SXSW 2018: Trending Titles

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1. Family (III) (2018)


An emotionally-stunted aunt tries to bond with her 13-year-old niece, who wants nothing more than to run away from home and become a juggalo.

Director: Laura Steinel | Stars: Kate McKinnon, Taylor Schilling, Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis

Votes: 33

2. First Match (2018)

TV-MA | 102 min | Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the boys wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.

Director: Olivia Newman | Stars: Elvire Emanuelle, Jeanette Branch, Jimmy Gary Jr., Kim Ramirez

Votes: 866

3. Jinn (2018)


Summer is a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings, abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Nijla Mumin | Stars: Simone Missick, Zoe Renee, Hisham Tawfiq, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Votes: 35

4. The New Romantic (2018)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Frustrated with the lack of chivalrous guys her own age, a college senior gives up on dating for love to date an older man in exchange for gifts instead.

Director: Carly Stone | Stars: Sarah Armstrong, Daina Barbeau, Jessica Barden, Vinnie Bennett

Votes: 41

5. Sadie (2018)


SADIE is the story of a 13-year-old girl who lives at home with her mother while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Sadie is extremely attached to her father despite his ... See full summary »

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Jason Adkins, Cortney Anderson-Sanford, Danielle Brooks, Benjamin Camp

Votes: 26

6. Shotgun (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

A young couple's relationship develops quickly when one of them is diagnosed with a life-changing illness.

Directors: Hannah Marks, Joey Power | Stars: Maika Monroe, Marisa Tomei, Gina Gershon, Jeremy Allen White

Votes: 35

7. Summer '03 (2018)


A 16-year-old girl and her extended family are left reeling after her calculating grandmother unveils an array of secrets on her deathbed.

Director: Becca Gleason | Stars: Joey King, Andrea Savage, Erin Darke, June Squibb

Votes: 37

8. Thunder Road (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

A police officer comes to grips with a death of his mom when giving a heartfelt eulogy at her funeral.

Director: Jim Cummings | Stars: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer

Votes: 229

9. The Unicorn (I) (2018)

88 min | Comedy

An indecisive couple facing the fourth year of their engagement finally decides to take the next big step and have a threesome.

Director: Robert Schwartzman | Stars: Lauren Lapkus, Nicholas Rutherford, Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett

Votes: 49

11. American Animals (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd

Votes: 227

12. Blindspotting (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class, set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.

Director: Carlos López Estrada | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones

Votes: 144

13. Chef Flynn (2018)

82 min | Documentary

Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

Director: Cameron Yates | Stars: Flynn McGarry, Meg McGarry, Paris McGarry, Will McGarry

Votes: 22

14. Constructing Albert (2017)

82 min | Documentary

The most important revolution in culinary history took place in a remote cove on the Catalan coast. The Big Bang of creative discovery that was elBulli sparked from the minds of two ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Laura Collado, Jim Loomis | Stars: Albert Adrià, Ferran Adrià, José Andrés, Paco Méndez

Votes: 6

15. Damsel (2018)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

66 Metascore

A businessman travels West to join his fiancée in the mountains.

Directors: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Votes: 222

16. Eighth Grade (2018)

94 min | Comedy

84 Metascore

A teenager tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.

Director: Bo Burnham | Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Missy Yager

Votes: 272

17. First Reformed (2017)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

A former military chaplain is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston

Votes: 406

18. Generation Wealth (2018)

106 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters, Jaqueline Siegel

Votes: 159

19. Half the Picture (2018)


HALF THE PICTURE is a documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Adrion | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Emily Best, Maria Burton

Votes: 22

20. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Steve Zahn, Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 1,086 | Gross: $0.41M

22. Never Goin' Back (2018)

85 min | Drama

Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent's due, they're about to get fired, and they're broke.

Director: Augustine Frizzell | Stars: Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone, Kyle Mooney, Aristotle Abraham II

Votes: 50

23. On Her Shoulders (2018)


Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

Director: Alexandria Bombach | Star: Nadia Murad

Votes: 25

24. Pass Over (2018)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Two young men pass the time dreaming of the promised land.

Directors: Spike Lee, Danya Taymor | Stars: Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan, Blake DeLong

Votes: 118

25. The Rider (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

93 Metascore

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford

Votes: 781 | Gross: $0.14M

26. Science Fair (I) (2018)


Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named "Best in Fair."

Directors: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster

Votes: 46

27. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

Director: Boots Riley | Stars: Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Patton Oswalt, Lakeith Stanfield

Votes: 334

28. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons, Kailyn Davis

Votes: 120

29. Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc (2017)

105 min | History, Musical

62 Metascore

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre

Votes: 453

30. A Little Wisdom (2017)

92 min | Documentary

See the world through the eyes of five-year-old Tibetan novice monk Hopakuli and share in his joys and sorrows as he endures the rigors of monastic life. A Little Wisdom endeavors to tell a... See full summary »

Director: Yuqi Kang | Stars: Richen Sherpa, Chorten Sherpa, Sherpa Wangchuk

Votes: 7

31. Martyr (2017)

84 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A young man's tragic death at Beirut's seaside causes his friends to grapple with loss and to partake in his community's rites and ceremonies, exposing the city's schisms and its society's fault lines.

