I've always been into "different", unique and kind of weird movies. The romantic comedies you watch when going to the movies tend to piss me off because they are so predictable and superficial. Here are some recommendations for cute, quirky independent movies :)
(500) Days of Summer
An extremely cute love story that is (contrary to most other romantic movies) not predictable and, if you ask me, more realistic as well. One could of course argue about it not actually being a love story but I don’t want to spoiler you. If you haven’t seen it yet, do so it’s definitely a must-watch!
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Away We Go
This movie is so adorable. It's about the young couple you can see in the picture. They're awaiting their first baby. The movie depicts subjects like love, family, parenting, ... It's funny and cute and definitely one of my favorite movies. What I love is that it doesn't have this cliché structure, "1. everything's good, 2. everything sucks + drama drama drama 3. reconciliation and everything's good again". Basically, this is a movie that'll make you happy.
Okay, yes, this isn't an Indie movie, but anyway: It is starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. Let me just say, this is one of the cutest movies ever. The story is so unique and I love the way the main characters’ relationship develops throughout the movie (wow I feel like writing an essay OTL). Anyway, go watch it if you’re into cute, quirky romantic movies!
Cute independent movie that’s (pretty much) all about the music. And let me tell you, the music is GREAT! And I mean leaves-you-with-goosebumps-and-teary-eyes-great. If you haven’t watched it yet, please do so :)
Little Miss Sunshine
This movie is about a family and, let's say, family issues. It's really funny and quirky, almost a little weird, and the characters are highly interesting :D It's also starring Steve Carell, who you might know of The Office.
This movie is about two teenage outsiders; it's funny and touching as well. A quote: "Sometimes I think I might be going crazy from sexual frustration."
French movie – it's really touching. The love story is only a side story here. The movie is about a young French man, Driss, who is struggling with life (as in getting a job and so on) and a physically handicapped rich man. And, as chance would have it, the two meet and somehow Driss slides into working for the handicapped man. I can't even summarize the movie but friendship plays an important role. It’s extremely funny and definitely leaves you crying (happy AND sad tears lol). This is my absolute favorite movie atm!
Whip It, starring Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore, is about the life of a teenage girl – her mom makes her go to beauty pageants and such. At first I thought this movie was rather predictable and cliché but turns out it's not! You'll have fun watching this ;)
Are you into a certain band? Would you consider yourself as part of a fandom? Then just watch this movie. It is so cute, the music is great and, well, who wouldn't want to know what life as a real groupie is like?
I hope you don't already know all of these movies, and that some of my recommendations triggered your interest. If you know of any other cute Indie movies you like, please let me know in the comments ♥