Sundance 2004

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1. Spokane (2004)

29 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Two guys bail on a wedding, head to a strip club, and end up in a hotel room ...

Director: Larry Kennar | Stars: Jason Waters, Kyle Bornheimer, Johnny Pascucci, Denby Meyer

Votes: 90

2. LSD a Go Go (2004)

10 min | Documentary, Short

The true story of the CIA's experiments with using the drug LSD for mind control operations.

Director: Scott Calonico | Stars: Sonny Bono, Dick Cheney, Gerald Ford, Stacey Mead

Votes: 22

3. 15: The Movie (2003)

96 min | Drama, Comedy

47 Metascore

Fast, frenetic, and furious, 15 is the story of five Singaporian teenagers who, abandoned by the system and estranged from their parents and life in general, build their own world in which ... See full summary »

Director: Royston Tan | Stars: Melvin Chen, Erick Chun, Melvin Lee, Vynn Soh

Votes: 801

4. 49? (2003)

Documentary, Short

A look at the city of Seattle, Washington and the origins of the Indian 49.

Director: Eric Frith

Votes: 9

9. Are You Feeling Lonely? (2003)

14 min | Short

Massively affected by the big city, Baddi, a janitor in the morgue, makes phone calls to the yet-to-be-informed widows in an attempt to meet the one that will fulfill his fantasy of love, wealth and social status.

Director: Rosario Garcia-Montero | Stars: Pashu Pathi Ganeshan, Fiorella Glave, James Angelos, Jesica Chaos

Votes: 24

10. Artflick.001 (2004)

5 min | Animation, Short

Artflick.001 is the first in a series of new visual media breaking down the boundaries and preconceived notions about contemporary and fine art. Painter Brian Alfred explores the impact of ... See full summary »

Directors: Kyle Newman, Nick Regalbuto | Star: Brian Alfred

Votes: 17

11. Azumi (2003)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

49 Metascore

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya, Takatoshi Kaneko

Votes: 14,641

12. Baadasssss! (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

Mario Van Peebles' half-documentary/half-homage to his father Melvin Van Peebles' movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971).

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Nia Long, Joy Bryant, Ossie Davis

Votes: 4,907 | Gross: $0.37M

13. The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone (2003)

110 min | Documentary

Documentary about the Basque nationalist movement in Spain.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Xabier Arzalluz, Bernardo Atxaga, Txiki Benegas, Txetxo Bengoetxea

Votes: 1,087

14. Bathtime in Clerkenwell (2003)

3 min | Short, Animation

In a black and white, two-dimensional animated world, it's morning and time for a sleeping man to wake. A cuckoo clock sends a series of birds to fly toward his head to chirp and wake him; ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Budovsky

Votes: 148

15. Human Error (2004)

95 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

Comedy where two men leave their lives behind for new jobs--at a corporation which exists in an animated world--and are pitted against one another by their scheming, insecure manager.

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Xander Berkeley, Tom Bower, Robert Knott, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 50

16. The Best Thief in the World (2004)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Silverman, David Warshofsky, Audra McDonald

Votes: 529

17. The Big Durian (2003)

75 min | Documentary, Drama

On the night of 18 October 1987, a soldier ran amok with an M16 in the area of Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur. Due to the thorny circumstances of the time and place, his amok triggered a citywide ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Muhammad | Stars: Amir Muhammad, Ghafir Akbar, Soh Boon Tat, Bernice Chauly

Votes: 65

18. Bobbycrush (2003)

10 min | Short

Bobby Stone is 13 and in love. Problem is that he's in love with his best friend Dylan and Dylan doesn't feel the same way.

Director: Cam Archer | Stars: Jasper Bel, Cassidy Field, Jason Jacen, Terri Walker

Votes: 152

19. Book of Love (2004)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.

Director: Alan Brown | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Simon Baker, Gregory Smith, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 1,722

20. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 16,955 | Gross: $3.41M

21. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies", is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon McBurney

Votes: 5,573 | Gross: $0.93M

22. Brother to Brother (2004)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

57 Metascore

A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

Director: Rodney Evans | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Alex Burns, Kevin Jackson

Votes: 1,165

23. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

30 Metascore

Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.

Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters, Elden Henson

Votes: 470,520 | Gross: $57.94M

24. Garden State (2004)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm

Votes: 212,698 | Gross: $26.78M

25. Calicot (2004)

7 min | Short

This wry, wordless French short follows cotton from its picking on a plantation in Africa to a final use in the United States.

Director: V. Sarah Gurevick | Stars: Dilip Sandiressegarane, Frédéric Hitzel, Thérèse Hitzel, Serge Rivière

Votes: 25

26. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

71 Metascore

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 19,201 | Gross: $0.21M

28. Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A documentary on Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley's Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Shirley Chisholm, Walter Cronkite, George Wallace, Ralph Abernathy

Votes: 293

29. Chrystal (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Twenty years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.

Director: Ray McKinnon | Stars: Lisa Blount, Billy Bob Thornton, Kamron Ross Stacey, David Rhodes

Votes: 1,630 | Gross: $0.08M

30. American Experience (1987– )
Episode: Citizen King (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary that draws on input from a broad cross-section of people to examine to last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life.

Directors: Orlando Bagwell, Noland Walker | Stars: Taylor Branch, David Halberstam, Martin Luther King, Andrew Young

Votes: 90

31. The Clearing (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

60 Metascore

As an executive is held captive by a former employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.

Director: Pieter Jan Brugge | Stars: Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 13,686 | Gross: $5.76M

32. The Cold Ones (2004)

7 min | Drama, Short

A sister and brother cope with their father's murder and their mother's abandonment of the family.

Director: Aaron Platt | Star: Betsy Douds

Votes: 14

33. Doble juego (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Comedy

Unbeknownst to them, a handful of people are brought together by a crafty swindler, only to eagerly conspire against one another for the promise of a lucrative reward.

Director: Alberto Durant | Stars: Fabrizio Aguilar, Fernando Cayo, Katia Condos, Gianfranco Brero

Votes: 155

34. Control Room (2004)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim

Votes: 5,120 | Gross: $2.59M

35. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 21,081 | Gross: $1.88M

36. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,918 | Gross: $0.67M

37. Curtis (2004)

34 min | Short

A short film on the life and art of Curtis Wheeler.

Director: Jacob Akira Okada

Votes: 21

38. Dandelion (2004)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Milgard | Stars: Vincent Kartheiser, Taryn Manning, Arliss Howard, Mare Winningham

Votes: 1,985

39. Amenaza: Dr. Veneno (2004)

13 min | Short

Lince and Solitary Eagle discover that their host is actually their enemy in disguise, Dr. Poison.

Director: Jose Ruben Escalante Mendez

41. Deadline (I) (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A documentary on Illinois Governor George Ryan, who, with 60 days left in office, makes a decision on the fate of death row prisoners.

Directors: Katy Chevigny, Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Anthony Amsterdam, Jeanne Bishop, Stephen Bright, George W. Bush

Votes: 233

42. D.E.B.S. (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie

Votes: 15,547 | Gross: $0.10M

43. Deep Silence (2003)

15 min | Short

Without realizing that one of them may not return, Walter and Angel embark on a trip to Miami from Havana.

Director: Gustavo Loza | Stars: Jorge Milo, Ronny Bendomo, Gustavo Averos, Tamara Castellanos

Votes: 15

44. Destino (2003)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short

Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney's Destino features the tragic love story of Chronos, the personification of time, and a mortal woman as they seek each other out across surreal landscapes.

Director: Dominique Monfery | Stars: Dora Luz, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 4,939

45. Dig! (2004)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion, Matt Hollywood

Votes: 6,206 | Gross: $0.13M

46. Dirty Work (2004)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary