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20 Indie Movies You Might Have Missed This Year

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    It's that time of year when you realize 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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    Miles Ahead
    Don Cheadle transforms into the famous jazz musician in this story of Davis' early, and much later career. Cheadle also directed the film.

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    High-Rise
    Before he was even known as Swift's summer BF, Tom Hiddleston starred in this dystopian drama about class warfare contained in a single apartment building.

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    No Stranger Than Love
    Just when you thought every strange and awkward follow up to the big "I love you," had been explored in film you get a movie that features the love-confessor falling into a sudden hole in his beloved's living room right after he says those three little words.

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    The Little Prince
    The classic children's book comes to life woven into a more familiar story of an overscheduled kid.

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    Maggie's Plan
    Reigning indie movie queen Greta Gerwig plays Maggie, a woman at the end of an affair who decides the kindest thing she could do for her about to be ex is reunite him with his estranged wife.