Taking a moment from making his highly anticipated new Civil War-era western film, Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has announced his 11 favorite films of 2011, along with some runner ups, some “nice tries,” as well as the films that he thought were the very worst of 2011.  It’s a pretty surprising and contrarian list (the lists that the excellent Drive and the abysmal The Three Musketeers end up on are just, well, shocking).  Check it out below.

His best of 2011 are as follows:

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

The Three MusketeersX-Men?  Really?  Sigh.  Now check his unranked runner-ups:

The Iron Lady
Green Hornet
Green Lantern
Captain America
The Descendants
My Week With Marilyn
Fast Five
Tree Of Life
The Hangover Part II
Mission Impossible 4
The Beaver
The Sitter
War Horse

Ok, ok, this is a list I can understand, Green Hornet and Green Lantern excepted.  But now, the smugly-titled “Nice Try” list:

Drive Angry
Real Steel

Maybe the greatness of Drive came a little too close to home for QT?  However, his worst of 2011 is pretty spot-on:

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

What do you think of Tarantino’s picks?

Source:  The Tarantino Archive