Best Independent Movies

Once Once 7.8 1h 25min
Once
IMDb: 7.8
1h 25min

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news…

Crash Crash 7.7 1h 52min
Crash
IMDb: 7.7
1h 52min

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Hotel Rwanda Hotel Rwanda 8.1 2h 1min
Hotel Rwanda
IMDb: 8.1
2h 1min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the…

Shaun Of The Dead Shaun Of The Dead 7.9 1h 39min
Shaun Of The Dead
IMDb: 7.9
1h 39min

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life…

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 8.3 1h 48min
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
IMDb: 8.3
1h 48min

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away,…

Before Sunset Before Sunset 8.1 1h 20min
Before Sunset
IMDb: 8.1
1h 20min

Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they…

The Return The Return 6.5 1h 38min
The Return
IMDb: 6.5
1h 38min

A former alcoholic returns home after ten years in prison for the murder of her husband. As her recollection of the murder returns, things take a different turn.

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Kill Bill Vol 1 Kill Bill Vol 1 8.2 1h 51min
Kill Bill Vol 1
IMDb: 8.2
1h 51min

An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.

The Return The Return 8.0 1h 50min
The Return
IMDb: 8.0
1h 50min

A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.

Mulholland Drive Mulholland Drive 7.9 2h 27min
Mulholland Drive
IMDb: 7.9
2h 27min

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve…

Donnie Darko Donnie Darko 8.0 1h 54min
Donnie Darko
IMDb: 8
1h 54min

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

Memento Memento 8.4 1h 53min
Memento
IMDb: 8.4
1h 53min

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife’s killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from…

Requiem for a Dream Requiem for a Dream 8.3 1h 42min
Requiem for a Dream
IMDb: 8.3
1h 42min

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and…

Amores perros Amores perros 8.1 2h 34min
Amores perros
IMDb: 8.1
2h 34min

Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world…

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Magnolia Magnolia 8.0 3h 9min
Magnolia
IMDb: 8
3h 9min

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

The Straight Story The Straight Story 8.0 1h 52min
The Straight Story
IMDb: 8
1h 52min

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to…

American Beauty American Beauty 8.3 2h 2min
American Beauty
IMDb: 8.3
2h 2min

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter’s attractive friend.

American History X American History X 8.5 1h 59min
American History X
IMDb: 8.5
1h 59min

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard’s narration, we learn that…

The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski 8.1 1h 57min
The Big Lebowski
IMDb: 8.1
1h 57min

Jeffrey ”The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged…

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 8.1 1h 45min
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
IMDb: 8.1
1h 45min

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist…

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Sling Blade Sling Blade 8.0 2h 15min
Sling Blade
IMDb: 8
2h 15min

Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover….

Fargo Fargo 8.1 1h 38min
Fargo
IMDb: 8.1
1h 38min

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt… but he’s got a plan. He’s going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a…

Trainspotting Trainspotting 8.1 1h 34min
Trainspotting
IMDb: 8.1
1h 34min

Mark Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

se7en se7en 8.6 2h 7min
se7en
IMDb: 8.6
2h 7min

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the ”seven deadly sins” in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers…

The Usual Suspects The Usual Suspects 8.5 1h 46min
The Usual Suspects
IMDb: 8.5
1h 46min

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him…

Leon: The Professional Leon: The Professional 8.5 1h 51min
Leon: The Professional
IMDb: 8.5
1h 51min

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective ”cleaner”. But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he…

Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction 8.9 2h 34min
Pulp Fiction
IMDb: 8.9
2h 34min

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster’s moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Reservoir Dogs Reservoir Dogs 8.3 1h 39min
Reservoir Dogs
IMDb: 8.3
1h 39min

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors — veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange,…

Dances with Wolves Dances with Wolves 8.0 3h 1min
Dances with Wolves
IMDb: 8
3h 1min

Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he’s assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier,…

Crimes and Misdemeanors Crimes and Misdemeanors 7.8 1h 44min
Crimes and Misdemeanors
IMDb: 7.8
1h 44min

An ophthalmologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.

Platoon Platoon 8.1 2h
Platoon
IMDb: 8.1
2h

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Amadeus Amadeus 8.4 2h 41min
Amadeus
IMDb: 8.4
2h 41min

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to an insane asylum.

Fitzcarraldo Fitzcarraldo 8.0 2h 37min
Fitzcarraldo
IMDb: 8
2h 37min

Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and…

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Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now 8.4 2h 27min
Apocalypse Now
IMDb: 8.4
2h 27min

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, ”does not exist, nor will it ever exist.” His goal is to locate – and eliminate – a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Dawn of the Dead Dawn of the Dead 7.8 2h 7min
Dawn of the Dead
IMDb: 7.8
2h 7min

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping…

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 8.7 2h 13min
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
IMDb: 8.7
2h 13min

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 8.7 2h 13min
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
IMDb: 8.7
2h 13min

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy, inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail 8.2 1h 31min
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
IMDb: 8.2
1h 31min

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the…

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A Woman Under the Influence A Woman Under the Influence 8.1 2h 35min
A Woman Under the Influence
IMDb: 8.1
2h 35min

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile…

Papillon Papillon 8.0 2h 31min
Papillon
IMDb: 8
2h 31min

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Night of the Living Dead Night of the Living Dead 7.8 1h 36min
Night of the Living Dead
IMDb: 7.8
1h 36min

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead…

2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey 8.3 2h 29min
2001: A Space Odyssey
IMDb: 8.3
2h 29min

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world’s most advanced super computer.

The Lion in Winter The Lion in Winter 7.9 2h 14min
The Lion in Winter
IMDb: 7.9
2h 14min

1183 AD: King Henry II’s three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won’t commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An…

The Graduate The Graduate 8.0 1h 46min
The Graduate
IMDb: 8
1h 46min

Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

A Man for All Seasons A Man for All Seasons 7.7 2h
A Man for All Seasons
IMDb: 7.7
2h

A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his…

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The War Game The War Game 8.0 48min
The War Game
IMDb: 8
48min

A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.

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Chimes at Midnight Chimes at Midnight 7.6 1h 55min
Chimes at Midnight
IMDb: 7.6
1h 55min

The career of Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

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Seance on a Wet Afternoon Seance on a Wet Afternoon 7.6 1h 51min
Seance on a Wet Afternoon
IMDb: 7.6
1h 51min

Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving…

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 8.4 1h 35min
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
IMDb: 8.4
1h 35min

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to…

Psycho Psycho 8.5 1h 49min
Psycho
IMDb: 8.5
1h 49min

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates…

Paths of Glory Paths of Glory 8.4 1h 28min
Paths of Glory
IMDb: 8.4
1h 28min

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

The Killing The Killing 7.9 1h 25min
The Killing
IMDb: 7.9
1h 25min

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and…