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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    2011 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2011 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsArtist, The (2011) 10  ComedyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A jaded modern audience can enjoy this silent movie like it's 1927. Remarkable and charming.
  2. Movie DetailsHugo (2011) 10  
    In the 1930s, a boy lives in the walls of a Paris train station. Extraordinary.
  3. Movie DetailsMidnight in Paris (2011) 10  ComedyFantasyMind-blowingFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A surreal, inspired masterpiece by Woody Allen about the importance of living in the present.
  4. Movie DetailsTree of Life, The (2011) 10  Mind-blowing
    Terrence Malick's insightful, gorgeous and bold vision. Sincerely explores the meaning of life and love.

  5. EXCELLENT
  6. Movie Details127 Hours (2011) 9  Documentary/True
    Mountain climber Aron Ralston's harrowing week trapped in a canyon. Survival instincts and prophetic visions.
  7. Movie DetailsAnother Earth (2011) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    A second Earth from a parallel universe appears in the sky. A meditation on destiny.
  8. Movie DetailsBeginners (2011) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Mike Mills's story of a graphic artist whose terminally ill father announces that he's gay.
  9. Movie DetailsBeing Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The story of puppeteer Kevin Clash, the heart and soul of Elmo. Touching and inspiring.
  10. Movie DetailsCave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Inside France's Chauvet Cave, Werner Herzog idiosyncratically explores the history of art and human culture.
  11. Movie DetailsDescendants, The (2011) 9  Comedy
    George Clooney reconnects with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured. Poignant imperfections.
  12. Movie DetailsDrive (2011) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Getaway driver Ryan Gosling falls in love with his married neighbor. Badass, stylish character study.
  13. Movie DetailsHow to Die in Oregon (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Peter Richardson's respectful, heartbreaking documentary about physician-assisted suicide and the beauty of life.
  14. Movie DetailsIncendies (2011) 9  Documentary/True
    Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their mysterious family history. Earth-shattering Greek tragedy.
  15. Movie DetailsMelancholia (2011) 9  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Kirsten Dunst suffers from melancholia and a mysterious planet threatens Earth. Epic Lars von Trier.
  16. Movie DetailsRango (2011) 9  AnimationComedy
    A chameleon arrives in a lawless Wild West outpost in need of a new sheriff.
  17. Movie DetailsSenna (2011) 9  SportDocumentary/True
    Poignant documentary of the rise and tragic death of Brazilian F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna.
  18. Movie DetailsSeparation, A (2011) 9  
    The unexpected consequence of an Iranian couple arguing about living abroad and choosing to divorce.
  19. Movie DetailsSource Code (2011) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    An ingenious and exciting thriller with some gaps in logic. Profound filmmaking by Duncan Jones.
  20. Movie DetailsSubmarine (2011) 9  Comedy
    A 15-year-old resolves to lose his virginity and save his parents' marriage. Witty and heartfelt.
  21. Movie DetailsTake Shelter (2011) 9  Mind-blowing
    Tense, haunting film about a father being driven mad by apocalyptic visions. Paranoid or prophetic?
  22. Movie DetailsUncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) 9  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee experiences the magical intersection of spirit, animal and human worlds.

