SXSW Interest List 2018

by Col Needham | created - 31 Jan 2018 | updated - 14 Sep 2018 | Public

I am the Founder and CEO of IMDb. This is a list of the movies which I am hoping to see at SXSW in 2018 (in alphabetical order after the opening night film). Titles are moved over to my SXSW 2018 list as I watch them.

The list includes all 10 of the Narrative Feature Film Competition titles as I am honored to be on the jury for this category this year.

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1. All Square (2018)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck bookie befriends an ex-girlfriend's son and begins taking bets on his youth league baseball games, creating chaos in the community.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Michael Kelly, Jesse Ray Sheps, Pamela Adlon, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Votes: 286

2. Anchor and Hope (2017)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

Two women, Eva and Kat, and the best friend of one of them, Roger. A boat in the canals of London and a question: Is it possible to live love, family, and life in such different ways and yet remain united?

Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet | Stars: Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Lara Rossi, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 647

3. A Bluebird in My Heart (2018)

85 min | Drama

Attempting to lead a quiet reformed life, an ex-con finds refuge in a motel run by a single mother and her daughter Clara. The peace and freedom he has found in this safe haven disappears ... See full summary »

Director: Jérémie Guez | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Veerle Baetens, Lola Le Lann, Roland Møller

Votes: 185

4. The Breaker Upperers (2018)

90 min | Comedy

76 Metascore

For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

Directors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola

Votes: 4,242

5. Chef Flynn (2018)

82 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

Director: Cameron Yates | Stars: Flynn McGarry, Meg McGarry, Paris McGarry, Will McGarry

Votes: 148 | Gross: $0.07M

6. Fast Color (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

Director: Julia Hart | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint, Christopher Denham

Votes: 1,566 | Gross: $0.08M

7. At First Light (I) (2018)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

49 Metascore

Alex is floating unconscious in a lake when light from a UFO of light saves her by enhancing her abilities such as telekinesis and healing power. Her friend Sean helps her. The authorities want her - not just for stealing a police car.

Director: Jason Stone | Stars: Stefanie Scott, Théodore Pellerin, Saïd Taghmaoui, Percy Hynes White

Votes: 2,487 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Final Portrait (2017)

R | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud

Votes: 4,116 | Gross: $0.46M

9. Friday's Child (2018)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama

Fresh out of foster care at age 18, a young drifter turns to petty crime to survive, and discovers an impossible love in an unlikely friend.

Director: A.J. Edwards | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, Caleb Landry Jones, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 164

10. Half the Picture (2018)

TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

HALF THE PICTURE is a documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Adrion | Stars: Ava DuVernay, Brenda Chapman, Caroline Libresco, Catherine Hardwicke

Votes: 178 | Gross: $0.02M

11. The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018)

TV-14 | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

The great hunter Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin) and his trusted cameraman Don (Danny McBride) set out for an epic weekend adventure to reconnect with Buck's young son (Montana Jordan).

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Josh Brolin, Danny McBride, Montana Jordan, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 2,994

12. On Her Shoulders (2018)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

Director: Alexandria Bombach | Stars: Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Simone Monasebian, Michelle Rempel

Votes: 324 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Paradox (II) (2018)

73 min | Fantasy, Music

29 Metascore

A group of outlaws search for a mountain treasure and experience the supernatural powers of a full moon.

Director: Daryl Hannah | Stars: Neil Young, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Corey McCormick

Votes: 505

14. Pass Over (2018)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Two young men pass the time dreaming of the promised land.

Directors: Spike Lee, Danya Taymor | Stars: Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan, Blake DeLong

Votes: 553

15. Perfect (II) (2018)

88 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

36 Metascore

Garrett, an emotionally-troubled young man, is sent to a clinic, whispering soothing promises of perfection. By planting characteristics directly into his own body, he's relieved of his dark visions, but pays the price for purity of mind.

Director: Eddie Alcazar | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Courtney Eaton, Tao Okamoto, Leonardo Nam

Votes: 330

16. Prospect (2018)

R | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl | Stars: Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal, Luke Pitzrick

Votes: 11,501

17. 6 Balloons (2018)

TV-MA | 74 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A woman (Jacobson) learns her brother (Franco) has relapsed on heroin.

Director: Marja-Lewis Ryan | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Charlotte Carel, Madeline Carel

Votes: 3,046

18. Support the Girls (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham

Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $0.13M

19. Unlovable (2018)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

77 Metascore

A sex and love addicted woman learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man.

Director: Suzi Yoonessi | Stars: Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo, Paul James

Votes: 297

20. A Vigilante (2018)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

A vigilante helps victims escape their domestic abusers.

Director: Sarah Daggar-Nickson | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, Estefania Tejeda

Votes: 3,598

21. Who We Are Now (2017)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

83 Metascore

An ex-con tries to get back custody of her son with the help of an idealistic young public defender and at the same time falls into a romantic fling with a traumatized former US soldier.

Director: Matthew Newton | Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Zachary Quinto, Jess Weixler, Lea Thompson

Votes: 727 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Wildling (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

58 Metascore

A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood.

Director: Fritz Böhm | Stars: Bel Powley, Brad Dourif, Liv Tyler, Collin Kelly-Sordelet

Votes: 9,625

23. Being Frank (2018)

R | 109 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

A normal father's family life is turned upside down when his son discovers his dad has another family.

Director: Miranda Bailey | Stars: Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Danielle Campbell, Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 350 | Gross: $0.07M



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