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Poll: Celebrating American Independents

Every year since 1776, the United States celebrates Independence Day on the 4th of July. Other Americans have declared independence not from England, like those in 1776, but from Hollywood studios and we can celebrate that everyday. The magazines Rolling Stone and Empire both published lists of what they think are the greatest American independent films. The top 35* of those are below; which of these American independents is your favorite?

Discuss, and see the guidelines for inclusion, here. * - Movies are not in the order in which they appear in the magazines. See the Empire list here and the Rolling Stone list here.

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    Mean Streets (1973)

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    Pulp Fiction (1994)

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    The Terminator (1984)

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    Donnie Darko (2001)

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    Eraserhead (1977)

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    The Blair Witch Project (1999)

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    Blood Simple. (1984)

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    Clerks (1994)

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    Dont Look Back (1967)

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    Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

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    Easy Rider (1969)

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    The Evil Dead (1981)

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    Evil Dead II (1987)

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    Killer of Sheep (1978)

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    Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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    Lost in Translation (2003)

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    Matewan (1987)

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    Memento (2000)

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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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    Pi (1998)

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    Pink Flamingos (1972)

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    Poison (1991)

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    Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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    Roger & Me (1989)

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    Rushmore (1998)

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    Salt of the Earth (1954)

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    Scorpio Rising (1963)

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    Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

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    Shadows (1959)

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    She's Gotta Have It (1986)

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    Slacker (1991)

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    Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

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    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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    The Thin Blue Line (1988)