My Favorite Movies from 2011

by jgiles-367-954534 | created - 31 Jan 2018 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

These are my favorite movies from 2011 that I still love today.

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1. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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: 210,852 | Gross: $75.66M

2. Horrible Bosses (2011)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

57 Metascore

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Steve Wiebe

Votes: 407,818 | Gross: $117.54M

3. Bad Teacher (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch

Votes: 186,062 | Gross: $100.29M

4. Take Shelter (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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: 86,229 | Gross: $1.73M

5. Final Destination 5 (2011)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

50 Metascore

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, Miles Fisher

Votes: 101,594 | Gross: $42.59M

6. Bernie (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman

Votes: 54,953 | Gross: $9.20M

7. New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 78,996 | Gross: $54.54M

8. Abduction (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jake Andolina

Votes: 74,066 | Gross: $28.09M

9. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

75 Metascore

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his 2 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: 84,472 | Gross: $88.63M

10. Shark Night 3D (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee

Votes: 23,873 | Gross: $18.87M

11. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

R | 129 min | Action, Biography, Crime

43 Metascore

Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker

Votes: 61,241 | Gross: $0.54M

12. The Details (2011)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.

Director: Jacob Estes | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney, Ray Liotta

Votes: 8,735 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

59 Metascore

In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner

Votes: 87,484 | Gross: $104.01M

14. Dolphin Tale (2011)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

64 Metascore

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble

Votes: 21,420 | Gross: $72.29M

15. Megan Is Missing (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Two teenage girls encounter an Internet child predator.

Director: Michael Goi | Stars: Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite, Jael Elizabeth Steinmeyer

Votes: 7,914

16. Elevator (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

Racism collides with corporate greed when nine strangers - one of whom has a bomb - become trapped in a Wall Street elevator.

Director: Stig Svendsen | Stars: Christopher Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight

Votes: 5,455

17. The Family Tree (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

24 Metascore

A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.

Director: Vivi Friedman | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot

Votes: 1,802 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

G | 100 min | Drama, Sport

37 Metascore

After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

Director: Matthew Dean Russell | Stars: Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Melissa Leo, Deborah Ann Woll

Votes: 2,934 | Gross: $18.00M

19. The Perfect Family (2011)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

A devoutly Catholic wife and mother has been nominated for one of the church's top awards. She then goes about trying to prove she has the "perfect" family, refusing to accept them for who they are.

Director: Anne Renton | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 1,387 | Gross: $0.11M

20. Mayor Cupcake (2011)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A hard-working cupcake maker is inadvertently elected mayor of a small town burdened with debt. Uneducated, she relies on her street smarts to clean up the town.

Director: Alex Pires | Stars: Lea Thompson, Judd Nelson, Dorian Harewood, Frankie Faison

Votes: 457

21. Abandoned (2011)

R | 92 min | Drama

38 Metascore

The disappearance of a 3-year-old boy divides a tightly knit community and culls out its secrets.

Director: Gaby Dellal | Stars: Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Elizabeth McGovern, Joseph Morgan

Votes: 1,783 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Mask Maker (2011)

R | 90 min | Horror

When a young, deformed boy witnesses his mother's death, he comes back to take revenge on anyone who dares enter his property.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Nikki Deloach, Stephen Colletti, Anabella Casanova, Ross Britz

Votes: 1,708

23. A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An unsettling drama that cinematically captures and recreates the psycho-analytic experience.

Director: Dana Lustig | Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Emilia Fox, Dougray Scott, David Warner

Votes: 414

24. Good Day for It (2011)

R | Crime, Thriller

After being forced years before to abandon his wife and daughter, a man finds himself risking his life.

Director: Nick Stagliano | Stars: Robert Patrick, Hal Holbrook, Jared Acosta, Kathy Baker

Votes: 645

25. 8:46 (2011)

Not Rated | 55 min | Drama

A glimpse into the lives of an ensemble of characters leading up to the moment the world changed forever - 8:46 a.m. Tuesday September 11, 2001.

Director: Jennifer Kirabo | Stars: Shelly Shenoy, Mike DiGiacinto, Lizzy Plimpton, Jzaneen Damji

Votes: 342

26. Turbine (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Nick, an adulterous New Yorker, relocates to the Midwest with his wife Sarah. Nick soon forms a unique bond with a wealthy local farmer and discovers that the secret haunting him is not so easily left behind.

Directors: Eva James, Isaak James | Stars: Isaak James, Michael J. Burg, Anne Marie Nestor, Whitney Parshall

Votes: 29

27. Swinging with the Finkels (2011)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

A suburban couple decide to shake up their marriage by "swinging" with another couple.

Director: Jonathan Newman | Stars: Martin Freeman, Mandy Moore, Jonathan Silverman, Melissa George

Votes: 2,853

28. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.

Directors: Constance Marks, Philip Shane | Stars: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Oz, Bill Barretta

Votes: 6,558 | Gross: $0.30M



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