From the surprising box-office-hit of a critically-hated “Season of the Witch” to the multi-awarded Academy Best Picture “The King’s Speech,” here’s the complete list of never-to-miss movies of 2011…so far.
Critics call it “slow, cheap-looking, dull” and a big failure on being an “unintentional comedy.” So what made “Season of the Witch” earned at least $71.6 million? Is it the Cage-Perlman tandem or the beautiful Claire Foy? Or maybe it’s the natural curiosity of moviegoers on why these stars were casted, in the first place? Well whatever it is, you got to see it before making a sound judgment.
4 – Black Swan
So far, the psycho-thriller “Black Swan” has earned nearly half a billion dollars. Critics believe that it’s all thanks to Natalie Portman’s intense acting and Darren Aronofsky’s intelligent and creative directing. Well that’s true enough with Portman’s winning as the Academy’s Best Actress and Aronofsky’s nomination as the Best Director.
3 – True Grit
It’s one of the highest grossing western films of all time and one of the family-favorites. Not only grandparents and parents love it—even teenagers do. No wonder why “True Grit” earned at least $250 million worldwide. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s an adaptation of a great novel and it has adapted so well to surpass the original’s greatness. Plus, it’s a far, far way better version of the 1969 “True Grit.”
2 – The Fighter
Mark Wahlberg + Christian Bale + Amy Adams = a captivating performance. So don’t be surprised why a Rambo-type movie got the second spot. It’s both critically-acclaimed and a box office hit. Consider “The Fighter” as the best movie since Robert De Niro’s “Raging Bull.”
The greatest boxing movie since Raging Bull? Find out for yourself.
Academy Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay are not enough. “The King’s Speech” has also touched Queen Elizabeth II “by a moving portrayal of her father.” It earned at least $4 billion and overall positive reviews. These are enough to say that this historical drama will leave you ‘speechless.’
You don’t want to miss any of these best 5 movies of 2011. Watch them while they’re hot!