Temporal Top Ten – 2011


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Number of movies seen from this year – 128
Number of movies reviewed – 69 (including 2 Encore Reviews)

As always, my choices for the best movies of this particular year don’t conform with all of the mainstream choices, but that’s one of the things that makes me unique.

My #1 choice is a little known independent flick that was so powerful in its message about war and how it effects the men engaged in it no matter the age or generation.

This year had 9 Oscar nominated Best Picture films, but only 3 made my list (not even the ultimate winner)

My #2 is a great sci-fi/time travel movie that I can watch over and over again (like Groundhog Day (1993), u can do that in one viewing)

#3 is my favorite of the Best Picture nominees, that was a really heartwarming tale that felt magical.

#5 and #6 are my other two BP nominee choices

#4 and #8 are great superhero films that debuted that year

#7 is an Israeli film that is one of my favorites because I am very familiar with the world it takes place in.

#9 was a surprise favorite that is a really moving story about brotherly love and rivalry

#10 is proof that motion capture movies can work


Update 6 Aug 2017 – Midnight in Paris has now become my #8. All subsequent films have been moved down one notch.


My Top Tentintin

Honorable mention – The Adventures of Tintinwarrior

10. Warriorfirst class
9. X-Men: First Class

8. Midnight in Parisfootnote

7. Footnotehelp

6. The Helpdescendents

5. The Descendentscap

4. Captain America: The First Avengerhugo

3. Hugosource code

2. Source Codememorial day

1. Memorial Day

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2011

  1. 10 Years
  2. 50/50
  3. 9/11: 10 Years Later
  4. Adjustment Bureau, The
  5. Adventures of Tintin, The
  6. Age of Heroes
  7. Albert Nobbs
  8. All Superheroes Must Die
  9. Arthur
  10. Artist, The
  11. Attack the Block
  12. Barrymore
  13. Batman: Year One
  14. Battle Los Angeles
  15. Big Year, The
  16. Bridesmaids
  17. Captain America: The First Avenger  Encore Review
  18. Cedar Rapids
  19. Certain Prey
  20. Change-Up, The
  21. Cinema Verite
  22. Conan the Barbarian
  23. Contagion
  24. Conversation with the Masters, A: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later
  25. Cowboys & Aliens
  26. Crazy, Stupid, Love
  27. Date, The
  28. Descendants, The
  29. Details, The
  30. Dilemma, The
  31. Double, The
  32. Dreams of a Life
  33. Drive
  34. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  35. Flat, The
  36. Footloose
  37. Footnote
  38. Friends with Benefits
  39. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  40. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The
  41. Good Morning, Killer
  42. Good Old Fashioned Orgy, A
  43. Green Hornet, The
  44. Green Lantern
  45. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  46. Grey, The
  47. Guard, The
  48. Hall Pass
  49. Hangover Part II, The
  50. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  51. Hell and Back Again
  52. Help, The
  53. Hide
  54. Horrible Bosses
  55. Hugo
  56. Hunter, The
  57. I Am Number Four
  58. Ides of March, The
  59. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  60. In Time
  61. Innocent
  62. Into the Abyss
  63. Iron Lady, The
  64. J. Edgar
  65. Just Go With It
  66. Kennedys, The
  67. Kill List
  68. Killer Joe
  69. Larry Crowne
  70. Like Crazy
  71. Limitless
  72. Lincoln Lawyer, The
  73. Love
  74. Lunopolis
  75. Margaret
  76. Margin Call
  77. Memorial Day
  78. Midnight in Paris
  79. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  80. Moneyball
  81. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  82. Muppets, The
  83. My Week with Marilyn
  84. No Strings Attached
  85. One Day
  86. Paul
  87. Pariah
  88. Raid, The: Redemption
  89. Rampart
  90. Rango
  91. Real Steel
  92. Red State
  93. Rio
  94. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  95. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  96. Season of the Witch
  97. Shame
  98. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  99. Shuffle
  100. Silent Witness
  101. Sitter, The
  102. Smurfs, The
  103. Source Code  Encore Review
  104. Straw Dogs
  105. Super 8
  106. Take Me Home Tonight
  107. Take Shelter
  108. Take This Waltz
  109. Thor
  110. Three Musketeers, The
  111. Ticking Clock
  112. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  113. Tower Heist
  114. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  115. Tree of Life, The
  116. Tyrannosaur
  117. Undefeated
  118. United
  119. Unknown
  120. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  121. W.E.
  122. War Horse
  123. Warrior
  124. Water for Elephants
  125. We Bought a Zoo
  126. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  127. Wrinkles
  128. X-Men: First Class



8 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2011

  1. A great list. And a special year for me, this was when I first started up DSB and it’s interesting seeing a pretty comprehensive list of movies (damn you, Rob 😉 ) that came out of that year. A lot were on my list to see and so many I have since forgotten about. Good stuff dude

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  3. Yep, haven’t heard of #1 or 7, and I have been wanting to see Source Code ever since it came out and just haven’t for some reason. That will be remedied soon. Enjoyed most of these, but I’d switch out The Descendants for War Horse. Nice list! 🙂


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