2011: Year of the Sequel

This year has more sequels, threequels, prequels, and other such follow-ups than any other year on record. Here's a list just to show you how many are coming up. [Wide Theatrical Releases Only]
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1.
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Malcolm Turner and his stepson Trent go undercover at an all-girls school to flush out a killer. (107 mins.)
Director: John Whitesell
 
2.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond. (99 mins.)
Director: David Bowers
 
3.
Scream 4 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
4.
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
The crazy and comical Mabel Simmoms, otherwise known as Madea, tries to wrangle her fighting family together for a family dinner regarding the health of her niece Shirley. (106 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
 
5.
Fast Five (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent. (131 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
 
6.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. (86 mins.)
Director: Mike Disa
 
7.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (136 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
8.
The Hangover Part II (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. (102 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
9.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. (91 mins.)
 
10.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
11.
Cars 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. (106 mins.)
 
12.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets. (154 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
13.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
14.
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin... (63 mins.)
 
15.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
16.
Final Destination 5 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death. (92 mins.)
Director: Steven Quale
 
17.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world. (89 mins.)
 
18.
Johnny English Reborn (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier. (101 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
19.
The Thing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
 
20.
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. (83 mins.)
 
21.
Puss in Boots (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Miller
“ Not sure if this should be included or not. ” - LivingDeath
 
22.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree. (90 mins.)
 
23.
Happy Feet 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them. (100 mins.)
 
24.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
25.
The Muppets (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures. (103 mins.)
Director: James Bobin
 
26.
New Year's Eve (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. (113 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
27.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems. (87 mins.)
Director: Mike Mitchell
 
28.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
29.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. (133 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird