Here's our MEGA movie preview of 2011's 55 hottest trailers

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Dec 14, 2012

It looks like 2011 is going to be a busy year for sci-fi, fantasy and horror movies—and we've found 55 trailers to prove it. While trailers haven't been released yet for some of the big movies that premiere later this year, we've managed to dig up every trailer available.

While most of the films are running wide (which means they'll be most everywhere), we also found some worthy-looking (and some questionable) entries that are opening in limited areas, too. Keep in mind some dates may change, especially for the smaller releases.

The Adjustment Bureau - Premieres March 4

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this sci-fi thriller about a congressman who falls for a ballerina but discovers mysterious forces are trying to keep them apart. Loosely based on a Philip K. Dick story.

Apollo 18 - Premieres March 4 in limited release

This what-if film delves into the urban legend that NASA's canceled 1970s mission to the moon actually did happen, and that proof of extraterrestrial life exists on film. Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and shot documentary-style.

Arthur Christmas - Premieres November 23

This charming-looking 3-D animated feature asks the question every child wants to know: How does Santa deliver all those presents in one night? Here's a look at Santa's ultra-high-tech operation (which is hidden beneath the North Pole) and an unlikely hero named Arthur. Stars James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy.

Battle: Los Angeles - Premieres March 11

This alien invasion story features a full-out battle to save Los Angeles after most of the other major cities in the world have fallen to the invaders. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon to save the Earth. Also stars Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan.

Beastly - Premieres March 18

This modern-day reimagining of Beauty and the Beast features Kyle Kingston (Alex Pettyfer), a young man who has it all, until he's cursed to be as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside. The only way Kyle can break the curse is by finding someone to love him in his new horrific form within one year, or stay that way forever. The movie also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris and Mary-Kate Olsen. From writer/director Daniel Barnz.

Bereavement - Premieres February 18 in limited release

Horror thriller starring Terminator's Michael Biehn about what happens when a 6-year-old boy is kidnapped and imprisoned by a psychotic recluse for years. Written and directed by Stevan Mena.

Black Death - Premieres March 11

As the plague ravages Europe, emissaries from the church are on a mission to stamp out suspected paganism in one village that appears untouched by the Black Death. Stars Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne.

Cars 2 - Premieres June 24

In this 3-D sequel to the hit Pixar film, race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and his buddy, tow truck Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), head overseas to compete in the first World Grand Prix, which will prove who's the fastest car of all. Features the voices of Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs and Joe Mantegna. Directed by John Lasseter and Brad Lewis.

Cowboys and Aliens - Premieres July 29

The big guns have come together to bring about this classic western-by-way-of-alien-invasion-movie starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. In the story, a lone cowboy (Craig) wakes up with amnesia and a strange device on his wrist, only to discover that he must lead the local town against a terror from beyond our world. Directed by Jon Favreau, written by Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Damon Lindelof, and produced by Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard. Also stars Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Keith Carradine and Clancy Brown.

Drive Angry 3D - Premieres February 25

Nicolas Cage stars as Milton, a hardened criminal who breaks out of hell in an effort to save his infant granddaughter from being sacrificed by a vicious cult. Of course, there's also a hot chick and the possibility of unleashing hell on earth.

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance - Premieres January 21 in limited release

The second installment of the Japanese animated tetralogy film series, Rebuild of Evangelion.

Gnomeo & Juliet - Premieres February 11

This 3-D animated film explores the world of garden gnomes by way of a comical reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Featuring songs by Elton John, with the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as the garden gnome lovers.

The Green Hornet - Premieres January 14

Seth Rogen takes on the title role as Britt Reid, the directionless son of L.A.'s most respected media tycoon, who decides to clean up the streets as the Green Hornet when he joins forces with Kato (Jay Chou). Rogen co-wrote the script. The film also stars Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz and Edward James Olmos.

Green Lantern - Premieres June 17

Ryan Reynolds stars as a cocky test pilot named Hal Jordan, who becomes the newest recruit of a mysterious group of universal protectors called the Green Lantern Corps. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that gives him super powers. As the only human to wear the ring, the other Green Lanterns have little respect for their newest member, until a new enemy called Parallax rises with plans to destroy the balance of power in the universe. This 3-D superhero origin adventure also stars Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins.

