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2011 In Film

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The following is an overview of the events of 2011 in film, including the highest-grossing films, film festivals, award ceremonies and a list of films released and notable deaths.

More film sequels were released in 2011 than any other year before it, with 28 sequels released.[1]

Contents

  • Highest-grossing films 1
  • Events 2
  • Film festival premieres 3
  • Awards 4
  • 2011 films 5
    • January–March 5.1
    • April–June 5.2
    • July–September 5.3
    • October–December 5.4
  • Notable deaths 6
  • References 7

Highest-grossing films

These are the top grossing films that were released in 2011.

Highest-grossing films of 2011[2]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. $1,341,511,219
2 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Paramount $1,123,794,079
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Walt Disney Pictures $1,045,713,802
4 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Summit $712,205,856
5 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Paramount $694,713,380
6 Kung Fu Panda 2 Paramount / DreamWorks $665,692,281
7 Fast Five Universal $626,137,675
8 The Hangover Part II Warner Bros. $586,764,305
9 The Smurfs Columbia/Sony Pictures Animation $563,749,323
10 Cars 2 Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar $559,852,396

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides grossed $1,045,713,802, becoming the eighth film to have surpassed the billion dollar mark, the second in the series to have done so, and the 13th highest-grossing film of all time. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 grossed $1,341,511,219, becoming the ninth film to have surpassed the billion dollar mark, the 4th highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film in the Harry Potter franchise, and the highest of 2011 as a whole. In the USA and Canada, it set a single-day and opening-weekend record, with $91,071,119 and $169,189,427 respectively. In addition, the film set a worldwide opening-weekend record with $483,189,427. Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed $1,123,794,079 and is the 7th highest-grossing film of all time, the tenth film to have surpassed the billion dollar mark, and the highest-grossing in the series. This was the first year when three films grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and also the first time when at least ten films grossed more than $500 million worldwide (in eleventh and twelfth place, Puss in Boots and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows also earned over $500 million making it twelve films to do so).

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures became the first studio to produce two films within a single franchise – the Pirates of the Caribbean – that each grossed over a $1 billion, with On Stranger Tides joining 2006's Dead Man's Chest.

Events

Film festival premieres

The following is a list of films that had their world premiere in 2011 in a film festival.

Awards

Category/Organization 17th Critics' Choice Awards
January 12, 2012
69th Golden Globe Awards
January 15, 2012
18th Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 29, 2012
65th BAFTA Awards
February 12, 2012
84th Academy Awards
February 26, 2012
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Artist The Descendants The Artist N/A The Artist
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius
The Artist
Martin Scorsese
Hugo
N/A Michel Hazanavicius
The Artist
Best Actor George Clooney
The Descendants
Jean Dujardin
The Artist
Best Actress Viola Davis
The Help
Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams
My Week with Marilyn
Viola Davis
The Help
Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer
Beginners
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer
The Help
Best Screenplay, Adapted Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
Moneyball
Woody Allen
Midnight in Paris
N/A Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
The Descendants
Best Screenplay, Original Woody Allen
Midnight in Paris
N/A Michel Hazanavicius
The Artist
Woody Allen
Midnight in Paris
Best Animated Film Rango The Adventures of Tintin N/A Rango
Best Original Score The Artist
Ludovic Bource
N/A The Artist
Ludovic Bource
Best Original Song "Life's a Happy Song"
The Muppets
"Masterpiece"
W.E.
N/A N/A "Man or Muppet"
The Muppets
Best Foreign Language Film A Separation N/A The Skin I Live In A Separation

