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What are your Favourite Independent films?

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posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 04:41 PM
What are the best independent films you have seen? two of my favourite British independent films are

Dead Mans Shoes, the best revenge movie you will ever see. (caution strong language)

and, In The Hands Of The God's, the best road trip movie i have ever seen.

I know there's loads of great independent films all over the world, just wanted to, see what others favorites are

posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 05:25 PM
A few of my favs of the top of head would be..

Buffalo 66
THX 1138
Ghost World
Before Sunset
Waking Life
Garden State
Little Miss Sunshine
City Of God
Donnie Darko

posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 11:25 PM
Blair Witch Project. Still gives me the willies thinking about it.

I think it was because of the way it was done/filmed. Very radical-at the time. The story lin was good and the shoot location was perfect.

To be honest though, I don't get to watch many movies now-a-days.

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 12:12 AM
Most anything by Darren Aronofsky, particularly Requiem for a Dream.

But not "The Fountain"...that one sucked.


posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:30 AM

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 06:59 PM
Perhaps not a favorite but compelling nonetheless. This movie will open your eyes:

The Bridge


[edit on 1-5-2010 by brill]

posted on May, 7 2010 @ 07:18 PM
Baise moi.

A French movie about two young ladies from the projects so to say.
They really experience the bad side of life. Rape, murder, racism.

They end up robbing and killing themselves.
This movie is R rated and includes explicit images.

City of God is my all time favorite.
But it was already mentioned.

[edit on 5/7/2010 by Sinter Klaas]

posted on May, 7 2010 @ 07:48 PM
The St. Francisville Experiment
The Last Broadcast
Paranormal Entity (much better than Paranormal Activity)
The Hamiltons

[edit on 7-5-2010 by DARKCYDE_CROWLEY]

posted on May, 7 2010 @ 09:55 PM
It is a bit twisted, and the trailer is not quite safe for work. It's not terrible, but it is a horror film, so beware.

Can't help it. I'm a fan of gorey movies.

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 06:17 PM
The Last Broadcast

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 09:45 AM
Requiem for a Dream was insane. I felt like a strung out addict by the end of the movie.

Many of the other movies already mentioned are worthy of praise. Here's a couple more.

Dead Calm. Not just for Nicole Kidman. Great movie.

Shallow Grave. Incredible Movie.

Mad Max. - Mel Gibson before he became a ragin anti-semitic buffoon.
Galipoli - see above.

Swingers. This movie is Money. Incredible cast, great script and downright hysterical. I've seen it at least a dozen times and, each time I watch it I find something that I missed in earlier viewings.

Bad Lieutenant. Harvey Keitel at his wickedest.

Lost In Translation. Bill Murray being Bill Murray

Dazed and Confused. One of the all time best cast of unknowns. Everyone in that movie, save the freshman, are recognizeable. Brilliant 70's Texas.

Momento. Mind boggling film from Chris Nolan.

The Usual Suspects - yup, it was an indie. One of the best ever. Up there with Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

The Terminator - Spawned Ahhnold and Turned James Cameron into a god.

Night of the Living Dead/Evil Dead - these two deserve mention for taking a genre to new highs in gore and scare.

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 12:11 AM
+1 for The Usual Suspects.

Another couple of good Kevin Spacey indies:

L.A. Confidential


American Beauty


posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 09:58 PM
Another one of the greats:


And for that matter, anything by the Coen Brothers.


[edit on 3-6-2010 by TheAssociate]

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 10:47 PM
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset

posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 08:50 PM
My favorite cinematography wise is a turkish film called Three Monkeys or Uc maymun.

My favorite would have to be the Sundance 2010 overall winner called Winter's Bone. Beautifully written and well shot!

posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 12:28 AM
I would have to say, Wristcutters: A Love Story.

posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 12:55 AM


But also, as mentioned (or not) above

Southland Tales
American Psycho
Donnie Darko

*edited to add a really good movie that I forgot to list*

[edit on 8/15/10 by Hefficide]

posted on Nov, 5 2010 @ 09:57 PM
Waking life.. I still dont understand it after 300 times watching it..
Darkly Scanner(I think..) Interesting off movie that makes one think about people..
Wrist Cutters, Meh it would suck to suicide and goto a crappier place than where you left.. But if you are at the bottom, where do you go from there? Really does not answer a question..

What Dreams May Come, This is a good move about death and what happens afterwards..
Afterlife.... Ahh no... I donno.. I dont understand this movie... but it sticks in my head so I suppose I like it..

I probably have a few others but I cant not think of them...

BTW I found this link somewhere else and wanted to see a documentary someone posted.. Brill's..

posted on Nov, 5 2010 @ 10:20 PM
Definitely Waking life

Heres a scene with Alex Jones

and heres a more sober scene

edit on 5-11-2010 by davespanners because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 6 2010 @ 01:16 PM
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Smoke Signals.

Dance Me Outside is another.

Skins is another one. I can't find a trailer for that one, though.

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