My must see movies: Late 2011-2014

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1.
Contagion (2011)
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Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
 
2.
The Debt (2010)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Retired Mossad Agents must revisit an old mission after suspicions arise. ” - fajardonick
 
3.
50/50 (2011)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ A comedic account of a 27-year-old guy's cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. ” - fajardonick
 
4.
Dream House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling. (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ As Will Atenton (Craig) and his family relocate to a quaint New England town, they soon learn that a mother and her two children were murdered in the same residence. While most everyone thinks the killer is the husband who survived the incident, Will works with a local woman (Watts) to piece together an even more disturbing puzzle. ” - fajardonick
 
5.
Real Steel (2011)
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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. (127 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ : A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father. ” - fajardonick
 
6.
The Thing (2011)
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At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd (Winstead) and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson (Thomsen). While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter (Edgerton), a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form. ” - fajardonick
 
7.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
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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. (120 mins.)
“ : A thriller centered on plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), who has been conducting experiments on a human subject (Elena Anaya) while trying to perfect an artificial skin to use to treat his severely burned wife. ” - fajardonick
 
8.
The Three Musketeers (2011)
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The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war. (110 mins.)
“ D'Artagnan (Lerman) and his musketeer comrades Athos (Macfadyen), Porthos (Stevenson) and Aramis (Evans) thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power. ” - fajardonick
 
9.
In Time (2011)
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In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Set in a world where people stop aging at 25, but are genetically-engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, a young man (Timberlake) accused of murder goes on the run with a hostage (Seyfried), though their eventual connection becomes an important part of the way against the system. ” - fajardonick
 
10.
Sleeping Beauty (2011)
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A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires. (101 mins.)
Director: Julia Leigh
“ A college student (Emily Browning) replies to an ad where she ends up auditioning for the lead role in an unusual sex game ” - fajardonick
 
11.
Puss in Boots (2011)
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An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Miller
“ The account of the journey of Puss, before he meets Shrek ” - fajardonick
 
12.
Carnage (2011)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Two sets of middle-class parents in New York meet for dinner after their kids get into a fight at school ” - fajardonick
 
13.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan 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
“ Set in 1930s Paris, Hugo Cabret (Butterfield) is an orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris train station. When he meets a curious girl and the owner of toy booth inside the station, his life -- and his most precious secret -- are put in jeopardy ” - fajardonick
 
14.
W.E. (2011)
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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. (119 mins.)
Director: Madonna
“ A young woman is enthralled with the love affair between England's King Edward VII and American divorcée, Wallis Simpson, who caused him to abdicate his royal title ” - fajardonick
 
15.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
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The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. (133 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his rogue new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. ” - fajardonick
 
16.
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
“ Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his associate Dr. Watson (Law) take on their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty, aided in the matter by Holmes's older brother, Mycroft (Fry). ” - fajardonick
 
17.
The Iron Lady (2011)
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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
“ A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power. ” - fajardonick
 
18.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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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. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Craig) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander (Mara), a young computer hacker. ” - fajardonick
 
19.
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed. (127 mins.)
Director: Angelina Jolie
“ A drama centered on a couple whose relationship is affected by living within the Bosnian War ” - fajardonick
 
20.
War Horse (2011)
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Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. (146 mins.)
“ Set in Europe during WWI, when his beloved horse Joey is sold to the British cavalry, young Albert enlists (despite being underage) and heads to France to save his friend ” - fajardonick
 
21.
Gone (2012)
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A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing. (94 mins.)
Director: Heitor Dhalia
“ When her sister disappears, Jill (Amanda Seyfried) is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned, and, since the police don't believe her claim, she sets out on her own to face her abductor ” - fajardonick
 
22.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
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Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. (88 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
“ 15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel (Renner and Arterton) have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world ” - fajardonick
 
23.
The Hunger Games (2012)
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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Set in a dystopian future where the Capitol requires its twelve districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl who are forced to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match. The young woman must use her strength, savvy, and humanity in order to stay alive and win the games so she can return home ” - fajardonick
 
24.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
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Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. (99 mins.)
“ Set ten years after his defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus (Liam Neeson), who has been targeted for capture by his traitorous son, Ares (Édgar Ramírez), and his brother, Hades (Ralph Fiennes). At Perseus' side for the mission is the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy). ” - fajardonick
 
25.
Men in Black 3 (2012)
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Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (106 mins.)
 
