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Independent films

Empire's top fifty independent films.

Bold=seen and loved
Italic = seen and liked

1 - Reservoir Dogs
2 - Donnie Darko
3 - Terminator

4 - Clerks
5 - Life of Brian
6 - Night of the living dead
7 - Sex, Lies, And Videotape
8 - The Usual Suspects
9 - Sideways
10 - Mean Streets
11 - Bad Taste
12 - Eraserhead
13 - Memento

14 - Stranger Than Paradise
15 - Blood Simple
16 - She's Gotta Have It
17 - City of God
18 - Withnail & 1
19 - Lone Star
20 - Slacker
21- Roger & me
22 - Nosferatu
23 - The Evil dead
24 - Happiness
25 - Drugstore cowboy
26 - Lost in translation
27 - Dark Star (double plus good)
28 - In the company of men
29 - Bad Lieutenant
30 - Sweet Sweetback Baadassss' Song (what?)
31 - Pink Flamingos
32 - 2 lane blacktop
33 - Shallow Grave
34 - Blair Wich Project

35 - THX-1138
36 - Buffalo '66
37 - Being John Malkovich
38 - Grosse Point Blank
39 - The Passion Of The Chris
40- The Descent (why is this here instead of Dog Soldiers? Nevertheless I want to see it)
41 - Dead Man's Shoes (want to see this, it's set in the Midlands)
42 - Swingers
43 - Shadows
44 - Amores Perros (want to see)
45 - Mad Max
46 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
47 - Blood Feast
48 - Cube
48 - Run Lola, run
50 - El Mariachi (want to see)

Not sure what counts as an Independent film, so hard to comment on what has been left out. Trainspotting? Romper Stomper? Nothing Asian, almost nothing European, Canadian or Antipodean? All a bit too mainstream.


On reflection, this is a terrible list, but has some fantastic films in it.
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