Sundance 2017: U.S. Dramatic Competition

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1. Band Aid (I) (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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67 Metascore

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: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman

Votes: 1,897 | Gross: $0.24M

2. Beach Rats (2017)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.6
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78 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff

Votes: 692

3. Brigsby Bear (2017)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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68 Metascore

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: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 1,396 | Gross: $0.34M

4. Burning Sands (2017)

TV-MA | 96 min | Drama

6.2
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63 Metascore

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: 1,581

5. Crown Heights (2017)

R | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.9
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64 Metascore

When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin's innocence.

Director: Matt Ruskin | Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Luke Forbes

Votes: 328

6. Golden Exits (2017)

R | 94 min | Drama

6.5
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73 Metascore

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, Jason Giampietro, Jason Grisell

Votes: 263

7. The Hero (I) (2017)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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61 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 3,145 | Gross: $3.38M

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

TV-MA | 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: 19,680

9. Ingrid Goes West (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.

Director: Matt Spicer | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell

Votes: 2,135 | Gross: $0.44M

10. Landline (I) (2017)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.4
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66 Metascore

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, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn, John Turturro

Votes: 742 | Gross: $0.86M

11. Novitiate (2017)

R | 123 min | Drama

5.7
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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: Margaret Qualley, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Liana Liberato

Votes: 155

12. Patti Cake$ (2017)

R | 109 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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67 Metascore

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: 2,183 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Roxanne Roxanne (2017)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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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: Nia Long, Mahershala Ali, Jermaine Crawford, Adam Horovitz

Votes: 44

14. To the Bone (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 107 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

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: Rebekah Kennedy, Lily Collins, Dana L. Wilson, Ziah Colon

Votes: 19,763

15. Walking Out (2017)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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79 Metascore

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, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman, Alex Neustaedter

Votes: 938

16. The Yellow Birds (2017)

110 min | Drama, War

7.1
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50 Metascore

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, Toni Collette, Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Huston

Votes: 121