What Are Your Top Films of 2011?


2011 Best Of Lists

There are still 2011 movies that have not made their way to the Ambler or County yet. But, with Award season in full swing, it is hard not to think back over the year and start comparing notes.

What were your favorite films of 2011? Post your list in the comments section below. Feel free to add your top five worst films if you like. We would love to know those as well. In case you forgot the movies that came out this year, here is the complete list of films released in 2011.

We will keep this post open until the end of the month, and then will condense all of the lists into one master Top Ten.

34 thoughts on “What Are Your Top Films of 2011?

  1. 1. The Descendants
    2. Midnight in Paris
    3. Drive
    4. Melancholia
    5. Bellflower
    6. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
    7. Win Win
    8. Drive Angry
    9. Beginners
    10. Take Shelter

  2. Best:
    1. Drive
    2. Moneyball
    3. The Artist
    4. Source Code
    5. The Descendants
    6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    7. The Way Back
    8. Rango
    9. The Muppets
    10. Super 8

    1) Battle: LA
    2) Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    3) Contagion
    4) Cars 2
    5) The Hangover: Part 2

  3. Not in any particular order:

    The Descendants
    Tree of Life
    The Girl with Dragon The Tattoo
    Take Shelter
    Crazy Stupid Love
    The Artist
    The Ides of March

  4. Here are my Top Teb Films of 2011″*
    1. The Artist
    2. Moneyball
    3. Drive
    4. The Descendants
    5. Beginners
    6. Crazy, Stupid, Love
    7. The Muppets
    8. Midnight in Paris
    9. Bridesmaids
    10 Horrible Bosses

    And the award for the most self-absorbed, pretentiontious film of the year:

    First place tie between The Tree of Life and Melancholia.

    * Unfortunately, as of this writing, I have not seen the following films, any of which may replace some entries on my list above: Alber Nobbs; Hugo; Rampart; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; War Horse; Young Adult.

  5. Needless to say, I haven’t viewed every good or great English-language movie released in 2011. But of those I’ve seen, here are my “10 best.” They’re listed in alphabetical order, because of genre issues . . .
    1. The Conspirator
    2. Drive
    3. Everything Must Go
    4. The Guard
    5. Kill the Irishman
    6. The King’s Speech
    7. Melancholia
    8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    9. War Horse
    10. Win Win
    And in the foreign-language category, my hands-down winner would be:
    1. Le Havre

  6. King’s Speech
    Midnight in Paris, the Help, Ides of March, Descendents,
    The Artist, My Week with Marilyn, Iron Lady, The Guard, J. Edgar

  7. Top 10:

    Tree of Life
    Attack the Block
    The Descendants
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    Midnight in Paris
    (Special mention goes to Summer Wars, which is technically a 2009 movie, but only got around to playing in Philly in 2011. It would be my #4 movie of the year.)

    Bottom 10-ish:

    Transformers 3/Pirates 4 — It’s a tie! A terrible, nauseating tie!
    Our Idiot Brother
    Your Highness
    Green Lantern
    Cowboys and Aliens
    Sherlock Holmes 2
    Sucker Punch
    Arthouse garbage… (Mozart’s Sister/The Conspirator/Snow Flower and the Secret Fan/My Week with Marilyn/Margin Call/Anonymous)

  8. 1. The Muppets
    2. The Artist
    3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    4. Midnight in Paris
    5. Hugo
    6. Beginners
    7. The Adventures of Tintin
    8. The Trip
    9. The Ides of March
    10. Moneyball

  9. Tree of Life
    The Kings Speech
    The Guard
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Margin Call
    Young Adult
    The Help

  10. Limitless and 50/50 and Hugo were also very good. Drive was overrated.
    War Horse was totally manipulative Schmaltz (sentimental).

  11. 1. Moneyball
    2. Descendants
    3. Hugo
    4. Midnight in Paris
    5. Take Shelter
    6. Point Blank
    7. The Guard
    8. Jane Eyre
    9. Super 8
    10. Buck
    Two of the most over-rated The Artist and Melancholia

  12. My Top 10 Movies of 2011 are as follows:

    10.) “Everything Must Go”
    9.) “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
    8.) “Win, Win”
    7.) “The Help”
    6.) “J. Edgar”
    5.) “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
    4.) “My Week With Marilyn”
    3.) “The Ides of March”
    2.) “The Tree of Life”
    and the Best Movie of 2011 was
    1.) “Moneyball”

    Moneyball was easily my favorite film of 2011. I have not seen
    “The Artist” or “The Descendants” but I can not imagine that either
    film was funnier, more heart-warming, or exciting than “Moneyball”!

    Early Oscar Predictions

    Best Actor- Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
    Best Actress- Michelle Williams, “My Week WIth Marilyn”
    Best Supporting Actor- Kenneth Branaugh, “My Week With Marilyn”
    Best Director- Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
    *Makeup call for losing out on “Sideways”
    Best Movie- “The Artist”
    *First silent movie to win Best Film since “Wings” in 1927!!!


