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The Best Movies of 2011

The Best Movies of 2011


Below is my list of the best movies that I have seen that were released in 2011 (even if some were made in 2010).  I have included trailers for each movie.  I would love to eventually write a review of each of these films and talk about why I enjoyed them so much.  But for now, just know that I highly recommend all of these movies.  I will continue to add to this list if I see any more movies from 2011 that are worthy of this list.


The Town (2011)

Limitless (2011)

Hugo (2011)

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Moneyball (2011)

Source Code (2011)

The Beaver (2011)

50/50 (2011)

In Time (2011)

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

Change-Up (2011)

Take Me Home Tonight (2011)


Movies that were good, but did not quite make the list are:

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Unknown (2011)

The Ides of March (2011)


Trailer for Ender’s Game (2013)

Ender's Game Poster

Ender’s Game (2013)

The movie is based off of the famous novel with the same title by Orson Scott Card.

From the preview it appears like the world almost lost a war against aliens.  Now, the remaining human survivors are training children in space to be a different kind of soldier that will hopefully be able to defeat the aliens and save the human race.

It’s a science fiction movie with a big budget and even bigger special effects.

The film is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Moises Arias, Aramis Knight, Nonso Anozie, Han Soto, and a bunch of kid actors that nobody will recognize.

Kingsley and Butterfield were both in Hugo (2011) together.

The film is destined to be a goldmine for the filmmakers.

I have not read the book, but the movie looks like it could be fun.

It is set to release on 11/1/13.

Top 10 (err…13) Movies that I saw in Theatres in 2012

Top 10 (err…13) Movies that I saw in Theatres in 2012

My ratings are on a scale of 1-10.



1.  Ted (2012).  My rating: 9


2.  The Dark Knight Rises (2012).  My rating: 9

3Jack Reacher (2012).  My rating: 9

4.  Skyfall (2012).  My rating: 8.5


5.  Contraband (2012).  My rating: 8.5


6.  End of Watch (2012).  My rating: 8.5


7.  Looper (2012). My rating: 8.5


8.  Lincoln (2012).  My rating: 8


9.  Men in Black 3 (2012).  My rating: 8


10.  Total Recall (2012).  My rating: 8


11.  Lawless (2012).  My rating: 8


12.  21 Jump Street (2012).  My rating: 8


13.  The Dictator (2012).  My rating: 8

Note: Hugo (2011), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) would have both been on this list, but I didn’t count them because they were filmed in 2011.  That being said, 21 Jump Street and The Dictator would have been knocked off of the list.

I also saw the Dark Knight Trilogy in the theatre on the same night of the tragic theatre shooting.  I was not about to count Batman Begins (2005) or The Dark Knight (2008) as a part of my 2012 list.