15 Small Movies To Watch This Fall
Start writing a post
Entertainment

15 Small Movies To Watch This Fall

Must-See independent/low budget films

64
15 Small Movies To Watch This Fall

There are a lot of smaller movies that sometimes don't get noticed. Some of these smaller films win awards but still deserve more recognition. Others aren't well-known at all and deserve to be watched. These films have interesting story plots, unique cinematography and great acting. Here are 15 movies you should see during the start of the upcoming fall season.

Shangri-La Suite (2016)

Tumblr

Shangri-La Suite is a crime drama about a couple named Karen and Jack (Emily Browning and Luke Grimes) who break out of a mental hospital to follow Jack's dream of killing his favorite artist Elvis Presley. This film has interesting characters and is filmed in a vintage tone. Some scene shots look like they were shot with a old film camera. It features a hilarious Avan Jogia (known for his role as Beck in Victorious) and a deep portrayal of Elvis and Priscilla Presley (Ron Livingston and Ashley Greene).

Gia (1998)

Giphy

Gia is a drama based on the true story of America's first supermodel named Gia Carangi. Gia (Angelina Jolie) quickly becomes a supermodel once she enters the modeling industry. People found her beauty unique. However, Gia gets addicted to drugs after her agent passes away and it begins to ruin her life and career. Gia was a beautifully sad film and Angelina played her part amazingly.

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

OnTheScreenReviews

The Virgin Suicides is about a house of five beautiful sisters and the neighborhood boys who are obsessed with learning about their lives. After the Lisbon sisters have a self-inflicted terrible fate; it haunts the boys who watched their lives so closely. This film is beautifully sad and has the independent film charm that comes with Sofia Coppola's films.

Running On Empty (1988)

Gfycat

Running on Empty is about a couple who are fugitives and are on the run due to their antiwar activities in the 60s. They take their two sons Harry and Danny with them everywhere. Danny (River Phoenix) the older one wishes for a stable life and wants to remain in city they've moved to. This movie was a very sweet film once again showing the talents of the young actor River Phoenix.

A Single Man (2009)

Rebloggy

A Single Man is about an English professor named George (Colin Firth) who is mourning the loss of his partner Jim (Matthew Goode). After his love's death, he is ignored by Jim's family and decides he will leave the world. While preparing he looks back on the people in his life like his friend Charlotte (Juliane Moore) and new people like his student Kenny (Nicholas Hoult). A Single Man is a very artistically sad film that shows the amazing acting of Colin Firth.

Plush (2013)

Wifflegif

Plush is about a woman named Hayley (Emily Browning) who welcomes a new guitarist Enzo (Xavier Samuel) into her band after her brother, the original guitarist, passes away. Enzo becomes obsessive and threatens everyone closest to her. Plush is a rock drama that will leave you at the edge of your seat.

Big Time Adolescence (2019)

Tumblr

Big Time Adolescence is a Hulu original film about a drug-dealing dropout named Zeke (Pete Davidson) who befriends a kid named Mo (Griffin Gluck) who looks up to him. Zeke becomes a mentor to Mo but doesn't realize he is steering the kid down the wrong path. This film was funny but also very deep. It also featured Machine Gun Kelly and Sydney Sweeney (known for Euphoria).

Loving Vincent (2017)

Tenor

Loving Vincent is a film that is depicted in the oil painting style of Vincent Van Gogh. It's about a young man named Armand who comes to visit where Vincent Van Gogh lived before his death to deliver a letter. He ends up investigating the final days of Vincent Van Gogh. This film is beautifully done and teaches you a lot more about the painter. The film will leave you in awe.

Good Time (2017)

Giphy

Good Time is about a bank robber named Connie (Robert Pattinson) who is trying to free his mentally challenged brother from prison after having a part in him landing there. He experiences a lot of problems throughout the night in New York and gets himself deeper in a crime spiral. Good Time has a great story plot and Robert Pattinson shows amazing acting.

Passion Play (2010)

Tumblr

Passion Play is about a musician named Nate (Mickey Rourke) who sees a winged woman named Lily (Megan Fox) at a circus show. He breaks her out of the circus that treats her poorly only to run into a gangster (Bill Murray) who wants her. This film has a beautiful aesthetic to it and Megan Fox's acting is very impressive.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Rebloggy

Only Lovers Left Alive is about a couple Eve and Adam (Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston) who are two old vampires that are questioning their place in modern society. Adam is a undercover artist who releases his music anonymously and watches it being enjoyed from afar. Only Lovers Left Alive is a rock and roll artistic film that mixes the supernatural, music and romance.

