For Those Who Care: Quentin Tarantino’s Favorite Films of 2011


For a lot of people, director Quentin Tarantino is the only authority on cinema. Once upon a time, I was a disciple, and I’d be a big fat liar if I said that the man hasn’t influenced my taste in film. However, I don’t hold the guy’s opinion in very high regard these days, and his list of favorite films from 2011 is another reason why. “Red State” as one of the best? “Insidious” and “Sucker Punch” as the worst of the year? What? I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion, but damn, Quentin. Damn. I guess I’m the only one who thought “Sucker Punch” was brilliant.

Anyway, here are Mr. Tarantino’s picks.

Quentin Tarantino’s official Top 11 of 2011
1. Midnight In Paris
2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
3. Moneyball
4. The Skin I Live In
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Young Adult
7. Attack The Block
8. Red State
9. Warrior
10. The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
11. The Three Musketeers

Others considered in no particular order
The Iron Lady
Green Hornet
Green Lantern
Captain America
The Descendants
My Week With Marilyn
Fast Five
The Tree Of Life
The Hangover Part II
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
The Beaver
The Sitter
War Horse

Nice Try Award
Drive Angry
Real Steel

Best Director
Pedro Almodovar
Bennett Miller
Woody Allen
Jason Reitman
Michel Hazanavicius

Best Original Screenplay
Midnight In Paris
Young Adult
Red State
Attack The Block
Our Idiot Brother

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Skin I live In
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
X-Men: First Class

Worst Films
Sucker Punch
Potiche (Trophy Wife)
Straw Dogs
Paranormal Activity 3
Meek’s Cutoff

What do you think? Did Quentin call it, or did he miss the mark?

Via : Total Film

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • TRD

    I love Sucker Punch and I believe it is brilliant. Insidious was good and I also like Paranormal Activity. To Say they were the worst films of 2011 is just wrong. But that is just my opinion.

  • LionHeart

    Sucker Punch was pretty damn sad.
    I’m glad Snyder’s gone back to adapting comics, he’s great at it.

    That said, I don’t give a rat’s ass about Tarantino, the majority of his movies, or his opinion on film today.

  • TheDriver

    The fact that “Green Lantern” was “considered” and Drive wasn’t automatically makes his opinion void.