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2012 movies The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival  

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List Rules Only movies that were at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Each January, in between the action flicks and swanky award ceremonies, indie film aficionados convene in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival for 10 days of movies from the freshest cinematic voices working both within the U.S. and internationally. Founded in 1981 by actor/director Robert Redford, Sundance has become the premiere film festival for featuring the finest outside-the-box films and talent, and this year's showcase is no different. With a slate that includes 117 feature-length films and names such as Spike Lee, Sean Penn, Melissa Leo, Jesse Eisenberg and even funny guys Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival might just be the long-running fest's strongest year yet.

The festival, which kicked off Thursday, Jan. 19 with a screening of the dramady "Hello I Must Be Going," runs through Jan. 29.

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Safety Not Guaranteed Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin - Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni Written By: Derek Connolly Directed By: Colin TrevorrowCountry: U.S.A.

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This Must Be the Place Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, David Byrne - Cast: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson, Kerry Condon, Harry Dean Stanton Written By: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello Directed By: Paolo SorrentinoCountry: Italy/France/Ireland

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Lay the Favorite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Lay the Favorite Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn - Cast: Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson, Laura Prepon Written By: D.V. DeVincentis Directed By: Stephen FrearsCountry: U.S.A.

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Black Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Black Rock Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Katie Aselton - Cast: Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Katie Aselton Written By: Mark Duplass Directed By: Katie AseltonCountry: U.S.A.

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Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Will Ferrell, Jeff Goldblum, Zach Galifianakis - Cast: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Zach Galifianakis, Will Forte Written and Directed By: Tim Heidecker, Eric WareheimCountry: U.S.A.

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Celeste and Jesse Forever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Celeste and Jesse Forever Emma Roberts, Chris Pine, Elijah Wood - Cast: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Emma Roberts, Elijah Wood Written By: Rashida Jones, Will McCormack Directed By: Lee Toland KriegerCountry: U.S.A.

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Why Stop Now is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Why Stop Now Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan, Melissa Leo - Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Sarah Ramos, Emma Rayne Lyle Written and Directed By: Phil Dorling, Ron NyswanerCountry: U.S.A.

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Your Sister's Sister Emily Blunt, Mike Birbiglia, Rosemarie DeWitt - Cast: Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mike Birbiglia Written and Directed By: Lynne SheltonCountry: U.S.A.

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Liberal Arts Zac Efron, Elizabeth Olsen, Allison Janney - Cast: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, John Magaro, Elizabeth Reaser Written and Directed By: Josh RadnorCountry: U.S.A.

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Red Lights Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olsen - Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones, Leonardo Sbaraglia Written and Directed By: Rodrigo CortésCountry: U.S.A./Spain

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Sleepwalk with Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Sleepwalk With Me Amy Schumer, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane

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Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Bachelorette Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan

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Smashed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Smashed Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Megan Mullally, Aaron Paul

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Wuthering Heights Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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That's What She Said Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat, Marylouise Burke

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Price Check is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Price Check Amy Schumer, Parker Posey, Edward Herrmann - Cast: Parker Posey, Eric Mabius, Annie Parisse, Josh Pais, Cheyenne Jackson, Edward Herrmann Written and Directed by: Michael WalkerCountry: U.S.A.

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For Ellen Dakota Johnson, Jena Malone, Jon Heder - Cast: Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Jena Malone, Margarita Levieva, Shaylena Mandigo, Julian Gamble Written and Directed By: So Yong KimCountry: U.S.A.

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John Dies at the End Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones

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2 Days in New York Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl - Cast: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alex NahonWritten and Directed By: Julie Delpy

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Shadow Dancer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Shadow Dancer Gillian Anderson, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough - Cast: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Gillian Anderson Written By: Tom Bradby Directed By: James MarshCountry: United Kingdom

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For a Good Time, Call . . . is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
For a Good Time, Call... Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Mimi Rogers

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Hello I Must Be Going Blythe Danner, Melanie Lynskey, John Rubinstein

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The Words is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
The Words Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper

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Keep The Lights On Julianne Nicholson, Thure Lindhardt, Paprika Steen

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I Am Not a Hipster Brad William Henke, Michael Harding, Alvaro Orlando

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Red Hook Summer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Red Hook Summer Spike Lee, Nate Parker, James Ransone - Cast: Clarke Peters, Jules Brown, Toni Lysaith, Nate Parker, James Ransone, Thomas Jefferson Byrd Written By: James McBride, Spike Lee Directed By: Spike LeeCountry: U.S.A.

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The Orator Pouoa Malae Lialia'i, Faafiaula Sagote, Falefatu Enari - Cast: Fa’afiaula Sagote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia, Ioata Tanielu Written and Directed By: Tusi TamaseseCountry: New Zealand

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28 Hotel Rooms is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
28 Hotel Rooms Chris Messina, Marin Ireland, Robert Deamer