2011 films

January–March

Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Ref.
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4 Season of the Witch Rogue Pictures / Relativity Media Dominic Sena (director); Bragi Schut (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Stephen Graham, Christopher Lee, Robert Sheehan, Ulrich Thomsen Action Thriller, fantasy
[3]
10 The Green Hornet Columbia Pictures Michel Gondry (director); Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen (screenplay); Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson Action, Comedy
[4]
11 No Strings Attached Paramount Pictures Ivan Reitman (director); Elizabeth Meriwether (screenplay); Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Ophelia Lovibond, Ben Lawson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Olivia Thirlby, Jake M. Johnson, Lake Bell, Mindy Kaling, Talia Balsam, Adhir Kalyan, Guy Brannum Comedy, Romance
[5]
14 The Dilemma Universal Pictures Ron Howard (director); Allan Loeb (screenplay); Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah Comedy
[6]
20 The Guard Sony Pictures Classics John Michael McDonagh (director/screenplay); Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong Action, Comedy
[7]
21 Bellflower Oscilloscope Laboratories Evan Glodell (director/screenplay); Evan Glodell, Jessie Wiseman, Tyler Dawson, Rebekah Brandes Independent action romance
[8]
Buck IFC Films Cindy Meehl (director); Buck Brannaman Documentary
[9]
Hobo with a Shotgun Rhombus Media/Whizbang Films Inc./Yer Dead Productions Jason Eisener (director); John Davies (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Brian Downey Action crime
[10]
Pariah Focus Features Dee Rees (director/screenplay); Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis, Kim Wayans Drama
[11]
Silent House Open Road Films / LD Entertainment Chris Kentis (director); Laura Lau (director/screenplay); Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens Horror
[12]
Win Win Fox Searchlight Pictures Thomas McCarthy (director/screenplay); Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Melanie Lynskey, Burt Young, Jeffrey Tambor, Alex Shaffer Dramedy
[13]
22 The Devil's Double Lionsgate Lee Tamahori (director); Michael Thomas (screenplay); Dominic Cooper, Philip Quast Independent action
[14]
Like Crazy Paramount Vantage Drake Doremus (director); Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones (screenplay); Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley Drama Romance
[15]
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Sony Pictures Classics Ben Silverman, Noam Chomsky, OK Go, Ralph Nader Documentary
[16]
23 Cedar Rapids Fox Searchlight Pictures Miguel Arteta (director); Phil Johnston (screenplay); Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat, Mike O'Malley, Rob Corddry, Seth Morris Comedy
[17]
Gnomeo & Juliet Touchstone Pictures / Miramax Films Kelly Asbury (director); Rob Sprackling, John R. Smith, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Mark Burton (screenplay); James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson, Jason Statham, Ashley Jensen, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Patrick Stewart, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant, Jim Cummings, Ozzy Osbourne, Dolly Parton, Hulk Hogan Family, Romance, Adventure
[18]
Higher Ground Sony Pictures Classics Vera Farmiga (director); Carolyn S. Briggs, Tim Metcalfe (screenplay); Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Bill Irwin, Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, John Hawkes, Dagamara Dominczyk, Ebon Moss-Bachrach Drama
[19]
24 Another Earth Fox Searchlight Mike Cahill (director/screenplay); Brit Marling (screenplay); William Mapother, Brit Marling Science fantasy drama
[20]
Sound of My Voice Fox Searchlight Pictures Zal Batmanglij (director/screenplay); Brit Marling, Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius Drama
[21]
Take Shelter Sony Pictures Classics Jeff Nichols (director/screenplay); Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain Independent thriller
[22]
25 Margin Call Lionsgate / Roadside Attractions J. C. Chandor (director/screenplay); Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci Financial crime
[23]
26 The Rite Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema Mikael Håfström (director); Michael Petroni (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Rutger Hauer, Ciarán Hinds Thriller
[24]
28 The Mechanic CBS Films Simon West (director); Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino (screenplay); Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Christa Campbell Action, Crime
[25]
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3 Sanctum Universal Pictures Alister Grierson (director); Andrew Wight, John Garvin (screenplay); Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie Action Adventure Thriller
[26]
4 The Roommate Screen Gems Christian E. Christiansen (director); Sonny Malihi (screenplay); Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka, Danneel Harris, Frances Fisher, Billy Zane Thriller
[27]
8 Just Go with It Columbia Pictures Dennis Dugan (director); Allan Loeb, Tim Dowling (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker, Nick Swardson, Bailee Madison, Dave Matthews Comedy, Romance
[28]
Gnomeo & Juliet Touchstone Pictures / Miramax Films Kelly Asbury (director); Rob Sprackling, John R. Smith, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Mark Burton (screenplay); James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson, Jason Statham, Ashley Jensen, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Patrick Stewart, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant, Jim Cummings, Ozzy Osbourne, Dolly Parton, Hulk Hogan Family, Romance, Adventure
[18]
11 The Eagle Focus Features Kevin MacDonald (director); Jeremy Brock (screenplay); Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim Action, Fantasy
[29]
