A Look at the Best Indie Movies of All-Time

23. The Wrestler

Director Darren Aronofsky takes a character firmly in his wheelhouse. Mickey Rourke’s Randy “The Ram” Robinson is so obsessed with professional achievement that his personal life has been completely shattered. Aronofsky crafts a film far less aggressive than anything he’s ever done. The Wrestler was a rebirth of creativity and directorial instinct that the filmmaker has never quite been able to top. It’s a true masterpiece if there ever was one.

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