Top Movies I Want to See in 2012

A summary of the top movies I want to see in 2012! (based on 2012 UK release dates for American + British films).
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1.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ French drama, written and directed by Michael Haneke ('Funny Games'): Georges and Anne are cultivated, retired music teachers in their eighties; their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family; one day, when Anne has an attack, the couple's bond of love is severely tested. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
2.
Shame (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Steve McQueen-directed erotic drama: in New York City, the carefully-cultivated private life of 30-something yuppie Brandon Sullivan (Michael Fassbender) -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister Cissy (Carey Mulligan) arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
3.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Comedy drama, directed by Wes Anderson: set in the 1960s, young lovers Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) flee their New England island town, prompting a local search party led by the Sheriff (Bruce Willis), the girl's parents (Bill Murray + Frances McDormand), and the local Scouts leader (Edward Norton) to fan out to find them before a storm hits their island town. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
4.
End of Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ Mystery crime drama, written and directed by David Ayer ('Training Day'): young officers Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Pena) are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
5.
Holy Motors (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
“ Surreal mystery drama, written and directed by Leos Carax: from dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant), a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, and family man... ” - Ethan_Capley
 
6.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
“ Dramatic psychological thriller: young woman Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) flees from an abusive cult in the Catskill Mountains that is led by an enigmatic leader, Patrick (John Hawkes); Lucy (Sarah Paulson), Martha's older sister, receives a call from a payphone one day from Martha, asking her to come and get her; Martha, who has been missing for two years, slowly begins to assimilate into her sister's family, but her increasing paranoia leads her to believe that Patrick and his cult may still be watching her every move. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
7.
Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. (92 mins.)
“ British-Italian anti-horror drama, written and directed by Peter Strickland: whilst working on the sound design of a low-budget slasher horror movie for an Italian horror studio, British sound engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones) slowly finds his work becoming a terrifying case of life imitating art as he begins to question the validity of the events transpiring around his occupation and his mundane social existence. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
8.
Sightseers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
“ British black comedy horror-thriller, directed by Ben Wheatley ('Kill List'), and written by and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram ('Hot Fuzz', 'Kill List'): Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe) his world, but as they set off to visit the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separate these 'wonders', aggravating events such as litterbugs, noisy teenagers, pre-booked caravan sites, and Tina's meddling mother soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn as they begin to murder every person of annoyance who crosses their path. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
9.
The Intouchables (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ French-language biographical comedy drama: after he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, aristocrat Philippe (Francois Cluzet) hires young man Driss (Omar Sy) from the projects to be his caretaker. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
10.
Headhunters (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (100 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
“ Norwegian crime thriller, adapted from Jo Nesbo's novel: accomplished headhunter Roger Brown (Askel Hennie) risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
11.
Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Crime documentrary, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog, which sees conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
12.
War Horse (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ Steven Spielberg-directed war drama, based on Michael Morpurgo's children's novel, following a young man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) 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. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
13.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (104 mins.)
“ Romantic fantasy comedy, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris ('Little Miss Sunshine'): struggling with writer's block, novelist Calvin (Paul Dano) finds romance in a most unusual way by creating and willing into existence Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan), a female character he thinks will love him. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
14.
Rust and Bone (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ French-Belgian romantic mystery drama, directed by Jacques Audiard ('A Prophet'), adapted from Craig Davidson's short story collection: put in charge of his young son, Alain 'Ali' van Versch (Matthias Schoenaerts) leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family; Ali's bond with Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after she suffers a horrible accident. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
15.
Killer Joe (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. (102 mins.)
“ Dramatic crime thriller, directed by William Friedkin ('The French Connection', 'The Exorcist'): when a debt puts the life of young Chris Smith (Emile Hirsch) in danger, he and his father Ansel (Thomas Haden Church) turn to putting a hit out on his evil mother Sharla (Gina Gershon) in order to collect the insurance, and hire the quiet but charismatic Killer Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) to complete the hit; however, Chris soon finds the plan complicated by Joe's holding of his sister Dottie (Juno Temple) as compensation if the hit goes wrong. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
16.
Young Adult (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Jason Reitman's comedy-drama follows Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron), a former-high-school bitch-turned-fiction-writer returning to her home in small-town Minnesota: following a divorce, she looks to rekindle a romance with her now-married ex-boyfriend Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson), whilst also forming a friendship with Matt Freehauf (Patton Oswalt), the guy she used to bully in high school who tries to dissuade her immature efforts. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
17.
Margin Call (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ Dramatic thriller, revolving around the actions taken by a key group of employees at a large investment bank over a 36-hour period during the early stages of the 2007-2008 financial crisis. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
18.
Sound of My Voice (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future. (85 mins.)
Director: Zal Batmanglij
“ Dramatic thriller: journalist Peter Aiken (Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend Lorna Michaelson (Nicole Vicius) investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future, but soon find themselves being pulled in. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
19.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ Crime thriller, adapted from George V. Higgins' 1974 novel 'Cogan's Trade': Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
20.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (124 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ British comedy drama: a group of British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel; less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
21.
Anna Karenina (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Romantic period drama, adapted from Leo Tolstoy's acclaimed novel and directed by Joe Wright ('Atonement'): set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson) behind the back of government official husband Alexei Karenin (Jude Law); however, her insecurities and fears of losing control under the social norms of Russia form the unfortunate repercussions of her actions. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
22.
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shelton
“ Independent comedy drama: Iris (Emily Blunt) invites her friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother; at their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
23.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. (93 mins.)
“ Dreamworks Animation Studios-produced CGI-animated comedy adventure sequel: lion Alex (Ben Stiller), zebra Marty (Chris Rock), giraffe Melman (David Schwimmer), hippo Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith), lemurs King Julien XIII (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Mort (Andy Richter), and Aye-Aye Maurice (Cedric the Entertainer) set out to return to New York after escaping to Africa; dependent on the mechanical know-how of the notorious chimpanzees and penguins headed by Skipper (Tom McGrath), their plan inevitably goes awry and they find themselves stranded in Monte Carlo, where they try to escape Europe from animal control led by powerfully determined Captain Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand) by joining up with a traveling circus by chance; during the course of a tour through a series of European cities that ends in a fabulous big top in the heart of London, King Julien finds himself falling for an overweight tricycle-riding female bear, and Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria must help the venerable and muscular weapon-throwing Russian tiger Vitaly (Bryan Cranston), beautiful Italian trapeze performer jaguar Gia (Jessica Chastain), cheerful performing Italian sea lion Stefano (Martin Short), and the rest of the circus animals to rediscover their passion for show business and reinvent circus performance.
In 3D. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
24.
Premium Rush (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. (91 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ Action thriller: after picking up an envelope from Columbia University, New York City bicycle messenger Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds himself on a high-octane chase around the city by dirty cop Bobby (Michael Shannon), who is desperate to get his hands on the envelope. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
25.
Take This Waltz (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. (116 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
“ Romantic comedy drama: happily married woman Margot (Michelle Williams) begins to struggle in her relationship with her husband Lou (Seth Rogen). ” - Ethan_Capley
 
26.
God Bless America (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. (105 mins.)
“ Dark crime comedy, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait: on a personal mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank (Joel Murray) makes an unlikely accomplice in rebellious ADHD-suffering 16-year-old Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr); together, they set out to hunt and kill spoilt teenagers, obnoxious celebrities, anti-gay protesters, cell-phone users in cinemas, and a variety of other annoying persons as an extreme wake-up call to the American nation of 'new idiots'. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
27.
Lawless (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. (116 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ Western crime drama, directed by John Hillcoat ('The Road'): set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, brothers Forrest (Tom Hardy), Jack (Shia LaBoeuf), and Howard (Jason Clarke) Bondurant, along with Forrest and Jack's love interests Maggie (Jessica Chastain) and Bertha Minnix (Mia Wasikowska) and Jack's best friend Cricket (Dane DeHann), find their bootlegging gang threatened by Deputy Charley Rakes (Guy Pearce) and his authorities wanting a cut of their profits, and so turn to local gangster Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman) for added assistance. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
28.
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. (124 mins.)
“ Romantic comedy, written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller ('Forgetting Sarah Marshall', 'The Muppets') and produced by Judd Apatow ('Bridesmaids'): after Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) proposes to girlfriend Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt), their relationship becomes strained when difficulties with family, friends, and jobs causes their engagement to be continually delayed over a five-year period. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
29.
Coriolanus (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. (123 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
“ Dramatic thriller based on William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Coriolanus', directed and starring Ralph Fiennes as Caius Martius Coriolanus, a banished hero of Rome who allies with sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
30.
The Sapphires (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. (103 mins.)
Director: Wayne Blair
“ Musical comedy drama: in 1968, four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam, promoted by their manager Dave (Chris O'Dowd). ” - Ethan_Capley
 
