Sundance Interest List 2017

by Col Needham | last updated - 2 months ago

I am the Founder & CEO of IMDb. This is a list of the movies which I am hoping to see at Sundance in 2017 (in alphabetical order after one of the opening night films). Titles are moved over to my Sundance Film Festival 2017 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066975621/) list as I watch them.

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1. Bad Day for the Cut (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Thriller

6.2
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A middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.

Director: Chris Baugh | Stars: Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham

Votes: 621

2. Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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68 Metascore

An holistic medicine practitioner, attends a wealthy client's dinner party, after her car breaks down.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Votes: 4,286 | Gross: $7.12M

3. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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70 Metascore

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading

Votes: 11,337

4. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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96 Metascore

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 4,984

5. Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

R | 81 min | Comedy

4.8
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46 Metascore

Four moms whose only common ground is their kids' preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless "fun mom dinner."

Director: Alethea Jones | Stars: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett, Molly Shannon

Votes: 1,128

6. Killing Ground (2016)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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59 Metascore

A couples' camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

Director: Damien Power | Stars: Harriet Dyer, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Tiarnie Coupland, Aaron Pedersen

Votes: 3,113

7. Manifesto (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director: Julian Rosefeldt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich

Votes: 2,205 | Gross: $0.14M

8. Mudbound (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 3,517

9. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

PG-13 | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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85 Metascore

After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

Director: Claude Barras | Stars: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 9,584 | Gross: $0.29M

10. Person to Person (2017)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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53 Metascore

Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

Director: Dustin Guy Defa | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Bene Coopersmith

Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Rebel in the Rye (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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46 Metascore

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 656 | Gross: $0.38M

12. Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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An iconic Australian story of family, friendship and adventure, between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Levi Miller, Bryan Brown, Hanna Mangan Lawrence

Votes: 679

13. Roxanne Roxanne (2017)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Larnell | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Adam Horovitz, Mitchell Edwards

Votes: 44

14. Thoroughbreds (2017)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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82 Metascore

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks

Votes: 234

15. Where Is Kyra? (2017)

98 min | Drama

6.7
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In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.

Director: Andrew Dosunmu | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzanne Shepherd, Sam Robards

Votes: 68