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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    Brazil

    1985, in 20 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    1978, in 16 top lists Check
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    Moon

    2009, in 5 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 20 top lists Check
  5. 46 -1

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  6. 45 +1

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Breakfast Club

    1985, in 12 top lists Check
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    Boogie Nights

    1997, in 11 top lists Check
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    Call Me by Your Name

    2017, in 7 top lists
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    Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

    1958 — a.k.a. Elevator to the Gallows, in 9 top lists Check
  11. 40 +1

    Opening Night

    1977, in 5 top lists Check
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    Le cercle rouge

    1970 — a.k.a. Le Cercle Rouge, in 10 top lists Check
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    Vozvrashchenie

    2003 — a.k.a. The Return, in 13 top lists Check
  14. 37 -1

    Bin-jip

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

    1996, in 13 top lists Check
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    Persepolis

    2007, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Straight Story

    1999, in 10 top lists Check
  18. 33 +1

    Dancer in the Dark

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  19. 32 +1

    Serbuan maut 2: Berandal

    2014 — a.k.a. The Raid 2, in 3 top lists Check
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    Before Sunset

    2004, in 14 top lists Check
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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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    The King's Speech

    2010, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Graduate

    1967, in 27 top lists Check
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    Dances with Wolves

    1990, in 15 top lists Check
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    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 18 top lists Check
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    Fitzcarraldo

    1982, in 13 top lists Check
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    Amores perros

    2000 — a.k.a. Amores Perros, in 15 top lists Check
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    Akira

    1988, in 20 top lists Check
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    Hotel Rwanda

    2004, in 10 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 16 top lists Check
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Message

    1976 — a.k.a. Mohammad: Messenger of God, in 7 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 6 top lists Check
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
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    Amadeus

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 25 top lists Check
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    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 24 top lists Check
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    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 19 top lists Check
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    Memento

    2000, in 24 top lists Check
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    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 37 top lists Check
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    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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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 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 24 top lists Check
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    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 35 top lists Check
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