These movies aren't all from 2011, but as of 2011, they are my favorite films. They're also in no particular order, because how could I possibly choose between them? They are each perfect in their own way.
Disclaimer: I haven't taken the time to point out potentially offensive material in the movies listed. There are plenty of other websites offering that kind of guidance.
10. The Proposition
An extremely gut-punchy movie about three outlaw brothers in Australia. One is caught, one gets away, and the third is asked to kill the escaped brother - or the younger brother dies. Gripping.
9. Fight Club
Need I say anything about this one? I love this movie. So many quotable lines. So much to think about. So many memorable moments.
8. Let the Right One In
Beautiful movie about a friendship between a bullied boy and the girl who moves in next door... a girl who turns out to be a vampire.
7. Jane Eyre
A film that perfectly captured the mood of the book. Gorgeous scene-setting and convincing performances.
6. The Shining
The first time I watched this movie, I thought, "This isn't scary at all. What's the big fuss?" Something nagged me about it, though, so I read quite a bit of criticism on it. I loved it on the second viewing.
I really enjoyed this noir film about an intelligent high school student searching for the truth about his murdered girlfriend. I recommend to people it all the time!
What can I say? Wall-E is simply magic. The little world he's lovingly built from trash, the instant recognition of community when Eve shows up - the first half alone puts this on my top 10 list.
Time travel gets realistic... and ugly. Indie film that blows away many big-budget movies with smarts and style to spare.
The most twisty movie I've ever seen. The end completely recasts the movie you thought you were watching.
1. Pulp Fiction
See, this list did have something to do with books, after all! I loved the eccentric style and impossible-to-predict storylines.
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