American Hustle - I am placing this on par with The Usual Suspects. So well written and well acted with a super surprise (to me) actor thrown in. I was guessing until the very end! Great movie - though I don't see it as a comedy.
The Pianist - Directed by Roman Polanski starring, Adrien Brody. A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. Very touching, amazing movie with a documentary line.