Top 66 Independent Films Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Independent Films Quotes from famous people such as William Hurt, Martin Freeman, Famke Janssen, Campbell Scott, Sasha Grey, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

It just seems like that because I do a lot of independe

It just seems like that because I do a lot of independent films that don’t get to the mainstream.
William Hurt
I suppose the real cult things now are independent films made for a million pounds.
Martin Freeman
I personally like to do independent films.
Famke Janssen
Television and cable have become the new independent films, in a sense, for writers and actors to gravitate towards. That’s why I like short films, too; I love doing readings, audio books, working with young filmmakers; anything that keeps you from getting blase about yourself or in a rut.
Campbell Scott
My goals are to continue acting and also to produce some independent films in the next few years. Music is a passion of mine, so I also want to continue along that path, creating with my friends.
Sasha Grey
The thing I’ve come to learn is that what’s great about small independent films is the intimacy and the communication that occurs when you’re making them.
Guy Pearce
It’s easy to get a theatrical release that shows in one theater for a week. But there’s no advertising, and no one sees the movie. It’s hard to get a real theatrical release. The distribution of independent films is, to me, extraordinarily frustrating.
Jason Blum
I watch mostly independent films.
Reed Hastings
It’s very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it’s oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance.
Mark Rydell
Making independent films is liberating. It eliminates self-censorship, which mainstream films are infected with due to commercial priorities.
Arfi Lamba
The studios didn’t really take independent films seriously, till ‘Sweetback’ was such a financial success.
Melvin Van Peebles
The success of ‘Kick’ will help in the marketing of other small budget independent films I have acted in.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films.
Atom Egoyan
Independent films are the ones with the great possibility of keeping you on your toes, challenging your craft and skills, and forcing you to learn something new.
Manoj Bajpayee
And, so yeah, I’ll always want to work in independent films because you’re not forced into a category or a formula.
Terrence Howard
A lot of times, you do independent films for passion because you may even lose money doing one, but it doesn’t matter.
Sung Kang
I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don’t just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries.
Leonard Maltin
I’m so sick of independent films being co-opted by Hollywood. You’re making a project that’s small, really personal, and the first thing anyone asks in any meeting is, ‘Who’s in it?’ I’m like, ‘Are you kidding?’
Justin Lin
I often find the smaller, independent films are much more rewarding than the bigger stuff, but you do the bigger stuff because it’s a business, and you’ve got to show your face a bit, get yourself around.
Jamie Bell
I feel a lot of films that are shot digitally, even low-budget independent films, they look super slick now. Because the technology is so good that they look too good.
Colin Trevorrow
I think that there’s a lot more freedom in the low budget, the independent films where, unfortunately, you don’t have the money, necessarily, to get the orchestras in there to play a lot of stuff. But, you have a lot more freedom, very often.
Danny Elfman
You have independent films and independent music, but you don’t have independent theme parks – I think, in a way, Burning Man is as close, probably, as you get.
Peter Gabriel
Independent films have a certain freedom about them – there isn’t so much at stake in terms of money. I think they’re more interesting because they’re not watered down to appeal to the masses. They tend to have a unique voice.
Toni Collette
I like to believe that intimate moments between characters don’t need to be relegated to independent films.
Colin Trevorrow
I am a hybrid. I do independent films and also do Hollywood films – I love them both.
Spike Lee
There are lots of great movies coming out of the U.S. but it’s not something I’ve ever really been interested in. They’re great films but I much prefer the smaller independent films, which are more thought provoking and experimental.
Billie Piper
I worked initially in very low-budget independent films that I often wrote. My early work was all written by myself, and then I adapted ‘Tsotsi,’ so I was used to the writing process being, in a way, integral to my directing. I felt it really prepared me.
Gavin Hood
I’ve love to do more movies. Just because I’m interested in the medium very much. I’ve done a lot of theatre at this point, and I’ve done a lot of TV. I’ve done a few independent films, but a lot of them have not seen the light of day. It’d be really nice to be in a film that gets out there.
Morena Baccarin
I started doing independent films. My first one was ‘Miss Bala,’ which was very well-received at film festivals.
Stephanie Sigman
Big films help your reach a wider audience, and doing independent films keeps your artistic side happy.
Pankaj Tripathi
It’s so nice that there’s all this new space for new, good content. It’s good news for us actors, since nobody makes real independent films anymore.
Gaby Hoffmann
I would like to do something dark or small. I love inde

