The Top Ten Movies of 2011

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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The Top Ten Movies of 2011

This year I’m going with ten honorable mentions followed by my actual top ten.
With a one sentence review of each one. Just because.

Honorable Mentions

  • Super – a much more gritty and interesting take on realistic superheroes than
    kickass could ever be
  • Extremely loud and Incredibly Close – I know everyone hated this but I liked it
    quite a bit, Sandra Bullock sucks
  • Rango – insane attention to detail, some crazy character designs with less than 1
    second of screen time
  • The Adventures of Tintin – mo-cap is never going to look like the real thing but
    I thought this was really fun
  • We Bought a Zoo – I’ll be the first to admit it! I almost shed a tear or two!
  • Anonymous – very interesting revisionist history take on Shakespeare
  • Attack the Block – This is a good movie bruv, believe it.
  • Contagion – I saw this SLICK, EMOTIONLESS tale of biological horror during a
    thunderstorm at the drive-in
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene – I think we can all agree that cults are bad, and John
    Hawkins is a creepy looking man
  • Immortals – super cool action sequences between gods and men elevate this weak
    plot

Top Ten

  • 10. Take Shelter – intense buildup throughout the entire movie helps reveal
    Michael Shannons sanity in the final scene
  • 9. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – probably the best collection of action
    sequences I’ve ever seen, loses points for lack of Ving screen time
  • 8. Win Win – fantastic characters and acting by Paul G. and Amy Ryan, awesome
    work by the child actor
  • 7. Rise of the Planet of the Apes – of the of the of the of the
  • 6. Source Code – I swear this movie makes sense, I figured it out once I just
    forget now
  • 5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – David Fincher has had a film in my top ten
    in 4 out of the last 5 years! He directs movies I like
  • 4. 50/50 – this movie really hit home having gone through a similar experience, although any doctor who treated patients like that would be hit with a lawsuit faster than you can say “cracked my ten”
  • 3. The Adjustment Bureau – i love everything about this movie, a great
    supernatural thriller until the final scene where it lets you apply your own
    personal philosophy to the ending, religious or otherwise
  • 2. Hanna – a fantasic take on fairy tales and revenge thrillers starring Saoirse
    Ronan, one of my favorite up and comers
  • 1. Hugo – the closest thing to a perfect film in a weak movie year for me, you
    can tell Scorsese poured his heart and soul into this

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