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Best Films of 2011

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People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
100. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

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My cutoff was about 40 minutes in.
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People who added this item 9  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
99. Stuck Between Stations (2011)
I was stuck between liking the cinematography and not liking the writing or acting.
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People who added this item 301  Average listal rating (179 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.4 
98. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)
A movie that prides itself in being a total wreck.
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People who added this item 276  Average listal rating (184 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.7 
97. The Sitter (2011)
Nothing special or original in this film. Jonah Hill is still funny.
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People who added this item 40  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 5.6 
96. She Monkeys (2011)
I liked the strange relationship between the two leads but I felt like this meandering film did only that, meandered, not enough really happens.
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People who added this item 11  Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.6 
95. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011)
It is a bit of a misadventure. I had enough yelling after about 30 minutes. Interesting idea and outcome though.
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People who added this item 98  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
94. House of Tolerance (2011)
Parisian brothel about friendship and hardship. I liked the style and the handling of the subject, I just didn't find the subject very interesting even with naked women covering screen for half the movie... I suppose I should have known that before I watched.
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People who added this item 114  Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
93. Dolphin Tale (2011)
A decent family movie that wants to be "Free Willy"
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
92. Blank City (2010)
A pretty cool look into the ultra-low budget film scene in a pretty cool time in NYC
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
91. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Libera... (2011)
Yeah they're a little crazy, but the system has made them that way.
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People who added this item 1203  Average listal rating (728 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
90. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
I can't believe I'm giving a Transformers movie enough credit for 3 stars...
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People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
89. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)
It's always interesting to see the behind-the-scenes of famous designers. Franco does a fine job of taking us through their lives.
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People who added this item 402  Average listal rating (205 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.3 
88. Sleeping Beauty (2011)
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People who added this item 315  Average listal rating (183 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
87. Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
As usual Dan Fogle drew plenty of laughs, but the acting was awkward among the two leads.
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People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
86. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
Red Shoes, among other milestones, gained accolades for this pioneer in color cinematography. The documentary isn't nearly as good as his work.
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People who added this item 478  Average listal rating (290 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
85. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
The concept still delivers suspense and surprises and I like the idea of a prequel. Worked well enough for me.
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People who added this item 79  Average listal rating (58 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
84. A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)
A Good Old Fashioned B Comedy that draws some laughs
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People who added this item 73  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.5 
83. The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
An intriguing story with with respectable performances but nothing new here for a period piece.

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People who added this item 116  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
82. Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of L... (2011)
Another well-made documentary from Herzog and another terrible story of murder revealed in documentary form.
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People who added this item 80  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
81. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011)
Anything O'Brien does is funny; but the documentary wasn't anything special.
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People who added this item 353  Average listal rating (232 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.2 
80. Red State (2011)
Smith goes a completely different direction than what he's known for and the results are much better than "Cop Out."
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People who added this item 42  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
79. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
This documentary is about what most of us already know, the impending doom of the newspaper industry. It goes into some interesting detail and points of view with some intriguing characters along the way.
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People who added this item 480  Average listal rating (276 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
78. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
A light and fun rendition of a tragedy.
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People who added this item 134  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.1 
77. The Future (2011)
A movie so strange that...
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People who added this item 939  Average listal rating (556 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
76. Scream 4 (2011)
It brought nothing innovative to the series or drama but it was no doubt entertaining and I think it stuck to the vision of the series and is an improvement on Scream 3. Plus it's better than most any other slasher film in the last decade
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People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
75. Buck (2011)
An interesting documentary about a man who loves his job, gift and life.
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People who added this item 172  Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
74. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
This doc started out great and the, as in past Herzog films I grew tired of his voice and grew tired of the subject.
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People who added this item 167  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
73. Happy Thank You More Please (2010)
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People who added this item 2264  Average listal rating (1496 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
72. X-Men: First Class (2011)
An improvement on the last two installments. Fine performance by Fassbender.
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People who added this item 159  Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
71. The Devil's Double (2011)
A really solid first half turns into a meandering meager example of a lesser writer finding a way to get out of things.
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People who added this item 174  Average listal rating (84 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
70. The Whistleblower (2010)
A frustrating movie until the end, and then we still aren't completely satisfied. This is a difficult subject matter to watch but Rachel Weisz, whose performance seems stiff at first, makes this movie very digestible and enjoyable, despite the subject matter.
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People who added this item 240  Average listal rating (164 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
69. Goon (2011)
A sports comedy that does a refreshing avoidance of too many cliches. It really works.
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People who added this item 217  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
68. The Turin Horse (2011)
Bela Tarr's final film is another demanding spectacle with artistic vision. His films impress the hell out of me, but can't ever truly enjoy them like some.
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People who added this item 490  Average listal rating (334 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
67. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
And so begins the resurgence of Mr. McCoughnehey
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People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
66. The Mill and the Cross (2011)
An entire film set in a painting. Looking at how a complicated, detailed painting was narratively put together.
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People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
65. Breaking and Entering (2010)
The obsession with being the "best" in the world and getting into the Guinness Book of World Records can be quite entertaining.
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People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
64. The Swell Season (2011)
An intimate look into the backstage life of the most likable duo in music. Sadly the business has shown its ability to get in the way love once again.

