Sundance Interest List 2018

by Col Needham | last updated - 13 hours ago

I am the Founder and CEO of IMDb. This is a list of the movies which I am hoping to see at Sundance in 2018 (in alphabetical order after one of the opening night films). Titles are moved over to my Sundance Film Festival 2018 list as I watch them.

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1. Andið eðlilega (2018)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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Two women's lives will intersect while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track.

Director: Isold Uggadottir | Stars: Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson, Bragi Arnason

Votes: 108

2. Arizona (2018)

85 min | Comedy

7.5
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Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

Director: Jonathan Watson | Stars: Elizabeth Gillies, Danny McBride, Kaitlin Olson, Luke Wilson

Votes: 127

3. Kelebekler (2018)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.

Director: Tolga Karaçelik | Stars: Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Tugce Altug, Serkan Keskin

Votes: 2,643

4. Burden (2018)

129 min | Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

Klu Klux Klansman Mike Burden opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. He subsequently falls in love with a single mom, and, under her influence, quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.

Director: Andrew Heckler | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Andrea Riseborough, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 144

5. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

76 min | Documentary

6.8
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Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting ... See full summary »

Director: RaMell Ross | Stars: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins

Votes: 28

6. Hal (2018)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Scott | Stars: Allison Anders, Judd Apatow, Rosanna Arquette, Hal Ashby

Votes: 28

7. Kailash (2018)

92 min | Documentary

8.0
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The story of how Kailash Satyarthi launched a built a global movement to rescue children from slavery.

Director: Derek Doneen | Stars: Asmita, Swati Jha, Sumedha Kailash, Arshad Mehdi

Votes: 31

8. Mandy (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Thriller

7.8
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82 Metascore

Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.

Director: Panos Cosmatos | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Bill Duke

Votes: 445

9. A Kid Like Jake (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Family

4.8
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60 Metascore

Loving parents of a four-year-old must come to terms with their child being transgender.

Director: Silas Howard | Stars: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 581 | Gross: $0.03M

10. The Long Dumb Road (2018)

90 min | Comedy

6.6
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60 Metascore

Two guys serendipitously meet at a time when they both find themselves at personal crossroads and decide to embark on an unplanned road trip across the American Southwest.

Director: Hannah Fidell | Stars: Jason Mantzoukas, Taissa Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Grace Gummer

Votes: 33

11. Lords of Chaos (2018)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990's results in a very violent outcome.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira

Votes: 131

12. Monster (II) (2018)

91 min | Drama

7.4
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A teenager finds himself incarcerated at a New York juvenile detention center and charged with robbery and felony murder.

Director: Anthony Mandler | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Ehle, John David Washington, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 32

13. Nancy (2018)

87 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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68 Metascore

Nancy becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief.

Director: Christina Choe | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo

Votes: 105

14. Night Comes On (2018)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.

Director: Jordana Spiro | Stars: Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Lovie Marie Allen, Satchel Eden Bell

Votes: 49

15. Ophelia (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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65 Metascore

A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective.

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Tom Felton

Votes: 192

16. Piercing (2018)

81 min | Thriller

6.4
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64 Metascore

A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Director: Nicolas Pesce | Stars: Christopher Abbott, Olivia Bond, Laia Costa, Maria Dizzia

Votes: 179

17. Pity (I) (2018)

97 min | Drama

6.7
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77 Metascore

The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy, a man addicted to sadness, who has such need for pity, he's willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.

Director: Babis Makridis | Stars: Evdoxia Androulidaki, Georgina Chryskioti, Yannis Drakopoulos, Makis Papadimitriou

Votes: 123

18. Revenge (II) (2017)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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81 Metascore

Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

Director: Coralie Fargeat | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède

Votes: 9,637 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Shirkers (2018)

96 min | Documentary

7.6
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80 Metascore

In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called "Shirkers"-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote... See full summary »

Director: Sandi Tan | Star: Jasmine Kin Kia Ng

Votes: 42

20. Summer of 84 (2018)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew

Votes: 131

21. Tiempo Compartido (2018)

96 min | Drama

7.0
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Two haunted family men join forces in a destructive crusade to rescue their families from a tropical paradise, after becoming convinced that an American timeshare conglomerate has a sinister plan to take their loved ones away.

Director: Sebastian Hofmann | Stars: Luis Gerardo Méndez, Miguel Rodarte, RJ Mitte, Cassandra Ciangherotti

Votes: 88

22. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.6
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76 Metascore

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, David Kellman

Votes: 141

23. We the Animals (2018)

R | 94 min | Drama

7.7
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Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all his own.

Director: Jeremiah Zagar | Stars: Raúl Castillo, Josiah Gabriel, Terry Holland, Isaiah Kristian

Votes: 96

24. Yardie (2018)

101 min | Crime

5.5
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Adaptation of the 1993 novel 'Yardie'.

Director: Idris Elba | Stars: Aml Ameen, Stephen Graham, Fraser James, Calvin Demba

Votes: 152

25. Science Fair (I) (2018)

Documentary

8.5
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Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named "Best in Fair."

Directors: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster

Votes: 53