ⓘ 2011 in film

The Woman (2011 film)

The Woman is a 2011 American horror film directed by Lucky McKee, adapted by McKee and Jack Ketchum from Ketchums novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 2009 film Offspring. The film stars Pollyanna McIntosh, Angela Bettis, Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Carlee Baker, and Alexa Marcigliano, and introduces Zach Rand and Shyla Molhusen. In 2019, McIntosh has directed a sequel titled Darlin. The film was released as part of the Bloody Disgusting Selects line.

Contagion (2011 film)

Contagion is a 2011 American action thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Its ensemble cast includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet. The plot concerns the spread of a virus transmitted by fomites, attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease, the loss of social order in a pandemic, and finally the introduction of a vaccine to halt its spread. To follow several interacting plot lines, the film makes use of the multi-narrative "hyperlink cinema" style, popularized in sever ...

50/50 (2011 film)

50/50 is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Levine, written by Will Reiser, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston. The film is loosely inspired by Reisers own experience with cancer, with Rogens character Kyle based on Rogen himself. It was released on September 30, 2011, and grossed million, and received critical acclaim, with particular praise for Gordon-Levitts performance and Reisers screenplay.

Carnage (2011 film)

Carnage is a 2011 black comedy-drama film directed by Roman Polanski, based on the Tony Award-winning play Le Dieu du carnage by French playwright Yasmina Reza. The screenplay is by Reza and Polanski. The film is an international co-production of France, Germany, Poland, and Spain, Portugal, Paraguay. It stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and John C. Reilly. In the film, presented in a classic case of much ado about nothing, two sets of parents try to resolve a situation in a civilised manner. But, the actual matter aside, it is their own idiosyncrasies that rise to the sur ...

Sleepless Night (2011 film)

Sleepless Night is a 2011 thriller film directed and co-written by Frederic Jardin. The film premiered in 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has received positive reviews from critics.

In Darkness (2011 film)

In Darkness is a 2011 Polish drama film written by David F. Shamoon and directed by Agnieszka Holland. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards. Based on true events during German occupation of Poland, the film tells about Leopold Socha, a sewer worker in the Polish city of Lwow. He used his knowledge of the citys sewer system to shelter a group of Jews who had escaped from the Lwow Ghetto during the Holocaust in Poland.

                                     

ⓘ 2011 in film

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. Film critic Scout Tafoya considers 2011 as the best year for cinema, countering the notion of 1939 being films best year overall and citing important developments in cinematic expression during 2011.

                                     

1. Evaluation of the year

Richard Brody of The New Yorker observed that the best films of 2011 "exalt the metaphysical, the fantastical, the transformative, the fourth-wall-breaking, or simply the impossible, and - remarkably - do so. These films depart from reality. not in order to forget the irrefutable but in order to face it, to think about it, to act on it more freely". Film critic and filmmaker Scout Tafoya of RogerEbert.com considers the year of 2011 as the best year for cinema, countering the notion of 1939 being films best year overall, citing examples such as Drive, The Tree of Life, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Keyhole, Contagion, The Adventures of Tintin, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. He stated that "2011 housed not just some of the greatest art films of our age, but a revolution in the language of blockbuster filmmaking. One big-budget action film after another used digital cameras to show the world behind explosions in starker, stranger light, while constructing a backbone of classical ideas and images."

                                     

2. Highest-grossing films

The top 10 films released in 2011 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides grossed $1.045.713.802, becoming the second film in the series to have grossed over $1 billion, and the 37th-highest-grossing film of all time. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 grossed $1.342.511.219, becoming the twelfth-highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film in the Harry Potter franchise, the highest grossing book adaptation and the highest of 2011 as a whole. In the US and Canada, it set single-day and opening-weekend records, 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 currently the 26th-highest-grossing film of all time and the highest-grossing in the series.

2011 was the first year when three films grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, surpassing the previous years record of two billion-dollar films, and also the first time when at least 10 films grossed more than $500 million worldwide in 11th and 12th place, Puss in Boots and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows also earned over $500 million making it twelve films to do so.

Pirates of the Caribbean became the first franchise to have more than one film gross over $1 billion, with On Stranger Tides joining 2006s Dead Mans Chest. On Stranger Tides also became the fifth film of the decade to surpass the billion-dollar milestone, breaking the previous record of four films during the 2000s.

  • The Shrek franchise became the first animated film series to gross more than $3 billion with the release of Puss in Boots.
  • The Smurfs supass Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel as the highest-grossing live-action/animated film of all time with $563.7 million.
                                     

3. Events

  • 16th Empire Awards
  • 31st Golden Raspberry Awards
  • 68th Venice International Film Festival
  • 68th Golden Globe Awards
  • 24th European Film Awards
  • 57th Filmfare Awards
  • 2011 MTV Movie Awards
  • 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 2011 Sundance Film Festival
  • 83rd Academy Awards
  • 64th British Academy Film Awards