5 Underrated Indie Films You Can’t Miss
May 27, 2022, 4:10 a.m.
2 minute read
Independent or independent films are entering the mainstream, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many have used the quarantine time and watched all the movies and shows possible without geographic and language barriers.
And it has increased our thirst for films rich in stories.
So, dive in and check out five underrated Hollywood indie films in case you’re out of options.
“We Need to Talk About Kevin” (2011)
Adapted from Lionel Shriver’s novel of the same name, We need to talk about Kevin revolves around a mother (played by Tilda Swinton) who never bonds with her child due to a complicated situation.
Directed by Lynne Ramsay, the film unfolds from the perspective of an unloved child and how his loveless life “turns” him into doing a monstrous act.
Directed by Tom Ford, A single man is the story of a depressed college professor.
Unable to cope with the death of his companion, the professor decides to take an extreme step.
Following the incidents of a single day, the film provides a powerful grieving narrative and is full of poignant and deeply moving moments as the Professor lives his last day.
“What We Do in the Shadows” (2014)
What we do in the shadows is a comedy mockumentary, revolving around four vampires who are also roommates.
Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, the film shows vampires, ranging in age from 183 to 8,000 years old, trying to adapt to modern life.
The horror comedy-drama is presented like a mockumentary and will leave you spellbound.
“The Station Agent” (2003)
Director Tom McCarthy, The station agent revolves around the life of one Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) and how his life changes after the unexpected death of his boss and only friend.
The film takes a comedic turn when McBride moves to an abandoned train station to seek solace.
When he befriends a couple there, his life goes on.
Little fishdirected by Chad Hartigan and written by Mattson Tomlin is based on the 2011 short story of the same name by Aja Gabel.
The film chronicles a couple’s struggle to keep their relationship intact as a virus of memory loss spreads.
How they navigate the difficulties to continue in their relationship makes up the rest of the story.