Best of Sundance 2014

My personal list of films I've seen at the fest in order of best!
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1.
Whiplash (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
2.
Hellion (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother... (99 mins.)
Director: Kat Candler
 
3.
Land Ho! (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland. (95 mins.)
 
4.
Song One (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother's favorite musician. (86 mins.)
 
5.
Life After Beth (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her. (89 mins.)
Director: Jeff Baena
 
6.
The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Battered Bastards of Baseball is one of baseball's last great, unheralded true stories. In 1973... (73 mins.)
 
7.
Cold in July (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche. (109 mins.)
Director: Jim Mickle
 
8.
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. (117 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
9.
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship. (93 mins.)
Director: Craig Johnson
 
10.
The Babadook (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
 
11.
Happy Christmas (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Swanberg
 
12.
The Sleepwalker (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young couple, Kaia and Andrew, are renovating Kaia's secluded family estate. Their lives are violently disrupted upon the unexpected arrival of Kaia's sister, Christine, and her fiancé, Ira. (91 mins.)
Director: Mona Fastvold
 
13.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Still on the run from a group of Nazi zombies, a man seeks the aid of a group of American zombie enthusiasts, and discovers new techniques for fighting the zombies. (100 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
 
14.
Killers (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A psychopathic Japanese executive accidentally triggers a journalist's 'dark side'. They begin to connect over the Internet and make a complicated bond. (137 mins.)
 
15.
The Lunchbox (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. (104 mins.)
Director: Ritesh Batra
 
16.
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too. (86 mins.)
 
17.
Wetlands (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents. (109 mins.)
Director: David Wnendt
 
18.
Camp X-Ray (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay befriends a man who has been imprisoned there. (117 mins.)
Director: Peter Sattler
 
19.
God's Pocket (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss. (88 mins.)
Director: John Slattery
 
20.
The Green Prince (2014 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, becomes a spy for the Israelis. (101 mins.)
Director: Nadav Schirman
 
21.
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team... (101 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
 
22.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister. (123 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch