Best Offbeat Movies

Outstanding non-mainstream and indie movies (2000 - Present).
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1.
In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)
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Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight. (90 mins.)
Director: Alex Holdridge
 
2.
Fish Tank (2009)
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Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. (123 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
3.
Once (2007)
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A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
4.
Monsters (2010)
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Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border. (94 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
 
5.
Certified Copy (2010)
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In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
 
6.
For Lovers Only (2011)
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An American photographer runs into an old flame while on assignment in Paris. (87 mins.)
Director: Michael Polish
 
7.
Life as a House (2001)
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When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
8.
Another Earth (2011)
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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
 
9.
Good Dick (2008)
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A look at the relationship between a lonely introverted girl and a young video store clerk vying for her attention. (86 mins.)
Director: Marianna Palka
 
10.
Restless (2011)
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The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII. (91 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
11.
Roger Dodger (2002)
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After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex. (106 mins.)
Director: Dylan Kidd
 
12.
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
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A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding. (113 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
13.
Tyrannosaur (2011)
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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. (92 mins.)
Director: Paddy Considine
 
14.
The Fall (2006)
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In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
 
15.
Garden State (2004)
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A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. (102 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
 
16.
Paranoid Park (2007)
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A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard. (85 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
17.
Layer Cake (2004)
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A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
18.
Enter the Void (2009)
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A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. (161 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
19.
Harry Brown (2009)
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An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice. (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barber
 
20.
Winter's Bone (2010)
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An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
 
21.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
22.
Vanishing Waves (2012)
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A neuron-transfer scientist experiments with the thoughts of a comatose young woman. (124 mins.)
 
23.
Stuck in Love (2012)
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An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
24.
About Time (2013)
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At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (123 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
25.
The Best Offer (2013)
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In the world of high-end art auctions and antiques, Virgil Oldman is an elderly and esteemed but eccentric genius art-expert... (131 mins.)
 
26.
Primer (2004)
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Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
27.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
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A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." (95 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
 
28.
Blue Ruin (2013)
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A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
 
29.
The Salvation (2014)
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In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone. (92 mins.)
 
30.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
 
31.
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
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The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. (122 mins.)
 
32.
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
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A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too. (86 mins.)
 
33.
'71 (2014)
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In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast. (99 mins.)
Director: Yann Demange
 
34.
The Grand Seduction (2013)
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To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary. (113 mins.)
Director: Don McKellar
 
35.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. (91 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
36.
The Nice Guys (2016)
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In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. (116 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
 
37.
Hell or High Water (2016)
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A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
38.
The Dressmaker (2015)
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A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. (119 mins.)
 
39.
Sing Street (2016)
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A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. (106 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
40.
Eddie the Eagle (2016)
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The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. (106 mins.)
Director: Dexter Fletcher
 
41.
The Kings of Summer (2013)
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Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. (95 mins.)
 
42.
Moon (2009)
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Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
 
43.
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
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High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. (104 mins.)
 
44.
Begin Again (2013)
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A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. (104 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
45.
Gifted (2017)
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Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (101 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
46.
Detention (2011)
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As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention. (93 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kahn