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List of All Indie Movies

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An independent films list. Every indie movie listed can be sorted by title, actor, and year. This list of all indie movies is diverse and covers every genre of independent movie. Feel free to import this list and make your own ranker list of indie films. Also, if you like indie movies, you might also like some equally cool indie folk bands.

What are some examples of indie movies? For starters, some of the greatest movies of all time are indie movies. That said, those films include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Chasing Amy and Brokeback Mountain. All of these are considered some of the best of their genre and certainly among the best indie films. 
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  • 21 Grams

    21 Grams

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

    A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

    Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum

    Released2006

    Directed byDito Montiel

    A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a 2006 American drama film based on a 2001 memoir of the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • A Man for All Seasons

    A Man for All Seasons

    John Hurt, Orson Welles

    Released1966

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film based on Robert Bolt's play of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • A Mighty Wind

    A Mighty Wind

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2003

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    A Mighty Wind is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy-drama film about a folk music reunion... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #261 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#53 of 125 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands

    Released1974

    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    A Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Aisha and Rahul

    Aisha and Rahul

    Jas Dhanda, Zahir Gilani

    Released2009

    Directed byMukesh Asopa, Milind Swamy

    Aisha and Rahul is the first film of Asopa Films Incorporation, Twinkle Productions and Asopa... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon

    Released1984

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    Amadeus - Directors Cut is a 1984 biography drama film written by Peter Shaffer and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Mendes

    American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • American History X

    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Kaye

    American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • American Splendor

    American Splendor

    Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

    American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Amores perros

    Amores perros

    Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza

    Released2000

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    Amores perros is a 2000 Mexican drama thriller film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Barcelona

    Barcelona

    Mira Sorvino, Thomas Gibson

    Released1994

    Directed byWhit Stillman

    Barcelona is a 1994 comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman and set in Barcelona,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Beautiful Girls

    Beautiful Girls

    Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman

    Released1996

    Directed byTed Demme

    Beautiful Girls is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ted Demme from a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #254 of 261 The Best Ensemble Movies#15 of 25 The Greatest Band Cameos In Movie History

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

    Released1995

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #685 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#108 of 125 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

    Released2004

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Before Sunset is a 2004 American romantic drama film, the sequel to Before Sunrise. Like its... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt

    Released1999

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film written by Charlie Kaufman and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Blair Witch Project

    Blair Witch Project

    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard

    Released1999

    Directed byDaniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

    The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Blood Simple

    Blood Simple

    Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand

    Released1984

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Blood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

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  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Buffalo Soldiers

    Buffalo Soldiers

    Anna Paquin, Idris Elba

    Released2001

    Directed byGregor Jordan

    Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 satire film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor, which... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Campanadas a medianoche

    Campanadas a medianoche

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  • Chasing Amy

    Chasing Amy

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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