'Pirates 4'? 'Breaking Dawn Part 1'? The final 'Harry Potter'? What 2011 movies can you not wait to see?

jack-sparrow-bella-harry-potterImage Credit: Andrew Eccles; James White; Jaap BuitendijkYeah yeah yeah, 2010 isn’t quite over, and there are still several films high on our want-to-see list — Tron: Legacy, How Do You Know?True Grit, Little Fockers, etc. But 2011 is nigh upon us, and we here at PopWatch central could not help but notice how jam-packed the impending year truly is with highly anticipated movies of all stripes. To wit: In the spring, we’ve got the Johnny Depp animated film Rango (March 4), sci-fi action flicks I Am Number Four (Feb. 18) and Battle: Los Angeles (March 11), and Zack Snyder’s geektastic fantasia Sucker Punch (March 25). The summer promises the flying fists of Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (May 26), the mysterious J.J. Abrams film Super 8 (June 10), the plastered doofuses of The Hangover 2 (May 26), more of Michael Bay’s stampeding robots in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July 1), and a cavalcade of comic-book movies: Thor (May 6), Captain America (July 22), X-Men: First Class (June 3), Green Lantern (June 17). And a full year from now, we’ll be talking about fall and holiday movies like Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (Dec. 23) and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse (Dec. 28), or Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Dec. 16) and Daniel Craig in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Dec. 21).

Shoosh. That is a lot of movies, PopWatchers, and that’s barely scratching the surface. For one thing, I haven’t even mentioned the return of Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20), the beginning of the end of The Twilight Saga with Breaking Dawn Part 1 (Nov. 18), and the end of the end of the Harry Potter saga with The Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (July 15). So many movies! But which, dear readers, can you simply not wait a single second more to see?

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  • alice


    • harry

      Oh yes!!!

    • musica1

      YES! Priest is THE movie I’m excited about.

      • Maddy

        Heck yes!

  • Laura

    Country Strong and On the Road

  • Lance

    I’m looking forward to Captain America, Thor, and Avengers. They are gonna be great additions to the Marvel lineup. Hopefully it will open the door for more characters to get movies. (Luke Cage…)

    • Chrissy

      Ditto! It’s going to be a great summer for super heroes!

    • Jack

      …and don’t forget the early in the year release of Green Lantern (not be confused with the end of 2010 Green Hornet!).

  • Remy

    Harry Potter – hands down.

    • Liza

      Word. This is sure to be the greatest Harry Potter movie, not just because the material in the last third of the book is so great but because after a decade the HP movie team has really learned how to make movies the fans will love.

      • A

        I agree.Harry Potter..I love it too much to be described in words..I just can`t..:)

    • Kat

      HP Part 2 – without a doubt!

    • Grace

      Agreed. Deathly Hallows 2 cannot get here fast enough.

    • Donna

      Is there really any other choice? HP FTW!

    • Chloe

      Hell yeah! It’s the very last HP! Can’t freaking wait.

    • Amy

      Accio July!!!

      • Danielle

        I second this! Accio July!

      • Kali


      • Flanders

        Well played, Amy….

        Well played.

      • M


    • murley

      add me to the list. without a doubt my most anticipated movie, i can not wait.

      • Josh Baker

        Harry Potter no question.

    • Kat76

      Without a doubt…Harry Potter!!!!! No other movie even comes close!

    • Liz Lemon

      Same here. Deathly Hallows part two…it’s going to be so bittersweet. :(

    • laylagalise

      I’m definitely excited to see the second half!

  • chelsey

    HARRY POTTER. duh.

    • Tori

      Definitely. It’ll be the movie event of the entire year.

    • Dee

      Yes! Harry Potter ftw…I also really want to see Winnie the Pooh (also out July 15th, 2011)

  • megan

    Mostly excited for Harry Potter!

  • mickey

    Give me Thor, Capt America and Green Lantern. I’ll see X-Men, but the franchise is tired and needs to wait about 20 years before making a comeback.

  • meg

    No contest…Harry Potter

    • Ashley G.

      I totally agree, I would give up seeing every movie that comes out next year just to see this movie asap

  • Matt

    you forgot Scream 4…

    • MCS

      They sure did! Im counting down the days for Scream 4 and Tintin. I would say Super 8, but after Cloverfield I dont trust them.

      • TL

        Wha…? Cloverfield was awesome!

      • pointless movies

        cloverfield, paranormal activity… three and a half hours of my life i will never get back. :(

    • Dave from East Texas

      Amen to that…show some love to us horror fans!!

    • reason

      Scream 4 is at the top of my list too!

    • Liver

      Yes! Scream is my favorite horror franchise, and the fourth installment is sure to deliver! I’ll be at the 1201 showing!

    • chris c

      I cannot wait for Scream 4!!!!

    • KCC

      yes scream 4!! they already have a preview for it on imdb.com, and i go to the Scream 4 page once a week to see if there is anymore previews!! i am super excited for it

    • Jay

      Scream 4!!!! Its gonna be awesome

  • L

    Harry Potter on my birthday! yay!

    • cheese

      its my birthday! …jerk. :)

      • Dan

        July 15th is my birthday too :D

      • mangotango

        Mine too!

    • Mel

      Heh, your birthday may be on the day the movie comes out, but my birthday is the same as Harry’s and Mrs. Rowling’s. July 31 baby. I win.

  • Briana

    In order:
    1. Harry Potter
    2. Green Lantern
    3. The Hangover 2
    4. Kung Fu Panda
    5. X-Men: First Class
    6. Captain America
    7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • harry

      I like your list!!!

  • Amber

    Harry Potter!

  • Elaine Bennes

    Harry potter, hands down. Dragon tattoo and x-men as distant second and third
    Don’t think that hangover 2 will work but I’ll see it anyway

  • Cat

    After Pt.1 of Deathly Hallows, obviously Pt.2! It’s going to be completely epic.

    • elr

      I agree and July 15th is way too far away.

    • Cat

      u stole my name. :/

  • phar8

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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