100 American Independent Films (BFI Screen Guide)

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The top 100 American independent films as sleected by Jason Wood, author of BFI Screen Guides' "100 American Independent Films."

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    Angel City

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    Another Girl Another Planet

    1992, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bad Lieutenant

    1992, in 4 top lists Check
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    Badlands

    1973, in 20 top lists Check
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    Being John Malkovich

    1999, in 13 top lists Check
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    Billy Jack

    1971, in 1 top list Check
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    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
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    Blood Simple.

    1984, in 7 top lists Check
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    Boogie Nights

    1997, in 10 top lists Check
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    Born in Flames

    1983, in 2 top lists Check
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    Boys Don't Cry

    1999, in 4 top lists Check
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    Boyz n the Hood

    1991 — a.k.a. Boys in the Hood, in 5 top lists Check
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    Brick

    2005, in 6 top lists Check
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    Buffalo '66

    1998, in 5 top lists Check
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    Candy Mountain

    1987, in 1 top list Check
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    Chain

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chan Is Missing

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
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    Clean, Shaven

    1993, in 2 top lists Check
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    Clerks

    1994, in 5 top lists Check
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    Crumb

    1994, in 10 top lists Check
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    Daughters of the Dust

    1991, in 3 top lists Check
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    Detour

    1945, in 12 top lists Check
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    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 18 top lists Check
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    Dont Look Back

    1967, in 9 top lists Check
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    Drugstore Cowboy

    1989, in 4 top lists Check
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    Easy Rider

    1969, in 16 top lists Check
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    Eating Raoul

    1982, in 1 top list Check
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    El mariachi

    1992, in 3 top lists Check
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    Eraserhead

    1977, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
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    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    1965 — a.k.a. The Leather Girls, in 7 top lists Check
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    Gas, Food Lodging

    1992, in 1 top list Check
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    George Washington

    2000, in 3 top lists Check
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    Girlfight

    2000, in 1 top list Check
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    Go Fish

    1994, in 1 top list Check
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    Gummo

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
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    Half Nelson

    2006, in 1 top list Check
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    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    1986, in 4 top lists Check
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    Hoop Dreams

    1994, in 13 top lists Check
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    In Search of a Midnight Kiss

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    In the Company of Men

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
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    Junebug

    2005, in 1 top list Check
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    Juno

    2007, in 9 top lists Check
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    Kids

    1995, in 3 top lists Check
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    Killer of Sheep

    1978, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Kill-Off

    1989, in 1 top list Check
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    The Last Seduction

    1994, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Living End

    1992, in 1 top list Check
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    Living in Oblivion

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
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    Lonesome Cowboys

    1968 — a.k.a. Horse, in 1 top list Check
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