The Most Anticipated Movies In The First Half Of 2011

After a long time, 2010 proved to be a great year in movies, for both Bollywood & Hollywood. Hope that 2011's no different & maybe even better
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1.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. (119 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ Harrison Ford is back after a long time in what looks like a classic blockbuster. Director Jon Favreau's Iron Man 1 & 2 were both good movies. Hope he further improves himself on this one. Plus Westerns & Sci-Fi are two of my favourite genres. ” - DareDevilKid
 
2.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Martin Scorsese, what more reason does anybody need? ” - DareDevilKid
 
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
“ Parts 1 & 2 were the best slasher horror movies of all time & slasher horrors are usually mediocre. Wes Cravern is a horror icon ('A Nightmare On Elm Street', 'Scream', 'Scream 2' & the original 'The Hills Have Eyes'). I'm betting that he'll bounce right back after the dissapointing 'My Soul to Take' & the dud 'Cursed'. Plus Scream is a franchise he has stuck too & understands really well. ” - DareDevilKid
 
4.
Don 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An international gangster turns himself in, then dramatically escapes - only to face treachery and betrayal. (148 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
“ The living legend Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra & Farhan Akhtar (one of the best ever) back on the director's podium after a long time. Besides, Don 1 (2006) was a classic. ” - DareDevilKid
 
5.
7 Khoon Maaf (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Susanna's quest for love leads to a series of marriages, each ending in the mysterious death of her latest husband. (137 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
“ Vishal Bharadwag & Priyanka Chopra. ” - DareDevilKid
 
6.
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
“ Tom Cruise & Anil Kapoor. Plus MI 1 was a classic. Part 3 was good & part 2 wasn't that bad either. Overall a decent franchise. ” - DareDevilKid
 
7.
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. (90 mins.)
“ The first one was a classic story & one of the all time greatest fantasy-animation movies. I felt it deserved the Oscar as compared to the pensive but slow paced 'Wall E'. Expect a rocking ride & some superb voiceovers. ” - DareDevilKid
 
8.
Paul (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
“ Simon Pegg's comic ingenuity coupled with an interesting polt that combines humour & what looks like a wacky sci-fi premise. Hope the alien is as unprecented as it promises to be. ” - DareDevilKid
 
9.
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
“ The first one was one of the funniest & most pure, unadulterated R rated comedies to emerge in a long time. Hope the sequel lives up to expectations. ” - DareDevilKid
 
10.
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.)
“ The first one was one of the best animated, most emotional & entertaining movies ever. Irrespective of their recent average fare (I didn't like 'Toy Story 3' & especially 'Up'), expect Pixar to outdo themselves with the sequel. ” - DareDevilKid
 
11.
Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Gangsters kidnap the prospective son-in-law of a politician in order to secure the release of an imprisoned gang-member. (130 mins.)
Director: Sudhir Mishra
“ Irfan Khan & Sudhir Mishra. Looks like a Quentin Tarantino style gangster film. ” - DareDevilKid
 
12.
Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A married Canadian travels to India to re-unite with his estranged father and brother but faces obstacles and challenges. (163 mins.)
Director: Samir Karnik
“ The legendary Dharmendra back after a long time. Seems like a fun, mad-cap typical Bollywood masala movie, the kind we haven't had in years. ” - DareDevilKid
 
13.
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case. (136 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
“ Vidya Balan & one of the most enthralling cases in recent history being presented in a no-holds-barred adult format, a treatment that Bollywood should adopt for all hard-hitting reality based themes. Plus Raj Kumar Gupta's directorial debut 'Aamir' was quite gritty stuff. ” - DareDevilKid
 
14.
Rango (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. (107 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Interesting concept of creating an animated Western. Seems like a fun underdog story. Expect Johnny Depp to produce an unconventional albeit hilarious voiceover. ” - DareDevilKid
 
15.
Green Lantern (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Ryan Reynolds, Martin Campbell & one of my favourite comic book superheroes. The trailers look promising, hope that they don't botch this one up & tarnish Green Lantern's image, like they do with most Hollywood superhero movies. ” - DareDevilKid
 
16.
Your Highness (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous. (102 mins.)
“ The director of the classic 'Pineapple Express' & what's definitely shaping up to be one helluva wacky & entertaining movie with pure R rated fun. ” - DareDevilKid
 
17.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute... (118 mins.)
Director: Brad Furman
“ Marisa Tomei & what seems like a solid, gritty drama in the old school style. ” - DareDevilKid
 
18.
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Another cool comic book superhero & the trailers look even more promising. Again, hope that they don't botch this one up too. ” - DareDevilKid
 
19.
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
“ Jennifer Lawrence & the solid first three installments. Matthew Vaughn undertaking the directorial reins is welcome news (his 'Kick Ass' was awesome). James McAvoy & Kevin Bacon are interesting choices. ” - DareDevilKid
 