  13. Not in any specific order:
    1 Hugo
    2 The Artist
    3 The Descendants
    4 Moneyball
    5 Tree of Life
    6 Melancholia
    7 Jane Eyre
    8 Midnight in Paris
    9 Mysteries of Lisbon
    10 The Beginners

  14. 1. Midnight in Paris
    2. The Decendants
    3. My Week with Marilyn
    4. Beginners
    5. The Company Men
    6. Moneyball
    7. My Idiot Brother
    8. Young Adult
    9. Ides of March
    10. Bridesmaids

  15. My Favorite 10:

    1. Drive
    2. Cedar Rapids
    3. Sucker Punch
    4. X-Men First Class
    5. J. Edgar
    6. Moneyball
    7. My Week With Marilyn
    8. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    9. The Artist
    10. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

    The Worst:

    1. Tree of Life

  16. Here is my favorite 10:

    1. Midnight In Paris
    2. The Artist
    3. The Muppets
    4. Win Win
    5. Moneyball
    6. Women On The 6th Floor
    7. The Debt
    8. The Guard
    9. The Conspirator
    10. Everything Must Go

    Other Notables: Tabloid and Potiche

  17. BEST:
    10. The Catechism Cataclysm
    9. The Trip
    8. TrollHunter
    7. The Tree of Life
    6. Margaret
    5. Tyrannosaur
    4. Le Havre
    3. Shame
    2. We Need to Talk About Kevin
    1. The Descendants

    5. Nicolas Cage (Season of the Witch, Drive Angry, Trespass)
    4. David Gordon Green (Your Highness, The Sitter)
    3. Comedy (all of them)
    2. Creature
    1. Cost of a Soul

    And you can read my comments on all of them at Cinedelphia.com.

  18. Midnight in Paris
    King’s Speech
    The Help
    My Week With Marilyn
    The Descendants
    The Ides of March
    The Artist
    Lincoln Lawyer
    Crazy, Stupid Love
    Water For Elephants

  19. The King’s Speech
    Midnight in Paris
    The Debt
    The Ides of March
    The Descendants
    The Artist

  20. No votes for Martha Marcy May Marlene?!? How can that be?
    MMMM was my #1 of 2011.
    Honorable mention goes to Moneyball and The Artist.

  21. 1. Midnight in Paris
    2. The Artist
    3. The Guard
    4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    5. The Descendants
    6. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    7. Le Havre
    8. The Trip
    9. Biutiful
    10. The Illusionist

  22. Top 10 Movies of 2011
    1. Drive
    2. The Guard
    3. The Tree of Life
    4. Rango
    5. Take Shelter
    6. Melancholia
    7. Hugo
    8. Young Adult
    9. Hobo with a Shotgun
    10. Super 8

  23. Too many good movies came out this year, so I’m doing a top 20.
    1. Certified Copy
    2. Hugo
    3. The Guard
    4. Pina
    5. House of Pleasures
    6. Another Earth
    7. The Hedgehog
    8. Point Blank
    9. Resurrect Dead
    10. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
    11. Womb
    12. Curling
    13. Jane Eyre
    14. The Tree of Life
    15. Tyrannosaur
    16. Tabloid
    17. Potiche
    18. The Interrupters
    19. Lapland Odyssey
    20. Bellflower

    1. Tiny Furniture
    2. Brighton Rock
    3. All Good Things
    4. The Way Back
    5. Geothe!

  24. Here is my post for top films 2011
    Top Five (in order)
    Midnight in Paris
    The Descendants
    The Artist
    Ides of March

    Remaining (in no order)
    Of Gods and Men
    The Guard
    Margin Call
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    Le Havre
    My Week with Marilyn
    Crazy Stupid Love

    Runner’s Up
    Win Win
    Sarah’s Key
    The Double Hour (not sure if this is last year or this)

    Bill Cunningham — New York
    L’Amour Fou

  25. Top 15

    1. The Tree of Life
    2. Certified Copy
    3. Weekend
    4. Drive
    5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
    6. Trollhunter
    7. Into Eternity
    8. Nostalgia for the Light
    9. Jane Eyre
    10. Midnight in Paris
    11. Senna
    12. Tuesday, After Christmas
    13. Bill Cunningham New York
    14. Cedar Rapids
    15. Poetry

  26. My top movies for. 2011
    1. King’s Speech
    2. Conspirator
    3. The Debt
    4. My Week with Marilyn
    5. Midnight in Paris
    6. The Lincoln Lawyer
    7. Sherlock Holmes game of shadows

  27. My top ten films of 2011 (alphabetical):

    1. The Artist
    2. The Descendants
    3. Hugo
    4. J. Edgar
    5. Margin Call
    6. Midnight in Paris
    7. Sarah’s Key
    8. Take Shelter
    9. The Tree of Life
    10. Win Win

  28. 1. Lebanon PA
    2. The Skin I Live In
    3. The Descendants
    4. Melancholia
    5. The Help
    6. Win Win
    7. Martha Marcy May Marlene
    8. Two Gates of Sleep
    9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    10. The Fighter

    honorable mentions:
    Friends With Benefits
    The Trip
    The Tree of Life

    “The Artist” was good but over-rated; more evidence that Hollywood’s favorite subject is itself.

  29. My Top Ten Best Films of 2011:
    1. Win Win
    2. The King’s Speech
    3. Midnight in Paris
    4.. My Week with Marilyn
    5. The Artist
    6. Jane Eyre
    7. The Help
    8. The Way
    9. The Ides of March
    10. 50/50

    In my opinion, The Descendants did not live up to the hype it’s received.

  30. Please add Of Gods and Men to my list of Top Films. If you can, replace

    50/50 with Of Gods and Men. Thank you.

  31. 1. The Artist
    2. 50/50
    3. The Ides of March
    4. Incendies
    5. The Names of Love
    6. Martha Marcy May Marlene
    7. Crazy Stupid Love
    8. Super 8
    9. I Saw the Devil
    10. The Trip

    Just Missed:
    13 Assassins, The Way, Margin Call, Sarah’s Key, The Guard

    Favorites from various festivals:
    Undefeated – Lapland Odyssey – Headhunters – Endhiran – The Matchmaker – Black Death – The Arbor – Goon – Silent Souls

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