SXSW 2018: Trending Titlesby IMDb-Editors | created - 23 Feb 2018 | updated - 08 Mar 2018 | Public
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1. 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 »
4. Getting Over (2018)
79 min | Documentary
A man discovers a box of interviews with his father, a heroin addict who died of AIDS in 1997. What he finds will uncover generations of family secrets, forcing him to redefine his own past, doubt his present, and question his future.
6. Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018)
105 min | Documentary, Music
It's a documentary about the life of eccentric comidian Frank Sidebottom who wore a huge paper mache' head and whose true identity was a closely guarded secret until after died. The 2014 ... See full summary »
7. The Dawn Wall (2017)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.
Votes: 6,504 | Gross: $0.07M
TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
This authorized documentary will explore the music and backstory of the legendary American band. With the songs from the first six Skynyrd albums driving the narration, the film focuses on ... See full summary »
9. A Tuba to Cuba (2018)
82 min | Documentary, History, Music
A TUBA TO CUBA follows New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba and in turn discover a connection that runs much deeper than could have been imagined.
Votes: 68 | Gross: $0.11M
10. Las Sandinistas! (2018)
96 min | Documentary, History, War
LAS SANDINISTAS. uncovers a watershed moment in history when a group of Nicaraguan women shattered barriers to lead rebel troops in battle and reshape their country with landmark social ... See full summary »
12. The World Before Your Feet (2018)
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary
For over six years, and for reasons he can't explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City - a journey of more than 8,000 miles. THE WORLD BEFORE ... See full summary »
Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.27M
13. Nossa Chape (2018)
101 min | Documentary, Sport
NOSSA CHAPE tracks the rebuilding of the Chapecoense football club in Brazil after an airplane carrying the team crashed on November 28th, 2016, leaving all but three of the players dead. ... See full summary »
14. Condor (2018– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, 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.
15. Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018)
88 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 »
Votes: 86 | Gross: $0.10M
16. Agave: The Spirit of a Nation (2018)
79 min | Documentary
In Mexico, families have passed down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Discover how this delicate plant has carried the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it.
17. Operation Odessa (2018)
TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary
From the director and producers of The Seven Five comes Operation Odessa, a true crime thriller about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who teamed up to sell a nuclear ... See full summary »
19. Science Fair (I) (2018)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
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."
Votes: 292 | Gross: $0.28M
21. A Quiet Place (2018)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Votes: 300,690 | Gross: $188.02M
22. Upgrade (2018)
R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Votes: 102,641 | Gross: $11.87M
23. TransMilitary (2018)
93 min | Documentary
The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around ... See full summary »
25. The Rider (2017)
R | 104 min | Drama, Western
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.
Votes: 9,630 | Gross: $2.42M
26. Conny Plank - The Potential of Noise (2017)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
In the 70s and 80s, artists such as Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Gianna Nannini, Ultravox and the Eurythmics queued to record in Conny Plank's studio, a farmhouse near Cologne.
28. On Her Shoulders (2018)
95 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
Votes: 266 | Gross: $0.03M
90 min | Documentary
A documentary about an important American still photographer who captured New York City in the 1960s (his work there is said to have influenced the TV show Mad Men) and later the West in Texas and Los Angeles.
30. Hereditary (2018)
R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.
Votes: 148,399 | Gross: $44.07M
32. Profile (2018)
105 min | Mystery, Thriller
An undercover British journalist infiltrates the online propaganda channels of the so-called Islamic State, only to be sucked in by her recruiter.
36. Weed the People (2018)
97 min | Documentary
Patients suffering from cancer, and their families, struggle against mean-spirited legislation, and the proclaimed goal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to roll back marijuana reforms in states such as California.
Votes: 71 | Gross: $0.01M
TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary
This documentary explores various urban legends around Hollywood's most elusive star.
39. First Reformed (2017)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
Votes: 32,972 | Gross: $3.45M
41. Ruben Blades Is Not My Name (2018)
TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary
Latin American icon Ruben Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970's. His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international ... See full summary »
43. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.
Votes: 39,406 | Gross: $17.49M
46. People's Republic of Desire (2018)
95 min | Documentary
As an entire generation has come of age on social media, virtual relationships are slowly replacing real-life human connections. And China has taken it to an extreme. Here, live streaming ... See full summary »
Director: Hao Wu
Votes: 235 | Gross: $0.02M
47. Men Don't Whisper (2017)
R | 21 min | Short, Comedy
After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton set out to do the most masculine thing they can think of - sleep with some women.
48. The Last O.G. (2018– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
An ex-con 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.
49. Vida (2018– )
TV-MA | 35 min | Drama