The Best Indie Movies Of 2022
The best independent movies of 2022 give us some great stories that are produced outside of Hollywood. A24 is known for distributing some of the better independent films of this year; Everything Everywhere All at Once and After Yang are just a few examples. There are also some British horror films on this list such as The Seed, which you can find only on Shudder, and All My Friends Hate Me. So, if you're looking for something other than big summer blockbusters or you're trying to get away from another thoughtless remake or sequel, check out the good 2022 indie films on this list.
Whether you're a cinephile or just want something different, be sure to check back as upcoming and new indie movies are added to the list once they're released throughout the year. Vote up your favorites so other fans know what to watch next and vote down the ones you think they should skip.
- Directed by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
With a feature debut like Swiss Army Man you know the Daniels are going to give us something unexpected and incredibly entertaining. While Awkwafina didn't make the final cut due to scheduling conflicts, the cast still boasts Michelle Yeoh, Jenny Slate, and Jamie Lee Curtis, you know there are going to be some comical moments as well as incredible fight scenes.When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the ...more
On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, ...more
- Directed by: Martin McDonagh
- Directed by: Jerrod Carmichael
Two friends, both depressed, decide to end it all. While this movie fits into many genres, comedian Jerrod Carmichael (writer, director, and star) uses his unique voice to tell a story all his own. Will Val (Jerrod Carmichael) and Kevin (Christopher Abbott) destroy each other before they can destroy themselves?Two best friends spend the last day of their lives together.
- Directed by: Jim Archer
This indie darling stole hearts at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival for its heartfelt and hilarious retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. David Earl plays Brian, a lonely but sweet inventor who decides to create a robot when he comes across an abandoned washing machine in the Welsh countryside. When his plan unexpectedly works he must cope with protecting his creation from the world. Brian and Charles is a weird but quotable adaptation of an English classic.Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, he soon attempts his biggest project ...more
- Directed by: Cooper Raiff
Acclaimed indie director Copper Raiff is continuing his winning streak with this Sundance- premiering crowd-pleaser. He stars as a listless college grad who moves home after school and stars being a bar and bat mitzvah hype man for his little brother's friends. Dakota Johnson executive produces and plays a mom to a child with autism. A sweet and hilarious coming-of-age comedy, Cha Cha Real Smooth is streaming on Apple TV+.A man who works as a bar mitzvah party host strikes up a unique friendship with a young woman and her teenage daughter.
- Directed by: Sophie Hyde
Emma Thompson gives a career defining performance in this sex-positive comedy about a retiree who hires a young sex worker. A conversation film a la My Dinner with Andre, Good Luck to You Leo Grande is a charming and thought-provoking take about sex work like you've never seen. Daryl McCormack is a star in the making as the direct and attentive Leo Grande.Retired widow Nancy Stokes hires a good-looking young sex worker, Leo Grande, in hopes of enjoying a night of pleasure and self-discovery after an unfulfilling married life.