Sundance 2019: Trending Movies

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1. Before You Know It (2019)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A pair of sisters find out that the mother they thought was dead is alive and starring on a soap opera.

Director: Hannah Pearl Utt | Stars: Hannah Pearl Utt, Ayden Mayeri, Oona Yaffe, Jen Tullock

Votes: 223 | Gross: $0.09M

2. Big Time Adolescence (2019)

90 min | Comedy

66 Metascore

A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, an aimless college dropout.

Director: Jason Orley | Stars: Sydney Sweeney, Pete Davidson, Jon Cryer, Machine Gun Kelly

Votes: 100

3. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo | Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Alice Lee

Votes: 5,905 | Gross: $0.22M

4. Clemency (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and ... See full summary »

Director: Chinonye Chukwu | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Wendell Pierce, LaMonica Garrett, Richard Schiff

Votes: 299

5. The Farewell (I) (2019)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Director: Lulu Wang | Stars: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Hong Lu

Votes: 15,155 | Gross: $16.88M

6. Hala (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

Director: Minhal Baig | Stars: Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Purbi Joshi

Votes: 493

7. Honey Boy (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers

Votes: 3,151

8. Imaginary Order (2019)

101 min | Drama

49 Metascore

The sexual, psychological, and moral unraveling of an obsessive-compulsive suburban mom.

Director: Debra Eisenstadt | Stars: Kate Alberts, Amy Anderson, Kristjan Aru, Jocelyn Ayanna

Votes: 73

9. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 5,829 | Gross: $4.52M

10. Luce (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah | Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Votes: 3,932 | Gross: $1.78M

11. Ms. Purple (2019)

87 min | Drama

71 Metascore

A young woman who works as a karaoke hostess in Koreatown reconnects with her estranged brother in the final days of their father's life.

Director: Justin Chon | Stars: Jake Choi, Inka Kytö, Tania Verafield, Alfredo Tavares

Votes: 240 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Native Son (2019)

TV-MA | 104 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

Director: Rashid Johnson | Stars: Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne

Votes: 1,518

13. Share (I) (2019)

R | 87 min | Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn't remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.

Director: Pippa Bianco | Stars: Rhianne Barreto, Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 1,137

14. The Sound of Silence (I) (2019)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.

Director: Michael Tyburski | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 447

15. Them That Follow (2019)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, a pastor's daughter holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

Directors: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage | Stars: Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann

Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $0.16M

16. To the Stars (2019)

109 min | Drama

Under small town scrutiny, a withdrawn farmer's daughter forges an intimate friendship with a worldly but reckless new girl in 1960s Oklahoma.

Director: Martha Stephens | Stars: Malin Akerman, Adelaide Clemens, Shea Whigham, Tony Hale

Votes: 141

17. Always in Season (2019)

89 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother's search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacqueline Olive | Stars: William J. Barber II, Danny Glover, Sherrilyn Ifill, Claudia Lacy

Votes: 54

18. American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Documentary

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: 4,124

19. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

88 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 13,410 | Gross: $9.04M

20. Bedlam (2019)

Documentary

A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind one of the greatest social crises of our time. A personal and intense journey into the world of the seriously mentally ill.

Director: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg | Stars: Eddie Anderson, Patrisse Cullors

Votes: 15

21. David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Music

80 Metascore

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton | Stars: David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Jan Crosby, Cameron Crowe

Votes: 310 | Gross: $0.62M

22. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 2,568 | Gross: $0.42M

23. Jawline (2019)

99 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Director: Liza Mandelup | Stars: Nick Champa, JJ Hannon, Austyn Tester, Michael Weist

Votes: 255

24. Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin

Votes: 8,658

25. Midnight Family (2019)

81 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

85 Metascore

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Director: Luke Lorentzen | Star: Juan Ochoa

Votes: 320

26. Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

73 Metascore

A look at the career of 60 Minutes (1968) newsman, Mike Wallace.

Director: Avi Belkin | Stars: Mike Wallace, Johnny Carson, Mickey Cohen, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 254 | Gross: $0.27M

27. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019)

90 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

Moonlight Sonata is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata.... See full summary »

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

Votes: 25

28. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 88 min | Documentary, History

85 Metascore

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang | Stars: Nanfu Wang, Zaodi Wang, Zhimei Wang, Tunde Wang

Votes: 1,305 | Gross: $0.18M

29. Pahokee (2019)

110 min | Documentary

In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year.

Directors: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas

Votes: 42

30. Tigerland (2019)

91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Conservationists and local populations of India and Bhutan hope to double the wild tiger population by 2022.

Director: Ross Kauffman | Star: Pavel Fomenko

Votes: 38

31. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

91 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

Director: Benjamin Berman | Stars: The Amazing Johnathan, Eric André, Benjamin Berman, Simon Chinn

Votes: 816

32. Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Ken Auletta, Roy M. Cohn, Joseph McCarthy, Sam Roberts

Votes: 231

33. Corporate Animals (2019)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

31 Metascore

CEO Lucy takes her staff on corporate team building in some underground desert caves in New Mexico. They get stuck there.

Director: Patrick Brice | Stars: Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni

Votes: 1,054

34. Greener Grass (2019)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe | Stars: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Beck Bennett, Neil Casey

Votes: 954

35. Little Monsters (2019)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

59 Metascore

A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.

Director: Abe Forsythe | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Alexander England, Josh Gad, Kat Stewart

Votes: 5,437

36. Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 1,144

37. Mope (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

The tragic true story of best friends Steve Driver and Tom Dong, two low end porn actors who sought fame but gained infamy.

Director: Lucas Heyne | Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Kelly Sry, Brian Huskey, Max Adler

Votes: 140

38. Sweetheart (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn't take her long to realize she's completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.

Director: J.D. Dillard | Stars: Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Andrew Crawford

Votes: 1,790

39. The Hole in the Ground (2019)

R | 90 min | Horror

63 Metascore

A young mother living in the Irish countryside with her son suspects his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest, and fears he may not be her son at all.

Director: Lee Cronin | Stars: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Kati Outinen, David Crowley

Votes: 10,137 | Gross: $0.02M

40. The Lodge (2019)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Jaeden Martell, Riley Keough, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone

Votes: 1,017

41. Wounds (2019)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

51 Metascore

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman, Christin Rankins

Votes: 9,346

42. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018)

87 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier | Star: Alicia Vikander

Votes: 664

43. Birds of Passage (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 6,948 | Gross: $0.51M

44. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

82 Metascore

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 873 | Gross: $3.01M