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Best of 2011: Movies

The perfect year-end wrap-up for people who hate year-end round-ups
 

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Funniest Movie of the Year
Bridesmaids

(Photo Credit: Universal Studios.; Buy it)

Runners Up
Take Me Home Tonight

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox; Buy it)

Horrible Bosses

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros; Buy it)

Best Comedy You Didn’t See but Should
Cedar Rapids

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox; Buy it)

Most Disappointing
The Change-Up

(Photo Credit: Universal Pictures; Buy it)

Biggest Piles of Crap (tie)
Arthur

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.; Buy it)

No Strings Attached

(Photo Credit: Dreamworks Video; Buy it)

Best Action
Drive

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Buy it)

Runners Up
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

(Photo Credit: Paramount)

Real Steel

(Photo Credit: Touchstone/Disney; Buy it)

Fast Five

(Photo Credit: Universal Pictures; Buy it)

Best Action Movie You Didn’t See but Should
Hanna

(Photo Credit: Universal Studios; Buy it)

This Would Have Been Higher on the List if It Wasn’t So GD Long
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

(Photo Credit: Paramount; Buy it)

Biggest Pile of Crap
Battle: Los Angeles

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures; Buy it)

Best Superhero Movie
X-Men: First Class

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox; Buy it)

Runners Up
Thor

(Photo Credit: Paramount; Buy it)

Captain America: The First Avenger

(Photo Credit: Paramount; Buy it)

Best Superhero Movie You Didn’t See but Should
Super

(Photo Credit: MPI Home Video; Buy it)

Most Disappointing
The Green Hornet

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures; Buy it)

Biggest Pile of Crap
The Green Lantern

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.; Buy it)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox, Buy it)

Runner Up
Super 8

(Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures; Buy it)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie You Didn’t See but Should
Source Code

(Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment; Buy it)

Most Disappointing (tie)
Mars Needs Moms

(Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios; Buy it)

Sucker Punch

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.; Buy it)

Biggest Pile of Crap
Season of the Witch

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox; Buy it)

Best Horror
Fright Night

(Photo Credit: Buena Vista Home Entertainment; Buy it)

Runners Up
Human Centipede 2

(Photo Credit: IFC Independent Film; Buy it)

Scream 4

(Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment; Buy it)

Best Horror You Didn’t See but Should
Attack the Block

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Buy it)

Biggest Pile of Crap
Paranormal Activities 3

(Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures; Buy it)

Best Drama
Warrior

(Photo Credit: Lionsgate; Buy it)

Runners Up
Kill The Irishman

(Photo Credit: Anchor Bay; Buy it)

50/50

(Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment; Buy it)

Best Drama You Didn’t See but Should (tie)
Win Win

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox; Buy it)

Biutiful

(Photo Credit: Roadside Attractions; Buy it)

Biggest Pile of Crap
One Day

(Photo Credit: Universal Studios; Buy it

If We Had To Choose Between Slamming Our Dick in A Car Door and Watching This Movie, We’ll Take The Door
I Don't Know How She Does It

(Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company; Buy it)

Best Moment in an Absolutely, Positively Unwatchable Movie
Brooklyn Dekker undressing by the lake in Just Go With It
(Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures; Buy it)

Fuck You, Ryan Gosling
Seriously, fuck your fucking face. Between Crazy Stupid Love, Drive and Blue Valentine you’re setting a standard that’s impossible to achieve so cut it out, you dick.

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.; Buy it)

Most Awesome Dog
Willie Nelson, Our Idiot Brother

(Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company; Buy it)

Best Verbal Thrashing
David Carr takes down the editors of Vice Magazine, Page One

(Buy it)

Worst Old Man Make-Up
J. Edgar

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.)

Most Gruesome Torture Technique
Finger in the nose hole, Conan the Barbarian
(Photo Credit: Lionsgate, Buy it)

Bitchiest Onscreen Redhead
Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help and 50/50
(Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios; Buy it)

Best Cameo by a Musician
Dave Grohl, The Muppets
(Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios; Preorder it)

Most Well-Received Onscreen Death
Gwyneth Paltrow, Contagion
(Photo Credit: Warner Home Video; Buy it)

Best Case for Birth Control
Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part 1
(Photo Credit: Summit)

Least Sympathetic Main Character Ever
Ben Affleck, The Company Men
(Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay Entertainment; Buy it)

Biggest WTF Moment
The Tree of Life, in its entirety

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox; Buy it)

Movie Drug We Wish Were Real
That pill that makes you smart in Limitless

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox; Buy it)

Most Useful Onscreen Fashion Accessory
Magical fedora, The Adjustment Bureau
(Photo Credit: Universal Studios; Buy it)

Most Envied Onscreen Fashion Accessory
Monkey’s Jean Jacket, The Hangover, Part II
(Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures; Buy it)

Best Self-Reflexive Moment
Sigourney Weaver says, “Get away from her, you bitch!” in Paul

(Photo Credit: Universal Pictures; Buy it)

Most Straightforward Movie Title
Cowboys and Aliens
(Photo Credit: Universal Pictures; Buy it)

We Thought This Goddamn Wizard Franchise Would Never End
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(Photo Credits: Warner Bros; Buy it)

Best Movie Technically Released in 2010 But Really Came Out In 2011
Hesher
(Photo Credit: Lionsgate; Buy it)

Positively Worst Thing Released in 2011
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
(Photo Credit: Paramount; Buy it)

Best Performance By A Sharktopus
Sharktopus

(Photo Credit: Anchor Bay; Buy it)

Most Over-The-Top Awesome Box Sets
Scarface Cigar Humidor
(Photo Credit: Universal Studios; Buy it)

Planet Earth Limited Edition
(Photo Credit: BBC Worldwide; Buy it)

Best Special Edition Blu-ray Box Sets
Superman Anthology
(Photo Credit: Warner Home Video; Buy it)

Ben-Hur
(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.; Buy it)

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy Gift Set

(Photo Credit: Universal Studios; Buy it)

Best TV Box Sets
Band of Brothers / The Pacific (Special Edition Gift Set) [Blu-ray] 

(Photo Credit: HBO Home Video; Buy it)

Vietnam in HD
(Photo Credit: A&E Entertainment; Buy it)

Best Blu-ray Reissues
Three Amigos!

(Photo Credit: HBO Studios; Buy it)

Pulp Fiction
(Photo Credit: Lionsgate/Miramax; Buy it)

Das Boot (Two-Disc Collector’s Set)

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Buy it)

The Outlaw Josey Wales
(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.; Buy it)

Beverly Hills Cop

(Photo Credit: Paramount; Buy it)

Grand Prix
(Photo Credit: Warner Home Video; Buy it)

Biggest Blu-ray Disappointment
Star Wars: The Complete Saga

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox; Buy it)