Recommended Indie Films

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Sports' started by muzikool, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I enjoy getting away from over-the-top production and repetitive plot lines in movies, so every now and then I will check out an indie film. I haven't seen near as many as I'd like to, but the ones I've seen lately have been very enjoyable... special effects and well-known actors don't always make the best films. I wanted to suggest a few indies and see what some of you might recommend. Pretty much all of these have come out in the past 3 years or so... I can't seem to remember any that have been around longer.

    "Pieces of April"
    "Whale Rider"
    "Donnie Darko"
    "Thirteen"
    "Rabbit-Proof Fence"
    "21 Grams" (also heard that "Amores Perros" was good -- same director)
    "Lost in Translation"
    "Requiem for a Dream"
    "Memento"
     
  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    I really want to see 21 Grams.
     
  3. dreamliner77

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    Delicatessan (sp?)
    Welcome To The Dollhouse
    Slackers
    Toxic Avenger
    Dead Alive
    Shallow Grave

    just to name a few
     
  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I did see "Slackers," though I can't say for sure if it was actually "good." Kind of one of those where you say "OK" after it's over. ;)
     
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    Run Lola Run - has become fairly popular, but still indie :) even if it wasn't great (which it is) I would suggest it just for the soundtrack
     
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    I loved Run Lola Run. Watched the German version with my *very* limited knowlegde of German.
     
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    it was really good, not sure if it was based off the colorado shootings or just a movie like what happened there. It was filmed great.. very limited but pick it up if you can find it..
     
  8. muzikool

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    Saw "Run Lola Run." Good flick.
     
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  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I love Mallrats, and I need to see Clerks and Chasing Amy sometime.
     
  11. dreamliner77

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    Permenant Midnight was awesome, just beware that even though it has Ben Stiller, it is not a comedy.
     
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    also...Slingblade...

    Not really indy..but never got the recognition that it deserved.
    Great movie
     
  14. breezie

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    Better luck tommorow- ^_^
     
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    Fantastic Planet

    animated French movie from around 1973. Subtitled but very interesting. Worth a rent.
     
  16. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    "Run Lola Run." Isn't that Indie realy, just forgin... Still a good film.
     
  17. Lee

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    Ska Productions: Guy Ritchie

    Lock-stock and two smoking barrels.
    Snatch.
    Mean Machine.

    Atom Films, though short are funny I may add.

    www.atomfilms.com
     
  18. indyjones

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    Second those and Shallow Grave
     
  19. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Guy Ritchie's films are great!
     
  20. Lee

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    Gurinder Chadha: Bend it like Beckham.

    I loved the film, found it very funny when in Canada they classified it under porno, before even watching it.

    Also Hanif khareshi: My beautiful laundrette, Budha of Sudurbia. <==think it was same as MBL, so long since I watched it.