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Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 Films of 2011 (What Are Yours?)

01.17.12 @ 4:36PM Tags : , , ,

It’s film awards season (here’s an ongoing scorecard), which also makes it a good time to reflect on your personal favorites from the past year. I wish Netflix would let me sort the films I’ve rated by the date I rated them, which would allow me to provide an easy answer to “seen anything good lately?” Even this very handy script does not allow that. But I have some issues with Netflix, and this post is not about them but about Quentin Tarantino, who recently shared his own personal top 10 movies from 2011:


  • 1. Midnight In Paris
  • 2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • 3. Moneyball
  • 4. The Skin I Live In
  • 5. X-Men: First Class
  • 6. Young Adult
  • 7. Attack The Block
  • 8. Red State
  • 9. Warrior
  • 10. The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
  • 11. The Three Musketeers

Okay, so it was a top twelve, really. I haven’t yet seen all of these, but I would definitely have Contagion, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Beginners in my own personal top 10. What about you?

Link: The Quentin Tarantino Archives

[via FilmmakerIQ]

[Tarantino photo by Siebbi]

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  • chettar1214 on 01.18.12 @ 11:51AM

    It would be nice to see Hobo with a Shotgun on some lists. It really stood out to me anyways.

  • ouch, this post made my head hurt.
    it was called a top 10, but then it was actually a top 11, and then the blogger said it was in fact a top 12..

    • “The blogger” said it was a top 12 because there are 12 films on the list. Why does your head hurt?

  • Martha Marcy May Marlene FOR SURE!! Movie is pure brilliance!

  • Midnight in Paris and The sking I live in are my favourite from that list.

  • Another Earth
    Drive
    Rubber
    Blue Valentine
    Melancholia
    Animal Kingdom
    Crazy.stupid.love
    Tyrannosaur
    Midnight in paris
    My Idiot Brother

  • lmao same
    Drive was definitely a DOP’s movie, lighting was creative, shots were great and CCing was beautifully done and fit the moods

  • These are ones I watched in 2011.

    Blue Valentine
    Of Gods and Men
    A Dangerous Method
    The Yellow Sea
    Hugo
    Elite Squad 2
    Harakiri
    Beautiful Lies
    X men/Planet of the Apes
    The Artist

    Just saw “A separation” last night. It’s amazing, but it’ll have to go on next year’s list.

  • Drive: Worst movie of 2011

  • Tree of Life and Blue Valentine for sureeeeee

  • choucroutman on 01.19.12 @ 3:51PM

    OMG…
    In France we HATE “midnight in paris”….

    But we do love “a separation”

  • Ask yourself…how many people in the general public have even seen 10 movies…let alone 12…this year…???

    • er, people who like movies?
      now, if the question were “how many people have paid to see movies this year?”…. :-}

  • Melancholia
    Film Socialisme (made me think)
    NEDS
    How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire
    Wasteland
    the Artist
    All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (Adam Curtis)
    Surviving Life (Jan Svankmajer)

  • I am so glad that drive is not on his list. Such a bore,slow,dull,visually pretentious movie that was.

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    10. Tree Of Life

    Honorable mention to Kill List, Senna & Source Code

  • There’s only eight on my list that I can think of, but it’s the first four that really stood out as future classics:

    1. Tree of Life (Terence Malick)
    2. Melancholia (Lars Von Trier)
    3. Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
    4. The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar)

    5. Midnight In Paris (Woody Allen)
    6. L’Artiste (Michel Hazanavicius)
    7. Bill Cunnigham New York (Richard Press)
    8. El Bulli: Cooking In Progress (Gereon Wetzel)

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