IMDb Picks: April Indie, Foreign, & Documentary Release Dates

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1. Miles Ahead (2015)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Director: Don Cheadle | Stars: Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 8,421 | Gross: $2.61M

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

2. The Dark Horse (2014)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.

Director: James Napier Robertson | Stars: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, James Napier Robertson

Votes: 5,183 | Gross: $0.06M

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

3. Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

45 Metascore

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Thomas Conroy, James Corden, Georgia King

Votes: 8,107

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

4. Standing Tall (2015)

R | 120 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier

Votes: 2,855 | Gross: $0.02M

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

5. Natural Born Pranksters (2016)

R | 90 min | Comedy

YouTube's best pranksters, Roman Atwood, Vitaly Z, and Dennis Roady make the leap to the big screen.

Directors: Roman Atwood, Ben Pluimer | Stars: Roman Atwood, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Dennis Roady, Kevin Brueck

Votes: 3,474

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

6. Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.

Director: Cédric Anger | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Patrick Azam

Votes: 2,181 | Gross: $0.00M

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

7. The Girl in the Photographs (2015)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

32 Metascore

A bored young woman in a sleepy community called Spearfish starts receiving photographs of brutally murdered young women. Are they real or staged? The culprit is either a serial killer or some creep with a sick sense of humour.

Director: Nick Simon | Stars: Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway

Votes: 3,231

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

8. Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame (2015)

90 min | Documentary

40 Metascore

Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. After years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost kills him. Now age 75, Marinoni is riding again and attempts a world record.

Director: Tony Girardin | Star: Giuseppe Marinoni

Votes: 23 | Gross: $0.00M

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

9. Kill Me, Deadly (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, History, Mystery

It's 1947, and hard-boiled private investigator Charlie Nickels' client is murdered and her priceless diamond stolen. The investigation forces him to do the one thing he vowed never to do again: trust a dame.

Director: Darrett Sanders | Stars: Kirsten Vangsness, Dean Lemont, Lesley-Anne Down, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 61 | Gross: $0.04M

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

10. Sold (2016)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

49 Metascore

A girl risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India.

Director: Jeffrey D. Brown | Stars: Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Neerja Naik, Priyanka Bose

Votes: 1,330

Opens Friday, April 1, in limited release

11. The Dying of the Light (2015)

95 min | Documentary

A documentary that explores the history and craft of motion-picture presentation through the lives and stories of the last generation of career projectionists.

Director: Peter Flynn | Stars: Bernie Anderson, Paul Bader, Jon Berberian, Dorman Bermingham

Votes: 105

Opens Friday, April 8, in limited release

12. The Invitation (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

74 Metascore

A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard

Votes: 68,578 | Gross: $0.23M

Opens Friday, April 8, in limited release

13. Louder Than Bombs (2015)

R | 109 min | Drama

70 Metascore

The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid

Votes: 10,625 | Gross: $0.16M

Opens Friday, April 8, in limited release

14. Mr. Right (I) (2015)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

A girl falls for the "perfect" guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he's a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Tim Roth, James Ransone

Votes: 40,977 | Gross: $0.03M

Opens Friday, April 8, in limited release

15. One More Time (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

A New York City crooner plots his comeback.

Director: Robert Edwards | Stars: Christopher Walken, Amber Heard, Kelli Garner, Hamish Linklater

Votes: 1,929

Opens Friday, April 8, in limited release

16. Smothered (2016)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

Five horror icons ditch an unprofitable autograph signing convention to earn some extra cash haunting an RV park, but find themselves being haunted instead.

Director: John Schneider | Stars: Kane Hodder, R.A. Mihailoff, Bill Moseley, Dane Rhodes

Votes: 241

Opens Friday, April 8, in limited release

17. Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2015)

125 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary about the life and work of hannah arendt, the prolific and unclassifiable thinker,political theorist, moral philosopher and polemicist, and with her encounter with the trial of Eichmann a high ranking nazi.

Director: Ada Ushpiz | Stars: Hannah Arendt, Leon Botstein, Judith Butler, Alison Darcy

Votes: 138

Opens Friday, April 8, in limited release

18. Wedding Doll (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

66 Metascore

Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for ... See full summary »

Director: Nitzan Giladi | Stars: Moran Rosenblatt, Assi Levy, Roy Assaf, Mili Avital

Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.06M

Opens Friday, April 8, in limited release

19. Above and Below (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

77 Metascore

From Mars to Earth and underneath. Above and Below is a rough and rhythmic roller coaster ride seating five survivors in their daily hustle through an apocalyptic world. A journey of ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Steiner

Votes: 352

Opens Friday, April 15, in limited release

20. The Colony (2015)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

33 Metascore

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

Votes: 41,212

Opens Friday, April 15, in limited release

21. Fan (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Gaurav develops an obsession with a movie star who looks just like him. He goes to Mumbai to meet his idol, but he refuses to grant him five minutes of his time. Gaurav is enraged and plots to destroy his hero.

Director: Maneesh Sharma | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Sayani Gupta, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Carolina Main

Votes: 38,876 | Gross: $1.36M

Opens Friday, April 15, in limited release

22. Green Room (2015)

R | 95 min | Horror, Music, Thriller

79 Metascore

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 89,379 | Gross: $3.22M

Opens Friday, April 15, in limited release

23. Our Last Tango (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Musical

70 Metascore

The life and love story of Argentina's famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart.

Director: German Kral | Stars: María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Johana Copes, Myriam Copes

Votes: 530 | Gross: $0.10M

Opens Friday, April 15, in limited release

24. Rio, I Love You (2014)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

26 Metascore

Third installment of the Cities of Love series (Paris, je t'aime / New York, I Love You / Rio, Eu Te Amo), this collective feature-film is made of 10 stories of romance set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Directors: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga, Stephan Elliott, Sang-soo Im, Nadine Labaki, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, Carlos Saldanha, Paolo Sorrentino, John Turturro, Andrucha Waddington, César Charlone | Stars: Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Bruna Linzmeyer

Votes: 1,617

Opens Friday, April 15, in limited release

25. Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

79 Metascore

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Votes: 73,847 | Gross: $3.24M

Opens Friday, April 15, in limited release

26. Compadres (2016)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

28 Metascore

As former cop Garza seeks revenge on Santos, the crime lord who framed him, he forms an unlikely team with a young hacker who successfully stole $10 million from Santos.

Director: Enrique Begné | Stars: Omar Chaparro, Joey Morgan, Eric Roberts, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 869 | Gross: $3.11M

Opens Friday, April 22, in limited release

27. A Hologram for the King (2016)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Tom Hanks, Omar Elba, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 35,719 | Gross: $4.20M

Opens Friday, April 22, in limited release

28. How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016)

TV-14 | 127 min | Documentary

50 Metascore

Documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland") travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and... See full summary »

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Lester Brown, Ella Chou, Tim DeChristopher, Wu Di

Votes: 325 | Gross: $0.01M

Opens Friday, April 22, in limited release

29. The Meddler (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael

Votes: 10,386 | Gross: $4.27M

Opens Friday, April 22, in limited release

30. Men & Chicken (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

Two outcast brothers, through getting to know their unknown family, discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling

Votes: 9,069 | Gross: $0.03M

Opens Friday, April 22, in limited release

31. Sworn Virgin (2015)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.

Director: Laura Bispuri | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello, Lars Eidinger, Flonja Kodheli

Votes: 842 | Gross: $0.00M

Opens Friday, April 22, in limited release

32. Tale of Tales (2015)

R | 134 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly

Votes: 23,840 | Gross: $0.08M

Opens Friday, April 22, in limited release

33. A Beautiful Planet (2016)

G | 46 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

An exploration of Earth and beyond as seen from the International Space Station. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence.

Director: Toni Myers | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Samantha Cristoforetti, Scott Kelly, Kjell Lindgren

Votes: 855 | Gross: $15.51M

Opens Friday, April 29, in limited release

34. The Family Fang (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Maryann Plunkett

Votes: 6,888 | Gross: $0.24M

Opens Friday, April 29, in limited release

35. L'attesa (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

58 Metascore

A mother unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive.

Director: Piero Messina | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou de Laâge, Domenico Diele

Votes: 1,736 | Gross: $0.05M

Opens Friday, April 29, in limited release

36. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Director: Matt Brown | Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi

Votes: 42,961 | Gross: $3.87M

Opens Friday, April 29, in limited release

37. Viva (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama

69 Metascore

When his estranged father returns, a hairdresser is forced to quit performing at the local drag club.

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García, Renata Maikel Machin Blanco

Votes: 1,465 | Gross: $0.18M

Opens Friday, April 29, in limited release



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