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Paramount Pictures / Insurge Pictures / MTV Films Jon Chu (director); Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, Scooter Braun, Boyz II Men, Sean Kingston, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Usher Raymond, Pattie Mallette, Ryan Good, Jeremy Bieber, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Diane Dale, Bruce Dale, Martin Butler, Ryan Butler, Nathan McKay, Allison Kaye, Carin Morris Documentary, Musical, Biography, Teen
[30]
14 The Adjustment Bureau Universal Pictures Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp, John Slattery, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly, Anthony Ruivivar Crime, Romance
[31]
Coriolanus The Weinstein Company Ralph Fiennes (director); John Logan (screenplay); Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt Drama
[32]
Paul Universal Pictures Greg Mottola (director); Nick Frost, Simon Pegg (screenplay); Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Jane Lynch, John Carroll Lynch, Joe Lo Truglio, David Koechner, Blythe Danner Comedy, Science fiction
[33]
Rango Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies / GK Films Gore Verbinski (director); John Logan (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant Comedy, Family, Western
[34]
15 A Separation Sony Pictures Classics Asghar Farhadi (director/screenplay); Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat Drama
[35]
16 Unknown Warner Bros. Jaume Collet-Serra (director); Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell, Karl Gadjusek (screenplay); Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Frank Langella, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz Action, Mystery, Thriller
[36]
18 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 20th Century Fox John Whitesell (director); Matthew Fogel, Randi Mayem Singer (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Faizon Love, Portia Doubleday, Michelle Ang Comedy
[37]
I Am Number Four Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Studios D. J. Caruso (director); Alfred Gough, Miles Millar (screenplay); Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Kevin Durand, Jake Abel, Callan McAuliffe, Judith Hoag, Beau Mirchoff, Emily Wickersham, Brian Howe, Cody Johns Action, Science fiction, Teen
[38]
25 Drive Angry Summit Entertainment Patrick Lussier (director/screenplay); Todd Farmer (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse Action
[39]
Hall Pass Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly (directors/screenplay); Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Joy Behar, Stephen Merchant, J. B. Smoove, Richard Jenkins, Alexandra Daddario Comedy
[40]
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2 Take Me Home Tonight Relativity Media / Rogue Pictures Michael Dowse (director); Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo (screenplay); Topher Grace, Teresa Palmer, Anna Faris, Michael Biehn, Dan Fogler, Michelle Trachtenberg Comedy
[41]
4 Beastly CBS Films Daniel Barnz (director/screenplay); Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause, Lisa Gay Hamilton Teen, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
[42]
7 Red Riding Hood Warner Bros. Catherine Hardwicke (director); David Leslie Johnson (screenplay); Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Billy Burke, Julie Christie, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas Thriller, Fantasy
[43]
8 Battle: Los Angeles Columbia Pictures Jonathan Liebesman (director); Christopher Bertolini (screenplay); Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Peña, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Ramon Rodríguez Science fiction, Action
[44]
Limitless Relativity Media / Rogue Pictures Neil Burger (director); Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth Mystery, Science fiction
[45]
9 Jane Eyre Focus Features Cary Fukunaga (director); Moira Buffini (screenplay); Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Imogen Poots, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney Thriller
[46]
10 The Lincoln Lawyer Lionsgate Brad Furman (director); John Romano (screenplay); Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bryan Cranston, Frances Fisher, William H. Macy, Trace Adkins Crime
[47]
11 Mars Needs Moms Walt Disney Pictures Simon Wells (director/screenplay); Wendy Wells (screenplay); Seth Green, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Seth Dusky Family, Science fiction
[48]
Source Code Summit Entertainment Duncan Jones (director); Ben Ripley (screenplay); Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright Science fiction, Mystery
[49]
12 Attack the Block Screen Gems Joe Cornish (director/screenplay); John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Nick Frost Thriller science fiction comedy
[50]
Fightville MPI Media Group Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker (directors) Documentary
[51]
13 The Divide Anchor Bay Films Xavier Gens (director); Karl Mueller, Eron Sheean (screenplay); Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance, Ivan Gonzalez, Michael Eklund, Abbey Thickson, Ashton Holmes, Rosanna Arquette Thriller, Horror
[52]
Kumaré Kino Lorber Vikram Gandhi (director); Vikram Gandhi Documentary
[53]
16 The Beaver Summit Entertainment Jodie Foster (director); Kyle Killen (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Riley Thomas Stewart Drama
[54]
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Freestyle Releasing Kevin Munroe (director); Joshua Oppenheimer, Thomas Dean Donnelly (screenplay); Brandon Routh, Taye Diggs, Sam Huntington, Anita Briem Action, Horror
[55]
22 Rio 20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Studios Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Rodrigo Santoro, Jake T. Austin, Carlos Ponce, Bernando de Paula Romance, Family, Adventure
[56]
25 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 20th Century Fox David Bowers (director); Jeff Filgo, Jackie Filgo, Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs (screenplay); Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick, Peyton List, Steve Zahn Comedy, Family
[57]
Sucker Punch Warner Bros. Zack Snyder (director/screenplay); Steve Shibuya (screenplay); Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, Scott Glenn, Jon Hamm, Oscar Isaac Action, Fantasy
[58]

