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30 Indie Movies You Might Have Missed In 2016

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    We all have that feeling once in a while — 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. But it's not too late to catch up on 2016's best independent movies before awards show season is over.

    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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    20th Century Women
    Set in the 1970s, this movie focuses on three California women experiencing love and change in California. Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Elle Fanning star in the A24 film, which was nominated for "Best Motion Picture" at the Golden Globes.

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    King Cobra
    Based on a true story, this look at a young star in the world of gay porn boasts some major '80s and '90s stars — James Franco, Alicia Silverstone, Molly Ringwald, and Christian Slater.

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    Krisha
    This portrait of a woman returning to her family after battling addiction (possibly not so successfully) has earned its writer and its star, Trey Edward Shults and Krisha Fairchild, the LA Film Critics New Generation Award.

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    Other People
    Written by SNL staffer Chris Kelly, this film about a son returning home to help his mother as she battles cancer was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

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    Everybody Wants Some!!
    A kind of thematic follow-up to Dazed and Confused, this college comedy set in the '80s has all the tie-dye and weed of the classic high school film — with slightly shorter shorts.