The 10 best movies of 2011

From young love to a documentary on capital punishment, here are the 10 movies that wowed Monitor film critic Peter Rainer at the multiplex this year

4. 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams'

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Werner Herzog is a one-of-a-kind documentarian but, even for him, this haunting essayistic meditation on the 32,000 year-old caves in Chauvet, France, is a departure. It’s his first film in 3-D and rarely has the process, which brings out the roiling muscularity of the prehistoric cave paintings, been better employed.

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