April–June

Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Ref.
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1 Hop Universal Pictures / Illumination Entertainment Tim Hill (director); Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Brian Lynch (screenplay); Russell Brand, James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Perkins, Hank Azaria, Gary Cole, David Hasselhoff, Chelsea Handler, Hugh Laurie Comedy, Family
[59]
7 Hanna Focus Features Joe Wright (director); Seth Lochhead, David Farr (screenplay); Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Williams, Tom Hollander Action, Thriller
[60]
8 Arthur Warner Bros. Jason Winer (director); Peter Baynham (screenplay); Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Luis Guzmán, Greta Gerwig, Nick Nolte Comedy
[61]
Soul Surfer TriStar Pictures / FilmDistrict Sean McNamara (director); Sean McNamara, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood Biography, Drama, Sports, Teen
[62]
Your Highness Universal Pictures David Gordon Green (director); Danny McBride, Ben Best (screenplay); Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, Toby Jones, Damian Lewis Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
[63]
11 Scream 4 Dimension Films Wes Craven (director); Kevin Williamson (screenplay); Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere Thriller, Horror
[64]
14 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy China Lion Entertainment Christopher Sun Lap Key (director); Hayama Hiro, Saori Hara, Leni Lan, Vonnie Lui, Yukiko Suo, Irene Chen Drama, Science-fiction, Fantasy
[65]
15 Atlas Shrugged: Part I Rocky Mountain Pictures Paul Johansson (director); Brian Patrick O'Toole (screenplay); Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Graham Beckel, Edi Gathegi, Jsu Garcia, Michael Lerner Science fiction
[66]
Fast Five Universal Pictures Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Dwayne Johnson, Joaquim de Almeida Action, Crime
[67]
We Have a Pope Sundance Selects Nanni Moretti (director/screenplay); Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli (screenplay); Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti Drama
[68]
Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Pictures / Walt Disney Animation Studios Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall (directors); Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Craig Ferguson, Travis Oates, Bud Luckey, John Cleese, Huell Howser, Jack Boulter, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Dean Hall Family
[69]
17 Thor Paramount Pictures / Marvel Studios Kenneth Branagh (director); Mark Protosevich, Zack Stentz, Ashley Edward Miller, Don Payne (screenplay); Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins Superhero
[70]
22 African Cats Disneynature Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey (directors); Samuel L. Jackson Documentary
[71]
Madea's Big Happy Family Lionsgate Tyler Perry (director/screenplay); Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Bow Wow, Lauren London, Isaiah Mustafa Comedy
[72]
Water for Elephants 20th Century Fox Francis Lawrence (director); Richard LaGravenese (screenplay); Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Ken Foree Drama, Romance
[73]
23 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil The Weinstein Company Michael D'Isa-Hogan (director); Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech (screenplay); Glenn Close, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Hayden Panettiere, Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Patrick Warburton family Action, Comedy
[74]
28 Bridesmaids Universal Pictures Paul Feig (director); Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig (screenplay); Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Matt Lucas, Chris O'Dowd, Rebel Wilson Comedy
[75]
29 Prom Walt Disney Pictures Joe Nussbaum (director); Katie Wech (screenplay); Danielle Campbell, Aimee Teegarden, Nicholas Braun, Thomas McDonnell Teen
[76]
Something Borrowed Warner Bros. Luke Greenfield (director); Jennie Snyder Urman (screenplay); Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey Romantic comedy
[77]
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2 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Eleven Arts Kazuya Murata (director); Hiromu Arakawa, Yuichi Shinbo (screenplay); Romi Park, Rie Kugimiya, Maaya Sakamoto, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Shinichiro Miki Fantasy, Adventure
[78]
6 Jumping the Broom TriStar Pictures Salim Akil (director); Arlene Gibbs, Elizabeth Hunter (screenplay); Angela Bassett, Mike Epps, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Meagan Good, Loretta Devine Comedy, Romance
[79]
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Walt Disney Pictures Rob Marshall (director); Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Penélope Cruz, Kevin R. McNally Fantasy, Action, Adventure
[80]
11 Midnight in Paris Sony Pictures Classics Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen Romantic comedy
[81]
12 We Need to Talk About Kevin Oscilloscope Laboratories Lynne Ramsay (director/screenplay); Rory Kinnear (screenplay); Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller Drama
[82]
Restless Sony Pictures Classics Gus Van Sant (director); Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper Drama
[83]
13 Miss Bala Canana Films / 20th Century Fox Gerardo Naranjo (director/screenplay); Mauricio Katz (screenplay); Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Miguel Couturier, Gabriel Heads, Noe Hernandez, James Russo, Jose Yenque Drama
[84]
Priest Screen Gems Scott Stewart (director); Cory Goodman (screenplay); Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Lily Collins, Karl Urban, Maggie Q, Stephen Moyer, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif, Mädchen Amick Supernatural action
[85]
14 Footnote Sony Pictures Classics Joseph Cedar (director/screenplay); Shlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenazi Drama
[86]
Departures Independent Ali Yasin Akarçeşme (director) Drama
[87]
15 The Artist The Weinstein Company Michel Hazanavicius (director/screenplay); Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell Comedy, Romance
[88]
16 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight Pictures Terrence Malick (director/screenplay); Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain Drama
[89]
Where Do We Go Now? Sony Pictures Classics Nadine Labaki (director/screenplay); Jihad Hojeily, Rodney Al Haddad, Thomas Bidegain (screenplay); Nadine Labaki, Leyla Fouad, Claude Msawbaa, Antoinette El-Noufaily Arabic, Comedy, Drama, Musical
[90]
18 Melancholia Magnolia Pictures Lars von Trier (director/screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård, John Hurt, Udo Kier Science-fiction thriller
[91]
19 Oslo, August 31st Strand Releasing Joachim Trier (director/screenplay); Eskil Vogt (screenplay); Anders Danielsen Lie Drama
[92]
The Skin I Live In Sony Pictures Classics Pedro Almodóvar (director/screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya Foreign thriller
[93]
20 Drive FilmDistrict Nicolas Winding Refn (director/screenplay); Hossein Amini (screenplay); Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac Action, Crime
[94]
This Is Not a Film Palisades Tartan Films Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (directors) Documentary
[95]
21 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Cinema Guild Nuri Bilge Ceylan (director); Ercan Kesel, Ebru Ceylan, N.B. Ceylan (screenplay); Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel Drama
[96]
22 Kung Fu Panda 2 Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director); Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger (screenplay); Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Danny McBride, Dennis Haysbert, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber action comedy family
[97]
25 X-Men: First Class 20th Century Fox Matthew Vaughn (director/screenplay); Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman (screenplay); James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt Superhero
[98]
26 The Hangover Part II Warner Bros. Todd Phillips (director/screenplay); Scot Armstrong, Craig Mazin (screenplay); Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong, Mike Tyson, Bryan Callen, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Chung, Nick Cassavetes Comedy
[99]
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3 The Lion of Judah Animated Family Films Deryck Broom, Scott Eastwood, Vic Mignogna Family
[100]
4 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Relativity Media John Schultz (director); Kathy Waugh, Megan McDonald (screenplay); Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham, Parris Mosteller Comedy, Family
[101]
9 Super 8 Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot J. J. Abrams (director/screenplay); Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Ron Eldard Mystery Science-fiction
[102]
11 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magnolia Pictures David Gelb (director) Documentary
[103]
16 The Smurfs Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation Anton Yelchin, Fred Armisen, John Kassir, Paul Reubens, John Oliver, Kenan Thompson, B. J. Novak, Jeff Foxworthy, Wolfgang Puck, Gary Basaraba, Frank Welker Family, Comedy
[104]
17 Bad Teacher Columbia Pictures Jake Kasdan (director); Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky (screenplay); Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, Phyllis Smith, Thomas Lennon, Eric Stonestreet Blue comedy
[105]
Green Lantern Warner Bros. / DC Comics Martin Campbell (director); Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg (screenplay); Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Geoffrey Rush, Angela Bassett, Temuera Morrison, Michael Clarke Duncan Superhero
[106]
Mr. Popper's Penguins 20th Century Fox Mark Waters (director); Sean Anders, John Morris (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Madeline Carroll, Clark Gregg Family comedy
[107]
18 Cars 2 Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter, Brad Lewis (directors); Ben Queen (screenplay); Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs, Eddie Izzard, John Turturro Action comedy family
[108]
23 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Paramount Pictures / Hasbro Michael Bay (director); Ehren Kruger (screenplay); Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Ken Jeong, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
[109]
24 A Better Life Summit Entertainment Chris Weitz (director); Demián Bichir, José Julián Independent drama
[110]
Bol Shoman Productions Shoaib Mansoor (director); Manzar Sehbai, Shafqat Cheema, Humaima Malik, Mahira Khan, Atif Aslam, Iman Ali, Zaib Rehman, Mahnoor Khan, Meher Sagar, Amr Kashmiri, Irfan Khoosat Social drama
[111]
27 Larry Crowne Universal Pictures Rita Wilson, Bryan Cranston Romantic comedy
[112]
30 Horrible Bosses Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema Seth Gordon (director); Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein (screenplay); Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Donald Sutherland, Julie Bowen Comedy
[113]

