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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

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn
    21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González...  more

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter
    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley...  more

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  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

    Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum
    A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a 2006 American drama film based on a 2001 memoir of the...  more
  • A Man for All Seasons

    John Hurt, Orson Welles
    A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film based on Robert Bolt's play of...  more

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  • A Mighty Wind

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge
    A Mighty Wind is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy-drama film about a folk music reunion...  more

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  • A Woman Under the Influence

    Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands
    A Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John...  more
  • Aisha and Rahul

    Jas Dhanda, Zahir Gilani
    Aisha and Rahul is the first film of Asopa Films Incorporation, Twinkle Productions and Asopa...  more
  • Amadeus

    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon
    Amadeus is a 1984 American period biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and adapted...  more

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  • American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening
    American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive...  more

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  • American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong
    American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David...  more

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  • American Splendor

    Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm
    American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the...  more

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  • Amores perros

    Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza
    Amores perros is a 2000 Mexican drama thriller film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu...  more

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  • Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford
    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced...  more

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  • Barcelona

    Mira Sorvino, Thomas Gibson
    Barcelona is a 1994 comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman and set in Barcelona,...  more
  • Beautiful Girls

    Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman
    Beautiful Girls is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ted Demme from a...  more

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  • Before Sunrise

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
    Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and...  more

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  • Before Sunset

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
    Before Sunset is a 2004 American romantic drama film, the sequel to Before Sunrise. Like its...  more

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  • Being John Malkovich

    Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt
    Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film written by Charlie Kaufman and...  more

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  • Blair Witch Project

    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard
    The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and...  more

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  • Blood Simple

    Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand
    Blood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It...  more

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  • Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg
    Boogie Nights is a 1997 American historical drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas...  more

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  • Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal
    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a...  more

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  • Buffalo Soldiers

    Anna Paquin, Idris Elba
    Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 satire film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor, which...  more
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  • Chasing Amy

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
    Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The...  more

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