20.
Ra.One (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A video game developer's world spirals out of control when his shape-shifting indestructible virtual creation becomes all too real. (156 mins.)
Director: Anubhav Sinha
“ The living legend Shahrukh Khan & what looks like a cool sci-fi movie, with some of the best FX Bollywood has ever produced. However, I'll admit to being a tad skeptical about this one. ” - DareDevilKid
 
21.
Ready (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Set in Thailand and India, a case of mistaken identity leads to love; and a man and his family concoct a grand scheme to win over the hearts of a woman and her greedy conniving uncles. (145 mins.)
Director: Anees Bazmee
“ Salman Kahn plus Anees Bazmee is a decent enough director. ” - DareDevilKid
 
22.
Bodyguard (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
The daughter of a wealthy nobleman secretly falls in love with her bodyguard. (130 mins.)
Director: Siddique
“ Once again Salman Khan, need I say more? ” - DareDevilKid
 
23.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ If its anything like the director's previous classic 'Saw', might just be the surprise scary packet ” - DareDevilKid
 
24.
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
“ The first was comic genius & Rowan Atkinson. ” - DareDevilKid
 
25.
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
“ Vin Diesel & Part 1 which was a classic car action movie. Parts 2 & 3 might have been pathetic, but it picked up again in part 4. Still, I'm not too optimistic as I feel that the franchise is being over stretched. ” - DareDevilKid
 
26.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (106 mins.)
Director: George Nolfi
“ Seems like an interesting plot & the treatment looks stylish. Not to forget Matt Damon ” - DareDevilKid
 
27.
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Three man staying under same roof are in search of true love. They meet their ladies but will these man be able to convince them to be their soul mates? (143 mins.)
“ Ajay Devgn & Emraan Hashmi together again. Plus it'll be interesting to see how Madhur Bhandarkar handles comedy. ” - DareDevilKid
 
28.
Drive Angry (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter. (104 mins.)
Director: Patrick Lussier
“ Looks like a cool, bad-ass, fun flick, with high octane stunts & action. Cage might finally overcome the spate of mediocre & deplorable films he's done recently. ” - DareDevilKid
 
29.
Just Go with It (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ I still like Adam Sandler & the Hindi movie its inspired from was very funny. ” - DareDevilKid
 
30.
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
“ Though I'm not too enthusiastic about this one owing to the previous two over-blown CGI FX & contentless versions, I'll still give it a shot, as the first installment is among my all time favourites & it created one of Hollywood's most legendary characters - 'Captain Jack Sparrow'. Plus the initial promos have been really good. ” - DareDevilKid
 
31.
Rascals (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Two rival con-men attempt to outdo each other to woo a wealthy woman. (128 mins.)
Director: David Dhawan
“ Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt & Kangana Ranaut plus David Dhawan back after a long time promises this to be a very good comedy. ” - DareDevilKid
 
32.
Real Steel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. (127 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ The plot seems interesting. ” - DareDevilKid
 
33.
Priest (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. (87 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
“ Looks like another cool, bad-ass flick with high octane stunts & action & limited CGI. Hope they steer away from too much mumbo-jumbo & melancholy & treat it as the fun film its meant to be. ” - DareDevilKid
 
34.
Tanu Weds Manu (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Manu comes to India to find a bride for himself and falls for Tanu at first sight but Tanu, a free spirited girl has no plans of marrying him. (113 mins.)
Director: Anand Rai
“ Kangana Ranaut & what seems like a fun romantivc comedy. ” - DareDevilKid
 
35.
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
“ Looks like a really funny R rated comedy. Plus a cool retro style is perking my interest. ” - DareDevilKid
 
36.
Sucker Punch (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility. (110 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Zack Snyder's 'Dawn Of The Dead' is a modern horror classic, while his other efforts have been solid. The posters are looking really stylish & the characters are looking really innovative. ” - DareDevilKid
 
37.
Immortals (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. (110 mins.)
“ Looks like an interesting plot. If they don't make it too melancholic & keep it as stylish & fun, it might just be the surprise package this year. Plus, there's always Mickey Rourke & John Hurt. ” - DareDevilKid
 
38.
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away. (88 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
“ The plot seems interesting. ” - DareDevilKid
 
39.
Arthur (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like. (110 mins.)
Director: Jason Winer
“ Russell Brand & Helen Mirren. ” - DareDevilKid
 
40.
Like Crazy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. (86 mins.)
Director: Drake Doremus
“ Jennifer Lawrence & an interesting plot. ” - DareDevilKid
 
41.
I Am Number Four (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (109 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ Seems like a cool sci-fi film. ” - DareDevilKid
 
42.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (124 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Though I've never been a big Captain America fan, the promos have been astounding & I'll lap up a good movie any day. I'm guessing that it'll be either hit or miss & nothing in between. ” - DareDevilKid
 
43.
Puss in Boots (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Miller
“ Barring the third part, the entire Shrek series was excellent. Though I don't have high hopes, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one as I'm a huge fan of Shrek 1, 2 & 4. ” - DareDevilKid