Best 2011 Movies

The Magic of Belle Isle

The Magic of Belle Isle

The Magic of Belle Isle
IMDb: 7.0
109 min

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite…

The Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin In The Woods
IMDb: 7.0
95 min

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin…

Get the Gringo

Get the Gringo

Get the Gringo
IMDb: 7.0
95 min

A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.

The Grey

The Grey

The Grey
IMDb: 6.8
117 min

An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.

Goon

Goon

Goon
IMDb: 6.8
92 min

Doug Glatt, a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the ”muscle.” Despite…

Genre: Best 2011, Comedy
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
IMDb: 6.9
129 min

A year after his father’s death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt…

Genre: Best 2011, Drama
We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo
IMDb: 7.1
124 min

Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his…

Jin ling shi san chai

Jin ling shi san chai

Jin ling shi san chai
IMDb: 7.6
146 min

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan’s rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to…

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
IMDb: 7.8
158 min

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch’s niece from 40 years ago….

Lost Christmas

Lost Christmas

Lost Christmas
IMDb: 7.1
88 min

Urban fairytale set in Manchester. A series of tragic events that blight a young boy’s life are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving him and those around him the happy ending…

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Genre: Best 2011, Drama
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
IMDb: 7.3
124 min

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to…

Take Shelter

Take Shelter

Take Shelter
IMDb: 7.4
120 min

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn
IMDb: 7.0
99 min

Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When…

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Genre: Best 2011, Drama
Hugo

Hugo

Hugo
IMDb: 7.5
126 min

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo’s job is to oil and maintain the station’s clocks,…

Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows
IMDb: 7.5
129 min

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him…

Will

Will

Will
IMDb: 6.9
102 min

Will is an 2012 British sports drama directed by Ellen Perry and starring Damian Lewis, Jane March and Bob Hoskins. .At the start of the film, eleven year-old Liverpool fan…

The Intouchables

The Intouchables

The Intouchables
IMDb: 8.5
113 min

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

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The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin
IMDb: 7.3
107 min

Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn…

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous
IMDb: 6.9
130 min

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere,…

Wild Bill

Wild Bill

Wild Bill
IMDb: 7.2
98 min

Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling…

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Genre: Best 2011, Drama
Always

Always

Always
IMDb: 7.8
108 min

Cheol-Min, a man with a dark, picks up a part-time night job as a parking lot attendant. He sits in the tiny pay booth in the parking lot and stares…

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Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight
IMDb: 7.2
97 min

César, an unhappy concierge, maintains a peculiar relationship with the very diverse inhabitants of the upper-class apartment building where he works in Barcelona.

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Tyrannosaur

Tyrannosaur

Tyrannosaur
IMDb: 7.6
93 min

The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph’s life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in…

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The Hunter

The Hunter

The Hunter
IMDb: 6.8
102 min

Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

George Harrison: Living in the Material World
IMDb: 8.2
208 min

Director Martin Scorsese profiles former Beatle George Harrison in this reverent portrait that mixes interviews and archival footage, featuring commentary from the likes of Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr…

Shame

Shame

Shame
IMDb: 7.2
101 min

Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring…

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Genre: Best 2011, Drama
50/50

50/50

50/50
IMDb: 7.7
100 min

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Courageous

Courageous

Courageous
IMDb: 7.0
129 min

As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the…

Genre: Best 2011, Drama
Margin Call

Margin Call

Margin Call
IMDb: 7.1
107 min

A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.

Batman: Year One

Batman: Year One

Batman: Year One
IMDb: 7.4
64 min

Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people…

The Ides of March

The Ides of March

The Ides of March
IMDb: 7.1
101 min

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman’s idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where ’victory’ is relative.

Genre: Best 2011, Drama
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
IMDb: 7.9
150 min

In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect…

Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher
IMDb: 6.8
129 min

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who’ve been kidnapped and pressed into duty as…

Puncture

Puncture

Puncture
IMDb: 6.9
100 min

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Dolphin Tale

Dolphin Tale

Dolphin Tale
IMDb: 6.9
113 min

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Moneyball

Moneyball

Moneyball
IMDb: 7.6
134 min

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Genre: Best 2011, Drama
Weekend

Weekend

Weekend
IMDb: 7.6
96 min

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what’s expected to be just…

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Silenced

Silenced

Silenced
IMDb: 8.1
125 min

Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a…

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Genre: Best 2011, Drama
Carnage

Carnage

Carnage
IMDb: 7.2
80 min

After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim’s parents invite Zachary’s parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the…

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Samsara

Samsara

Samsara
IMDb: 8.5
102 min

Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast – the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark…

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
IMDb: 7.1
127 min

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.

Restless

Restless

Restless
IMDb: 6.8
91 min

A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by…

Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar
IMDb: 7.5
94 min

During a harsh Montréal winter, an elementary-school class is left reeling after its teacher commits suicide. Bachir Lazhar, a charismatic Algerian immigrant, steps in as the substitute teacher for the…

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
IMDb: 6.8
107 min

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…

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Genre: Best 2011, Drama
Warrior

Warrior

Warrior
IMDb: 8.2
140 min

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the…

God Bless America

God Bless America

God Bless America
IMDb: 7.2
104 min

Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this…

The Descendants

The Descendants

The Descendants
IMDb: 7.3
115 min

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young…

The Art of Flight

The Art of Flight

The Art of Flight
IMDb: 8.2
80 min

Iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches,…

Hasta la Vista

Hasta la Vista

Hasta la Vista
IMDb: 7.4
115 min

Three young guys like wine and women. They tested wine with pleasure, but the second they have never been able to taste. Under the guise of a wine tour, the…

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Oslo, August 31st

Oslo, August 31st

Oslo, August 31st
IMDb: 7.7
95 min

Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.

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Genre: Best 2011, Drama
The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In
IMDb: 7.6
120 min

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

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Drive

Drive

Drive
IMDb: 7.8
100 min

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
IMDb: 7.4
78 min

Perry’s worst fear comes true when Phineas and Ferb finds out that he is in fact Secret Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison during a trip to the…

Red Dog

Red Dog

Red Dog
IMDb: 7.4
92 min

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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Headhunters

Headhunters

Headhunters
IMDb: 7.6
100 min

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
IMDb: 7.6
105 min

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests…

Jackass 3.5

Jackass 3.5

Jackass 3.5
IMDb: 6.8
85 min

Jackass 3.5 is a 2011 sequel to Jackass 3D, composed of unused footage shot during the filming of Jackass 3D and interviews from cast and crew

Kiss Me

Kiss Me

Kiss Me
IMDb: 6.9
107 min

After they meet at their parent’s engagement party, Mia and Frida are intrigued by and attracted to one another, despite Mia’s own upcoming engagement to Tim. Mia must decide whether…

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Crazy Stupid Love

Crazy Stupid Love

Crazy Stupid Love
IMDb: 7.4
118 min

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal’s seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when…

Captain America

Captain America

Captain America
IMDb: 6.9
124 min

Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who’s transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the…