Independent films are growing more popular than ever before. Our movie critic Chris Allen shares his 10 must-see indie films streaming right now on Netflix.
LIST COMPILED BY CHRIS ALLEN, KSHB-TV #10 - Compliance (2012) : One of the most disturbing films in recent memory. Compliance is horrifying. There's no graphic, brutal violence... just uncomfortable moments of realistic terror. It's simply chilling.
LIST COMPILED BY CHRIS ALLEN, KSHB-TV ( @ChrisAllenNBCTV ) #11 - The Trip (2010) Steve Coogan is flat-out funny in everything he does. The Trip is a hilarious buddy film where two friends tour the finest restaurants across the country. Together, Rob Brydon and Coogan deliver non-stop laughs.
#8 Trainspotting (1996) : This Oscar-nominated film from Danny Boyle is a feast for the eyes. It contains some of the most ridiculous drug scenes you will ever see. Trainspotting is credited with jump-starting Ewan McGregor's career in Hollywood.
# 7 Lost in Translation (2003) : Sofia Coppola earned her first Oscar for writing this independent gem. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson have intriguing chemistry. Lost in Translation was also nominated for three more Oscars including Best Picture.
#6 Mud (2012) : Matthew McConaughey has proven himself as one of the best actors in recent years. He made the switch to indie films and look what happened... he got an Oscar. He delivers yet another captivating performance in Mud .
#5 Fish Tank (2009) : Two reasons you need to see Fish Tank ; Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender. The two actors are flawless in this coming of age story, that takes place in the slums of the UK. Fish Tank won the BAFTA award for Best British Film.
#4 Blue Valentine (2010) : Ryan Gosling got robbed of an Oscar nomination for his powerful performance in Blue Valentine . Gosling and Michelle Williams keep your attention through a two-hour emotional slugfest. It's heartbreaking, yet touching.
#3 The Way (2010) : A modern day Wizard of Oz tale. The Way focuses on the journey to finding yourself and the friends you make along the way. Emilio Estevez directs this compelling piece of art. It's definitely worth watching over and over again.
#2 Like Crazy (2011) : It's the most realistic portrayal of a long distance relationship. The film dives deep into the heartbreaking truth to growing up and growing apart. Like Crazy also took home two awards at Sundance. It's simply extraordinary.
#1 Fargo (1996) : The Coen Brothers have established themselves as two of the great storytellers of our generation. It's a brilliant cinematic experience that you will never forget. Fargo is a modern masterpiece. Follow me on twitter: @ChrisAllenNBCTV