That being said here is a look at the AMAZING year of movies that was 2011 (and one possibly late 2010...). To me this was the year of movie magic, which I'm a sucker for and the thing I look for most in movies. It doesn't have to be critically acclaimed, or on a big budget, it needs to grab my soul. And every single one of these movies did exactly that...
9. War Horse
8. J. Edgar
6. Super 8
No but seriously, the greatest actor of my generation, easy. This movie provided a movie going experience like none other. I was fully aware of what I was about to get into, but the majority of the theater was expecting a Fast and the Furious action pic...their opinion of the film was felt early on, until certain events transpired and they were just as locked in as I was. This is a brilliant film...brilliant. Heck of a soundtrack too!
3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
1. We Bought A Zoo