This list contains information on the best indie drama movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best indie drama films come in many forms. Some indie drama movies are based on family conflicts while other good indie drama films feature mobsters, murderers, and mayhem. A few of the best indie dramas even won Academy Awards.
What films will you find on this top independent drama movies list? Reservoir Dogs has to be at the top. This 1992 movie introduced fans to writer-director, Quentin Tarantino. It is largely considered the best independent film of all-time and features an all-star cast including Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, and more. Memento is also an unforgettable independent movie.
David Lynch's first feature, Eraserhead, was shot on a small budget and went on to be preserved in the National Film Registry. Other good independent dramas include Donnie Darko, Lost in Translation, and Boyhood.
Which indie drama do you think is the best? Take a look at this list and give your favorites a thumbs up to make sure that they end up in the top spot.
- 4814Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama... more
- 3511Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia... more
- 4021Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky... more
- 3416Boyhood is a 2014 American independent coming-of-age drama film, written and directed by... more
- 4429Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly... more
- 2613Whiplash is a 2014 American drama film directed by Damien Chazelle. A promising young drummer... more
- 130Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 Italian-American romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by... more
- 2211Manchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan.... more
- 153Boogie Nights is a 1997 American historical drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas... more
- 3123Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and... more
- 2313Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and... more
- 2112Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by... more
- 177Short Term 12 is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The... more
- 166"Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time.... more
- 167Serenity is a 2019 American noir thriller-drama film directed by Steven Knight. The mysterious... more
- 2316Submarine is a 2010 coming-of-age comedy-drama film adapted from the 2008 novel of the same... more
Hunt for the WilderpeopleSam Neill, Rhys DarbyHunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and... more
- 135Irréversible is a 2002 French mystery thriller film written and directed by Gaspar Noé,... more
- 1611Kids is a 1995 American drama film written by Harmony Korine and directed by Larry Clark. It... more
- 114The Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt,... more
- 70Clemency is a 2019 American drama film directed by Chinonye Chukwu. A Death Row prison warden,... more
- 1714This film is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to... more
- 50Saint Frances is a 2020 American comedy drama film directed by Alex Thompson. A deadbeat nanny... more
- 117Fruitvale Station is a 2013 American biographical drama film directed by Ryan Coogler, based... more
- 40The August Virgin (a.k.a. La virgen de agosto) is a 2020 Spanish drama film directed by Jonás... more