Director: Mazen Khaled | Stars: Carol Abboud, Hadi Bou Ayash, Moustafa Fahs, Hamza Mekdad

Votes: 16

32. Nommer 37 (2018)

100 min | Thriller

Entrapped in his apartment, Randal Hendricks, a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam. But Randal is in financial debt to Emmie, a sadistic loan ... See full summary »

Director: Nosipho Dumisa | Stars: Irshaad Ally, Ephram Gordon, Amrain Ismail-Essop, Elton Landrew

Votes: 15

33. Rush Hour (2018)

80 min | Documentary

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Director: Luciana Kaplan

Votes: 6

35. Teatro de guerra (2018)

73 min | Documentary

THEATRE OF WAR is an innovative feature documentary that reveals the personal stories of both British and Argentinean former soldiers whose lives were deeply affected by the Falklands war. ... See full summary »

Director: Lola Arias

Votes: 24

36. Virus Tropical (2017)

97 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

Paola is born in a traditional Colombian family, or at least that is what they try to be. Her father is a priest, her mother is a "psychic" and her sisters are not what their parents ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Caicedo | Stars: María Cecilia Sánchez, Martina Toro, Alejandra Borrero, Diego León Hoyos

Votes: 106

37. Barry (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler

Votes: 2,530

38. Condor (2018– )

60 min | Thriller

A young CIA analyst Joe Turner, whose idealism is tested when he joins the CIA hoping to reform it from within but stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions.

Stars: Leem Lubany, Katherine Cunningham, Gage Graham-Arbuthnot, Christina Marie Moses

Votes: 19

39. Krypton (2018– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The untold story of Superman's grandfather as he fights for justice on his home planet.

Stars: Elliot Cowan, Wallis Day, Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell

Votes: 5,577

40. The Last O.G. (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

An ex-felon is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint and returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood.

Stars: Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Allen Maldonado, Cedric the Entertainer

Votes: 499

41. Vida (2018– )

Drama | Filming

This show follows the life of two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force ... See full summary »

Stars: Ser Anzoategui, Melissa Barrera, Maria-Elena Laas, Carlos Miranda

42. Warriors of Liberty City (2018– )

Documentary, Sport | Pre-production

A season with a youth football program called the Liberty City Warriors, known for creating top recruits for the NFL.

Star: Luther Campbell

43. 1985 (2018)

85 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

Director: Yen Tan | Stars: Jamie Chung, Virginia Madsen, Cory Michael Smith, Bill Heck

Votes: 25

44. Don't Leave Home (2018)

86 min | Thriller

An American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.

Director: Michael Tully | Stars: Mark Lawrence, Helena Bereen, Karrie Cox, Anna Margaret Hollyman

Votes: 33

45. Elizabeth Harvest (2018)


Newlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciaran Hinds) to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez | Stars: Dylan Baker, Matthew Beard, Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 23

46. Friday's Child (2018)

91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Fresh out of foster care at age 18, a young drifter turns to petty crime to survive, and discovers an impossible love in an unlikely friend.

Director: A.J. Edwards | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, Caleb Landry Jones, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 33

47. Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018)

108 min | Documentary

A group of artists in Santa Fe, NM become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry, even as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Morgan Capps, Jilann Spitzmiller | Stars: George R.R. Martin, Vince Kadlubek, Emily Montoya, Sean Di Ianni

Votes: 14

48. More Human Than Human (2018)

79 min | Documentary

More Human Than Human explores the promises and the complex role of Artificial Intelligence in today's world and the consequences of those promises becoming reality. In this feature length ... See full summary »

Directors: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting | Stars: Nick Bostrom, Justine Cassell, Albert Chi, Brian Christian

Votes: 6

49. Perfect (II) (2018)


A young man with a violent past enters a mysterious clinic where the patients wildly transform their bodies and minds using genetic engineering.

Director: Eddie Alcazar | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Courtney Eaton, Leonardo Nam, Maurice Compte

Votes: 33

50. Pet Names (2018)


In an attempt to escape a life of loose ends, a reclusive grad school dropout and her ex-boyfriend search for closure on an impromptu camping trip.

Director: Carol Brandt | Stars: Jake Bradley, Mary Chuy, Rene Cruz, Meredith Johnston

Votes: 12

51. Profile (2018)

105 min | Thriller

66 Metascore

A journalist goes undercover and infiltrates the digital propaganda channels of the called Islamic State, which has been mobilizing a lot of women from Europe. Her daily contact with an ISIS recruiter severely influences her investigation.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Amir Rahimzadeh

Votes: 89

52. Prospect (2018)

98 min | Sci-Fi

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote moon on the hunt for elusive riches. But there are others roving the moon's toxic forest and the job quickly devolves into a desperate fight to escape.

Directors: Chris Caldwell, Zeek Earl | Stars: Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal, Jay Duplass, Andre Royo

Votes: 58

53. Relaxer (2018)

91 min | Comedy, Fantasy