Best of 2011

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1. La piel que habito (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 114,454 | Gross: $3.19M

2. Extraordinary Stories (2010)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Fantasy

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The story of a business man on a business trip having a bad day, and what he encounters to change his whole day around.

Director: Will Oldham

3. The Time that Remains (2009)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, History

7.1
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74 Metascore

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Saleh Bakri, Elia Suleiman

Votes: 1,887 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

Votes: 9,460 | Gross: $0.98M

5. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 88,168 | Gross: $5.70M

6. El Sicario, Room 164 (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

The story of a hitman for the drug cartels in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi

Votes: 539

7. In the Family (2011)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are.

Director: Patrick Wang | Stars: Sebastian Banes, Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Lisa Altomare

Votes: 528 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Film socialisme (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

5.8
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64 Metascore

A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe.... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture, Mathias Domahidy, Quentin Grosset

Votes: 2,166 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Nostalgia de la luz (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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91 Metascore

In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez, Miguel Lawner

Votes: 3,813

10. Marti, dupã Crãciun (2010)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Mimi Branescu, Mirela Oprisor, Maria Popistasu, Victor Rebengiuc

Votes: 3,771 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 10,557 | Gross: $0.18M

12. Margaret (I) (2011)

R | 150 min | Drama

6.5
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61 Metascore

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, J. Smith-Cameron

Votes: 13,955 | Gross: $0.05M

13. Mistérios de Lisboa (2010)

Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

Votes: 2,749 | Gross: $0.11M

14. Kinyarwanda (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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69 Metascore

A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.

Director: Alrick Brown | Stars: Cleophas Kabasita, Hadidja Zaninka, Marc Gwamaka, Cassandra Freeman

Votes: 398

15. Terri (2011)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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72 Metascore

The story of a large fifteen-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life.

Director: Azazel Jacobs | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, Bridger Zadina, Creed Bratton

Votes: 8,949 | Gross: $0.65M

16. Trust (I) (2010)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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60 Metascore

A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato, Jason Clarke

Votes: 37,209 | Gross: $0.12M

17. Le secret de Chanda (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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65 Metascore

A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Lenabe, Lerato Mvelase

Votes: 1,218 | Gross: $0.13M

18. Mlyn i krzyz (2011)

92 min | Drama, History

6.9
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80 Metascore

The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.

Director: Lech Majewski | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling, Joanna Litwin

Votes: 3,227 | Gross: $0.31M

19. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 306,456 | Gross: $75.61M

20. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

82 min | Drama, Musical

6.1
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84 Metascore

After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Jason Palmer, Desiree Garcia, Sandha Khin, Karen Adelman

Votes: 898 | Gross: $0.04M