IMDb Picks: January Indie Releases

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1. Yosemite (2015)

R | 80 min | Drama

59 Metascore

It's the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.

Director: Gabrielle Demeestere | Stars: James Franco, Everett Meckler, Alec Mansky, Calum John

Votes: 679 | Gross: $0.01M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 8

2. Lamb (I) (2015)

R | 97 min | Drama

62 Metascore

When a man meets a young girl in a parking lot he attempts to help her avoid a bleak destiny by initiating her into the beauty of the outside world. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.

Director: Ross Partridge | Stars: Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence, Jess Weixler, Tom Bower

Votes: 1,697 | Gross: $0.01M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 8

3. Anesthesia (2015)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol

Votes: 3,725 | Gross: $0.02M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 8

4. Diablo (2015)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

35 Metascore

A young civil war veteran is forced on a desperate journey to save his kidnapped wife.

Director: Lawrence Roeck | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Walton Goggins, Camilla Belle, Adam Beach

Votes: 4,391

Opens in limited release on Jan. 8

5. Wazir (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A grief-stricken cop and an amputee grandmaster are brought together by a peculiar twist of fate as part of a wider conspiracy that has darkened their lives.

Director: Bejoy Nambiar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham

Votes: 15,317 | Gross: $0.59M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 8

6. Band of Robbers (2015)

TV-MA | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

57 Metascore

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are grown men, still searching for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood.

Directors: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee | Stars: Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hannibal Buress

Votes: 3,574 | Gross: $0.02M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 15

7. The Benefactor (2015)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

40 Metascore

A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

Director: Andrew Renzi | Stars: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Dylan Baker

Votes: 3,991

Opens in limited release on Jan. 15

8. Moonwalkers (2015)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

39 Metascore

After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing.

Director: Antoine Bardou-Jacquet | Stars: Rupert Grint, Ron Perlman, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Campbell Moore

Votes: 7,720

Opens in limited release on Jan. 15

9. A Perfect Day (I) (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

60 Metascore

A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 18,009

Opens in limited release on Jan. 15

10. Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija

Votes: 5,751 | Gross: $0.10M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 22

11. Exposed (III) (2016)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

23 Metascore

A police detective investigates the truth behind his partner's death. The mysterious case reveals disturbing police corruption and a dangerous secret involving an unlikely young woman.

Director: Gee Malik Linton | Stars: Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Christopher McDonald, Mira Sorvino

Votes: 11,759

Opens in limited release on Jan. 22

12. Ip Man 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

57 Metascore

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Lynn Xiong, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson

Votes: 38,054 | Gross: $2.68M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 22

13. Mojave (2015)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

41 Metascore

A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.

Director: William Monahan | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Louise Bourgoin, Cletus Young

Votes: 3,681

Opens in limited release on Jan. 22

14. Synchronicity (IV) (2015)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

39 Metascore

A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it.

Director: Jacob Gentry | Stars: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress

Votes: 9,450 | Gross: $0.00M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 22

15. Naz & Maalik (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror.

Director: Jay Dockendorf | Stars: Kerwin Johnson Jr., Curtiss Cook Jr., Annie Grier, Ashleigh Awusie

Votes: 257

Opens in limited release on Jan. 22

16. Prescription Thugs (2015)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma,... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Bell, Josh Alexander, Greg Young | Stars: Jeff Hatch, Chris Leben, Matthew Wiese

Votes: 1,867

Opens in limited release on Jan. 22

17. Monster Hunt (2015)

TV-Y7 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

In an ancient world where monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom, a baby monster, Wuba, is born to a human father and monster queen. When mortals and creatures alike ... See full summary »

Director: Raman Hui | Stars: Baihe Bai, Boran Jing, Wu Jiang, Elaine Jin

Votes: 4,065 | Gross: $0.02M

Opens in limited release on Jan. 22



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