2014 Sundance Film Festival Best Movies

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The 10 Buzziest Movies Coming out of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Kristen Stewart, Luke Wilson, Keira Knightley, Zach Braff, and more all turned out to flag wave for their Sundance Film Festival features. But, at the end of 10 days of frenzied film-watching and partying – and a bit of mourning for Festival honcho Robert Redford's Best Actor Oscar snub -- the buzz remains for a vibrant number of small films that run the gamut from comedy to horror to sci-fi to action.

Here are the 10 buzziest films out of the famous Park City, Utah film fest.

[Related: See Photos of the Stars at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival]

1. "Whiplash"
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Dramatic Feature at Saturday night's awards ceremony, this two-hander with rising star Miles Teller (last year's "The Spectacular Now" and this month's "That Awkward Moment") and "that guy" J. K. Simmons (the dad from "Juno") about a talented jazz drummer and his demanding music teacher goes to a dark, dark place. Sony Classics has acquired it for distribution.

2. "Boyhood"
The last-minute addition to the festival from Richard Linklater is a Texas family drama that the "Before Midnight" writer-director shot over 12 years. It stars Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and astonishing newcomer Ellar Coltrane in the title role as a young man who ages from 5 to 18 on screen. It will next play the Berlinale Film Festival in February before IFC Films distributes it in theaters.

The Skeleton Twins
The Skeleton Twins

3. "The Skeleton Twins"
Bill Hader and Kirsten Wiig get laughs – and break hearts – as estranged fraternal twins who reunite 10 years after living on opposite coasts. Gradually they pick up the pieces and put them together in new ways in this game called life in the Waldo Salt Award-winning screenplay. Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate will partner for a late summer/early fall release. Could that mean Oscar buzz for Hader?

[Related: Sundance Scoop: Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Pair Up as ‘The Skeleton Twins’]

4. "Fed Up"
Katie Couric executive produced and narrates Stephanie Soechtig's searing documentary on the scary ways the food industry, enabled by the U.S. Government, feeds the obesity epidemic.

5. "Laggies"
The charming Keira Knightley adopts an American accent as a woman on the verge of becoming engaged who, watching her high school girlfriends get married and pregnant, realizes this is totally not the life she wants to live. She has to rewind to high school with Chloe Grace Moretz (supervised by her father, played by Sam Rockwell) to get her bearings back in Lynn Shelton's off-beat rom-com that A24 scooped up for a summer release.

[Related: Sundance Scoop: Keira Knightely Aces Aimless in Seattle Comedy 'Laggies']

6. "Rich Hill"
The Grand Jury Award Winner for Best U. S. Documentary follows three young men scratching out a future, and living in the present, in a portrait of rural American life filmed in a tiny town off Route 49 in Missouri.

7. "Frank"
Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave") stars in a quirky comedy as an avant-garde rocker who always wears a big oversized head onstage and off, a stunt which could be the comic equivalent of Tom Hardy's mask-wearing Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises." Magnolia Pictures swiftly made a date with "Frank."

8. "Dear White People"
Writer-director Justin Simien won the Breakthrough Talent Award with his contemporary comedy about a quartet of black Ivy Leaguers reacting to a decidedly un-PC "African-American" themed party thrown by a campus fraternity.

[Related: 'Dear White People' Director Justin Simien Snaps His Way Through Sundance]

9. "I Origins"
The winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Prize marks the return of director Mike Cahill ("Another Earth") in a probing metaphysical romance that features Michael Pitt and Britt Marling as biologists whose unexpected discovery potentially undermines their long-held beliefs. Yes, according to Sundance and buyer Fox Searchlight, science and technology can be sexy.

10. "The Raid 2"
While Sundance is not traditionally measured by the power of its action movies, viewers have hailed this sequel to the Indonesia-set "The Raid: Redemption" as a breathless, bone-crunching and badass battle between the law and Jakarta's underworld. RADiUS-TWC has already snagged the North American rights.

And worthy of an additional shout-out are the following films: "The Babadook," "Cold in July," "Happy Christmas," "The One I love," "Web Junkie, "Camp X-Ray," "Calvary," "The Case Against 8," "Wish I Was Here," and "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter." If you've heard buzz – good or bad – about these or any other Sundance films, please chime in.

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