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Top 10 Best Movies For 2011

Updated on June 9, 2013

Introduction To The Best Movies Of 2011

The year 2011 was one of the best in a long time for movie fans like myself, and it's no surprise that the year spawned many of the best movies ever.

This list was pretty hard to compile since there were so many good movies in 2011 to choose from, but here are nevertheless the best movies for the year 2011.

This list is original and while you may not agree with the order, I think many of you will agree with the list in itself and the movies presented here.

There were also many good movies that couldn't make it on this list but that I would recommend nevertheless, including :

- Green Lantern : A very good action movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

- Horrible Bosses : A well acted comedy, so good that there is even a sequel planned.

- The Tree Of Life : On of the best films not to make it on the list, unfortunately. Let's just call it honorable mentions.

Top 2011 Movies

The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

10. The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

While expectations were never that high for this film, The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is truly one of the best movies of 2011, and is much more enjoyable than most Planet of the Apes sequels.

James Franco as always delivers a great performance that contributes even more to the high ratings that the movie earned.

Well written, well acted, a good scifi movie with all the elements to appeal to both the fans and even the not so fans of the genre.

The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is definitely on the list of the top 10 best movies of 2011, and possibly one of the best scifi action movie ever made.

09. Winnie The Pooh

A great movie with very good animation and just as good voice acting by performers such as Jim Cummings, Travis Oates, Tom Kenny, Craig Ferguson, Bud Luckey, Jack Boutler and more.

The voice acting is really what sets this movie apart from most generic animation movies, and the direction did a very good job in selecting Jim Cummings to voice the main character and not some random celebrity just for a better marketing of the film.

Winnie the Pooh is undoubtedly one of the funniest and most original movie of 2011, lacking nothing to make it a perfect entertainer and also a good adventure for any fan of the genre.

Winnie the Pooh has never looked better than in 2011.

08. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

You can say what you want about Michael Bay, but the man knows how to shoot an action sequence.

The third installment of the Transformers series, Dark of the Moon, is also one of the best films of 2011. Probably one of the most successful movies of the franchise, this third opus has capture the good elements from its two predecessors and combined them into one fine adventure.

The cast and soundtrack are once again a great bonus to the amazing storyline behind the film.

And of course, Dark of the Moon delivers crazy action scenes like no other can.

07. Thor

Thor is a 2011 movie starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman and is considered to be one of the best movies of the year.

While neither the cast nor the direction can make it close to being one of the best Marvel sagas, Thor is nevertheless a solid production and a very good action movie. So good in fact that there is even a sequel planned for 2013 in the name of Thor: The Dark World.

Thor was undoubtedly one of the hardest Marvel superheros to adapt on-screen, most notably since Thor is supposed to navigate between two different worlds.

The writers nevertheless did an excellent job to adapt that for this movie and the result is a very good first opus for this new Marvel saga, which we hope will last.

06. Final Destination 5

A good return to form for the franchise and probably one of the best, if not the best, movie of the Final Destination series.

Starring Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner and Tony Todd, the movie owns much to its cast for its major success both in theaters and on the screen.

Thrilling, powerfully acted, and visually dazzling, Final Destination 5 brings the franchise to a new level and owes once again a lot to the cast.

The direction and development behind Final Destination 5 changes a little from the previous opuses but it's all for the better as this fifth installment delivers a great mix of action, thriller and supernatural suspense.

05. Kung-Fu Panda 2

The second opus of the Kung-Fu Panda series delivers yet again another breathtaking mix of perfect action and well placed humor.

A notable change in gears to the unpredictable and captivating first opus, but still a very good movie and an exhilarating send-off to the saga.

Starring Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman and more, the amazing cast adds perfectly to the movies and its great realization.

The scenario is also very original and it doesn't feel like a sequel at all, so don't let that put you off from watching this film which is one of the best movies of 2011 hands down.

Dreamworks releases once again a new movie to add to their great sagas like Kung-Fu Panda.

04. Captain America: The First Avenger

A spectacular thrill with non-stop action, yet another Marvel masterpiece.

The direction is nothing short than sublime, and the cast is just as good. Starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell and more, what you see is clearly what you get.

The Chris Evans/Tommy Lee Jones duo alone is worth seeing, and that's not to say that the rest isn't just as good.

The plot is very original, especially for an action movie where usually the dialogues and storyline are only made for the action scenes. Well not here, in Captain America: The First Avenger everything from the acting to the landscapes and special effects is simply breathtaking.

A must-see event for any all thrill and action lovers, and especially if you are familiar with the comic.

03. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Charming, purposeful and endlessly re-watchable, the fourth opus of the Pirates Of The Caribbean saga delivers yet again with a gorgeous masterpiece reminiscent of the first chapter of this saga.

The atmosphere of On Stranger Tides differs from the previous two opuses, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007), and reverts to a more linear development as seen in the first opus Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

The result is a very good and enjoyable movie, one of the best since the start of start of the saga.

In ten years since the debut of this movie franchise the magic still hasn't dropped a single bit and probably won't for the next ten years either.

02. X-Men: First Class

In the continuity of the previous Marvel productions concerning the X-Men world but not only, this fifth opus of the X-Men saga is somewhat refreshing yet doesn't stir away from the concepts that made the success of it's predecessors.

This new opus is clearly one of the best movies of 2011 and arguably of the whole X-Men saga as well.

The development adds new angles and plots while never losing track of the original characters, their insights and their personalities.

Don't be put off by the fact that this is the fifth movie of the saga as you can watch anyone of these and still understand the universe.

Non-stop tension and almost as much action from the start of the movie, Marvel at its finest. For the fans of Marvel and action movies in general.

01. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is surely a true masterpiece in its own art.

Each generation has its Ethan Hunt, and looking back to the previous ones might not be as appealing than watching this movie, especially since Ghost Protocol is considered one of the best of the series, let alone one of the best action movies of all times.

Beautiful direction. Gorgeous soundtrack. Amazing special effects. Great pace. And the acting is just unforgettable.

It even received a 97% approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes despite their obvious anti-action movie bias. That alone says a lot.

Simply put, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is one of the best movies of all times.

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      Omnivium 5 years ago

      When I saw Planet of the Apes, I didn't expect to see Winnie the Pooh under it. I like Thor and Mission Impossible the most.