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The Movies of 2011: U.S. Releases
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Top Ten List

1. My Joy Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. Viktor Nemets, Alisa Slepyan, Pavel Vorozhtsov A
2. The Tree of Life Dir. Terrence Malick. Hunter McCracken, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt A
3. Sleeping Beauty Dir. Julia Leigh. Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie A
4. Certified Copy Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. Juliette Binoche, William Shimell A–
5. Margaret Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Jeannie Berlin A–
6. The Interrupters Dir. Steve James. Documentary about anti-violence workers A–
7. Pina Dir. Wim Wenders. Performance collage of Pina Bausch's famous dances A–
8. Beginners Dir. Mike Mills. Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent A–
9. A Separation Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sarina Farhadi A–
10. Melancholia Dir. Lars von Trier. Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland A–

Remainder of Films Screened

City of Life and Death Dir. Lu Chuan. Liu Ye, Hideo Nakaizumi, Fan Wei, Gao Yuanyuan A–
House of Tolerance Dir. Bertrand Bonello. Alice Barnole, Iliana Zabeth A–
How I Ended This Summer Dir. Aleksei Popogrebsky. Grigoriy Dobrygin A–
Nostalgia for the Light Dir. Patricio Guzmán. Documentary about Chile A–
Weekend Dir. Andrew Haigh. Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Loretto Murray A–

The Artist Dir. Michel Hazanavicius. Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman B+
A Dangerous Method Dir. David Cronenberg. Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley B+
Drive Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston B+
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Dir. Brad Bird. Tom Cruise, Paula Patton B+
Poetry Dir. Lee Chang-dong. Yun Jeong-hie, Lee Da-wit, Hira Kim, Ahn Nae-sang B+
Le Quattro Volte Dir. Michelangelo Frammartino. Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano B+
Rampart Dir. Oren Moverman. Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver B+
The Robber Dir. Benjamin Heisenberg. Andreas Lust, Franziska Kreczi B+
Tomboy Dir. Céline Sciamma. Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Mathieu Demy B+
Tuesday, After Christmas Dir. Radu Muntean. Mimi Brănescu, Maria Popistaşu B+
War Horse Dir. Steven Spielberg. Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson B+

3 Dir. Tom Tykwer. Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper, Devid Striesow, Angela Winkler B
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Dir. Göran Hugo Olsson. Documentary B
Bombay Beach Dir. Alma Har'el. Documentary about eccentric Salton Sea community B
Bridesmaids Dir. Paul Feig. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd B
Caterpillar Dir. Kôji Wakamatsu. Shinobu Terajima, Shima Ohnishi, Keigo Kasuya B
Circumstance Dir. Maryam Keshavarz. Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai B
Contagion Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law B
Coriolanus Dir. Ralph Fiennes. Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave B
The Future Dir. Miranda July. Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, David Warshofsky B
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Dir. David Fincher. Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara B
Hanna Dir. Joe Wright. Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander B
Heartbeats Dir. Xavier Dolan. Monia Chokri, Xavier Dolan, Niels Schneider, Anne Dorval B
Higher Ground Dir. Vera Farmiga. Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Dagmara Dominczyk B
Incendies Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin B
Jane Eyre Dir. Cary Fukunaga. Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell B
Kinyarwanda Dir. Alrick Brown. Hadidja Zaninka, Edouard Bamporiki, Cassandra Freeman B
Leap Year Dir. Michael Rowe. Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Marco Zapata B
Like Crazy Dir. Drake Doremus. Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence B
Meek's Cutoff Dir. Kelly Reichardt. Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams, Rod Rondeaux B
Mildred Pierce Dir. Todd Haynes. TV Miniseries. Kate Winslet, Morgan Turner B
Moneyball Dir. Bennett Miller. Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ken Medlock B
Pariah Dir. Dee Rees. Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell B
Project Nim Dir. James Marsh. Documentary about humans training a chimpanzee B
Putty Hill Dir. Matt Porterfield. James Siebor, Jr., Sky Ferreira, Zoe Vance, Charles Sauers B
Rango Dir. Gore Verbinski. Animated. Voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty B
Senna Dir. Asif Kapadia. Documentary about Formula One champ Ayrton Senna B
Shame Dir. Steve McQueen. Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale B
Silent Souls Dir. Aleksei Fedorchenko. Igor Sergeev, Yuri Tsurilo, Yuliya Aug, Ivan Tushin B
The Skin I Live In Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes B
Sleep Furiously Dir. Gideon Koppel. Documentary observing village life in rural Wales B
The Sleeping Beauty Dir. Catherine Breillat. Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov B
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Dir. Tomas Alfredson. Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch B
To Die Like a Man Dir. João Pedro Rodrigues. Fernando Santos, Alexander David B
The Tree Dir. Julie Bertuccelli. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas B
The Trip Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Margo Stilley B
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul B
Warrior Dir. Gavin O'Connor. Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison B

