This week's new indie movies deliver the goods for an extended weekend. There's horsebound drama, a zany road trip, or a gripping murder mystery. You can learn about the past through the eyes of a child, or find love in something new. Take your picks, or choose them all, from our picks of all the best newly available indie movies that you can watch right now.
Noovie's Indie Movie Pick: Dream Horse
Based on a true story, an unlikely racehorse, trained by an unlikely breeder goes on to race in the elite Welsh Grand National. Toni Collette stars as Jan Vokes, a bartender turned breeder. With no money or experience, Vokes rallies her community to raise money so her horse Dream Alliance can realize his dreams (or, more likely, the dreams of his human handlers).
- Where to watch: In theaters
As we featured at the start of the month, this Hulu comedy is a lighter take on the similar and somber premise of "Never Rarely Sometimes Always." After a wild night, two teen friends (Kuhoo Verma, Victoria Moroles) embark on a road trip to track down the emergency Plan B pill. The trouble is they have 24 hours to find it in America's heartland.
- Where to watch: Hulu
"The Dry" is one of this week's top movies to watch at home, and for good reason. Fans of the crime genre can do no wrong with this Aussie thriller starring Eric Bana. Based on a best-selling novel, "The Dry" follows federal agent Aaron Falk (Bana) who returns to his hometown. Falk soon opens up a decades-old cold case after connections are made to a recent murder-suicide of a close childhood friend.
- Where to watch: In theaters and On VOD (see streaming options)
Fionn Whitehead ("Dunkirk") stars in this romance drama featuring first-time actress Leyna Bloom. Midwesterner Paul (Whitehead) arrives in NYC's bus terminal with nowhere to go. He soon becomes stricken by Wye (Bloom), a trans person of color. As love blossoms, Paul is forced to confront his own identity and sense of belonging. This moving story from first-time director Danielle Lessovitz premiered in competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
- Where to watch: In select theaters (On VOD June 1)
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
A Jewish family flees Berlin on the eve of the 1933 election in this historical drama that's based on a popular semi-autobiographical children's novel by Judith Kerr. Like the book, the film is told from the perspective of Kerr's alter-ego Anna (Riva Krymalowski). The still timely "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" offers a unique view of the rise of Nazism through the eyes of a child.
- Where to watch: In select theaters
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Drama / 2019
New Indie Trailer: False Positive
"Broad City" alums Ilana Glazer and director John Lee both take a dramatic turn with this horror thriller that takes a page out of "Rosemary's Baby." Newly pregnant Lucy (Glazer) is skeptical of her IVF treatment aided by the mysterious Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan).
- On Hulu June 25th
Horror / 2021 / R
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