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List Rules Independent films released in the U.S. in 2014 only. Upvote the best of these great indie movies.

While blockbuster movies stick to a proven formula and make millions of dollars, indie films are constantly pushing boundaries and bringing us fresh, engaging, and interesting new films every year. We've gathered some of the best independent films of 2014 on the list below and we want to know how you think they should be ranked. Vote to help decide which top indie films were the greatest of 2014!

What are indie films? Independent films are those made and released primarily (or even completely) outside of the traditional, Hollywood studio system. The top indie movies are usually more arty, have lower budgets, and smaller releases than studio films. But, they're often just as good, if not better than big studio movies, and the best 2014 indie films were no different.

Where will you rank 2014 indie films like indie sequel The Raid 2, indie action movie Rage, or the 2014 indie drama Ida? How about the indie sci-fi thriller The Anomaly? Perhaps you saw indie thrillers like Maggie or Red Sky. If you missed any of these awesome independent films, definitely make some time to catch up with them on DVD, Netflix, or Amazon. If you saw a great indie movie in theaters in 2014 but it's missing from our list, feel free to add it so other movie fans can check it out and vote on it as well.

If you're looking for more great indie movies, check out our list of the best PG-13 indie movies or the best R-rated indie movies!
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The Raid 2 Gareth Evans

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Obvious Child Gillian Robespierre

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Two Days, One Night Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

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The Guest Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard

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Cold in July Jim Mickle

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The Prince Brian A Miller

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Bridge and Tunnel Jason Michael Brescia

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Kite Ralph Ziman

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Love Is Strange Ira Sachs

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aaronnerve added The Lost Weekend Billy Wilder

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Tinker Sonny Marler

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Rage Paco Cabezas

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Doc Holliday's Revenge David DeCoteau

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Rampage 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indie Films of 2014
Rampage: Capital Punishment Uwe Boll

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The Anomaly Noel Clarke

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Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Kevin Finn, James D. Rolfe

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Red Sky Mario Van Peebles

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The Cure David Gould

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Girltrash: All Night Long Alexandra Kondracke

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The Outsider Brian A Miller

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Something Wicked Darin Scott

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Lords of London Antonio Simoncini

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Dumbbells Christopher Livingston - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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You Are Not Alone Derek Mungor

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Gun Woman Kurando Mitsutake

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Chrysalis John Klein

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Maggie Henry Hobson

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Confessions of a Womanizer Miguel Ali

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After Pieter Gaspersz

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Ready 2 Die John Azpilicueta

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Mercenaries Christopher Ray