Best Indie Movies

JanadelM

I am offering picks of the bravest, most innovative, and most creative films ever.

The Top Ten

1
Empire

Empire is a 1964 silent, black-and-white film made by Andy Warhol. It consists of eight hours and five minutes of continuous slow motion footage of the Empire State Building in New York City. Abridged showings of the film were never allowed, and supposedly the very unwatchability of the film was an important part of the reason the film was created.


The Blair Witch Project
2The Blair Witch Project

Pieced together from amateur footage and relates the story of three student filmmakers. The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American psychological horror film, written and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. Horrific without showing any horror.


3Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Fear Eats the Soul
4Fear Eats the Soul

Fassbinder's greatest film, the story of a doomed romance between an ageing German woman and a young Moroccan immigrant. The director shot it quickly, in 15 days, though that was quite long enough to tell bitter truths about the xenophobic society in which his characters live.


The Magnificent Ambersons
5The Magnificent Ambersons

Even in its truncated form - whole scenes were irretrievably lost - this story of a noble family's decline is one of Welles's greatest achievements. Tim Holt as the spoilt son and Agnes Moorehead as his tragically disillusioned aunt are, as the title says, magnificent.


There Will Be Blood
6There Will Be Blood

Avisionary fable of oil, greed and blood that confirms Paul Thomas Anderson as a true original. There is nothing else like this in movies.


Dancer In The Dark
7Dancer In The Dark

Dancer in the Dark is a 2000 Danish musical drama film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Icelandic singer Björk.
It was shot with a handheld cameras.


L'enfant
8L'enfant

With their handheld close-ups, long follow-shots, and nerve-jangling plots"that “Dardennes-like” became an acceptable term of art among cineastes in the ’00s. Flush with the spoils of a recent robbery, Renier treats his makeshift family to a spree, but when the money runs out, Renier brokers a business deal that is, at minimum, unconscionable.


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