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Top 20 Best Movies Of 2011

5. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Release Date: 24th June 2011

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In present day San Francisco experiments with genetic engineering create intelligent apes and trigger a war for supremacy. The focus is on the relationship between Dr. Rodman (Franco), who’s trying to find the cure for his father’s Alzheimer, and the most developed ape, Caesar. Andy Serkis motion-captured that role and gives the best performance of the year. The excellent monkey fx are matched with top notch character work (each has a distinct personality and arc despite being mute). The direction is smart and often thrillingly kinect when a monkey is on the move. And it’s a well plotted script that triumphs despite having some very tricky aspects to cover.

4. Hugo
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley
Director: Martin Scorsese
Release Date: 9th December 2011

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Fantasy-adventure based on Brian Selznick’s part-novel part-comic about an orphan boy in the 1930’s living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station where he maintains the clocks, and thieves to survive. When Hugo encounters a broken automaton, an eccentric girl (Kick-Ass’s Chloë Moretz), and the reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical
adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy. This is director Martin Scorsese’s first 3D film, and he, predictable enough, brings art to the form. It’s also his first kids movie, but really it’s a love letter to cinema itself (film pioneer Georges Méliès is a major character). The magic of childhood innocence meets the magic of cinema in a dazzling presentation.

3. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Starring: Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, John Hurt
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Release Date: 9th December 2011

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It’s London in the early 70s and a recently retired spy (Oldman) is tasked with finding which of
his former colleagues still in British intelligence is a Soviet spy. Based on the 1974 novel by John le Carré, this has about the best cast you can imagine and a unique style that slow and beautiful to behold – but not for young people seeking thrills. This is a very tense drama aimed at older audiences, or those who looking for something different in the thriller category. Excellent all round, this should have a presence at the Oscars.

2. Drive
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release Date: 16th September 2011

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Action-drama about a Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. When a criminal job goes horribly wrong, his world begins to unravel. It’s the most visually stylish up and coming director working with one of Hollywood’s most interesting stars. This is a product that harks back to the best movies of old, drawing obvious comparisons to the likes of Bullitt and Day Of The Locust. Drive won the Best Director Award at this year’s Cannes but it’s a movie that pleases the awards crowd, the arthouse crowd and the mainstream crowd.

1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, John Hurt
Director: David Yates
Release Date: 15th July 2011

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Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their hunt for Horcuxes at Bellatrix’s vault at Gringotts before heading back to Hogwarts, where Snape is now the Headmaster. When Voldemort realises their plan, he too shows up and the stage is set for an epic battle that will leave the school in ruins. In fact their fight sequence expands on what’s witnessed in the book, as some considered that to be a bit too brief. Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a thrilling and genuinely emotional finish to one of the best film series of all time. It deserves its recognition.


Attack The Block
Starring: Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Nick Frost
Director: Joe Cornish
Release Date: 11th May 2011

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A teen gang in South London defend their block of flats against an alien invasion on bonfire night, accompanied by a nurse who they previously tried to mug. This sci-fi comedy has energy, wit, scares, a distinct British-ness, and great creature design. It all looks like the work of a seasoned professional, except this is the directorial debut of Joe Cornish, of the UK’s Adam and Joe Show. To put it another way: Movie was SICK, blud.

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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
    Sheridan Passell

    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

      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:
    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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