20 Must-See Movies in 2011

Coming soon to a theater near you. Or somewhere.

If the number of films I had to cut from this list were any indication, 2011 is going to be a huge movie year. Several of the biggest movies of 2011 didn’t even come close to making the cut, which is a great sign. Last year, when compiling a list for 2010, we struggled to fill it.

Of course, half of the movies on this list are going to end up being terrible. Blockbusters are cool until you actually see them, edgy indies aren’t that edgy. But it’s the upcoming movies that live up to their potential that are impressive. You never know which one they’ll be even when you think you do.

Without further ado, here are the top 20 movies to see in 2011…

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By Erik Samdahl
Related categories: Top 10 Movie Lists


  • Excellent choice! I totally agree with this list. I can’t wait for next year and watch all these films.

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  • Wes

    Great list! Love it when Liam gets pissed, Freida- Arab, Indian? Does not Matter she is a gem! And No GI Joe? Hooray! Erik, it’s no wonder you need to change your pants!

  • karl

    are you serious? cowboys and aliens? did u actually watch it? wow.. its was soooo bad.