Hanna - Premieres April 8

While this may or may not have a sci-fi element, it looks very cool. Star Trek's Eric Bana stars as an ex-CIA operative who retreats to the wilds of Finland to bring up and train his daughter Hanna (The Lovely Bones' Saoirse Ronan) as the perfect assassin. When her father sends her into the world on an assignment, Hanna travels across Europe after her target, eluding agents, led by a ruthless operative (Cate Blanchett), who've been sent to kill her. However, the young girl discovers startling revelations about her own existence that cause her to question everything she knows. Directed by Joe Wright.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II - Premieres July 15

In the final installment in the epic fantasy series, it's all-out war for the Wizarding world when Harry Potter faces Lord Voldemort in the climactic showdown. Everybody's back, and they're in 3-D.

Hop - Premieres April 1

From the creators of Despicable Me, Fred (James Marsden) is an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and decides to take him in to recover.

I Am Number Four - Premieres February 18

Alex Pettyfer stars as John, an extraordinary teen whose number is up, in this sci-fi thriller. He's on the run after three others like him are murdered by their ruthless enemies. In the meantime, he's dealing with powerful new abilities and his first love (Dianna Agron). Written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, and Buffy's Marti Noxon.

Insidious - Premieres April 1

A family discovers that their comatose young son has become a magnet for malevolent entities. Stars Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson. Directed by James Wan.

Kaboom - Premieres January 28 in limited release

The following trailer has adult content and language. Definitely NSFW:

An 18-year-old college freshman named Smith (Thomas Dekker) has a sexual awakening and makes a discovery of a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town. Features heavy adult content. Written and directed by Greg Araki.

Kung Fu Panda 2 - Premieres May 27

Jack Black returns to voice Po, who is now living his dream as the Dragon Warrior and protecting the Valley of Peace with his friends and fellow kung-fu masters in this 3-D animated adventure. However, a new villain has plans to use an unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Features the voices of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Gary Oldman, Victor Garber and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger return.

Limitless - Premieres March 18

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in this story about an out-of-work writer named Eddie Morra (Cooper) who takes an experimental drug which allows him to use 100 percent of his mind. Unfortunately, being the smartest man in the room may not be able to save him from the hit men who'll do anything to get their hands on his dwindling drug stash.

The Lion of Judah - Premieres March 25

This animated 3-D movie explores what happens when several animals get together to save Judah from being a possible sacrifice at an annual festival by townsfolk. Featuring the voices of Ernest Borgnine, Michael Madsen and Georgina Cordova.

Mars Needs Moms - Premieres March 11

From the team that created The Polar Express, Disney's latest animated digital 3-D tale features a 9-year-old boy named Milo (Seth Green) who tries to rescue his mom (Joan Cusack) after she's kidnapped by Martians, who have plotted to steal Earth's moms to raise their own youngsters.

Naked Angel - Premieres January 24

James Duval stars as a man who's about to give up on life when he falls for an angel who longs to be human (Cameron Watkins).

Ong Bak 3 - Premieres January 14 in limited release

Martial arts legend Tony Jaa wrote, directed, produced and starred in the third and final installment of the action series. The films picks up on the cliffhanger from Ong Bak 2 as Jaa's character must face a supernatural warrior named Demon Crow (Dan Chupong).

Paul - Premieres March 18

Stars and screenwriters Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) are back as two sci-fi geeks who end up on a road trip with a smartass alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) in this very funny-looking flick.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Premieres May 20

Captain Jack, aka Johnny Depp, and the gang are back for a new 3-D Pirates adventure. This time he's hunting for the Fountain of Youth with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), his longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz) and the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane). While Rob Marshall takes over the directing duties from Gore Verbinski, writers Ted Elliott and Terry Russio are back. Apparently Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley have also jumped ship for this round.

Priest - Premieres May 13

Paul Bettany takes on another dark role as a warrior priest who goes against church law to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped his niece with plans to turn her into one of them. He's joined on his mission by a young sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and a beautiful priestess (Maggie Q). This 3-D horror thriller also stars Stephen Moyer, Brad Dourif and Christopher Plummer. Directed and co-written by Scott Stewart.

