Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Best Films of 2011

Nearing the end of the year, I thought I'd list my top films. There's still a few I need to see, but I think this list is quite solid.


In reverse order:

15. X-Men: First Class

What do you do when you've run a blockbuster franchise into the ground? Start again...this is a stylish reinvention of our fave mutants and the best of the years Marvel and DC movies.

14. Everything Must Go

Will Ferrel's shown he's a great drama actor before (Stranger Than Fiction), I loved him in this quirky indie film.

13. Rare Exports

A very different 'horror' take on the Santa mythology. I thought this started to get really good just as it ended, still good enough to make my list.

12. Hanna

This was a big surprise for me, it's quite weird and cerebral with moments of quiet drama, it's not your usual action film. There's plot holes in there, but one of the most enjoyable action films of the year.

11. Source Code

An intelligent blockbuster action sci-fi from Duncan Jones (director of the brilliant debut feature 'Moon')

10. Arrietty

Ghibli does it again! Charming animation, with scenes of cinematic brilliance that are simply breathtaking.

9. Warrior

What's that? A powerful drama that's about MMA? YEAH! A little cliched in places, but brilliant acting from the main cast and some exhilerating action make for a great movie!

8. Super

It's much more than just a Kick-Ass clone, it's not really that much like it, in tone anyway. A very weird, dark and quirky alternative.

7. Hesher

An absolutely original, cool, emotional, funny and brilliant little gem! And a Superb cast!

6. Planet of the Apes

This surprised and impressed me, they actually pulled off a great prequel!

5. 13 Assassins

Takashi Miike's samurai film is truly awesome, the 45 minute action finale is stunning!

4. Super 8

Good old fashioned Summer popcorn flick!

3. Submarine

Great debut! A quirky British coming of age film, very funny.

2. Drive

Coolest film of the year, stylish, visceral and a cool soundtrack. I think this will become a timeless classic!

1. I Saw The Devil

A massively original and inventive thriller. This is destined to be (badly) re-made by Hollywood.


  1. After a quick ponder I came up with this, but I haven't seen most of the big films yet and there are some great films to come.
    1. Little White Lies
    2. Submarine
    3. Super 8
    4. Source Code
    5. Drive
    6. Hanna

  2. Hannah was really surprisingly good, dunno about my top 10 for year though. You should watch 13 assassins and I Saw te Devil, very good films! There's a lot I've not seen

  3. I need to watch source code too! Arrgh

  4. Are 2 and 3 are the same...great minds!