Some Really Awesome Indiesby broadwaygirly | created - 01 Feb 2013 | updated - 03 Feb 2013 | Public
There is nothing better than a good indie find. These are some of my faves (not in any particular order) which I am sure will grow and grow...
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1. Rid of Me (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
A scathing black comedy of embarrassment, RID OF ME charts the emotional breakdown and rebirth of a woman ripe for self-discovery.
Votes: 940 | Gross: $0.01M
An awkward twenty something is forced to move to a new town where she doesn't know anyone. Her life is torn apart and we watch her rebuild it from the lowest point.
2. The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.
Votes: 8,528 | Gross: $0.01M
A woman falls for a street performer while trying to find herself.
3. Take This Waltz (2011)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.
Votes: 24,460 | Gross: $1.24M
This lovely movie starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen is about a housewife who becomes restless in her day to day life. She starts looking for happiness outside of her marriage where we learn the grass isn't always greener.
4. Liberal Arts (2012)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.
Votes: 32,048 | Gross: $0.32M
A middle aged man (Josh Radnor) becomes intrigued by a sweet co-ed (Elizabeth Olsen) 16 years his junior at his alma-mater.
5. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
Votes: 43,424 | Gross: $2.98M
A disturbed young girl (Elizabeth Olsen) struggles with detaching herself from a cult.
6. All Good Things (2010)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.
Votes: 46,019 | Gross: $0.58M
This slightly disturbing film starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst is based on the true story about Robert Durst murdering his wife Kathie but never tried for it.
7. 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: 27,562 | Gross: $0.22M
We follow a group of friends as they find love and find themselves.
8. Juno (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
Votes: 444,758 | Gross: $143.50M
The pregnant teen we all know and love filled with witty jokes and endearing tunes.
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 751,003 | Gross: $34.40M
Two people (Kate Winslet & Jim Carey) trying to get over their breakup undergo a procedure to erase each other from their lives.
10. Blue Valentine (2010)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Votes: 157,776 | Gross: $9.74M
Blue Valentine takes us back to the first love feelings of this now married couple struggling to stay in love.
11. Like Crazy (2011)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Romance
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Votes: 52,391 | Gross: $3.41M
We follow the ups and downs of a British student and an American student who fall and love and are separated after she overstays her visa.
12. Tiny Furniture (2010)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.
Votes: 12,882 | Gross: $0.39M
Aura (Lena Dunham) is an awkward college grad who just can't seem to catch a break. If you love the show Girls, you will love this movie!
13. Young Adult (2011)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.
Votes: 68,793 | Gross: $16.31M
Mavis is a young adult book writer who returns to her home town hoping to rekindle a romance with her high school flame.
14. Les émotifs anonymes (2010)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Romance
What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted ... See full summary »
If you can stand the subtitles this is a sweet french movie about a shy chocolatier who is intrigued by her equally shy boss.
15. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 76,172 | Gross: $14.60M
Michelle Williams is flawless as Marilyn Monroe who forms a bond with an assistant of her co-star whom she spends a week with.
16. 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: 333,584 | Gross: $56.82M
While a married couple vacations in paris the husband goes out at night and spends magical evenings in the roaring 20's.
17. Tanner Hall (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Votes: 2,696 | Gross: $0.01M
This is a coming of age story about girls growing up in an all girls boarding school.
18. Winter's Bone (2010)
R | 100 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 119,895 | Gross: $6.53M
Jennifer Lawrence can't be missed in this drama about a young girl in search of her drug addict father.
19. Chloe (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.
Votes: 61,418 | Gross: $3.07M
A couples marriage is questioned when the wife hires a high class escort to tempt her husband.
20. Once (2007)
R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Votes: 100,125 | Gross: $9.44M
Once is a modern musical (actually made into a Broadway show) about a duo writing and recording music about their love story.
21. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.
Votes: 30,148 | Gross: $15.19M
My favorite Awkward Aussie Toni Collette is willing to do anything to get married
22. The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.
Votes: 12,691 | Gross: $0.30M
23. Away We Go (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
Votes: 47,958 | Gross: $9.45M