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10 little-known movies (Nov. '17)

So you don’t get excited for the huge Hollywood blockbusters but have a hard time figuring out which great indie movies are airing on Netflix? Problem solved: check out these 10 little-known movies we recommend you to watch in November!

All movies are higly-rated and currently streaming on Netflix USA. Did you watch one and highly enjoyed it? Let the rest of us know in the comment section!

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  1. Closet Monster (2016)

    Closet Monster

    A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

    Directed by Stephen Dunn
  2. Waking Life (2001)

    Waking Life

    Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

    Directed by Richard Linklater
  3. Amal (2007)

    Amal

    Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's humility, bequeaths him his entire estate before passing away. With only one month to discover and claim the inheritance, Amal's struggles with duty and wealth are threatened by all those around him - from a young injured beggar girl and a lovely store merchant, to the danger of the old man's upper-caste friends and siblings, all seeking to claim their share of the riches.

    Directed by Richie Mehta
  4. Tracks (2014)

    Tracks

    Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.

    Directed by John Curran
  5. Mr. Nobody (2010)

    Mr. Nobody

    Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

    Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
  6. Night Owls (2015)

    Night Owls

    After workaholic Kevin has a drunken one night stand with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline, he's horrified to discover that she's actually his boss' jilted ex-mistress. When she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake... and over the course of the night the two begin to fall for each other.

    Directed by Charles Hood
  7. Half Nelson (2006)

    Half Nelson

    Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.

    Directed by Ryan Fleck
  8. Fruitvale Station (2013)

    Fruitvale Station

    The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

    Directed by Ryan Coogler
  9. In Your Eyes (2014)

    In Your Eyes

    East Coast housewife Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) lives a comfortable, sheltered life, but she always knew there was something special about herself. Charismatic ex-con Dylan (Michael Stahl-David) has paid his debt to society and is ready for a fresh start in New Mexico, including a burgeoning flirtation with local good-time-gal Donna (Nikki Reed). When the two polar opposites realize they are strangely connected, an utterly unique metaphysical romance begins in Brin Hill’s sweet and smart film, which star Zoe Kazan aptly described as “Joss Whedon does Nicholas Sparks.”

    Directed by Brin Hill
  10. Weekend (2011)

    Weekend

    After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

    Directed by Andrew Haigh