Screen Rant’s 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2011

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 1st, 2011 at 4:31 am,

15. Your Highness

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Release Date: April 8, 2011
Director: David Gordon Green
Studio: Universal Pictures

Two Oscar nominees (James Franco and Natalie Portman) star alongside one of Hollywood’s current most sought after comedy actor Danny McBride in a Rated-R fantasy adventure. With the aid of skilled warrior Isabel (Portman) and his lazy useless brother Thadeous (McBride), Your Highness follows Prince Fabious’ (Franco) attempt to rescue kidnapped bride (Zooey Deschanel) while hilarity ensues. We’re hoping that it’ll be crass AND funny, not just the former.


14. Super 8

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Release Date: June 10, 2011
Director: J.J. Abrams
Studio: Relativity Media, Bad Robot, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Another mysterious sci-fi project from the mind of J.J. Abrams (Lost, Cloverfield), Super 8 is about an Area 51 monster that escapes a derailed train in the 1970s and is captured on film by a bunch of kids using a Super 8 camera. Can this reach the level of success Cloverfield attained? We don’t know, but here’s hoping it delivers a new flavor of “unique.”


13. The Hangover Part II

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Release Date: May 26, 2011
Director: Todd Phillips
Studio: Touchstone Pictures, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

Todd Phillips brings back the fan-favorite heavy drinkers of the 2009 summer smash hit The Hangover for another pre-wedding adventure where this time, Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to Bangkok for Stu’s wedding. Expect lost memories, extreme situations and plenty of special guest appearances, including one by Liam Neeson. Can the gang hit repeat success through word-of-mouth? The first one was laugh out loud funny – we’ll see if the jokes wear thin on a second outing.


12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Release Date: December 21, 2011
Director: David Fincher
Studio: Optimum Releasing, distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment

David Fincher is tasked with helming the American remake of the 2009 hit, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, with Rooney Mara transforming herself into the character of Lisbeth Salander to match the award-worthy performance by the original’s star, Noomi Rapace. He’s got the help of a powerful cast however, headlined by Daniel Craig alongside Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, Robin Wright and Christopher Plummer to tell the story of a genius hacker (Mara) who teams up with a journalist (Craig) to solve the disappearance and possible murder of a teenage girl four decades prior.


11. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

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Release Date: December 16, 2011
Director: Brad Bird
Studio: Bad Robot, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Tom Cruise is back for a fourth go as super spy Ethan Hunt in the next Mission: Impossible. This time he’s got a bigger team with Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner joining the cast along with Lost star Josh Holloway joining franchise familiars including Simon Pegg. Not much is known about the international story of Ghost Protocol but we do know it’s a planned start to a new trilogy with Renner taking over as the franchise’s lead character – and we like the Mission Impossible concept. Will Ethan Hunt survive this mission?

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  1. 1. harry potter and the deathly Hallows part 2
    2.captain America
    3.Pirates of the carrebian:on stranger tides
    5.super 8 lantern
    8.cowboys and aliens
    9.transformers 3
    10.x men the first class

  2. I think for comic movies, Captain America, Green Lantern will top the list with Thor getting a back sting. Based on Thor’s trailers, Kenneth Branagh just got it all wrong.

  3. Hope to win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. was going to say Red Dawn, but now with MGM changing the invaders
    from China to North korea, not really interested anymore.

    Battle LA is a great flick
    Transformers 3 will blast its way to the top of box office
    Thor ditto
    Super 8 looks interesting
    Pirates of Carribean On Stranger Tides…beware of Blackbeard
    X-Men First Class may surprise.

  5. With Harry Potter, Transformers, Green Lantern, Pirates 4, and Captain America all coming out this year (not to mention THOR, Tintin, Sherlock Holmes, and X-Men), it’s almost easy to forget that NEXT year’s list will be even more suspenseful. Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, the Avengers, and Star Trek 2 all easily beat out any name on this list.

  6. Well, these are all big budget films that are sure to make money…but I have to say, I’m not too excited for most of them…mainly because I’m not expecting too much from either the story, writing, or acting from any of them.

  7. what u dont have tintin on your list have u lost it ………………..and u have lousy stuff like transformers and battle la with apollo18 …a serious insult to spielberg

  8. HELLOOOOOO, breaking dawn!!…

    • totally agree!!! WHAT? how did that not make at least #2 behind HP7?

  9. No particular order:
    - Scream 4
    - Horrible Bosses
    - Cowboys & Aliens
    - Harry Potter
    - The Smurfs
    - Tintin
    - Green Lantern
    - Cars 2
    - Bad teacher
    - Pirates of the Caribbean
    - The Hangover 2
    - Wanderlust
    - M:I 4
    - Sherlock Holmes 2
    - Warhorse

  10. Sorry, But That List Represents One Big Fat Huge Massive Mistake unless these 2 aren’t released until 2012 but I was told they both come out this Christmas… and there is no comparing any of these films or the hype they created already or will create to the biggest 2 anticpated film releases perhaps in the History of film when all is said and done both being shot as I type this in 3D…

    Where are Ridley Scott’s “ALIEN HARVEST” and Ron Howard’s//Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Part 1; The Gunslinger” ???

  11. Wonder why The Tree of Life isn’t a part of it when movies like Sucker Punch and Battle LA are there. Makes this list a complete mockery!

  12. The list if missing Adventures of TinTin: The secret of the Unicorn

  13. how in gods name does anyone here allow that last comment to stand?
    Do you people who run this site even care about the art of film making or did I miss something?

  14. and RANGO was the best film I have seen… animated or otherwise to come out in the past 20 years at least!!!

  15. No Scream 4?

  16. Great article!

    You guys should check out this trailer… it looks REALLY promising!

  17. Really no BREAKING DAWN???!!!! It will probably be only 2nd in sales to HP7!!! Definitley mine and millions of other womens most anticipated film all year!!

  18. Just read your list of 20 most anticipated films and you had three bombs on there: Apollo 18, Your Highness, and Paul! BHAHA!

  19. Which proves to me that you guys have no knowledge of filmmaking or have incredibly bad taste. Probably both! Nobody will take you guys seriously with lists like this. Next time, do some research and see what actually looks good instead of just guessing. Tools.