50 Best Indie Films

Ditch the mainstream and head for the leftfield

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    • glegs

      Jul 11th 2011, 8:54

      There is never enough praise for Reservoir Dogs. Nice work.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 11th 2011, 10:41

      also Welcome to Collinwood and Cube, oh and Dead Mans Shoes for the non-American list.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 11th 2011, 10:44

      and Moon!

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    • DannyJ9008

      Jul 11th 2011, 12:22

      How did Brick not make this list? or Dead Man's Shoes? or anything by Michel Gondry?

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    • ashleyrhys

      Jul 11th 2011, 12:48

      What about Brick, Moon, Mysterious Skin and The Lookout? A

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    • elgar7

      Jul 11th 2011, 14:42

      You've got Nolan's second film Memeto but not The Following? And not even a mention :O

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    • ashleyrhys

      Jul 11th 2011, 15:52

      What about Brick, Moon, Mysterious Skin and The Lookout? A

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    • MisterAmj

      Jul 11th 2011, 17:10

      No Brick...sigh :(

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    • Porkchopexpress

      Jul 11th 2011, 18:42

      I often wonder about what classifies a film as 'Indie' these days, films funded on body parts, borrowed credit cards and lottery money? Is it the production, the distribution? I'd class 'Clerks', 'El Mariarchi' and the original 'Evil Dead' on those grounds, but any film that isn't made by a major studio is indie? What's the ratio of independent films made to that of major studios? Or is it more a sensibility to stray away from more familiar genres? Oh and 'Gummo' is incomprehensible s**t, weird for the sake of being weird, too many dead cats for my liking. :)

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    • Murphy0806

      Jul 11th 2011, 23:07

      I've been reading these TF features for a while now and more often than not the comments afterwards are criticisms, most of which i agree with. Yes, they are fun to read, but I'm constantly thinking how much thought really goes into them? On a daily basis there are 50 of the best of this 100 of the best of that... In fact not long ago we had the 100 greatest Harry Potter moments... 100? I do enjoy the Harry Potter films but why not just pick 10 of the really good moments and discuss them in a bit more detail. Seems to be more quantity over quality just to get people coming back to the site. Sometimes it seems so rushed they cant even spell correctly, as if there's some TF warlord cracking a whip behind the feature writers shouting 'MORE, MORE, MORE!!!'. Also, didn't another big film mag do a feature very similar to this only a week ago?

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    • joker16

      Jul 14th 2011, 2:23

      No love for Bronson or Valhalla Rising? Shame.

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    • jonnywillis

      Jul 24th 2012, 10:06

      This will get mixed reviews, but what about Frenemy? (Little fish, strange pond)

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    • maringenovski

      Sep 14th 2012, 11:35

      it was a good list overall, but I can't agree with placing Terminator, Reservoir Dogs, Mean Streets, Memento (instead of Following, srsly?!), Sideways so high and Sex Lies and Videotape wasn't that great of a movie after all. I'm a bit surprised not to see more Jarmusch films in this list, besides, Stranger than Paradise and Pi should both have been in the top10. also, as someone pointed Brick definitely should have made the list as well, not to mention Wristcutters, but anyway, it's just my opinion.

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    • anthonyrosado

      Jul 26th 2013, 2:49

      two of these films are about people of color, namely black people. there is something very wrong there. precisely, i'm tired of white-oriented films. it's 2013.

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    • ripb1b

      Sep 3rd 2013, 21:34

      I cringed every time the word hipster was mentioned but I'm grateful The Station Agent was mentioned here. I had been looking for it for months after I had forgotten the title when reading a recommendation for it. I'd expect to be disgusted by the whole "indie cred" shtick on an indie film list but this just feels so forced and fake.

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    • jman500

      Oct 6th 2013, 15:14

      little miss sunshine

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