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.
Directed by: Michel GondryEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama... more
Directed by: Richard KellyDonnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly... more
Directed by: Sofia CoppolaLost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia... more
Directed by: Steven KnightSerenity is a 2019 American noir thriller-drama film directed by Steven Knight. The mysterious... more
Directed by: Steven SoderberghThis film is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to... more
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Directed by: Larry ClarkKids is a 1995 American drama film written by Harmony Korine and directed by Larry Clark. It... more
Directed by: Luc BessonLéon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and... more
Directed by: Richard LinklaterBoyhood is a 2014 American independent coming-of-age drama film, written and directed by... more
Directed by: Darren AronofskyRequiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky... more
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance"Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time.... more
Directed by: Damien ChazelleWhiplash is a 2014 American drama film directed by Damien Chazelle. A promising young drummer... more
Directed by: Richard LinklaterBefore Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and... more
Directed by: Gaspar NoéIrréversible is a 2002 French mystery thriller film written and directed by Gaspar Noé,... more
Directed by: James PonsoldtThe Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt,... more
Directed by: Robert RodriguezEl Mariachi is a 1992 American action film and the first installment in the saga that came to... more
Directed by: Kenneth LonerganManchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan.... more
Directed by: Destin Daniel CrettonShort Term 12 is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The... more
Directed by: Ryan CooglerFruitvale Station is a 2013 American biographical drama film directed by Ryan Coogler, based... more
Directed by: Alejandro González IñárrituAmores perros is a 2000 Mexican drama thriller film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu... more
Directed by: Richard LinklaterRichard Linklater's debut feature is a comic kaleidoscopic portrait which presents a day in... more
Directed by: Chinonye ChukwuClemency is a 2019 American drama film directed by Chinonye Chukwu. A Death Row prison warden,... more
Directed by: Abdellatif KechicheBlue Is the Warmest Colour is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by... more
Directed by: Luca GuadagninoCall Me by Your Name is a 2017 Italian-American romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by... more
Directed by: Alex ThompsonSaint Frances is a 2020 American comedy drama film directed by Alex Thompson. A deadbeat nanny... more