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Top 20 Best Movies Of 2011

10. Bridesmaids
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper
Director: Paul Feig
Release Date: 13th May 2011

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Two feuding bridesmaids (Wiig & Byrne) battle over how to plan their friend’s wedding. Unlike Bride Wars, this isn’t sappy or girly girly. It’s more like a female version of The Hangover, even though it turns more serious in the second half. Ultimately this is Wiig’s tour de force, as she pairs being one of the best comedy actresses around with suprising dramatic skills. The movie was produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Paul Feig, who last worked together on Freaks And Geeks. Bridesmaids has great characters, performances, laughs and replay value.

9. X-Men: First Class
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Release Date: 3rd June 2011

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60s-set prequel to the X-Men trilogy which focuses on the relationship between Charles (aka Professor X) and Erik (aka Magneto) as young men and the origin of their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants. As Charles establises his school and Erik seeks revenge against his tormentors in the concentration camp, a new mutant threat, Sabastian Shaw, emerges seeking to provoke nuclear war between the superpowers. This is a throughly entertaining movie that plays like a smarter, freakier version of a Bond flick. Fassbender is excellent as Magneto, and Bacon is compelling as Shaw.

8. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (U.S. Remake)
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer
Director: David Fincher
Release Date: 20th December 2011

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A disgraced journalist (Craig) investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch’s niece 40 years earlier, with the help of a punky computer hacker carrying serious man issues (Mara). Sticking closer to the book and with an on-fire David Fincher at the helm, this is an improvement on the Swedish movie, which was pretty good to begin with. Rooney Mara fully commits to the now iconic role, finding the right balance of agressive edge and vulnerability.


7. The Artist
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Release Date: 23rd November 2011

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It’s 1927 in Hollywood and while a silent movie star wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with a young dancer set for her own big break. The movie is shot as if it’s a silent black and white from the ’20s, and while no dialogue might sound daunting, it reminds us that as much, if not more, can be communicated by the face. The leading man won best actor at Cannes this year. The Artist is just a fantastic idea, brilliantly executed.

6. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Josh Holloway
Director: Brad Bird
Release Date: 16th December 2011

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The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his new team (Renner, Patton, Pegg) to go rogue to clear their organisation’s name. The villains are played by Michael Nyqvist (09′s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) Léa Seydoux (Inglourious Basterds) and Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire). Directing duties were given to Pixar animation maestro Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille), whose experience of live action was minimal. But it paid off. Critics agree this is the best high-adrenaline action flick of the year, by some way. The edge of your seat tension is capped by the skyscraper sequence, which in Imax is one of the most heart-in-mouth sequences in cinematic history. It’s also the best Mission Impossible movie – not as convolted as the first, bigger in every way than the third.

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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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