London Film Festival 2011

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1. 360 (2011)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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43 Metascore

A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster

Votes: 14,266 | Gross: $0.10M

2. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 214,906 | Gross: $82.58M

3. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

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.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 36,336 | Gross: $4.46M

4. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 204,518 | Gross: $44.67M

5. Habemus Papam (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 11,607 | Gross: $0.48M

6. Coriolanus (2011)

R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.2
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79 Metascore

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 28,397 | Gross: $0.76M

7. Trishna (2011)

R | 117 min | Drama

6.0
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57 Metascore

The story of the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Mita Vasisht, Harish Khanna

Votes: 2,666 | Gross: $0.23M

8. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 110,337 | Gross: $1.74M

9. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

7.4
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87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 23,065 | Gross: $1.38M

10. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 287,442 | Gross: $35.01M

11. Alpeis (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Stavros Psyllakis, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris, Ariane Labed

Votes: 6,273 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 104,479 | Gross: $2.55M

13. Faust (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 4,403 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Hearat Shulayim (2011)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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82 Metascore

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack

Votes: 4,965 | Gross: $2.01M

15. The Future (2011)

R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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67 Metascore

When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

Director: Miranda July | Stars: Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres

Votes: 7,310 | Gross: $0.57M

16. Ichimei (2011)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka, Hikari Mitsushima

Votes: 6,031 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Like Crazy (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley

Votes: 52,076 | Gross: $3.41M

18. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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75 Metascore

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

Director: Sean Durkin | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 43,241 | Gross: $2.98M

19. Michael (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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64 Metascore

Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Directors: Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits | Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 3,894 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Miss Bala (2011)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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80 Metascore

After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Noé Hernández, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque

Votes: 7,342

21. Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

Votes: 30,133 | Gross: $0.14M

22. Oslo, 31. august (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin

Votes: 15,437 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 4,796 | Gross: $0.76M

24. Restless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk

Votes: 15,974 | Gross: $0.16M

25. Take Shelter (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart

Votes: 76,936 | Gross: $1.73M

26. This Must Be the Place (2011)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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61 Metascore

Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson

Votes: 28,405 | Gross: $0.14M

27. Et maintenant on va où? (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim

Votes: 9,002 | Gross: $0.53M

28. Junkhearts (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

5.7
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Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working... See full summary »

Director: Tinge Krishnan | Stars: Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge, Romola Garai, Candese Reid

Votes: 667

29. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman

Votes: 22,760 | Gross: $0.46M

30. Skoonheid (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

6.2
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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz

Votes: 1,456

31. Better This World (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.3
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A pair of childhood friends from Texas who set out to prove themselves.

Directors: Kelly Duane, Katie Galloway | Stars: Scott Crow, Brandon Darby, Matthew Vadum

Votes: 349

32. Tou ze (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home.

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Andy Lau, Deannie Ip, Hailu Qin, Fuli Wang

Votes: 4,416 | Gross: $0.19M

33. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Bob Adriaens

Votes: 14,690 | Gross: $0.01M

34. I Wish (2011)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda | Stars: Kôki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Masami Nagasawa, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 4,521 | Gross: $0.15M

35. Damsels in Distress (2011)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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67 Metascore

A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke

Votes: 8,198 | Gross: $1.01M

36. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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53 Metascore

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 55,984

37. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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82 Metascore

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy

Votes: 12,734 | Gross: $1.12M

38. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 199,866 | Gross: $40.96M

39. Shame (2011)

NC-17 | 101 min | Drama

7.2
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72 Metascore

A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Lucy Walters

Votes: 160,194 | Gross: $4.00M