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Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films 

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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
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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Quentin Tarantino (1992), starring Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi & Tim Roth

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Richard Kelly (2001), starring Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale & Jake Gyllenhaal

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Clerks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Kevin Smith (1994), starring Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes & Scott Mosier

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by James Cameron (1984), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton & Linda Hamilton

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Swingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Doug Liman (1996), starring Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn & Jon Favreau filmography

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Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Terry Jones (1979), starring George Harrison, John Cleese & Terry Gilliam

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Night of the Living Dead... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by George A. Romero (1968), starring George A. Romero, Duane Jones & Bill Hinzman

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Steven Soderbergh (1989), starring Andie MacDowell, James Spader & Laura San Giacomo

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Bryan Singer (1994), starring Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro & Gabriel Byrne

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Sideways is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Alexander Payne (2004), starring Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen & Thomas Haden Church

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Mean Streets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Martin Scorsese (1973), starring Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese & Harvey Keitel

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Bad Taste is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Peter Jackson (1987), starring Peter Jackson, Craig Smith & Pete O'Herne
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Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by David Lynch (1977), starring Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates & Jack Fisk

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Christopher Nolan (2000), starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss & Joe Pantoliano

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Stranger Than Paradise ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Jim Jarmusch (1984), starring Richard Edson, Rockets Redglare & Sara Driver
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Blood Simple is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (1984), starring Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand & M. Emmet Walsh

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She's Gotta Have It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Spike Lee (1986), starring Spike Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson & Joie Lee

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City of God is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Fernando Meirelles (2002), starring Alice Braga, Seu Jorge & Matheus Nachtergaele

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Withnail and I is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Bruce Robinson (1987), starring Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant & Richard Griffiths

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Lone Star is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by John Sayles (1996), starring Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson & Frances McDormand

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Slacker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Richard Linklater (1991), starring Richard Linklater, Teresa Taylor & Athina Rachel Tsangari

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Roger & Me is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Michael Moore (1989), starring Guy Williams, Correy Lennox & Richard Earl Sawdon

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Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by F. W. Murnau (1922), starring Max Schreck, John Gottowt & Alexander Granach

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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Sam Raimi (1981), starring Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi & Ted Raimi

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Happiness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Empire Magazine's Top 50 Indie Films
Dir. by Todd Solondz (1998), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon & Jon Lovitz

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