Sundance 2019: Trending Movies

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1. Before You Know It (2019)

98 min | Comedy

A pair of sisters find out that the mother they thought was dead is alive and starring on a soap opera.

Director: Hannah Pearl Utt | Stars: Linda Arroz, Alec Baldwin, Ben Becher, Blake Berris

Votes: 46

2. Big Time Adolescence (2019)

90 min | Comedy

66 Metascore

A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, an aimless college dropout.

Director: Jason Orley | Stars: Machine Gun Kelly, Sydney Sweeney, Jon Cryer, Pete Davidson

Votes: 81

3. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

A woman living in New York takes control of her life- one block at a time.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo | Stars: Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Arrington, Jillian Bell, Esteban Benito

Votes: 107

4. Clemency (2019)

113 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and ... See full summary »

Director: Chinonye Chukwu | Stars: Aldis Hodge, LaMonica Garrett, Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff

Votes: 86

5. The Farewell (I) (2019)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A Chinese family discover their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Director: Lulu Wang | Stars: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Gil Perez-Abraham

Votes: 189

6. Hala (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

Director: Minhal Baig | Stars: Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Purbi Joshi

Votes: 66

7. Honey Boy (2019)

93 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A child actor works to mend the relationship with his hard-drinking, law-breaking father.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Shia LaBeouf, Maika Monroe, Natasha Lyonne

Votes: 202

8. Imaginary Order (2019)

101 min | Drama

49 Metascore

The sexual, psychological, and moral unraveling of an obsessive-compulsive suburban mom.

Director: Debra Eisenstadt | Stars: Kate Alberts, Amy Anderson, Kristjan Aru, Elaine Brammell

Votes: 49

9. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 87

10. Luce (2019)

109 min | Drama

81 Metascore

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah | Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Votes: 92

11. Ms. Purple (2019)

87 min | Drama

A young woman who works as a karaoke hostess in Koreatown reconnects with her estranged brother in the final days of their father's life.

Director: Justin Chon | Stars: Jake Choi, Alfredo Tavares, Crystal Lee, Mark Krenik

Votes: 32

12. Native Son (2019)

TV-MA | 104 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

Director: Rashid Johnson | Stars: Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne

Votes: 892

13. Share (2019)

R | 87 min | Thriller

73 Metascore

After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn't remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.

Director: Pippa Bianco | Stars: Rhianne Barreto, Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 52

14. The Sound of Silence (I) (2019)

85 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.

Director: Michael Tyburski | Stars: Bruce Altman, Tina Benko, Theodore Bouloukos, Adit Dileep

Votes: 54

15. Them That Follow (2019)

R | 98 min | Thriller

55 Metascore

Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor's daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

Directors: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage | Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Walton Goggins, Olivia Colman, Lewis Pullman

Votes: 117

16. To the Stars (2019)

109 min | Drama

Under small town scrutiny, a withdrawn farmer's daughter forges an intimate friendship with a worldly but reckless new girl in 1960s Oklahoma.

Director: Martha Stephens | Stars: Malin Akerman, Adelaide Clemens, Liana Liberato, Tony Hale

Votes: 62

17. Always in Season (2019)

89 min | Documentary

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother's search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacqueline Olive | Stars: William J. Barber II, Danny Glover

Votes: 17

18. American Factory (2019)

115 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Votes: 69

19. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

87 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 3,597 | Gross: $8.66M

20. Bedlam (2019)

Documentary

A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind one of the greatest social crises of our time. A personal and intense journey into the world of the seriously mentally ill.

Director: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg | Stars: Eddie Anderson, Patrisse Cullors

Votes: 12

21. David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

95 min | Documentary, Music

86 Metascore

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton | Stars: David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Henry Dlitz, Graham Nash

Votes: 19

22. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 486 | Gross: $0.30M

23. Jawline (2019)

99 min | Documentary

The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Director: Liza Mandelup | Star: Austyn Tester

Votes: 13

24. Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin

Votes: 3,698

25. Midnight Family (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

85 Metascore

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Director: Luke Lorentzen

Votes: 88

26. Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

Documentary

A look at the career of '60 Minutes' newsman, Mike Wallace.

Director: Avi Belkin | Star: Mike Wallace

Votes: 29

27. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019)

90 min | Documentary

Moonlight Sonata is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata.... See full summary »

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

Votes: 7

28. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 85 min | Documentary

92 Metascore

First-time mother and filmmaker Nanfu Wang uncovers the untold history of China's One-Child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

Votes: 80

29. Pahokee (2019)

110 min | Documentary

In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year.

Directors: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas

Votes: 14

30. Taken by the Tiger (2019)

91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Conservationists and local populations of India and Bhutan hope to double the wild tiger population by 2022.

Director: Ross Kauffman | Star: Pavel Fomenko

Votes: 27

31. Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

91 min | Documentary

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

Director: Benjamin Berman | Stars: The Amazing Johnathan, Anastasia Synn

Votes: 35

32. Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)

97 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Roy M. Cohn, Roger Stone, Barbara Walters

Votes: 10

33. Corporate Animals (2019)

86 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

Lucy (Demi Moore) is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles, America's premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff including her ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Brice | Stars: Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni

Votes: 52

34. Greener Grass (2019)

101 min | Comedy

Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe | Stars: D'Arcy Carden, Mary Holland, Jim Cummings, Dot-Marie Jones

Votes: 81

35. Little Monsters (2019)

94 min | Comedy, Horror

59 Metascore

A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.

Director: Abe Forsythe | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke, Kat Stewart

Votes: 191

36. Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

95 min | Documentary

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 77

37. Mope (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

The tragic true story of best friends Steve Driver and Tom Dong, two low end porn actors who sought fame but gained infamy.

Director: Lucas Heyne | Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Kelly Sry, Brian Huskey, Max Adler

Votes: 62

38. Sweetheart (I) (2019)

82 min | Horror, Thriller

Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn't take her long to realize she's completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.

Director: J.D. Dillard | Stars: Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Andrew Crawford

Votes: 51

39. The Hole in the Ground (2019)

R | 90 min | Horror

63 Metascore

A young mother living in the Irish countryside with her son suspects his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest, and fears he may not be her son at all.

Director: Lee Cronin | Stars: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Kati Outinen, David Crowley

Votes: 4,795 | Gross: $0.02M

40. The Lodge (2019)

100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Riley Keough, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage, Jaeden Martell

Votes: 139

41. Wounds (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, Brad William Henke

Votes: 117

42. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018)

87 min | Documentary

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier | Star: Alicia Vikander

Votes: 290

43. Birds of Passage (2018)

125 min | Drama

85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 3,784 | Gross: $0.51M

44. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Star: Tracy Edwards

Votes: 80

45. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester

Votes: 159 | Gross: $0.14M

46. The Mountain (II) (2018)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

The story of a young man who, after losing his mother, goes to work with a doctor specializing in lobotomies and therapies.

Director: Rick Alverson | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Jeff Goldblum, Hannah Gross, Denis Lavant

Votes: 290

47. The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Sam Claflin, Aisling Franciosi, Damon Herriman, Ewen Leslie

Votes: 368

48. Adam (I) (2019)

95 min | Comedy

64 Metascore

Awkward teen Adam spends his last high school summer with his big sister, who throws herself into NYC's lesbian and trans activist scene. In this coming-of-age comedy, Adam and those around him encounter love, friendship and hard truths.

Director: Rhys Ernst | Stars: Margaret Qualley, Ana Gasteyer, Chloë Levine, Bobbi Salvör Menuez

Votes: 24