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    8 Indie Films That You Need To Watch On Your Next Movie Night

    These gems? Uncut.

    Living in the era of digital streaming, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to selections for movie night.


    But, more often than not, that just leads us right back to watching our old favorites and standbys.


    Even though, no, it is not possible to watch Lady Bird too many times.

    Or, even worse, falling victim to endless scrolling... or jumping from one app to another... only to not actually watching a film at all.


    Trust me — been there, done that.

    But have no fear — this list is here to save the day! Here are eight indie films that are seriously worth a watch at your next movie night.

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    Break out the popcorn and let's get watching!

    1. Little Woods (2018)

    Tessa Thompson and Lily James sit on the floor of a kitchen and look at one another

    What it's about: Before you see her remake of Candyman or taking on Captain Marvel 2, watch Nia DaCosta's debut film starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James as two sisters in North Dakota who are in the process of making life-changing decisions.

    Where to watch: Hulu

    2. Fast Color (2019)

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw stands outside and holds onto a ceramic bowl with her eyes closed
    Codeblack Films

    What it's about: Julia Hart's 2018 film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ruth, a woman with supernatural powers who — while on the run from scientists who want to study her powers — visits her estranged mother played by Lorraine Toussaint. It's truly a great, small-scale superhero movie.

    Where to watch: Hulu and Amazon Prime

    3. Colossal (2016)

    Jason Sudeikis and Anne Hathaway look bored at their small table at a bar

    What it's about: Colossal stars Anne Hathaway as Gloria, a writer struggling with alcohol addiction. When she strikes out of both love and work, she's forced to move back to her hometown. At the same time, a reptilian monster with a mysterious connection to Gloria appears in South Korea and begins wreaking havoc halfway across the world.

    Where to watch: Hulu

    4. The Invitation (2015)

    A large group of friends argue over a birthday dinner
    Drafthouse Films

    What it's about: Karyn Kusama's unforgettable 2015 horror film. Every review I've ever read about this movie has always said something along the lines of "don't let someone spoil The Invitation for you," so I'm not going to do that. Just trust me when I say that it's seriously, seriously good.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    5. Ingrid Goes West (2017)

    Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen pose exactly the same in similar outfits for a picture

    What it's about: The satire of our times! Ingrid Goes West follows the story of Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza), a woman who will stop at nothing on her quest to befriend her favorite influencer Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen).

    Where to watch: Hulu

    6. Selah and the Spades (2019)

    Selah played by Lovie Simone looks regal as she sits on a chair on a grassy field and stares at the camera
    Amazon Studios

    What it's about: Selah and the Spades is the feature debut of Tayarisha Poe. Written, directed, and produced by Poe, the film stars Lovie Simone as Selah who is the leader of the Spades, one of her prep school's five factions. While looking for a candidate to replace her as leader of the Spades after she graduates, Selah learns that with great power comes great responsibility.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime

    7. The Vast of Night (2019)

    Young switchboard operator Fay played by Sierra McCormick stares at the board curiously
    Amazon Studios

    What it's about: A throwback in the best way possible! Low-budget and ambitious, The Vast of Night soars as a science fiction mystery and small town drama. It's one of those movies where the less you know about the plot and the more you can discover, the more rewarded you'll be.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime

    8. The Guest (2014)

    Dan Stevens wears a hoodie and backpack and smiles as David Collins in the movie The Guest

    What it's about: Dan Stevens plays David Collins, an army sergeant, in this psychological thriller. When David pays an unexpected visit to the Peterson family's home and introduces himself as a friend of their son who died in combat, he's allowed to stay with them. However, strange occurrences begin happening all over town soon after his arrival.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Comment below if you've seen any of these films, your thoughts on them, or any other hidden gem films that should be added onto this list!