The Best Movies of 2011: #40 – #21
Alright, running out of stuff to say on these intros, soooo…in case you missed it!:
And onto the good stuff.
40. The Guard
Not usually one for buddy cop movies, but this one was a keeper.
39. The Trip
It’s Sideways for foodies with dueling Michael Caine impressions. Someday Steve Coogan will get his due.
38. 13 Assassins
See, Takashi Miike? See what happens when you stop making kids movies?
37. Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Gotta love Tribe.
36. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Insanely well-made and Mara’s my vote come Oscar night. Not sure I needed to hear this story three times though.
One of those movies that keeps getting better the more you think about it.
Incredible story about learning from life and turning something terrible into something profound.
Always amazing to watch someone at the height of their craft.
33. Captain America: The First Avenger
Fun as hell and Tommy Lee Jones at the top of his game. Almost makes me excited for The Avengers.
32. X-Men: First Class
Just the boost this franchise needed…despite a complete and utter disregard for the source material.
31. Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Best surprise of the year, best Gosling of the year.
30. The Help
Better than the book and arguably the best cast of the year. Loving how much everyone liked this movie.
29. The Muppets
The Chris Cooper rap solo, “Travel By Map,” Rowlf’s flashback, I could go on. Suck it, Smurfs.
28. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Think I liked it more than most, but what a freaking blast. Like watching a Pixar movie in real life.
27. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
The Thin Blue Line for a new generation.
Cool defined, but still way too freaking violent.
Don’t know how they pulled this off, but damn if I wasn’t tearing up and laughing along.
That Bryce Dallas Howard was quite the beotch this year, huh?
If only more coming-of-agers knew how to hit home and drop knowledge like this.
23. Point Blank
Didn’t know it was possible to hold your breath for 84 minutes.
22. The Tree of Life
A true achievement in film making and storytelling.
Would have been higher up if I didn’t have to talk about those fucking dinosaurs all year.
Wasn’t as hilarious the second time around, but that first go was something else.
Can ya’ smell it, folks? We’re almost there, so just keep calm and carry on until tomorrow for THE TOP 20 BEST MOVIES IN THE UNIVERSE THAT I SAW LAST YEAR WITHOUT LOSING MY MIND AND MURDERING MY SOCIAL LIFE! Raise the roof, yo!