The Best Films of 2011 so far – as crowd-sourced by you!

June 20, 2011 by Simon Kinnear in Opinion with 12 Comments

UPDATE: Poll now closed.  Click here to see The Best Movie of 2011 so far!

Riddle me this.

We’re nearly halfway through 2011.  Judging by one journalist’s mad crusade to watch every film released in the UK this year, I should have watched over 250 new films by now. In truth, it’s more like 30.

Inevitably, I’ll have missed some cracking stuff.  Inevitably, so too will you.  So, rather than wait until December, when there will be 500-600 movies to try and catch up in a couple of weeks, I’d like to know what the best fiilms of 2011 so far have been. That way, we can all stagger watching the highlights and recommendations we’ve missed over the next six months.

The King’s Speech? Thor? Midgets vs Mascots? What are your favourite films of 2011 so far?”

So I’m opening the floor to you. Tell me up to 5 movies released this year you think I should watch.  I may have seen them already – it doesn’t matter. I’m trying to build up a comprehensive list, from as many people as possible.  If I get enough people involved, I’ll blog the results here on 1st July.

So post your favourites here, tweet me or comment on my Facebook page.  Cheers.

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  1. michaelJun 20, 2011 at 10:52 pmReply

    I know I tweeted you some earlier, but just for the sake of having them all in one place I've listed 5 (6) below.
    There's a good chance I'll have missed something, but this was pretty much gut reaction. I've excluded best picture noms (although most wouldn't make it anyways). They're in no particular order and should show some variety.

    Meek's Cutoff
    How I Ended this Summer
    Blue Valentine
    Adjustment Bureau
    Source Code

    NOTE: If LiTTLEROCK counts then that replaces Source Code.

    Mike McKenny (@destroyapathy)

  2. NathanaelJun 20, 2011 at 11:41 pmReply

    In case you missed my twitter comment:

    Bombay Beach (Alma Har'el)
    Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
    Hanna (Joe Wright)
    Attack the Block (Joe Cornish)
    Submarine (Richard Ayoade)

  3. The Incredible SuitJun 21, 2011 at 8:52 amReply

    Top 5 comin' atcha:

    1. Animal Kingdom
    2. Submarine
    3. Paul
    4. Super 8
    5. Attack The Block

  4. MarkJun 21, 2011 at 7:18 pmReply

    I posted lots in your general direction, but for organisational purposes, here's a top 5.

    1. Animal Kingdom
    2. The King's Speech
    3. The Troll Hunter
    4. Never Let Me Go
    5. Attack the Block

  5. Jon KinnearJun 21, 2011 at 7:41 pmReply

    Animal kingdom
    The Fighter
    127 Hours

  6. adamJun 21, 2011 at 8:12 pmReply

    Here's five.

    Blue Valentine
    Meeks Cutoff
    Bombay Beach
    Animal Kingdom

    Adam (Hope Lies)

  7. movieevangelistJun 22, 2011 at 6:51 amReply

    Posted the full top list on Twitter, but here's the top five just in case:

    1. Confessions
    2. True Grit
    3. Neds
    4. Animal Kingdom
    5. Source Code

  8. Film IntelJun 22, 2011 at 12:53 pmReply

    Blue Valentine
    The King's Speech
    Animal Kingdom
    Cold Weather
    Life In A Day

  9. Jack GrahamJun 23, 2011 at 3:17 pmReply

    Route Irish
    The Way Back
    Son of Babylon
    Essential Killing

  10. HelenJun 23, 2011 at 5:51 pmReply

    Cave of Forgotten Dreams

  11. Owen WilliamsJun 23, 2011 at 9:16 pmReply

    13 Assassins
    Meek's Cutoff
    Black Swan

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