Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Best Films of 2011 - Take 1

Why do I say take 1? Well, because this list is far from finalized. Normally I would have published my 10 Best List by now, but in real life I've been adjusting to a new beat at the newspaper. In movie life, I've actually had a bit of a hard time narrowing the list down just to 20. As lackluster as 2011 was for movies, sifting through the very best is very tough. Usually is. By the time this list is done, I may go through as many takes as David Fincher usually does.

As things stand, here is my list of the 20 movies that have stayed with me the most in 2011. They are presented strictly in alphabetical order and without comment on each individual film. By the end of this month, I hope to finalize the list and say a little something about the best 10.

Until then, you can have fun guessing at my running order.  In fact, when I'm done guessing, maybe you can tell me! Feel free to castigate/compliment me on what I did/did not include. Better yet, watch the movies.

    Arthur Christmas
    Blue Valentine
    The Descendants
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
    Horrible Bosses
    Jane Eyre
    Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Midnight in Paris
    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
    My Week with Marilyn
    Super 8
    The Tree of Life
    Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
    Win Win   
    Young Adult

1 comment:

Scott Copeland said...


No Shark Night 3D? No 30 Minutes or Less?

I'm disappointed.