feel-good "indie" moviesby whimsy123 | created - 26 Oct 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
there are never enough "feel-good" movies with this (un)specific "indie"-feeling to be watched late at night or on rainy days.. so feel free to recommend any new ones!
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1. Frances Ha (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A story that follows as a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.
Votes: 51,559 | Gross: $4.06M
2. Beginners (2010)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Votes: 79,579 | Gross: $5.79M
3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Votes: 99,324 | Gross: $6.74M
with a lot of cinema references...
4. Reprise (2006)
R | 105 min | Drama
Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Votes: 8,073 | Gross: $0.55M
with a great music selection...
5. Medianeras (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.
Votes: 11,717 | Gross: $0.00M
a nice Argentinian modern romance...
6. Late Night Shopping (2001)
91 min | Comedy
Four young friends have tedious night jobs and meet every night after work in a café. Sean hasn't met his girlfriend in three weeks, Vincent flirts with everybody, Lenny is too afraid to ... See full summary »
7. The Science of Sleep (2006)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Votes: 63,938 | Gross: $4.66M
9. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
R | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.
Votes: 151,518 | Gross: $11.90M
12. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.
Votes: 47,088 | Gross: $0.87M
13. Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.
Votes: 27,486 | Gross: $0.22M
It`s like a shot of positive energy (Maybe exaggerated at times, but in this case it doesn`t matter...)
14. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)
90 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 7,529 | Gross: $0.17M
15. Living in Oblivion (1995)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.
Votes: 13,784 | Gross: $1.15M
16. Mutual Appreciation (2005)
R | 109 min | Comedy
Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend.
Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $0.10M
17. Ghost World (2001)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Votes: 102,336 | Gross: $6.22M
19. Broken Flowers (2005)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
Votes: 87,277 | Gross: $13.74M
20. Mr. Nobody (2009)
R | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
Votes: 176,680 | Gross: $0.00M
22. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Tragi-comic, romantic whodunnit set in a run down hotel which plays host to mentally ill people too poor to afford medical insurance.
Votes: 19,241 | Gross: $0.05M
beautiful soundtrack + artworks
23. L.A. Without a Map (1998)
Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A British writer pursues a young actress to Hollywood and needs all the help he can get to win her love.
romantic comedy with David Tennant. Maybe it`s just me, but I can hardly imagine something more romantic than coming to the other side of the world (from Scottland to L.A.) having nothing more than a poster from Dead Man (, which is btw one of my favourite movies) to see this girl, who he has known just for a day..
24. Restless (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 15,979 | Gross: $0.16M
25. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 331,751 | Gross: $56.82M
This movie is really too good to be the truth. T. S. Elliot, Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Louis Bunuel... and Gil Pender, a screenplay writer from Hollywood, who is trying to write a proper novel in Paris.
26. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 210,640 | Gross: $5.54M
the best romantic movie series ever made?
27. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 185,266 | Gross: $5.79M
28. 2 Days in Paris (2007)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of her ex-boyfriends.
Votes: 28,104 | Gross: $4.43M
31. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.
Votes: 306,061 | Gross: $31.49M
32. Gigantic (2008)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.
Votes: 8,809 | Gross: $0.10M
33. Ruby Sparks (2012)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.
Votes: 86,015 | Gross: $2.54M
34. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Votes: 107,251 | Gross: $4.01M
35. The Beauty Inside (2012– )
Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of "The Beauty Inside" is the story of a guy named Alex who wakes up every day as a different person. He is always the same person on the inside but on the outside he is somebody ... See full summary »
36. Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
37. Buffalo '66 (1998)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.
Votes: 39,763 | Gross: $2.38M
38. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.
Votes: 53,068 | Gross: $1.71M
39. Waking Life (2001)
R | 99 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.
Votes: 53,611 | Gross: $2.89M
40. A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin.
Votes: 12,269 | Gross: $0.15M
42. Death to the Tinman (2007)
12 min | Short, Adventure, Romance
Bill loves Jane and she loves him, but in this small town, many are jealous of Bill, especially the volunteer firefighters. Bill calls them cowards, puts out fires by himself, and doesn't ... See full summary »
probably the best short movie, which has ever been made... amazing story, characters, music, cinematography and final point... or maybe it is just my personal all time favourite...
