1. Shame ( 2011) | PG-17

Director: Steve McQueen

Synopsis: In New York City, Brandon’s carefully cultivated private life, which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction, is disrupted when his sister Cissy arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

2. We Need to Talk about Kevin (2011) | PG-17

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Synopsis: The mother of a teenage boy who went on a high school killing spree tries to deal with her grief and feelings of responsibility for her child’s actions.

3. The Artist (2011)

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Synopsis: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

4. Melancholia

Director: Lars von Trier

Synopsis: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.

5. “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Director: Sean Durkin

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