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Top 20 Best Movies Of 2011

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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  • vnssa said

    omg. are u being serious!?!?!?! harry potter #1? rofl. that must be a joke.

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      Nope. Love how you’re casually dismissing the most successful franchise in film history.

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  • Taylor said

    how can harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 be number 1 it was the worst one out of the 8 thats just horriffying and dreadful…. unbelievable!

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  • Mathias said

    As soon as i saw Super 8 on there i just stopped reading, because that is probably the worst movie i have seen this year.

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  • Adam said

    Super 8 is the most underrated movie of the year… by far

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  • Skeptic said

    Who else here picked up that the movie Source Code made absolutly no sense?

    The fact that he went back in time in a simulation of the last 8 minutes of the guy on the trains death is to humans knowledge not impossible, so i have no problem with that as long as it follows the guidelines of him not being able to walk around and find things which left no traces whatsoever in his memory. So why the hell did it do just that? For example, he found the bomb despite the fact that only one single person in the world had that information, the terrorist himself. It’s not a simulation, it’s a memory replay, that’s why I think that the person behind the logic in this movie is either has no sense of realism or is retarded.

    Just because a movie has explosions drama and suspense, doesnt mean that it is good.
    Number 1 rule. Movies must make sense.

    TomBag the Skeptic

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      That is a good point. To be honest I can’t remember if it’s addressed in the movie.

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  • Lauren Kelly said

    Appantly crazy, stupid love is a really good film but i really want to watch it has anyone got any ideas on how i can watch it on line any good websites were you don’t have to pay or don’t have to be a member?

    Please comment on this comment! Please put the link of the website below.

    Thank’s guys!

    Lauren xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Riad said

    Fck this Fast Five didn’t make it to the list… Shame…

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  • H maniac said

    I see this top 20 is not based on the quality but the buzz around the movie. All of them are quite commercial.

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  • powerobject said

    This list is ridiculouos! Where are?

    Tangled
    Legend of the Guardians
    Tron Legacy
    Puss in Boots

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  • pat said

    Contagion was very so so. I don’t have much problem with the rest on the list.

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  • Gweninterrupted said

    My favorite two films that were released last year were “50/50” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”

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  • chris said

    Im not a big Harry Potter fan but that was by far the best movie last year.Transformers sucked and Conatgion shouldn’t be on the list(way to boring).Source Code could replace it.

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  • gharod said

    Seriously? Captain America? Worst Movie i have seen in a long time..

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  • solomon said

    i pity everyone who thinks this is a good movielist… and most of your suggestions.
    escape the hollywood-prison to your minds, there are still good movies out there!!

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  • flo said

    I cannot belive that “The Help” is not included on this top. I think this was one of the best 2011 movies, at least 10 top.

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