July–September

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1 Monte Carlo 20th Century Fox Tom Bezucha (director); Tom Bezucha, Maria Maggenti, April Blair (screenplay); Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Cory Monteith, Andie MacDowell Teen, Romantic comedy
[114]
4 Collaborator Tribeca Film Martin Donovan (director/screenplay); Martin Donovan, David Morse, Olivia Williams, Katherine Helmond Drama
[115]
7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. David Yates (director); Steve Kloves (screenplay); Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson Epic fantasy-action
[116]
8 Zookeeper Columbia Pictures / MGM Frank Coraci (director); Nick Bakay, Kevin James, Rock Reuben, Jay Sherick, David Ronn (screenplay); Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb Comedy, Family
[117]
19 Captain America: The First Avenger Paramount Pictures / Marvel Studios Joe Johnston (director); Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (screenplay); Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci Superhero
[118]
22 Friends with Benefits Screen Gems Will Gluck (director/screenplay); Harley Peyton, Keith Merryman, David A. Newman (screenplay); Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Clarkson, Richard Jenkins, Bryan Greenberg, Jenna Elfman Romantic comedy
[119]
23 Cowboys & Aliens Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Studios Jon Favreau (director); Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby (screenplay); Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde Action, Western science fiction
[120]
27 Colombiana TriStar Pictures / Stage 6 Films Olivier Megaton (director); Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Cliff Curtis, Lennie James, Jordi Molla Action
[121]
29 Crazy, Stupid, Love. Warner Bros. John Requa, Glenn Ficarra (directors); Dan Fogelman (screenplay); Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Analeigh Tipton, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, John Carroll Lynch, Jonah Bobo, Josh Groban, Liza Lapira, Joey King Romantic comedy
[122]
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4 Final Destination 5 Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema Steven Quale (director); Eric Heisserer (screenplay); Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, Tony Todd Horror
[123]
5 The Change-Up Universal Pictures David Dobkin (director); Jon Lucas, Scott Moore (screenplay); Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman Comedy
[124]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox Rupert Wyatt (director); Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (screenplay); James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
[125]
6 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 20th Century Fox Kevin Tancharoen (director); Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum, Jr., Chord Overstreet, Ashley Fink Teen, Concert
[126]
8 Monsieur Lazhar Music Box Films Philippe Falardeau (director/screenplay); Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Emilien Neron, Danielle Proulx, Brigitte Poupart Drama
[127]
One Day Focus Features Lone Scherfig (director); David Nicholls (screenplay); Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott, Romola Garai Drama, Romance
[128]
9 The Help Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Studios Tate Taylor (director/screenplay); Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney Dramedy
[129]
11 Conan the Barbarian Lionsgate Marcus Nispel (director); Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Sean Hood (screenplay); Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Leo Howard, Bob Sapp, Ron Perlman Action Fantasy sword and sorcery
[130]
12 30 Minutes or Less Columbia Pictures Ruben Fleischer (director); Michael Diliberti, Matthew Sullivan (screenplay); Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson Crime action comedy
[131]
14 Fright Night Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Studios Craig Gillespie (director); Marti Noxon (screenplay); Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette Comedy horror
[132]
19 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Dimension Films Robert Rodriguez (director/screenplay); Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Ricky Gervais, Jeremy Piven Action adventure comedy family
[133]
23 Abduction Lionsgate John Singleton (director); Shawn Christensen, Jeffrey Nachmanoff (screenplay); Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Nyqvist, Denzel Whitaker Action
[134]
26 Courageous TriStar Pictures Alex Kendrick (director/screenplay); Stephen Kendrick (screenplay); Alex Kendrick, Kevin Downes, Ken Bevel, Ben Davies, Matt Hardwick Christian drama
[135]
Headhunters Magnolia Pictures Morten Tyldum (director); Lars Gudmestad, Jo Nesbø, Ulf Ryberg (screenplay); Aksel Hennie, Synnove Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Thriller
[136]
31 The Ides of March Columbia Pictures Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright Political crime
[137]
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1 Carnage Sony Pictures Classics Roman Polanski (director/screenplay); Yasmina Risa (screenplay); John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet Black comedy
[138]
The Three Musketeers Summit Entertainment / Constantin Film Paul W. S. Anderson (director); Andrew Davies, Alex Litvalk (screenplay); Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz Steampunk action adventure
[139]
W.E. The Weinstein Company Madonna (director/screenplay); Alex Keshishian (screenplay); Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough Drama
[140]
2 Albert Nobbs Lionsgate / Roadside Attractions Rodrigo García (director); Glenn Close (screenplay); Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker Drama
[141]
Apollo 18 Dimension Films Gonzalo López-Gallego (director); Brian Miller (screenplay) Science fiction horror
[142]
A Dangerous Method Sony Pictures Classics David Cronenberg (director); Christopher Hampton (screenplay); Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel Biographical drama thriller
[143]
Seven Days in Utopia Utopia Films Matt Russell (director/screenplay); David L. Cook, Rob Levine, Sandra Thrift (screenplay); Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Melissa Leo Sports Drama
[144]
Shark Night Rogue Pictures David R. Ellis (director); Jesse Studenberg, Will Hayes (screenplay); Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee, Donal Logue, Joshua Leonard, Joel David Moore Horror thriller
[145]
3 Contagion Warner Bros. Steven Soderbergh (director); Scott Z. Burns (screenplay); Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet Science fiction
[146]
4 Shame Fox Searchlight Pictures Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan Drama
[147]
5 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Focus Features Tomas Alfredson (director); Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan (screenplay); Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch Action
