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New: Top 20 Best Movies 2011 -Let’s explore the best movies of 2011. Ok 2011′s top movies didn’t enjoy the sort of buzz that surrounds next year’s big titles, but there was still plenty to get excited about. We’ll run through our favourites, then mention a few that almost made it. This is the best of 2011 at the movies -

20. Crazy, Stupid, Love
Starring: Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton
Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Release Date: 29th July 2011

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A happily married family man (Carell) is shocked when his wife (Moore) asks for a divorce. Now he’s trying to manage the relationship with his kids while finding himself thrust back onto the dating scene. When he realises he’s too deeply uncool to pick up women he enlists the help of a stylish life coach (Gosling). The directors of I Love You Phillip Morris (who wrote Bad Santa before that) bring something wonderfully subversive and entertaining to the ‘marital crisis’ sub-genre. This has the honesty of a good indie movie with the appealing gloss of a Hollywood picture.

19. Fright Night
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette
Director: Craig Gillespie
Release Date: 7th October 2011

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Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin is Charley, the young man trying to convince everyone that a deadly vampire (Colin Farrell) has moved in next door. Soon he turns to gothic celebrity Peter Vincent (David Tennant) only to discover he’s not the fearless supernatural guru he portrays. Christopher Mintz-Plasse plays Charley’s best friend ‘Evil’ Ed, and Toni Collette is the mum. The 80s original was an enjoyable, well written comedy horror. This has upped the stakes with a near perfect cast of fun actors, and Farrell is on career best form as the despicable, yet faintly bored, vampire. The sharp script knows how to have fun, without ever losing its intensity.

18. Super 8
Starring: Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard
Director: J.J. Abrams
Release Date: 10th June 2011

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Set in 1979, this is a homage to Spielberg’s ’70s and ’80s science fiction films, written and directed by J.J.Abrams. It tells the story of a group of small-town teens who are filming a home movie on their super 8 camera when a train derails, releasing a dangerous presence into their neighbourhood. E.T., Close Encounters, Goonies, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park all have story threads or shots lifted from them, and while some might think it overdoes the tribute this is ultimately nostalgic for a style of filmmaking that is sorely missed.


17. Thor
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Release Date: 29th July 2011

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When heir-apparent Thor (Hemsworth) arrogantly ignores his king’s (Hopkins) wishes, he is stripped of his powers and banished from the fantastical realm of Asgard. On earth, Thor must learn humility before his treacherous brother Loki seizes the throne in his absence. This is one of the best movies of 2011 because it was a difficult character and world to introduce to live-action, and Marvel did a very good job. It never strays too far into cheese, and Marvel’s gamble that Kenneth Branagh would bring some Shakespearian gravatas to the court of Asgard paid off. Hemsworth is excellent as Thor.

16. Captain America: The First Avenger
Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell
Director: Joe Johnston
Release Date: 22nd July 2011

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During World War II, skinny Steve Rogers (Evans) volunteers for an Allied research project which turns him into super soldier ‘Captain America’. Soon he is up against Red Skull (Weaving), Hitler’s head of weaponry, who intends to use a tesseract as an energy-source for world domination. This is an enjoyably old-fashioned adventure set apart from other comic book movies by its ’40s atmosphere. The set pieces serve the narrative rather than the other way round and its filled with enjoyable, shaded performances.

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  • B. Dover said

    #1 Rise of The Planet of The Apes (trailer looks crazy and description here makes it sound possible for it to be a good movie)
    #2 Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
    #3 Contagion (I Am Legend prequel?)

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  • Joker said

    looks pretty much like a major blockbuster year. there are so many potentially good movies in 2011: pirates 4, x men, capt america, thor, scream, thing, transformers 3, green lantern/hornet…. I think you get the point.

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  • My Butt's Bigger Than You(rs) said

    I’m behind the number 1 choice all the way.

    Makes sense to me.

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  • Lloyd said

    What????? No “Atlas Shrugged”? That’ll be one of 2011′s best films.

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  • surfercharlie25 said

    Scorsese doing 3D? That’ll be cool to see…

    Ha ha, I just got an image of GoodFellas in 3D… wow…

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    On a scale of anticipation, my top 2011 movies at the start of the year were:
    5. Captain America
    4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    3. Thor
    2. Harry Potter and the D’thly Hallows : Part Two
    1. The Thing

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  • dnwilliams said

    Mine are:

    10. Contagion
    9. Hanna
    8. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
    7. Captain America: The First Avenger
    6. Thor
    5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    4. Green Lantern
    3. Immortals
    2. Super 8
    1. Hugo

    I’m also anticipating Transformers 3 and Cowboys & Aliens.

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  • Steve T said

    Another remake of The Thing? The original 50s B-Movie was awesome. The best movies of 2011 will probably be the new Holmes and Green Hornet, and other super hero movies.

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  • azazael3 said

    Oh God. I’m giving up movies altogether. There’s clearly no point being into them, at least this year. Never have I seen such a massive crock of vomit and skanky cheap entertainment. Simon Pegg needs to be banished. Please don’t tell me he’s going to have anything to do with Tintin… That’s the only one that has any potential to have some classic charm to it, and done in a French style would go down well. In fact it should be French. Instead, I will have to consider self-immolation as the entertainment industry churns out more unpalatable diarrhoea which I’ve no inclination to listen to, observe, or swallow. I look forward to 2012, unless it brings along the quality of its namesake movie where Cusack sacrifices every ounce of dignity and kudos….

    2011 = WET MESSY FART

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    • Ricky said

      Wow you clearly have no taste in movies or have a really bad one i’m glad you won’t be seeing the movies because I would hate to be stuck in a movie theatre with you for 2 hours. I’ve seen some of these movies already and they lived up to my expectations and are far better than most of last year.

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    • Dave L. said

      Whoa,
      Give me a break. Maybe someone does need to take a break from movies and read a book.

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    • Georges Remi said

      Tintin is Belgian, not french…

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  • Aion said

    The most hyped ones may all be sequels, but they’ll still be good movies. Best movies of 2011? I’m looking forward to seeing Johnny Depp again as Captain Jack Sparrow, I miss the wackiness in him. Transformers 3 as well.

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  • roliver said

    I can’t wait to see The Thing. How is it going to beat the guy’s-chest-turns-into-a-mouth scene? Anyway it has to be better than the dismal XBox game – there was one room where you had to shoot things that looked like turkey drumsticks and no matter how many you burnt the drumsticks kept coming.
    Not sure why Scorsese’s doing a remake of Bugsy Malone though.

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  • rollando mota said

    the best movies in 2011:
    1.transformers 3
    2.fast five
    3.the thing (a classic reborn)

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  • Gevalher said

    Green Lantern, Captain America and Battle Los Angeles…

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  • Silver said

    Greeting from estonia!!! MY TOP 3 MOVIES IN 2011 ARE:
    3.Unknown
    2.The Adjustment Bureau
    1.Source Code

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  • ziya.r said

    my favourite movie has to be hugo cabret only because chloe moretz is starring in it and she is just so frikin awesome.

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