Top rated punishing movies on Sundance Now

Check out today’s highest ranked punishing movies on Sundance Now! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best punishing movies on Sundance Now, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Fire at Sea (2016)

Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.

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2016-02-18 | Documentary

Cast

Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina

Rating

rating icon 6.645
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #79 for
    high-running emotions
  2. Ranked #85 for
    hodgepodge
  3. Ranked #103 for
    juxtaposition

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2 Beats (2019)

Summer 1994, Scotland. Johnno and Spanner are best mates, but Johnno’s family are moving him to a new town and a better life, leaving Spanner behind to face a precarious future. In pursuit of adventure and escape they head out on one last night to an illegal rave before parting ways indefinitely.

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2019-05-17 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Cristian Ortega, Lorn Macdonald

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    average
  2. Ranked #1 for
    funnier
  3. Ranked #1 for
    liberating

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3 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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2009-02-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    like The Da Vinci Code
  2. Ranked #87 for
    like Knives Out
  3. Ranked #95 for
    emo character

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4 Sweet Country (2018)

In 1929, an Australian Aboriginal stockman kills a white station owner in self-defense and goes on the lam, pursued by a posse.

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2018-01-25 | Western / Crime

Cast

Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown

Rating

rating icon 6.656
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #94 for
    potty-mouthed
  2. Ranked #141 for
    westernized
  3. Ranked #157 for
    miscarriage of justice

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5 Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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2013-10-25 | Drama

Cast

Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska

Rating

rating icon 7.247
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    symmetry plots
  2. Ranked #84 for
    reverse shot
  3. Ranked #109 for
    masterpiece

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6 José (2020)

José lives with his mother in Guatemala: a tough life in one of the world's most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. José is her youngest and favorite child, and her life is going to church and selling sandwiches. He spends his days on crowded buses and in the streets delivering food. Resigned and aloof, in free moments he plays with his phone and looks for random sex. When he meets Luis, José is thrust into a dimension of passion and pain and self-reflection that was previously unimaginable.

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2020-01-31 | Drama

Cast

Enrique Salanic, Manolo Herrera

Rating

rating icon 5.56
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unapologetic
  2. Ranked #2 for
    utterly captivating
  3. Ranked #3 for
    raw and gritty

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7 Meek's Cutoff (2011)

Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.

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2011-04-08 | Western

Cast

Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood

Rating

rating icon 6.531
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #34 for
    westernized
  2. Ranked #125 for
    ambling
  3. Ranked #153 for
    trailblazer

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8 20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

A semi-fictionalized documentary about a day in the life of Australian musician Nick Cave's persona.

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2014-07-05 | Documentary / Drama

Cast

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

Rating

rating icon 7.072
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #10 for
    Rockumentary
  2. Ranked #83 for
    hubristic
  3. Ranked #109 for
    obtuse

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9 Wendy and Lucy (2008)

A near-penniless drifter's journey to Alaska in search of work is interrupted when she loses her dog while attempting to shoplift food for it.

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2008-12-10 | Drama

Cast

Michelle Williams, Lucy

Rating

rating icon 6.84
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #30 for
    grease monkey
  2. Ranked #139 for
    social realism
  3. Ranked #166 for
    like The Last Picture Show

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10 Growing Up Smith (2017)

In 1979, an Indian family moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. While their 10-year-old boy Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a "good old boy" propels him further away from his family's ideals than ever before.

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2017-02-03 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Roni Akurati, Brighton Sharbino

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #73 for
    father figure
  2. Ranked #114 for
    child-friendly
  3. Ranked #130 for
    comforting

Trailer

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