#1 A Separation 2011
Ugly truth, sweet lies.
Director: Asghar Farhadi. Cast: Leila Hatami, Peyman Maadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Babak Karimi, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh, Kimia Hosseini, Merila Zarei, Mohammad Sajadian, Armine Zeytounchian .
Overview: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Genre: Drama. Country: Iran. Runtime: 2h 3m. Rated: PG-13.
#2 The Artist 2011
A breath of fresh vintage air
Director: Michel Hazanavicius. Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Joel Murray, Ken Davitian, Elizabeth Tulloch, Basil Hoffman, Bill Fagerbakke, Nina Siemaszko.
Overview: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance. Countries: Belgium, France. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: PG-13.
#3 Warrior 2011
Fight for Family
Director: Gavin O'Connor. Cast: Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Frank Grillo, Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Dunn, Maximiliano Hernández, Bryan Callen, Sam Sheridan, Jake McLaughlin, Vanessa Martinez, Denzel Whitaker, Carlos Miranda, Nick Lehane.
Overview: An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path toward the title prize, his brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense winner-take-all battle of their lives.
Genres: Action, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 20m. Rated: PG-13.
#4 Hugo 2011
One of the most legendary directors of our time takes you on an extraordinary adventure.
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law, Kevin Eldon, Gulliver McGrath, Angus Barnett.
Overview: Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Family. Countries: France, United States of America, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 6m. Rated: PG.
#5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011
Evil shall with evil be expelled.
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Élodie Yung, Goran Visnjic, Julian Sands, Ulf Friberg, Donald Sumpter, Gustaf Hammarsten, David Dencik.
Overview: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.
Genres: Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama. Countries: United States of America, Norway, Sweden. Runtime: 2h 38m. Rated: R.
#6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011
It all ends here
Director: David Yates. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Gemma Jones, Clémence Poésy, Emma Thompson, Warwick Davis, David Thewlis, Domhnall Gleeson, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Jim Broadbent.
Overview: The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemorts final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m. Rated: PG-13.
#7 Drive 2011
There are no clean getaways.
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Kaden Leos, Jeff Wolfe, James Biberi, Russ Tamblyn, Joe Bucaro III, Tiara Parker, Tim Trella, Jimmy Hart.
Overview: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Genres: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: R.
#8 The Help 2011
Change begins with a whisper.
Director: Tate Taylor. Cast: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cicely Tyson, Aunjanue Ellis.
Overview: Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone) is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: PG-13.
#9 50/50 2011
It takes a pair to beat the odds.
Director: Jonathan Levine. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Serge Houde, Andrew Airlie, Sugar Lyn Beard, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall, Donna Yamamoto, Yee Jee Tso, Sarah Smyth, Peter Kelamis, Jessica Parker Kennedy.
Overview: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: R.
#10 The Muppets 2011
Director: James Bobin. Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Ricky Gervais.
Overview: Oil has been discovered beneath the Muppet Theater and oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to raze the Muppet Theater to drill. New Muppet Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary's girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) learn about Tex Richman's plan, and try to stop him by staging The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever, raising $10 million needed to save the theater. In order to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever, Walter, Mary, and Gary must help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways. Fozzie Bear now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a powerful plumbing magnate.
Genres: Comedy, Family. Runtime: 2h. Rated: PG.
#11 The Descendants 2011
The South Pacific ain't that terrific.
Director: Alexander Payne. Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Rob Huebel, Mary Birdsong, Matt Corboy, Michael Ontkean, Patricia Hastie, Kim Gennaula, Grace A. Cruz.
Overview: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront a young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m. Rated: R.
#12 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 2011
Lets make this the most memorable road trip ever.
Director: Zoya Akhtar. Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah, Ariadna Cabrol, Deepti Naval.
Overview: Mumbai-based Kabir Dhiman, who comes from a wealthy building construction family, proposes to his long-time girlfriend, Natasha, much to the delight of both their respective families. He then gets together with one of two of his close friends, Imran Habib, a writer by profession, and they contact their London-based financial broker friend, Arjun, to remind him of a pact of traveling to Spain. The trio commence their long overdue trip not fully realizing that Arjun has still not forgiven Imran for his break-up with Sunani, while he himself regrets being dumped by Rohini, and must also compete with Imran for the affections of gorgeous Deep Sea Diving Instructor, Laila; Kabir struggles to accept life as Natasha's husband; and Imran must ready himself to meet his biological father, Salman, who had abandoned him at birth.
