Photo: via Reddit

Expert Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films  

Movie Info
27.1k views 50 items
Empire Magazine's list of the best independent movies. Independent films are definitely one of a kind. For the full article and photo gallery go to: http://www.empireonline.com/features/50greatestindependent/50-41.asp
list ordered by

1
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

2
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

3
Clerks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

4
The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

5
Swingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

6
Monty Python's Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

7
Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

8
Sex, Lies, and Videotape is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Andie MacDowell, James Spader, Laura San Giacomo

9
The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

10
Sideways is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church

11
Mean Streets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

12
Bad Taste is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Peter Jackson, Craig Smith, Pete O'Herne

13
Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk

14
Memento is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

15
Stranger Than Paradise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Richard Edson, Rockets Redglare, Sara Driver

16
Blood Simple is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh

17
She's Gotta Have It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Spike Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joie Lee

18
City of God is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele

19
Withnail and I is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths

20
Lone Star is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand

21
Slacker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Richard Linklater, Teresa Taylor, Athina Rachel Tsangari

22
Roger & Me is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Guy Williams, Correy Lennox, Richard Earl Sawdon

23
Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

24
The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

25
Happiness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz

26
Drugstore Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs

27
Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris

28
Dark Star is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

29
In the Company of Men is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards

30
Bad Lieutenant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

31
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss S... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
John Amos, Melvin Van Peebles, Rhetta Hughes

32
Pink Flamingos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
John Waters, Divine, Mink Stole

33
Two-Lane Blacktop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

34
Shallow Grave is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, 피터 뮬란

35
The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

36
THX 1138 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig

37
Buffalo '66 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Anjelica Huston

38
Being John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen

39
Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

40
The Passion of the Christ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

41
The Descent is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid

42
Dead Man's Shoes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Paddy Constantine, Toby Kebbell, Gary Stretch

43
Shadows is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Rupert Crosse

44
Amores perros is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Goya Toledo

45
Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

46
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

47
Blood Feast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Scott H. Hall

48
Cube is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett

49
Run Lola Run is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

50
El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo