Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%
Opening Box Office: $3.52 Million
Second indie on the list, and first legitimate Oscar contender. “The Kids Are All Right” is a terrifically-acted film about lesbian parents and the children they have raised. Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star as the lead couple, and it won the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for Best Feature Film. Not sure why this strikes me as particularly influential.