Yesterday I posted my list of my Fave Albums of 2011 and today I present my list of my Fave Movies of 2011. In all honesty, 2011 was not a great year for film overall. Yes, there were some fun movies out this year … yes, there were a few important films but … for the most part, I was pretty Meh about the entire catalog of films that were released in 2011. But, despite the onslaught of terrible stuff released this year (ugh, Green Lantern) there really were a few really great films. Click below to see the list I complied of my fave films of the year.
Normally, I write out little paragraphs about why I like each film but because my full movie reviews for each of these films is so readily available, I’ll just rank the films in order and link each film to the original film review I wrote for the blog.
09: Captain America: The First Avenger
08: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
06: The Ides of March
05: Win Win
04: X-Men: First Class
03: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
01: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Just a few things about some of these choices … I stand by my assertion that the new Footloose is a fun, updated remake of one of the best 80s films of all time. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a very clever prequel … one that has opened the door for an entire new franchise of hopefully just-as-clever films. Win Win is the best movie that no one saw this year. X-Men: First Class was, by far, the best superhero film of the year. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 just made me weep like a baby … it was a great film to end a great franchise. I remain totally obsessed with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo … it was really the only movie I really thought about all year long and is the only film that I want to continue to watch over and over and over again.
That’s my list … did I forget anything? Which films made YOUR Best of list for 2011 … what did I forget?