Quentin Tarantino’s Best and Worst Films of 2011

Quentin Tarantino has known to be kind of a pompous douche sometimes, but he’s our douche and we wouldn’t want him any other way. Recently, the Pulp Fiction director released a list of his Top Films of 2011. To say the least, it was quite an interesting list. Not only was it not a TOP 10 but a TOP 11, and there were a few honorable mentions, a Nice Try Award, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and of course, Worst Films.

Get ready to see a bunch of foreign films you’ve probably never heard of, unless you’re really into indie movies and like to watch IFC or something.

Quentin Tarantino’s official Top 11 of 2011

  1. Midnight In Paris
  2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  3. Moneyball
  4. The Skin I Live In
  5. X-Men: First Class
  6. Young Adult
  7. Attack The Block
  8. Red State
  9. Warrior
  10. The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
  11. The Three Musketeers

Others considered but in no particular order:

The Iron Lady
Green Hornet
Green Lantern
Captain America
The Descendants
My Week With Marilyn
Fast Five
The Tree Of Life
The Hangover Part II
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
The Beaver
The Sitter
War Horse

Nice Try Award

Drive Angry
Real Steel

Worst Films

Sucker Punch
(Trophy Wife)
Straw Dogs
Paranormal Activity 3
Meek’s Cutoff

Right off the bat, number 1 is a movie I’ve never heard of, and I’m pretty sure we’ve never covered it on this website. Last year’s number 1 spot belonged to Toy Story 3 with The Social Network in 2nd. This year’s notable nerd entries are obviously Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: First Class and Attack The Block. We gave Rise of The Planet of The Apes an “A” and gave X-Men: First Class a pretty unanimous “A” as well. Nice to see that Green Hornet, Captain America, Mission Impossible, and Fast Five get honorable mentions. I have no idea why Green Lantern was considered.

Reel Steel got a Nice Try along with Drive and Hanna. We gave Reel Steel a “B” in our review, but some of us here believe that it could be argued for an “A.” Rightfully so, Sucker Punch makes the Worst of List. If anyone knows about empowering women it’s Quentin Tarantino. Just watch this video.

Also you can check out the rest of the full list after the jump.


Best Director

Pedro Almodovar
Bennett Miller
Woody Allen
Jason Reitman
Michel Hazanavicius

Best Original Screenplay

Midnight In Paris
Young Adult
Red State
Attack The Block
Our Idiot Brother

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Skin I live In
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
X-Men: First Class


Source: The Quentin Tarantino Archives

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