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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

    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    #3 of 121 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#133 of 366 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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    Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Kelly

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    #36 of 97 The Best Movies to Watch on Mushrooms#72 of 134 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again

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    Clerks

    Clerks

    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Smith

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    The Terminator

    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#52 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Swingers

    Swingers

    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn

    Released1996

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    #119 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#319 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys

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    Life of Brian

    Life of Brian

    George Harrison, John Cleese

    Released1979

    Directed byTerry Jones

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    Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Andie MacDowell, James Spader

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    The Usual Suspects

    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#13 of 26 The Best F-Bombs In Movie History

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    Sideways

    Sideways

    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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    Mean Streets

    Mean Streets

    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

    Released1973

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Bad Taste

    Bad Taste

    Peter Jackson, Craig Smith

    Released1987

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    #607 of 720 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#87 of 88 The Goriest Movies Ever Made

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    Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates

    Released1977

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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

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    Memento

    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Stranger Than Paradise

    Stranger Than Paradise

    Richard Edson, Rockets Redglare

    Released1984

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

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    Blood Simple

    Blood Simple

    Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand

    Released1984

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    #378 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#100 of 144 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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    She's Gotta Have It

    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

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    City of God

    City of God

    Alice Braga, Seu Jorge

    Released2002

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

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

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    Withnail and I

    Withnail and I

    Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant

    Released1987

    Directed byBruce Robinson

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    #583 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#123 of 204 The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Lone Star

    Lone Star

    Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Sayles

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

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    Slacker

    Slacker

    Richard Linklater, Teresa Taylor

    Released1991

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    #19 of 28 The Best Movies Where Nothing Really Happens#162 of 305 The Best Movies All Hipsters Love

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    Roger & Me

    Roger & Me

    Guy Williams, Correy Lennox

    Released1989

    Directed byMichael Moore

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    Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

    Max Schreck, John Gottowt

    Released1922

    Directed byF. W. Murnau

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    #30 of 119 List of Silent Movies#116 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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    The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    #8 of 143 The Best Zombie Movies Of All Time#482 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    Happiness

    Happiness

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon

    Released1998

    Directed byTodd Solondz