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 15m.
#13 X-Men: First Class 2011
Witness the moment that will change our world.
Director: Matthew Vaughn. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Zoë Kravitz, Oliver Platt.
Overview: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.
Genres: Action, Drama, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 12m. Rated: PG-13.
#14 Midnight in Paris 2011
Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Alison Pill, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Kathy Bates.
Overview: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Genres: Comedy, Indie, Romance. Countries: Spain, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m.
#15 Moneyball 2011
Director: Bennett Miller. Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt.
Overview: The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Rated: PG-13.
#16 We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011
Director: Lynne Ramsay. Cast: John C. Reilly, Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, Siobhan Fallon Hogan.
Overview: The mother of a teenage sociopath who went on a high-school killing spree recalls her son's deranged behavior during childhood, as she deals with her grief.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Foreign. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: R.
#17 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011
No Plan. No Backup. No Choice.
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Anil Kapoor, Josh Holloway, Ving Rhames, Miraj Grbic, Ivan Shvedoff, Samuli Edelmann, Michael Nyqvist, Léa Seydoux, Michelle Monaghan, Tom Wilkinson, Tammy Hui.
Overview: In the 4th installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks (Nyqvist), who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF to be implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to disavow them. No longer being aided by the government, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks around the globe, although they might still be too late to stop a disaster.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Adventure. Countries: Czech Republic, United States of America, United Arab Emirates. Runtime: 2h 13m. Rated: PG-13.
#18 The Adventures of Tintin 2011
This year, discover how far adventure will take you.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Cary Elwes, Tony Curran, Toby Jones, Daniel Mays, Sebastian Roché, Phillip Rhys, Mark Ivanir, Gad Elmaleh, Jacquie Barnbrook, Joe Starr.
Overview: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of stealing a priceless treasure. Tintin and Snowy, with the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson and Thomson, travel half the world, one step ahead of their enemies, as Tintin endeavors to find the Unicorn, a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Mystery. Countries: New Zealand, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 47m. Rated: PG.
#19 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011
Director: Guy Ritchie. Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Noomi Rapace, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, Geraldine James.
Overview: Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large...Professor Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade, points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder, a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 9m. Rated: PG-13.
#20 Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011
Evolution Becomes Revolution.
Director: Rupert Wyatt. Cast: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Tyler Labine, Jamie Harris, Ty Olsson, David Hewlett, Chelah Horsdal, Jesse Reid, Joey Roche, Madison Bell.
Overview: Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.
Genres: Thriller, Action, Drama, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 45m. Rated: PG-13.
#21 The Skin I live In 2011
Director: Pedro Almodóvar. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya.
Overview: Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed three more things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…(c) Sony Pictures Classics
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Horror. Runtime: 1h 57m.
#22 Delhi Belly 2011
Director: Abhinay Deo. Cast: Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Shenaz Treasurywala, Poorna Jagannathan, Vijay Raaz.
Overview: Delhi-based Sonia agrees to deliver a package for Vladimir Dragunsky and asks her rather unkempt and debt-ridden fiancé, Tashi Malhotra, to do it for her. Tashi, in turn, asks one of two of his room-mates, Arup. But Arup forgets to do so due to an upset stomach ailment commonly known as 'Delhi Belly' as well as his plan to blackmail their landlord, Manish and asks the third roommate Nitin to deliver the package. A gangster, Somayajulu, who was the recipient of this package, starts by brutally questioning Vladimir, and finds out that the package may be in the possession of the trio. While Tashi must deal with his attraction for Journalist Menaka and incur the wrath of her husband, Rajiv, he still has to fully come to terms whether or not he wants to marry Sonia. And the entry of ruthless Somayajulu and his gang seriously jeopardizes any plans Tashi and his friends may have for the future.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 1h 42m.
#23 Carnage 2011
A new comedy of no manners
Director: Roman Polanski. Cast: Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, Elvis Polanski, Eliot Berger, Julie Adams.
Overview: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Countries: Spain, France, Germany, Poland. Runtime: 1h 20m. Rated: R.
#24 Source Code 2011
Make Every Second Count
Director: Duncan Jones. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Russell Peters, Joe Cobden, Michael Arden, Jeffrey Wright.
