Best Indie Movies

An independent film (or indie film) is a film initially produced without financing or distribution from a major movie studio. Often, films that receive less than 50% of their budget from major studio are also considered "independent." This list is a collection of the greatest Indie films of all time.

The Top Ten

1 Juno Juno Product Image

Love ellen page in this film as well as Michael cera (love his voice) great film.

how can you not like juno?

Laugh out loud indie movies SUCK! Except for Juno

2 Reservoir Dogs Reservoir Dogs Product Image
3 Requiem For A Dream

Devastatingly true-to-life portrayal of the extremes of desire for the common man... It is capable of providing to inception of terror in the minds of most of the young public that passes of getting high as a culture.

This movie is amazing in every way. I watched it first when I was younger, around 10 and I wasn't really sure about it but now that I am older and I have found it I love it and appreciate it very much. Its very truthful about the affects of drugs not just to the body but to the mind. #1 in my book.

Saw it really Great acting, really GREAT movie, must see!

Extremely depressing and disturbing film that should be shown in schools for drug prevention. Very heartbreaking.

4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! / The world forgetting, by the world forgot / Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! / Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd. " -Alexander Pope. Need I say more?

This is absolutely my favorite movie in the entire world. I had to watch it in a film appreciation class my sophomore year of college and It was amazing.

I could just sit and watch this film over and over, a must see! the lake scene is amazing

Really beautiful, interesting movie. I totally could relate to the guy in this one.

5 Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction Product Image

The best film ever made? How old are you? It's not a bad movie but it is certainly not a masterpiece. It's copied after the fifties movies " Kiss me deadly","The killing" and many other past movies. If Tarantino is the most Original screenwriter / director of our time like you wrote and think then you need to start dig deeper in discovering old classics /B-movies. Maybe you will understand afterwards that " Pulp fiction" is too overrated to be called the best film ever made.

Considering this may be the best film ever made, it definitely is an insult that it isn't in the top 10.

Pulp Fiction is one the grestest films ever made.
Quentin Tarantino is one of the best screenwriter/directors.
There's no way Pulp Fiction isn't top 10.

6 Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Sunshine Product Image

Such a beautiful, well-written script, and contains one of the best scenes in film history, delivered by Paul Dano

I love this movie! My favorite part is at the end when they're all dancing... Best movie ever!

It's one of my favourite movies of all time. Funny without being silly, and well acted. Great.

My absolute favorite movie. I could watch it a million times

7 Garden State

since I met the love of my life, the movie has become our lifeline. we can both relate to it in every possible way. zach braff is the most amazing human being on this planet. this is ultimately number two best movie of all time. first being the wizard of oz

Simply amazing! The actors are great, the music is splendid, the photography is wonderful, and the scenario and dialogue are perfect. I've never seen a movie I love that much.

the sweetest love story ever made - without it being campy. its honest and real and open ended. amazing soundtrack including the shins, iron & wine, and imogen heap.

This Movie I could seriously watch over and over and over again! What is even more impressive is that zach Braff wrote and directed this, he is pure genius! seriously hard to pick a #1

8 (500) Days of Summer (500) Days of Summer Product Image

The "Expectations vs Reality" scene with the split-screen is honestly the best scene I have ever watched.

Beautiful movie! One of the best I've ever seen! Could make a person feel so many emotions, was hilarious, romantic and just amazing!

Its my favorite movie ever! The pair has great chemistry, and the film consists of really good music and really relatable quotes. "I love us."

Great music. Great story. Great actors. Just simply an amazing film! I could honestly say it's my favorite movie!

9 Eraserhead Eraserhead Product Image
10 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom Product Image

The Contenders

11 Boyhood Boyhood Product Image
12 Good Will Hunting Good Will Hunting Product Image

A true masterpiece. It's as compelling as it is entertaining. As an university professor, I had a student like the one in this film.

It makes me a little surprised to see Saló above this masterpiece. Sure, Saló is a masterpiece too, but this film had a lot more meaning and feeling put into it. It's not all disturbing stuff (Unlike Human Centipede two.).

13 Clerks Clerks Product Image

It’s my favorite movie

Dante Hicks has a bad day at work, and he’s not even supposed to be there today.
Talk about living the dream! Kevin Smith broke free of shiftwork drudgery by actually making a movie in his workplace.

14 The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence Product Image
15 The Passion of the Christ The Passion of the Christ Product Image

So deeply passionate that it actually hurt to watch at times but is a must see. Very moving - unforgettable

More real than the usual portrayal.

16 The Royal Tennenbaums

Best movie in this list. Not the most commercial one, but with the unique Wes Anderson style that makes this movie great.

Great Wes anderson movie! You got to love his style. Great acting by Mr. Wilson, and a good storyline. What would you expect more from a movie?

How does everyone praise this show?!

17 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Product Image
18 Trainspotting

Must see film! It takes place in Scotland and tells the story of heroine addicts. Arty vibes and has a cult following in the punk subculture.

omg... pitch black comedy... at its best!!!

19 Ichi the Killer Ichi the Killer Product Image

I loved this film. This is one of the Foreign films that got me hooked on this Genre!

Genius and Brutal Film by Takashi Miike, maybe not his Best Work, but really good.

20 Mean Streets Mean Streets Product Image
21 Do the Right Thing Do the Right Thing Product Image

This epic 1989 masterpiece is one of top five favorites of that year. Spike Lee directs this classic critically-acclaimed, yet controversial film about the doomed partnership between Mookie the pizza delivery man (Spike Lee), and the pizza store manager Sal (Oscar Nominee Danny Aiello), racial stereotypes and urban life in a racially divided town of Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn on the hottest day of the summer, which consists of mostly Black residents with a mixture of some whites and Hispanics, all of which would later precipitate a string of events that would lead to the violence later in the film. We also get a cocktail of comedy as well as drama. Granted, the were scenes in the film that were laughable, compared to the mostly dramatic scenes, including the riot sequence that eventually results in tragedy. I won't say what is is because not everybody's seen it. This would also make the dark comedy genre because of its raw subject matter, including the non-stop f-bombs heard ...more

22 Donnie Darko Donnie Darko Product Image

Donnie Darko is one of the best cult classics of its time because well.. It was way before its time. The beauty of its meaning is ridiculing and interesting all the while giving you a familiar setting. There isn't one second of that movie that had me disinterested. Great acting and best of all, amazing movie.

Time travel at best. Donnie Darko is my favorite movie of all time. It has a shocking ending and keeps you wanting more. It is a must see if you enjoy a creepy mind thrill. You wont be able to watch it just once. Trust me.

One of the greatest movies I've ever seen. You go through the movie believing that Donnie is crazy and in the end everyone else is in the wrong. Must see.

Greatest movie of all time, most sophisticated plot and mind blowing storyline ever.

23 Thumbsucker
24 Closer

Amazing performances by all and a storyline to tear your heart out. Definitely a "must see! "

25 Cannibal Holocaust Cannibal Holocaust Product Image

"This one is for the gore fans." Grindhouse films have a unique feel to them and Cannibal Holocaust is no exception. A early example of a found footage film, this movie should not be ignored by any means. It really makes you question who is really civilised.

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