Thursday, December 8

Top Independent Films

2019 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2019 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2019 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films WinnerA Hidden LifeThe Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.AmazonGive Me LibertyIn this freewheeling comedy, medical transport driver Vic risks his job to shuttle a group of rowdy seniors and a Russian boxer to a funeral, dragging clients like Tracy, a young woman with ALS, along for the ride.AmazonJudyLegendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.AmazonMidsommarA couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.AmazonThe Far...
2018 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2018 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2018 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films WinnerLean on PeteA teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.AmazonLeave No TraceA father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.AmazonMid90sFollows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.AmazonSearchingAfter his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.AmazonSorry to Bother YouIn an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Gree...
2017 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2017 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2017 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films WinnerA Ghost StoryIn this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.AmazonBeatriz at DinnerA holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.AmazonBrigsby BearAfter being freed from his life in an underground bunker, a man sets out to make a movie of the only TV show he has ever known.AmazonLady MacbethIn 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.AmazonLogan LuckyTwo brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a ...
2016 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2016 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2016 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films Winner20th Century WomenThe story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.AmazonCaptain FantasticIn the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.AmazonCreative ControlIn near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend's girlfriend...sort of.AmazonEye in the SkyCol. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a ...
2015 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2015 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2015 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films Winner45 YearsA married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.Amazon71In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.AmazonCop CarA small-town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.AmazonEx MachinaA young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.AmazonGrandmaA teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter.Amaz...
2014 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2014 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2014 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films WinnerA Most Wanted ManA Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.AmazonBlue RuinA mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.AmazonLockeIvan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.AmazonMr. TurnerAn exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.AmazonO...
2013 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2013 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2013 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films WinnerAin't Them Bodies SaintsThe tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.AmazonDallas Buyers ClubIn 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.AmazonIn a World...An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé.AmazonMother of GeorgeAdenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could ei...
2012 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2012 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2012 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films WinnerArbitrageA troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.AmazonBernieIn small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.AmazonComplianceA normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.AmazonEnd of WatchShot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet crimina...
2011 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2011 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2011 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films Winner50/50Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.AmazonA Better LifeA gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.AmazonAnother EarthOn the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.AmazonBeginnersA young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover.AmazonCedar RapidsTim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa...
2010 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Independent Films

2010 National Board of Review – Top Independent Films Winner and Nominees

2010 National Board of Review - Top Independent Films WinnerAnimal KingdomA seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.AmazonBuriedPaul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.AmazonFish TankEverything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.AmazonGreenbergA man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.AmazonLet Me InA bullied young boy befriends a young female vam...