Because the key word here is "anticipated," I have omitted several great films that I have already seen, such as "Ex Machina," "The End of the Tour," and "Digging for Fire."
  1. Trainwreck
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    Directed by Judd Apatow
  2. Youth
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    Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
  3. 45 Years
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    Directed by Andrew Haigh
  4. The Lobster
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    Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
  5. Ricki and The Flash
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    Directed by Jonathan Demme
  6. Freeheld
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    Directed by Peter Sollett
  7. A Bigger Splash
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    Directed by Luca Guadagnino
  8. Queen of Earth
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    Directed by Alex Ross Perry
  9. Beasts of No Nation
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    Directed by Cary Fukunaga
  10. The Martian
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    Directed by Ridley Scott
  11. Joy
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    Directed by David O. Russell
  12. Mistress America
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    Directed by Noah Baumbach
  13. Midnight Special
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    Directed by Jeff Nichols
  14. That's What I'm Talking About
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    Directed by Richard Linklater
  15. The Light Between Oceans
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    Directed by Derek Cianfrance
  16. Jobs
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    Directed by Danny Boyle
  17. Carol
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    Directed by Todd Haynes
  18. Love
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    Directed by Gaspar Noe
  19. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
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    Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  20. Irrational Man
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    Directed by Woody Allen
  21. White God
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    Suggested by @margotmathews