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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 Dogs1

    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    #64 of 152 Movies That Should Never Be Remade#13 of 123 The Best Mafia Films Of All Time

  • Donnie Darko2

    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Kelly

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    #265 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys#36 of 97 The Best Movies to Watch on Mushrooms

  • Clerks3

    Clerks

    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • The Terminator4

    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    12 Terminator Fan Theories That Are Just Crazy Enough To Be True#51 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • Swingers5

    Swingers

    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn

    Released1996

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    #116 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#558 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Life of Brian6

    Life of Brian

    George Harrison, John Cleese

    Released1979

    Directed byTerry Jones

  • Night of the Living Dead7

    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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    #18 of 317 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#65 of 176 The Best Movies of the '60s

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape8

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Andie MacDowell, James Spader

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

  • The Usual Suspects9

    The Usual Suspects

    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro

    Released1994

    Directed byBryan Singer

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    #244 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#3 of 24 The Best Movies with Twist Endings

  • Sideways10

    Sideways

    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Payne

  • Mean Streets11

    Mean Streets

    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

    Released1973

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Bad Taste12

    Bad Taste

    Peter Jackson, Craig Smith

    Released1987

    Directed byPeter Jackson

  • Eraserhead13

    Eraserhead

    Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates

    Released1977

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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    #166 of 242 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#90 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • Memento14

    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

  • Stranger Than Paradise15

    Stranger Than Paradise

    Richard Edson, Rockets Redglare

    Released1984

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

  • Blood Simple16

    Blood Simple

    Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand

    Released1984

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    #22 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#381 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

  • She's Gotta Have It17

    She's Gotta Have It

    Spike Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson

    Released1986

    Directed bySpike Lee

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    #49 of 63 Movies Set in Brooklyn#293 of 314 The Funniest '80s Movies

  • City of God18

    City of God

    Alice Braga, Seu Jorge

    Released2002

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

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    #162 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#17 of 23 23 Disturbing, Brutal Movies Based on Real-Life Atrocities

  • Withnail and I19

    Withnail and I

    Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant

    Released1987

    Directed byBruce Robinson

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    #593 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#116 of 204 The Best Drug Movies of All Time

  • Lone Star20

    Lone Star

    Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Sayles

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    #187 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#22 of 59 The 30+ Best Modern Western Movies

  • Slacker21

    Slacker

    Richard Linklater, Teresa Taylor

    Released1991

    Directed byRichard Linklater

  • Roger & Me22

    Roger & Me

    Guy Williams, Correy Lennox

    Released1989

    Directed byMichael Moore

  • Nosferatu23

    Nosferatu

    Max Schreck, John Gottowt

    Released1922

    Directed byF. W. Murnau

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    #19 of 120 The Best Silent Movies of All Time#92 of 720 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

  • The Evil Dead24

    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    #11 of 88 The Goriest Movies Ever Made#210 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Happiness25

    Happiness

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon

    Released1998

    Directed byTodd Solondz

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    #111 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#79 of 134 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again