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Independents’ Day

I don’t know about you, but I plan to watch a little television this weekend. Admittedly, I’m guilty of complaining that there is nothing to watch on Netflix. That was, until I started to dig beyond new releases and newly added titles. 🙂

Here’s a list of fantastic independent films currently available on Netflix. You’ve probably seen many of them, but there may be that one title that you never caught… until today. Plus, these are just the ones that caught my eye.

Fargo
Barton Fink
Punch-Drunk Love
Manhattan
Short Term 12
Trainspotting
Slacker
Wake in Fright
Y Tu Mama También
Old Joy
Smoke
Broken Flowers
King of New York
Me and You and Everyone We Know

And here’s a few that I found that I haven’t seen yet.

The Kids Are All Right
The Limits of Control
Cosmopolis
Eagle vs Shark
Bellflower
Compliance
Citadel
Maniac
Snow On Tha Bluff

And finally, here are some titles from my Recently Watched list. Not necessarily indie and I’m only listing the ones I liked.

Prince Avalanche
Somm
Narco Cultura
Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
Derek: Season 2
Goon
Traffic
Backdraft
Ghostbusters
Patriot Games
Mortified Nation
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue
Nightmare Factory
Birth of the Living Dead
Doc of the Dead
Deceptive Practice
Beyond the Black Rainbow
Simon Killer
Dirty Pretty Things

But I think from the first list, I’m due for a revisit to Punch-Drunk Love. I don’t think I’ve seen that since it was released.

How about you? Anyone catch a hidden gem on Netflix recently? Would love to hear your recommendations, independent or not.

  • I watched the movie Emperor last night, starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones. It takes place in Japan just after the end of WW 2, and looks at some interesting questions re war crimes and responsibility.

  • Oh man, The Limits of Control is awesome. Slow. But awesome.

  • chip brandstetter

    Saw Prince Avalanche on your list. I just caught JOE also by David Gordon Greene and thought it was pretty wicked.

    • Zak Forsman

      yeah, definitely want to see Joe as soon as i can.