Mumbai Film Festival 2019

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1. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 741,339 | Gross: $78.90M

2. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

76 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 168,570 | Gross: $8.55M

3. The Report (I) (2019)

R | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine

Votes: 17,019

4. Honey Boy (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers

Votes: 5,072

5. The Souvenir (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

91 Metascore

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Director: Joanna Hogg | Stars: Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Frankie Wilson

Votes: 5,512 | Gross: $1.04M

6. The Dead Don't Die (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

53 Metascore

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 35,122 | Gross: $6.56M

7. Les Misérables (2019)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A cop of provinces moves Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

Director: Ladj Ly | Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga, Issa Perica

Votes: 3,233

8. Little Joe (2019)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor

Votes: 1,860

9. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

74 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 8,035

10. Sorry We Missed You (2019)

101 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor

Votes: 4,719

11. Pain and Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 27,407

12. The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

113 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao, Regina Wan

Votes: 1,362

13. Frankie (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

56 Metascore

Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sennia Nanua, Ariyon Bakare, Vinette Robinson

Votes: 481

14. Young Ahmed (2019)

90 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck

Votes: 1,280

15. Oh Mercy! (2019)

119 min | Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Léa Seydoux, Sara Forestier, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 674

16. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 3,550 | Gross: $0.42M

17. Greener Grass (2019)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe | Stars: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Beck Bennett, Neil Casey

Votes: 1,312

18. Midsommar (I) (2019)

R | 147 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper

Votes: 104,710 | Gross: $27.33M

19. The Beach Bum (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen

Votes: 13,537 | Gross: $3.49M

20. What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

A portrait of the work and life of controversial film critic Pauline Kael, and her battle to achieve success and influence in the 20th century movie business.

Director: Rob Garver | Stars: Woody Allen, Lili Anolik, Alec Baldwin, Carol Baum

Votes: 159

21. Ad Astra (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

80 Metascore

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 130,321 | Gross: $35.40M

22. Judy (II) (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 15,574

23. The Two Popes (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujín, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 55,403

24. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

83 Metascore

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes

Votes: 54,356 | Gross: $0.43M

25. The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

After being attacked on the street, a young man enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself from future threats.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada

Votes: 16,686 | Gross: $2.41M

26. Babyteeth (2019)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Eliza Scanlen, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Andrea Demetriades

Votes: 388

27. Marriage Story (2019)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer, Azhy Robertson

Votes: 135,299

28. Ordinary Love (2019)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis.

Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn | Stars: Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville, Amit Shah, David Wilmot

Votes: 309

29. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mob hitman recalls his friend Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 210,237

30. Pearl of the Desert (2019)

82 min | Documentary

Moti Khan, a musically gifted child from the lower caste Muslim Manganiyars of the Thar Desert, is forced to sing and play music for their ancestral patrons in order to survive.

Director: Pushpendra Singh | Stars: Moti Khan Manganiyar, Nijre Khan Manganiyar, Anwar Khan Manganiyar

31. Ravening (2019)

107 min | Drama, Horror

Two chaste lovers bow down to social taboos and repress their feelings, but doing so pushes them towards a horrific crime.

Director: Bhaskar Hazarika | Stars: Lima Das, Arghadeep Baruah, Neetali Das, Chandan Bhuyan

Votes: 196

32. That Cloud Never Left (2019)

65 min | Documentary, Fantasy

Toymakers in a Bengal village prepare for an upcoming lunar eclipse.

Director: Yashaswini Raghunandan

Votes: 8

33. The Elder One (2019)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A transgender child from Lakshadweep sets off to Mumbai in pursuit of Akbar, an elder brother who left the island due to his sexual orientation.

Director: Geethu Mohandas | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Shashank Arora, Sanjana Dipu, Sobhita Dhulipala

Votes: 371

34. Bombay Rose (2019)

93 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

BOMBAY ROSE is a beautiful hand-painted animation created by award winning animator Gitanjali Rao. A romance set on the streets of Bombay we witness Kamala and Salim's quest for love in this chaotic and beautiful city.

Director: Gitanjali Rao | Stars: Anurag Kashyap, Makrand Deshpande, Virendra Saxena, Geetanjali Kulkarni

Votes: 64

35. Gamak Ghar (2019)

91 min | Drama

In a north Indian village, a family reunites at their ancestral house to celebrate a new birth in the family. It's a joyous, carefree occasion. Over the next two decades, through festivals ... See full summary »

Director: Achal Mishra | Stars: Abhinav Jha, Mira Jha, Satyendra Jha, Soniya Jha

Votes: 22

36. Just Like That (2019)

109 min | Drama

Mrs. Sharma is the wife of a respected, small-time government employee in Allahabad. When her husband dies, she is expected to move in with her son and grandchildren. But the woman wants to live by herself.

Director: Kislay | Stars: Trimala Adhikari, Harish Khanna, Mohini Sharma, Shivam Sharma

Votes: 11

37. Bitter Chestnut (2019)

100 min | Drama

Kishan, 17, wavers between his own desires and his family's hopes for him. He has to make a choice: should he live a predictable life in his remote Himalayan village or migrate to the city?... See full summary »

Director: Gurvinder Singh | Stars: Bhankheri Devi, Rani Devi, Gopi Katwal, Kishan Katwal

Votes: 12

38. About Love (2019)

91 min | Documentary

Three generations of the Phadke family live together in their ancestral home in downtown Mumbai. With her brother's wedding coming up, and her own misgivings towards marriage, the filmmaker... See full summary »

Director: Archana Phadke

Votes: 16

39. Eeb Allay Ooo! (2019)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

A young migrant battles hordes of monkeys in the heart of New Delhi as a contractual monkey repeller.

Director: Prateek Vats | Stars: Naina Sareen, Shardul Bharadwaj, Nitin Goel, Mahender Nath

Votes: 17

40. Invitation (2019)

85 min | Drama

10-year-old Tashi and his aging grandma live as tenants to a wealthy family, in a remote mountain village in Darjeeling.

Director: Saurav Rai | Stars: Chandra Dewan, Pravesh Gurung, Sunil Rai, Teresa Rai

Votes: 11

41. For Sama (2019)

TV-PG | 100 min | Documentary, War

89 Metascore

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.

Directors: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts | Stars: Waad Al-Kateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab

Votes: 2,101 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Port Authority (2019)

94 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Port Authority is a love story set in New York's kiki ballroom scene, and follows Paul, a 20 year old midwesterner, who arrives at the central bus station and quickly catches eyes with Wye,... See full summary »

Director: Danielle Lessovitz | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Leyna Bloom, McCaul Lombardi, Louisa Krause

Votes: 225

43. By the Grace of God (2018)

137 min | Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

The three men, friends of childhood, will cross, compare their personal experiences and question their life of couple, family and professional.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud, Éric Caravaca

Votes: 3,606

44. Judy & Punch (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Seaside (nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule.

Director: Mirrah Foulkes | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Tom Budge, Jacek Koman

Votes: 516

45. System Crasher (2019)

118 min | Drama

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.

Director: Nora Fingscheidt | Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister

Votes: 2,032



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