With Film Independent (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on the Pine Ridge reservation.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Irene Bedard, Jessica Rowland

Votes: 3,255 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Let Go (2011)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

5.2
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Follows the intertwining stories of Walter Dishman, a melancholy parole officer struggling with the doldrums of married life, and three eccentric ex-convicts recently placed under his supervision.

Director: Brian Jett | Stars: David Denman, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Hart, Edward Asner

Votes: 815

3. Mine 9 (2019)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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65 Metascore

Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them with one hour of oxygen.

Director: Eddie Mensore | Stars: Terry Serpico, Mark Ashworth, Kevin Sizemore, Clint James

Votes: 13,404 | Gross: $0.23M

4. The Yellow Wallpaper (I) (2021)

99 min | Horror

4.4
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The horror of a woman suffering from hysteria.

Director: K Pontuti | Stars: Alexandra Loreth, Joe Mullins, Jeanne O'Connor, Clara Harte

Votes: 260

5. No Future (2021)

89 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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65 Metascore

After the tragic overdose of his estranged friend, Will, a recovering addict, returns home, where he is reunited with Claire, his friend's grieving mother, with whom he begins a secret but volatile affair.

Directors: Andrew Irvine, Mark Smoot | Stars: Catherine Keener, Charlie Heaton, Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 324

6. Maine (2018)

R | 86 min | Drama

5.0
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While solo thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, a married woman from Spain's journey to reclaim her identity becomes sidetracked when a lone American hiker pursues her.

Director: Matthew Brown | Stars: Laia Costa, Thomas Mann, Pat Dortch, Gus Halper

Votes: 558

7. Slash (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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64 Metascore

Freshman Neil's Vanguard stories are all he cares about...until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website's moderator takes a special interest in Neil's work, it opens up a whole new universe.

Director: Clay Liford | Stars: Tishuan Scott, Lucas Neff, Courtney Bandeko, Michael Johnston

Votes: 1,143

8. The Cold Open (2019 TV Short)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.6
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Aubrey Plaza leads a satanic cult of actresses in a sacrificial offering to preserve the integral values of independent cinema. Opening skit for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Marcia Gay Harden, Brian Tyree Henry, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 123

9. Dear Lemon Lima (2009)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

6.3
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After being dumped by Philip, her one true love, the infatuated Nessa enrolls at his private school in the hopes of winning him back.

Director: Suzi Yoonessi | Stars: Savanah Wiltfong, Shayne Topp, Eleanor Hutchins, Kari Nissena

Votes: 1,198

10. Amreeka (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 3,623 | Gross: $0.62M

11. How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.4
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A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

Director: Luke Ricci | Stars: Dameon Clarke, Matthew Gray Gubler, Laura Regan, George Wyner

Votes: 2,119 | Gross: $0.00M

12. The Gift (II) (2022)

Short, Drama

8.1
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An in-home caregiver balances her duties with the illness of her own mother.

Director: Gauri Adelkar | Stars: Marilyn Arbogast, Princess Punzalan, Sharron Shayne

Votes: 15

13. You're Dead to Me (2013)

12 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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A grieving Chicana mother confronts an uninvited family member before her Día de los Muertos celebration.

Director: Wu Tsang | Stars: Carolina Espiro, Laura Patalano, Harmony Santana

Votes: 28

14. Lonely Blue Night (2020)

TV-PG | 15 min | Short

6.7
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An awkward family reunion at a business dinner leads a Chinese mother to realize the consequences of leaving her daughter in the care of an American homestay family.

Director: Johnson Cheng | Stars: Alexandre Chen, Grant C. Hansen, Jeffrey M. Hartman, Peter Boon Koh

Votes: 85

15. The Coalition (2012 Video)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

3.9
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Four women band together to get revenge on four young successful players because the guys mistreated them in some way.

Director: Monica Mingo | Stars: Denyce Lawton, Eddie Goines, Adrienne Houghton, J.R. Ramirez

Votes: 496

16. Burros (2021)

15 min | Short, Drama

8.1
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A young Indigenous girl discovers a Latina migrant her age who has been separated from her father in the beautiful but dangerous Sonoran desert.

Director: Jefferson Stein | Stars: Amaya Juan, Zuemmy Carrillo, Virginia Patricio, Rupert Lopez

Votes: 23

17. Day Out of Days (2015)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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In Los Angeles, a 40-year-old actress works to make it in the cutthroat business of Hollywood while contending with ever-youthful competition.

Director: Zoe R. Cassavetes | Stars: Alexia Landeau, Melanie Griffith, Chris Brenner, Cameron Britton

Votes: 203

18. Weak

Thriller | Post-production

The investigation about two women are each other companions: one suffering from depression, the other one helping her manage her mental health issues. An unexpected turn of events at a gun range, unfolds a revelation.

