New Indie Movies: 'Roadrunner' and Other Gems

This week you can hit the road and find love or seek revenge. Here are all the great indie movies now available in theaters or on-demand.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

New Indie Movies - "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain."

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This week's crop of new indie movies takes you on the road. You can follow a famed adventurer, find love, break bad, or seek revenge. 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: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
    Anthony Bourdain in "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain."

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    In June of 2018, we lost celebrity chef and documentarian Anthony Bourdain. Filmmaker Morgan Neville ("Won't You Be My Neighbor?") digs deep, shedding new light on the famed adventure traveler as he traces Bourdain's life, career, and untimely death. The doc already stirred up controversy over the use of A.I. to reconstruct Bourdain's voice for three lines. Needless to say, just like the man profiled, "Roadrunner" is raw and powerful and might be the ultimate catharsis for his fans, while making newcomers want to seek out more of this man's life on the road.

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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Documentary / 2021 / R

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  • Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
    Kaya Kiyohara and Taishi Nakagawa (voices) in "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish."

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    Based on a short story, anime "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" has made waves in Japan, where it premiered to praise and opened among that country's box office top ten last December. Now, this animated rom-com comes stateside. "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" follows a boy who dreams of diving in exotic waters. When he takes a job caring for a wheelchair-bound artist, the two push each other to places beyond their imaginations.

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    Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

    Animated / 2020

  • Gunpowder Milkshake
    Lena Headey and Karen Gillan in "Gunpowder Milkshake."

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    We're loving this new trend of female-led action flicks, and we hope it doesn't slow down any time soon. Israeli director Navot Papushado, known for his indie horror flicks, amps up the action with this revenge thriller. Karen Gillan stars as ruthless assassin Sam, who was abandoned as a child by her own hit-woman mother (Lena Headey). As Sam is tasked with protecting an 8-year-old girl caught in the middle of a gang war, Sam is forced to confront her mom as she seeks to take out the ruthless gang.

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    Gunpowder Milkshake

    Action / 2021 / R

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  • Pig
    Nicolas Cage in "Pig."

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    What can be said about Nic Cage and his movies these days? Either his films border on the bad and ridiculous or they actually pack in some intense action and drama. "Pig," thankfully, is the latter. To call this "John Wick," but with a pig, writes off the quiet melodrama that's really at play in this story of a man seeking those that stole his prized porcine.

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    Pig

    Drama / 2021 / R

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  • Mama Weed
    Isabelle Huppert in "Mama Weed."

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    French actress Isabelle Huppert steps away from drama and breaks bad in this crime-comedy based on a novel. Huppert stars as Patience, a police translator that comes into the possession of a large stash of hash. With the knowledge on how to move it and earn bank, Patience sets out on the road to becoming the city's savviest drug dealer.

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    Mama Weed

    Comedy / 2020

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Hot Indie Trailer: John and the Hole

2021 Sundance darling "John and the Hole" captured a lot of buzz when it premiered earlier in the year. Charlie Shotwell ("Captain Fantastic") stars as the titular John, a kid who wants to feel like an adult. To find that freedom, he does the unthinkable -- holding his family captive in a hole in his parents' backyard.

  • In theaters August 6
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John and the Hole

Thriller / 2021 / R

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Matt Lissauer

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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