Rango - Premieres March 4

Johnny Depp voices the title animated chameleon with an identity crisis. The story also features the voices of Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton and Alfred Molina. From Pirates of the Caribbean's Gore Verbinski.

Real Steel - Premieres October 7

Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lilly star in this gritty, near-future action ride about a washed-up fighter named Charlie Kenton (Jackman) who lost his chance at fame when robots took over the ring. Charlie reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) in an effort to build and train a championship contender.

Red Riding Hood - Premieres March 11

Amanda Seyfried stars as Valerie, a young woman who is betrothed to the wealthy Henry (Max Irons) while being in love with the brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez). Unfortunately there's also a werewolf on the prowl, and it appears to be someone with a connection to the fetching Valerie. From Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke.

Rio - Premieres April 15

From the creators of the Ice Age films, this 3-D animated feature is about a rare macaw named Blu who believes he's the last of his kind. When Blu's owner discovers there's a lady macaw in Rio de Janeiro, Blu is sent off to see if the two can make a connection. However, when the pair are kidnapped, they end up on the adventure of a lifetime. Voiced by, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan and Jamie Foxx.

The Rite - Premieres January 28

Anthony Hopkins and Colin O'Donoghue star in this film that's "inspired by true events," about an unorthodox priest (Hopkins) and a skeptical seminary student (O'Donoghue) who uncover devilish forces at work.

Rubber - Premieres April 1 in limited release

Silliness about an inanimate tire abandoned in the desert that suddenly comes to life and goes on a killing spree. Stars Thomas F. Duffy, David Bowe, Devin Brochu and Ethan Cohn.

Scream 4 - Premieres April 15

The Scream team is back (director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson), along with past Scream survivors Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette as Ghostface takes another run at them. This time Sidney Prescott (Campbell) is the author of a self-help book, which leads her back to Woodsboro, the last stop on her book tour. And you just got to know that's going to inspire lots of dead bodies. Also stars Hayden Panettiere, Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell.

Season of the Witch - Premieres January 7

Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman star in this supernatural thriller about a heroic crusader and his closest friend who are charged with transporting a girl accused of being a witch to a remote monastery where monks plan to perform an ancient ritual in hopes of ridding their land of the plague.

Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage - Premieres July 18 in limited release

Patrick Stewart and Shahin Sean Solimon star in this fantasy adventure that takes Sinbad (Solimon) on a quest through a desert of magic to save the sultan's firstborn, who has been kidnapped by an evil sorcerer.

Sherlock Holmes 2 - Premieres December 16

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are back as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in a new adventure pitting them against archnemesis and criminal mastermind Moriarty (Jared Harris). Guy Ritchie returns to direct.

The Smurfs - Premieres August 3

The Smurfs take their first 3-D trip to the big screen, when the evil wizard Gargamel drives the Smurfs out of their village and into our world right in Central Park. Negotiating the challenges of New York, the tiny Smurfs must find their way home before Gargamel can track them down. Stars Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Tim Gunn, and features the voices of Anton Yelchin, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez, Paul Reubens and Jonathan Winters.

Source Code - Premieres April 1

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a soldier named Capt. Colter Stevens who wakes up in the middle of an experiment called the Source Code that leaves him sent back in time in the body of another man during the last eight minutes of the man's life. His mission is to learn who is the bomber of a Chicago commuter train that was responsible for the deaths of all the passengers, because the clock is ticking and another bomb's about to be set off that could kill millions. However, Colter must be sent back time and again, dying over and over, as he pieces together clues eight minutes at a time. Also stars Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright.

Sucker Punch - Premieres March 25

Watchmen's Zack Snyder brings us this epic action fantasy about a girl named Babydoll (Emily Browning) who enters into a dream world to escape from her dark reality. Babydoll and others are locked away to face a terrible fate until they band together to fight for freedom.

