What are the best indie movies?

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    #1The Lobster

    The Lobster

    The Lobster is a comedy-drama movie by Yorgos Lanthimos where single people are taken to The Hotel to find their romantic partner within 45 days or be turned into beasts and be banished to The Woods. It stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.

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    Michael Hall
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "The Lobster is a comedy based on absurdity. A commentary on modern culture that is incredibly cynical yet still bittersweet. The Lobster is quite dry, but not in the culinary sense. If you are in the mood for a cerebral film that is well acted then this one is for you."
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    #2Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream is a drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Hubert Selby Jr. It follows the story of four Coney island people as their addiction gets deeper and their drug-induced utopia persists.

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    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of indie movies, so I checked out Requiem for a Dream on a whim while browsing. It was an extremely interesting story about drug addiction, and not the sort of story you normally find in Hollywood blockbusters. For an indie movie it was well shot with sharp dialogue, and I don't regret my time with it at all."
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    #3The Fountain

    The Fountain

    The Fountain is a science-fiction drama movie starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, and Sean Patrick Thomas. It was written for screen and directed by Darren Aronofsky. This film premiered in Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2006.

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    Lee Mao
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "The Fountain is far from the best indie movies. The story is so boring. There is hardly any plot development and the main characters are very uninteresting."
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    #4Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko is a science-fiction drama thriller movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. It was written and directed by Richard Kelly. The movie was premiered in the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2001.

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    Pamela Wright
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I wanted to like Donnie Darko because of Jake Gyllenhaal, but I was not impressed with this movie. Maybe if I watch it again, I'll like it more."
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    #5A Scanner Darkly

    A Scanner Darkly

    An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 American animated science-fiction thriller film directed by Richard Linklater, based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick.

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    Kyle Gibson
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "After not thinking too highly of this movie the first time around—probably because I was confused by its spooky point of view—I watched it again after reading Dick's novel, and I was delighted at how closely it captures the spirit of the book. Paranoid, multi-layered, funny, and unsettling, this is one of those movies where you'll say, "I didn't think they could catch that on film." With its all-seeing police spying on everyone—including themselves—and its maniac war on drugs, it reminds me of something . . . "
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    #62001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi film by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows a team of scientists in a space expedition to Jupiter, seeking signs of extraterrestrial life. They are guided by the artificial intelligence HAL 9000 who gains sentience. 

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    Nicholas Martinez
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "2001: A Space Odyssey is arguably the greatest science fiction film of all time. BY modern standards it moves slowly and is obtuse but it is worth every second of effort that you put forth to understand it."
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    #7Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers is a crime movie directed by Harmony Korine. Released in 2012, the film is included in BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century. It starred James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine.

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    Heather Kennedy
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "Want to watch one of the best Indie movies? spring Breakers isn't for you. With 2 1/2 stars it's fairly mediocre with words like "worst" and "horrible" being the most used to describe the film"
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    #8Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic sci-fi movie by Michel Gondry about a young couple who has a falling out who then decide to have each other deleted from their memories via a medical procedure. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

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    Eugene Barnes
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "This movie is definitely in my top 5 of indie movies. Jim Carrey gives a wonderful performance and the whole story is so trippy it's sure to make you question your own existence. "

Summary

Best What are the best indie movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The LobsterMovies 12 Paid
2Requiem for a DreamMovies 10 Paid
3The FountainMovies 7 Paid
4Donnie DarkoMovies 7 Paid
5A Scanner DarklyMovies 5 Paid
62001: A Space OdysseyMovies 4 Paid
7Spring BreakersMovies 2 Paid
8Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindMovies 1 Paid
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