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20 Great Indie Movies the Oscars Shouldn’t Totally Ignore in 2020

From "Midsommar" to "High Flying Bird," these awards-worthy indies are all low on Oscar buzz.

“Midsommar,” “Gloria Bell,” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”


Indie movies such as “Marriage Story,” “Uncut Gems,” “The Lighthouse,” and “The Farewell” have had a strong presence so far on the awards circuit, and yet they barely skim the surface when it comes to great works of independent cinema this year that deserve to be taken seriously at the Oscars. An Oscar nomination for Harmony Korine? Never going to happen, but movies like “The Beach Bum” and “Midsommar” have such strong craftsmanship on display that to not even discuss them in the context of Oscar season is to overlook some of the best things about movies in 2019.

With Oscar nominations not too far in the distance, IndieWire looks back at the past several months and the indies that deserve a lot more Oscar buzz in a wide array of different categories.

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