2020 Official Selections - Sidewalk Drive-In Lineup

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1. Banksy Most Wanted (2020)

82 min | Documentary

Banksy is a household name, but behind this name hides a multitude of stories, artworks, stunts, political statements and identities, leading to one of the art world's biggest unanswered questions- who is Banksy?

Directors: Seamus Haley, Laurent Richard, Aurélia Rouvier | Star: Robin Barton

Votes: 410

2. First Cow (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Western

89 Metascore

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro, Dylan Smith, Ryan Findley

Votes: 19,374

3. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 55,411 | Gross: $33.09M

4. Teen Witch (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

46 Metascore

High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?

Director: Dorian Walker | Stars: Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller, Caren Kaye

Votes: 9,575 | Gross: $0.03M

5. The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Hired to procure a rare painting from one of the most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art scholar becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

Director: Giuseppe Capotondi | Stars: Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 5,345

6. The Donut King (2020)

90 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

This documentary tells Ted Ngoy's story that is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption.

Director: Alice Gu | Stars: Chuong Pek Lee, Susan Lim, Ted Ngoy, Daewon Song

Votes: 990

7. She Dies Tomorrow (2020)

R | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

80 Metascore

Amy thinks she's dying tomorrow...and it's contagious.

Director: Amy Seimetz | Stars: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley, Katie Aselton

Votes: 6,577

8. Freeland (2020)

80 min | Drama

71 Metascore

An aging pot farmer finds her world shattered as she races to bring in what could be her final harvest.

Directors: Mario Furloni, Kate McLean | Stars: Lily Gladstone, Frank Mosley, Krisha Fairchild, Robert Parsons

Votes: 278

9. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020)

98 min | Documentary, Drama

83 Metascore

A look at the final moments of a Las Vegas dive bar called 'The Roaring 20s'.

Directors: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross | Stars: Peter Elwell, Michael Martin, Shay Walker

Votes: 1,495

10. Miracle Fishing: Kidnapped Abroad (2020)

107 min | Documentary

The story of a father's kidnapping as told through the 1994 video diaries of his son, the film's Director Miles Hargrove.

Directors: Miles Hargrove, Christopher Birge

Votes: 69

11. Truth to Power (2020)

82 min | Documentary

Featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. John Lewis, Senator Cory Booker, Van Jones, Alice Walker and Danny Glover and Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and economic and racial justice.

Directors: Abby Ginzberg, Joslyn Rose Lyons | Stars: Barbara Lee, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cory Booker, Alice Walker

Votes: 96

12. Barbershop (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 32,002 | Gross: $75.78M

13. A Dim Valley (2020)

92 min | Comedy

A curmudgeonly biologist and his stoner graduate students encounter a group of mysterious backpackers who disrupt their lives in beautiful and surprising ways.

Director: Brandon Colvin | Stars: Robert Longstreet, Rosalie Lowe, Rachel McKeon, Whitmer Thomas

Votes: 81

14. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 77,218 | Gross: $30.05M

15. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 21,792 | Gross: $14.42M

16. Coming Clean (II) (2020)

110 min | Documentary

"Coming Clean" examines America's opioid crisis through the eyes of the recovering addicts and political leaders on the frontlines. These unlikely allies emerge from the darkness to face ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Destiny Garcia, Sim Gill, Carl Henry, Trisha Klaus

Votes: 9

17. Money Machine (2020)

85 min | Documentary

Every year, millions lose billions in Vegas, but after Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd of 22,000 and kills 58 people, Sin City's image as a safe adult playground is put in jeopardy.

Director: Ramsey Denison | Stars: Robert C. Maher, Eric Paddock, Doug Poppa, Cathy Scott

Votes: 223

18. Centigrade (2020)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

46 Metascore

A married couple find themselves trapped in their frozen vehicle after a blizzard and struggle to survive amid plunging temperatures and unforeseen obstacles.

Director: Brendan Walsh | Stars: Genesis Rodriguez, Vincent Piazza, Benjamin Sokolow, Emily Bayiokos

Votes: 4,040

19. Drive in Massacre (1976)

R | 74 min | Horror, Mystery

Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

Director: Stu Segall | Stars: John F. Goff, Steve Vincent, Douglas Gudbye, Verkina Flower

Votes: 2,036

20. Harley (2020)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

Harley, a successful criminal attorney, who represents the most despised people in society in Paterson, NJ, embarks on a quest to win the woman of his dreams and defeat the bully who antagonized him as a child.

Director: Jean-Cosme Delaloye

21. The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (2019)

83 min | Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

Based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him.

Director: David Midell | Stars: Frankie Faison, Steve O'Connell, Enrico Natale, Ben Marten

Votes: 1,126

22. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine (1968 Music Video)

PG-13 | 3 min | Animation, Short, Music

The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

Stars: The Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Votes: 176

23. Feels Good Man (2020)

92 min | Documentary, Comedy

79 Metascore

Artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who used it for their own purposes.

