Indie Movies

Indie Movies - It's a Wonderful Life
Still of James Stewart as George Bailey | It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) | RKO Radio Pictures

Not Salt Popcorn’s Indie Movies Fun Fact

At $3.7 million, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) was a very expensive independent movie production. In its initial box office run, It’s a Wonderful Life made a domestic return of only $3.3 million but it has since gained a reputation as an all-time Christmas classic.

What are Indie Movies?

Indie movies or independent films as the were originally referred to are comprised of values that steer away from conventional high budget film-making.

As a result, indie movies tend to comprise of the following features:

  • The plot follows everyday people in realistic narratives.
  • The movie is often very stylised.
  • The soundtrack complements the two features above and will typically consist of independent bands or solo artists.
  • The film is lower in budget and tends to feature actors that aren’t consistently in higher Hollywood budget movies.
  • Check out our indie movie reviews below:


Five Best - Actor Winners Five of the Best - Photo by Alan Light

Five of the Best Actor Winners

And the award for best actor goes to. In time for The Oscars, Not Salt Popcorn gives a rundown of Five of the Best Actor winners in any given category.

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  • February 23, 2017
Hacksaw Ridge

Road to the Oscars 2017 – 89th Academy Awards

Who will win at this year’s Oscars? The nominations are in and Not Salt Popcorn gives its verdict on everything Oscars. Who the winners might be and why.

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  • February 1, 2017
Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic features a powerhouse performance from Viggo Mortensen as a widowed father of six, who live in the wilderness of Washington state.

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  • September 26, 2016
Five of the Best - Biopics

Five of the Best – Biopics

Not Salt Popcorn’s countdown of the very best film has to offer. In this blog we will be looking at the best biopics in the last thirty years to reach cinemas globally.

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  • March 1, 2016