64th Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or (1-20) and Un Certain Regard (21-41) competitors (2011)

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1. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

Votes: 161,749 | Gross: $13.30M

2. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 222,936 | Gross: $44.67M

3. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor in this action drama.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 544,729 | Gross: $35.06M

4. Footnote (2011)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack

Votes: 5,504 | Gross: $2.01M

5. Hanezu (2011)

91 min | Drama

Woodwork artist Takumi moves to a small village Asuka.He then meets Kayoko,a woman who went to the same school as Takumi.Kayoko is fascinated with the color hanezu(crimson); lives with boyfriend Tetsuya.Soon,she falls in love with Takumi.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Tôta Komizu, Hako Ohshima, Tetsuya Akikawa, Akaji Maro

Votes: 874

6. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka, Hikari Mitsushima

Votes: 6,927 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Le Havre (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen

Votes: 19,243 | Gross: $0.61M

8. House of Tolerance (2011)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

75 Metascore

At an elegant Parisian bordello at the dawn of the 20th century, exists a cloistered world of pleasure, pain, hope, rivalries, and most of all, slavery.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca

Votes: 5,950 | Gross: $0.02M

9. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 25,321 | Gross: $1.38M

10. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 159,806 | Gross: $3.03M

11. Michael (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Directors: Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits | Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 4,275 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

Votes: 37,432 | Gross: $0.14M

13. Pater (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier are pals. Like father and son. They sip port in bars dreaming of a film they might make. Together. Then just once in a while, they don suit and tie. Play ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier, Bernard Bureau, Jonathan Duong

Votes: 440

14. Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Karin Viard, JoeyStarr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 12,898 | Gross: $0.17M

15. The Skin I Live In (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 130,287 | Gross: $3.19M

16. Sleeping Beauty (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

57 Metascore

A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

Director: Julia Leigh | Stars: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Bridgette Barrett

Votes: 30,064 | Gross: $0.04M

17. The Source (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Saleh Bakri

Votes: 3,626

18. This Must Be the Place (2011)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson

Votes: 31,419 | Gross: $0.14M

19. We Have a Pope (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 12,598 | Gross: $0.48M

20. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 129,872 | Gross: $1.74M

21. Arirang (2011)

100 min | Documentary, Drama

Documentary on director Kim Ki-Duk looking back at his film career.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Star: Ki-duk Kim

Votes: 1,086

22. Stopped on Track (2011)

110 min | Drama

When Frank is diagnosed with incurable brain tumor, he's got only a few months to live. Along with his wife, he doesn't know how and when to tell their children about it. Meanwhile, Frank's health is getting worse with each day.

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Steffi Kühnert, Milan Peschel, Talisa Lilly Lemke, Mika Seidel

Votes: 1,454

23. Beauty (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz

Votes: 1,622

24. Bonsai (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest.

Director: Cristián Jiménez | Stars: Diego Noguera, Alicia Fehrmann, Andrés Waas, Nathalia Galgani

Votes: 798 | Gross: $0.02M

25. The Day He Arrives (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A professor in the film department at a provincial university goes to Seoul to meet his senior, who works as a film critic, and stays in a northern Seoul village for three days.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Joon-Sang Yoo, Sang-Jung Kim, Seon-mi Song, Bo-kyeong Kim

Votes: 2,016 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Elena (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ...

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Aleksey Rozin, Elena Lyadova

Votes: 12,157 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Goodbye (2011)

100 min | Drama

Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11.

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Leyla Zareh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Shahab Hosseini, Roya Taymourian

Votes: 591

28. Hard Labor (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

55 Metascore

Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and ... See full summary »

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas | Stars: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Naloana Lima, Gilda Nomacce

Votes: 681

29. The Hunter (2011)

124 min | Drama

Farmer Ivan Dunaev gets up early. He feeds his piglets, does paperwork, fixes the tractor, and weighs the meat he'll take in his old pickup truck to the market to sell. He has a wife, a ... See full summary »

Director: Bakur Bakuradze | Stars: Mikhail Barskovich, Tatyana Shapovalova, Gera Avdochenok, Vladimir Degilev

Votes: 116

30. Loverboy (2011)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

A young man seduces poor girls in order to pass them to a prostitution ring.

Director: Cãtãlin Mitulescu | Stars: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Ion Besoiu, Clara Voda

Votes: 1,634

31. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

75 Metascore

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

Director: Sean Durkin | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 46,998 | Gross: $2.98M

32. The Minister (2011)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoeller | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker

Votes: 2,438

33. Miss Bala (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Noé Hernández, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque

Votes: 8,400

34. Oslo, August 31st (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

84 Metascore

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin

Votes: 18,053 | Gross: $0.10M

35. Outside Satan (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

63 Metascore

In a village on the French Opal Coast, a drifter engages in a perplexing relationship with a young woman who has suffered abuse.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: David Dewaele, Alexandra Lemâtre, Christophe Bon, Juliette Bacquet

Votes: 1,725

36. Restless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryô Kase, Schuyler Fisk

Votes: 17,058 | Gross: $0.16M

37. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)

90 min | Drama

A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Votes: 3,510

38. Tatsumi (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

78 Metascore

A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga.

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Tetsuya Bessho, Motoko Gollent, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Mike Wiluan

Votes: 664

39. Toomelah (2011)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

In a remote Aboriginal community, 10 year old Daniel yearns to be a gangster, like the male role models in his life. Skipping school, getting into fights and running drugs for Linden, who leads the main gang in town.

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Daniel Connors, Christopher Edwards, Michael Connors, Dorothy Cubby

Votes: 314

40. Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim

Votes: 10,994 | Gross: $0.53M

41. The Yellow Sea (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

When the attempt to kill a professor goes wrong, a series of violent events are triggered which force a taxi driver to run for his life.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Seok-jeong Hwang

Votes: 17,306



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