Filmspotting Golden Brick Finalists

Annual award given to our favorite movie that meets the following criteria:

-Not a mainstream/highly publicized movie
-Shows a clear directorial vision/artistic ambition
-Made by new or newly-established filmmaker (est. 2014)

Since 2013, only 3-5 films (or more) are selected as finalists. More on our Golden Brick page.

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  • Brick
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Food, Inc.
  • Humpday
  • Moon
  • Summer Hours
  • World's Greatest Dad
  • Easy A
  • A Film Unfinished
  • Dogtooth
  • Four Lions
  • The Freebie
  • It's Kind of a Funny Story
  • Please Give
  • The Tillman Story
  • Tiny Furniture
  • Another Earth
  • The Arbor
  • Bill Cunningham New York
  • Certified Copy
  • The Interrupters
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Project Nim
  • Take Shelter
  • Win Win
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Color Wheel
  • Cosmopolis
  • The House I Live In
  • The Loved Ones
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Oslo, August 31st
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Act of Killing
  • Beyond the Hills
  • Fruitvale Station
  • In a World...
  • Leviathan
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Prince Avalanche
  • Short Term 12
  • The Spectacular Now
  • Stories We Tell
  • Blue Ruin
  • Calvary
  • Dear White People
  • The One I Love
  • Starred Up
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • Buzzard
  • Tangerine
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • The Fits
  • Krisha
  • Tower
  • Cameraperson
  • The Witness
  • Columbus
  • Raw
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Brigsby Bear
  • Loving Vincent
  • Shirkers
  • Minding the Gap
  • The Rider
  • Honeyland
  • Atlantics
  • The Art of Self-Defense
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Assistant
  • Time
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • The Painter and the Thief
  • Sound of Metal
  • Blow the Man Down
  • The Vast of Night