Best Drama Movies of 2011

1.

The Help

6.7
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.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

6.4
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
3.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A highly intelligent chimpanzee named Caeser has been living a peaceful suburban life ever since he was born. But when he gets taken to a cruel primate facility, Caeser decides to revolt against those who have harmed him.

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
4.

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: 2011-09-15
5.

Detachment

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Sami Gayle ..
Directed by: Tony Kaye
Release date: 2011-04-24
6.

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: 2011-10-12
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

6.1
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, Lio Tipton, Jonah Bobo, Joey King, Beth Littleford ..
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Release date: 2011-07-29
11.

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
12.

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
13.

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
14.

Samsara

6.0
8.4/10 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
15.

Jane Eyre

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Su Elliott, Holliday Grainger, Tamzin Merchant, Amelia Clarkson, Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins ..
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Release date: 2011-03-11
16.

The Lincoln Lawyer

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston ..
Directed by: Brad Furman
Release date: 2011-03-17
17.

One Day

5.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Tom Mison, Jodie Whittaker, Rafe Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Stott, Romola Garai, Matt Berry, Toby Regbo ..
Directed by: Lone Scherfig
Release date: 2011-03-02
18.

Take Shelter

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Shea Whigham, Ray McKinnon, Tova Stewart, Natasha Randall, Ron Kennard, Scott Knisley, Robert Longstreet ..
Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Release date: 2011-09-30
19.

Melancholia

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, Udo Kier, Jesper Christensen ..
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Release date: 2011-05-26
20.

Carnage

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

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 incident in a civilized manner.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, Elvis Polanski, Eliot Berger, Julie Adams, Joseph Rezwin, Tanya Lopert, Nathan Rippy ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 2011-09-16
21.

Real Steel

5.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After his robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn, Karl Yune, Olga Fonda, John Gatins ..
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2011-09-28
22.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

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 charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose in their old age.

Starring: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Ramona Marquez, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Hugh Dickson ..
Directed by: John Madden
Release date: 2011-11-28
23.

Shame

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Brandon, a thirty-something man living in New York, eludes intimacy with women but feeds his deepest desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his younger sister temporarily moves into his apartment, stirring up bitter memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's life, like his fragile mind, gets out of control.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Alex Manette, Hannah Ware, Anna Rose Hopkins, Elizabeth Masucci, Rachel Farrar, Loren Omer ..
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Release date: 2011-10-02
24.

The Descendants

5.8
7.3/10 IMDB

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 a young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.

Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Rob Huebel, Mary Birdsong ..
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Release date: 2011-09-09
25.

Soul Surfer

5.8
7.0/10 IMDB

The true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.

Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Lorraine Nicholson, Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Sorbo, Ross Thomas, Chris Brochu, Jeremy Sumter, Sonya Balmores Chung ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2011-04-08
26.

We Bought a Zoo

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

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 son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Angus Macfadyen, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, John Michael Higgins, Stephanie Szostak ..
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Release date: 2011-12-08
27.

Margin Call

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Ashley Williams, Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Penn Badgley, Mary McDonnell, Stanley Tucci ..
Directed by: J.C. Chandor
Release date: 2011-02-11
28.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

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 to find the matching lock.

Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, John Goodman, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Caldwell, Hazelle Goodman, Adrian Martinez ..
Directed by: Stephen Daldry
Release date: 2011-12-25
29.

Water for Elephants

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Richard Brake, Paul Schneider, Sam Anderson, William Morse, Tatum Etheridge, Jim Norton ..
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2011-04-15
30.

The Ides of March

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, Jennifer Ehle, Gregory Itzin ..
Directed by: George Clooney
Release date: 2011-09-24
31.

My Week With Marilyn

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

London, 1956. Genius actor and film director Laurence Olivier is about to begin the shooting of his upcoming movie, premiered in 1957 as The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe. Young Colin Clark, who dreams on having a career in movie business, manages to get a job on the set as third assistant director.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott, Zoë Wanamaker, Pip Torrens ..
Directed by: Simon Curtis
Release date: 2011-11-23
32.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, Ciarán Hinds, Simon McBurney ..
Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Release date: 2011-09-16
33.

Another Earth

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

Starring: William Mapother, Brit Marling, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, DJ Flava, Meggan Lennon, AJ Diana, Bruce Colbert, Paul S. Mezey, Ana Valle, Jeffrey Goldenberg ..
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Release date: 2011-07-22
34.

