2011

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1.
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide. (88 mins.)
Director: Goran Dukic
 
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Nana (2005)
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A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships. (113 mins.)
Director: Kentarô Ohtani
 
3.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
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Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
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Blank City (2010 Documentary)
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During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking. (94 mins.)
Director: Celine Danhier
 
5.
My Back Pages (2011)
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in 1969, Sawada (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is filled with idealism that permeated that era and starts working as a gonzo journalist for a weekly magazine... (141 mins.)
 
6.
Our Future (2011)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Kashou Iizuka
 
7.
The Sword Identity (2011)
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During the Ming Dynasty one man will request a competition when his weapon is rejected. After a series of fights he is determined to prove his sword is invincible. (108 mins.)
Director: Haofeng Xu
 
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El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2010 Documentary)
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For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works... (108 mins.)
Director: Gereon Wetzel
 
9.
Inni (2011 Documentary)
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Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós melds its sonic landscape with visuals in this concert film/documentary. (74 mins.)
 
10.
Like Crazy (2011)
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A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. (86 mins.)
Director: Drake Doremus
 
11.
White: The Melody of the Curse (2011)
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Girl group "Pink Dolls" is always pushed into the background by other popular idols. When the girls release their new song "White", a remake from unknown origins they become instant sensations. (106 mins.)
Director: Gok Kim, Sun Kim
 
12.
Andrew Bird: Fever Year (2011 Documentary)
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The acclaimed musician's rigorous touring year culminates in perpetual fever as he crosses the finish line on crutches from an onstage injury. Concert documentary features collaborators Martin Dosh, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, and others. (80 mins.)
Director: Xan Aranda
 
13.
Headshot (2011)
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A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow. (105 mins.)
 
14.
Detroit Metal City (2008)
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Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop... (104 mins.)
Director: Toshio Lee
 
15.
Hugo (2011)
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In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
16.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
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Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée. (109 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
17.
Gormenghast (2000 Mini-Series)
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A villain threatens the rise of a new earl in an ancient kingdom. (232 mins.)
 
18.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
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Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
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Thor (2011)
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The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
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Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (56 mins.)
 
21.
Red Riding Hood (2011)
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Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure. (100 mins.)
 
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Waitress (2007)
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Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness. (108 mins.)
Director: Adrienne Shelly
 
23.
Wild Target (2010)
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A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
24.
Water for Elephants (2011)
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Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife. (120 mins.)
 
25.
Friends with Benefits (2011)
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A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications. (109 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
 
26.
Date Night (2010)
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In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous. (88 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
27.
Extract (2009)
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Joel, the owner of an extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
 
28.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
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Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend. (111 mins.)
 
29.
Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
30.
Nine (2009)
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Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother. (118 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
31.
Neverland (2011 Mini-Series)
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Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets... (180 mins.)
 
32.
North (1994)
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Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents. (87 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
33.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car. (45 mins.)
 
34.
This Is 40 (2012)
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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart. (134 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow