Films I Remember Watching In 2011

by Blair Barkley | created - 09 Nov 2011 | updated - 09 Mar 2013 | Public

These are all worth seeing for various reasons, some for the cinematography, some for unquietness, and some for the story, except for one; Conan the Barbarian. Most I highly recommend. There are some movies I have re-watched to see if they stand up to the test of time. I can honestly say, one of the worst movies I have ever seen I watched this year, Conan the Barbarian (2011). A bunch that were highlights for me were: 13 Assassins, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Black Death, I Am Love, Ushpizin, Mammoth, Slueth, Eleanor's Secret, and The Illusionists.

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1. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis and impulsively weds a prostitute. Meanwhile, Sally's own marriage also begins to disintegrate.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones

Votes: 40,173 | Gross: $3.25M

Woody Allen at his best. High society, interesting and beautiful people and a tragic ending. What more could you want?

2. Io sono l'amore (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher

Votes: 16,716 | Gross: $5.01M

Bittersweet in every way.

3. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

84 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 55,856 | Gross: $0.80M

Great cinematography, great story about honour and the abuse of power. Action and artsy.

4. Ha-Ushpizin (2004)

PG | 90 min | Drama

70 Metascore

An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.

Director: Gidi Dar | Stars: Shuli Rand, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, Shaul Mizrahi, Ilan Ganani

Votes: 1,819 | Gross: $1.40M

A very well written story about a couple living out ones faith and pushing the boundaries of tradition for tradition sake. One of my all time favorites.

5. Sleuth (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 27,969 | Gross: $0.34M

This film is like theatre. Two great actors from tow different generations duelling it out and riffing lines back and forth. A must see for any film critic.

6. Mammoth (2009)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Michelle Williams, Marife Necesito, Sophie Nyweide

Votes: 8,964 | Gross: $0.01M

A haunting social commentary film about a modern family, the sex trade, and trying to find each other in this crazy world.

7. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 612,346 | Gross: $106.95M

Just great.

8. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

Votes: 39,367 | Gross: $0.02M

Yes, the story is a bit of a stretch, but what makes this film for me is how authentic this film presents sword fighting. In one of the action scenes all the fighters start to get tired after waving around their swords for 10 minutes. You just don't see this in hollywood action films. Our hero in Gladiator never gets tired. Let's face it, swinging around a sword is hard work. Also it shows how brutal hacking someones arm off is and doesn't cut away. It's true other films attempt to show the brutality of sword fighting with spraying blood and large scale massacres, but in my opinion come up sort compared to the humanness of Black Death. Others will rate this film with an overall 6, but because of the authentic presentation of wielding a sword at another human being, I give this a higher rating. This film also delves into the power of deception, religion, and what faith is. A quirky little film, but its originality won me over.

9. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 307,292 | Gross: $92.19M

A highly polished film. Not much to say about a film that simply crosses all of it's "t's".

10. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan

Votes: 24,683 | Gross: $8.60M

Just great acting here. Nothing fancy, no special affects. Just a good story about a man, a woman and his art.

11. Horrible Bosses (2011)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

57 Metascore

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Steve Wiebe

Votes: 382,964 | Gross: $117.54M

One of my new favourite comedies, right up there with The 40 Year Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers.

12. L'illusionniste (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama

82 Metascore

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil, Raymond Mearns

Votes: 30,610 | Gross: $2.23M

Sad and beautiful. The line drawing and water colour style are lovely.

13. Triage (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, War

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 9,239

Collin Farell in a different kind of role than his usual hero characters.

14. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 5,743 | Gross: $8.21M

An amazingly balanced depiction of "the new world", religion, and how Aboriginal tribes and colonizers clashed. What I like so much about this film is that it makes everyone look bad, or everyone look good. The English and French brought over some helpful things, but mostly brought destruction and deceit. The Aboriginal culture was both beautiful and brutal, though no less brutal than the "white man". Religion brought both forgiveness and judgement, disrupting an intricate tribal system. I think the film did well not to favour any one perspective, but presented all sides of a very harsh and convoluted time in history.

15. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Votes: 82,104 | Gross: $15.05M

16. Under Suspicion (2000)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Thomas Jane, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 19,744 | Gross: $0.26M

The ending is what redeems and makes this film. If it wasn't for the interesting ending, this film would get a lower rating from me. But saying that, you can't go wrong with two of the greats like Hackman and Freeman.

