The 12 Best Movies Of Sundance

from murderess mermaids to beautiful biopics

Last week in Park City, Utah, film nerds and celebrities alike bundled themselves in parkas and flocked from theater to theater, soaking up the majesty of movies premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. And this year's lineup did not disappoint. From the mind-blowingly unique—singing mermaid sisters who eat men, anyone?—to historical, politically charged biopics, this year's array of cinema had us buzzing long after our planes landed back home. We were particularly moved by the intersectional awareness present in the films, with a diversity of experiences and identities represented across the board. It was hard to pick our favorite, so we narrowed it down to 12. Ahead, the films that got stuck in our brains—and that are sure to continue attracting attention.