43. Jettison Your Loved Ones (2005)
6 min | Short, Adventure
A man addicted to faking his own death strives for glory while his abandoned son, a boxer who thinks he's from the future, falls in love with his half-sister, the world's greatest sword fighter.
44. Somewhere (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Votes: 38,361 | Gross: $1.77M
45. Heartbeats (2010)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.
Votes: 21,814 | Gross: $0.06M
I was under the impression, that Xavier Dolan is this big young movie director star, who makes these colorful movies and there is no need to introduce him... and suddenly I saw that his movies have here on IMDB just around twenty thousand votes!... yes, they can be manneristical, but it is kind of the point...
47. To the Wonder (2012)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Votes: 23,630 | Gross: $0.59M
48. Elvis and Anabelle (2007)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance
Groomed by her overly ambitious mother, Anabelle is on the road to winning the Miss Texas Rose tiara when she dies tragically during a pageant. Her death lands her on the embalming table of... See full summary »
49. The Bling Ring (2013)
R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Votes: 73,476 | Gross: $5.84M
50. Stuck in Love (2012)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 73,451 | Gross: $0.08M
51. The Kings of Summer (2013)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 67,991 | Gross: $1.29M
feeling of the youth, friendship and summer, which is rarely crated so realistic and truthfuly...
52. Voksne mennesker (2005)
Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through times and struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark.
53. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
R | 104 min | Drama, Music
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
Votes: 110,814 | Gross: $13.24M
54. Her (2013)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.
Votes: 412,651 | Gross: $25.57M
55. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Votes: 560,893 | Gross: $59.10M
56. Tonight You're Mine (2011)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.
Votes: 3,959 | Gross: $0.01M
well... I had a problem with the ending; but I enjoyed the movie anyway.
57. The Congress (2013)
Not Rated | 122 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.
Votes: 14,539 | Gross: $0.14M
58. Something in the Air (2012)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.
Votes: 3,502 | Gross: $0.07M
you can feel the atmosphere of the 60s in France in this one!
59. Frank (II) (2014)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Votes: 63,892 | Gross: $0.64M
61. Wish I Was Here (2014)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career.
Votes: 32,547 | Gross: $3.59M
62. I Origins (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.
Votes: 92,568 | Gross: $0.33M
64. Samotári (2000)
103 min | Comedy
Robert works for a travel agency and helps to arrange scenes from the everyday lives of "ordinary" Czech families as an attraction for Japanese tourists. He also works as a kind of ... See full summary »
66. I Killed My Mother (2009)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance
A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother.
Dolan directed and starred in this movie when he was just twenty! and it is really (un)realistic and hysterical portrayal of dysfunctional relationship between mother and son! watch it, people!
67. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Votes: 74,349 | Gross: $12.80M
music in this movie is my good day soundtrack. it is lively and emotional..
68. La solitudine dei numeri primi (2010)
118 min | Drama
Non-linearly follows two kids, rejected by their peers, who become friends. They separate later in life and dedicate to their careers. Still, they feel as if something is missing.
a different kind of lovestory.
69. Free Range/Ballaad maailma heakskiitmisest (2013)
104 min | Drama
The story of a promising, young man with exciting career opportunities and looming marital bliss.
there are moments in everyday life with their specific atmosphere..
70. La antena (2007)
99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films.
black and white silent movie from 21st century.
71. Womb (2010)
Unrated | 111 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
silent shores by the sea and sweaters. + there is Matt Smith, who played the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who series! + Benedek Fliegauf is Hungarian movie director to be aware of (if you want to watch something NOT "feel-good" watch his movie Dealer..)
72. Laggies (2014)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
Votes: 35,274 | Gross: $0.44M
74. I Ship It (2014)
20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
After a bad breakup, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex-boyfriend in a wizard rock battle of the bands.
it was really cute.
75. Paterson (2016)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Votes: 39,953 | Gross: $2.14M
poetry of everyday life..
76. L'écume des jours (2013)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Votes: 13,054 | Gross: $0.30M
WARNING ! (+ spoiler!!) - ....not so "feel good" in the end :-/ ...and the feeling is different than the book...