Another Earth Dir. Mike Cahill. Brit Marling, William Mapother, Kumar Pallana B–
The Arbor Dir. Clio Barnard. Natalie Gavin, Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley B–
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Dir. Craig McCall. Documentary B–
Cave of Forgotten Dreams Dir. Werner Herzog. Documentary about cave paintings B–
Crazy, Stupid, Love Dirs. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling B–
Fast Five Dir. Justin Lin. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson B–
Fright Night Dir. Craig Gillespie. Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Colin Farrell B–
The Ides of March Dir. George Clooney. Ryan Gosling, George Clooney B–
Margin Call Dir. J.C. Chandor. Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Stanley Tucci B–
Martha Marcy May Marlene Dir. Sean Durkin. Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson B–
Outside the Law Dir. Rachid Bouchareb. Roschdy Zem, Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila B–
A Screaming Man Dir. Mahamet-Saleh Haroun. Youssouf Djaoro, Dioucounda Koma B–
The Sunset Limited Dir. Tommy Lee Jones. TV Movie. Samuel L. Jackson B–
Take Shelter Dir. Jeff Nichols. Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Tova Stewart B–
Too Big to Fail Dir. Curtis Hanson. TV Movie. William Hurt, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti B–
Tyrannosaur Dir. Paddy Considine. Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan B–
We Need To Talk About Kevin Dir. Lynne Ramsey. Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller B–

The Beaver Dir. Jodie Foster. Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin, Jodie Foster C+
A Better Life Dir. Chris Weitz. Demián Bichir, José Julián, Joaquin Cosío C+
Carnage Dir. Roman Polanski. Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet C+
The Help Dir. Tate Taylor. Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer C+
The Housemaid Dir. Im Sang-soo. Jeon Do-yeon, Youn Yuh-Jung, Seo Woo C+
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Dir. Marshall Curry C+
If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle Dir. Florin Şerban. George Piştireanu, Ada Condeescu C+
Insidious Dir. James Wan. Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey C+
Le Havre Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. Andre Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Kati Outinen C+
The Muppets Dir. James Bobin. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, voice of Peter Linz C+
The Myth of the American Sleepover Dir. David Robert Mitchell. Claire Sloma C+
Of Gods and Men Dir. Xavier Beauvois. Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale C+
Paranormal Activity 3 Dirs. Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost. Chloe Csengery C+
Tabloid Dir. Errol Morris. Documentary about beauty queen and scandal magnet C+
Win Win Dir. Thomas McCarthy. Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale C+
Winnie-the-Pooh Dirs. Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall. Animated C+

Another Happy Day Dir. Sam Levinson. Ellen Barkin, Ezra Miller, Daniel Yelsky C
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Dir. Stephen Daldry. Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock C
The Guard Dir. John Michael McDonagh. Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle C
Immortals Dir. Tarsem Singh. Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans C
J. Edgar Dir. Clint Eastwood. Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts C
The Last Circus Dir. Álex de la Iglesia. Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang C
The Lincoln Lawyer Dir. Brad Furman. Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe C
Making the Boys Dir. Crayton Robey. Documentary about legacy of The Boys in the Band C
Midnight in Paris Dir. Woody Allen. Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard C
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dir. Rupert Wyatt. Andy Serkis, James Franco C
The Whistleblower Dir. Larysa Kondracki. Rachel Weisz, Roxana Condurache C
X-Men: First Class Dir. Matthew Vaughn. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender C
Young Adult Dir. Jason Reitman. Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson C

The Adjustment Bureau Dir. George Nolfi. Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie C–
Hugo Dir. Martin Scorsese. Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley C–
The Iron Lady Dir. Phyllida Lloyd. Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head C–
My Week with Marilyn Dir. Simon Curtis. Eddie Redmayne, Michelle Williams C–
Source Code Dir. Duncan Jones. Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga C–
Trust Dir. David Schwimmer. Clive Owen, Liana Liberato, Catherine Keener, Jason Clarke C–

Albert Nobbs Dir. Rodrigo García. Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, Mia Wasikowska D+
Friends with Benefits Dir. Will Gluck. Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Woody Harrelson D+
Kaboom! Dir. Gregg Araki. Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Juno Temple, Chris Zylka D+

The Descendants Dir. Alexander Payne. George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller F