IMDb's Independent Top 50

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Independent is not a strict genre category, but is rather a grouping of films that are financed outside the regular channels of big production companies. Not being tied to those production companies, independent films often dare to tread outside the more familiar paths used by those companies.

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    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 37 top lists Check
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    Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

    1966 — a.k.a. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, in 25 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    Se7en

    1995, in 25 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 30 top lists Check
  6. 6 +1

    The Usual Suspects

    1995, in 21 top lists Check
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    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 21 top lists Check
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 22 top lists Check
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    Memento

    2000, in 24 top lists Check
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    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 35 top lists Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 33 top lists Check
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    Paths of Glory

    1957, in 25 top lists Check
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 27 top lists Check
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    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 20 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 25 top lists Check
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    Amadeus

    1984, in 22 top lists Check
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    A Woman Under the Influence

    1974, in 15 top lists Check
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    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    1998, in 7 top lists Check
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
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    Klaus

    2019, in 7 top lists
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    The Message

    1976 — a.k.a. Mohammad: Messenger of God, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 25 top lists Check
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    Fargo

    1996, in 25 top lists Check
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    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
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    Into the Wild

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
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    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    2003, in 15 top lists Check
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    Trainspotting

    1996, in 17 top lists Check
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    Rush

    2013, in 6 top lists Check
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    Hotel Rwanda

    2004, in 10 top lists Check
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    Amores perros

    2000 — a.k.a. Amores Perros, in 15 top lists Check
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    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 27 top lists Check
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    Fitzcarraldo

    1982, in 13 top lists Check
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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 14 top lists Check
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    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 19 top lists Check
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    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 26 top lists Check
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    Sin City

    2005, in 10 top lists Check
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    Dances with Wolves

    1990, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Graduate

    1967, in 27 top lists Check
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    The King's Speech

    2010, in 11 top lists Check
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    Before Sunset

    2004, in 14 top lists Check
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    Akira

    1988, in 18 top lists Check
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    Manbiki kazoku

    2018 — a.k.a. Shoplifters, in 6 top lists
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    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 13 top lists Check
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    Sling Blade

    1996, in 1 top list Check
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    Dancer in the Dark

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
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    Serbuan maut 2: Berandal

    2014 — a.k.a. The Raid 2, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Straight Story

    1999, in 10 top lists Check
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    Bin-jip

    2004 — a.k.a. 3-Iron, in 8 top lists Check
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    Secrets & Lies

    1996, in 14 top lists Check
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