Recommended Low Budget/Independent/Limited Release Moviesby shash1979 | created - 02 Mar 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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1. About Time (I) (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Votes: 236,269 | Gross: $15.32M
2. Take Shelter (2011)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Votes: 77,888 | Gross: $1.73M
Great performances and I am in love with Jessica Chastain anyway :)
3. Mud (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
Votes: 148,688 | Gross: $21.59M
Jeff Nichols is a just a great director
5. Ink (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.
Fine fantasy flick on a low budget. Deserves all the attention it can get!
6. Perfect Sense (2011)
R | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.
Votes: 47,784 | Gross: $0.00M
The movie blends an appreciation for life, some science fiction and a love story into one heady mix. It also stars Eva Green.
What's not to like?
7. Monsters (2010)
R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.
Votes: 81,525 | Gross: $0.24M
Science fiction, monsters and an understated romance together? My kind of movie.
8. Boy Wonder (2010)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs.
A troubled hero. Without superpowers. With real courage.
A very well made move.
Watch this on a Saturday afternoon or on a Sunday morning. You might need another movie afterwards.
9. Colossal (2016)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
Votes: 39,624 | Gross: $3.02M
10. Last Night (I) (1998)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.
The end of the world. Rarely done better.
11. Blue Valentine (2010)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Votes: 158,880 | Gross: $9.74M
Listen to Penny & The Quarters on the tube and maybe you won't want another reason to watch this one.
12. Another Earth (2011)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Votes: 80,930 | Gross: $1.32M
13. Odd Thomas (2013)
97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
14. Ondine (2009)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.
Votes: 18,164 | Gross: $0.55M
I like stories like this one. Alicja Bachleda might be a water nymph for real...she is that pretty.
15. Waitress (2007)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Votes: 39,690 | Gross: $19.07M
Looking for a great little drama set in a small town? Look no further.
16. Take Me Home (2011)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack.
Votes: 6,620 | Gross: $0.02M
A road trip movie that is familiar and yet wonderful
17. Europa Report (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.
Votes: 59,458 | Gross: $0.13M
Hoping scientists get a chance to go to Europa for real during my lifetime! If they see this one, they might think twice :)
18. Redemption (I) (2013)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Votes: 57,437 | Gross: $0.03M
This is not an action film and it has a terrible rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Don't really care. Liked the movie. Has a strange feel to it and has to be among Jason Statham's best work. A movie about a deeply troubled man who takes a shot at redeeming himself.
19. Shame (2011)
NC-17 | 101 min | Drama
A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.
Votes: 162,065 | Gross: $4.00M
Has 80% the impact of Midnight Cowboy. That is good enough.
20. Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a "miracle" by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.
Votes: 11,444 | Gross: $1.84M
Movie made me feel happier. Makes my list.
21. Mean Dreams (2016)
R | 108 min | Thriller
Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love.
23. How I Live Now (2013)
R | 101 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.
Votes: 24,335 | Gross: $0.06M
The film has some amazingly beautiful scenes and then it turns into this disturbing tale of survival. It is a pretty difficult watch.
Made me think about how lame The Hunger Games was in comparison and yet this was the one that had no chance at the box office.
24. Zero Effect (1998)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!
Votes: 12,939 | Gross: $1.98M
25. 99 Homes (2014)
R | 112 min | Drama
A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.
Votes: 23,667 | Gross: $1.41M
26. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Votes: 107,906 | Gross: $4.01M
A win for all those who "don't quite fit in".
27. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
TV-MA | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
28. Carnage (2011)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.
Votes: 105,573 | Gross: $2.55M
29. Coherence (2013)
Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.
Votes: 76,266 | Gross: $0.07M
31. The Guest (I) (2014)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Thriller
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Votes: 75,796 | Gross: $0.32M
Engrossing first hour and unfortunately downhill from there. The story could have developed in any direction but the makers chose the least interesting option.
Still, an awesome soundtrack and the leads make this an enjoyable watch.
33. Ruby Sparks (2012)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.
Votes: 86,885 | Gross: $2.54M
34. The Baytown Outlaws (2012)
R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When three redneck brothers agree to help a woman save her godson from an abusive stepfather, they become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters.
An extremely entertaining action flick!
35. Griff the Invisible (2010)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.
36. Like Crazy (2011)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Romance
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Votes: 52,705 | Gross: $3.41M
37. The East (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Votes: 45,042 | Gross: $2.27M
Nice slow burn thriller!
38. Stretch (2014)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime
A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.
39. The Decoy Bride (2011)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.
Votes: 9,229 | Gross: $0.00M
41. Enough Said (2013)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.
Votes: 53,254 | Gross: $17.54M
42. Cold in July (2014)
R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller
When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.
Votes: 29,628 | Gross: $0.41M
43. The Frontier (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Laine, a young woman on the run from the law, turns up at the Frontier, an isolated desert diner and motel. She is offered a job by Luanne, the owner, and, hoping to lose herself in the ... See full summary »