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2011 movies The Least Interesting Celebrated 2011 Films  

Tom Banks
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A list of movies that appeared on numerous Oscar prediction lists or critical "Top 10s" that, for whatever reason, most people have no desire to see. Vote up the films you care about the least on the list, and if I've left off a movie you've heard a lot about but don't care if you ever see, enter it in the space at the bottom of the page.

Every fall and winter, when the movie awards season race begins in earnest, you start hearing about all kinds of independent films, foreign films, art house films and even major releases that thus far had flown under the radar. Many of these are films that simply don't open until December or January, but which will have coordinated Oscar campaigns. Others are movies that were hits on the festival circuit, and have thus been picked early as possible award contenders by pundits, bloggers and critics. Still others are just films that built up their own reputation by playing on a few screens, and snuck their way on to some writers' "Best of the Year" lists. Others yet are the result of straight-up marketing campaigns, studios and financiers paying tastemakers and influencers to talk up their films in the hopes of getting some award recognition.

Often, this "buzz" will bring deserving attention on to great movies that may not have otherwise found an audience. 2011's "The Artist" - a foreign-made silent romance - is an unlikely hit, but still scored with Americans after winning some major early awards and generating positive reviews in selected markets.

But other times, this buzz leads to movies no one would normally care to see getting an undue amount of attention come December. This list collects these movies from 2011, the ones you'd never think of actually paying money for, but that you still end up hearing about all the time because they are considered "award-worthy." Bah humbug.

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A Separation Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini

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Randolph Strauss added Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, John Goodman

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The Iron Lady Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

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Melancholia Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

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My Week with Marilyn Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Judi Dench

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Albert Nobbs Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mia Wasikowska

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J. Edgar Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench

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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Mylène Jampanoï

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Clark Benson added Midnight in Paris Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston - Got better as it went on, but really just an average Woody film at best

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Beginners Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent

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A Dangerous Method Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen

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Randolph Strauss added A Better Life Demián Bichir, Joaquín Cosío, Gabriel Chavarria

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Nicole Breanne added The Descendants George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer

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Young Adult Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

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Nicole Breanne added Super 8 Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

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Take Shelter Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon

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Shame Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Beharie