2011: Movies I Recommendby sandylo | created - 25 Nov 2011 | updated - 14 Jan 2012 | Public
Movies I've seen in 2011 so far that I'd see again.
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PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
Votes: 628,554 | Gross: $381.01M
Best movie of the series I think. Definitely the best book.
2. Thor (2011)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Votes: 605,806 | Gross: $181.03M
IMO, the best super-hero movie of 2011.
3. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.
Votes: 191,643 | Gross: $77.59M
Went to see this on the last day of 2011. It was a lot of fun and made me a little nostalgic since I watched the cartoon on Nickelodeon as a kid. Will definitely buy this when it comes to DVD.
4. X: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.
Votes: 571,811 | Gross: $146.41M
Big X-Men fan here! This one is excellent!
5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Votes: 580,878 | Gross: $176.65M
I'm a superhero fanatic but, for some reason, I didn't expect to enjoy this film as much as I did. Very well done and another reason to be excited for the upcoming Avengers movie.
PG-13 | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.
Votes: 196,359 | Gross: $281.29M
A well-made film given the sometimes bizarre book its based on (this from a Twi-hard).
7. The Green Hornet (2011)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.
Votes: 143,733 | Gross: $98.78M
This movie is so goofy but I laughed until my stomach hurt through the whole thing.
8. Red Riding Hood (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.
Votes: 97,896 | Gross: $37.66M
Kind of a fun re-imagining. Cool cinematography.
9. Abduction (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Votes: 69,269 | Gross: $28.09M
I thought this was pretty cool. Whatever. Don't judge me.
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
Votes: 418,724 | Gross: $241.07M
Much better than I expected. Better than "At World's End" and as good as "Dead Man's Chest".
11. Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Fantasy
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.
Votes: 210,598 | Gross: $36.39M
I admit I enjoyed the cool visuals more than the story.
12. Water for Elephants (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.
Votes: 101,667 | Gross: $58.71M
Only saw this because some friends wanted to. Ended up really enjoying it.
13. Just Go with It (2011)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.
Votes: 189,329 | Gross: $103.03M
Usually not a Sandler fan so I was surprised at how funny this was.
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Votes: 119,203 | Gross: $104.39M
I didn't love this as much as the other two C.O.N. movies but I still think it's worth watching again.
15. Limitless (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Votes: 463,692 | Gross: $79.25M
Neat concept. Pretty well-made film.
16. I Am Number Four (2011)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.
Votes: 208,441 | Gross: $55.10M
Not without its flaws but still cool.
17. Jumping the Broom (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Votes: 8,490 | Gross: $37.30M
Sweet and funny. Some would call this "preachy" but I didn't mind the message.
18. Beastly (2011)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.
Votes: 69,325 | Gross: $27.87M
Cute, modern take on a classic story. The story might be nothing special, but the lead and supporting cast are all charming.