2011: My Favourite Filmsby Danger_Panther | created - 12 Aug 2011 | updated - 29 Dec 2015 | Public
Just a list of my favourite films from 2011
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1. Submarine (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.
Votes: 74,002 | Gross: $0.47M
Great heartfelt debut by Richard Ayoade. Very funny, very british and a great soundtrack too
2. Drive (I) (2011)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
Votes: 479,624 | Gross: $35.06M
3. Tyrannosaur (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.
Votes: 26,363 | Gross: $0.02M
4. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 172,827 | Gross: $7.10M
5. Chinese Take-Out (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store. Roberto collects bizarre worldwide news in an album as a hobby and his acquaintance Mari ... See full summary »
Saw this while i was living in Argentina and was impressed by this touching comedy. Ricardo Darin as always is excellent
6. In a Better World (2010)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Votes: 34,805 | Gross: $1.01M
The Danish Oscar and Golden Globe winner is a beautifully shot film examining the fine line between justice and revenge.
7. I Saw the Devil (2010)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
Votes: 82,975 | Gross: $0.13M
Probably my favourite ever piece of Asian cinema. Twisted, bloody and full of revenge but with a certain poetry to it. Reminds me of Oldboy, not just because of the brilliant Min-Sik Choi, but just about edges it. Highly reccommended but not for the fainted hearted!
8. The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Votes: 14,689 | Gross: $0.01M
9. The Guard (2011)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Votes: 70,209 | Gross: $5.36M
Saw this at Berlin Film festival and was laughing the whole way through. In the same vein as In Bruges
10. Biutiful (2010)
R | 148 min | Drama, Romance
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.
Votes: 75,225 | Gross: $5.10M
I'm a huge fan of Iñárritu and despite mixed reviews i was blown away by this powerful and albeit depressing latest offering. Javier Bardem is excellent as Uxbal and the film offers a much different picture of Barcelona.
11. Ajami (2009)
Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.
Votes: 5,393 | Gross: $0.62M
Oscar nominated Ajami was one of my biggest surprises for me this year. Slow building but the interweaving stories of the various characters comes together for a storming finish. If you like Crash, Amores Perros, Babel etc this is one for you
12. Take Shelter (2011)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Votes: 76,924 | Gross: $1.73M
13. The Fighter (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Votes: 297,389 | Gross: $93.62M
One of the more obvious choices but i was really impressed with Wahlberg's boxing biopic
14. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Unrated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Votes: 71,251 | Gross: $0.10M
Loved the first film and the second one didn't disappoint. Much more political and manages to not simply recreate the prequel
15. The Tree of Life (2011)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.
Votes: 147,524 | Gross: $13.30M
16. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 50,061 | Gross: $1.61M
Great documentary about the legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna
17. Blue Valentine (2010)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Votes: 156,636 | Gross: $9.74M
18. Weekend (II) (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Votes: 22,761 | Gross: $0.46M
19. También la lluvia (2010)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama, History
As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Votes: 10,833 | Gross: $0.56M
Will always watch anything that involves Gael Garcia Bernal and Tambien La Lluvia doesn't disappoint. Interesting social historical backdrop of the Water War in Bolivia.
20. Rabbit Hole (2010)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama
Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Votes: 43,273 | Gross: $2.23M
Powerful film revolving around a couple trying to deal with the loss of their son. Emotional
21. The Rum Diary (2011)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there.
Votes: 91,146 | Gross: $13.10M
22. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 600,388 | Gross: $106.95M
Natalie Portman is incredible in the psychological ballet drama
23. Les petits mouchoirs (2010)
Not Rated | 154 min | Comedy, Drama
A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.
Votes: 20,368 | Gross: $0.21M
24. True Grit (2010)
PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.
Votes: 262,321 | Gross: $171.24M
Coen brothers smash out yet another great film
25. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 55,644 | Gross: $3.29M
A really interesting docu/mockumentary from the ever enigmatic Banksy
26. 50/50 (2011)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 287,414 | Gross: $35.01M
27. Un homme qui crie (2010)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,278 | Gross: $0.01M
28. Warrior (2011)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
Votes: 369,331 | Gross: $13.66M
29. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 75,828 | Gross: $14.60M
30. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 304,826 | Gross: $75.61M
31. The Debt (I) (2010)
R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.
Votes: 58,416 | Gross: $31.18M
33. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 360,264 | Gross: $102.52M
35. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.
Votes: 162,172 | Gross: $24.15M
36. Incendies (2010)
R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.
Votes: 101,063 | Gross: $6.86M
Another of the foreign language oscar nominations. Wonderful cinematography, hard hitting and at times difficult to watch but worth a watch
37. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Votes: 116,889 | Gross: $6.35M
Nice heartwarming indie comedy.
38. Chico & Rita (2010)
Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Votes: 7,453 | Gross: $0.35M
39. Das letzte Schweigen (2010)
Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.
Votes: 5,043 | Gross: $0.10M
40. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
Votes: 7,702 | Gross: $0.19M
41. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 199,847 | Gross: $40.96M
42. The Lady (2011)
R | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.
Votes: 9,284 | Gross: $0.36M
43. La piel que habito (2011)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Votes: 113,602 | Gross: $3.19M
44. Syn Babilonu (2009)
100 min | Drama
A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
47. Unknown (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
Votes: 223,245 | Gross: $63.69M
48. Somos lo que hay (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror
When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important ... See full summary »
51. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
Votes: 110,310 | Gross: $1.74M
52. Secuestrados (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards.
55. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Votes: 17,145 | Gross: $2.01M
56. Tomboy (2011)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.
Votes: 14,398 | Gross: $0.13M
58. Violeta se fue a los cielos (2011)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Votes: 1,725 | Gross: $0.02M
59. Neds (2010)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama
Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.
60. Boy (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
Votes: 12,522 | Gross: $0.26M
61. L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (2010)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Thriller
Paul Exben is a success story - partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,022 | Gross: $0.16M
62. Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.
Votes: 27,480 | Gross: $0.22M
65. Last Night (I) (2010)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Votes: 42,385 | Gross: $0.10M
66. Point Blank (2010)
R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.
Votes: 12,172 | Gross: $0.71M
67. Mein bester Feind (2011)
Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A dark WWII comedy about two friends, stolen artwork and an unfortunate case of mistaken identities, as a Jewish man switches places with his Nazi best friend in order to survive