90s Indie Moviesby cthdrls | created - 17 Feb 2015 | updated - 11 May 2015 | Public
1990s American movies. Indie, under-the-radar or at least marginal in popularity and/or content. Particularly those interested in art and filmmaking; capitalism and politics; youth culture, subculture and the disenfranchised and marginalised.
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1. Slacker (1990)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.
Votes: 17,554 | Gross: $1.23M
3. Gridlock'd (1997)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,370 | Gross: $5.48M
6. Blue in the Face (1995)
R | 83 min | Comedy
Wayne Wang's follow-up movie to Smoke (1995) presents a series of improvisational situations strung together to form a pastiche of Brooklyn's diverse ethnicity, offbeat humor, and essential... See full summary »
Votes: 8,369 | Gross: $1.28M
7. Trees Lounge (1996)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".
Votes: 12,424 | Gross: $0.70M
8. Another Day in Paradise (1998)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the hope of a big score, two junkie couples team up to commit various drug robberies which go disastrously wrong leading to dissent, violence and murder.
Votes: 7,757 | Gross: $1.03M
10. Kicking and Screaming (1995)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all... See full summary »
Votes: 8,594 | Gross: $0.70M
11. Roadside Prophets (1992)
R | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.
Votes: 1,089 | Gross: $0.15M
12. 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: 14,506 | Gross: $1.15M
13. Bandwagon (1996)
103 min | Comedy, Music
Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although ... See full summary »
Votes: 566 | Gross: $0.02M
15. The Low Life (1995)
R | 96 min | Drama
John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?
16. Singles (1992)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.
Votes: 25,186 | Gross: $18.47M
17. Reality Bites (1994)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.
Votes: 40,868 | Gross: $20.98M
18. Floundering (1994)
R | 96 min | Comedy
In this scathing and subversive social comedy, life in post riot Los Angeles is dissected under the sardonic eye of John Boyz, an unemployed thirty nothing flounderer on Venice Beach who is... See full summary »
19. Clerks (1994)
R | 92 min | Comedy
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
Votes: 197,813 | Gross: $3.15M
21. S.F.W. (1994)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.
Votes: 4,395 | Gross: $0.06M
22. Empire Records (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And... See full summary »
Votes: 43,705 | Gross: $0.30M
25. Clockwatchers (1997)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Votes: 4,266 | Gross: $0.44M
26. Party Girl (1995)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an... See full summary »
Votes: 3,933 | Gross: $0.47M
27. Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
R | 95 min | Drama
Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend, Beth, will move to Butte, MT, which he's read is "the city of the future." "I read ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,048 | Gross: $0.76M
28. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,013 | Gross: $1.35M
29. Jump (1999)
R | Comedy
As a suicidal man stands on a roof ready to throw himself off the building, his friends gather to try to convince him not to do it. Through the friends, his tale is told in flashback, ... See full summary »
31. Where the Day Takes You (1991)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,872 | Gross: $0.39M
36. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.
Votes: 173,922 | Gross: $14.38M
37. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama
Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
Votes: 43,126 | Gross: $6.40M
40. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
R | 96 min | Comedy
Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
Votes: 39,172 | Gross: $10.57M
41. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Votes: 77,943 | Gross: $3.31M
42. True Romance (1993)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Votes: 183,704 | Gross: $12.28M
43. Metropolitan (1990)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.
Votes: 8,340 | Gross: $2.94M
44. The Doom Generation (1995)
R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
Votes: 12,707 | Gross: $0.26M
45. 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, History, Music
David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »
47. Sleep with Me (1994)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,306 | Gross: $0.16M