Top 10 Breakthrough Sundance Films

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5. SAW (2004)

Sundance 2004 was also the site of a breakthrough on the opposite end of the tonal spectrum from NAPOLEON DYNAMITE: the grisly horror movie that helped launch the torture porn genre. As the story goes, Lionsgate planned to release the film straight-to-video until the movie went over like gangbusters at Sundance. Director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell are still carving their way through the industry; their haunted house film INSIDIOUS was the most profitable movie of 2011.

Author: Matt Singer

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hustle_and_flow10. THE FOOT FIST WAY (2006)9. SUPER SIZE ME (2004)8. THIRTEEN (2003)7. HUSTLE & FLOW (2005)6. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (2004)5. SAW (2004)4. CLERKS (1994)
3. SLACKER (1991)2. RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)1. SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE (1989)