My Favorite Movies Of 2011

by RdVirus777 | created - 23 May 2012 | updated - 27 Dec 2013 | Public

I put this list on here because, hopefully I can put some people onto movies that, they might not of known existed and also so, I can help support smaller movies. Like Take Shelter, Win Win, The Guard, and Attack the Block.

I'm going by What IMDB says for the release dates for movies even though I know most people saw movies like Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil in 2011 rather than in 2010.

These movies are ones I didn't like:

1. Bridesmaids 2. Submarine 3. Beginners 4. The Trip 5. Jane Eyre 6. Everything must go 7. The Mill and the Cross 8. Melancholia 9. Kill List

These are the movies I still need to see and maybe add to the list:

1. Hugo 2. Pariah 3. Sleepless Night 4. The Raid: Redemption 5. Perfect Sense 6.Tomboy 7. Miss Bala 8. Bullhead 9. Michael 10. Footnote 11. Le Havre 12. A Separation 13. Headhunters 14. In Darkness 15. Monsieur Lazhar 16. The Tree of Life 17. The Kid with a Bike 18. Oslo, August 31st

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1. A Lonely Place to Die (2011)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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A group of mountaineers in the Scottish Highlands discover a kidnapped girl and are pursued by her captors.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Alec Newman, Ed Speleers, Melissa George, Kate Magowan

Votes: 23,982

My Score: 7.2/10

2. Cedar Rapids (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Votes: 33,941 | Gross: $6.86M

My Score: 7.3/10

3. The Beaver (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communication.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Cherry Jones

Votes: 43,158 | Gross: $0.97M

My Score: 7.4/10 (Good)

4. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 105,072 | Gross: $2.55M

My Rating: 7.4/10

5. Shame (2011)

NC-17 | 101 min | Drama

7.2
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72 Metascore

A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Lucy Walters

Votes: 161,190 | Gross: $4.00M

My Rating: 7.4/10

6. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.5
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74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 422,199 | Gross: $54.71M

My Score: 7.5/10 (Really Good)

7. African Cats (2011)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.6
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61 Metascore

A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.

Directors: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Stewart, Mara

Votes: 5,477 | Gross: $15.42M

My Score: 7.5/10 (Really Good)

8. Margin Call (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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76 Metascore

Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany

Votes: 100,878 | Gross: $5.35M

My Score: 7.5/10 (Really Good)

9. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

8.2
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71 Metascore

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 course with his estranged, older brother.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 371,905 | Gross: $13.66M

My Score: 7.6/10 (Really Good)

10. Rango (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 201,548 | Gross: $123.48M

My Rating: 7.7/10 (Really Good)

11. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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75 Metascore

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

Director: Sean Durkin | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 43,429 | Gross: $2.98M

My Rating: 7.7/10 (Really Good)

12. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 288,481 | Gross: $35.01M

My Score: 7.7/10 (Really Good)

13. The Guard (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Ronan Collins

Votes: 70,721 | Gross: $5.36M

My Score: 7.8/10 (Really Good)

14. Winnie the Pooh (2011)

G | 63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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74 Metascore

While searching for honey, Pooh and his friends embark on an adventure to find Eeyore's missing tail and rescue Christopher Robin from an unknown monster called, The Backson.

Directors: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall | Stars: Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, John Cleese, Bud Luckey

Votes: 17,307 | Gross: $26.69M

My Score: 7.8/10 (Really Good)

15. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 190,795 | Gross: $77.59M

My Score: 7.8/10 (Really Good)

16. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

Votes: 79,227 | Gross: $88.63M

My Score: 7.8/10 (Really Good)

17. Attack the Block (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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75 Metascore

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

Director: Joe Cornish | Stars: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones

Votes: 88,866 | Gross: $1.02M

My Score: 7.8/10 (Really Good)

18. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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68 Metascore

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 448,111 | Gross: $176.76M

My Score: 8.0/10 (Great)

19. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

5 friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 310,118 | Gross: $42.07M

My Score: 7.5/10 (Great)

20. La piel que habito (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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70 Metascore

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 114,426 | Gross: $3.19M

My Score: 8.0/10 (Great)

21. Take Shelter (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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85 Metascore

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart

Votes: 77,441 | Gross: $1.73M

My Score: 8.1/10 (Great)

22. Win Win (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.2
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75 Metascore

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 50,382 | Gross: $10.18M

My Score: 8.3/10 (Great)

23. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 483,090 | Gross: $35.06M

My Score 8.3/10 (Great)

24. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 306,373 | Gross: $75.61M

My Rating: 8.5/10 (Extremely Great)

25. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 215,581 | Gross: $82.58M

My Rating: 8.5/10 (Extremely Great)

26. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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46 Metascore

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

Votes: 88,602 | Gross: $31.85M

This is going to be quite long so I just want to apologize but, I feel I need to speak up on behalf of this amazing movie

If this movie has taught me anything it's, not to trust what critics say all the time. People are hating on this movie because they think the director is trying to manipulate them by using disturbing images from 9/11 which is completely not true (you only see these images briefly two times in the movie and they're not shoved in your face) The movie is about the loss of a parent seen through the eyes of a kid so ya it's going to emotional or am I living in a world now where children shouldn't care if there parents die? The movie shows how 9/11 even effected kids but, just because it's about 9/11 people want to read more into the movie than what's really there.

Pro's

1. I love what this movie is about (The kid and the father had this thing where the father would put together these puzzles for the kid to solve. The kid has Aspergers Syndrome and is scared of a lot of things. So the father thought that these puzzles would help him) 2. I love the dynamic between the boy and the guy who couldn't talk (he almost seems to take over the father role to the kid for awhile) He helps the kid get over a bunch of his fears 3. I love the kid in this both the actor and the character. He's very frank with people and is very curious. 4. I love how the movie wraps up (can't say anything without spoiling it)

Con's

1. Some will find the kid annoying (the character has Aspergers and so the part calls for him to pronounce words a certain way and to by easily upset and scared of things) 2. Some will think this movie is manipulative by using the subject of 9/11 to get easy sad emotions out of people when in fact the images are not shoved in your face and 9/11 is more of a backdrop for the movie.

People are letting their emotions get the best of them and don't get me wrong I still feel for the people who died on 9/11 but, I'm not going to let my emotions blind me to what is really a great movie

My Score: 8.6/10 (Extremely Great)

27. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 333,652 | Gross: $56.82M

My Score: 8.6/10 (Extremely Great)

28. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 205,671 | Gross: $44.67M

My Score: 9.0/10 (One of my favorite movies)

29. The Devil's Double (2011)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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52 Metascore

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast

Votes: 56,497 | Gross: $1.36M

My Score: 7.0/10 (Good)

30. X: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 569,331 | Gross: $146.41M

My Rating: 7.2/10 (Good)

31. Bellflower (2011)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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72 Metascore

Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".

Director: Evan Glodell | Stars: Evan Glodell, Tyler Dawson, Jessie Wiseman, Rebekah Brandes

Votes: 7,082 | Gross: $0.17M

My Score: 6.0/10 (above average)

32. The Future (2011)

R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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67 Metascore

When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

Director: Miranda July | Stars: Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres

Votes: 7,346 | Gross: $0.57M

My Score: 7.3/10 (Good)

33. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 191,800 | Gross: $75.66M

My Rating: 7.3/10 (Good)