in Montana. Nearby, a forest fire rages to the Canadian border. When Jerry loses his business, he chooses to seek the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his family to defend themselves.

Director: Paul Dano 

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:   

  • Carey Mulligan
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Ed Oxenbould
  • Bill Camp

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 104 min 

Box Office: $3.7 million

Movie Trailer: Wildlife

  1. Hot Rod (2007)

For Rod Kimball, performance is his way of life, even though he is very accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get honor from his stepfather Frank, who hits him up in weekly sparring competitions. So once Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most notorious stunt to gather funds for Frank’s operation.

Director: Akiva Schaffer

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Sport

Main Cast:

  • Andy Samberg
  • Isla Fisher
  • Jorma Taccone
  • Bill Hader

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 88 min

Box Office: $14.3 million

Movie Trailer: Hot Rod

  1. The Guest (2014)

An army officer introduces himself to the Peterson family, pretending to be a colleague of their son who died in battle. After the young man is greeted into their home, many unexpected deaths relate to his presence.

Director: Adam Wingard

Language: English

Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Dan Stevens
  • Maika Monroe
  • Leland Orser
  • Sheila Kelley

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 100 min

Box Office: $2.7 million

Movie Trailer: The Guest

  1. Ordinary Love (2019)

Tom and Joan have been wedded for many years. There is an ease to their bond that only happens from spending a life unitedly and in a depth of love that manifests through kindness and humor in equal share. However, when Joan is suddenly diagnosed with cancer, the progression of her therapy reflects light on their relationship. They are met with the difficulties that lie ahead and the possibility of what might occur if something happened to her.

Director: 

  • Lisa Barros D’Sa
  • Glenn Leyburn

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Lesley Manville
  • Liam Neeson

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 92 min 

Box Office: $774,877

Movie Trailer: Ordinary Love

  1. I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

A youthful woman ponders ending her seven-week relationship with her date Jake while on a journey to face his parents at their estate.

Director: Charlie Kaufman

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Jesse Plemons
  • Jessie Buckley
  • Toni Collette
  • David Thewlis

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 134 min

Movie Trailer: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

  1. Blaze (2018)

The story unfolds the life journey of Blaze Foley, the unacknowledged lyricist legend of the Texas Outlaw Music campaign.

Director: Ethan Hawke

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

Main Cast:

  • Ben Dickey
  • Alia Shawkat
  • Sam Rockwell
  • Steve Zahn

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 127 min

Box Office: $680,058

Movie Trailer:  Blaze

  1. The Invitation (2015)

While attending a feast at his ancient house, a man starts to assume that his ex-wife and her new partner have wicked plans for the guests.

Director: Karyn Kusama

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Logan Marshall-Green
  • Tammy Blanchard
  • Michiel Huisman
  • Emayatzy Corinealdi

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 100 min

Box Office: $354,835

Movie Trailer: The Invitation

  1. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

Jessica, a pioneering screenwriter in New York City, seeks to get over a recent break-up when she finds Boone, who’s also healing from a recent separation. Together, they figure out a plan to make it in a “post-relationship” life.

Director: James C. Strouse

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Jessica Williams
  • Chris O’Dowd
  • Noël Wells
  • Lakeith Stanfield

IMDB Rating:  6.5

Running Time: 83 min

Movie Trailer: The Incredible Jessica James

  1. TIGERTAIL (2020)

Set against the backdrop of multi-generations, Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi Lee) is an independent yet pauperized young Taiwanese factory worker. To earn a better living, he makes the toughest decision to leave his hometown and the woman he loves behind and vacates to America. But years of cliched work and a marriage life devoid of love or compassion makes older Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) reminisce about his former self.

Director: Alan Yang

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tzi Ma
  • Christine Ko
  • Hayden Szeto
  • Lee Hong-chi

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 91 min 

Movie Trailer: TIGERTAIL

  1. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Three film students planned to make a documentary on the legendary Blair Witch Incidents and march to the Black Hills forest. Provided with a Hi8 video camera, a 16mm camera, and a DAT recorder, every step, word, and noise are captured. But unforeseen incidents occur when the trio loses their map and gets lost in the eerie forest.

Director: 

  • Daniel Myrick
  • Eduardo Sánchez

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Heather Donahue
  • Michael C. Williams
  • Joshua Leonard

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 81 min

Box Office: $248.6 million

Movie Trailer: The Blair Witch Project

  1. Proxima (2019)

Sarah is wanted for a year-long commission aboard the International Space Station, which creates difficulty with her family and her eight-year-old girl.

Director: Alice Winocour

Language: French

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Eva Green
  • Matt Dillon
  • Lars Eidinger
  • Sandra Hüller

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 107 min

Box Office: $773,206

Movie Trailer: Proxima

  1. Free Fire (2016)

When a black-market gun deal goes horribly wrong, Justine finds herself trapped in the crossfire, required to operate through a storehouse full of trigger-happy maniacs who are all hanging on for life.

Director: Ben Wheatley

Language: English

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Main Cast:

  • Sharlto Copley
  • Armie Hammer
  • Brie Larson
  • Cillian Murphy

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 90 min 

Box Office: $3.8 million

Movie Trailer: Free Fire

  1. Sword of Trust (2019)

A grouchy pawnshop keeper and his man-child apprentice team up with an out-of-town couple who are attempting to hawk a Civil War-era weapon obtained from a recently deceased grandpa. The sword comes with a convoluted statement demanding evidence from the South.

