Best Drama Movies of 2011

1.

The Help

6.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Mike Vogel, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly ..
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Release date: 2011-08-09
2.

Drive

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Kaden Leos, Jeff Wolfe, James Biberi ..
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2011-06-17
3.

The Artist

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Joel Murray ..
Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius
Release date: 2011-10-08
4.

Hugo

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

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, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la Tour ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2011-11-22
5.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rock Duer, Ashley Gerasimovich, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Alex Manette, Kenneth Franklin, Leslie Lyles ..
Directed by: Lynne Ramsay
Release date: 2011-09-28
6.

Moneyball

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Brent Jennings, Ken Medlock, Tammy Blanchard, Jack McGee ..
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Release date: 2011-09-22
7.

50/50

6.0
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Serge Houde, Andrew Airlie, Sugar Lyn Beard, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall ..
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Release date: 2011-09-30
8.

Submarine

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his relationship with Jordana.

Starring: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Darren Evans, Gemma Chan, Osian Cai Dulais, Lily McCann, Otis Lloyd ..
Directed by: Richard Ayoade
Release date: 2011-03-18
9.

War Horse

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, David Kross, Nicolas Bro, Eddie Marsan ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2011-12-25
10.

Samsara

6.0
8.5/10 IMDB

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Starring: Marcos Luna, Putu Dinda Pratika, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika, Marcos Luna, Hiroshi Ishiguro ..
Directed by: Ron Fricke
Release date: 2011-09-16

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