  23. VERY GOOD
  24. Movie Details50/50 (2011) 8  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a 27-year-old who was just diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
  25. Movie DetailsAdjustment Bureau, The (2011) 8  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Politician Matt Damon and a ballerina are affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
  26. Movie DetailsAdventure Time - Seasons 1 and 2 (2011) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    A boy and a magical dog are hero-adventurers in the Land of Ooo. Hilariously bizarre.
  27. Movie DetailsAttack the Block (2011) 8  ComedyHorrorSci-Fi
    A rowdy teen gang in South London exuberantly defends their block from an alien invasion.
  28. Movie DetailsBag It (2011) 8  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Funny/disturbing environmental documentary about plastic bags, the ACC, BPA, phthalates and child development.
  29. Movie DetailsCold Weather (2011) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Charming mumblecore mystery set in Portland, Oregon. I want to be friends with the leads.
  30. Movie DetailsDangerous Method, A (2011) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    How the relationships between Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein gave birth to psychoanalysis.
  31. Movie DetailsForks Over Knives (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Vast evidence that a whole foods, plant-based diet can reverse diseases caused by animal-based foods.
  32. Movie DetailsFuture, The (2011) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Miranda July weaves a magical, heartrending film on loneliness and mortality. And a stray cat.
  33. Movie DetailsHow the Fire Fell (2011) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Edward P. Davee's haunting, dreamlike portrayal of Edmund Creffield's early-1900s cult in Corvallis, Oregon.
  34. Movie DetailsLight Bulb Conspiracy: The Untold Story of Planned Obsole... (2011) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    History of planned obsolescence, the hidden mechanism at the heart of our wasteful consumer society.
  35. Movie DetailsMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    Elizabeth Olsen struggles with her fragmented identity and family situation after fleeing an abusive cult.
  36. Movie DetailsMoneyball (2011) 8  SportDocumentary/True
    Billy Beane's management of the Oakland A's baseball team through new computer-based analysis. Intelligent.
  37. Movie DetailsSkin I Live In, The (2011) 8  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Almodóvar's dark-as-hell portrait of a plastic surgeon working to perfect synthetic human skin. Gorgeous, perverse.
  38. Movie DetailsSuper 8 (2011) 8  Sci-Fi
    In 1979, a mysterious train crash provides a monster-movie backdrop to a sweet love story.
  39. Movie DetailsThese Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The National Film Registry's history and the cultural, historical and aesthetic significance of motion pictures.
  40. Movie DetailsVanishing of the Bees (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Investigation into implications of the worldwide collapse of the honeybee. Slow death by systemic pesticides.
  41. Movie DetailsWaste Land (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Uplifting documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit.

  42. GOOD
  43. Movie DetailsAdventures of Tintin, The (2011) 7  Animation
    Spielberg and Peter Jackson adapt Georges Remi's classic comic strip about journalist Tintin and Snowy.
  44. Movie DetailsBlack Power Mixtape 1967-1975, The (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Found footage shot by Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement. Great Angela Davis interviews.
  45. Movie DetailsBlank City (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Snapshot of late 1970s underground/punk filmmaking in New York during the No Wave movement.
  46. Movie DetailsCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011) 7  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Steve Rogers volunteers for a top-secret research project that turns him into Captain America. Charming.
  47. Movie DetailsCarnage (2011) 7  Comedy
    Two pairs of parents, including Kate Winslet, bicker for 80 minutes in a Brooklyn apartment.
  48. Movie DetailsConan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Behind the scenes of Conan O'Brien's frenetic 2010 comedy tour. Revealing but not especially funny.
  49. Movie DetailsContagion (2011) 7  
    Soderberg's disaster-thriller about a deadly outbreak of infectious disease and the dire global consequences.
  50. Movie DetailsDogtooth (2011) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Bizarre, perverse black comedy about homeschooled siblings in Greece. Mesmerizing like an incestuous car crash.
  51. Movie DetailsDolphin Tale (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Charming family film based on a true story. The actual dolphin involved stars as herself.
  52. Movie DetailsEverything Must Go (2011) 7  Comedy
    Alcoholic Will Ferrell relapses and ruins his life, then begins living on his front lawn.
  53. Movie DetailsExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) 7  
    A nine-year-old copes with the loss of his father on 9/11. Poignant, manipulative, almost exploitative.
  54. Movie DetailsGnomeo & Juliet (2011) 7  AnimationComedyFantasy
    It's Toy Story/Shrek with feuding Shakespearean garden gnomes. Charming, bizarre and loaded with pop-culture gags.
  55. Movie DetailsGruffalo's Child, The (2011) 7  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    The child of the Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and seeks the Big Bad Mouse.
  56. Movie DetailsHappythankyoumoreplease (2011) 7  Comedy
    Six 20-something, self-absorbed New Yorkers deal with love and the undeniable prospect of actual adulthood.
  57. Movie DetailsHouse of Pleasures (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Hardship and camaraderie at an upscale Parisian brothel at the turn of the 20th century.
  58. Movie DetailsJourney of the Universe (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Explores of the epic history of the cosmos, Earth and humanity. Sometimes goofy but also profound.
  59. Movie DetailsLast Days of the Arctic (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Follows photojournalist Ragnar Axelsson on an evocative photographic journey among the people of the Arctic.
  60. Movie DetailsLimitless (2011) 7  Sci-Fi
    An experimental drug enables a struggling writer's success. Fun fantasy. Requires major suspension of disbelief.
  61. Movie DetailsMy Week with Marilyn (2011) 7  Documentary/True
    Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in 1956, through the eyes of a London film student.
  62. Movie DetailsRise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) 7  Sci-Fi
    Interesting franchise origin story with dull characters. Heavy on special effects and light on significance.
  63. Movie DetailsRoad to Nowhere (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Shannyn Sossamon's emotive performance carries Hellman's thin neo-noir mystery that blurs film with real crime.
  64. Movie DetailsRum Diary, The (2011) 7  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Hard-drinking American journalist Johnny Depp takes a newspaper job in Puerto Rico during the 1950s.
  65. Movie DetailsSeptien (2011) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Weird little movie about three eccentric brothers. The underlying bearded angst is charming and absurd.
  66. Movie DetailsSidewalls (2011) 7  AnimationComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Two neurotic individuals live in neighboring apartments in Buenos Aires. Will they meet? Charming loneliness.
  67. Movie DetailsVegucated (2011) 7  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Three New Yorkers adopt a vegan diet for six weeks, get educated about animal agriculture.

