Best Drama Movies of 2011

1.

The Help

6.6
8.1/10 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.

Warrior

6.5
8.2/10 IMDB

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 fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dunn, Maximiliano Hernández, Bryan Callen, Sam Sheridan, Jake McLaughlin ..
Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
Release date: 2011-09-09
3.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

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. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Goran Visnjic, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Steven Berkoff, Joely Richardson, Embeth Davidtz, Geraldine James ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2011-12-14
4.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

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 his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Tyler Labine, Jamie Harris, Ty Olsson ..
Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Release date: 2011-08-03
5.

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: 2011-06-26
6.

Drive

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

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.

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: 2011-08-06
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

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 he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

Starring: Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Analeigh Tipton, Jonah Bobo, Joey King, Beth Littleford ..
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Release date: 2011-07-29
10.

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

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