[148]
6 Anonymous Columbia Pictures Roland Emmerich (director); John Orloff (screenplay); Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower, Derek Jacobi History
[149]
First Position IFC Films Bess Kargman (director) Documentary
[150]
Real Steel Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Studios Shawn Levy (director); John Gatins (screenplay); Hugh Jackman, Kevin Durand, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Dakota Goyo Science fiction Action
[151]
Surviving Progress First Run Features Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks (director/screenplay) Documentary
[152]
Take This Waltz Magnolia Pictures Sarah Polley (director/screenplay); Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, Sarah Silverman, Luke Kirby Drama
[153]
The Woman in the Fifth ATO Pictures Pawel Pawlikowski (director/screenplay); Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas Drama, Thriller
[154]
Your Sister's Sister IFC Films Lynn Shelton (director/screenplay); Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass Drama, Comedy
[155]
8 Killer Joe LD Distribution William Friedkin (director); Tracy Letts(screenplay); Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon Crime, Drama
[156]
The Raid: Redemption Sony Pictures Classics Gareth Evans (director/screenplay); Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy Action
[157]
9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Columbia Pictures Tom Brady (director); Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Nick Swardson (screenplay); Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Stephen Dorff, Don Johnson Comedy
[158]
Friends with Kids Lionsgate / Roadside Attractions Jennifer Westfeldt (director/screenplay); Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox, Edward Burns Comedy, Romance
[159]
Moneyball Columbia Pictures Bennett Miller (director); Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian (screenplay); Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright Penn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Bishop, Kathryn Morris, Chris Pratt Sports drama biography
[160]
Warrior Lionsgate Gavin O'Connor (director/screenplay); Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman (screenplay); Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Frank Grillo Drama action
[161]
10 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Wrekin Hill Entertainment Chuck Rozanski, James Darling, Se Young Kang Documentary
[162]
Damsels in Distress Sony Pictures Classics Whit Stillman (director/screenplay); Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf Comedy, Satire
[163]
The Descendants Fox Searchlight Pictures Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster Comedy drama
[164]
Goon Magnet Releasing Michael Dowse (director); Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg (screenplay);Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Marc-André Grondin Sports, Comedy
[165]
Killer Elite Open Road Films Gary McKendry (director/screenplay); Matt Sherring (screenplay); Clive Owen, Jason Statham, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell, Yvonne Strahovski, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Action
[166]
The Oranges ATO Pictures Julian Farino (director); Ian Helfer, Jay Reiss (screenplay); Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Adam Brody, Alia Shawkat, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney Comedy, Drama
[167]
Rampart Millennium Entertainment Oren Moverman (director); James Ellroy (screenplay); Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Ned Beatty Drama
[168]
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen CBS Films / Lionsgate Lasse Hallström (director); Simon Beaufoy (screenplay); Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked Drama, Romance
[169]
The Way ARC Entertainment Emilio Estevez (director/screenplay); Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Yorick van Wageningen, Emilio Estevez Drama
[170]
You're Next Lionsgate Adam Wingard (director); Simon Barrett (screenplay); Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci, Barbara Crampton Horror
[171]
12 360 Magnolia Pictures Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster Drama
[172]
50/50 Summit Entertainment / Mandate Pictures Jonathan Levine (director); Will Reiser (screenplay); Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston Comedy
[173]
Heleno Screen Media Films Jose Henrique Fonseca (director/screenplay); Felipe Braganca, Fernando Castets (screenplay); Rodrigo Santoro Drama
[174]
Neil Young Journeys Sony Pictures Classics Jonathan Demme (director); Neil Young Music, Documentary
[175]
14 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Paramount Vantage / Indian Paintbrush Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass (directors/screenplay); Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon Comedy, Drama
[176]
15 Johnny English Reborn Universal Pictures Oliver Parker (director); Hamish McColl, William Davies (screenplay); Rowan Atkinson, Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Gillian Anderson Action comedy family
[177]
Union Square DADA Nancy Savoca (director/screenplay); Mary Tobler (screenplay); Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti LuPone, Mike Doyle Drama
[178]
Violet & Daisy GreeneStreet Films / Magic Violet Geoffrey S. Fletcher (director/screenplay); Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, Danny Trejo, James Gandolfini, Marianne Jean-Baptiste Action, Comedy
[179]
16 I Don't Know How She Does It The Weinstein Company Douglas McGrath (director); Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay); Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Busy Phillips Comedy
[180]
Straw Dogs Screen Gems Rod Lurie (director/screenplay); James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, Dominic Purcell, James Woods, Willa Holland, Laz Alonso Thriller
[181]
Winnie Mandela Image Entertainment Darrell Roodt (director/screenplay); Andre Pieterse, Paul Ian Johnson (screenplay); Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Wendy Crewson, Elias Koteas Biography, drama
[182]
22 The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) IFC Midnight Tom Six (director/screenplay); Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie Horror
[183]
23 Dolphin Tale Warner Bros. Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Austin Stowell, Cozi Zuehlsdorff Family drama
[184]
30 Dream House Universal Pictures Jim Sheridan (director); David Loucka (screenplay); Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Marton Csokas Thriller
[185]
Margaret Fox Searchlight Pictures Kenneth Lonergan (director/screenplay); Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno Independent drama
[186]
What's Your Number? 20th Century Fox Mark Mylod (director); Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan (screenplay); Anna Faris, Chris Evans Romantic comedy
[187]

