Sundance Interest List 2018

by Col Needham | last updated - 2 days 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)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama

6.9
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77 Metascore

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: 885

2. Arizona (2018)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.7
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41 Metascore

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: Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lolli Sorenson, Luke Wilson

Votes: 3,753

3. Kelebekler (2018)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 4,662

4. Burden (I) (2018)

129 min | Drama

6.3
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63 Metascore

Ku 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: Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tess Harper

Votes: 204

5. Hal (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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72 Metascore

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: 169 | Gross: $0.05M

6. The Price of Free (2018)

92 min | Documentary

7.7
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66 Metascore

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: 63

7. A Kid Like Jake (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Family

5.3
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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: 1,519 | Gross: $0.04M

8. The Long Dumb Road (2018)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.0
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64 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: Tony Revolori, David DeLao, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Jason Mantzoukas

Votes: 989 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Lords of Chaos (2018)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.4
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47 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 690 | Gross: $0.10M

10. Monster (II) (2018)

91 min | Drama

6.8
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"Monster" is what the prosecutor calls 17 year old honors student Steve Harmon. He is being charged with felony murder. But is Steve really a monster? Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers.

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

Votes: 50

11. Night Comes On (2018)

86 min | Drama

6.6
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79 Metascore

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, Nastashia Fuller, Lovie Marie Allen

Votes: 332

12. Ophelia (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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65 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 287

13. 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: 24,189 | Gross: $0.10M

14. Science Fair (I) (2018)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.8
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79 Metascore

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 | Star: Jack Andraka

Votes: 253 | Gross: $0.28M

15. Summer of 84 (2018)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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57 Metascore

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: 18,588

16. Time Share (2018)

TV-MA | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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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: Sebastián Hofmann | Stars: Luis Gerardo Méndez, Miguel Rodarte, RJ Mitte, Cassandra Ciangherotti

Votes: 1,293

17. Yardie (2018)

101 min | Crime

5.7
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57 Metascore

Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood,... See full summary »

Director: Idris Elba | Stars: Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Aml Ameen, Rayon McLean

Votes: 1,373




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