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Top 5 new Redbox releases: Midnight in Paris steals our heart

In the final weeks of 2011, it’s time to catch up on some of the great movies you might have missed this year. With romantic Midnight in Paris and heart-warming Dolphin Tale, there are more than a few new releases coming out this week worth checking out. Here’s our top five list.

Midnight in Paris

No. 1 — Midnight in Paris

Romantic, witty and set in fabulous Paris (modern day and 1920s, too), Midnight in Paris stars Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams in this Woody Allen film perfect for a date night at home.

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% fresh

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No. 2 — Dolphin Tale

Starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, the story of a spirited dolphin that brings together a community is great for the whole family. Bring the Kleenex, because this inspirational tale is sometimes teary, too.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% fresh

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No. 3 — Warrior

The movie everyone is talking about, Warrior is a must-rent if you missed it in theaters this September. Starring Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte, this story is about an ex-Marine who returns home to test his strength in a competitive martial arts tournament. Hot shirtless men. Yes!

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% fresh

No. 4 — Colombiana

Looking for a great female action hero? Check out Zoe Saldana in Colombiana, the story of a girl who sees her parents get murdered and grows up to be a ruthless assassin.

Rotten Tomatoes: 28% rotten

No. 5 — Straw Dogs

This remake of the 1971 psychological thriller about a screenwriter who moves to Mississippi only to discover life in the backwoods is no safer than that of the big city. Starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth, this is one that will have you huddling up on the couch.

Rotten Tomatoes: 42% rotten

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

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