31.
Michael (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement. (96 mins.)
“ Austrian suspense drama, directed by Markus Schleinzer (casting director of 'The Counterfeiters' and 'The White Ribbon', and focused on five months in the life of pedophile Michael (Michael Fuith), who keeps 10-year-old boy Wolfgang (David Rauchenberger) locked in his basement. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
32.
A Monster in Paris (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. (90 mins.)
Director: Bibo Bergeron
“ French CGI-animated comedy adventure, dubbed in English: set in Paris during the Seine flood of 1910, Raoul (Adam Goldberg) is a delivery man by day, and experimental scientist by night; his latest experiment-gone-wrong accidentally turns a flea into anthropomorphic monster Francoeur (Sean Lennon), a harmless gentle-giant who eventually meets and is hidden by Lucille (Vanessa Paradis), a singer at the cabaret 'L'Oiseau Rare', where he develops musical abilities at guitar playing and singing; together, Lucille, Raoul, and his cinematographer assistant Emile (Jay Harrington) must evade the corrupt Mayor Maynott (Danny Huston), who desires to capture the misunderstood Francoeur so as to rid Paris of 'potential danger' to the public.
In 3D. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
33.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter. (91 mins.)
“ CGI-animated family comedy, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky ('Dexter's Laboratory', 'The Powerpuff Girls', 'Samurai Jack'): Count Dracula (Adam Sandler), owner of Hotel Transylvania, a five-star resort for the world's monsters, invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118 birthday of his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), including Frankenstein's Monster 'Frank' (Kevin James) and wife Eunice (Fran Drescher), werewolf couple Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and Wanda (Molly Shannon), Griffin the Invisible Man (David Spade), and Murray the Mummy (Cee Lo Green); however, when the Hotel is unexpectedly visited by ordinary 21 year-old human traveler Jonathan (Andy Samberg), Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before it's too late.
In 3D. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
34.
Cosmopolis (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
“ Dramatic dystopian thriller, adapted from Don DeLillo's novel, directed by David Cronenberg: in the not-too-distant-future of New York City, 28 year-old billionaire asset manager Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) dreams of living in a civilization ahead of this one whilst watching a dark shadow cast over the firmament of Wall Street, of which he is the uncontested king; as he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan in a stretch limo to get a haircut at his father's old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan's exchange rate, mounting against all expectations and destroying Eric's bet against it; meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city's streets, and petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, Eric's paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey until his piecing together of clues lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
35.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife. (83 mins.)
“ Independent comedy: dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother Sharon (Susan Sarandon), slacker Jeff (Jason Segel) might finally discover his destiny when he spends the day with his brother Pat (Ed Helms) as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife Linda (Judy Greer). ” - Ethan_Capley
 
36.
John Carter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior. (132 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Sci-fi action-fantasy adventure, based on Edgar Rice Burrough's acclaimed novel series, and directed by PIXAR's Andrew Stanton ('Finding Nemo', 'WALL.E'): miraculously transplanted to Mars (a.k.a Barsoom), American Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) discovers a lush planet inhabited by 9-foot tall barbarians known as Tharks; finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he befriends their unusually empathetic leader Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) before escaping, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium (Lynn Collins), who informs him that Barsoom is dying from a lack of atmosphere and water, and that only a peaceful alliance of the red-skinned Heliumnites and Zodangans can save the species of Barsoom from extinction. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
38.
Damsels in Distress (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (99 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
“ Feminist comedy: 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. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
38.
Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (113 mins.)
“ A documentary on an underdog football team who look to reverse their fortunes with coach Bill Courtney. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
39.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
“ David Cronenberg's biographical dramatic thriller, based on John Kerr's book, observes the intense relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), as their romantic obsessions and rivalry for Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) gave birth to psychoanalysis. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
40.
The Iron Lady (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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 biographical drama that observes the life of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and a focus on the price she paid for power. ” - Ethan_Capley
 
41.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. (113 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
“ Period drama: Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets handsome painter Joe (Aaron Johnson) and looks to escape the lie she has been living from fellow worker Helen (Mia Wasikowska) and woman-in-disguise Hubert Page (Janet McTeer).
Nominated for 3 Academy Awards:
Best Actress - Glenn Close
Best Supporting Actress - Janet McTeer
Best Makeup ” - Ethan_Capley
 
42.
Goon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
“ Sports comedy: labelled an outcast by his brainy family, bouncer Doug Glatt (Sean William Scott) overcomes long odds to lead a team of under-performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. ” - Ethan_Capley