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It's that time of year when you realise there was a lot of pop culture you totally meant to experience but just didn't have time for. You were going to binge that show everyone was talking about. Captain America: Civil War is already available to stream?! But it's not too late to catch up on this year's best independent movies before awards show season.
Our indie flick checklist will allow you to experience the full film festival experience, minus the IRL hipsters. Dramedies abound, the bread and butter of indie cinema. But there are also plenty of love stories and weepy dramas without a laugh in sight. Catching up on these lesser-known hits is a sure way to dominate your office Oscars pool, with inside knowledge of the dark-horse nominees.
Click through for your perfect indie watch list.
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Ellen Page and Allison Janney star as two women connected by a child. But as that connection grows stronger, a destructive truth about that baby comes out.
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With a 98% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this film is getting raves from virtually every critic.
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Fans of Camp and Pitch Perfect will love this adorable story of a teen who creates a band to get the girl, and ends up stumbling into something that makes him truly happy — and that could offer him a ticket out of his small town.
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Love & Friendship
Kate Beckinsale has already been nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award for her performance in this witty adaptation of Jane Austen's Lady Susan.
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Witness 96 minutes of unbridled testosterone in this story of extreme frat hazing, starring Nick Jonas and featuring James Franco.