IMDb's Independent Top 50

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An official iCheckMovies list.

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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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    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
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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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    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 35 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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    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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    The Message

    1976 — a.k.a. Mohammad: Messenger of God, in 7 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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    Trainspotting

    1996, in 17 top lists Check
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    Rush

    2013, in 6 top lists Check
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    Before Sunset

    2004, in 16 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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    Dances with Wolves

    1990, in 16 top lists Check
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    Do the Right Thing

    1989, in 24 top lists Check
  30. 41 -2

    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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    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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    The Straight Story

    1999, in 10 top lists Check
  35. 50 -1

    Bin-jip

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