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2011 Movies for Grownups Awards

The King's Speech, Secretariat — which were the must-see films of the past year?

Movies for Grownups 2011

— Craig Cutler

We watched (more than 100 films). We debated (Helen Mirren…again!?). We voted (who picked MacGruber?). And after countless hours we're proud to present 2010's best...

En español  |  Maybe they're simply echoing the troubled world churning outside the theater, but this year's winning Movies for Grownups® are largely about people at midlife crisis points: A monarch confronts his most private demons (The King's Speech)…a divorced woman sees the world conspiring against her (Another Year)…three men are discarded by the company they built (The Company Men), and on it goes.

Each must choose to either accept the role of victim or arise to create a new, better life. Happily, from this year's Hollywood crop our editors discovered a wealth of inspiring, thoughtful, and — most important — supremely entertaining movies.

Best Movie for Grownups 2011: The King's Speech

 

  
Directed by Tom Hooper
Rated R
Runtime: 118 mins

A wondrous mix of inspired direction, breathtaking performances, and a compelling true human drama, The King's Speech is darn close to perfect.

We meet the king of England's second son (Colin Firth) in the 1930s, when he reluctantly visits a no-nonsense speech therapist (an astonishing Geoffrey Rush) for treatment of a per ­ sistent stammer. The task turns epic when the prince, thrust onto the throne, must address his nation as it goes to war — and overcome not only his speech disability but also the terrible secrets that triggered it.

Seldom in film have the currents of history and the eddies of human frailty been so gingerly interwoven.

We Also Loved: See our editors' complete list of the 10 best movies of the year on our Movies for Grownups Awards page.

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