2011 Favorites

The numbers in parentheses are my Flickchart ratings for each film. I don’t think it’s totally accurate, so I may arrange them slightly differently than those numbers, but it’s a guide to help me, since these lists get kind of arbitrary really quickly.

2011 Films

  1. Tree of Life (45)
  2. We Need to Talk About Kevin (74)
  3. Certified Copy (78)
  4. Drive (80)
  5. The Innkeepers (134)
  6. Melancholia (148)
  7. The Artist (229)
  8. Hanna (234)
  9. Winnie the Pooh (251)
  10. Attenberg (254)
  11. The Dynamiter (256)
  12. Meek’s Cutoff (309)
  13. Attack the Block (330)
  14. The Adventures of Tintin (331)
  15. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (332)
  16. Café de Flore (343)
  17. Kill List (346)
  18. Jane Eyre (354)
  19. This is Not a Film (361)
  20. Extraterrestrial (362)
  21. Rango (446)
  22. Midnight in Paris (447)
  23. The Guard (453)
  24. Familiar Ground (455)
  25. The Bad Intentions (456)
  26. Super 8 (519)
  27. The Future (520)
  28. Captain America (521)
  29. The Adjustment Bureau (524)
  30. Contagion (525)
  31. Take Shelter (573)
  32. Headhunters (650)
  33. The Kid With a Bike (661)
  34. Source Code (733)
  35. Love Crime (770)
  36. Kawasaki’s Rose (772)
  37. Haunters (838)
  38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (872)
  39. The Trip (873)
  40. Mamitas (874)
  41. The Devil’s Double (884)
  42. X-Men: First Class (887)
  43. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (911)
  44. Snowtown (912)
  45. The Dish and the Spoon (917)
  46. Karate-Robo Zaborgar (1210)
  47. Super (1212)
  48. Tomboy (1213)
  49. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (1214)
  50. Sidewalls (1215)
  51. Mysteries of Lisbon (1216)
  52. The Day He Arrives (1326)
  53. Bonsái (1340)
  54. Pina (1344)
  55. Black Death (1369)
  56. Another Earth (1416)
  57. Thor (1573)
  58. Entrance (1582)
  59. Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (1698)
  60. The Loneliest Planet (1826)
  61. How to Cheat (2197)
  62. Terri (2280)
  63. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2534)
  64. Coriolanus (2535)
  65. Faust (2537)
  66. Sucker Punch (2630)
  67. Target (2694)

All Films

Stats

Total films seen in 2011 (first-time watches): 188
Total rewatches in 2011: 40
Total films seen in theatres in 2011: 128
Total films seen ever: 2843

Loved

  • The Tree of Life (45)
  • Le cercle rouge (73)
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin (74)
  • Certified Copy (78)
  • Drive (80)
  • Blue Valentine (81)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (87)
  • The Innkeepers (134)
  • Melancholia (148)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (158)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (197)
  • The Cat and the Canary (221)
  • The Artist (229)
  • For a Few Dollars More (230)
  • Hanna (234)
  • Love in the Afternoon (240)
  • Winnie the Pooh (251)
  • Attenberg (254)
  • The Dynamiter (256)
  • The Godless Girl (279)
  • The American (284)
  • The Illusionist (294)
  • Meek’s Cutoff (309)
  • The Secret in Their Eyes (319)
  • Attack the Block (330)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (331)
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (332)
  • Night Train to Munich (334)
  • Loves of a Blonde (335)
  • Café de Flore (343)
  • Kill List (346)
  • The Man With the Golden Arm (353)
  • Jane Eyre (354)
  • This is Not a Film (361)
  • Extraterrestrial (362)
  • The Descent (374)
  • My Winnipeg (384)
  • Robin Hood (390)
  • The Naked Island (407)
  • Rango (446)
  • Midnight in Paris (447)
  • The Guard (448)
  • Raging Bull (451)
  • Wayne’s World (454)
  • Familiar Ground (455)
  • The Bad Intentions (456)
  • Terribly Happy (479)
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (503)
  • Super 8 (519)
  • The Future (520)
  • Captain America (521)
  • The Adjustment Bureau (524)
  • Contagion (525)
  • Changing Husbands (556)
  • Zazie dans le metro (559)
  • Take Shelter (573)
  • Batman: The Movie (574)
  • Woman in the Window (589)
  • 49 Up (631)
  • Vagabond (642)
  • Carrie (644)
  • Headhunters (650)

