Monday, July 14, 2014

[Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Indie Movies]

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup hosted by The Broke And The Bookish!
There is one thing I love as much as a good book and that's a good Indie Film! I'm a sucker for an offbeat, none traditional movie. Give me funny dialogue, trippy effects, odd camera angles, strange yet delightful pacing and characters that are as weird as the movies they are in and one happy camper! I know that Indie movies aren't for everybody, but these are amazing films. So, if you're looking for a Indie flick to dive into, here are 10 that I highly recommend. Also I ended up cheating and there are 13 movies on this list...oops!
(Click on the movie title to see the trailer!!!)

After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
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A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.
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A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.
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A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
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The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding.
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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.
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A tragedy presents Laurel with the chance to reinvent herself as her idolized twin sister, Audrey. As she eases into the life she has always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself as the perfect fraud.
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Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.
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A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England.
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Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.
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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.
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The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.
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So, the IMDB decribtions are lacking, but I feel like some of these movies are better if you go into them knowing as little as possible. And if you're really that curious, there are always movie trailers! Have fun and happy watching.

P.S. let me know if you've seen any of these?

Well there's my list!  What's on yours?  I wanna know.  Leave your link below or tell me in the comments! 

11 comments:

Christine said...

I totally forgot about Saved! I saw it with my husband, then new boyfriend, a million years ago.

Little Miss Becky said...

You've seen Begin Again already? I had no idea it was even out yet! LOL
I loved Starter for 10 (of course, I'm a huge James McAvoy fan so...) and Brothers Bloom is one of my favorite movies ever! Great list!

alibrarianslibrary said...

I want to see Begin Again! I saw Girl Most Likely but it just didn't make me jump for joy.

Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library--My TTT!

Cait said...

I've barely watched any Indie films! I think but I'm not 100% sure that Son of Rambow is indie? I love that movie! But I think that's the only one I've seen...
My TTT!

Jamie said...

Adding a bunch of these to my Netflix. LOVE Safety Not Guaranteed and Wristcutters and Saved!! So GOOD!

Have you seen:

All the Real Girls
The Squid & The Whale
I Heart Huckabees
Tiny Furniture
The Safety of Objects
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Miguel said...

Ahhh I love this list! I'm probably going to marathon all of these movies after writing this comment. They just look really good!

My TTT

Casee Marie said...

Starter for 10! I remember when I first started watching Sherlock and realized that was where I knew Benedict Cumberbatch from. Biggest mind-blowing moment (and totally a testament to his acting brilliance). And I love The Brother's Bloom. I haven't seen so many of these others! I used to watch a lot of indie movies, but I don't watch many movies at all anymore (I need to get busy, clearly). Dear Frankie, Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl, An Education, any of Sofia Coppola's (especially Lost in Translation and Somewhere), and Tarsem Singh's wonderful film The Fall are some of my favorites. Also John Carney's film Once, so I'm really excited for Begin Again!

Kathryn said...

I haven't seen any of these. But I will now! :)

Kathryn x

Fiza Halliwell said...

Nice list, all of these are new to me. Am I that out of the loop >.<

My top ten

Lori said...

Love Saved and The Brothers Bloom!! Great list :-)

Ashley said...

So I am pretty excited about this list because the only movie I have seen is Saved. I cannot wait to watch all the trailers and watch some of the movies :)

Ashley @The Quiet Concert