Director: J.S. Mayank | Stars: Bridget Regan, Adam Kaufman, Patrick Heusinger, Michael Maclane

19. United Skates (2018)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.1
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81 Metascore

America's roller rinks are bastions of regional African-American culture, music and dance.

Directors: Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler | Stars: Salt-N-Pepa, Reggie Brown, Coolio, Vin Rock

Votes: 619

20. Dukhtar (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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73 Metascore

In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.

Director: Afia Nathaniel | Stars: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref, Asif Khan

Votes: 2,437

21. Dear Mama (II) (2022)

Short, Drama

7.8
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The death of Tupac draws different reactions from a father and his young daughter, forcing them to confront the emotional aftermath of their own tragedy.

Director: Winter Dunn | Stars: Mikayla Lashae Bartholomew, Garland Scott, P.L. Brown, Maleena Lawrence

Votes: 7

22. Pornography: A Thriller (2009)

Unrated | 113 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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31 Metascore

A gay porn star's mysterious disappearance becomes an obsession for both a writer and another adult film star, leading them into dark supernatural corners that were never meant to be explored.

Director: David Kittredge | Stars: Matthew Montgomery, Pete Scherer, Jared Grey, Walter Delmar

Votes: 586

23. Screwdriver (2018)

108 min | Drama

6.8
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Palestinian director Bassam Jarbawi's debut feature film tackles the physical and emotional toll of one man's return home after 15 years in an Israeli jail.

Director: Bassam Jarbawi | Stars: Ziad Bakri, Areen Omari, Jameel Khoury, Yasmine Qaddumi

Votes: 278

24. Omolara (2021)

12 min | Short, Drama

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An interconnected story between two couples from different generations who share an important day - one hopeful Nigerian/Italian couple choosing a name for their baby before immigrating ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Vasquez | Stars: Serena De Sario, Haven Everly, Miguel Gobbo Diaz, Aliyah Royale

25. Touch (I) (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.4
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When an elderly Chinese man's cultural naivety gets him in trouble after he touches a young American boy, he struggles with his son and the legal system to make the context of the 'touch' understood.

Director: Lulu Wang | Stars: Ben Lin, Cici Lau, Joshua Chang, Montae Russell

Votes: 75

26. Film Arabi (2018–2019)

Documentary

6.7
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Film Arabi is a groundbreaking web series in which filmmakers from the Arab world cover the filmmaking process from script to screen while highlighting the impact of storytelling in our ... See full summary »

Stars: Amr Gamal, Nancy Alam el-Deen, Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Mohamed Diab

Votes: 11

27. The 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards (2022 TV Special)

133 min | News

5.5
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Films and television productions from over 15 countries will vie for the coveted Film Independent Spirit Award.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sydney Sweeney, Murray Bartlett, Lily James

Votes: 10

28. El primo (2008)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A sheltered, sensitive teenager visits his tough, older cousin in Laredo, Texas and learns a hard lesson about what it means to be a man.

Director: Nick Oceano | Stars: Daniel Marin, Dina Duran, Paola Ochoa, Manny Montana

Votes: 143

29. Emoticon ;) (2014)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

5.3
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34 Metascore

Trying to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age, a woman and her boyfriend's teenage children become unlikely guides in each others relationships.

Director: Livia De Paolis | Stars: Livia De Paolis, Michael Cristofer, Carol Kane, Sonia Braga

Votes: 123

30. All I Ever Wanted (2022)

Short, Drama

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Rom-com obsessed teen Christine has always longed for the picture-perfect romance - but she's soon confronted with the fact that her ideal prince charming might actually be a princess charming instead.

Director: Erin Lau | Stars: Maria Zhang, Connor McRaith, Long Nguyen, Elyse Dinh

31. 7 Lbs 8 Oz (2022)

7 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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When a young mother moves into a Jersey City neighborhood full of long-time residents, her preconceptions are challenged by a new neighbor who shows her the value of community.

Director: Yoo Lee | Stars: Robin Daniels, Michelle Sohn, Frank Thon

Votes: 6

32. Brothers in Arms (IV)

Short, Drama | Post-production

Two brothers tragically separated after a destructive childhood accident - one becoming a decorated police officer, the other a rising crime leader - find themselves on a collision course ... See full summary »

Directors: Jordan Charles, Ibrahim Nada | Stars: Jordan Charles, Vic Bagratuni, Shannon Reynosa, Iris Disla

33. Hard (2022)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A teenage boy experiences awkwardness and struggles to navigate the uncertainties of his sexuality after his first time with a girl doesn't go as expected, forcing him to confront his feelings of desire for his best friend.

