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Top 11 of 2011

January 4th 2012 21:54
: Huge Sequel and Commercial Year
Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


Finally I have found the holiday motivation to sit down and write out my top 11 films of the year, I decided to go with the TOP 11 as it was 2011. This is the first year I have actually had a few weeks off over the summer season and the holiday and weather has been so nice I have found that I am neglecting my time off by sitting at a computer, instead I have been walking and reading in the sun as well as eating and drinking and basically doing nothing .


What I noticed out of this top 11 is that there are quite a few sequels or prequels and that the list is mostly commercial films with only one real art house film (Snowtown). I am happy to see that two Australian films made the list with Red Dog and the horrific Snowtown.

If you click on the titles for each film they are a link to take you to the review for the movie where you can also see a bunch of pictures and watch the trailer!

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films



NUMBER 11 - WAR HORSE

I just loved the cinematography and old school style of this majestic epic. Spielberg is a genius - Rotten Tomatoes scored it at 77% and I scored it a 9 out of 10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 10 - SUPER 8


J.J. Abrams kick butt sci fi with some awesome kids in it. Rotten Tomatoes scored it 82% and I scored it a 9 out of 10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 9 - TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

I thought Michael Bay made amends for his atrocity of Transformers 2 and it was great not to see Megan Fox in it Critics of the world disagreed with me scoring it only 35% on Rotten Tomatoes while I scored it a 9 out of 10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 8 - WARRIOR

Warrior was the sleeper of the year. What a sensational surprise this was with huge standout performances from Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte. Rotten Tomatoes scores it at 82% while I gave it a 9 out of 10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 7 - THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Superb prequel/ origins film this one was and nobody thought it would happen. Just loved it. Rotten Tomatoes scored it at 83% while again I scored it a 9 out of 10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 6 - RED DOG

Heartfelt Aussie family film that took my heart. Rotten Tomatoes went with 81% while I went with 9 out of 10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 5 - 127 HOURS

127 Hours was just a brilliant film with basically a one man cast that rocked my world. It did help having James Franco as the lead man Rotten Tomatoes went with 93% and I went with 9 out of 10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 4 - SNOWTOWN

Bloody Snowtown - this film was a masterpiece and I scored it a perfect 10 out of 10 with Rotten Tomatoes going with 93%. The only problem is I hated the film, it was perfectly made but made me physically sick and gave me an anxiety attack. It got the perfect score because it managed to get such a reaction out of me. Do not watch this film people

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 3 - XMEN FIRST CLASS

The origins film of the X-Men franchise - easily the best X-Men film in the series that was so clever and engaging! Best cameo of the year also goes to Hugh Jackman Rotten Tomatoes went with 87% and I went with a 10 out 10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 2 - ANONYMOUS

The controversial one in my list - I just LOVED this movie - could not fault it. Anything that stirs up the Shakespearean purists was perfect for me I was mesmerised from start to finish. Rotten Tomatoes only gives it a 46% score and I went with a 10 out o10.

Top films 2011, film reviews, best films


NUMBER 1 - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2

Nothing needs to be said - it was a masterpiece when combined with Part 1 and was a farewell film of the best franchise in movie history that is the end of an era for me. It made me cry lots Rotten Tomatoes goes with 96% and of course I went with 10 out o10.

Now bring on the films of 2012!! Off to see my first one today with either Happy Feet 2 or The Iron Lady Maybe a double feature

Have a great New Year people!! What are you most looking forward to this year?
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Comment by Morgan Bell

January 5th 2012 00:44
Anonymous is definitely in my top 11, in fact this has inspired me to create a "Top 11" post.

Im usually almost a year behind with film watching, so i just do the ones ive seen this year lol

I also enjoyed (from your list) Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Red Dog as good solid family movies.

Comment by Jason King

January 5th 2012 01:03
Yay - glad you liked Morgan - thanks for reading - good to see you Orbling

And stoked you liked Anonymous - most underrated film of the year. Not sure about Apes being a family film though But I get what you mean. I loved Red Dog so much I am going to buy it on Blu Ray - LOVED IT.

Would be interested to see what you think of Snowtown.

Have a good one!

Comment by Morgan Bell

January 5th 2012 01:53
Have not seen Snowntown yet. A lady on my facebook said she watched Snowtown and the wallstreet doco Inside Job and they both made her really angry, so I dodged them in the interest of keeping my blood pressure down.

My 10 yo step nephew was watching the Apes over xmas, i think family movies are a lot darker now since Harry Potter and LOTR.

Red Dog, excellent move casting Josh Lucas, I love him, one of the most underrated actors, I always keep an eye out for films he's in.

Here is my Top 11 of 2011, even though the vast majority were from the previous year

Comment by Paul Fellows

January 5th 2012 05:31
I'm still shocked that the Justin Beiber and Glee concert movies didn't make the cut!!

I'm not too sure I can trust your film advice anymore Jas!!

Comment by Jason King

January 5th 2012 20:18
Cool list Morgan - will comment about it on your blog
Snowtown is HEAVY - I mean anxiety attack heavy and most of my friends that saw Inside Job raved about it.

Comment by Jason King

January 5th 2012 20:19
LOL Paul - you are so predictable
I knew I would get this comment from you - special mention goes to Bieber - I did rate it a 9 out of 10 but liked the others more and I can't put Glee in my Top 11 as I never saw it - something I promise to rectify as soon as I see it

Comment by Techno

January 6th 2012 04:57
Such an engaging picture to begin, is that you? I thought you deserved a visit for the picture alone, but there's heaps of info here for movie fans, Jason.

Comment by Jason King

January 6th 2012 19:57
Thanks Techno Not not me - that is Toto out of the mostest awesome film Cinema Paradiso made in 1988. Highly recommend you watch it. I didn't want a pic of one of the films from 2011 because I wanted people to open the article to find out - and Toto was such a cute kid who spends his life becoming a projectionist and faces lives tribulations.
Thanks for visiting

Comment by Wilson Pon

January 8th 2012 12:33
Hi Jason,

I've watched most of the movies that you're listed (Except the Snowtown) To be honest, these movies are all my "Top Picks" for year 2011.

Comment by Jason King

January 8th 2012 19:23
Yay - good to hear Wilson - stay away from Snowtown - it's way too heavy. Hope you had a good Xmas and NYs and that life is treating you well!

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