An Indie film can be whatever it wants, or indeed needs, to be. Indie films are not intended to break box office records, though many have surprised us. Divorced from the compulsive need to sell the movie as many people as possible, the directors, screenwriters, and actors have the freedom to make their choices for the sake of art rather than commerce. In doing this, they are often likely to shock, break from type, infuriate, or inspire; but they are truly free.
Here are 30 great Indie landmark that have graced our screens since 1990. If the 1990s was the golden age of the Independent movie. You may agree or disagree, there may well be films that you believe this list has overlooked. There may also be films that you deem unworthy of such a profound title.
But, suffice to say, not one of these 30 films compromised their message. For better or worse, they are each unashamedly individual. As such, none should go unseen by any modern cinephile.