Director: Lynn Shelton

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Marc Maron
  • Jon Bass
  • Michaela Watkins
  • Tim Paul

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 88 min 

Box Office: $322,598

Movie Trailer: Sword of Trust

  1. The Meddler (2015)

After the demise of her husband, an aging widow from New York City supports her girl to Los Angeles in hopes of beginning a new life after.

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Susan Sarandon
  • Rose Byrne
  • J. K. Simmons
  • Cecily Strong

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 100 min

Box Office: $5.4 million

Movie Trailer: The Meddler

  1. Concrete Cowboy (2020)

Young Cole is from Detroit and constantly getting in a fight at school; his mother drove him to Philadelphia to be with his estranged father, Harp. The following day when attempting to call his mom, he reaches his older cousin, who drives him around and arranges some food.

Director: Ricky Staub

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Idris Elba
  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Jharrel Jerome
  • Byron Bowers

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 111 min

Box Office: $10 million 

Movie Trailer: Concrete Cowboy

  1. Newness (2017)

In LA, two millennials operating a social media-driven lifestyle begin a bond that promotes physical and emotional boundaries.

Director: Drake Doremus 

Language: English 

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Laia Costa
  • Courtney Eaton
  • Danny Huston

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 117 min 

Movie Trailer: Newness

  1. Radioactive (2019)

After the demise of her husband, Marie Curie’s dedication to science continues to be powerful as she attempts to reveal previously hidden radioactive elements. But it soon displays terrifyingly evident that her job could guide applications in medication that could save many lives or importance in warfare that could kill them by the billions.

Director: Marjane Satrapi

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Rosamund Pike
  • Sam Riley
  • Aneurin Barnard
  • Anya Taylor-Joy

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Running Time: 109 min

Box Office: $3.5 million

Movie Trailer: Radioactive

  1. The Pink Cloud (2021)

A strange and dangerous pink cloud appears over the globe, forcing everyone to self-quarantine. Immigrants at the outset, Yago and Giovana strive to invent themselves as a pair as years of lockdown pass. But, while Yago is living in his wonderland, Giovana seems caught deep inside.

Director: Iuli Gerbase

Language: Portuguese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Renata de Lélis
  • Eduardo Mendonça
  • Kaya Rodrigues

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Running Time: 105 min

Movie Trailer: The Pink Cloud

  1. Yes, God, yes (2020)

After a genuine AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic youngster finds masturbating and strives to overcome her new urges in the face of endless damnation.

Director: Karen Maine

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Natalia Dyer
  • Timothy Simons
  • Wolfgang Novogratz
  • Francesca Reale

IMDB Rating: 6.1

Running Time: 78 min 

Movie Trailer: Yes, God, yes

  1. Humpday (2009)

Two guys take their romance to a different level when they engage in an art film project. The flick is a knowledgeable drama about how many men, if not homophobic in law, shake in practice concerning the possibility of making it on with their sex.

Director: Lynn Shelton

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Mark Duplass
  • Joshua Leonard
  • Alycia Delmore

IMDB Rating: 6

Running Time: 94 min

Movie Trailer: Humpday

  1. Come to Daddy (2019)

A privileged man-child comes to his father’s elegant and remote seaside cabin, whom he hasn’t seen in ages. He immediately realizes that his father is a jerk and has a shadowy past that is hastening to catch up with him.

Director: Ant Timpson 

Language: English 

Genre: Comedy, Horror, History

Main Cast:

  • Elijah Wood
  • Stephen McHattie
  • Michael Smiley

IMDB Rating: 6

Running Time: 93 min 

Box Office: $117,974 

Movie Trailer: Come to Daddy

  1. Premature (2014)

A teen finds himself held in a terrifying cycle when he repeatedly relives falling for his virginity until he gets it correct.

Director: Dan Beers

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • John Karna
  • Katie Findlay
  • Craig Roberts
  • Alan Tudyk

IMDB Rating: 5.8

Running Time: 93 min

Box Office: $5 million

Movie Trailer: Premature

  1. Olympic Dreams (2019)

A tender and stunning love saga unravels between a young cross-country skier and an enlistee doctor in the Olympic athlete’s community.

Director: Jeremy Teicher

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport

Main Cast:

  • Alexi Pappas
  • Nick Kroll
  • Gus Kenworthy
  • Morgan Schild

IMDB Rating: 5.8

Running Time: 83 min

Box Office: $29,450

Movie Trailer: Olympic Dreams

  1. The True Adventures of Wolf boy (2019)

This movie depicts a young boy who moves away from the house in search of his estranged mom.

Director: Martin Krejčí

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jaeden Martell
  • Chris Messina
  • Eve Hewson
  • Sophie Giannamore

IMDB Rating: 5.7

Running Time: 88 min

Box Office: $1,182

Movie Trailer: The True Adventures of Wolf boy

  1. Selah and the Spades (2019)

Five teams run the secret life of Caldwell School, a prestigious boarding school. Selah Summers sits at the end of the most powerful faction, roaming the fine line between being worried and loved.

Director: Tayarisha Poe

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lovie Simone
  • Celeste O’Connor
  • Jharrel Jerome
  • Gina Torres

IMDB Rating: 4.9

Running Time: 97 min 

Movie Trailer: Selah and the Spades

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