Top 100 Best Indie Movies Of All Time

Greatest Indie Movies Ever Made

What are the best Indie movies? When the Hollywood film community evolved in the early 1900s, most of the power of film making came into the hand of major film studios. By the end of 1940s the 3 major film studios Warner Bros, Paramount and Walt Disney studios were sharing most profits of film released every year. This set a trend and production code within Hollywood where certain limits were not meant to be crossed by directors and major production houses. The budget of the film, the theme and plot of the film, characters,actors almost every thing was controlled by the production company and director has no control over the film. This formula was successful until 1960s where big budget movies like war movies and musicals were a huge success at box office.

However, by 1960s many directors and film makers considered to step out of the normal trend to overcome the limits and control imposed over them. Small Production companies were established where low budget films were funded and promoted by the film makers. This led to a rise in violence and $ex shown in films. Interestingly such movies were liked and praised by fans as the films shown the raw and brutal face of life which was earlier hidden under the melodious tones of major studio films. This trend was called as independent film making and the trend on a rise in horror and sci fi genre.

A huge boom in indie film making came during the 90s where directors like Quentin Tarantino and actors like Bruce Willis and Tim Robbins became world icon after starring in several indie movies. With the fall in the prices of film making equipment and camera the indie film making came to its peak. Almost every year hundreds of Independent films are released and showcased at various film festivals. Many of them even compete with mainstream films and became a huge box office success.

Here we have made a list of 100 greatest indie films of all time:

100. The V!rg!n Su!c!des
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99. Syriana
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98. Pandorum
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97. Billy Elliot
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96. Ghost World
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95. Carrie
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94. Mad Max
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93. Four Weddings and Funeral
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92. Paths of Glory
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91. Raising Arizona
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90. This Is Spinal Tap
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89. Buried
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88. Chasing Amy
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87. Dirty Dancing
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86. Hard Candy
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85. Evil Dead
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84. Paranormal Activity
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83. Resident Evil Series
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82. Pitch Black
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81. BoogieNights
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80. The English Patient
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79. Dazed and Confused
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78. Rounders
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77. Blue Velvet
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76. A Nightmare on Elm Street
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75. Sunshine
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74. Sideways
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73. Cube
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72. Pi
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71. Phone booth
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70. Robocop
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69. Whats Eating Gilbert Grape?
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68. The Royal Tenenbaums
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67. The Passion of the Christ
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66. Closer
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65. Natural Born Killers
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64. Before Sunset
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63. K-Pax
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62. The Girl With Dragon tattoo (2009)
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61. The Blair Witch Project
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60. From Dusk Til Dawn
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59. Scream
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58. Thank you for Smoking
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57. The Bondoock Saints
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56. Clerks.
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55. Dances With Wolves
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54. First Blood
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53.Dogma
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52. 21 Grams
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51. Jackie Brown
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50. Gangs of New York
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49. Training Day
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48. Lost in Translation
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47. Collateral
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46. Amores Perros
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45. The Man From Earth
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44. Halloween
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43. The Hurt Locker
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42. The Breakfast Club
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41. Moon
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40. Mulholland Drive
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39. The Graduate
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38. Leon: The Professional
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37. The Machinist
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36. Being John Malkovich
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35. Magnolia
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34. Platoon
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33. The Game
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32. Dumb and Dumber
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31. Requiem Of a Dream
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30. Into the Wild
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29. American Psycho
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28. Dr. Strangelove
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27. Amadeus
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26. Hotel Rwanda
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25. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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24. Little Miss Sunshine
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23. Trainspotting
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22. Saw
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21. The Illusionist
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20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
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19. Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
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18. Crash
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17. Shaun of the Dead
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16. Psycho
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15. Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind
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14. Apocalypse Now
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13. Juno
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12. Fargo
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11. Kill Bill Series
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10. The Usual Suspects
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9. American History X
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8. Donnie Darko
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7. The Big Lebowski
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6. American Beauty
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5. Memento
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4. Se7en
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3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
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2. Reservoir Dogs
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1. Pulp Fiction
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Do you think Indie films are way better than major studio films? Have you ever seen an Indie film at a film festival? Which Independent film festival have you attended?

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