Monday, 19 December 2011

Top 25 films of 2011

With so many great films released in 2011, it was especially difficult deciding on those that would make up my top ten. So rather than leaving the rest out altogether, what follows is my much shuffled, entirely subjective list of the twenty five films which made my year at the movies so rewarding…

1. Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, USA)

2. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, USA)

3. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, Iran)

4. The Interrupters (Steve James, USA)

5. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr & Ágnes Hranitzky, Hungary/Germany/France/Switzerland/USA)

6. I Wish (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)

7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey/Bosnia-Herzegovina)

8. The Kid With a Bike (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy)

9. Mysteries of Lisbon (Raoul Ruiz, Portugal/France)

10. Kill List (Ben Wheatley, United Kingdom)

11. Drive (Nicholas Winding Refn, USA)

12. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany)

13. We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, United Kingdom/USA)

14. Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers, United Kingdom)

15. Pina (Wim Wenders, Germany)

16. Snowtown (Justin Kurzel, Australia)

17. Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh, Australia)

18. Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico)

19. Hors Satan (Bruno Dumont, France)

20. Weekend (Andrew Haigh, United Kingdom)

21. Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, USA)

22. Hugo (Martin Scorsese, USA)

23. Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman, USA)

24. Elite Squad : The Enemy Within (José Padilha, Brazil)

25. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, France/Belgium)

Special Mention : The Story of Film (Mark Cousins, United Kingdom)

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