Most Anticipated Sundance 2019 Feature Film?

by urbanemovies | created - 25 Mar 2016 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

Which of these select movies* from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival are you most excited to see for yourself? *excludes documentaries

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1. 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, Vernee Watson, Aldis Hodge

Votes: 280

Winner: U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize

2. The Souvenir (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

92 Metascore

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Director: Joanna Hogg | Stars: Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 4,104 | Gross: $1.04M

Winner: World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize

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: 5,354 | Gross: $0.22M

Winner: U.S. Dramatic, Audience Award

4. Queen of Hearts (2019)

127 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A woman jeopardizes both her career and her family when she seduces her teenage stepson and is forced to make an irreversible decision with fatal consequences.

Director: May el-Toukhy | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper, Liv Esmår Dannemann

Votes: 3,081

Winner: World Cinema Dramatic, Audience Award

5. The Sharks (2019)

80 min | Drama

Two young lovers embark on a relationship while a rumor of sharks at the beach has everyone talking.

Director: Lucía Garibaldi | Stars: Romina Bentancur, Federico Morosini, Fabián Arenillas, Antonella Aquistapache

Votes: 179

Winner: World Cinema Dramatic, Directing Award

6. 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: 5,652 | Gross: $4.52M

Winner: U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration

7. The Infiltrators (2019)

95 min | Drama

A rag-tag group of undocumented youth - Dreamers - deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.

Directors: Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera | Stars: Mohammad Abdollahi, Maynor Alvarado, Roman Arabia, Scott Broderick

Votes: 52

Winner: NEXT Innovator Prize Award

8. Monos (2019)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón

Votes: 3,532

Winner: World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Prize Award

9. Honey Boy (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama

72 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: 2,398

Winner: A U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft

10. 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: 1,129

Winner: U.S. Dramatic Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

Winner: U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting

11. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

TV-PG | 113 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Director: Chiwetel Ejiofor | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo, Robert Agengo

Votes: 15,122

Winner: Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

Sundance Film Festival prize is given to a feature film that focuses on science or technology as a theme, or depicts a scientist, engineer, or mathematician as a major character.

12. Late Night (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy

Votes: 14,050 | Gross: $15.50M

13. 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

14. 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: 5,215

15. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 58,384

16. The Report (I) (2019)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

66 Metascore

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine

Votes: 5,384

17. The Mustang (2019)

R | 96 min | Drama

77 Metascore

The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Gideon Adlon

Votes: 6,386 | Gross: $5.04M

18. I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Director: Grant Sputore | Stars: Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Luke Hawker, Summer Lenton

Votes: 53,995

19. 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: 9,125

20. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge

Votes: 45,644

21. Paradise Hills (2019)

TV-14 | 95 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

Uma wakes up in an apparently idyllic school for young ladies called Paradise, meant to reform her and her new friends. But there's a darker secret behind its walls.

Director: Alice Waddington | Stars: Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González

Votes: 4,387

22. 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: 3,770 | Gross: $1.78M

23. Them That Follow (2019)

R | 98 min | 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: 1,167 | Gross: $0.16M

24. The Death of Dick Long (2019)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Dick died last night, and Zeke and Earl don't want anybody finding out how. That's too bad though, cause news travels fast in small-town Alabama.

Director: Daniel Scheinert | Stars: Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland, Sarah Baker

Votes: 1,785

25. 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: 14,484 | Gross: $16.88M

26. 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, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage

Votes: 966

27. 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: 6,895 | Gross: $0.51M

28. The Tomorrow Man (2019)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.

Director: Noble Jones | Stars: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton

Votes: 786 | Gross: $0.35M

29. 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: 1,755

30. Official Secrets (2019)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 8,074 | Gross: $0.40M

31. 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: 1,510

32. After the Wedding (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

50 Metascore

A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Billy Crudup, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Abby Quinn

Votes: 1,890 | Gross: $1.45M

33. Troop Zero (2019)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime.

Director: Bert & Bertie | Stars: Mckenna Grace, Allison Janney, Edi Patterson, Viola Davis

Votes: 69

34. Judy & Punch (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Seaside (nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule.

Director: Mirrah Foulkes | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie, Jacek Koman

Votes: 457

35. 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: 1,039



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