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While a bunch of top-notch studio films may steal the spotlight this fall, there a handful of notable indie flicks that shouldn't be missed.

Sometimes the best independent and foreign films can go unnoticed, so we're here to get these critically acclaimed and controversial movies on your radar. From a double dose of sexually heated cougar drama with Naomi Watts and Robin Wright to an Adam Scott-Jane Lynch comedy, there are plenty of indies this season to put on your must-see list.

So take a break from the Leo DiCaprio and George Clooney films and make sure to check our can't-miss independent flicks of the season -- some of them even star your favorite actors (hey James Franco!).

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