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Netflix has been a one-stop destination for Indie film for quite some time. A quick search of “indie” and you’ll quickly see that Netflix even categorizes them for you. On the hunt for a new romantic comedy, because you’ve seen “Love Actually” one too many times (don’t judge), you are sure to find an Indie love story that will melt your heart. From quirky dramas to coming of age tales, here are some Netflix Indie films you should be watching.


Written and directed by Rob Burnett, everyone’s favorite Ant-Man, Paul Rudd, stars in this touching, funny indie film alongside Craig Roberts. Rudd is a man who has hit rock bottom, he decides to become a caregiver, and it changes his life. Craig, a boy with muscular dystrophy, gets is Pauls first patient. The two embark on a road trip that opens their eyes to the fact that there is more to life than their little worlds.


Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) is done with the world treating her like dirt when her home is robbed, and the cops do nothing about it she takes matters into her own hands. Well, her hands and the hands of her disconnected from reality neighbor played by Elijah Wood. My jaw dropped a few times during this indie film, and that’s not easy to do. Think, what if dead pool went on his revenge quest but with no powers and in the real world, and you have this movie.


Rebecca Hall stars in director Antonio Campos’ third feature film. One word describes this movie, chilling. Christine is the story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression as she tried to do what we all try to do, advance her career. Knowing this film is based on a true story while watching the events unfold, will give you chills.


Is it me or does Ellen Page just work as a homeless girl up to no good? Ellen stars as Tallulah, a homeless con-woman who is abanded by her ex-boyfriend. With the urge to be with him to strong, she ends up heading to his mothers home to find him. Anyone else sees that not working out to well? The meat of this indie film starts when she is turned away by her ex’s mother and left with no choice but to go back to crime. The only problem is her new mark is an eccentric and intoxicated mother who could care less about her child. Written and directed by Sian Heder, Tallulah will have you rooting for the bad girl.


Smart, witty and brave are just a few words that come to mind when describing this film. Jessica James, starring actress Jessica Williams, is an aspiring New York playwright who is recovering from a severe breakup. More than that she is funny, deep, and sees the world a bit different than most. The normal seems to frighten her while she embraces the weird, which she finds in Chris O’Dowd who is recently divorced. Written and directed by James C. Strouse, The Incredible Jessica James is an Indie film you don’t want to miss.

Have I missed any films that you recommend? Leave a comment below and let me know what indies you are watching.