Most Popular Movies
(2010, Christopher Nolan, PG-13)
2.Dinner for Schmucks
(2010, Jay Roach, PG-13)
“Dinner for Schmucks” is in some ways an exemplary modern Hollywood comedy.
3.The Kids Are All Right
(, Lisa Cholodenko, R)
In Lisa Cholodenko’s movie, teenagers and their two moms have dinner, and lots more, with a newly found biological father.
4.Charlie St. Cloud
(2010, Burr Steers, PG-13)
In a melodrama touched by the supernatural, Zac Efron cares for his dead younger brother.
5.The Sicilian Girl
(2009, Marco Amenta, NR)
“The Sicilian Girl” is the fictional account of the true story of a teenager who testified against the Mafia.
(2010, Phillip Noyce, PG-13)
In “Salt,” Angelina Jolie is a reminder that even in an era of technological overkill, movie stars matter.
(2010, Aaron Schneider, PG-13)
Aaron Schneider directs Robert Duvall in the true story of a man who wants to enjoy his own funeral.
8.The Extra Man
(2010, Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman, R)
A tale of an older asexual gadabout, a throwback to the age of “the confirmed bachelor,” and a young man who hopes to be a writer.
9.Eat Pray Love
(2010, Ryan Murphy, PG-13)
10.Life During Wartime
(2009, Todd Solondz, NR)
Todd Solondz’s sort-of sequel to his “Happiness” concerns three sisters whose quest for contentment sits at the center of this episodic film.
11.I Am Love
(, Luca Guadagnino, R)
In this soaringly beautiful Italian film nothing holds your gaze as forcefully as Tilda Swinton’s alabaster face.
12.The Girl Who Played with Fire
(, Daniel Alfredson, R)
Noomi Rapace brings an intense rightness to the role of Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl Who Played With Fire.”
13.Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
(, Brigitte Berman, R)
A documentary about Hugh Hefner says that beyond the hedonism, there is an equal-rights advocate who is overlooked.
14.Enemies of the People
(, Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath, NR)
Thet Sambath suggests a one-man Cambodian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Instead of affixing blame, he seeks the healing power of confession.
(, Debra Granik, R)
Debra Granik’s tender adaptation of a novel by Daniel Woodrell follows a young woman in the Missouri Ozarks, as she sets out to find her father.
(2010, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, PG)
“Despicable Me,” the 3-D animated feature, relies on the funny voices of TV and movie actors like Steve Carell, who plays a grumpy trying to steal the Moon.
17.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(2009, Niels Arden Oplev, R)
In “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Noomi Rapace more or less looks the part that the filmmakers don’t let her fully play.
18.The Ghost Writer
(2009, Roman Polanski, PG-13)
With “The Ghost Writer,” Roman Polanski creates a wholly believable world rich in strange contradictions and ominous implications.
(2008, Sandra Nettelbeck, NR)
In Sandra Nettelbeck’s drama, a wife and mother slowly loses her grip.
20.Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore
(2009, Brad Peyton, PG)
“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” is a spy-and-action-film pastiche that charms less than its predecessor, “Cats & Dogs.” (2001).
(2009, Alejandro Amenabar, NR)
“Agora” is a rousing, toga drama from the Chilean-born director Alejandro Amenábar about the culture wars in ancient Egypt.
(1949, Carmine Gallone, NR)
23.Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
(2009, Jan Kounen, R)
“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky” depicts the short-lived affair of two 20th-century titans and their selfish competitive passion.
(, Christian Carion, NR)
Emir Kusturica and Guillaume Canet star in Christian Carion’s espionage drama, about the real-life Vladimir Vetrov, whose code name was “Farewell.”
25.Toy Story 3
(2010, Lee Unkrich, G)
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the cast from the first two “Toy Story” installments are joined by a new set of playthings.
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