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Best of Indie & Foreign Film


With so many fine films to choose from, how do you know where to start? As guides to world and independent films, we have passionate thoughts about movies. A romantic cinephile must watch Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Budding hipsters cannot do without a viewing of Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise. Read our lists for the best in cult classics, doomed indie love affairs, top German films, Italian classics, mutes on the silver screen, and much, much more.
  1. Essential Viewing: World Films
  2. Hipper Than Hip: The Best Indies
  3. We Have Lists For Everything

Essential Viewing: World Films

Don't be overwhelmed. With these lists pointing you to the best films from various parts of the world, we can guide you to Federico Fellini's greatest work, the very best of Francois Truffaut, the most imaginative anime from Japan, and cutting edge new work out of Germany.

Hipper Than Hip: The Best Indies

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh rocked the Cannes Film Festival and helped to define independent film with the groundbreaking Sex, Lies, and Videotape in 1989. Filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch have contributed to the hipster aesthetic. Here are our guides to the best in indie film: from the ten best films in the genre, to cult classics, hipster love stories, and art house musicals.

We Have Lists For Everything

Want to know the best mute on the silver screen? We have a list. The best coming of age films about girl friends, we have that list too. It's one of our favorites. Anti-war movies. Art house musicals. If you have any requests, send them. Jurgen and Marcy might make a list just for you.

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