Indie Dramas - Blu-ray Movie Genres

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The Thin Red Line (1998)

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The Thin Red Line 2010-09-28 1999-11-02 2011-12-01
2012-12-01

In director Terrence Malick's lyrical and beautiful retelling of James Jones's novel about the 1942 battle for Guadalcanal, the men of C-Company become a tight-knit group as they each individually struggle with the horrors of war.

a.k.a. Der schmale Grat
La delgada línea roja
La Ligne rouge
La sottile linea rossa
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Fargo (1996)

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Fargo 2009-05-12 2000-08-15 2014-04-01

Mary and Max (2009)

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Mary and Max 2010-06-15 2010-06-15 2013-07-09

Mary Dinkle, a chubby 8-year-old Australian girl, and Max Horovitz, an obese, middle-aged New Yorker with Asperger's syndrome, are a pair of unlikely pen pals in this quirky clay animation feature from writer-director Adam Elliot.

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Platoon (1986)

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Platoon 2011-05-24 2000-08-15 2013-06-01

Helmed by Oliver Stone, this searing autobiographical drama chronicles the Vietnam experiences of naive volunteer soldier Chris Taylor, whose view of the conflict starts to change after witnessing murder and rape at the hands of his compatriots.

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Wings of Desire (1987)

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Wings of Desire 2009-11-03 2009-11-03 -

From director Wim Wenders comes this hypnotic fantasy about an angel who falls in love with a beautiful circus performer while drifting unnoticed through West Berlin. Overcome by the girl's beauty, the angel decides he wants to become human.

a.k.a. Der Himmel über Berlin
Il cielo sopra Berlino
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Being John Malkovich (1999)

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City of God (2002)

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City of God 2011-12-13 2004-06-08 2014-07-01

Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography. Through his eyes, the dramatic stories of several of the slum's colorful residents unfold.

a.k.a. Cidade de Deus
Ciudad de Dios
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Paris, Texas (1984)

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Paris, Texas 2010-01-26 2010-01-26 -

In a quest to rebuild his life and reconnect with his young son, weary drifter Travis Henderson -- who's been missing for four years -- joins his brother on a road trip back to Los Angeles, where he tries to untangle his thorny past with his wife.

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Amour (2012)

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Amour 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 -

In this 2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, Georges and Anne, retired music teachers in their eighties, have a time-tested love. But as Anne's health fails, Georges becomes her caregiver, and the couple's bond is tested like never before.

a.k.a. Liebe
Love
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The Wrestler (2008)

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The Wrestler 2009-04-21 2009-04-21 -

Mickey Rourke stars as retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who returns to the ring to work his way up the circuit for a final shot at defeating his longtime rival. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

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The Hunt (2012)

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The Hunt 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 2014-01-09

A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this story centers on Lucas, a beloved teacher who faces unfounded pedophilia accusations from a student -- and the venom of his community.

a.k.a. Die Jagd
Jagten
La caza
La Chasse
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Sling Blade (1996)

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Sling Blade 2009-08-04 1998-02-03 2014-09-01

Simpleminded Karl has just been released from a psychiatric hospital, where he'd been confined since age 12 for murdering his mother and her lover. He lands a job at a garage fixing motors and befriends a young boy -- but can Karl outrun his past?

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The White Ribbon (2009)

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The White Ribbon 2010-06-29 2010-06-29 -

A year before World War I, a series of strange and brutal pranks threaten to shatter a northern German town's orderly existence. But the residents' response may have even more disturbing implications for the future. Celebrated Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke helms this Golden Globe-winning, sumptuously photographed black-and-white drama that stars Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Tukur and Theo Trebs.

a.k.a. Das weisse Band
Il nastro bianco
Le Ruban blanc
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Breaking the Waves (1996)

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Breaking the Waves 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 -

Set in the 1970s, the first film in Lars von Trier's Golden Heart Trilogy stars Emily Watson as Bess, a naïve Scotswoman who's convinced that God will heal her paralyzed husband if she has sex with other men.

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Nebraska (2013)

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Nebraska 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 -

When a cantankerous old boozer thinks he's won a magazine sweepstakes prize, his son reluctantly takes a road trip with him to claim the fortune. As they drive from Montana to Nebraska, they visit friends and relatives to whom the dad owes money.

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Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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Requiem for a Dream 2009-09-08 2001-05-22 2013-09-01

Blue Velvet (1986)

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Blue Velvet 2011-11-08 2000-04-25 2010-09-01
2011-10-31

In this surreal independent thriller from writer-director David Lynch, an innocent man gets mixed up in a small-town murder mystery involving a kinky nightclub chanteuse and a kidnapper with a penchant for snorting helium.

a.k.a. Terciopelo azul
Velluto blu
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Manhattan (1979)

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Manhattan - 2000-07-04 2012-10-31

In this insightful slice of life, television writer Isaac Davis -- who's in the throes of a midlife crisis -- finds himself torn between an adoring high schooler and his best friend's high-maintenance mistress.

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Magnolia (1999)

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Magnolia 2010-01-19 2000-08-29 -

Through chance, human action, past history and divine intervention, an eclectic cast of characters weaves and warps through each other's lives on a random California day, building to an unforgettable climax.

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Faces (1968)

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Director John Cassavetes' probing film examines the collapse of a 14-year union. The disenchanted couple -- husband Richard (John Marley) and wife Maria (Lynn Carlin) -- seeks comfort in the arms of others: Richard with a hooker (Gena Rowlands) and Maria with an aging playboy (Seymour Cassel). But the couple's liaisons are just pointless diversions to end their suburban malaise. Carlin and Cassel earned Oscar nods for their performances.

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

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Director Atom Egoyan's haunting adaptation of Russell Banks's novel follows a grieving mountain community in the wake of a tragic school bus accident that takes the lives of numerous local children. A lawyer (Ian Holm) arrives in town to persuade the survivors to initiate a class-action lawsuit, driving apart the once tight-knit hamlet. Meanwhile, a teen crippled in the crash (Sarah Polley) must choose between mourning and moving on.

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All Is Lost (2013)

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All Is Lost 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 -

In this harrowing drama -- which has no dialogue -- Robert Redford portrays a man stranded alone at sea, courageously battling a ferocious storm as he struggles to survive with just a sextant and maritime maps to guide him.

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Slumdog Millionaire 2009-03-31 2009-03-31 -

After coming within one question of winning a fortune on a game show, an uneducated young "slumdog" is accused of cheating and arrested. While in custody, he accounts for knowing all the answers by reflecting on his hardscrabble life.

a.k.a. The Millionaire
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