Best of 2011

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1. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 147,936 | Gross: $3.03M

2. Medianeras (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.

Director: Gustavo Taretto | Stars: Javier Drolas, Miguel Dedovich, Pilar López de Ayala, Miguel Alvarez

Votes: 12,369 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Ask Tesadüfleri Sever (2011)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crushes into Omer's car. This accident causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, ... See full summary »

Director: Ömer Faruk Sorak | Stars: Mehmet Günsür, Belçim Bilgin, Altan Erkekli, Ayda Aksel

Votes: 14,816

4. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

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.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 83,551 | Gross: $46.41M

5. Detachment (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

52 Metascore

A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu

Votes: 67,232 | Gross: $0.07M

6. Et maintenant on va où? (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim

Votes: 9,643 | Gross: $0.53M

7. Listy do M. (2011)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

A romantic comedy set on Christmas Eve in Warsaw and centered around a series of characters.

Director: Mitja Okorn | Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Roma Gasiorowska, Tomasz Karolak, Agnieszka Dygant

Votes: 3,107

8. Die Unsichtbare (2011)

113 min | Drama

Fine suffers from not being seen but she also does her best at not being noticed, even though she is an acting student. At night, when her mentally handicapped sister Jule cannot get to ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Stine Fischer Christensen, Ulrich Noethen, Dagmar Manzel, Christina Drechsler

Votes: 851

9. Nevinnost (2011)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

The descent from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the barrel can be very quick. Sometimes just one sentence suffices to destroy everything you've built up like a house of cards. A ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Ondrej Vetchý, Hynek Cermák, Zita Morávková

Votes: 382

10. Stockholm Östra (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Stockholm East is a moving and compelling love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and their relationships.When Johan (... See full summary »

Director: Simon Kaijser | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Iben Hjejle, Henrik Norlén, Liv Mjönes

Votes: 769

11. La source des femmes (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Saleh Bakri

Votes: 3,404

12. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 212,322 | Gross: $44.67M

13. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 375,000 | Gross: $102.52M

15. 360 (2011)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster

Votes: 14,755 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Une bouteille à la mer (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

58 Metascore

Tal is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. ... See full summary »

Director: Thierry Binisti | Stars: Agathe Bonitzer, Mahmud Shalaby, Hiam Abbass, Riff Cohen

Votes: 965 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 15,031 | Gross: $0.13M

18. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 378,787 | Gross: $169.71M

19. Kriegerin (2011)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Alina Levshin, Jella Haase, Sayed Ahmad, Gerdy Zint

Votes: 4,212

20. Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of three generations of a Turkish immigrant family.

Director: Yasemin Samdereli | Stars: Vedat Erincin, Fahri Yardim, Lilay Huser, Demet Gül

Votes: 5,845

21. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 108,511 | Gross: $2.55M

22. Oslo, 31. august (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

84 Metascore

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin

Votes: 16,596 | Gross: $0.10M

23. La chispa de la vida (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

32 Metascore

An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: José Mota, Salma Hayek, Blanca Portillo, Juan Luis Galiardo

Votes: 2,298

24. The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

73 Metascore

An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi, Ilire Vinca Celaj

Votes: 1,663 | Gross: $0.12M

25. Reunion - Ten Years After the War (2011)

72 min | Documentary

In 1999, Serbian military forces and Albanian guerrillas were fighting in Kosovo. Serbs and Albanians lived separate lives. As their country verged on war, a group of brave students decided to meet their opponents for the first time.

Director: Jon Haukeland

Votes: 19

26. From Prada to Nada (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A Latina spin on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.

Director: Angel Gracia | Stars: Camilla Belle, Alexa PenaVega, Kuno Becker, Tina French

Votes: 13,299 | Gross: $3.02M

27. Whores' Glory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

Director: Michael Glawogger | Stars: Emma, Ning, Toh, Wat

Votes: 4,260 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Love.net (2011)

109 min | Drama, Romance

Follows the parallel stories of a number of characters who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online.

Director: Ilian Djevelekov | Stars: Hristo Shopov, Zachary Baharov, Lilia Marvilya, Koyna Ruseva

Votes: 3,376

29. Hysteria (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones

Votes: 28,403 | Gross: $1.80M

30. Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 12,199 | Gross: $0.17M

31. The Hidden Face (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez, Jose Luis Garcia

Votes: 29,437

32. Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

R | 110 min | Drama

50 Metascore

On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman.

Director: Jake Scott | Stars: James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo, David Jensen

Votes: 21,747 | Gross: $0.15M

33. Toutes nos envies (2011)

120 min | Drama

Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes, Yannick Renier

Votes: 742

34. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 57,517 | Gross: $9.03M

35. Lahko noc, gospodicna (2011)

97 min | Drama

Hannah and Sam are young, have a house, a lovely daughter, Anja, and well paid work. However, their comfortable family routine is thrown into emotional turmoil. When Hannah realizes Sam has... See full summary »

Director: Metod Pevec | Stars: Polona Juh, Jernej Sugman, Mila Furst, Jan Cvitkovic

Votes: 135

36. Mientras duermes (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan, Petra Martínez

Votes: 31,868

37. Praktican vodic kroz Beograd sa pevanjem i plakanjem (2011)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four couples from different nations meet in present Belgrade and experience the small impossibilities of big love.

Director: Bojan Vuletic | Stars: Marko Janketic, Julie Gayet, Anita Mancic, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 145

38. De tu ventana a la mía (2011)

98 min | Drama

Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Ortiz | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Leticia Dolera, Luisa Gavasa, Roberto Álamo

Votes: 756

39. Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)

113 min | Drama

An aged mother with her middle aged daughter travels from Palestine to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet some relatives. This and other short stories give us a clue about the city of Istanbul.

Directors: Hany Abu-Assad, Stefan Arsenijevic, Aida Begic, Iosifina Markarian, Stergios Niziris, Omar Shargawi, Eric Nazarian | Stars: Ali Suliman, Hiam Abbass, Humeyra Akbay, Belçim Bilgin

Votes: 263

40. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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: 90,800 | Gross: $5.70M



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