Suing The Devil - Premieres March 11

Malcolm McDowell takes on the role of Satan in a story about a washed-up janitor turned night law student named Luke (Bart Bronson) who decides to sue the devil for $8 trillion. Just as there's about to be a default judgment in Luke's favor, Satan arrives with a team of the best lawyers in the country to take him on. Also stars Corbin Bernsen and Tom Sizemore.

Super - Premieres April 1 in limited release

We couldn't find a trailer, but here's a sneak peek with LOTS of R-rated language:

Rainn Wilson stars as a man who decides to become a superhero after his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a psychopathic drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). He becomes the Crimson Bolt, complete with a hand-made suit, a wrench and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page). From writer/director James Gunn.

Super 8 - Premieres June 10

This highly anticipated, super secret film from producer Steven Spielberg and writer/director J.J. Abrams has something to do with a monster. Stars Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard and Noah Emmerich.

Thor - Premieres May 6

Chris Hemsworth takes on the role of the powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war in this 3-D superhero origin story. Thor's dad, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), casts his son down to live amongst the humans, where he meets a beautiful scientist named Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). But it's no boring Earth existence for Thor when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Premieres July 1

Director Michael Bay and actor Shia LaBeouf team up again for the third 3-D installment, which features Sam (LaBeouf) heading into adulthood just as there's a space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. While Sam continues his alliance with the Transformers and Optimus Prime, there's a new villain called Shockwave who's about to rise. Also stars Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Kevin Dunn.

The Tree of Life - Premieres May 27 in limited release

From writer/director Terrence Malick, this story follows a boy from the innocence of childhood through his disillusioned adult years (Sean Penn) as he attempts to reconcile with relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Along the way he looks for answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Trick of the Witch - Premieres February 25

A group of fashion models have to deal with witchcraft when they find themselves trapped in a secluded mansion. Stars Owen Alabado, Share Cherrie and Shay Alexis.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives - Premieres March 2 in limited release

Fantasy tale involving what happens when Uncle Boonmee begins suffering kidney failure and decides to surround himself by those he loves. Suddenly he finds himself being tended to by the ghost of his deceased wife, and his long-lost son appears in non-human form. While contemplating the reasons for his illness, he makes his way to a mysterious hilltop cave, which is the birthplace of his first life. Thanapat Salsaymar stars as Uncle Boonmee. Directed and written by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Unknown - Premieres February 18

Liam Neeson stars in this thriller (which may or may not be sci-fi) about a man who wakes up from a coma after a car accident during a business trip in Berlin to discover someone else has taken over his identity and left him on the run from mysterious assassins. Also stars Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn and Frank Langella.

Vanishing on 7th Street - Premieres February 18 in limited release

Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton star in this horror thriller about what happens when an unexplained blackout plunges Detroit into total darkness. When the sun rises there are only a few people left, with most of the population seemingly having disappeared right out of their clothing. The survivors begin to discover that the shadows hold danger as the daylight begins to disappear. As darkness closes in, they soon discover exactly what they're up against.

Winnie the Pooh - Premieres July 15

In the first big-screen Winnie the Pooh from Disney in 35 years, this all new adventure gathers up Winnie and the gang, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore for a quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. The story is inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne's books and uses the classic, hand-drawn style. Features the voices of Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny and Travis Oates.

Your Highness - Premieres April 8

Two brothers who are princes are sent on a quest to rescue the older brother's bride-to-be (Zooey Deschanel), which for some reason will keep the kingdom from being destroyed in this epic comedy fantasy adventure. Unfortunately for the brother who is the brave heir apparent (James Franco) to the throne, his younger brother (Danny McBride) is pretty useless when it comes to slaying dragons and conquering evil. The brothers are joined on their quest by a woman warrior named Isabel (Natalie Portman) who's on a mission of her own. McBride also co-wrote the script.

The Zookeeper - Premieres July 8

This live-action film stars Kevin James as Griffin Keyes, the kindhearted caretaker of the Franklin Park Zoo, who is beloved by the animals. However, when Griffin decides to get a more glamorous job with hopes of getting a woman in his life, the animals panic and break their time-honored code of silence and try to teach him the rules of courtship, animal style. The film also stars Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb and features the voices of Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler and Sylvester Stallone.

So which movies do you want to see?

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