Ten Best Movies of 2011

by Donald Hanson • January 10, 2012 • Entertainment, Movie ReviewsComments (0)1660

Starting with number #10 and counting down to #1, here is my list of the best movies of 2011. Click on the name or the picture to read my review

10. 50/50

Here is a movie that was so much more than what the trailer promised. An amazingly complete movie on an emotional scale. 

9. The Adjustment Bureau

This movie combines witty romantic comedy, a Science-Fiction style Twilight Zone story and a mystery thriller. They work perfectly together. 

 

8. The Guard

One of the more off-beat movies of the year. Be ready for an original character with an unorthodox style. 

7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Not as good as last year’s best movie, ‘The Social Network’, but still a good engrossing mystery with style.

6. The Tree of Life

More of an experience than anything else. This is a bold film with very few peers, only 2001: A Space Odyssey comes to mind.

5. Bridesmaids

A real stand-out comedy. In the spirit of the Hangover but better. And the fact that Kristin Wiig is excellent as the lead should be of no surprise to anyone who has seen her previous work.

4. X-men : First Class

A truly great movie. Better than any of the other 4 X-men films. Works as a prequel to the other movies but also stands on its own as a new beginning for future sequels to follow.

3. Drive

 Like ‘The Tree of Life’, this movie is bold and different but in a different way. This film shifts tones and moods in a way that you have to just sit back and take in. It has a great soundtrack and many scenes are like a work of art in motion.

2. The Descendants

 A down to earth drama with a great story. The twists and turns of the mystery driven story lead to a roller coaster of emotions and the true nature of forgiveness.

1. Midnight in Paris

 This movie has a lighter tone but is just as profound as Woody Allen’s best films. On top of that, it has a truly magical feel and powerful insight into life and death.

 

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