October–December

Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Ref.
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5 The Ambassador Drafthouse Films Mads Brügger (director) Documentary
[188]
6 Footloose Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Craig Brewer (director/screenplay); Dean Pitchford (screenplay); Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, Dennis Quaid Comedy, Dance, Romance, Teen
[189]
9 My Week with Marilyn The Weinstein Company Simon Curtis (director); Adrian Hodges (screenplay); Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Emma Watson, Judi Dench Biographical drama
[190]
10 Hugo Paramount Pictures / GK Films Martin Scorsese (director); John Logan (screenplay); Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer 3D Family, Adventure, Drama
[191]
The Thing Universal Pictures Matthijs van Heijningen (director); Ronald D. Moore, Eric Heisserer (screenplay); Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Edgerton, Jonathan Lloyd Walker Science-fiction horror
[192]
13 The Rum Diary FilmDistrict Bruce Robinson (director/screenplay); Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi Comedy
[193]
14 The Big Year 20th Century Fox David Frankel (director); Howard Franklin (screenplay); Jack Black, Steve Martin, Owen Wilson Comedy
[194]
Paranormal Activity 3 Paramount Pictures Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman (directors); Christopher B. Landon (screenplay); Lauren Bittner, Chris Smith, Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown Supernatural horror
[195]
19 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Samuel Goldwyn Films Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgan Perlmutt, Frederic Tcheng (directors) Documentary
[196]
22 Beneath the Darkness Sunset Pictures Martin Guigui (director); Bruce Wilkinson (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller, Aimee Teegarden Horror, Thriller
[197]
23 The Adventures of Tintin Paramount Pictures / Columbia Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Steven Spielberg (director); Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish (screenplay); Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Daniel Mays, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Gad Elmaleh Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
[198]
Puss in Boots Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation Chris Miller (director/screenplay); Tom Wheeler (screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris 3D computer-animated family adventure
[199]
24 Tower Heist Universal Pictures Brett Ratner (director); Ted Griffin, Jeff Nathanson (screenplay); Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni, Michael Peña, Gabourey Sidibe Crime comedy
[200]
28 In Time 20th Century Fox Andrew Niccol (director/screenplay); Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Alex Pettyfer Science-fiction Action
[201]
October Baby Samuel Goldwyn Films
Provident Films
Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin (director/screenplay); Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jasmine Guy Christian, Drama, Family
[202]
30 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Summit Entertainment Bill Condon (director); Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay); Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed thriller Romantic fantasy
[203]
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3 J. Edgar Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood (director); Dustin Lance Black (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench, Ed Westwick Biography
[204]
4 The Muppets Walt Disney Pictures James Bobin (director); Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller (screenplay); Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones Musical, Comedy, Family
[205]
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema / Mandate Pictures Todd Strauss-Schulson (director); Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg (screenplay); John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Harris, Paula Garcés, Danny Trejo, Amir Blumenfeld Christmas comedy
[206]
6 Haywire Relativity Media Steven Soderbergh (director); Lem Dobbs (screenplay); Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Michael Angarano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas Action, Suspense
[207]
11 Arthur Christmas Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation / Aardman Animations Sarah Smith (director/screenplay); Barry Cook (director); Peter Baynham (screenplay); James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Marc Wootton, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria, Ramona Marquez, Michael Palin 3D computer-animated Family
[208]
Immortals Relativity Media Tarsem Singh (director); Charlie Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides (screenplay); Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, Mickey Rourke Epic action fantasy adventure
[209]
Jack and Jill Columbia Pictures Dennis Dugan (director); Steve Koren, Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino Comedy, family
[210]
18 Happy Feet Two Warner Bros. Gary Eck, Warren Coleman, Paul Livingston (screenplay); Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Pink, Sofía Vergara, Common, Hugo Weaving, Richard Carter, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia Computer-animated family
[211]
30 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Fox Searchlight Pictures John Madden (director); Ol Parker (screenplay); Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith Comedy, Drama
[212]
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7 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Paramount Pictures / Skydance Productions / Bad Robot Brad Bird (director); Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton Action, Adventure
[213]
9 New Year's Eve Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema Garry Marshall (director); Katherine Fugate (screenplay); Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Héctor Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, Sofía Vergara, Allison Janney Romantic comedy
[214]
The Sitter 20th Century Fox David Gordon Green (director); Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka (screenplay); Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell, Ari Graynor, Max Records, J. B. Smoove Comedy
[215]
Young Adult Paramount Pictures / Mandate Pictures Jason Reitman (director); Diablo Cody (screenplay); Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser, Collette Wolfe Comedy
[216]
11 The Grey Open Road Films / LD Entertainment Joe Carnahan (director/screenplay); Ian MacKenzie Jeffers (screenplay); Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale, Joe Anderson Action, Drama
[217]
12 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Columbia Pictures / MGM David Fincher (director); Steve Zaillian (screenplay); Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright Penn, Yorick van Wageningen, Joely Richardson Thriller, Drama
[218]
16 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 20th Century Fox Mike Mitchell (director); Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger (screenplay); Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Christina Applegate, Anna Faris, Amy Poehler Comedy, family
[219]
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner Bros. Guy Ritchie (director); Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney (screenplay); Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Geraldine James, Rachel McAdams, Kelly Reilly Action mystery
[220]
22 The Darkest Hour Summit Entertainment / 20th Century Fox Chris Gorak (director); Les Bohem, Jon Spaihts (screenplay); Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Max Minghella Action, Horror, Science-fiction
[221]
23 We Bought a Zoo 20th Century Fox Cameron Crowe (director); Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay); Matt Damon, Thomas Haden Church, Scarlett Johansson, John Michael Higgins, Patrick Fugit, Elle Fanning Drama, family
[222]
In the Land of Blood and Honey FilmDistrict Angelina Jolie (director/screenplay); Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Rade Serbedzija Drama, Romance, War
[223]
25 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Warner Bros. Stephen Daldry (director); Eric Roth (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright Drama
[224]
War Horse Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Studios Steven Spielberg (director); Lee Hall, Richard Curtis (screenplay); Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Toby Kebbell, Peter Mullan, Patrick Kennedy Drama
[225]
26 The Iron Lady The Weinstein Company Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E. Grant Biographical drama
[226]

