Favorite films of 2011?

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    A bit late, I know, but what are all of your favorite movies from 2011? Not necessarily what you consider the best films of the year, but your favorites, and for whatever reason! I'll start it off:

    Hugo- Amazing! Thank you, Scorcese!
    Drive- Insanely exquisite art-house movie somehow presented as an action chase flick.
    The Tree of Life- How one can manage to fit a story of such herculean scope within some celluloid blows my mind! Nothing like it since The Fountain.
    Melancholia- So depressing it is almost uplifting!
    The Last Exorcism- Despite a silly ending, one of the best horror films in a while!
    50/50- Such a sad and honest film. None of the glorification or dramatizing of facing a life-threatening illness that so many films portray. Only raw honesty, which makes it that much more heart-wrenching!
    Attack the Block- Shame on the US distro's. for not making it a wider release!
    X Men: First Class and Bridesmaids were also pretty damn good.

    So, what about everyone else?
     
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    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
    Funny, silly romp. :)
     
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    Was it better than the first? I enjoyed the first, but wouldn't want to see a sequel too similar. I've heard Game of Shadows is better, but I trust LPSG's opinion over any others'! ;)
     
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    Funnily enough the new one IS better. I watched that one first - and only just now saw the first one on dvd - which is ok.

    Deffo see the new one - it's brilliant. :)
     
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    I hardly ever watch movies anymore, but I saw Rango and it was pretty good.
     
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    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. The Tree of Life was pretty amazing too. Drive, Melancholia, Hugo, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - all good stuff... I still have a lot to see from 2011 though - maybe I can have a more definitive list in later in 2012!
     
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    The only film I saw was "Bad Teacher" and it was utter rubbish. I walked out after 50 minutes, I couldn't bear to watch a minute more of that tripe.

    Hollywood just doesn't produce any decent films now.
     
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    I don't like horror stories so that automatically eliminates a lot of the movies for me

    I saw two that I remember...

    The Help (had a great message and actually brought back some very old memories for me)

    Bridesmaid (I never laughed harder than I did at this movie.... )
     
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    I'm with Fancy. I thought The Help was a really well-done film.
     
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    Melancholia - Lars Von Trier had to make up for the last one. wow.
    Tree of Life - Terry Makes a movie every 6 or so years. excellent.
    Ides Of March - Good political stuff, and hey...Clooney for the win.
    Moneyball - I'm a huge baseball fan, and if it also includes The Pitt? I am in.

    Honorable mentions go to Gnomeo and Juliet, The Help, Beginners and Xmen.
    Still to be seen for me are The Descendants, The skin I live in, The iron lady and Hugo.

    I am if it is not clear a movie fan :)
     
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    I'll mention two:
    recently I agree the new Sherlock Holmes:a game of shadows. i am a Holmes man and usually see any, the good and bad, this was good and better than the first. The choice for Morarity was first class.

    last january, the cohen brothers: True Grit. Photography wow. Much closer to the book though some strange liberties.
    sets, costume, score first class.
     
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    Fun thread. For me, far and away, it was The Tree of Life; the scope, beauty, concept, cinematography, and incredible use of music. I can't believe it won so many critics awards and is being basically ignored by the Hollywood awards (well I can believe it, but it is disappointing).

    I also enjoyed The Help and The Descendants and Hugo. And Midnight in Paris. To a slightly lesser extent, The Ides of March. I don't think it was a great year for film, but there were some films that resonated with me, personally.
     
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    My fave movie of the year was The Artist.

    Then there was The Tree of Life and A Separation.

    These are my Top 3 of the Year.
     
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    Puss in Boots, of course.
     
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    Glad to see that it isn't only me...
     
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    Puss in boots, Rio, Harry Potter the last movie.
     
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