In a world full of glamorous Hollywood movies and long-lasting film franchises, we often come across some independently produced films that give the big budget blockbusters a run for their money. Here’s a collection of some of the most noteworthy indie films that went on to become classics:
Annie Hall (1977)
This one’s a true American classic. Woody Allen’s Annie Hall has so much going for it including the poignant performances, emotionally complex story, and devastating humor.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
An 80s classic, this is the ultimate coming-of-age film featuring five drastically different high school students who have to spend a Saturday detention session together.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Part of Quentin Tarantino’s classics, this one has a special place as the iconic director’s breakthrough debut. It set the path for the next decade of American cinema.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
This documentary-style fictional horror flick can be credited for sparking a brand new genre of nightmare-producing movies with amatuer filming.
Lost in Translation (2003)
Sofia Coppola’s laugh-out-loud and tenderly romantic yet heartbreaking drama features brilliant performance from Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson that we continue to talk about.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
This film goes down in the books as one of the first gay romances that’s devoid of distasteful cliches. It’s a celebration of love, brilliantly played by Heath Ledger and Jack Gyllenhaal.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The Coen brothers doing what they do best. Based on Cormac McCarthy’s gripping novel, this western crime drama with deadpan humour is a definite classic.