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People who added this item 326  Average listal rating (210 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
63. Margin Call (2011)
A dialogue-heavy one-note kind of depressing look at the economic situation of the time.
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People who added this item 1094  Average listal rating (687 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
62. Contagion (2011)
An all-star cast can't make this should-have-been modern masterpiece from Soderbergh
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People who added this item 1028  Average listal rating (609 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
61. Shame (2011)
McQueen has superb controlled direction and Fassbender is intense, but I can't say I enjoyed watching it because of the subject matter.
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People who added this item 550  Average listal rating (374 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
60. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
A very enjoyable farce that may be one-note but keeps you entertained throughout. Katrina Bowden is damn gorgeous.

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People who added this item 95  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
59. The Trip (2010)
If you like British humor and impressions then you need to see this. pseudo-documentary
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People who added this item 236  Average listal rating (152 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
58. Senna (2010)
An awesome documentary about racing and life.
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People who added this item 125  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
57. Life in a Day (2011)
A full-length You Tube commercial... that actually works. It sends a beautiful message and reminds us how we aren't ALL stuck in our own technological world
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People who added this item 345  Average listal rating (208 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
56. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Elizabeth Olsen proves she is a better actress than her sisters in haunting film about backwoods cults
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People who added this item 79  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
55. Three (2010)
A film with several risks; while some didn't pay off I was definitely intrigued throughout and Sophie Rois is a delight.
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People who added this item 793  Average listal rating (380 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
54. The Rum Diary (2011)
A fun, disjointed romp. I can't get enough of Amber Heard

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People who added this item 80  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
53. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)
A touching and quite enjoyable documentary
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People who added this item 1004  Average listal rating (621 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
52. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Bonds & Solos
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People who added this item 206  Average listal rating (111 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
51. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
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In the opinion of Stephen H Koontz


Hugo is quite an achievement, a great topper to another solid year despite what the box office 'experts' tell you. It's one of the most profitable years of all time

Enjoy!


Also-Seen:
Rated 4/10

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
X: Night of Vengeance
Rated 3/10
Elektra Luxx
The Roommate
Rated 2/10
Ecstasy
Rated 1/10
Shark Night



Edited December 2013

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at May 7 4:48
Have you heard of A Separation? It's my second favorite film of 2011, behind The Tree of Life.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Feb 4 6:52
I keep hearing bad things about "Rubber", but the plot just sounds too interesting to pass up?...
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Mar 15 15:32
I want to see "A Separation" but haven't gotten a chance, thanks for the recommendation!

And Rubber is a very unique and strange movie. It's definitely worth giving a shot.

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