The Best Indie Movies 2013 Films
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The Best Indie Movies 2013

List of the best indie movies of 2013, as ranked by movie enthusiasts and film critics. Usually the films that get the most attention are those with major studio backing and large marketing budgets. Therefore the biggest grossing movies are often ones starring superheroes, action stars, and familiar faces. Indie movies are usually labors of love, made on small budgets,with virtually no marketing. It’s very rare that indie movies get to shine like studio films. However, 2013 was a spectacular year for indie movies. Many of the 2013 indie movies made lots of money, got award season buzz, and attracted massive talent.

 

The best indie movies released in 2013 had a wide range of talent, scoring directors like Woody Allen and Joss Whedon. Films like Blue Jasmine, Frances Ha, and Twelve Years a Slave have received tons of Oscar buzz,especially for their lead actors. Movies like Short Term 12 and Fruitvale Station feature fresh actors, directors, and other talent that are just now seeing their first successful film.

 

What are the best indie movies of 2013? While there are plenty of options to choose from this year, the films on this list are the indie movies that will be remembered for decades to come. To vote on more films, check out Ranker's list of the best movies of 2013.

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    Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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    Steve McQueen

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    Nebraska

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    Jeff Nichols

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    The Way, Way Back

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    Fruitvale Station

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    Blackfish

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    Frances Ha

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    Richard Linklater

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    new! The Spectacular Now

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    Destin Daniel Cretton

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    Blue Jasmine

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    Blue Is the Warmest Color

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    The East

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    All Is Lost

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    Twenty Feet from Stardom

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    Joss Whedon

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    Shane Carruth

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    Stories We Tell

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    Unfinished Song

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    Ariel Vromen

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    The Act of Killing

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    Fill the Void

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    The Great Beauty

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    Michael Lembeck

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