Best Movies of 2011


The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

This was a great movie and a fitting end to the Harry Potter movie sires.

This movie WAS supremely fantastic and, as a potter fan, was extremely fulfilling. But it's a shame that people in America think that Transformers was the second best movie of the year?!? Clearly America hasn't seen the likes of the descendants, the girl with the dragon tattoo, Young Adult, Melancholia, or Martha Marcy May Marlene. Because 5 of the films on this list suck, and 4 were good but don't deserve to be on the top 10. It's just a shame.

This movie honestly made my day, and probably kicked the asses of some other movies while at it! Not all of them though, just a few

This was worth reading all the books and wathing all the movies in a 6-month period. The most epic film since Return of the King, A perfect ending to a decade-long franchise.

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2 X-Men: First Class

I mean seriously, how can the transformers crap be second. Harry potter 1st and then this movie should be second. Great acting, great dialogues, great visual effects, and one of the best climax scenes of all time. This movie is so good. Transformers 3 was plain crap. Nothing but crap, crap, crap. Go check out the reviews if you want

Hands down. Even though I like Harry Potter and read all the books, I never saw the part 2 deathly hallows. I still haven't. But it could not have topped this movie. But the Harry Potter movies are still good.

How the X-Men trilogy should have began - far superior than the previous films. - wrl6199

This should be #1.
10, We wanted to see Eric and Charles's friendship better, and the film gave us that.
9, The acting is OUTSTANDING!
8, The characters are more interesting now that we saw most of there past.
7, Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine) Had a cameo and it was HILARIOUS!
6, The villains are great!
5, The story is spectacular!
4, The plot is great!
3, The beginning was great and including the ending.
2, It had emotional, happy, funny, and scary moments!
1, It's easily the best X-Men movie because of the nine reasons behind this reason!
Oh yeah, and Harry Potter is over and X-Men is not! HA! (All you Harry Potter fans can unlike this comment all you want! ) - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

3 Rise of the Planet of the Apes


4 Thor

This is the best movie of 2011. No doubt about it. I saw this movie more then 50 times.

5 Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Bumblebee Sam and Optimus had a great purpose in this move rip Ironhide and Wheeljack

God, the people got a one logical reason to hate transformers 2, but this? Is amazing, is great, is a very good movie, don't deserve to been so hated like the people say and don't deserve to been "the worst saga in earth" (that position is from twilight) the story is catchy, the characters are interesting (including sam's girlfriend) and the nostalgia critic transform in a hater of Michael Bay, Mike fixed all the problems than the people seen in transformers 2, give a chance for that

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia, to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. - suzayn182

Transformers 3 was awesome, There must be an Transformers 4, I loved the last scene Because of Optimus prime's Awesome Dialouge which is "You did not betray me, you betrayed yourself"

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6 Captain America: The First Avenger

Chris Evans is beast in this film! He is unreal, a top young actor!

One of the best Marvel movies of this years

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7 The Muppets

Wonderful movie. - iliekpiez

If you don't like the Muppets, I'm fine with that. But actually hating the Muppets, you are most likely dead inside.

Given the fact that the best movie of 2011 was THE MUPPETS, let's say it's been a pretty terrible year for movies.

8 Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol



This film rose way beove it's expectations. It was fast-paced, had great acting, a great story and great sub-plots, great special effects and was funny. The best of the series and the best of the year. Harry Potter and Pirates 4 were both great too. - BKAllmighty

9 Hugo

One of my favorite childhoods.

10 Drive

Even though this was not my favorite movie to be released in 2011, it is probably be one of the few movies that will be remembered as a classic.

Superb movie with Ryan Gosling, I think it will be a totally classic, a movie about heroism, protection, the fight for good, it reminds us the dollars trilogy - MatrixGuy

2011 was a pretty weak year for movies. Luckily we had Drive to add a bit if excitement to the dull and uninspired year.

Harry potter, Thor, Transformers!? Drive is totally the best, then Warrior, and the Rise of the Apes, Transformers? Gotta be a joke

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The Newcomers

? Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special
? Horrid Henry: The Movie

The Contenders

11 Cars 2

I love this movie - Badabooo2

I wish most people would start loving this movie than hate it's parts are awesome I really mean it who dosen't like to spy? Maybe some people don't, but I do even in my opinion it's better than the first, but I don't take it as the best Pixar movie though - NintendoKart64

Why on Earth do people say it's the worst Pixar movie, for me it would come as my 6th favorite pixar movie and actually the worst pixar movie and the only one I didn't enjoy was Brave!

I hated the 1st one but this is amazing. Why did People say it was 'Pixars worst movie'?