My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Buzzfeed

My Friend Dahmer is about the true story of Jeffery Dahmer. Jeff (Ross Lynch) is a shy kid who gains a friend named John (Alex Wolff) after he has an episode in the classroom. He becomes notorious for these episodes and gains a group of friends who seem to only keep him around for a laugh which he starts to notice. Jeff shows signs early on that starts worrying both his parents and his friends. He becomes one of the most known serial killer years later. This film is haunting and Ross Lynch does a very good job in his role.

Mid90s

Giphy

Mid90s is about a 13-year-old named Stevie (Sunny Sulijic) who spends his summer balancing a troubled home life and his new skater friends. It was directed by the well-known actor Jonah Hill. This film has the independent film charm and also has vintage looking scenes. It shows the troubles that can come with adolescence and has a great soundtrack.

The Florida Project (2017)

Gipy

The Florida Project is about a 6-year-old named Moonee and her life. Her mother is struggling to make ends meet and the little girl lives without rules. The kindhearted motel manager (William Dafoe) tries to protect the kids from the harsh world around them, while Moonee and her friends live life with imagination. This film has beautiful colors and a bittersweet story plot. It's very deep and heart-warming and will leave you with tears in your eyes.

The Architect (2006)

Gfycat

The Architect is about a resident of the city's most crime-ridden housing named Tonya (Viola Davis) who starts a petition to have it torn down. She meets the architect who designed the buildings Leo to sign the petition. Leo's children Martin (Sebastian Stan) and Christina (Hayden Panettiere) have their own problems and hide it from their parents. This film deals with a lot of topics: the effects on the people living in crime-ridden housing, depression and sexual orientation. It is very deep and will leave you in tears.

These films were aesthetically pleasing, heart warming or had a deep tone. The directors did amazing jobs whether their movie ratings were positive or negative. The actors played their roles perfectly whether they are A-list actors or not. The beauty of these films is they are all unique and despite how small they are; their impacts are big. Enjoy this list of amazing films and have a great fall.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Pride Doesn't End With June

Here's seven ways you can be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community after pride month ends.

3202
Pride Doesn't End With June
Photo by Sara Rampazzo on Unsplash

As July begins, the month we call 'Pride Month' is technically over. However, just because pride month is over doesn't mean we can't still show pride and support for our LGBT brothers and sisters. This article here will tell you seven ways to be a supportive ally to the LGBTQ+ all year round.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

My 4th Of July Look

MISS SWISS - Glamour On The Go

3501
My 4th Of July Look

Whether I can get to the beach this weekend or I'm just at a friend's pool, I know I'll be picture ready. Fourth of July weekend following so close behind Pennsylvania lifting the state mask mandate has me anticipating many smiling faces, eager to capture the moment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Eat and Drink Your Way Through Los Angeles With Me

When i die spread my ashes at the Bubba Gump at Citywalk

2932
Eat and Drink Your Way Through Los Angeles With Me
Hailey Hastings via Canva

First and foremost, I am a foodie. In any city that I am in, the first thing I want to know is where the best places to eat and drink are, and I imagine a lot of you are the same. Los Angeles happens to be one of the greatest food cities in the United States, so it's only right that I present you guys with this list. These are the best places (that I have tried) in Los Angeles to eat or drink.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Your Guide to Dryness-Preventing Nutrition

You might be surprised to learn that nearly half of women over the age of 50 struggle with uncomfortable symptoms due to vaginal dryness. This is an extremely common issue for those entering menopause, but it can also affect those of a younger age as well.

3566
Dryness-Preventing Nutrition

You might be surprised to learn that nearly half of women over the age of 50 struggle with uncomfortable symptoms due to vaginal dryness. This is an extremely common issue for those entering menopause, but it can also affect those of a younger age as well. Common issues like UTI’s, yeast infections and medications can cause vaginal dryness but one of the big culprits for both cause and prevention is diet. Supplementing your diet with nutrients and vitamins to encourage your body to produce the hormones it needs are one of the many home remedies for dryness. There are many factors that can cause dryness and the uncomfortable symptoms that come along with it, and diet is one of the big culprits on the list. Keep reading to learn about adopting nutrition habits that both alleviate and prevent dryness!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Artificial Intelligence: the Upward Downfall

We are walking a dangerous road with AI

4794

“Alexa, I want the truth.”

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments