Movie-log 2011

by Herrguth | created - 29 May 2011 | updated - 05 Feb 2012 | Public

All the movies, shorts and TV-Series I've watched in 2011.

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1. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 927,559 | Gross: $128.01M

2. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 96,078 | Gross: $47.40M

3. Destino (2003)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short

To a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off, she dons a dress from the shadow of a bell and becomes a dandelion, ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Monfery | Stars: Jennifer Esposito, Dora Luz

Votes: 3,432

4. Wisdom Teeth (2010)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Help from a friend to pull the wisdom teeth does not end as expected.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Don Hertzfeldt, Roxanna Hibdon

Votes: 818

5. Coyote Falls (2010)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wile E. Coyote incorporates a bungee cord into his plans to catch the Road Runner.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 430

6. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Comedy

54 Metascore

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson

Votes: 170,152 | Gross: $100.02M

7. My Name Is Maria (2009)

4 min | Animation, Short

Maria is six-years-old, she is working on her first school composition. She has decided to write about her beautiful house and her happy family. But around her, everything soon starts falling apart.

Director: Elio Quiroga | Star: Miranda Espinoza

Votes: 17

8. Skylight (II) (2009)

TV-G | 5 min | Animation, Short

A cautionary mockumentary set against the foreboding backdrop of the Antarctic.

Director: David Baas | Star: Jason Groh

Votes: 149

9. Sensology (2010)

6 min | Animation, Short, Music

A short animated film that visualizes in abstract form, an improvised musical session by two leaders of the avant-guarde jazz movement, Paul Plimley (piano) and Barry Guy (bass).The music ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Gagné

Votes: 53

10. Roswell (1999–2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino

Votes: 23,610

Season 3

11. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter

Votes: 120,441 | Gross: $104.39M

12. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

31 Metascore

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Votes: 55,499 | Gross: $58.85M

13. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

55 Metascore

An aging cowboy movie star deserts a film set and tries to reconnect with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in thirty years, only to learn that he has a child he never knew about.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, James Roday

Votes: 6,775 | Gross: $0.44M

14. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 207,187 | Gross: $140.54M

15. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 507,207

Season 4

16. Legion (2010)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

32 Metascore

When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black

Votes: 87,824 | Gross: $40.17M

17. Holding Trevor (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

Young, beautiful and intelligent, Trevor (screenwriter Brent Gorski) is in a stalemate. Entangled in an unhealthy relationship with Darrell, a self-destructive heroin addict, and trapped in... See full summary »

Director: Rosser Goodman | Stars: Brent Gorski, Christopher Wyllie, Melissa Searing, Jay Brannan

Votes: 1,308 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000 Video)

R | 86 min | Comedy

A reporter investigates a series of murders, dubbed the Spring Break Massacre, which leads to further mayhem.

Director: John Blanchard | Stars: Aimee Graham, Chris Palermo, Kim Greist, Harley Cross

Votes: 9,676

19. The Strangers (2008)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher

Votes: 103,232 | Gross: $52.60M

20. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 208,697 | Gross: $146.28M

21. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 983,741 | Gross: $760.51M

22. Capturing Avatar (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

James Cameron always had an intense interest in the woods and the dwellers that might live within them. He wanted to delve deeply into the world of visual effects and what could be ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: James Cameron, Jon Landau, James Gianopulos, Yuri Bartoli

Votes: 62

23. Don't Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Votes: 39,249

24. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

Stars: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale

Votes: 49,487

Season 2

25. How Do You Know (2010)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson

Votes: 38,648 | Gross: $30.21M

26. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld

Votes: 14,815 | Gross: $7.02M

27. Evolution (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott

Votes: 108,978 | Gross: $38.35M

28. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 900,175 | Gross: $70.51M

29. Anna & Bella (1984)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two sisters look back on their life together.

Director: Børge Ring | Stars: Tonny Huurdeman, Annemieke Ring, Peter Ring

Votes: 716

30. Run of the Mill (1999)

8 min | Short, Animation, Fantasy

The story of a young man who gets hooked on drugs.

Director: Børge Ring

Votes: 70

31. Oh My Darling (1978)

7 min | Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Børge Ring

Votes: 93

32. Tofu the Vegan Zombie in Zombie Dearest (2007)

8 min | Animation, Short

Professor Vost has been keeping a deep, dark secret from his daughter Addie about her deceased mother, Fiona. Unfortunately, a curious Tofu lets the cat out of the bag. Will Addie be cool ... See full synopsis »

Director: Lee Stringer | Stars: Bridget Crowley, Tyler DeLange, Ellen Muth, Nickolas Stevens

Votes: 54

33. Jumper (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson

Votes: 262,124 | Gross: $80.17M

34. Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)

17 min | Animation, Short, Thriller

Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski | Star: Laurie Maher

Votes: 2,218

35. Madagascar, carnet de voyage (2010)

TV-PG | 12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A journey diary that redraws the trip of a European traveler confronted with Famadihana customs.

Director: Bastien Dubois

Votes: 552

36. Just My Luck (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

29 Metascore

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner

Votes: 48,489 | Gross: $17.32M

37. Being Julia (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Maury Chaykin, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 11,224 | Gross: $7.74M

38. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

56 Metascore

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 374,350 | Gross: $191.47M

39. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

Votes: 200,335 | Gross: $107.92M

40. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Anggun, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,500 | Gross: $38.05M

41. The Chubbchubbs! (2002)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer.

Director: Eric Armstrong | Stars: Brad Simonsen, Mortonette Jenkins, Jeff Wolverton, Peter Lurie

Votes: 3,515

42. The Heart of the World (2000)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short

Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar, Greg Klymkiw

Votes: 2,872

43. La Salla (1996)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A tale of a man who has everything he needs in his one little room, and the disasters that befall him when he succumbs to the temptation of the world outside his door. An Italian opera, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Condie | Star: Jay Brazeau

Votes: 173

44. Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons (1981)

G | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family

Christopher Robin gives Winnie the Pooh a calendar, and Pooh uses it to learn about the seasons.

Director: Rick Reinert | Stars: Kim Christianson, John Fiedler, Hal Smith, Ray Erlenborn

Votes: 46

45. Four Methods of Flush Riveting (1942)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Four methods of flush-riveting aircraft aluminum sheet-metal are described and illustrated.

Director: James Algar

Votes: 44

46. The Lost Thing (2010)

Not Rated | 15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan | Star: Tim Minchin

Votes: 3,077

47. Wish 143 (2009)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Tells the story of a young man desperate to come of age before time runs out.

Director: Ian Barnes | Stars: Samuel Holland, Rory Kinnear, Kieran Hardcastle, Lizzie Roper

Votes: 502

48. The Gruffalo (2009 TV Short)

Not Rated | 27 min | Animation, Short, Family

A cunning mouse goes for a walk in the forest, and outwits a succession of predators.

Directors: Max Lang, Jakob Schuh | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt

Votes: 4,810

49. Prep & Landing (2009 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Mason Vale Cotton, David DeLuise

Votes: 2,183

50. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 338,308 | Gross: $200.82M

51. The Hangman (1964)

12 min | Animation, Short