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.
Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche
Directed by: Patrick Kack-Brice
Directed by: Cary Fukunaga
Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker's journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico.
Directed by: Jonathan Glazer
Directed by: James Ponsoldt
Directed by: Sorin Dan Mihalcescu
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
Directed by: Jennifer Phang
Directed by: David Pablos
Directed by: Richard Sears
Directed by: Brie Larson
Directed by: J. Davis
Directed by: Michael Ciulla
Directed by: Hannah Fidell
Directed by: Felix Thompson
Directed by: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
Directed by: Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
Directed by: Mike Mills
Directed by: Rob Burnett
Directed by: Chris Kelly