Best of Independent Movies - 2015

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1. My King (2015)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco

Votes: 9,345 | Gross: $0.05M

2. The Lobster (2015)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman

Votes: 184,379 | Gross: $8.70M

3. The Survivalist (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

80 Metascore

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

Director: Stephen Fingleton | Stars: Mia Goth, Martin McCann, Barry Ward, Olwen Fouéré

Votes: 14,335

4. Neon Bull (2015)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Iremar works at the rodeo in North East of Brazil. From his home, the truck used to transport the animals, he dreams of a future in the region's booming clothing industry.

Director: Gabriel Mascaro | Stars: Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Josinaldo Alves, Roberto Birindelli

Votes: 2,337 | Gross: $0.03M

5. The Forbidden Room (2015)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Mystery

83 Metascore

In this non-linear amalgamation, submarine crewmen and a woodsman wend their way through a voyage of odd experiences.

Directors: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Udo Kier

Votes: 2,693 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Rams (2015)

R | 93 min | Drama

In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

Director: Grímur Hákonarson | Stars: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving, Jón Benónýsson

Votes: 11,060 | Gross: $0.14M

7. L'attesa (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

58 Metascore

A mother unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive.

Director: Piero Messina | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou de Laâge, Domenico Diele

Votes: 1,770 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The final trilogy of adaptation of Arabian Nights story by the structure in Portugal modern life between 2013-2014 in three chapter.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Amar Bounachada, Lionel Franc

Votes: 972 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (2015)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Continuation of the Arabian Nights stories by the structure were adapted to modern life in Portugal in three innings and the third chapter "The Owners of Dixie" has three chapters.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Chico Chapas, Luísa Cruz, Pedro Caldas

Votes: 1,217 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes, Maria Rueff, Bruno Bravo

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Evolution (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

The only residents of young Nicholas' sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Stars: Marta Blanc, Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier

Votes: 5,348

12. The Measure of a Man (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

74 Metascore

An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France.

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory

Votes: 5,093 | Gross: $0.11M

13. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi

Votes: 3,647 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Dheepan (2015)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers

Votes: 12,409 | Gross: $0.25M

15. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 17,563 | Gross: $1.33M

16. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 31,150 | Gross: $0.85M

17. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 45,255

18. Son of Saul (2015)

R | 107 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A Jewish-Hungarian concentration camp prisoner sets out to give a child he mistook for his son a proper burial.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Votes: 39,425 | Gross: $1.78M

19. Anomalisa (2015)

R | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

Directors: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman | Stars: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan

Votes: 58,357 | Gross: $3.76M

20. Tale of Tales (2015)

R | 134 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly

Votes: 24,214 | Gross: $0.08M

21. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman

Votes: 113,236 | Gross: $6.74M

22. Youth (I) (2015)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda

Votes: 64,720 | Gross: $2.70M

23. A Bigger Splash (2015)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson

Votes: 23,588 | Gross: $1.98M

24. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 156,224 | Gross: $25.14M

25. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 147,666 | Gross: $12.71M

26. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

95 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 101,435 | Gross: $12.71M

27. My Golden Days (2015)

R | 123 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Dinara Drukarova

Votes: 2,848 | Gross: $0.27M

28. Chronic (2015)

R | 93 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A home care nurse works with terminally ill patients.

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Tim Roth, David Dastmalchian, Sarah Sutherland, Elizabeth Tulloch

Votes: 2,613 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Microbe & Gasoline (2015)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Diane Besnier, Audrey Tautou

Votes: 2,137 | Gross: $0.06M

30. Knight of Cups (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 22,374 | Gross: $0.56M

31. Paulina (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

An intellectual young law student who renounces a promising career to become a schoolteacher in a remote poor village is forced to make a puzzling decision, in the aftermath of her rape.

Director: Santiago Mitre | Stars: Dolores Fonzi, Oscar Martínez, Esteban Lamothe, Cristian Salguero

Votes: 1,314

32. Louder Than Bombs (2015)

R | 109 min | Drama

70 Metascore

The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid

Votes: 10,791 | Gross: $0.16M

33. Mountains May Depart (2015)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang, Zijian Dong

Votes: 4,353 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Cosmos (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A young man, hoping to write a novel, visits a French guest-house with a friend, he but finds himself distracted by a strange mystery and the stranger inhabitants of the home.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Jean-François Balmer, Jonathan Genet, Johan Libéreau

Votes: 1,395 | Gross: $0.02M



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