New Indie Movies: 'C'mon C'mon,' 'Tick, Tick… Boom!,' & Other Gems

There's more to watch this weekend than a nostalgic ghostbusting adventure. Read on for all the great indie movies now available in theaters or on-demand.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

New Indie Movies - Joaquin Phoenix in "C'mon C'mon."

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This week's new indie movies deliver something for everyone. Moreover, the films all give a different take from each genre, whether family drama, biopic, musical, dark comedy or fantasy-horror. Take your picks, or choose them all from our picks of the best newly available indie movies that you can watch right now.

  • Noovie's Indie Movie Pick: C'mon C'mon

    Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman in "C'mon C'mon."

    © A24 / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Fresh off his 2019 Oscar win for "Joker," Joaquin Phoenix is back with another buzz-worthy performance that's sure to gain award attention. "C'mon C'mon" enters a theatrical landscape where superhero spectacles and nostalgic franchises dominate the box office. Mid-budget adult dramas like this one are slowly losing their audience. Hopefully, this drama can work around that. "C'mon C'mon" is contemplative. Like "Joker" before it, in a respect, it's almost as if born out of the New Hollywood phase of the '70s -- the Sydney Pollack side. Interestingly, "C'mon C'mon" joins Kenneth Branagh's "Belfast," Rebecca Hall's "Passing," and Joel Coen's upcoming "The Tragedy of Macbeth" as the fourth black-and-white drama vying for Oscar attention.

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C'mon C'mon

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Drama

November 19, 2021

  • tick, tick... BOOM!

    Andrew Garfield in "Tick, Tick...Boom!."

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    We recently spotlighted Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hispanic Heritage Month, and it's easy to see why. The multi-talented actor, songwriter and playwright has been heating up Hollywood, and he can now add feature film director to his resume. Based on Jonathan Larson's semi-autobiographical musical, "tick, tick… Boom!" follows Larson (Andrew Garfield) as he finds the inspiration for his hit musical "Rent." Miranda proves he's just as capable behind the camera as he is in front. Musical geeks might find more to appreciate, but a captivating Garfield will keep you hooked.

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    tick, tick... BOOM!

    PG-13

    Musical

    November 19, 2021

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  • King Richard

    Will Smith, Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney in "King Richard."

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    Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith is hoping this year finally brings him Oscar gold. Smith leads this biopic focusing on the family patriarch who turned Venus and Serena Williams into tennis superstars. Love may mean "nothing" in tennis, but it's a winning virtue in "King Richard," and it's on full display.

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    King Richard

    PG-13

    Biography

    November 19, 2021

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  • The Feast

    Annes Elwy in "The Feast."

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    From across the pond comes this Welsh fantasy-horror from first-time feature director Lee Haven Jones. This slow-burn chiller is set over the course of one night as a wealthy family sits for dinner. Their lives unravel when their waitress (Annes Elwy) begins to question the family's morals. "The Feast" drew positive attention when it premiered at SXSW earlier this year.

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    The Feast

    Horror

    November 19, 2021

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Katia Pascariu in "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn."

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    As Hulu drops a first look at their sensationalized depiction of an equally sensationalistic sex tape scandal, Romanian director Radu Jude shows what happens when such a tape features a mild-mannered school teacher and her husband. As if that wasn't enough, the history teacher's (Katia Pascariu) scandal breaks just as the country goes into a COVID lockdown. This Romanian comedy-drama won the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin International Film Festival and was selected to compete for the Best International Feature Film at this year's Oscars.

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    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Drama

Hot Indie Trailer: Don't Look Up

We would like to believe that when the world faces a scientific crisis, like an extinction event, humanity will put all our differences aside to face the dire situation at hand. Certainly, though, decades of punting the ball concerning the climate crisis have taught us otherwise. Director Adam McKay ("The Big Short," "Vice") gives us a satirical yet eerily and likely prescient depiction of what's to come for our species.

  • In select theaters December 10; On Netflix December 24
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Don't Look Up

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Comedy

December 10, 2021

Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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