Screen Rant’s (Massive) 2011 Movie Preview

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.



Biutiful Trailer Screen Rants (Massive) 2011 Movie Preview

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

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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.



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January 28th (Limited Release)

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


Seconds Apart

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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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  1. book marked =) so that i can look at em later lol

  2. I can hear my wallet cussing me out for this year and next already…

  3. Nothing I want to see until March 4 with BATTLE: LOS ANGELES.

    • What about AFTER March 4?

      • There’s plenty of films. There’s just nothing that I would pay to see until then.

    • For me, between now and March 4:

      The Mechanic


  4. you forgot Restless starring Mia Wasikowska for January.

  5. The Hunger Games? There’s no cast or date yet, but it’s supposed to release is late of this year.

    • i doubt the hunger games will release this year! they are only in pre production. though i really wanna see that movie! im currently reading the book and its amazing!

      • I just read the first Hunger Games novel and I really enjoyed it as well. I know the director is planning for a PG-13 but I don’t really know how he’s going to pull that off and get across what was in the book.


  6. Looking forward to Kill the Irishman. I’m big fan of Vincent D’Onofrio.
    The music kind of sucks though. Not really suited for a 70′s era film.
    Also excited for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2, something fun to watch with the kids.

  7. Colombiana: Zoe Saldana half naked with a gun… I’M THERE!!!

  8. Great article. Somewhere in the back of my mind I was hoping you guys would do something like this, and bam! Apollo 18 confused me… horror/thriller or whatever with a mission that was canceled? I’m assuming the story will revolve around a mission gone wrong and was canceled as a cover-up. Annnd february is (mostly) looking like a month to skip altogether. Gnomeo and Juliet? pshhh.

  9. Hmm.. 3 Marvels this year. Why am I disappointed. Oh yeah! No Dr. Strange. That boat sank when they decided to bring the Avengers forward.

  10. wait does this mean they’re remaking jaws… nnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Woo!

    I didnt know you guys made an article stating all the movies coming out in the whole year!!!! I LOVE IT! :D

  12. Lil Monster, I don’t really see much worth going to the theater to see until May. Then I will have to take out a loan just to get me through the Summer. I have read all the articles on a lot of the movies for this Summer but until this article, I didn’t realize just how many movies were coming out this year that I want to go see. I can’t wait for May.

    Then the rest of this article just cracked me up. I can’t believe how many stupid movies they are doing this year. Like the Nick Cage goes Ghost Rider in a car. Another Big Momma movie? That one trick pony has been absolutely beat to death. Piranha 3DD? That has to win the title for dumbest movie title of the year. Jack and Jill sounds like something pitched to the movie execs on South Park by Cartman in the Awesome-O Episode. With ideas like this, even the worst of the good movies can’t be all bad.

  13. I am STOKED for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. David Fincher is one of my all time favorite directors, the perfect choice to direct this movie, and Trent Reznor makes the exact kind of dark but sexy music that a story like this requires. Not to mention the cast is killer and if you’ve read the book, you know the plot line is intriguing. Should be a very entertaining film.

  14. the most awesome/excellent/groovy movies of 2011.
    drive angry,hall pass,Rango,battle L.A., Paul,sucker punch,scream 4,fast5, Thor, Winnie the pooh,harry potter part2,transformers 3,rise of the apes,green lantern,super 8,x-men first class,hangover 2,pirates 4,kung fu panda 2,captain america,cowboys and aliens, Conan,M:I:4,sherlock Holmes 2.

    maybe movies of 2011.
    spy kids 4,final destination 5,puss in boots,happy feet 2

    worst movies of 2011.
    big mamas house 3,paranormal activity 3,twilight 4,alvin and the chipmunks 3, and the Justin qweefer movie.

    somebody forgot to add Harold and Kumar 3 to the 2011 list, but i’m looking forward to that movie.
    this is going to be the best movie year ever.

    • ha justin queffer so funny

  15. I love your Harry Potter description XD

  16. Thanks Kofi, really appreciate the synopsis of this years movies. It’s better than anything Total Film or Premiere will do.
    Having perused what’s on offer I am appalled at the sheer volume of crap that Hollywood continues to churn out.
    Despite that there are a number of films that stand out for me and a few more that command my attention.

    As a Sci-Fi/Action and Horror fan the stand-outs for me are:-

    Limitless – (Bradley is always watchable…stood out in “My Little Eye”)

    Fright Night – (David Tennant’s first major Hollywood gig!!)

    Unknown – (Liam does his angry man thing a la “Taken”)

    The Eagle – (Romans versus Picts!!)

    Sanctum – (Claustrophobia in 3D!!)

    The Mechanic – (You’ll believe a short, balding, squat Laandinahh can kick ass…again!!)

    Apollo 18 – (I don’t know what this is about…but I’m very curious)

    Rise Of The Apes – (Looks very promising and better than the last effort)

    Dragon Tattoo – (Rooney Mara!! She only had a small role in TSN but my god did she shine. Could do for her what Dragon did for Rapace)

    Others I like:-

    The Thing (It’s not a remake…it’s a prequel)
    Sucker Punch
    Barney’s Version
    Drive Angry
    X-Men First Class
    Super 8
    Real Steel

    Would like to watch “Vanishing On 7th Street”…but it has John Leguizamo in it. Sorry, but I have an irrational dislike of the man.

    Finally, I reckon this could be a stand out year for Ryan Gosling and Alex Pettyfer. Gosling as a credible A list actor with serious acting chops and Pettyfer as the goto guy for drawing in the (mainly female) teen audience bucks with vapid, turgid, generic and predictable rubbish that somehow garners millions of dollars.
    It should also prove (hopefully) that Justin Timberlake should stick to singing disposable pop ditties and that Rooney Mara should do a lesbian porn film with Sacha Gray…but only because i’m selfish you see!

  17. “now” sounds good. Kinda like logans run? And that soderberg movie contagion sounds like outbreak. I think Dustin Hoffman was in it.

  18. Was MI 4 “GHOST PROTOCOL” always pegged for a Christmas time release? I would have thought it would be planned for Summer like the first 3; at least I believe all 3 were released during the Summer.

    Not that I’m unhappy since here lately the holidays seem to see to few good films it worries me that perhaps they (the studios) felt the film could not hold up against Summer time competition.

  19. Gnomeo & Juliet looks like a failure, even from Kelly Asbury. I can’t wait for March. That’s when all the good movies start. Go Team Skywalker!

  20. a lot of good movies and A LOTTTTTTT of BAD movies

  21. any news on terminator 5? is that due out in 2011 or 2012 or did they scrap it? any news would be appreciated

  22. Does Redford’s Conspiracy show Young Surrat escaped to the Vatigan with protection from the Catholic Church through Montreal, Ireland, and Rome?

  23. paranormal activity 3………………??