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
50/50
Beginners
Hugo
The Iron Lady
Carnage
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
Contagion
The Sitter
War Horse

Nice Try Award
Drive
Hanna
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
Beginners

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

Worst Films
Sucker Punch
Potiche (Trophy Wife)
Miral
Insidious
Rampart
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