[Rewatches]

  • The Thin Man (11)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (15)
  • All About Eve (22)
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (34)
  • North by Northwest (39)
  • Jules et Jim (51)
  • Some Like It Hot (62)
  • Charade (79)
  • Manhattan (84)
  • Sherlock Jr. (101)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (106)
  • Bringing Up Baby (108)
  • Hot Fuzz (109)
  • True Romance (115)
  • Amelie (133)
  • Beauty and the Beast (135)
  • The General (193)
  • True Grit (203)
  • Wild at Heart (215)
  • Black Swan (228)
  • Jaws (233)
  • Fantasia (237)
  • …And God Created Woman (246)
  • The City of Lost Children (250)
  • A Tale of Two Sisters (292)
  • Marie Antoinette (317)
  • La Dolce Vita (336)
  • Gaslight (349)
  • Dead of Night (462)
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (585)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (587)

Really Liked

  • A Man Escaped (659)
  • The Kid With a Bike (661)
  • Back to the Future II (677)
  • Love Crime (770)
  • Boy Meets Girl (710)
  • Bigger Than Life (727)
  • Source Code (733)
  • Born to Kill (734)
  • The Scarlet Letter (758)
  • Love Crime (770)
  • Kawasaki’s Rose (772)
  • The Wicker Man (778)
  • Hard Boiled (783)
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (796)
  • Haunters (838)
  • 42 Up (843)
  • The Constant Nymph (848)
  • Taking Off (852)
  • Apocalypse Now (866)
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop (870)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (872)
  • The Trip (873)
  • Mamitas (874)
  • This is the Night (876)
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (877)
  • The Devil’s Double (884)
  • X-Men: First Class (887)
  • Intacto (895)
  • The Housemaid (899)
  • Good Morning (910)
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (911)
  • Snowtown (912)
  • The Dish and the Spoon (917)
  • Into the Wild (921)
  • The Three Musketeers (963)
  • Gremlins (966)
  • The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman (1032)
  • Scarlet Street (1040)
  • The Bat (1045)
  • Buried (1054)
  • Blood Wedding (1087)
  • Halloween (1099)
  • Pusher (1110)
  • Eyes Without a Face (1129)

[Rewatches]

  • The Uninvited (750)
  • Back to the Future (850)

Liked

  • Karate-Robo Zaborgar (1210)
  • Super (1212)
  • Tomboy (1213)
  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (1214)
  • Sidewalls (1214)
  • Mysteries of Lisbon (1216)
  • Spartacus (1241)
  • Aliens (1253)
  • Perrier’s Bounty (1281)
  • The Day He Arrives (1326)
  • The Yellow Sea (1339)
  • Bonsai (1340)
  • Pina (1344)
  • Black Death (1369)
  • Another Earth (1416)
  • The Black Pirate (1420)
  • Suite Habana (1447)
  • Dementia (1492)
  • Careful (1497)
  • Summertime (1533)
  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1541)
  • The Fog (1563)
  • [Rec] 2 (1571)
  • Please Do Not Disturb (1572)
  • Thor (1573)
  • Slither (1578)
  • Entrance (1582)
  • Brand Upon the Brain (1585)
  • The Devil is a Woman (1595)
  • The Skeleton Key (1615)
  • Back to the Future III (1640)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1646)
  • The Golem (1672)
  • Falling Down (1681)
  • The Big Combo (1685)
  • Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (1698)
  • Dogtooth (1709)
  • A Foreign Affair (1715)
  • Police Story (1720)
  • His Majesty, The American (1724)
  • Hoop-la (1739)
  • The White Shadow (1772)
  • Dumb and Dumber (1773)
  • Child’s Play (1799)
  • Let Me In (1810)
  • Candyman (1817)
  • The Loneliest Planet (1826)
  • Natural Born Killers (1847)
  • Jazzmania (1852)
  • The Protector (1946)

