10 Most-Anticipated Indie Movies of 2024

Many indie movies get overlooked by mainstream box-office releases. However, true cinema fans won’t be disappointed with this year’s films. Many of these movies are already building anticipation and excitement. As production values rise, so does anticipation for indie movies and the creativity they bring.

1. “Drive Away Dolls” (2024)

Drive-Away Dolls (2024) Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

The Coen Brothers decided to part ways to make their own films. As a result, Drive Away Dolls Ethan Coen’s first film without his brother. This film is only the first of a trilogy of B-movies that he plans to direct. The signature style of the Coen brothers is still present through the comedic crime escapades. Fans are excited to see Ethan’s vision through the movie.

2. “Twisters” (2024)

Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Despite assumptions, Twisters is not a sequel to the 1996 movie Twister. Instead, many believe it to be a reimagining. It’s hard to surpass the iconic tornado of the old film. However, if anyone can do it, it’s director Lee Isaac Chung. People are already on the edge of their seats to see how the director brings the storm to life. Who wouldn’t want to see scientists chasing another tornado?

3. “Nosferatu” (2024)

Nosferatu (2024) Lily-Rose Depp
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Lovers of vampire media will have the time of their lives with this movie. Film lovers are finally getting a remake of the famous 1922 horror movie. The remake couldn’t be in better hands than those of Robert Eggers, the director known for his world-building skills. The entire movie is shot on 35mm film. A unique filter was engineered just for Nosferatu to create the 19th-century atmosphere. Seeing how this cinematic masterpiece plays on the screens will be a wonder.

4. “Challengers” (2024)

Challengers (2024) Zendaya, Josh O'Connor
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.

American actor Zendaya stars in this movie, so it’s no wonder people have already marked their calendars for the film’s release. A love triangle on the surface, Challengers has multiple layers. It’s set in the world of tennis, which adds an exciting twist. More than the average rom-com, Challengers is an authentic, complicated outlook on love.

5. “All of Us Strangers” (2024)

All of Us Strangers (2023) Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal
Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

While it’s appeared in film festivals, the film will finally see its theatrical release this year. Anyone looking to shed more than a few tears can look forward to All of Us Strangers. The blunt perspective on grief and loneliness will cause the audience’s hearts to ache. The movie draws the viewers into the characters’ grief and will leave everyone mesmerized.

6. “The Taste of Things” (2024)

The Taste of Things
Image Credit: Gaumont.

Despite not being released in cinemas, The Taste of Things already won the Best Director prize at Cannes. Anyone with a love for food and cinema will find this a perfect fit. The film uses food to weave a tale of romance and longing among its characters. The kitchen becomes the most intimate setting in the story. Viewers won’t be able to view food the same after. One can’t help but anticipate the delicacies in this film.

7. “The Outrun” (2024)

The Outrun (2024) Saoirse Ronan
Image Credit: StudioCanal.

Most recovery films focus on de-stigmatizing and overcoming addictions. This adaptation of Amy Liprot’s memoir takes a different approach. The Outrun becomes about understanding the life of a person with an addiction. It forces its viewers to view the complexity with empathy and tenderness. With a lead like Saoirse Ronan, people already have high expectations of this film.

8. “I Saw The TV Glow” (2024)

I Saw the TV Glow (2024) Brigette Lundy-Paine, Justice Smith
Image Credit: A24.

The film reminisces about the ’90s in its own surreal way. The plot seems simple: Two teenagers discover their favorite TV show has been canceled. Digging deeper into the plot, the film reveals the bending of reality and dysmorphia. It questions people’s relationships with the media in a horrifying setting. The movie’s uniqueness makes it hard to place in any genre. People will only understand it once they can see it.

9. “Kneecap” (2024)

Kneecap (2024) Rich Peppiatt
Image Credit: Sundance Institute.

Based on a real-life Irish band, Kneecap symbolizes the preservation of the Irish. It pays tribute to the Irish language, which has had historical restrictions in the United Kingdom. A witty political commentary, Kneecap will leave viewers in awe. It presents its narrative and search for identity through music. Many fans wait in anticipation of this musically rich indie film.

10. “Kinds of Kindness” (2024)

Kinds of Kindness
Image Credit: Searchlight Pictures.

Once again, Emma Stone is back with an award-winning performance. Initially, this film was named “AND” until the director changed it to Kinds of Kindness. Despite the name change, it’s already easily identifiable as a contender for one of the best movies this year. The plot is still under wraps. However, fans can expect Lanthimos’ signature dark humor and melodrama.

+ posts