Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
2011 Movies

Empire: Top 20 Films of 2011

03 January 2012

Empire: Top 20 Films of 2011 [by UK release date]

[see also 2012]

  1. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  2. SennaAsif Kapadia
  3. The King’s SpeechTom Hooper
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2David Yates
  5. The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius
  6. Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyTomas Alfredson
  7. True GritJoel & Ethan Coen
  8. BridesmaidsPaul Feig
  9. Rise of the Planet of the ApesRupert Wyatt
  10. Black SwanDarren Aronofsky
  11. Blue ValentineDerek Cianfrance
  12. The FighterDavid O. Russell
  13. HannaJoe Wright
  14. We Need to Talk About KevinLynne Ramsay
  15. The Inbetweeners MovieBen Palmer
  16. Super 8JJ Abrams
  17. IncendiesDenis Villeneuve
  18. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  19. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the UnicornSteven Spielberg
  20. Fast FivePaul Lim