  68. FAIR
  69. Movie DetailsHow Beer Saved the World (2011) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Simplifies human history to exaggerate the importance of beer to civilization. BEER! Extreme hyperbole!
  70. Movie DetailsImmortals (2011) 6  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Tarsem's Greek epic succeeds at being a gorgeous, self-important spectacle. It's less enjoyable than 300.
  71. Movie DetailsIn Time (2011) 6  ConspiracySci-Fi
    Promising concept plays like a contrived mishmash of Logan's Run, Robin Hood, Bonnie and Clyde.
  72. Movie DetailsLast Night (2011) 6  
    Tense study of whether tempted spouses will actually commit adultery. Knightley glows, Worthington is dull.
  73. Movie DetailsRid of Me (2011) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A socially awkward newlywed's emotional breakdown and rebirth in Laurelwood, Oregon. A hard-to-watch indie.
  74. Movie DetailsRubber (2011) 6  ComedyHorror
    Dupieux's surreal grindhouse spoof and commentary on the absurdity of cinema, starring a homicidal tire.
  75. Movie DetailsSleeping Beauty (2011) 6  With Sex/Nudity
    Detached, calculating portrait of a directionless, unaware student drawn into a mysterious world of desires.
  76. Movie DetailsStudent Services (2011) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A 19-year-old freshman in France, desperate for cash, is enticed into a life of prostitution.
  77. Movie DetailsSuper (2011) 6  ComedyWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    A depressed everyday guy transforms himself into the superhero Crimson Bolt. Ellen Page is great.
  78. Movie DetailsThor (2011) 6  FantasyComic Book/Superhero
    The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of Asgard and sent to Earth.
  79. Movie DetailsWay, The (2011) 6  Comedy
    A grieving father embarks on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Sincere, but too explanatory, awkward.

  80. ADEQUATE
  81. Movie DetailsGlitch in the Grid (2011) 5  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Three artists find spiritual renewal in this imaginative but self-indulgent film by the Leiser Brothers.
  82. Movie DetailsLast Days of the World, The (2011) 5  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A bored Japanese teenager learns that Earth will be destroyed. Surreal, kinky and borderline exploitative.
  83. Movie DetailsRed State (2011) 5  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Ugly, preachy Kevin Smith film. The teen horror genre plus fundamentalist religious fervor and violence.
  84. Movie DetailsSaving Private Perez (2011) 5  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A Mexican crime lord plans to invade Iraq to rescue his brother. Ridiculous, wacky violence.
  85. Movie DetailsSucker Punch (2011) 5  Fantasy
    Surreal, masturbatory fantasy. Cabaret dancers with guns battle samurai, steampunk Nazis, orcs, dragons and robots.
  86. Movie DetailsTransformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) 5  ConspiracySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Unrelenting sound and fury. I appreciated the alternate Apollo and Chernobyl histories. But it's vapid.

  87. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  88. Movie DetailsBad Teacher (2011) CRAP  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Gold digger Cameron Diaz is a terrible junior high teacher who wants breast-implant surgery. Misanthropic.


  89. Statistical ratings distribution of these 82 films (5.1% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 82 films: 7.4.

    10:4.9%

    9:20.7%

    8:22%

    7:30.5%

    6:13.4%

    5:7.3%

    CRAP:1.2%



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