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Nationality Profession Notable films
January 2 Anne Francis 80 American Actress
2 Pete Postlethwaite 64 British Actor
2 Miriam Seegar 103 American Actress
2 Patricia Smith 80 American Actress
3 Jill Haworth 65 British Actress
9 Peter Yates 81 British Director
11 David Nelson 74 American Actor, Producer
15 Susannah York 72 British Actress
16 Paul Picerni 88 American Actor
16 Juan Piquer Simón 75 Spanish Director
21 Theoni V. Aldredge 82 Greek Costume Designer
24 Bernd Eichinger 61 German Producer
27 Charlie Callas 83 American Actor
30 John Barry 77 British Composer
31 Michael Tolan 86 American Actor
February 2 Margaret John 84 British Actress
3 Maria Schneider 58 French Actress
4 Tura Satana 72 Japanese Actress
5 Donald Peterman 79 American Cinematographer
10 Bill Justice 97 American Animator
12 Betty Garrett 91 American Actress, Dancer, Singer
12 Kenneth Mars 75 American Actor, Voice Actor
13 Larry Holden 49 Irish Actor
13 T. P. McKenna 81 British Actor
14 David F. Friedman 87 American Producer
16 Alfred Burke 92 British Actor
16 Len Lesser 88 American Actor
17 Perry Moore 39 American Producer
18 Walter Seltzer 96 American Producer
22 Nicholas Courtney 81 British Actor Bullseye!
26 Greg Goossen 65 American Actor
27 Gary Winick 49 American Director, Producer
28 Annie Girardot 79 French Actress
28 Nick LaTour 84 American Actor
28 Jane Russell 89 American Actress
March 4 Charles Jarrott 83 British Director
11 Hugh Martin 96 American Composer
17 Michael Gough 94 Malaysian Actor
18 Enzo Cannavale 82 Italian Actor
21 Joe Wizan 76 Mexican Producer
22 Helen Stenborg 86 American Actress
23 Elizabeth Taylor 79 British-American Actress
27 Farley Granger 85 American Actor
April 2 Bill Varney 77 American Sound Mixer
3 Kevin Jarre 56 American Screenwriter
4 Wayne Robson 64 Canadian Actor
6 Skip O'Brien 60 American Actor
9 Sidney Lumet 86 American Director, Producer, Screenwriter
9 Yolande Palfrey 54 British Actress Dragonslayer
11 Angela Scoular 65 British Actress
14 Trevor Bannister 76 British Actor
17 Michael Sarrazin 70 Canadian Actor
20 Tim Hetherington 40 British-American Director, Producer, Cinematographer Restrepo
24 Marie-France Pisier 66 French Actress
28 William Campbell 87 American Actor
May 3 Jackie Cooper 88 American Actor
4 Mary Murphy 80 American Actress
5 Arthur Laurents 93 American Playwright, Screenwriter
5 Dana Wynter 79 British Actress
8 Hilton Rosemarin 58 Canadian Set Decorator
9 Dolores Fuller 88 American Actress
15 Barbara Stuart 76 American Actress
16 Edward Hardwicke 78 British Actor
20 Randy Savage 58 American Actor
21 Bill Hunter 71 Australian Actor
22 Joseph Brooks 73 American Director, Songwriter
27 Jeff Conaway 60 American Actor
30 Clarice Taylor 93 American Actress
June
3 James Arness 88 American Actor
3 Miriam Karlin 85 British Actress
4 Donald Hewlett 90 British Actor Carry On Behind
6 John Boswall 91 British Actor
8 John Mackenzie 83 British Director
11 Gunnar Fischer 100 Swedish Cinematographer
12 Laura Ziskin 61 American Producer
14 Peter Schamoni 77 German Alexander Kluge's Codirector Brutalität in Stein
14 Badi Uzzaman 72 Indian Actor
20 Ryan Dunn 34 American Actor
22 David Rayfiel 87 American Screenwriter
23 Peter Falk 83 American Actor
25 Alice Playten 63 American Actress
26 Edith Fellows 88 American Actress Pennies from Heaven
27 Elaine Stewart 81 American Actress
July 1 Leslie Brooks 88 American Actress
3 Anna Massey 73 British Actress
5 Gordon Tootoosis 69 Canadian Actor
8 Roberts Blossom 87 American Actor
15 Googie Withers 94 British Actress
17 David Ngoombujarra 44 Australian Actor
22 Tom Aldredge 83 American Actor
22 Linda Christian 87 Mexican/American Actress
24 Tresa Hughes 81 American Actress
24 G. D. Spradlin 90 American Actor
25 Michael Cacoyannis 89 Greek Director, Producer, Screenwriter
27 Polly Platt 72 American Producer, Art Director, Screenwriter
August 2 Richard Pearson 93 British Actor
3 Bubba Smith 66 American Actor
5 Francesco Quinn 48 Italian Actor
6 John Wood 81 British Actor
14 Shammi Kapoor 79 Indian Actor, Director
19 Raúl Ruiz 70 Chilean Director
23 Michael Showers 45 American Actor
23 Sybil Jason 83 American Actress
24 Frank DiLeo 63 American Actor
24 Jack Hayes 93 American Composer, Orchestrator
27 Eve Brent 82 American Actress
September 10 Cliff Robertson 88 American Actor
11 Andy Whitfield 39 Welsh/Australian Actor Spartacus - Season 1 (as Spartacus) (2010)
13 John Calley 81 American Producer
13 Jack Garner 84 American Actor
15 Frances Bay 92 Canadian Actress
22 Peter E. Berger 67 American Film Editor
22 Jonathan Cecil 72 British Actor
26 David Zelag Goodman 81 American Screenwriter
26 Jerry Haynes 84 American Actor
October 2 Peter Przygodda 69 German Editor
4 Doris Belack 85 American Actress
5 Charles Napier 75 American Actor
5 Steve Jobs 56 American Producer, Studio executive
6 Diane Cilento 78 Australian Actress
7 George Baker 80 British Actor
8 David Hess 75 American Actor
10 Alan Fudge 67 American Actor
13 Sheila Allen 78 British Actress
13 Barbara Kent 103 Canadian Actress
19 Jeff Rudom 51 American Actor Unleashed
31 Gilbert Cates 77 American Director, Producer
November 2 Leonard Stone 87 American Actor
2 Sid Melton 94 American Actor
3 Bruno Rubeo 65 Italian Production Designer
6 Margaret Field 89 American Actress The Man from Planet X
8 Gene Cantamessa 80 American Sound Mixer
8 Heavy D 44 American Rapper, Actor
15 Karl Slover 93 American Actor
17 John Paxton 90 American Actor, Producer
19 John Neville 86 British Actor
20 Dorothy Morris 89 American Actress
27 Ken Russell 84 British Director, Actor
28 Patrice O'Neal 41 American Comedian, Actor
28 Vittorio De Seta 88 Italian Director, Screenwriter
December 1 Bill McKinney 80 American Actor
3 Dev Anand 88 Indian Actor, Director, Producer
7 Harry Morgan 96 American Actor
11 Harold Hopkins 67 Australian Actor
14 Don Sharp 67 Australian Director
16 Nicol Williamson 73 British Actor
20 Yoshimitsu Morita 61 Japanese Director
22 William Duell 88 American Actor
23 Denise Darcel 87 American Actress
26 Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. 71 Mexican Actor

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