Martine (Olivia Thirlby) is either oblivious to or apathetic toward the chaos she causes in the lives of those around her. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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In this Oct. 15, 2011 file photo, "Darth Vader" accepts the Ultimate Villain award from Star Wars creator George Lucas during the 2011 Scream Awards. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix Jr., the "good guy" star of their game, Ralph (John C. Reilly) sets off on a quest to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Zachry and Meronym are only two of the combined 12 characters Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play in Cloud Atlas. It is a challenge that bests both actors, according to David Edelstein. Jay Maidment/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Cesar's (Luis Toscar) twisted obsession with ruining his tenants' lives is the stuff of urban legend. Dark Sky Films hide caption

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In Pusher, a drug dealer's (Richard Coyle) life is on the line when a botched deal lands him in the clutches of a ruthless crime lord (Zlatko Buric). Radius-TWC hide caption

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Bethany runs away to live with her father after growing tired of living under her mother June's (Anna Gunn) thumb. Phase 4 Films hide caption

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An engaged couple (Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg) backpacks through the Caucasus Mountains with their guide (Bidzina Gujabidze), but their bond is soon tested by fate. IFC Films hide caption

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Jews Alon and Orith Silberg (Pascal Elbe and Emmanuelle Devos) and Palestinians Leila and Yacine Al Bezaaz (Areen Omari and Mehdi Dehbi) find out that their sons have been switched at birth. Cohen Media hide caption

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When she loses her little brother in a sea of trick-or-treaters, Wren (Victoria Justice) finds him with help from her friend April (Jane Levy). Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount hide caption

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