Best movies of 2011

As of today — and keep in mind that we haven’t yet watched A Separation, The Interrupters, Le Havre, The Muppets, The Guard, Knuckle, Moneyball, 50/50, Coriolanus, Midnight In Paris, Take Shelter, The Descendants, The Trip, Certified Copy, Rango, If a Tree Falls, The Ides Of March, Margin Call, Meek’s Cutoff, Beginners, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Tree Of Life, Warrior, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Young Adult or Shame — these are what I considered the best movies of 2011, in alphabetical order.

  • Attack The Block
  • Drive
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Hot Coffee
  • Into The Abyss
  • The Loneliest Planet
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Snowtown
  • Submarine
  • Win Win

We’re still plowing through movies at a serious clip during the upcoming long weekend, so that list might change by the time I go back to work next week. But for now, that’s it.

And geez, apart from the last two (which could still be easily described as dark comedies) is that ever a dark list of films.