Cinematic Gems, Obscurities and Indie Flicksby johnnyfayvorite | created - 28 Jul 2014 | updated - 28 Jul 2014 | Public
This list I've compiled contains a lot of cult classics, small time films and indie flicks I've seen going as far the early to mid 1990's. I hope you enjoy my selections.
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1. Living in Oblivion (1995)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.
Votes: 15,588 | Gross: $1.15M
2. The Daytrippers (1996)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
When a happily-married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown person, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth.
Votes: 4,110 | Gross: $2.08M
3. Basquiat (1996)
R | 107 min | Biography, Drama
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.
Votes: 18,798 | Gross: $2.96M
4. Johns (1996)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance
It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,609 | Gross: $0.05M
5. Angel Heart (1987)
X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.
Votes: 76,486 | Gross: $17.19M
6. Dead Man (1995)
R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Votes: 86,739 | Gross: $1.04M
8. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sissy Hankshaw (Uma Thurman) is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,862 | Gross: $1.71M
9. Buffalo '66 (1998)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.
Votes: 44,906 | Gross: $2.38M
10. Fall Time (1995)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Three young men decide to plan a mock kidnapping, but everything goes wrong because a real bank robbery was already planned by two other guys.
11. The Boys Club (1996)
R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who claims to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?
13. Spun (2002)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.
Votes: 35,986 | Gross: $0.41M
15. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Votes: 423,167 | Gross: $59.89M
16. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 11,448 | Gross: $5.48M
17. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
This is the story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce. After many times of ignoring her, Valerie shot him.
Votes: 6,198 | Gross: $1.81M
18. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.
Votes: 4,556 | Gross: $0.05M
19. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 717,078 | Gross: $1.48M
21. Kalifornia (1993)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Votes: 49,256 | Gross: $2.40M
23. Empire Records (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Twenty-four hours in the lives of the young employees at Empire Records when they all grow up and become young adults thanks to each other and the manager. They all face the store joining a chain store with strict rules.
Votes: 47,263 | Gross: $0.30M