Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies in 2011

With the new year upon us, the Internet is rife with lists of Top 10, Favorites, Most Anticipated…you get the idea. I got to thinking about this in regard to movies and wondered how many of the sci-fi and fantasy movies anticipated to be the best in 2011 actually panned out with movie-goers.

I did a quick search and came up with a list over at http://io9.com of the top 55 science fiction and fantasy movies to watch out for in 2011. I encourage you to go over to their website (via the link above) to see summaries of each of these, but in brief, these are the ones that made their list:

  • Season of the Witch
  • The Green Hornet
  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
  • The Rite
  • I Am Number Four
  • Drive Angry
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Apollo 18
  • Battle Los Angeles
  • Mars Needs Moms
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Suing the Devil
  • Beastly
  • Limitless
  • Paul
  • Sucker Punch
  • Source Code
  • Super
  • Hop
  • Your Highness
  • Thor
  • Priest
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • The Tree of Life
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Super 8
  • The Green Lantern
  • Rise of the Apes
  • Transformers: the Dark of the Moon
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • The Smurfs
  • The Change-Up
  • The Darkest Hour in 3-D
  • Conan 3-D
  • Fright Night
  • Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
  • Final Destination 5
  • Piranha 3DD
  • The Apparition
  • Now
  • Real Steel
  • The Thing
  • Contagion
  • Paranormal Activity 3
  • Dibbuk Box
  • Immortals
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Hugo Cabret
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Sherlock Holmes 2
  • The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

I’m the first to admit I don’t go to the movies much — not nearly as much as I’d like to, at least — so I didn’t see many of these (only Pirates of the Caribbean, Source Code, and Thor) and there are several others I still want to see. One of the most highly anticipated and probably my favorite of the three was Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Here’s the thing — I’d really like to see more of the movies that came out last year and I’m taking recommendations. Which were your favorites? Which one should I see next?

Attribution for Image above: By DoktorMandrake [CC0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

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