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Top Independent Films (#101-200)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
101 Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975 Peter Weir 562
102 Koyaanisqatsi 1982 Godfrey Reggio 564
103 Local Hero 1983 Bill Forsyth 586
104 Jeanne Dielman 1975 Chantal Akerman 595
105 American History X 1998 Tony Kaye 600
106 Gregory's Girl 1981 Bill Forsyth 601
107 Dont Look Back 1967 D.A. Pennebaker 608
108 The Crying Game 1992 Neil Jordan 612
109 The Hurt Locker 2008 Kathryn Bigelow 613
110 Stop Making Sense 1984 Jonathan Demme 617
111 Walkabout 1971 Nicolas Roeg 621
112 Dead Man 1995 Jim Jarmusch 633
113 The Mother and the Whore 1973 Jean Eustache 644
114 Barton Fink 1991 Joel Coen 653
115 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris 656
116 Grey Gardens 1975 Ellen Hovde, Albert and David Maysles, and Muffie Meyer 662
117 A Man for All Seasons 1966 Fred Zinnemann 667
118 The Servant 1963 Joseph Losey 669
119 Mad Max 1979 George Miller 672
120 Harlan County, U.S.A. 1976 Barbara Kopple 678
121 This Sporting Life 1963 Lindsay Anderson 681
122 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 David Zucker 684
123 Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 James Foley 685
124 Meshes of the Afternoon 1943 Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid 687
125 The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Atom Egoyan 688
126 Repo Man 1984 Alex Cox 691
127 Hoosiers 1986 David Anspaugh 695
128 Heathers 1988 Michael Lehmann 696
129 A Room with a View 1985 James Ivory 701
130 Lone Star 1996 John Sayles 705
131 Chimes at Midnight 1965 Orson Welles 707
132 Dancer in the Dark 2000 Lars von Trier 709
133 Down by Law 1986 Jim Jarmusch 710
134 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 Guy Ritchie 713
135 Sexy Beast 2000 Jonathan Glazer 718
136 Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenberg 719
137 Crash 1996 David Cronenberg 734
138 Heavenly Creatures 1994 Peter Jackson 737
139 Juno 2007 Jason Reitman 738
140 The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 Woody Allen 739
141 Zulu 1964 Cy Endfield 744
142 Happiness 1998 Todd Solondz 747
143 Roger & Me 1989 Michael Moore 758
144 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962 Tony Richardson 763
145 Ghost World 2001 Terry Zwigoff 775
146 Straw Dogs 1971 Sam Peckinpah 776
147 The Muppet Movie 1979 James Frawley 779
148 The Killing Fields 1984 Roland Joffé 782
149 Pi 1998 Darren Aronofsky 796
150 Escape from New York 1981 John Carpenter 801
151 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 Karel Reisz 804
152 The Straight Story 1999 David Lynch 805
153 Eight Men Out 1988 John Sayles 810
154 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971 Melvin Van Peebles 812
155 Lolita 1962 Stanley Kubrick 813
156 Waiting for Guffman 1996 Christopher Guest 824
157 Jackie Brown 1997 Quentin Tarantino 826
158 The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 Nicolas Roeg 831
159 My Beautiful Laundrette 1985 Stephen Frears 832
160 My Own Private Idaho 1991 Gus Van Sant 838
161 Time Bandits 1981 Terry Gilliam 841
162 Bad Lieutenant 1992 Abel Ferrara 843
163 Safe 1995 Todd Haynes 844
164 Paris Is Burning 1990 Jennie Livingston 845
165 Topsy-Turvy 1999 Mike Leigh 846
166 Billy Elliot 2000 Stephen Daldry 847
167 Tom Jones 1963 Tony Richardson 870
168 Napoleon Dynamite 2004 Jared Hess 876
169 Waking Life 2001 Richard Linklater 880
170 Salesman 1968 Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin 883
171 Swingers 1996 Doug Liman 886
172 Jacob's Ladder 1990 Adrian Lyne 892
173 Lost Highway 1997 David Lynch 894
174 Slacker 1991 Richard Linklater 896
175 Faces 1968 John Cassavetes 897
176 Whale Rider 2002 Niki Caro 902
177 Drugstore Cowboy 1989 Gus Van Sant 907
178 Zelig 1983 Woody Allen 909
179 Re-Animator 1985 Stuart Gordon 918
180 Distant Voices, Still Lives 1988 Terence Davies 919
181 Titicut Follies 1967 Frederick Wiseman 920
182 El Topo 1970 Alejandro Jodorowsky 921
183 The Ipcress File 1965 Sidney J. Furie 930
184 Shock Corridor 1963 Samuel Fuller 932
185 Dark Star 1974 John Carpenter 939
186 Marty 1955 Delbert Mann 952
187 Gallipoli 1981 Peter Weir 955
188 Primer 2004 Shane Carruth 963
189 The Barbarian Invasions 2003 Denys Arcand 965
190 The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover 1989 Peter Greenaway 966
191 The Draughtsman's Contract 1982 Peter Greenaway 968
192 Moon 2009 Duncan Jones 971
193 Friday the 13th 1980 Sean S. Cunningham 976
194 The Red Balloon 1956 Albert Lamorisse 984
195 Hotel Rwanda 2004 Terry George 995
196 Carnival of Souls 1962 Herk Harvey 998
197 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 John McNaughton 1001
198 Rollerball 1975 Norman Jewison 1003
199 American Movie 1999 Chris Smith 1004
200 Brick 2005 Rian Johnson 1005
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