Sundance 2017: U.S. Dramatic Competition

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1. Band Aid (2017)

91 min | Comedy

7.8
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A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

Director: Zoe Lister-Jones | Stars: Jamie Chung, Jesse Williams, Adam Pally, Hannah Simone

Votes: 44

2. Beach Rats (2017)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a... See full summary »

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Frank Hakaj

Votes: 56

3. Brigsby Bear (2017)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

8.7
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Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story ... See full summary »

Director: Dave McCary | Stars: Mark Hamill, Claire Danes, Kyle Mooney, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 91

4. Burning Sands (2017)

96 min | Drama

6.2
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Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Director: Gerard McMurray | Stars: Segun Akande, Sidney Alexandria, Malik Bazille, Toshi Calderón

Votes: 732

5. Crown Heights (2017)

94 min | Drama

8.3
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When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.

Director: Matt Ruskin | Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Bill Camp, Brian Tyree Henry

Votes: 64

6. Golden Exits (2017)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides.

Director: Alex Ross Perry | Stars: Emily Browning, Craig Butta, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 82

7. The Hero (2017)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Krysten Ritter, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Sam Elliott

Votes: 55

8. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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75 Metascore

When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

Director: Macon Blair | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Chris Doubek, Marilyn Faith Hickey, Jared Roylance

Votes: 8,304

9. Ingrid Goes West (2017)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza), a mentally disturbed young woman, becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media star who appears to have the perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Spicer | Stars: Angelica Amor, Megan Griffey, Andrew Horschak, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Votes: 80

10. Landline (I) (2017)

93 min | Comedy

6.8
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In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.

Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Finn Wittrock, John Turturro, Edie Falco

Votes: 45

11. Novitiate (2017)

123 min | Drama

7.9
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Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.

Director: Margaret Betts | Stars: Dianna Agron, Margaret Qualley, Morgan Saylor, Liana Liberato

Votes: 40

12. Patti Cake$ (2017)

108 min | Drama

8.0
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PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Director: Geremy Jasper | Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie

Votes: 81

13. Roxanne Roxanne (2017)

100 min | Drama

7.9
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In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Larnell | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Jermaine Crawford, Cindy Cheung

Votes: 32

14. To the Bone (I) (2017)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Director: Marti Noxon | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lily Collins, Kathryn Prescott, Brooke Smith

Votes: 117

15. Walking Out (2017)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.

Directors: Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith | Stars: Matt Bomer, Lily Gladstone, Alex Neustaedter, Bill Pullman

Votes: 68

16. The Yellow Birds (2017)

110 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

Director: Alexandre Moors | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette

Votes: 67