Small / indie movies I like - FOREIGN [seen]

by couch_potato101 | created - 15 Apr 2017 | updated - 07 May 2017 | Public

small / indie - 20,000 votes or less on IMDB; I like - rating of 7-10; list created April 2017, audited May 2017

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1. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

PG | 107 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terajima, Ken Nakamoto

Votes: 4,561 | Gross: $0.25M

2. Kwa-sok-seu-kaen-deul (2008)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A radio DJ/entertainer in his 30s suddenly learns he may be a grandfather, thanks to a young girl who has a baby son and claims to be his daughter.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Il-Kwon Ahn, Kyeong-min Hong, Woo-seul-hye Hwang

Votes: 3,197

3. Clean (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

75 Metascore

After she ends up in prison and loses custody of her son, a woman struggles to assimilate outside her former life and remain clean long enough to regain custody of her son.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Béatrice Dalle, Jeanne Balibar

Votes: 4,225 | Gross: $0.14M

4. The Artist and the Model (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale, Chus Lampreave

Votes: 1,376 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Broken English (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties, alone with job she's outgrown and a mother who constantly ... See full summary »

Director: Zoe R. Cassavetes | Stars: Parker Posey, Melvil Poupaud, Gena Rowlands, Drea de Matteo

Votes: 5,814 | Gross: $0.96M

6. Le fate ignoranti (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Following her newly born curiosity for life, she goes to see ... See full summary »

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Serra Yilmaz, Gabriel Garko

Votes: 7,744 | Gross: $0.22M

7. Foxy Brown (1974)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter

Votes: 7,564

8. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Daniel Buain, Klaus-Michael Grüber

Votes: 10,237 | Gross: $0.12M

9. Promoción fantasma (2012)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A teacher with paranormal abilities helps a group of ghosts graduate high school.

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera | Stars: Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Javier Bódalo, Anna Castillo

Votes: 2,793

10. Zhong Guo he huo ren (2013)

112 min | Drama

The story of three friends who build a successful English language school in China called "New Dream". This school helps the dreams of Chinese teenagers come true. Before they stood proudly... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Xiaoming Huang, Dawei Tong, Chao Deng, Juan Du

Votes: 1,747

11. Everybody's Famous! (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Josse De Pauw, Eva van der Gucht, Werner De Smedt, Thekla Reuten

Votes: 2,973 | Gross: $0.07M

12. Scialla! (Stai sereno) (2011)

95 min | Comedy

The life of a melancholy professor is turned upside down when he discovers that a rebellious teenager he is tutoring is actually his son.

Director: Francesco Bruni | Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Barbora Bobulova, Stefano Brunori, Franco Campiti

Votes: 1,167

13. Une autre vie (2013)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The South of France. Internationally famous pianist Aurore collapses one night during a performance, over-exhausted from too many concerts. Tired of music, she believes she no longer has ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Mouret | Stars: Joey Starr, Virginie Ledoyen, Jasmine Trinca, Stéphane Freiss

Votes: 209

14. De tu ventana a la mía (2011)

98 min | Drama

Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Ortiz | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Leticia Dolera, Luisa Gavasa, Roberto Álamo

Votes: 747

15. Grand Central (2013)

94 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet, Denis Ménochet

Votes: 2,119

16. Young Adam (2003)

NC-17 | 98 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 12,380 | Gross: $0.77M

17. Tetro (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdú, Silvia Pérez

Votes: 11,623 | Gross: $0.52M

18. The Brown Bunny (2003)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

51 Metascore

Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs, Elizabeth Blake

Votes: 12,592 | Gross: $0.37M

19. Obvious Child (2014)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman

Votes: 20,558 | Gross: $3.12M

20. Tiny Furniture (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

Director: Lena Dunham | Stars: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Rachel Howe

Votes: 13,111 | Gross: $0.39M

21. Prozac Nation (2001)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Christina Ricci, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica Lange, Anne Heche

Votes: 15,922

22. My Straight Son (2012)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Diego, a young and successful photographer that lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Ferrari | Stars: Guillermo Garcia, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Carolina Torres

Votes: 1,764

23. Tres bodas de más (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy

Ruth is a young researcher in a college. She was asking for three of her ex's weddings. Along the way she is trying to find her soulmate and for a companion to every wedding, she enlists the help of her new fellow assistant.

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera | Stars: Inma Cuesta, Martiño Rivas, Quim Gutiérrez, Paco León

Votes: 4,386

24. Medianeras (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Gustavo Taretto | Stars: Javier Drolas, Miguel Dedovich, Pilar López de Ayala, Miguel Alvarez

Votes: 12,307 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Masculin Féminin (1966)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

92 Metascore

A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert, Michel Debord

Votes: 10,391 | Gross: $0.20M

26. Sing lek lek tee reak wa rak (2010)

118 min | Comedy, Romance

Life of a 14 year old girl Nam, who falls in love with her senior of tenth grade P'Shone and tries desperately to win his attention.

Directors: Puttipong Pormsaka Na-Sakonnakorn, Wasin Pokpong | Stars: Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, Mario Maurer, Tangi Namonto, Yanika Thongprayoon

Votes: 3,655



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