We’re nearly half way through 2011 and we’ve already had some great movies. Before we wander too deeply into the VFX and explosion-filled summer movie season I decided to make a list of the best movies of 2011 released so far, based on reviews from critics and movie fans.
Best Movies of 2011
An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.
Rotten Tomatoes: 91% | Metacritic: 74 | Metacritic User: 7.7 | IMDB: 7.8
Picked as her best friend’s maid of honor, lovelorn and broke Annie looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids.
Rotten Tomatoes: 89% | Metacritic: 75 | Metacritic User: 7.4 | IMDB: 7.7
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.
Rotten Tomatoes: 89% | Metacritic: 75 | Metacritic User: 7.3 | IMDB: 7.7
A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he’s hiding a terrible secret.
Rotten Tomatoes: 82% | Metacritic: 77 | Metacritic User: 7.2 | IMDB: 7.8
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.
Rotten Tomatoes: 84% | Metacritic: 70 | Metacritic User: 7.6 | IMDB: 7.1
X-Men: First Class
In 1962, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend… and future archenemy.
Rotten Tomatoes: 87% | Metacritic: 65 | Metacritic User: 7.7 | IMDB: 8.2
The Lincoln Laywer
A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills
Rotten Tomatoes: 84% | Metacritic: 63 | Metacritic User: 7.3 | IMDB: 7.5
Dominic and his crew find themselves on the wrong side of the law once again as they try to switch lanes between a ruthless drug lord and a relentless federal agent.
Rotten Tomatoes: 79% | Metacritic: 67 | Metacritic User: 7.6 | IMDB: 7.8
A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
Rotten Tomatoes: 72% | Metacritic: 65 | Metacritic User: 7.2 | IMDB: 7.5
The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Rotten Tomatoes: 78% | Metacritic: 58 | Metacritic User: 7.1 | IMDB: 7.5
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.
Rotten Tomatoes: 72% | Metacritic: 63 | Metacritic User: 7.1 | IMDB: 7.3
The Adjustment Bureau
The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
Rotten Tomatoes: 71% | Metacritic: 60 | Metacritic User: 6.6 | IMDB: 7.1
A writer discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities.
Rotten Tomatoes: 70% | Metacritic: 59 | Metacritic User: 7.2 | IMDB: 7.3