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12 Kung Fu Panda 2
13 Rango

Best movie of 2011! it should be number 1

Excellent animation, funny and serious when it needs to be either, and the voice acting is great. This movie has nearly no flaws. only one I would give it is the similar environments, which isn't really a problem, just made it a little easier to make because the animators got more and more used to making plains of desert. Also, I love the music in this movie. It suits the tone perfectly and is fun to listen to on its own.

This Movie rose above being just another kids movie and became a tribute to classic westerns, a meta comedy and even a little bit of an art house film. It was surprisingly good.

I could watch it all day. I love rattlesnakejake

14 Source Code

It's the 21st Century "Groundhog Day". Well, sort of. - BKAllmighty

15 Warrior

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother. - suzayn182

Such an underrated movie! Every single person I know who has seen it, including myself, has named this movie as one of their absolute favorite. The ending just kills me every time. Highly recommend.

Should be number 1. Not enough people watched this movie because they think it's just going to be another mindless movie about ighting. It's not, it's pure brilliance

This movie put Rocky to shame.

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16 50/50

I like this film it is successful and best - Badabooo2

An incredible story about cancer

17 Super 8

Loved watching this movie. Almost every second was absolutely riveting.

18 The Artist

Won of the best films I have ever scene. How the hell is Transformers 3 on this list?!

19 Paul

Excellent funny film! 10/10 - AlphaQ

Very dirty jokes,but it's awesome.It also shows that "God" is not real,and this is just faritale for people.Church's big evil,don't trust in it.Science rules!

20 Puss in Boots

This movie was so cute! I remember seeing it when I was younger.

21 The Adventures of Tintin

It’s definitely great for any animation fans!

Awesome! As a big fan of the tintin books I knew the movie was great. Hopefully there's a second one

22 Midnight in Paris

Should have one the oscar

It did win an oscar.

Very beutiful and interesting film. One of the best about time travel - FerdinandO_o

23 Moneyball

You can rewatch it 4 times and it would not bore you - FerdinandO_o

24 Scream 4

Do you like scary movies, or should I say scary remakes?

25 Bridesmaids
26 The Help

This film is so awesome and so good - Badabooo2

Why is is not higher on this list?! This is honestly the best movie of the 21rst century in my opinion!

27 Arthur Christmas

Awesome movie - Badabooo2

Great Movie! - VideoGamefan5

28 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

So Weird.

This and wimpy kid should be in the top tens

29 Final Destination 5

Can't believe it but this movie in 3
Good job new line cinema

30 The Smurfs

The Smurfs (2011) is Sony's best, and most underrated live-action film based on a cartoon, alongside its 2013 sequel.

The Smurfs (2011) is Sony's most underrated live-action film based on a cartoon, alongside its 2013 sequel.

I love this movie!

31 Rio

The best movie of 2011!
Excellent music, animation, characters, history, all

Saw this movie twice it was beautiful.

SHOULD BE number 1!

Rio Takes Its Time And Effort To Introduce Characters,Plot Elements,Emotional Depth,Amazing Animation,And Romantic Parts To The Max,Which Makes It The Best Animated Film Of 2011!
Congratulations Blue Sky!

32 Sherlock Holmes 2

I've watched it at least 3 times. A bit worse than the first part - FerdinandO_o

33 Real Steel

Good and awesome film - Badabooo2

This story is about robot fighting and the underdog, Atom knocked down the champ,
Zeus, having a nickname The People's Champion. His pint sized trainer, Max really rocks and he's funny and a genius and he says something to whatever Charlie says.

This is my favorite

Who does'nt love fighting robots where the under dog become an extreamaly good fighter?

34 The Lincoln Lawyer
35 The Tree Of Life
36 Rise of the Apes

Weak year for movies, can't think of a better one.

This movie was totally awesome

37 Johnny English Reborn
38 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules


39 The Descendants
40 The Intouchables

If Cars 2 is a better movie, then I'd like to move to Mars please. Beautiful movie and amazing soundtrack. - Mann0802

41 A Separation
42 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

This has a who's who of British talent involved including Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy among others.

43 Cowboys & Aliens
44 The Hangover 2

This is absolutely brilliant. It's a lot harsher and more inappropriate than the 1st one but it's worth it. Awesome film. Best film of 2011. - AlphaQ

45 Crazy, Stupid, Love
46 The Inbetweeners Movie

The only downside to this movie, if there ever was such a thing, is that it has inspired a whole load of upcoming movies based on cult T.V. series. For better or worse remains to be seen, but the rumours are that there's a movie version of that awful reality show The Only Way is Essex on it's way. Thankfully this movie isn't exactly bad on the pecking order of movies based on T.V. shows.

47 The Thing
48 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
49 Take Shelter
50 Mr. Popper's Penguins
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