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Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2017. Many visitors to the site have e-mailed asking for recommendations and/or reviews of independent movies. The members of the Chlotrudis Awards Nominating Committee see lots of independent films and on the Chlotrudis Comments page, we will share our thoughts or reviews of the year's movies. Underlined films lead to Chlotrudis reviews. If you have a suggestion, or a film you'd like to see commented on by Chlotrudis Members, send us an e-mail. Now let's get on with the comments!

Take a look at the reviews for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001

* indicates availability on DVD

+ indicates availbility streaming


* 3 Generations The 5th Kind
6 Days 9/11 12 Chom Sao: Vea Duong Cho Yeu Chay
13 Minutes 27 Matches * 2:22

Across the Line
Adam K
After Love
* Aftermath Against the Night
Alien Reign of Man
* Alive and Kicking (d)

* Alone in Berlin * The Assignment Austin Found

Baby Steps
The Bad Batch Band Aid
Banjos, Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers (d)
Beach Rats * Beatriz at Dinner
Because of Grácia Before the Sun Explodes
The Beguiled

* Berlin Syndrome Beware the Lake * Bitter Harvest
Black Sabbath: The End of the End (d)
* The Blackcoat's Daughter * Blind
*+ Bokeh The Book of Henry * The Book of Love
A Boy Called Po Brad's Status
Brick Madness
Brigsby Bear Broken Chain

Bugs (d) Bumpin Uglies
Bushwick + Buster's Mal Heart * The Bye Bye Man

California Typewriter (d)
Camera Obscura * Carrie Pilby
Case 137 Castle Hill (d) *+ Catfight
+ Chasing Coral (d)
Chasing the Dragon
* Chuck
Churchill City of Ghosts (d) Clarity
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (d)

* Colossal
Columbus * The Comedian The Commune
* The Crash Crown Heights Cut Shoot Kill

Dan's Humongous Apartment Dark Light of Day
A Dark Song
Dave Made a Maze
* Day of Days * Dean
*+ Detour * The Dinner The Discarded
Do It Like an Hombre
Do You Take This Man? Dolores (d)
The Domicile Don't Sleep
* Drone

Easy Living
Embargo (d)
Enduring: A Mother's Story
* Everybody Loves Somebody Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (d)

Few and Far Between
The First Date
* First Kill
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Rememberes The Force (d) From Nowhere
From the Land of the Moon Fun Mom Dinner The Future Perfect

A Gentleman * Ghost House
A Ghost Story
* The Girl With All the Gifts Girls Tyme: Making a Child of Destiny (d)
Go North Good Day
Good Time
Goon: Last of the Enforcers
Grainne Uaile: The Movie Granny of the Dead

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki + Headshot A Heartbeat Away from Destiny: The Michael Montgomery Story (d)
* The Hero * Hickok Hidden Assets
hitched The Hitman's Bodyguard

I Am Another You (d)
* I Am Not Your Negro (d) I Do... Until I Don't
In Search of Fellini

In This Corner of the World An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (d) Incruentus
Infniity Chamber
Ingrid Goes West The Intervention

The Jackson 5... Million (d) Jeepers Creepers III
Jesus Joey's Show Will Go On (d)
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (d) Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamonds are Unbreakable - Chapter 1 The Journey
Judwaa 2

Kedi (d)
Kaha Bhulna Sakchu
Kiki (d)

Kill Me Please
* Kill Switch Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (d)

Lady Macbeth
Landline Las Vegas Vietnam: The Movie
* The Last Word The Layover
Legend of the Naga Pearls
Lemon The Limehouse Golem
Literally, Right Before Adam
The Lonely Italian (d) * The Lost City of Z Lost in Paris
Love Snoia * The Lovers Loving Vincent
*+ Lovesong Lowriders Lucky
The Lure

Machines (d)
Making Moves
* Manifesto
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (d)
Marjorie Prime Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Maudie * Mean Dreams
Media Studies Memoir of a Murderer
Mike Boy
* Mine The Monster Project
* Mune: Guardian of the Moon * My Cousin Rachel * My Life as a Zucchini

+ Naked
Napping Princess
The Nieghborhood
The Nile Hilton Incident Nocturama * Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Obit (d)
Of the Oak (d)
Once Upon a Time
* Once Upon a Time in Venice One on One (d) The Only Living Boy in New York
Open Water 3: Cage Dive
The Ornithologist

Paranoia Tapes
* Paris Can Wait Past Life
The Pathological Optimist (d)

Patti Cake$
Person to Person Personal Shopper
Pilgrimage Planetarium Polina
Pop Aye
Poster Boys
Punching Henry
Pure Country Pure Heart

The Queen of Spain
* Queen of the Desert A Question of Faith
* A Quiet Passion

* Railroad Tigers
* Rapture
Rat Film (d)
* Raw Rebel in the Rye Rebels on Pointe (d)
Red Christmas Red Trees (d)
* The Red Turtle
* Red White Black & Blue (d) Resurface (d) Risk

S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
* The Salesman Santoalla (d)
School Life (d)
Score: A Film Music Documentary (d) * The Sense of an Ending
Served Like a Girl (d) Set Free Posse: Jesus Freaks, Biker Gang or Christian Cult? (d) The Shopkeeper (d)
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (d) Signature Move
Sky Sharks
* Sleight * Song to Song
* Spark: A Space Tail The Spartan Chronicles Spyder
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars
Step (d) Strange Weather
Strong Island (d)
Super Dark Times
Swim Team (d)

* T2: Trainspotting
* Table 19 Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (d)
A Taxi Driver Te Ata

* Their Finest Theron Madison's Blue
* This Beautiful Fantastic The Tiger Hunter
To Love the Soul of a Woman
Tokyo Ghoul Tomorrow Echoes Toxic Lullaby/Gone with the Dead The Movie
The Trip to Spain Trophy (d) True to the Game

* Undercover Grandpa
* Underworld: Blood Wars Unhinged
* A United Kingdom The Unknown Girl
The UnMiracle

Valley of Bones
The Vault * The Veil
Vengeance: A Love Story
Viceroy's House Victoria and Abdul
The Villainess * The Void

* Wakefield
Walking Bear, Running Wolf
The Wall
We Are Family The Wedding Plan Wheeler
Whose Streets (d) The Wilde Wedding * Wilson
Wind River Window Horses
The Wolfes
Wolves Woodpeckers Woodshock
The Wound WTF!

Year by the Sea
* Youth in Oregon

Festival Films

Ineligible Films