The Best and Worst Films of 2011

Another year has past, with more great films to remember and abysmal films to forget. In general it was a pretty light year. Films were mostly about superheroes, blockbusters, Harry Potter and Twilight fever than films that capture movie magic or push the boundaries of cinema. Those special films that we all rave about, I'm sad to say weren't that many. Not that they weren't exceptions.

The best film by far of 2011 at least for me, is "Drive". Everything about it made me fall in love with it. The direction, acting, music, you name it did it all well. From the rest of the bunch, everything came along the the lines of good or close to great. The other real standouts are "We Need to Talk About Kevin", "The Artist" and "Bridesmaids". Nevertheless seeing only these films would be a major injustice to other great films of 2011. At least the most sensible thing, is not to ever bother seeing some of the worst films of 2011. As you will start to second guess your own sanity with the uncharacteristically bad film-making and production choices to have been made in 2011.

the best films of 2011

  1. Drive by Nicolas Winding Refn trailer review

  2. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lynne Ramsay trailer review

  3. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius trailer review

  4. Bridesmaids by Paul Feig trailer

  5. Warrior by Gavin O'Conner trailer

  6. Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen trailer

  7. Shame by Steve McQueen trailer review

  8. Hanna by Joe Wright trailer

  9. A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg trailer

  10. Martha Marcy May Marlene by Sean Durkin trailer

honorable mentions in alphabetical order:

the worst films of 2011

  1. Jack and Jill by Dennis Dugan trailer review

  2. Without Men by Gabriela Tagliavini trailer

  3. Mr. Poppers Penguins by Mark Waters trailer review

  4. Spy Kids: All the Time In the World in 4D by Robert Rodriguez trailer

  5. In Time by Andrew Niccol trailer review

  6. Just Go With It by Dennis Dugan trailer review

  7. Sucker Punch by Zack Snyder trailer review

  8. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 by Bill Condon trailer review

  9. New Years Eve by Garry Marshall trailer review

  10. The Rum Diary by Bruce Robinson trailer review

P.S. As always this a ever-evolving list. I haven't seen all the films of 2011 and there are many more I still wish to see. So even if some are not on the list, that dosen't mean they wont be later or that they don't deserve to be.

List of all the films I saw this year: HERE

last updated as of August 19, 2013

list by Paul Katsaros

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