Sundance Interest List 2017

by Col Needham | last updated - 4 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)

99 min | Thriller

7.9
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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: 35

2. Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

R | 83 min | Comedy

7.1
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63 Metascore

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

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow, Connie Britton

Votes: 124

3. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

R | 116 min | Thriller

6.6
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69 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, Lucie Aron, Cem Tuncay

Votes: 1,160

4. Bushwick (2017)

94 min | Action, Adventure

6.4
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When a Texas military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe must depend on each other to survive.

Directors: Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott | Stars: Dave Bautista, Christian Navarro, Brittany Snow, Arturo Castro

Votes: 109

5. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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98 Metascore

Summer of 1983, Northern Italy. An American-Italian is enamored by an American student who comes to study and live with his family. Together they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Elena Bucci, Vanda Capriolo, Amira Casar, Timothée Chalamet

Votes: 351

6. Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

R | 89 min | Comedy

6.3
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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, Hart Denton, Gerald Dewey

Votes: 26

7. God's Own Country (2017)

104 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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81 Metascore

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

Votes: 149

8. Killing Ground (2016)

88 min | Thriller

6.7
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A couples camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

Director: Damien Power | Stars: Tiarnie Coupland, Maya Stange, Harriet Dyer, Stephen Hunter

Votes: 139

9. The Little Hours (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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70 Metascore

A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 163

10. Manifesto (III) (2015)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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72 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

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

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Mudbound (2017)

R | 120 min | Drama

8.1
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82 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: Jonathan Banks, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke

Votes: 132

12. 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: 4,604 | Gross: $0.29M

13. Person to Person (2017)

84 min | Drama

7.0
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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: Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Philip Baker Hall, Michaela Watkins

Votes: 66

14. Rebel in the Rye (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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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: Zoey Deutch, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 74

15. Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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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, Thomas Cocquerel, Bryan Brown, Levi Miller

Votes: 227

16. Roxanne Roxanne (2017)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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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, Meryl Jones Williams, Cindy Cheung

Votes: 38

17. Thoroughbred (2017)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

8.2
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82 Metascore

Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be, and that a murder might solve both of their problems.

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

Votes: 89

18. To the Bone (I) (2017)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Director: Marti Noxon | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lily Collins, Liana Liberato, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 148

19. Where Is Kyra? (2017)

98 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 32

20. Wilson (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.9
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49 Metascore

A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

Director: Craig Johnson | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian-Thomas, Shaun Brown, James Robert Miller

Votes: 824 | Gross: $0.65M

21. XX (2017)

R | 80 min | Horror

4.6
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64 Metascore

Four short horror films that are directed and written by women.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, Jovanka Vuckovic | Stars: Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha, Peyton Kennedy

Votes: 3,041 | Gross: $0.03M