It is no doubt that 2011 was a great year for movies. Hollywood churned out hundreds of movies, some great, some not so great, and some absolutely mind blowing! If you were busy with work, or school, or anything that unfortunately kept you away from movies, making you miss out on some of the years greatest masterpieces, we have just the list for you! Catch up on all the movies you missed out on with these 5 best movies of 2011!



Want to laugh out loud every 20 seconds for 2 hours straight? We have just the flick for you—“Bridesmaids.” After Annie’s (Kristin Wiig) best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph) gets engaged her life gets invaded by everything bridal. As the maid of honor she has to complete a billion tasks while competing against Lillian’s other perfect, beautiful friend, Rose Bryne. Wiig doesn't quite fit in, but she tries her best to be a team player for her best friend. You’ll be rooting for quirky Wiig throughout to pull through and be the best maid of honor! 


"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part Two"

The day of the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part Two" was an important day in movie history. All Harry Potter fans lined up outside the cinemas, dressed up as witches and warlocks like the characters in the movie. If you've seen the other Harry Potter films, you must watch this or you are seriously missing out! Its the final showdown between Harry, his friends, and Lord Voldemort. You'll laugh, cry, and maybe even curse at all the heartwarming/heartbreaking events J.K. Rowling presents in the final chapter of the magnificent series.


"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

James Franco plays a scientist working towards a drug to increase intelligence. He tests his drug on his pet ape to see the outcome, which comes out greater than he could have anticipated. The same drug is put into use at an experimentation facility where he works, making all the apes highly intelligent. Just like the title of the movie says, the apes form a union and rise! They fight for their freedom and rise up against their oppressors who put them in cages. You don't quite know whose team you're on, the apes or the humans. After all, our DNA is only different by about 3 percent.


"The Ides of March"

Set during the final stages of a presidential primary, Ryan Gosling plays Stephen Meyers, a press secretary for a presidential candidate, George Clooney. Intelligent, experienced Gosling soon finds himself in the middle of his candidate's scandal, showing us what really takes place behind closed doors, revealing bribery, corruption, and under the table deals. Ladies, even if you're not really into politics, "The Ides of March" has heartthrob Ryan Gosling and the ever-so-dreamy George Clooney to keep you entertained. 



Imagine a drug that could make you so intelligent that your knowledge and thinking skills would make you surpass the intelligence of Albert Einstein and every other genius in the world combined? We only use a small percentage of our brain. Well, what if we used all of it? In "Limitless," Bradley Cooper comes across a drug that does just that. Before the drug, he was a good but not-so-great author. After the drug, he becomes a wall street tycoon, earning millions-but that's just the beginning. Watch "Limitless" and you'll be hoping for the rest of your life that you a find a drug like that; something that lets you plan a million different scenarios for every situation.