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.

Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2011

02 January 2012

Les Inrockuptibles: 20 Best Films of 2011

[see also 2017, 2013, 2012]

  1. House of Pleasures (aka House of Tolerance)Bertrand Bonello
  2. The Strange Case of AngelicaManoel de Oliveira
  3. How Do You Know [Comment savoir]James Brooks
  4. The Skin I Live InPedro Almodóvar
  5. Declaration of War [La guerre es déclarée]Valérie Donzelli
  6. Last Screening [Dernière séance]Laurent Achard
  7. PaterAlain Cavalier
  8. Super 8JJ Abrams
  9. Essential KillingJerzy Skolimowski
  10. Midnight in ParisWoody Allen
  11. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  12. AttenbergAthina Rachel Tsangari
  13. BridesmaidsPaul Feig
  14. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  15. HahahaHong Sang-soo
  16. BelovedChristophe Honoré
  17. Black SwanDarren Aronofsky
  18. SweetgrassLucien Castaing-Taylor & Ilisa Barbash
  19. Le HavreAki Kaurismäki
  20. We Have a PopeNanni Moretti
  21. Outside SatanBruno Dumont