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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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  • MissSherlock said

    This list is mainly good, although there are lots of sequels and remakes to be released in 2011.
    This is my most anticipated:

    1. Cars 2
    2. Sherlock Holmes 2
    3. The Hangover 2
    4. Cowboys and Aliens

    Albeit, quite a crap year for movies, I am looking forward to a small selection of them.

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  • Hugo said

    why wasn’t the avengers listed???

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  • Bernardo said

    Harry potter should be number 1 !!!!

    This movie has been my childhood I cant believe that this will be the end 🙁

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  • Baraka Mwakyolile said

    myn z the incredible THOR

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  • Blah Blah Blah said

    What about the fast and the furious?

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  • Mike said

    Good List. The Thing is WAY too high on the list but what ever. The only movie they missed is the new Winnie the Pooh movie. I loved Pooh as a child and am looking forward to the new movie very much.

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  • Anonymous said

    WHAT IN THE WORLD! WHERE IS THE HUNGER GAMES!!!! IT WILL BE WAY BETTER THEN AN OF THESE MOVIES! COME ON IT SHOULD BE AT LEAST ABOVE TWILIGHT!! LIONS-GATE IS MAKING IT?!!! IT SHOULD BE ON HERE IF CRUMY TWILIGHT IS!!!!!!

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  • kurosawa said

    If this is all thats coming out in 2011, there’s not even 1 reason for me to go to the cinema.
    I miss the 90s…

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  • erias dicaprio said

    update me with new movies on my mail

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  • gadul said

    Battlefield: Los Angeles
    Aliens vs Cowboy
    Transformers 3 (I was beginning to hate Megan Fox in the 2nd Transformers lol)

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  • wald troll said

    what the hell. a new version of …the thing…? what the crap?!!! the 80s version is the best.

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  • Dustin said

    my top 5
    5.Transformers 3(would have been top 3 if they didn’t drop Megan Fox)
    4.Hangover 2
    3.Harry Pothead and the Deathly Hallows part 2
    2.Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger tides
    1.Fast Five

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  • haris said

    In my opinion:

    3. fast five
    2. x-men first class
    1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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  • Andy said

    These should be in the top 10 !!!!
    10.the green lantern
    9.scream 4
    8.Puss in Boots
    7.kung fu panda 2
    6.x-men first class
    5.pirates of the carabbean 4
    4.transformers: the dark of the moon
    3.captain american: the first avenger
    2.thor
    1.harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2

    OF COURSE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 IS THE BEST !!!!

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  • Gary Coles said

    True Grit a fabulous movie. Works for me.

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