2011 is here and movie geeks are especially excited, as the year twenty-eleven promises some highly anticipated films of the sci-fi and superhero persuasion, as well as some animated sequels, promising awards season art house entries, and even a (strange? timely?) new sub-genre in the rom-com category: the sex buddy comedy.

We take a look at the movies of 2011 (we lost count, but we’ve listed about 150 films!) that will be occupying our weekends at the theater this year. We’ll also keep this post updated as release dates are shifted and new movies are added to the calender, so be sure to bookmark this post for future reference. And if you’re looking for our list of what looks good to us this year, check out our Most Anticipated Movies of 2011.

For your convenience, we’ve separated the 2011 movie releases into the the months of the year. Be sure to check back each month for the latest on the movies that will be at theaters near you. We’ll keep things current with new images, casting news, release date shifts and late additions. January is listed on this page and you can click any one of the links below to jump to a specific month.

January 2011

Season of the Witch

January 7th

14th-century knights (Nic Cage, Ron Perlman) transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.

Country Strong

January 7th (Wide Release)

A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Gwyneth Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Leighton Meester).

The Absent

January 7th (USA)

Vincent Burton is the best science teacher at Liberty High School until he falls for his prize student Katie Anderson. When the relationship takes a scandalous turn, Vincent’s loyal twin brother Oscar, fresh home from prison, decides to help Vincent avoid doing hard time and does anything he can to take care of anyone who has knowledge of the relationship. The local Sheriff starts hunting Oscar and the game of cat and mouse has the whole town involved.

The Green Hornet

January 14th

By night, debonair newspaper publisher Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) fights crime as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. At his side is martial arts expert Kato (Jay Chou), who teams with The Hornet to bring down ruthless crime boss, Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz).

The Dilemma

January 14th

A man discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair. Ron Howard directs, Vince Vaughn, Jeniffer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Kevin James, Queen Latifah and Channing Tatum star.

Rabbit Hole

January 14th (Wide Release)

Life for a happy couple (Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart) is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Barney’s Version

January 14th (Limited Release)

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti). Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman and Dustin Hoffman co-star.

Burning Palms

January 14th (Limited Release)

A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate. Zoe Saldana, Dylan McDermott, Jamie Chung, Rosamund Pike, Nick Stahl, Paz Vega, Lake Bell and Shannon Doherty star.

Ong Bak 3

January 14th (USA)

Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 left off. Tien (Tony Jaa) is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns challenging Tien for a final duel.

No Strings Attached

January 21st

A guy and girl (Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman) try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it’s not long before they learn that they want something more.

The Way Back

January 21st (Wide Release)

A fact-based story centered on soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940. Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan and Mark Strong star.

The Company Men

January 21st (Limited Release)

The story centers on a year in the life of three men (trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company) – and how it affects them, their families, and their communities. Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones and Maria Bello star.

From Prada to Nada

January 28th

A Latina spin on Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility,” where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father’s sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.

The Mechanic

January 28th

An elite hit man (Jason Statham) teaches his trade to an apprentice (Ben Foster) who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

The Rite

January 28th

An American priest travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school and gets caught up in a case of suppossed demonic possession. Ciarán Hinds, Anthony Hopkins, Alice Braga, Toby Jones and Rutger Hauer star.


January 28th (Limited Release)

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal (Javier Bardem) is a tragic hero and father of two who’s sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever.

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grand Master

January 28th (Limited Release)

The sequel follows on Ip Man’s migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.


January 28th (Limited Release)

A drama centered on a woman with Alzheimer’s in search of new meaning through poetry.

Seconds Apart

January 28th (Limited Release)

Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability. Telekinesis. Things start to spiral out of their control as their classmates end up dying in twisted and bizarre ways. The police suspect them. But, jealousy begins to divide them and soon they can no longer trust each other. Leading up to a horrific battle between themselves.

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