January 2012 in Movie Titles

by marigold_katie | created - 07 Jan 2012 | updated - 04 Feb 2012 | Public

so let's get started for the year!

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1. Valentine's Day (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

34 Metascore

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba

Votes: 102,711 | Gross: $110.49M

not too bad

2. New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 73,086 | Gross: $54.54M

not too good -- why did the hot guy had to end up with the Carrie Bradshaw/Cinderella/cool-but-weird-mother combo??

3. What's Your Number? (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

35 Metascore

A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner

Votes: 64,927 | Gross: $14.01M

quite funny at times

4. Moll Flanders (1996)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, ... See full summary »

Director: Pen Densham | Stars: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch

Votes: 3,655 | Gross: $3.36M

Why the hell did they call her Moll Flanders - Harry Potter would have been just as good a name - my point being that the movie and the book have nothing in common but the time and place (XVIII century, London)

5. Forever Amber (1947)

Approved | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.

Directors: Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl | Stars: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders

Votes: 952 | Gross: $16.00M

a treat!

6. Tilt (2011)

94 min | Drama, Romance

TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 1980s and early '90s. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Chouchkov | Stars: Yavor Baharov, Radina Kardjilova, Ovanes Torosian, Alexander Sano

Votes: 3,177

overrated

7. Stapki v pyasaka (2010)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

At the airport, Slavi tells his life's story to a young customs officer. As children, Nelly promises Slavi to marry him. The two teenagers are passionately in love with each other but after... See full summary »

Director: Ivaylo Hristov | Stars: Ivan Barnev, Yana Titova, Assen Blatechki, Deyan Donkov

Votes: 1,349

Some good quotes to remember

8. No Reservations (2007)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 63,854 | Gross: $43.11M

no expectations...

9. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 43,131 | Gross: $0.01M

epic, magnificent, heartbreaking

10. 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: 368,325 | Gross: $169.71M

should get the Oscar, if only to break the tradition of long silent and tedious movies getting it

11. Ma vie en l'air (2005)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

Will the fear of flying rob a man of his second chance for love?

Director: Rémi Bezançon | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Elsa Kikoïne

Votes: 2,048

the perfect French movie for a lazy Sunday afternoon, especially for Marion fans

12. Miss Austen Regrets (2008 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Biography, Drama

In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband.

Director: Jeremy Lovering | Stars: Samuel Roukin, Olivia Williams, Greta Scacchi, Imogen Poots

Votes: 2,606

ruined all the books for me

13. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Over ten years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Votes: 167,450 | Gross: $49.10M

wow

14. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

76 Metascore

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 61,738 | Gross: $103.37M

quite sad

15. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 59,052 | Gross: $31.18M

too convoluted

16. One Day (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Mison

Votes: 120,238 | Gross: $13.84M

far too depressing to make a point

17. The Devil's Double (2011)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast

Votes: 56,890 | Gross: $1.36M

A great surprise

18. The Rum Diary (2011)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there.

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli

Votes: 92,130 | Gross: $13.10M

pretty mainstream for both Johhny Depp and Hunter Thompson but has its peculiarities

19. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

45 Metascore

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 197,716 | Gross: $281.29M

gruesome...

20. 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: 89,302 | Gross: $5.70M

Keira is very bad at the beginning, and ok after that... the rest is quite intriguing to watch, Vincent Cassel's cameo providing the highlight of the movie

21. Zift (2008)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien ... See full summary »

Director: Javor Gardev | Stars: Zachary Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladimir Penev, Mihail Mutafov

Votes: 4,313