The 10 best indipendent movies of the last two decades

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1.
Dog Days (2001)
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In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker... (121 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
“ Ice-cold, sterile view of society's decay. Fantastic acting, horrible reality, hits you like a freight train. ” - deepblue501
 
2.
Eldorado (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Yvan finds a burglar in his house. He doesn't call the police and decides to give the young man a lift home to his parents. (80 mins.)
Director: Bouli Lanners
“ A brilliant road movie which causes you to laugh and shed tears simultaneously. ” - deepblue501
 
3.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
“ The best ever movie on a very problematic, taboo issue: pedophilia. Objective, without moralizing, but in the same time tender and intelligent look on how differently people embrace a difficult traumatic past experience. ” - deepblue501
 
4.
Man Bites Dog (1992)
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A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. (95 mins.)
“ Mockumentary on a psycho killer let loose somewhere in Belgium. Benoit Poelvoorde should have received an oscar for his performance - incredible. Witty and repulsive in the same time. ” - deepblue501
 
5.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Brilliant, very emotional and romantic and cleverly complicated view on love. ” - deepblue501
 
6.
Western (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino... (124 mins.)
Director: Manuel Poirier
“ Another fantastic heart-warming road movie about friendship. ” - deepblue501
 
7.
Dogtooth (2009)
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Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
“ Almost Freud-like study of the effects of completely blocking your children from the outside world. Not for the faint-hearted. ” - deepblue501
 
8.
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
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A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. (114 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ Warm, gracious movie about love and its consequences. ” - deepblue501
 
9.
Caché (2005)
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A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Features the best scene ever - period - in any movie. I won't tell, you have to find out for yourself. Sufficed to say it is a typical Haneke scene... ” - deepblue501
 
10.
The Visitor (2007)
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A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
“ Intelligent look on nowadays american society and xenophobia. ” - deepblue501