26.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. (127 mins.)
Director: Rupert Sanders
“ In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) ordered to take Snow White (Kristen Stewart) into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron). ” - fajardonick
 
27.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. (105 mins.)
“ Young Abraham Lincoln (Walker) pledges deadly revenge against the vampire race after discovering they were responsible for the deaths of his mother and grandfather ” - fajardonick
 
28.
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. (135 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
“ The story will focus on a new special ops assassin (Jeremy Renner) who is part of a secret government recruitment/training program. ” - fajardonick
 
29.
Total Recall (2012)
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A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. (118 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on ” - fajardonick
 
30.
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility. (96 mins.)
“ In a prequel to Resident Evil, Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) finds herself in the midst of the major viral outbreak caused by the Umbrella Corporation ” - fajardonick
 
31.
Frankenweenie (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ When young Victor's pet dog Sparky is killed by a car, the boy decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. As his monster-pup's appearance strikes terror in the heart the community, Victor must convince everyone that his loyal friend means no harm ” - fajardonick
 
32.
Dark Shadows (2012)
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An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Based on the popular "Dark Shadows" TV series. ” - fajardonick
 
33.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
34.
Untitled Kay Scarpetta Project (????)
A thriller centered around medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.
 
35.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner ” - fajardonick
 
36.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
 
37.
The Grey (2011)
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After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders ” - fajardonick
 
38.
Skyfall (2012)
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Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
39.
Battleship (2012)
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A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. (131 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. ” - fajardonick
 
40.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
41.
The Wolverine (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. (126 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Wolverine travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior ” - fajardonick
 
42.
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
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The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. (114 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
43.
World War Z (2013)
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Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (116 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
44.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. (150 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
45.
Prometheus (2012)
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Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
46.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug. ” - fajardonick
 
47.
Cleopatra (????)
Cleopatra as a firm ruler and military tactician who embarked on a ruthless rise to power. Cleopatra twice married brothers...
“ Cleopatra as a firm ruler and military tactician who embarked on a ruthless rise to power. Cleopatra twice married brothers, killing each of them as well as a sister. Romantic alliances with the much-older Roman honchos Julius Caesar and Marc Antony helped her solidify power, but her dalliance with Antony undid both of them ” - fajardonick
 
48.
A Star Is Born (2018)
A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Director: Bradley Cooper
“ A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral ” - fajardonick
 
49.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
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The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
50.
Elysium (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (109 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
52.
Tomb Raider (2018)
Lara Croft sets out on her first expedition to finish her father's archaeological research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name. Tragedy hits when her adventure turns into a fight for survival.
Director: Roar Uthaug
“ Sexy archaeologist Lara Croft sets off on a series of international adventures ” - fajardonick
 
53.
Human Nature (????)
A man who is cryogenically frozen for years awakens to a world where humans are no longer the dominant species.
“ A man who is cryogenically frozen for years awakens to a world where humans are no longer the dominant species. ” - fajardonick
 
54.
Robopocalypse (????)
A sci-fi story set in the aftermath of a robot uprising.
“ A sci-fi story set in the aftermath of a robot uprising ” - fajardonick
 
55.
The Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. (102 mins.)
Director: Akiva Schaffer
“ A city-dweller moves to a suburban community and discovers a vast neighborhood watch conspiracy ” - fajardonick
 
56.
Man of Steel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. (143 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
58.
Salt (???? TV Movie)
The continuing adventures of CIA agent Evelyn Salt.
“ The continuing adventures of CIA agent Evelyn Salt ” - fajardonick
 
59.
Kill Bill: Vol. 3 (????)
The plot is unknown at this time.