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100 Best Independent Films of the 90s

The '90s were a moment of tremendous upheaval in international cinema. Here in America, the revolt against Hollywood's bland output a decade earlier had resulted in a small window in which American independent cinema became commercially viable and started seeping into more mainstream fare. Young and exciting directors, most of whom are now A-listers, were given resources and able to make multiple films.
On the international scene, the Iranian New Wave unloaded a treasure trove of new films, the great run of Hong Kong cinema was peaking and maturing, three great autuers completely upended how films in Taiwan were made, and a pair of Danish directors with a dogma wanted to change how every film was made.
Directors like Abbas Kiarostami, Wong Kar-Wai, David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino reinvented cinema on their own terms and gained recognition as superstars for doing so, each winning major prizes at Cannes.
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The Addiction (1995)
The Addiction (1995)
2
Affliction (1997)
Affliction (1997)
3
All About My Mother (1999)
All About My Mother (1999)
4
American Beauty (1999)
American Beauty (1999)
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5
Beautiful Thing (1996)
Beautiful Thing (1996)
6
Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunrise (1995)
7
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
8
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
9
Boogie Nights (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
10
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
11
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
12
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
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13
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Buffalo '66 (1998)
14
Career Girls (1997)
Career Girls (1997)
15
The Celebration (1998)
The Celebration (1998)
16
Central Station (1998)
Central Station (1998)
17
Children of Heaven (1997)
Children of Heaven (1997)
18
Chungking Express (1994)
Chungking Express (1994)
19
Clerks (1994)
Clerks (1994)
20
The Commitments (1991)
The Commitments (1991)
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21
Cure (1997)
Cure (1997)
22
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
23
Dead Man (1995)
Dead Man (1995)
24
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
25
Dogfight (1991)
Dogfight (1991)
26
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
27
Drifting Clouds (1996)
Drifting Clouds (1996)
28
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
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29
Ed Wood (1994)
Ed Wood (1994)
30
Election (1999)
Election (1999)
31
Exotica (1994)
Exotica (1994)
32
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
33
Fallen Angels (1995)
Fallen Angels (1995)
34
Falling Down (1993)
Falling Down (1993)
35
Fargo (1996)
Fargo (1996)
36
Fireworks (1997)
Fireworks (1997)
37
Freeway (1996)
Freeway (1996)
38
Fresh (1994)
Fresh (1994)
39
Friday (1995)
Friday (1995)
40
Funny Games (1997)
Funny Games (1997)
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