Director: Arthur Jones | Stars: Matt Furie, Aiyana Udesen, Chris Sullivan, Johnny Ryan

Votes: 5,054

24. Boys State (2020)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.

Directors: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss | Stars: Ben Feinstein, Steven Garza, Robert MacDougall, René Otero

Votes: 5,263

25. Candyman (2021)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

A sequel to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

Director: Nia DaCosta | Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo

Votes: 67,529

26. Giants Being Lonely (2019)

81 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

A pair of players on a successful high school baseball team, the Giants, come of age in the American South.

Director: Grear Patterson | Stars: Jack Irv, Ben Irving, Lily Gavin, Amalia Culp

Votes: 567

27. Suzi Q (2019)

98 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Story of trailblazing American rock singer-songwriter Suzi Quatro, who helped redefine the role of women in rock 'n' roll when she broke out in 1973.

Director: Liam Firmager | Stars: Suzi Quatro, Germaine Greer, Cherie Currie, KT Tunstall

Votes: 557

28. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 103 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 187,046 | Gross: $7.99M

29. Ema (2019)

R | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

71 Metascore

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Mariana Di Girólamo, Gael García Bernal, Santiago Cabrera, Paola Giannini

Votes: 8,612

30. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

78 Metascore

A mysterious Hollywood action film stuntman gets in trouble with gangsters when he tries to help his neighbor's husband rob a pawn shop while serving as his getaway driver,

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 649,755 | Gross: $35.06M

31. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 16,004 | Gross: $3.78M

32. Roar (1981)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

65 Metascore

A naturalist living with big cats in East Africa expects a visit by his family of four from Chicago. A mix-up leaves him searching for his family, who have been left in the clutches of wild lions.

Director: Noel Marshall | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Noel Marshall, Melanie Griffith, John Marshall

Votes: 4,145

33. Jasper Mall (2020)

85 min | Documentary

A year in the life of a dying shopping mall.

Directors: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb

Votes: 1,413

34. Transhood (2020)

96 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four kids - beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 - as they redefine "coming of age." These kids and their families reveal ... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Liese | Star: Avery Jackson

Votes: 1,293

35. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

87 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 284,492 | Gross: $47.00M

36. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 808,133 | Gross: $1.48M

37. The Immortal Jellyfish (2020)

106 min | Comedy

Denny, an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hot-line for help with his nasty "fire piss" problem. When a dying man washes ashore, Denny and nurse Linda get caught up in the drama and become madcap partners in crime-solving.

Director: Dusty Bias | Stars: Whitmer Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Robert Longstreet, Cullen Moss

38. Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012)

55 min | Comedy

A surrealist remake of Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1973 film, "The Holy Mountain," consisting entirely of borrowed clips from countless dog films.

Stars: Tim Allen, Michael Badalucco, Jim Belushi, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 182

39. Master Maggie (2019)

TV-MA | 22 min | Short, Drama

A celebrity acting coach is interrupted by an unknown actor begging for her help for a TV audition.

Director: Matthew Bonifacio | Stars: Lorraine Bracco, Neil Jain, Brian Dennehy, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 37

40. His & Herzog (2020)

12 min | Short, Comedy

They say the key to any lasting relationship is communication. But what to do when your spouse speaks only in the voice of eccentric German filmmaker Werner Herzog?

Director: Gates Bradley | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Max Silvestri, Olen Holm

41. American Dream (III) (2019)

20 min | Short, Drama

Frustrated by the lack of opportunities he had in France, Mickael has been living in the United States for the past 5 years. Proud of his success, he invited his little brother (Matthieu) ... See full summary »

Directors: Sylvain Loubet Dit Gajol, Nicolas Polixene | Stars: Jean-Luc Joseph, Vincent Vermignon

42. Evie's Elements: Lifestyle Tips for the Modern Stepmom (2020)

4 min | Short, Comedy

Evie's Youtube channel has great tips for any (evil) stepmom. Tune in for her special cocktail recipe.

Director: Mike Hayhurst | Star: Allison Moy Hayhurst

43. Affliction (2020)

Short, Drama

Two coworkers contemplate the aftermath of an encounter.

Director: Christina Raia | Stars: Briana Swann Christie, Nabil Vinas

44. Lake of Happiness (2019)

29 min | Short, Drama

In a small Belarusian village where time seems to stand still, Jasja, a nine-year-old girl, has to deal with her mother's death. Her farther decides to send her to an orphanage. But one day she decides to run away and go back home.

Director: Aliaksei Paluyan | Stars: Svetlana Anikey, Aliaksandr Malcanau, Anastasiya Plyats, Igor Sigov

Votes: 36

45. Bliss Is Orange (2020)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Romance