Movies Coming Out In December 2011by shanec1983 | created - 04 Dec 2011 | updated - 20 Aug 2012 | Public
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1. Red Dog (2011)
PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
1st If you liked this, you'll like: Homeward Bound, Milo And Otis and Babe (Koko has 2,000 more friends on Facebook than his owner Nelson Voss.)
2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
Votes: 448,147 | Gross: $176.76M
7th If you liked this, you'll like: Planet Of The Apes, Avatar and District 9 (The film uses half the visual effects employed in Avatar, relying on the ape actors to perform convincingly.)
3. Priest (2011)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
Votes: 103,237 | Gross: $29.14M
23rd If you liked this, you'll like: Daybreakers, 300 and Legion
4. Catch .44 (2011)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
For Tes (Akerman) and her two cohorts Kara (Nikki Reed) and Dawn (Deborah Ann Woll), the job sounded simple enough: intercept a double-cross drug shipment for their crime boss Mel (Willis) ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,359 | Gross: $0.00M
14th If you liked this, you'll like: Kill Bill, Jackie Brown and Sin City (Malin Akerman, who plays Tes, was raised as a Buddhist and has a lotus tattoo on her back)
5. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
Votes: 185,554 | Gross: $100.24M
8th If you liked this, you'll like: Iron Man, The Chronicles Of Riddick and Robocop (Harrison Ford has now twice starred alongside James Bonds - the first was Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.)
6. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Votes: 576,384 | Gross: $176.65M
1st If you liked this, you'll like: X-Men: First Class, Iron Man and The Dark Knight (Hayley Atwell trained sis days a week so she could "kick butt in high heels" in her role as English Rose Peggy Carter.)
7. Conan the Barbarian (2011)
R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.
Votes: 86,667 | Gross: $21.30M
15th If you liked this, you'll like: 300, Troy and Hell Boy (Actor Jason Momoa was folding T-shirts in a surf shop when he was selected to star in Baywatch)
8. Green Lantern (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.
Votes: 238,579 | Gross: $116.60M
7th If you liked this, you'll like: Thor, Captain America and X-Men: First Class
9. Hanna (2011)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
Votes: 168,680 | Gross: $40.26M
1st If you liked this, you'll like: Run Lola Run, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Long Kiss Goodnight
10. Larry Crowne (2011)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.
Votes: 54,520 | Gross: $35.61M
2nd If you liked this, you'll like: Everything Must Go, Spooner and My Life In Ruins
11. Big Mamma's Boy (2011)
An Italian man's experience of life, romance and trying to move out of his mother's house to establish his independence.
21st If you liked this, you'll like: The Wog Boy, My Big Fatt Greek Wedding and They're A Weird Mob
12. Surviving Georgia (2011)
90 min | Romance
Surviving Georgia is a heartwarming romantic comedy about family and finding your own identity in the world. About realising that sometimes to move forward, we have to let go of the past. ... See full summary »
15th If you liked this, you'll like: Big Mamma's Boy, Looking For Alibrandi and My Sister's Keeper (Holly Valance's real name is actually Holly Vukadinovic - her father is Serbian.)
13. Friends with Benefits (2011)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 297,166 | Gross: $55.80M
23rd If you liked this, you'll like: No Strings Attached, The Ugly Truth and Sex And The City 1 (Masi Oka - Hiro from Heroes - has ablink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo as a passenger on Dylan's coast to coast flight.)
14. Mr. Nice (2010)
121 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.
14th If you liked this, you'll like: Blow, The Boat That Rocked and Pulp Fiction
15. 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: 70,727 | Gross: $5.36M
22nd If you liked this, you'll like: In Bruges, Hot Fuzz and Sexy Beast (Writer/Director John Michael is the brother of Martin McDonagh, who directed Brendan Gleeson in the film In Bruges.)
16. One Day (2011)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance
After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
Votes: 118,503 | Gross: $13.84M
29th If you liked this, you'll like: Never Let Me Go, The Way We Were and Love And Other Drugs
17. The Beaver (2011)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama
A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communication.
Votes: 43,161 | Gross: $0.97M
7th If you liked this, you'll like: Everthing Must Go, Little Miss Sunshine and Sunshine Cleaning
18. 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: 50,322 | Gross: $1.61M
8th If you liked this, you'll like: When Were Were Kings, Hoops Dreams and Touching The Void (Despite a limited release, Senna set a UK box office record for a documentary on its opening weekend.)
19. 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: 148,286 | Gross: $13.30M
7th If you liked this, you'll like: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Koyaanisqatsi: Life Our Of Balance
20. Jane Eyre (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
Votes: 70,119 | Gross: $11.24M
8th If you liked this, you'll like: Pride And Predjudice, Tess Of The D'Urbevilles and Wuthering Heights
21. Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011 Video)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A Christmas Elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the Elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.
1st If you liked this, you'll like: Beethoven, Doctoe Dolittle and The Dog That Saved Christmas (Roseanne writer and Barr's one-time husband Tom Arnold voices Beethoven in the dog's first speaking part.)
22. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011 TV Short)
TV-PG | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
Sid, Eddie and Crash get in trouble with Santa and have to get their names off of the naughty list.
1st (30th November) If you liked this, you'll like: Ice Age, Madagascar and Up
23. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.
Votes: 74,419 | Gross: $68.22M
30th If you liked this, you'll like: Rio, A Night At The Museum and Happy Feet
24. The Hangover Part II (2011)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery
Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.
Votes: 407,455 | Gross: $254.46M
1st (30th November) If you liked this, you'll like: The Hangover, Due Date and Bridesmaids
25. Ghost of New Orleans (2011)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In post-Katrina New Orleans, a disgraced detective encounters the ghost of a murdered woman who wants to help him identify her killer.
26. The River Murders (2011)
R | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
While investigating a series of murders, a homicide detective becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close personal ties to all the victims.
27. The Pagan Queen (2009)
Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, History, Romance
A controversial film about the end of the old pagan world in central Europe, THE PAGAN QUEEN is based on the Czech legend of Libuse, the Slavic queen of 8th century Bohemia. Gifted with ... See full summary »
28. Lullaby (I) (2008)
R | 96 min | Thriller
An American mother receives word that her drug addled son has been kidnapped by a drug lord operating in South Africa.
29. Midnight Chronicles (2009)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the world of MIDNIGHT, it is a time of overwhelming darkness. After three ages of scheming and war, the dark god Izrador has finally defeated the heroes and armies of the free races. Now... See full summary »
30. White Irish Drinkers (2010)
R | 109 min | Drama
Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.
31. Sint (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror
A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.
32. Oakie's Outback Adventures (2011)
Oakie, a young blue heeler pup, is supposed to be delivered to Texas, USA, but through a courier bungle he ends up in Texas, Queensland, in Outback Australia. Oakie is quickly befriended by... See full synopsis »
33. Wuxia Knight
Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced
A Chinatown detective traces the death of his Kung Fu master to a mystical city hidden in the streets of San Francisco.
Director: Ernie Reyes Jr.
34. Carjacked (2011)
R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller
A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber.
35. 5 Days of War (2011)
R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War
A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.
Votes: 12,677 | Gross: $0.02M
36. A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
A group of 30-year-olds who have been friends since high school attempt to throw an end-of-summer orgy.
Votes: 19,066 | Gross: $0.15M