With The Sundance Institute (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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79 Metascore

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 843,958 | Gross: $2.83M

2. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

8.3
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68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Votes: 710,302 | Gross: $3.64M

3. American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Documentary

7.6
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86 Metascore

End 2008, GM closes a plant in Ohio. A Chinese billionaire/Fuyao Glass buys the plant 2014 and invests in auto glass production. There are 2000 jobs there by late 2016. USA meets PRChina.

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Robert Allen, Sherrod Brown, Dave Burrows

Votes: 2,703

4. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House

Votes: 90,050 | Gross: $5.20M

5. Margin Call (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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76 Metascore

Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany

Votes: 108,413 | Gross: $5.35M

6. IO (2019)

TV-14 | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

4.7
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40 Metascore

As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.

Director: Jonathan Helpert | Stars: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston, Tom Payne

Votes: 25,962

7. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 87,953 | Gross: $11.53M

8. I Origins (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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57 Metascore

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

Votes: 106,344 | Gross: $0.33M

9. Take Shelter (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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85 Metascore

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart

Votes: 84,360 | Gross: $1.73M

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

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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85 Metascore

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

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 17,876 | Gross: $22.61M

11. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 36,496 | Gross: $0.22M

12. Little Woods (2018)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.1
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74 Metascore

A modern Western about two sisters who work outside the law to better their lives

Director: Nia DaCosta | Stars: Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale

Votes: 1,156 | Gross: $0.15M

13. Farming (2018)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.

Director: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Damson Idris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 93

14. Eagle vs Shark (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

The tale of two socially-awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love: through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Loren Taylor, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 21,015 | Gross: $0.22M

15. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 16,907 | Gross: $27.44M

16. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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62 Metascore

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Will Arnett

Votes: 51,511 | Gross: $0.32M

17. Harsh Times (2005)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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56 Metascore

A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman

Votes: 60,561 | Gross: $3.34M

18. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 30,004 | Gross: $3.03M

19. Laurel Canyon (2002)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 15,412 | Gross: $3.66M

20. What They Had (2018)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.

Director: Elizabeth Chomko | Stars: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner

Votes: 2,364 | Gross: $0.26M

21. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Bryna Weiss, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 11,223 | Gross: $5.48M

22. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 77,858 | Gross: $12.80M

23. State Like Sleep (2018)

104 min | Drama

4.2
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48 Metascore

A woman grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband's double life after he commits suicide.

Director: Meredith Danluck | Stars: Katherine Waterston, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 580 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

Death and violence anger a twelve-year-old drug courier, who sets his employers against each other.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 11,325 | Gross: $8.09M

25. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

Votes: 9,169 | Gross: $6.72M

26. The Doom Generation (1995)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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48 Metascore

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech, Cress Williams

Votes: 13,133 | Gross: $0.26M

27. The Wood (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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52 Metascore

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Sean Nelson

Votes: 7,755 | Gross: $25.05M

28. Frank & Lola (2016)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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56 Metascore

A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.

Director: Matthew Ross | Stars: Imogen Poots, Michael Shannon, Justin Long, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 4,882

29. Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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74 Metascore

The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker

Votes: 19,629 | Gross: $0.39M

30. Central Station (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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80 Metascore

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 32,915 | Gross: $5.60M

31. Reservoir Dogs: Sundance Institute 1991 June Film Lab (1991 Video)

12 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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This is Quentin Tarantino's early Reservoir Dogs film as to what helped fuel his feature length version.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Steve Buscemi, David Jensen, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 237

32. The Bisexual (2018– )

40 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Dramedy series examining the life of a woman who breaks off with her long term girlfriend and tries having a straight relationship for a change.

Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Maxine Peake, Brian Gleeson, Saskia Chana

Votes: 694

33. Corrina, Corrina (1994)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino, Noreen Hennessey

Votes: 11,608 | Gross: $20.16M

34. Smooth Talk (1985)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 1,570 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Sherrybaby (2006)

R | 96 min | Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

Sherry tries to integrate again into society and become a good mother.

Director: Laurie Collyer | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Bottoms, Michelle Hurst

Votes: 11,174 | Gross: $0.20M

36. Maria Full of Grace (2004)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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87 Metascore

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobón, Virgina Ariza

Votes: 32,940 | Gross: $6.52M

37. Madeline's Madeline (2018)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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77 Metascore

A theatre director's latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.

Director: Josephine Decker | Stars: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July, Okwui Okpokwasili

Votes: 2,690 | Gross: $0.18M

38. Blancanieves (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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82 Metascore

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

Votes: 9,845 | Gross: $0.28M

39. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.

Director: Miranda July | Stars: John Hawkes, Miranda July, Miles Thompson, Brandon Ratcliff

Votes: 33,621 | Gross: $3.89M

40. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Votes: 3,739 | Gross: $7.47M

41. Jinn (2018)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

5.4
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75 Metascore

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: 225

42. Walking and Talking (1996)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Amy Braverman, Miranda Rhyne

Votes: 2,914 | Gross: $1.28M

43. Manny & Lo (1996)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.

Director: Lisa Krueger | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Aleksa Palladino, Mary Kay Place, Dean Silvers

Votes: 1,667 | Gross: $0.50M

44. The Mudge Boy (2003)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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62 Metascore

Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Burke | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Richard Jenkins, Tom Guiry, Pablo Schreiber

Votes: 4,040

45. Johns (1996)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Silver | Stars: David Arquette, Lukas Haas, Tony Epper, John C. McGinley

Votes: 1,599 | Gross: $0.05M

46. Pushing Dead (2016)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom E. Brown | Stars: James Roday, Robin Weigert, Danny Glover, Khandi Alexander

Votes: 252

47. Chasing Coral (2017)

93 min | Documentary

8.1
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86 Metascore

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, Phil Dustan

Votes: 3,295

48. Down to the Bone (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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76 Metascore

A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Hugh Dillon, Clint Jordan, Caridad 'La Bruja' De La Luz

Votes: 2,045 | Gross: $0.02M

49. Lymelife (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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64 Metascore

A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage.

Director: Derick Martini | Stars: Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Emma Roberts

Votes: 13,463 | Gross: $0.43M

50. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 15,141 | Gross: $3.41M


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