17. Kérity, la maison des contes (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Natanaël, seven, still doesn't know how to read. His eccentric old aunt bequeaths her house to his parents and her book collection to the young boy. Nat discovers that the books serve as a ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Monfery | Stars: Ruy Abitbol, Paul Bandey, Natacha Body, Peppino Capotondi

Votes: 656

A beautiful little story with beautiful art. It mostly gets a high ranking from me because the art is so original and beautiful.

18. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 162,732 | Gross: $21.00M

Anderson always amazes me.

19. My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Family, Mystery

74 Metascore

A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Marla Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Mark Olmstead, Amir Bar-Lev

Votes: 2,944 | Gross: $0.23M

Debates one of the more controversial questions, what is and isn't art? Also an interesting look inside a family, the art world, and how to deal with and navigate a young child's fame.

20. Black Snake Moan (2006)

R | 116 min | Drama, Music

52 Metascore

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 56,509 | Gross: $9.40M

A simple man with troubles of his own, helps a girl get straight. It's true this film crosses some lines, but the story of one human genuinely helping another seems so honest, despite the other over-the-top cult classic feel of this film. The story is so endearing, it's definitely original, and it's definitely Samuel Jackson = high ranking.

21. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning

Votes: 14,204 | Gross: $3.84M

Painful characters to watch, but also very interesting characters to watch. A painful family melodrama, but a good one none-the-less.

22. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

39 Metascore

Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Ron Crawford

Votes: 28,607 | Gross: $15.13M

One of my favourite action animated movies. More creative than a Disney flick.

23. The Borrowers (1997)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie

Votes: 17,928 | Gross: $22.36M

Great fun for the whole family. The characters are great. Refreshing compared to the Disney formula.

24. Away We Go (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 48,315 | Gross: $9.45M

Dead-pan humour and a sweet couple, make this film endearing. Though some might just find this boring or the couple too odd.

25. King of California (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus

Votes: 20,730 | Gross: $0.26M

A good family movie about a quirky father and daughter relationship.

26. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Votes: 187,055 | Gross: $52.00M

One of the more memorable openings in any film. Yes the premiss is simple and overdone, but I think it's the acting that makes this film work. If there were generic actors, it would have been just another generic shallow action flick with nothing to offer. But because the actors bring depth to their characters and some clever directing is clearly happening, this action film rises above.

27. Human Nature (2001)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

A woman is in love with a man in love with another woman, and all three have designs on a young man raised as an ape.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Ken Magee

Votes: 16,292 | Gross: $0.70M

One of my favourite screen writers.

28. El Traspatio (2009)

122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid-1990s thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery?

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Asur Zagada, Marco Pérez, Ivan Cortes

Votes: 1,313

You must see this film. It's nothing to look at, and it's a hard watch, but it's the kind of story we all need to be aware of.

29. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 309,412 | Gross: $127.00M

A throw-back to classic Speilburg.

30. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 267,188 | Gross: $171.24M

A western well done.

31. Rango (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 204,344 | Gross: $123.48M

Characteristic of a witty and weird Johnny Depp role reunited with the director of Pirates of the Caribbean. And the CGI is amazing.

32. Cassandra's Dream (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go badly and the two become enemies.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Peter-Hugo Daly

Votes: 46,896 | Gross: $0.97M

This could have been a much higher rated film, but the ending bothered me and left me wanting more, maybe because it was too abrupt.

33. The Secret of Kells (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

81 Metascore

A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey | Stars: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Christen Mooney

Votes: 26,509 | Gross: $0.69M

This was promising to be one of my new favourites. The animation is spectacular and stunning, the story was very cool with some Irish history, but something about the film left me wanting more. Too bad, I was wanting to put this as a 9, but something was missing; but maybe this is because my expectations were too high in anticipation. That being said, don't miss this one, it is a unique visual treat.

