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Top 20 Best Movies Of 2011

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Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, Jeffrey Wright
Director: Duncan Jones
Release Date: 1st April 2011

best movies of 2011
A soldier (Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Each time the train explodes, it’s reset for him to try again. The director’s previous effort, Moon, was perhaps the best sci-fi movie of 2009. This isn’t as good, but is still highly entertaining. At its best it feels like a Hitchcock film, from the acting to the camera work to the music. And the concept has a way of tickling the brain. Yes it’s a mish-mash of Quantum Leap, 12 Monkeys, Groundhog Day and particularly Deja Vu, but it does it in a compelling way. Just ignore Jeffrey Wright’s hammy performance.

The Thing
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Release Date: 14th October 2011

best movies 2011
Prequel to the ’82 John Carpenter classic, set in the Norwegian camp that discovered the alien craft and shapeshifting creature. This is a personal choice, but if you’re a big fan of Carpenter’s version like me, and don’t nitpick too much (yes, the dog is a different colour), you’ll have a great time. The difference between this and other horror remakes (it is one) is you can tell everyone involved really gets the source material and actually cares about doing the best they can. It has inventive ‘Thing-outs’ (the cgi itself varies between excellent and disappointing), great sound, fun-to-unravel whodunit mysteries, and a talented cast.


Tucker & Dale vs Evil
Starring: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss
Director: Eli Craig
Release Date: 23rd September 2011

2011 best movie
Tucker and Dale are best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. This is a gory, good-spirited horror-comedy that cleverly flips the many cliches of the killer redneck movie. Tucker and Dale are both wonderfully played. The college kids overact a bit, but it’s still a most enjoyable ride.

Here’s our top 20:
20. Crazy, Stupid, Love
19. Fright Night
18. Super 8
17. Thor
16. Captain America: The First Avenger
15. Contagion
14. The Adventures Of Tintin
13. Midnight In Paris
12. The Descendants
11. Warrior
10. Bridesmaids
9. X-Men: First Class
8. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
7. The Artist
6. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
5. Rise Of The Apes
4. Hugo
3. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
2. Drive
1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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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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