Last week I posted my top new music from 2011.  Today, we’re talking about some of the best movies that came out this year.

Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows (Part 2)

My only midnight release of the year.  Been a long time coming, and I can’t say I was disappointed.  Could the battle scenes have been longer?  Probably.  But was it a great ending to an incredible ride?  Definitely.  Also, was fun to make fun of those people who dressed up for the occasion.

The Muppets Movie

I’ve always loved the Muppets.  When I was a little kid, I would watch them every chance I got.  Add some of my favorite actors in cameo spots, and you’ve got a great movie.  Worst feature was there were no “Pigs in Space.”  Best feature was seeing the Muppets again.


A humorous drama about cancer?  Yes, I didn’t believe it until I saw it.  One of the few movies that can make you laugh one minute, and cry the next.  Powerful drama with some hilarious lines and great actors.


I couldn’t be a self-respecting geek without one superhero movie on the list.  Thor was simply better than all the others.  It wasn’t earth shattering good, but it was among the best for 2011.

There are still plenty of others I didn’t see this year, that I really need to catch sometime soon.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the next movie I want to see, but it doesn’t come out for another week or so.

What were your favorite movies you saw this year?  If your answer includes Twilight it would probably be best if you didn’t respond, due to the massive amounts of mockery you will receive.

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12 responses to Movies.

  1. HP 7-2 was pretty epic – saw it in the new IMAX in Wichita after watching all of the movies that week. I’d let my kids watch the series just for the ending.

  2. I heard good things about “Courageous,” but my wife and I didn’t get a chance to catch it in theaters. We’ll rent it, so that if I start crying (which I’ve heard is inevitable with that movie) it will be at home.

    I got to give it to Transformers 3, too. Mindless action and mostly predictable plots, but it’s still enjoyable to see.

    • Courageous was great. Better to watch it at home, the tears may flow. I know a few dropped from my eyes.

      • I haven\’t seen it yet, and I\’m trying to be open minded, but most Christian movies I\’ve seen are just terrible (they may not let me into heaven for that). Was Courageous that way, or was it actually good?

  3. Can honestly say i don’t remember seeing any new ones this year in a theater. I have watched Iron Man 1 & 2 and Tranformers 1 & 2 because of my grandson. I will watch CARS 2 with him as well. 🙂

  4. Thor was alright. I enjoyed Captain America more.

    Can’t wait to see HP 7-2. We missed it in the theaters and haven’t rented it yet. Looks exciting.

    • I liked Thor over Capt. America… but I\’ve never really been a big CA fan…

      HP 7-2 is incredible. You should go rent it right now. Seriously, Joe… Do it. You\’ll thank me later 🙂

      • I was the other way growing up. Loved CA but barely knew anything regarding Thor.

        Oh, it is on our rental list. Just need to find time to watch it.

  5. I really liked “Lemonade Mouth.” It may be a Disney Channel film, but I’ve watched right many of those, and it’s easily one of the best one, if not the best one, I’ve seen. Another good 2011 film was “Annie Claus is Coming to Town,” but the insane amount of commercials when Hallmark Channel aired it made it harder to sit through than it should have been. “16 Wishes” (another DCOM) was great, too.
    Oh, and I liked “Iron Man 2” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” as well. I really want to finish watching “Captain America”; I started it, and it was great, but I’d planned to watch it later, and never got around to it by the time it was due at the library. The only “new” superhero movie I saw this year was “Green Lantern,” and that was just okay.