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    Your favorite indie movies?

    I'm always on the hunt for movies that get little mainstream attention, but are great nonetheless. I'll post some of my favorites in hopes that you'll post yours (and I'll discover some new gems):

    An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion)
    Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
    My Best Fiend/Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog)
    Spanking the Monkey (David O. Russell)
    Happiness/Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solendz)
    Strangers in Good Company (Cynthia Scott)
    Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
    Spinal Tap/Waiting for Guffman/Best in Show (Christopher Guest)
    Badlands (Terence Malick)
    My Own Private Idaho/Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant)
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    El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez) is one of my fave independent films of all time.

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    Badlands, yes, loved that movie, but hated Happiness, way too twisted, I remember leaving that movie at the theatre, and commenting to my friend that it was good to see a nice family film for a change, to the hysterical laughter of some of the audience that overheard me.

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    Lone Star is one of my favorites - you hardly ever see mainstream films with so much complexity.
    I love everything that Christopher Guest does, but A Mightly Wind is my favorite - probably because my uncle is a 50-something musician and the movie reminds me so much of him and his friends.
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    There is a great little movie called "I Like it Like That" by a first-time director that I randomly rented one time. Absolutely loved it and have never met someone else who has seen it, until I rented it again and made them watch it with me.

    Check it out...http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110091/
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    Boondock Saints! (Troy Duffy)

    Just praying the sequel gets completed....



    Do "Secretary" or "Saved!" count as indie? Enjoyed those both, as well.

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    I've got Saved queued up on my NetFlix but it's taking a while to make it to my mailbox.
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    Bully!! (LOVE this movie, better than 'Kids' imo!)
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    hmm I can't think of any others off the top of my head so yeah..
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    "Ulee's Gold" is a good one....with Peter Fonda.
    I like ALL of the PT Anderson movies. He's a great filmmaker.
    "Waking Life"....a visually stunning movie by Richard Linklater(right?)
    "Bottle Rocket" by Wes Anderson, starring Luke and Owen Wilson.

    Oh, I know I have more, but I just can't think right now!
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    yeah Bully is a good movie

    i also liked saved if that does count as an indie movie lol

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