Tuesday 23 September 2014

Tuesday Top Ten: Indie Films

Today's Tuesday Top Ten reveals my favourite indie films.
Just to clarify, I am counting anything not made as a US blockbuster as indie for the purposes of this exercise.

1)   Only Lovers Left Alive                  
Tom Hiddleston, vampires and existential crisis - what more do you need?
2)   Lost in Translation A film that had a huge impact on me the first time I saw it - and still does.
3)   Unrelated                                       An amazing film from Joanna Hogg with stellar acting from the cast.
4)   Nymphomaniac Lars von Trier at his best in a thought-provoking piece on sex and sexuality.
5)   Donnie Darko Another film that really spoke to me when I first saw it as I turned twenty.
6)   Pans Labyrinth Beautiful, enchanting and creepy. This is del Toro at his absolute best.
7)   Open Hearts A perfect performance from Mads Mikkelsen and a deep, heartfelt film.
8)   Amelie The sweet film that gave the Hollywood rom-com formula a European twist.
9)   The Piano Teacher A wonderful adaptation of the book with an amazing performance from Huppert.
10) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind      Quirky and fun, yet also full of deeper ponderings. I never grow tired of this one.

Once again, this was harder than I thought it would be. I'd chosen this one next as I thought it would be easy, but I was wrong. There are so many others I couldn't include and, like last week, if you asked me this again next month, some of the selection could be different.

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