Director: Robin Takao D'Oench | Stars: Nia Sondaya, Xavier Clyde, Christopher Pearson

34. The Mason Ring (2022)

Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

A pair of siblings make a late-night drop-off at a funeral home to deliver their grandfather's mason ring for him to be buried in the next day. But unexpected events lead to an impromptu goodbye with the deceased.

Director: Terry Dawson | Stars: Terayle Hill, Zavieh Harrell, Myles Cranford, Franklin English

35. The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013 TV Special)

News

6.7
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Feature Presentation.

Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Andy Samberg, Luis Alves, Fred Armisen, Sean Baker

Votes: 67

36. 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards (2016 TV Special)

150 min | Reality-TV

7.5
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The best independent and artist-driven films are celebrated by the members of the not-for-profit arts organization, Film Independent.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Michael Shannon, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 33

37. Missing in Brooks County (2020)

81 min | Documentary

7.8
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Two families search for their loved ones who went missing in the fields of Brooks County, Texas, and find a haunted land with more questions than answers.

Directors: Jeff Bemiss, Lisa Molomot | Stars: Nora Lopez, Eduardo Canales, Craig Johnson, Maria Elena Román

Votes: 45

38. 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards (2018 TV Special)

Reality-TV

6.0
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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney host Film Independent's celebration of artist-driven film.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Fred Armisen, Sean Baker, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige

Votes: 19

39. They Charge for the Sun (2016)

16 min | Short, Sci-Fi

6.2
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In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.

Director: Terence Nance | Stars: Rylee Nykhol, Jontille Gerard, Crystal Cotton, Vickie Washington

Votes: 28

40. Arbaoon Aman wa Laylah (2021)

125 min | Drama

5.8
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When their father gets into a car accident five siblings rush to the hospital. Though they find him in good shape the collision causes past secrets to spill out over one harrowing night.

Director: Mohammed Alholayyil | Stars: Jafar Al Ghareeb, Sanaa Baker Younis, Mishal Almutairi, Zara Al-Bloushi

Votes: 102

41. What Kind of Woman

Short, Drama | Pre-production

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Director: Elizabeth Block

42. Calabaza (2022)

Short, Drama

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A last-minute change to a pumpkin carving date sends a young Latinx man reeling and forces him to confront the realities of living at home with his father.

Director: Stephanie Osuna-Hernandez | Stars: Alex Felix, Gustavo Gomez, Manuel Uriza

43. 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards (2017 TV Special)

Not Rated | 106 min | News

6.6
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The best independent and artist-driven films are celebrated by the members of the not-for-profit arts organization, Film Independent.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Maren Ade, Casey Affleck, Andrew Ahn, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 21

44. The Bluest Hour

Short, Drama | Post-production

With their newborn fighting for his life in the hospital, a young couple is sent home to rest, only to find themselves in a different fight-for the survival of their relationship.

Director: Logan Jackson | Stars: Tiffany Tenille, Tristin A. Taylor, 'Jimi Orekoya

45. Marriage of Inconvenience (2013)

9 min | Short, Drama, Family

5.4
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On the steps of City Hall, a pastor's wife must join her husband in protest against gay marriage, or compromise her religious beliefs to join her gay son on his wedding day.

Director: Franklin jin Rho | Stars: Shirley Jordan, Ricco Ross, Kevyn Richmond, Matthew Jennings

Votes: 10

46. Liberty (II) (2019)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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Alex and Milagros deal with great life upheaval as they prepare to dance at their community's redevelopment groundbreaking ceremony.

Director: Faren Humes | Stars: Milagros Gilbert, Alexandra Jackson, Willnya Jenkins, Mary Griffin

Votes: 24

47. Blackout (II) (2021)

Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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While on a routine mission, an astronaut soon finds herself battling for command, facing forces known -- and unknown -- intent on destroying her.

Director: Andrew Reid | Stars: Jake Elitzer, Lindsay Jean Michelle, Sibongile Mlambo, Maximilian Osinski

48. Producer Sam (2013)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Sam is a movie producer. He is 48years old and still single. Never married, but suddenly decides he wants a family. However, even with his hope, he has no idea how to build relationships as... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Champion | Stars: Michael DeVorzon, Ana Sanson, Jessica Duffy, Liz Iacuzzi

Votes: 15

49. 30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards (2015 TV Special)

Reality-TV

5.1
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The Film Independent Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today's independent filmmakers.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Kristen Bell, Suzie Benson, Riz Ahmed, Paul Thomas Anderson

Votes: 25

50. Flesh & Blood

Horror | Post-production

When Franny and her family move to a rural town, she starts a romantic relationship with a girl, but her new found freedom threatens to expose her family's dark secret.

Director: Sarah Nixon | Stars: Bianca Marroquin, Jacob A. Ware, Nancy Kimball, Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia


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