Contagion

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Starring: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Bryan Cranston, Sanaa Lathan, Jennifer Ehle, Daria Strokous ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2011-09-08
35.

The Tree of Life

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Finnegan Williams, Michael Koeth, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Kari Matchett, Joanna Going ..
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 2011-05-17
36.

Bridesmaids

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Jon Hamm, Jessica St. Clair, Tom Yi ..
Directed by: Paul Feig
Release date: 2011-05-13
37.

Weekend

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

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 a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Starring: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman, Loreto Murray, Kieran Hardcastle ..
Directed by: Andrew Haigh
Release date: 2011-09-22
38.

Killer Joe

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A cop who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple, Marc Macaulay, Gralen Bryant Banks, Carol Sutton, Danny Epper, Jeff Galpin ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 2011-09-10
39.

Life in a Day

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.

Starring: Cindy Baer, Moica, Caryn Waechter, Drake Shannon ..
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald, Zillah Bowes
Release date: 2011-01-27
40.

The Art of Getting By

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Alicia Silverstone, Sasha Spielberg, Marcus Carl Franklin, Ann Dowd, Blair Underwood, Rita Wilson ..
Directed by: Gavin Wiesen
Release date: 2011-06-17
41.

Colombiana

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

After witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, Cataleya Restrepo grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents' death.

Starring: Zoe Saldana, Cliff Curtis, Callum Blue, Michael Vartan, Lennie James, Amandla Stenberg, Graham McTavish, Jesse Borrego, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ofelia Medina ..
Directed by: Olivier Megaton
Release date: 2011-07-27
42.

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

5.3
8.8/10 IMDB

A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera was celebrated with a grand performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Starring: Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser, Liz Robertson, Nick Holder, Wendy Ferguson, Daisy Maywood, Barry James, Gareth Snook, Wynne Evans ..
Directed by: Laurence Connor, Nick Morris
Release date: 2011-09-27
43.

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

5.3
8.8/10 IMDB

An assassin is shot and almost killed by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance. Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair is a complete edit of the two-part martial arts action films Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2. The film was originally scheduled to be released as one part. However, due to the film's over 4 hour running time, it was split into two parts.

Starring: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shin'ichi Chiba, Michael Parks ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2011-03-27
44.

The Iron Lady

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Anthony Stewart Head, Harry Lloyd, Jim Broadbent, Susan Brown, Alice da Cunha, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Iain Glen, Alexandra Roach, Victoria Bewick ..
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Release date: 2011-12-26
45.

Courageous

5.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Law enforcement officers Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners stand up to the worst the streets have to offer with confidence and focus. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift further and further away from them. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God... and to their children?

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Ben Davies, Kevin Downes, Rusty Martin, T.C. Stallings, Rusty Martin Sr., Eleanor Brown, Matt Hardwick, Robert Amaya ..
Directed by: Alex Kendrick
Release date: 2011-09-30
46.

A Dangerous Method

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Gadon, Vincent Cassel, André Hennicke, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Mignon Remé, Mareike Carrière, Franziska Arndt ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 2011-09-30
47.

A Better Life

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.

Starring: Demián Bichir, José Julián, Chelsea Rendon, Dolores Heredia, Joaquín Cosío, Carlos Linares, Bobby Soto, Nancy Lenehan, Gabriel Chavarria, Tim Griffin ..
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Release date: 2011-06-24
48.

J. Edgar

5.2
6.5/10 IMDB

As the face of law enforcement in the United States for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career, and his life.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Hamilton, Geoff Pierson, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Gunner Wright, Kaitlyn Dever, Adam Driver, Ed Westwick ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2011-11-09
49.

The Sunset Limited

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A deeply religious black ex-con thwarts the suicide attempt of an asocial white college professor who tries to throw himself in front of an oncoming subway train, 'The Sunset Limited.' As the one attempts to connect on a rational, spiritual and emotional level, the other remains steadfast in his hard-earned despair. Locked in a philosophical debate, both passionately defend their personal credos and try to convert the other.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones
Release date: 2011-02-12
50.

United

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

Starring: David Tennant, Jack O'Connell, Sam Claflin, Dougray Scott, Dean Andrews, Kate Ashfield, David Calder, Neil Dudgeon, Melanie Hill, Philip Hill-Pearson ..
Directed by: James Strong
Release date: 2011-01-02

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