Sundance 2018: U.S. Dramatic Competition

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1. American Animals (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: Ann Dowd, Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner

Votes: 301

2. Blaze (2018)

127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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77 Metascore

The life of musician Blaze Foley.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Charles Adams, Edgar Arreola, Charles Barber, Brett Beoubay

Votes: 86

3. Blindspotting (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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: 179

4. Burden (2018)

129 min | Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

Klu Klux Klansman, Mike Burden, opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. When Mike subsequently falls in love with a single mom, under her influence, he quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.

Director: Andrew Heckler | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 133

5. Eighth Grade (2018)

94 min | Comedy

7.5
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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: Josh Hamilton, Elsie Fisher, Emily Robinson, Missy Yager

Votes: 331

6. I Think We're Alone Now (2018)

93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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52 Metascore

The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

Director: Reed Morano | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 101

7. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.

Director: Sara Colangelo | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Michael Chernus

Votes: 114

8. Lizzie (2018)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

Director: Craig William Macneill | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Kim Dickens, Chloë Sevigny, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 122

9. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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76 Metascore

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland, Sasha Lane

Votes: 589

10. Monster (II) (2018)

91 min | Drama

7.6
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A teenager finds himself incarcerated at a New York juvenile detention center and charged with robbery and felony murder.

Director: Anthony Mandler | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Ehle, John David Washington, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 26

11. Monsters and Men (2018)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

The aftermath of a police killing of a black man, told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green | Stars: Chanté Adams, Giuseppe Ardizzone, Nicole Beharie, Cara Buono

Votes: 70

12. Nancy (2018)

87 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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64 Metascore

Nancy becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief.

Director: Christina Choe | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo

Votes: 60

13. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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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, Lakeith Stanfield, Terry Crews

Votes: 403

14. The Tale (2018)

TV-MA | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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88 Metascore

An investigation into one woman's memory as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Director: Jennifer Fox | Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 121

15. Tyrel (2018)

86 min | Drama

5.7
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Tyrel, a sole black man, attends an otherwise all-white weekend of drunken bro debauchery on a birthday trip to a cabin in the Catskills.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Christopher Abbott, Trust Arancio, Nicolas Arze, Max Born

Votes: 71

16. Wildlife (2018)

104 min | Drama

7.1
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82 Metascore

A boy witnesses his parents' marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man.

Director: Paul Dano | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp, Ed Oxenbould

Votes: 188