favorite movies of 2011. i've got two animated films on my list this year! i'm linking trailers for a lot of them. but not for all because do you really need to watch the trailer for Toy Story 3 or Inception? you know what, eff it, trailers are fun.
the order of most of these was pretty much a toss-up (including #1)
10. Winter's Bone
man, this movie was so so well-done. but, oh geez, it was difficult to watch. not in the Black Swan sense, but could things be more bleak than this movie? nonetheless, so good.
in my opinion, Hye-ja Kim made this movie. it's dark and funny and tense. and keeps you in tight the whole way through. loved.
8. The Secret in Their Eyes
murder mystery and love story (with excellent acting.) win/win(/win)
7. Get Low
i think i adored this movie more than a lot of people but i can't help myself. Bill Murray and Robert Duvall? duh. this movie was funny and interesting and had Robert Duvall in. also, it may or may not have made me bawl my eyes out (all the way to my car) which made Keck lol. but what do you expect with a movie focused on an old person?
6. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
i kinda felt like i was on speed the whole time. or drank too much coffee. but i loved it.
5. Toy Story 3
yeah, i cried
although, look, i cannot hear Randy Newman without thinking of this:
Family Guy - Randy Newman
4. The Secret of Kells
you maybe haven't seen this movie yet. i only have because Netflix recommended it to me. it's about enlightenment through art and writing and it's about courage and it is so so cute. the animation is all hand-drawn and it is honestly magical. that, along with the music and the story is just so charming.
3. A Prophet
i guess the foreign films win for me this year. this movie was !!! i'm not going to lie, it nearly had me in the fetal position a few times. but it's worth it.
2. True Grit
i mean...do i really need to say anything about this one?
or this one?
Never Let Me Go
Harry Potter and the blah blah blah (what, I loved it)
The Social Network
Black Swan (although it is highly likely i will never watch this movie again)
also, there are a lot of supposedly great movies from 2010 that i have yet to see, so who knows, this whole list could be totally different in a month. #noncommittal #icannotbelieveijustusedahashtaginmyblog