Overview: When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a government experiment, a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller. Countries: United States of America, Canada. Runtime: 1h 33m. Rated: PG-13.
#25 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011
How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes?
Director: Tomas Alfredson. Cast: John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, Ciarán Hinds, Simon McBurney, David Dencik, Tom Hardy, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Arthur Nightingale, Zoltán Mucsi.
Overview: George Smiley, a recently retired MI6 agent, is doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the service, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects - all experienced, skilled and successful agents - but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Countries: Germany, France, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: R.
#26 Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011
Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Cast: Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Joey King, Crystal Reed, Liza Lapira, Analeigh Tipton, Josh Groban, Jenny Mollen, Richard Steven Horvitz, Beth Littleford.
Overview: A father's life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 58m. Rated: PG-13.
#27 War Horse 2011
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine.
Overview: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Genres: War, Drama. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: PG-13.
#28 Kung Fu Panda 2 2011
Prepare For The Year of Awesomeness
Director: Jennifer Yuh. Cast: Seth Rogen, Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman, Jack Black, David Cross, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh, James Hong.
Overview: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: PG.
#29 Jane Eyre 2011
Director: Cary Fukunaga. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench.
Overview: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?
Genres: Drama, Romance, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h. Rated: PG-13.
#30 Melancholia 2011
Director: Lars von Trier. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, Udo Kier, Jesper Christensen, Cameron Spurr, Deborah Fronko.
Overview: Two sisters find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth.
Genres: Drama, Horror. Countries: Denmark, France. Runtime: 2h 16m.
#31 Rango 2011
Heroes come in all different colors.
Director: Gore Verbinski. Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy, Alfred Molina, Abigail Breslin, Claudia Black, Timothy Olyphant, Ray Winstone.
Overview: Rango is a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt - a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures - the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt...
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 47m. Rated: PG.
#32 The Ides of March 2011
Ambition seduces. Power corrupts.
Director: George Clooney. Cast: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, Jennifer Ehle, Gregory Itzin, Michael Mantell, Yuriy Sardarov, Bella Ivory, Maya Sayre, Danny Mooney.
Overview: An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: R.
#33 Don 2 2011
The Chase Continues...
Director: Farhan Akhtar. Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Om Puri, Hrithik Roshan.
Overview: The bosses of the European drug cartel meet in the French Riviera to discuss a new threat emerging from Asia. Don is jeopardizing their business because he is able to sell drugs at a much lower price. The bosses send word out that Don must die. Don has been living in Thailand for the past five years and goes to a remote settlement to pick up a shipment of drugs. Instead of a normal transaction, Don has to fight his way out because the more powerful European bosses want him dead. He then goes back to Malaysia where he surrenders to Roma and Inspector Malik. Don is sentenced to death and sent to a Malaysian prison where he meets Vardhaan. Don and Vardhaan escape the prison by poisoning all the inmates and go to Switzerland where they retrieve the contents of a locker only Vardhaan could access. The locker holds a tape that shows Diwan, the vice president of a money printing bank, bribing someone to kill a competitor.
#34 The Lincoln Lawyer 2011
This Case is a Dangerous Game of Life and Death
Director: Brad Furman. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston, Trace Adkins, Michael Paré, Laurence Mason, Margarita Levieva, Pell James.
Overview: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: R.
#35 The Guard 2011
Director: John Michael McDonagh. Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, Katarina Cas.
Overview: An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Foreign. Country: Ireland. Runtime: 1h 36m. Rated: R.
#36 Win Win 2011
In the game of life, you can't lose 'em all.
Director: Thomas McCarthy. Cast: Paul Giamatti, Melanie Lynskey, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Alex Shaffer, Bobby Cannavale.
Overview: When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother retrieves him.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Sport. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: R.
#37 Fast Five 2011
Director: Justin Lin. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Elsa Pataky, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Joaquim de Almeida.
Overview: Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: PG-13.
#38 Winnie the Pooh 2011
Directors: Stephen Anderson, Don Hall. Cast: Jim Cummings, Travis Oates, Jim Cummings, Bud Luckey, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny, Kirsten Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Hall, Jack Bouleter, Huell Howser, John Cleese.
Overview: During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backson" and they set out to save him.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 3m. Rated: G.
