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As the year draws to an end, we can't help but reflect on all the memorable movies and stand out performances of 2011. But nothing made our hearts skip a collective beat like the actors who scorched up the big screen with their scintillating romances this year.
Whether it was teen newlyweds who brought new meaning to the idea of everlasting love, best friends who finally gave in to their undeniable feelings or superheroes who couldn't resist the magnetic pull of attraction, these couples had it bad for each other, and we for them. Take a look at the 20 sexiest cinematic couples of 2011.
Farewell, 2011. It's been real. We had some laughs. We cried. We met some new people and spent time with old ones and saw plenty of action -- all of it at the movies. (On the screen, silly, not in the back row!)
But 2011 isn't over quite yet, so we're taking one final look back at some of the actors, characters and films that we enjoyed most this year. Vote for your favorites -- starting with 2011's hottest babe -- and be sure to come back every day and let us know what you'll remember most about the year in movies, from apes to Muppets, vampires to wizards, superheroes to bridesmaids.
This poll will close on Dec. 26 at 11 p.m.
We've all heard of Bridezillas, but how about a Mother-in-lawosaurus-rex? That's "rex" as is "rex her son's wedding," which goes down in the new dramedy "Jumping the Broom."
In the film, Paula Patton is a woman down on her luck in love when she literally runs into her dream guy, played by "Avatar" hero Laz Alonso. With wedding bells approaching, Patton's well-to-do family invites Alonso's more, how shall we put this, earthy kin to Martha's Vineyard for the ceremony. Urban (Loretta Devine) meets uptown (Angela Bassett) as the two matrons give culture clash a new meaning.
The film gets its title from the old 19th century slave practice of jumping over a broom as a quasi-marriage ceremony. It has had something of a cultural revival since it was depicted in the 1970s miniseries "Roots," but in the film seems to symbolize the gap between the two families in terms of staying true to their heritage. Get More »