34. Lost in La Mancha (2002)

R | 89 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Tony Grisoni

Votes: 10,080 | Gross: $0.73M

This is a good documentary, but the reason I didn't give it a higher rating is simply cause this is a difficult film to take in because of all of the challenges trying to finish Terry Gilliam's dream film. But their is nothing wrong per say with the direction of this documentary, but the lack of direction with trying to complete the film this film was about. Though an interesting look at the behind-the-scene of making a movie and seeing Johnny Depp off the silver screen makes this movie a must see for movie lovers.

35. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Dallas Schoo

Votes: 11,402 | Gross: $1.61M

Being a musician, I loved getting into the heads and hearing the stories behind some of the great guitarists. Oh, and the film song they all jam on while the credits are rolling is just a terrible rendition of a great song; my band did it better. Just goes to show that even the masters are human and don't always get it right. But any music lover would love hearing stories from these greats and how they create the music they are known for.

36. Appaloosa (2008)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 53,775 | Gross: $20.21M

Solid action film, but nothing new. Just good acting. How can you go wrong with Vigo and Ed?

37. Youth Without Youth (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

43 Metascore

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, André Hennicke

Votes: 12,073 | Gross: $0.24M

I'm usually a fan of artsy movies that draw you in and challenge your idea's about film and storytelling. But to be honest, this was a bit too convoluted for me. Don't get me wrong, it looks great, and there are great performances, but I won't be re-watching it because I want too, but to figure it out. I have read this is a very personal film for Coppola and I think this is what alienates it's viewers.

38. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 467,100 | Gross: $79.25M

A solid a 7 as 7 can get. I really liked it for what it was, fun.

39. 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: 120,391 | Gross: $104.39M

Another good addition to a good family action series.

40. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

75 Metascore

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

Votes: 238,427 | Gross: $169.11M

There are some really amazing moments and hilarious scenes in this movie, but over-all it's doesn't live up to those great moments.

41. Noise (II) (2007)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

A man who is being driven crazy by the noise in New York City decides to take vigilante action against it.

Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Tim Robbins, William Hurt, Bridget Moynahan, Margarita Levieva

Votes: 3,987

I love the story this film is telling and agree with it whole heartedly.

42. Rio (2011)

G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Karen Disher

Votes: 181,572 | Gross: $143.62M

A solid good family movie. Nothing new, formulaic, but nice fun.

43. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 23,360 | Gross: $0.07M

44. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 40,561 | Gross: $5.70M

45. Valhalla Rising (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Alexander Morton, Stewart Porter

Votes: 48,916 | Gross: $0.02M

This film looked great. The cinematography was stunning; 9 out of 10. And this film also presented a very unique look into the "new world" that hasn't been seen on film before. But something about it just wasn't engaging enough for me. But still worth a watch if just for the things I already noted.

46. Centurion (2010)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

62 Metascore

A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Andreas Wisniewski

Votes: 70,877 | Gross: $0.12M

I surprisingly good action film. Some of characters were a little "thin" and not really developed, but the main actor may have a promising career ahead of him. There were some cliche's. But for just a fun night with some popcorn, this will do. It won't disappoint.

47. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 589,505 | Gross: $176.65M

I might recommend watching this if I could remember. I kind of remember watching this and liking it, but now I can't remember :) Though I do recall a cool looking Red Skull/Hugo Weaving who was the actor of the Elven king in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mr. Smith from Matrix and was also in a great movie, The Interview.

48. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Votes: 148,456 | Gross: $50.29M

Clever but not very good.

49. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

36 Metascore

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.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang

Votes: 87,506 | Gross: $21.30M

I can honestly say, this is the worst film I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of films. I usually give most films a 7 or up, and if it's bad I give it a 5. If it's really bad a 4, but this film is an embarrassment. I didn't care for the characters, I was bored half way through, the action wasn't planned out, the cinematography was choppy and the atmosphere of this fantasy world I didn't care for. Even well respected actors could not have saved this movie. About the only thing that was good was the CGI. I looked at what else this director had done and he did Pathfinder, which I saw. I would say Pathfinder is a 4 or 5, basically a bad hollywood action film. But this was even worse than a bad hollywood action film. Something went wrong in the editing room. Or maybe the director didn't give the editor much too work with in the first place. I feel sorry for the actors who's careers this might effect. This director might not had have much of a career left. To make low budget cult and horror movies, at least there is an audience for that, but high budget fantasy action films that offer nothing, there is no audience for that.