10 Indie Films on Netflix You Must Watch

What’s an indie film?

I read somewhere that people/companies who invest on indie films don’t expect revenue and also usually have a very low budget (under $4 million). On this list, I’m sure there are a few that are over 8 million dollars and maybe don’t even qualify for the indie genre, if that’s the case feel free to correct me on the comments, I’m sure my husband will jump first and call me out haha (he’s the one who got me more involved with indie films).

I am a firm believer that how you watch a movie and how you feel about it can be affected by your mood and interest. That’s why I was so surprised to read so many negative reviews regarding The Innkeepers and some of these films, but hey, to each their own.

Some people ask me how I find the time to watch so many films, with my full time job and my two personal blogs, plus my home cooking and the answer is, you make the time and if the movie isn’t great, you can multitask. It wouldn’t be fair to write a review about films that you’re not fully paying attention to, but that’s how I get to actually finish those films that after 20 minutes I know I won’t like much.

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Another reason I can make time to watch films is ‘I don’t sleep much’, oh and of course, I hurt my back a few months ago so I’m not going to the gym or playing tennis, I miss doing both so much and I’m afraid to gain a few pounds with the increased amount of food blogging, but I’m sure I’ll find the balance, if not, my pants will let me know and more movies yay!

Every time I’m adding movies to my Netflix queue I search online to see what folks recommend, I’m grateful to those who don’t share spoilers and I have done the same on this post, zero spoilers! I mean what’s the point of watching The Exorcist if at the end you know it was all inside the priest’s head, who has an imaginary friend right? (I’m terrible at telling jokes, and no that’s now how the movie goes, but it’s just an example of how a spoiler ruins the viewer emotions).

What would I like to see more on indie films? What would you like?
1. More indie horrors please (loved Session 9)
2. If it seems that something is going to happen, sometimes it’s ok if it actually happens!
3. More Hispanics (maybe a Panamanian? haha I had to!) I’ll be happy with more Sci-Fi at least 😉
4. Less overly intelligent people and retro clothing. Give me an average well spoken person and some modern setting!
5. More strong female characters that are not angry at the world or insane (nevermind, insane is ok).

1.  Rid Of Me (2011)
What I loved: Trudy
Three words to describe this film: awkward, embarrassment, atonement
If this film was a pie it would be a: Sour Cherry Pie

2. It’s a Disaster (2012)
What I loved:
America and Julia 
Three words to describe this film:
brunch, commitment, bizarro
If this film was a pie it would be a:
Chocolate Mud Pie

3.  Session 9 (2001)
What I loved:
The ambiance
Three words to describe this film:
team, fear, disconnection
If this film was a pie it would be a: 
Lemon Meringue Pie

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4.  The Dish & the Spoon (2011)
What I loved: 
Their chemistry
Three words to describe this film:
strangers, smiles, nostalgia
If this film was a pie it would be a:
Pear Apple Pie

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5.  Lonesome Jim (2005)
What I loved:
Depression portrait and Liv Tyler’s lips
Three words to describe this film: 
limbo, family, wondering
If this film was a pie it would be a:
Peach Pie
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6.  Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
What I loved: The Grandma
Three words to describe this film: brat, unstability, mistakes
If this film was a pie it would be a: Strawberry Pie

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7.  Fish Tank (2009)
What I loved: Mia
Three words to describe this film: hope, streets, parenting
If this film was a pie it would be a: Meat Pie

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8.  Tonight You’re Mine (2011)
What I loved: Music
Three words to describe this film: silliness, curiosity, raw
If this film was a pie it would be an: Apple Butterscotch Crumb Pie 

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9.  Stuck Between Stations (2011)
What I loved:
 The double scene shots
Three words to describe this film:
time, past, secrets 
If this film was a pie it would be a:
Chocolate Pecan Pie
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10.  The Ledge (2011)
What I loved: Their flaws
Three words to describe this film: unhappiness, excuses, humanity
If this film was a pie it would be a: Bourbon Walnut Pie

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Movies worth adding to the queue because:
1.  The Way… inspiration 
2. The Innkeepers… simplicity
3.  Super… superheroes
4.  Compliance… it happened
5.  The Ward… hot girls
6. 6 Souls… disturbing
7. Our Idiot Brother… silly charming main character
8. Take This Waltz… the cycle of life

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