by USA Today Movies

Swedish art-gallery satire The Square was one of our favorites at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it made off with the coveted Palme d’Or award (the fest’s highest honor). Of the two dozen films we saw in France over the 12-day event, which wrapped Sunday, here are the other movies that you’ll definitely want to see.

1. ‘THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER’

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (in theaters Nov. 3) opens with a prolonged shot of a beating heart mid-operation. It’s perhaps the most soothing moment in this unrelenting horror comedy from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, making his pitch-black relationship satire The Lobster seem like lighthearted family fare. The film reunites Lanthimos with Lobster star Colin Farrell, playing a surgeon who forms an unnerving bond with the teenage son (Barry Keoghan) of a man who died on his operating table. The less you know about this icy Kubrickian thriller — our uncontested festival favorite — the better. But the squeamish may want to steer clear.

2. ‘THE FLORIDA PROJECT’

Some of our most eagerly anticipated titles at Cannes this year were Sofia Coppola’s star-studded The Beguiled and Michael Haneke’s Amour follow-up Happy End, both of which divided critics. But you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who wasn’t enamored by Sean Baker’s neon-colored The Florida Project, his latest after 2015 breakthrough Tangerine. The captivating coming-of-age tale tracks the adventures of mischievous 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), who lives with her single mom (Bria Vinaite) at a seedy roadside motel in the shadow of Disney World. But her child’s-eye view of the world comes crashing down in the heart-rending third act, which left many in tears.

3. ‘WONDERSTRUCK’

Todd Haynes’ feel-good follow-up to Carol hasn’t dazzled critics like his previous films, with just 71% positive reviews on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. But Brian Selznick’s young-adult adaptation (out Oct. 20) is still the Cannes movie most likely to factor into the Oscar race, if not for its admirable but brief turns by Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, most certainly in below-the-line categories such as score and costume design. The drama tells the parallel stories of two deaf children searching for their parents in 1977 and 1927 — the latter of which is presented in black and white without dialogue, in a nod to silent movies that cinephiles who loved Selznick’sHugo will appreciate.

4. ‘YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE’

One of the last films to premiere also proved one of the fest’s most critically acclaimed, earning best actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and tying for screenplay (director and co-writer Lynne Ramsay). Ramsay makes an astonishing return after 2011’s We Need to Talk About Kevin with this brutal psychological drama, which features a haunting performance by Phoenix as a grizzled war veteran working as a contract killer who hunts down child-sex traffickers. If you’re looking for a grittier spin on Takenor Drive — or an equally violent alternative to Robert Pattinson’s Cannes thriller Good Time — this one’s for you.

5. ‘L’AMANT DOUBLE’ (‘THE DOUBLE LOVER’)

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Swedish art-gallery satire The Square was one of our favorites at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it made off with the coveted Palme d’Or award (the fest’s highest honor). Of the two dozen films we saw in France over the 12-day event, which wrapped Sunday, here are the other movies that you’ll definitely want to see.