#39 Real Steel 2011
If you get one shot, make it real.
Director: Shawn Levy. Cast: Hope Davis, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Hugh Jackman, Kevin Durand, Dakota Goyo, Phil LaMarr, Olga Fonda, Karl Yune, David Alan Basche, Michael Patrick Carmody, Richard Goteri, Steven Hugh Nelson, Ron Causey , James Rebhorn.
Overview: A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech. Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. (Touchstone Pictures)
Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Drama, Sport. Countries: United States of America, India. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#40 Limitless 2011
What if a pill could make you rich and powerful?
Director: Neil Burger. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Robert John Burke, Darren Goldstein, Ned Eisenberg, T.V. Carpio, Richard Bekins, Patricia Kalember.
Overview: A copywriter discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities.
Genre: Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m.
#41 Super 8 2011
Director: J.J. Abrams. Cast: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Amanda Michalka.
Overview: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: PG-13.
#42 Margin Call 2011
Be first. Be smarter. Or cheat.
Director: J.C. Chandor. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Ashley Williams, Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Penn Badgley, Mary McDonnell, Stanley Tucci, Aasif Mandvi, Susan Blackwell, Maria Dizzia.
Overview: A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 47m. Rated: R.
#43 The Inbetweeners Movie 2011
Director: Ben Palmer. Cast: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas.
Overview: Will, Neil, Simon and Jay, four socially troubled eighteen-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Crete.
Runtime: 1h 37m.
#44 The Tree of Life 2011
Nothing stands still.
Director: Terrence Malick. Cast: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Finnegan Williams, Michael Koeth, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Kari Matchett, Joanna Going, Michael Showers, Kimberly Whalen, Jackson Hurst, Fiona Shaw, Crystal Mantecon.
Overview: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 19m. Rated: PG-13.
#45 J. Edgar 2011
The Most Powerful Man in the World
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Geoff Pierson, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton, Judi Dench, Gunner Wright, Kaitlyn Dever, Adam Driver, Armie Hammer, Ed Westwick, Jessica Hecht, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Denis O'Hare, Lea Thompson.
Overview: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Genres: Crime, Drama, History. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: R.
#46 A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 2011
Christmas comes prematurely.
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson. Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, John Cho, Elias Koteas, Danneel Harris, Kal Penn, Patton Oswalt, Isabella Gielniak, Austin Bickel, Inga R. Wilson, Brett Gelman, Danny Trejo, Paula Garcés.
Overview: Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn.
Genres: Comedy, Adventure. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: R.
#47 Kill the Irishman 2011
The man the mob couldn't kill.
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh. Cast: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Linda Cardellini, Tony Darrow, Robert Davi, Fionnula Flanagan, Bob Gunton, Jason Butler Harner, Vinnie Jones, Tony Lo Bianco, Laura Ramsey, Steve Schirripa, Paul Sorvino.
Overview: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns and allying himself with gangster John Nardi, Greene stops taking orders from the mafia and pursues his own power. Surviving countless assassination attempts from the mob and killing off anyone who went after him in retaliation, Danny Greene's infamous invincibility and notorious fearlessness eventually led to the collapse of mafia syndicates across the U.S. and also earned him the status of the man the mob couldn't kill.
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: R.
#48 The Devil's Double 2011
The 80's were brilliant, if you were in charge.
Director: Lee Tamahori. Cast: Mem Ferda, Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi.
Overview: A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Suspense, War. Country: Belgium. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: R.
#49 Paul 2011
Who's up for a close encounter?
Director: Greg Mottola. Cast: Seth Rogen, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, Jane Lynch, David Koechner, Jesse Plemons, Sigourney Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor, Steven Spielberg.
Overview: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run.
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction. Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: R.
#50 The Adjustment Bureau 2011
Fight for your fate.
Director: George Nolfi. Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery, Anthony Mackie, Lauren Hodges, Purva Bedi, Shane McRae, Terence Stamp, Michael Kelly.
Overview: Just as he is on the brink of winning a senate seat, politician David Norris meets a ballerina named Elise Sellas. Though David is smitten, mysterious men conspire to keep him away from the beautiful dancer. David learns he is up against the powerful agents of Fate itself, and, glimpsing the future laid out before him, must either accept a predetermined path that does not include Elise, or defy Fate to be with her.
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: PG-13.
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