Noovie's Alt. Movies: 'The White Tiger' and Other Gems

Our weekly roundup of all the new and fresh indie movies that you should watch this weekend.

By Matt Lissauer

Adarsh Gourav and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in "The White Tiger."

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Catch a quality movie or two this weekend. Here are our picks for the best newly available independent movies that you can watch right now.

  • Noovie's Alt. Movie Pick: The White Tiger

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    Priyanka Chopra already has a Netflix hit under her belt with the recently released kid adventure "We Can Be Heroes." But this one is for the adults. Chopra produces and stars in this Indian drama following a driver (Adarsh Gourav) who stops at nothing to escape his fate. Based on a novel of the same name, "The White Tiger" can serve as a companion piece of sorts to last year's Best Picture winner "Parasite."

The White Tiger

Drama / 2021 / R

  • Our Friend

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    If you're in the mood for something more heartwarming, Jason Segel stars in this drama as the titular friend Dane, who moves in with his long-time married friends Matt (Casey Affleck) and Nicole (Dakota Johnson), after Nicole receives devastating news. The world can use more people like Dane, who puts the needs of his friends and their family ahead of his own to help them as they face this new challenge. "Our Friend" premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

    Our Friend

    Drama / 2019 / R

  • Psycho Goreman

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    Horror fans, this one's for you. Praised as a mashup of Marvel and something from late-80s Troma Studios (which, if Disney really wanted to take a gamble, we could actually get, since they do have "Tromeo and Juliet" co-writer James Gunn leading the "Guardians of the Galaxy" films), this sci-fi/horror hybrid follows a pair of siblings who unknowingly unleash a horde of crazed extraterrestrial assassins upon their hometown. "Psycho Goreman" was originally slated to premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest Festival before it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

    Psycho Goreman

    Comedy / 2020

  • Identifying Features

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    A mother crosses Mexico to find answers about the whereabouts of her son, who authorities said had died while trying to cross the border to the United States. Fernanda Valadez's powerful and timely drama won the Audience and the Special Jury Awards at Sundance last year and recently won the Gotham Award for Best International Feature.

    Identifying Features

    Drama / 2020

  • Notturno

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    Shot over the course of three years, Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi documents how people live their lives against the war torn backdrop of Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon. "Notturno" premiered to praise at the Venice Film Festival last year and is Italy's submission for Best International Feature at the upcoming Oscars in April.


    Documentary / 2021

  • Hot Indie Trailer: I Care A Lot

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    A shady businesswoman (Rosamund Pike), who steals from the disadvantaged for her own personal gain, gets what's coming to her in this comedy thriller that takes satirical aim at capitalism gone wrong. From director J Blakeson ("The 5th Wave," "The Disappearance of Alice Creed"), "I Care a Lot" premiered at last year's Toronot International Film Festival, where it was quickly picked up by Netflix for U.S. distribution.

    • Coming to Netflix February 19

I Care a Lot

Comedy / 2020 / R

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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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