I would like to do something dark or small. I love independent films. I love emotional scenes. I love people who are struggling with something. I think it’s just the juxtaposition to my incredibly happy, positive demeanor.
Shailene Woodley
Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films. But I love big-budget movies, I love craft services!
Anthony Mackie
I think of myself as making independent films within the studio system. Yes, I’ve made movies with significantly larger budgets, and I’ve also made movies with smaller budgets.
Doug Liman
I love doing independent films, but it’s very hard to make a living that way.
Dennis Quaid
I like independent films… European films. I do go and see popular films as well because my kids force me.
Frances O’Grady
I was concerned about that, because I’ve always been so specific about doing independent films, but I’ve never done anything that’s so genuinely and ridiculously fun. And that’s a great thing, for me to discover that that’s possible.
Sarah Polley
A movie is a mass consumption product. I have got no delusions about being niche. I don’t want to be niche. Though in the earlier part of my career I was into niche cinema, doing independent films – and I do have a revolutionary bent of mind – but you cannot make a change from outside; you have to be a part of it.
Randeep Hooda
You know, independent films have been institutionalized, practically. Every studio has got a boutique arthouse label.
Edward Norton
The majority of work I do is in independent films, where you’re lucky if you have five takes.
Patricia Clarkson
Apparently I work for free, look at some of the independent films I’ve done.
Patrick Warburton
I would like to do more independent films.
Ansel Elgort
Independent films have a very different cachet than success films.
Diane Lane
I don’t think American independent films have ever really been particularly experimental, except for the original guys from the ’60s who were huge influences, like Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, and Stan van der Beek. They were the true independents.
Gus Van Sant
I love independent films, it’s the only place as an actor you’re totally allowed to breathe.
John Leguizamo
If I’m going to do a big film, I’m very choosy about what I do, because I think I want to continue – in fact I’m sure I want to continue – to stay in the realm of independent films with directors and writers who are just emerging with new ideas and a different vision that hasn’t really been expressed yet.
James Duval
Doing that, then doing a lot of theater, which I love. Doing guest stars, did two independent films that are going around to all these festivals. Both of them are going to be at the Lake Tahoe Film Festival.
Austin Peck
When I started out in independent films in the early ’70s, we did everything for the love of art. It wasn’t about money and stardom. That was what we were reacting against. You’d die before you’d be bought.
Sissy Spacek
The kinds of films that I’m used to doing are independent films. They’re very small character-driven pieces, and there isn’t as much spectacle involved.
Sarah Gadon
I believe I’m doing the right thing in trying to step away from that and to take chances and work on little independent films and do stuff like that wild dance scene.
Patrick Warburton
The so-called ‘last golden age,’ in the 1970s, most of those movies were independent films.
Michael Douglas
I love being part of huge mega blockbusters, and I love being a part of small independent films and small stage.
Natalie Dormer
I’ve been doing independent films for 10 years, but one out of five didn’t see the light of day.
Scoot McNairy
A film like ‘Kai Po Che!’, ‘Queen’, ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ are not really independent films.
Rajkummar Rao
An eight-hour movie is definitely not a two-hour movie. An eight-hour movie is really like five independent films, if you think about it, because each is usually an hour and a half. In some ways, it is like making a movie. It’s just a lot more information.
Cary Fukunaga
I’m confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don’t know if it will be doing either independent films or plays in New England.
Randy Harrison
I love good film, whether it’s an independent or studio film. The independent films, I think the good ones aren’t necessarily eccentric ones but they’re the more specific ones.
Matthew McConaughey