[Rewatches]

  • The Son of the Sheik (1287)
  • Potemkin (1666)

Meh

  • Biutiful (1966)
  • The Barker (2001)
  • Under Western Stars (2003)
  • Carmen Jones (2039)
  • Night Flight (2040)
  • Stone (2068)
  • Viva Las Vegas (2112)
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Woman (2120)
  • Dreams That Money Can Buy (2160)
  • How to Cheat (2197)
  • Paranormal Activity (2201)
  • Bonnie’s Kids (2276)
  • Terri (2280)
  • Nowhere Boy (2302)
  • César (2433)
  • The Last Command (2523)
  • Friday the 13th (2525)
  • The Wedding March (2530)
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow (2534)
  • Coriolanus (2535)

Didn’t Like

  • Faust (2537)
  • Pennies from Heaven (2594)
  • Sucker Punch (2630)
  • Target (2694)
  • Babies (2737)
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (2779)

Posters

My favorite posters of the year (for films released in 2011), regardless of whether I liked the movie or not. Click for a larger version.

(holding on to for 2012′s best of post!)

Albums

2011 Albums

  1. Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High EP
  2. Cults – Cults
  3. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
  4. Grouplove – Never Trust a Happy Song
  5. The Submarines – Love Notes/Letter Bombs
  6. Givers – In Light
  7. The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
  8. Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys
  9. The Raveonettes – Raven in the Grave
  10. Vivian Girls – Share the Joy
  11. Blondie – Panic of Girls
  12. Dum Dum Girls – Only in Dreams
  13. Ida Maria – KATLA
  14. Mates of State – Mountaintops
  15. Los Campesinos! – Hello Sadness
  16. Veronica Falls – Veronica Falls
  17. Wild Flag – Wild Flag
  18. The Dodos – No Color
  19. The Violet Lights – Sex & Sound EP
  20. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Hysterical
  21. Neon Indian – Era Extraña
  22. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
  23. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
  24. Stars – The Bedroom Demos
  25. Obi Best – Sentimental Education EP
  26. Kaki King – …Until We Felt Red
  27. Viva Voce – The Future Will Destroy You
  28. David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time
  29. Battles – Gloss Drop
  30. Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snow Ball
  31. The Belle Brigade – The Belle Brigade
  32. An Horse – Walls
  33. The Rosebuds – Loud Planes Fly Low
  34. Army Navy – The Last Place
  35. Twin Sister – In Heaven
  36. Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials
  37. She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas
  38. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lenses Alien
  39. Cold War Kids – Mine is Yours
  40. Sons and Daughters – Mirror Mirror
  41. The Elected – Bury Me in My Rings
  42. The Pauses – A Cautionary Tale
  43. The Kills – Blood Pressures
  44. Juliette Commagere – The Procession
  45. The Decemberists – The King is Dead
  46. Braids – Native Speaker

Live Shows

  • Broken Social Scene @Glass House – April 14
  • The Raveonettes @Troubadour – May 6
  • The Submarines @Troubadour – May 7
  • Viva Voce @Satellite – March 22
  • The Violet Lights @The Mint – April 5

Books

Loved

  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • Criminal: The Last of the Innocent by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Really Liked

  • Criminal: Coward by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phililps
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III

Comics

(Referring to weekly comics that came out in 2011 – most of these are ongoing into 2012, but I’m counting the 2011 portions only.)

Loved

  • Severed by Scott Snyder
  • Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder

Really Liked

  • Demon Knights by
  • Animal Man by Jeff LeMire
  • Justice League Dark by
  • Justice League by Geoff Johns
  • Batman by Scott Snyder
  • All-Star Western by
  • Action Comics by Grant Morrison
  • Batwoman by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III

Liked

  • Supergirl by
  • Batgirl by
  • Superman by
  • Infinite Vacation by
  • Birds of Prey by
  • The Flash by
  • Detective Comics by

Meh

  • Batman & Robin by
  • Nightwing by
  • Aquaman by Geoff Johns
  • Voodoo by

Didn’t Like

  • I, Vampire by
  • Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. by Jeff Lemire
  • Static Shock by
  • The Savage Hawkman by