In the mood for some offbeat cinema? These are best indie movies on Netflix, ranked by movie lovers like you. Independent movies often struggle to find an audience, but Netflix provides an extensive collection of the most memorable indie films ever produced. This list of Netflix indie movies includes comedies, dramas, thrillers, and plenty more genres for you to enjoy.
Independent movies streaming on Netflix include many familiar stars. Long before he was Frank Underwood in Netflix's hit series House of Cards, Kevin Spacey starred as the worst boss ever in the 1994 film Swimming with Sharks. Four Rooms, which can also be viewed on Netflix, finds four independent directors (Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell) joining forces for a four-part masterpiece.
Rosemarie DeWitt is the reigning queen of independent cinema. Her movies Touchy Feely, Your Sister's Sister, and Nobody Walks can all be found on Netflix. Christopher Nolan is best known for directing the Dark Knight series, but he started his career back in 1998 with the low-budget film Following.
Do you have a favorite independent movie to watch on Netflix? Vote up the best Netflix indie films to the top of this list and don't hesitate to add any independent films we may have missed.
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CreepMark Duplass, Patrick Kack-Brice
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RomaYalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira
Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker's journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico.
The Fundamentals of CaringPaul Rudd, Craig Roberts
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Directed by: Hannah Fidell
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Directed by: James PonsoldtThe Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt,... more on Wikipedia
To and From New YorkDavid Crane, Shaana Diya
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The Chosen OnesNancy Talamantes, Óscar Torres
Directed by: David PablosThe Chosen Ones is a 2015 Mexican independent drama film directed by David Pablos. Teenagers... more on Wikipedia
Bottom of the WorldJena Malone, Ted Levine
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Directed by: Brie LarsonUnicorn Store is a 2019 comedy film directed and co-produced by Brie Larson. Kit (Brie Larson)... more on Wikipedia
Manson Family VacationJay Duplass, Linas Phillips
Directed by: J. Davis
Blue JaySara Lindsey, James Landry Hébert
Directed by: Michael Ciulla
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King JackCharlie Plummer, Cory Nichols
Directed by: Felix Thompson
Band of RobbersKyle Gallner, Adam Nee
Directed by: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
BirthmarkedMatthew Goode, Toni Collette
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Other PeopleJesse Plemons, Molly Shannon
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