The 25 best films of 2011

A list of the best of 2011. Not including short subjects.
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1.
The Descendants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Noms/wins

Best Picture*
Best Director - Alexander Payne
Best Actor - George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress - Shailene Woodley
Best Adapted Screenplay*

5 noms / 2 wins ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
2.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Best Picture
Best Director - Martin Scorsese
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing*
Best Art Direction*
Best Costume Design
Best Visual Effects*
Best Original Score

11 noms / 3 wins

TOP 10

Best Supporting Actor - Ben Kingsley ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
3.
The Tree of Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Best Picture
Best Director - Terrence Malick*
Best Supporting Actor - Brad Pitt
Best Supporting Actress - Jessica Chastain
Best Cinematography*
Best Film Editing
Best Original Screenplay
Best Visual Effects

8 noms / 2 wins

TOP 10

Best Original Score ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
4.
War Horse (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. (146 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Best Director - Steven Spielberg
Best Original Score*
Best Sound Editing*
Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography

7 noms / 2 wins

TOP 10

Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Costume Design ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
5.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Best Director - Michael Hazanavicius
Best Actor - Jean Dujardin
Best Supporting Actress - Berénice Bejo
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Costume Design*
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Special recognition - Uggie

11 noms / 2 wins ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
6.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. (107 mins.)
“ Best Animated Film*
Best Original Score

2 noms / 1 win ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
7.
Moneyball (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Best Picture
Best Actor - Brad Pitt*
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Film Editing*
Best Sound Editing

5 noms / 2 wins

TOP 10

Best Supporting Actor - Jonah Hill ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
8.
Carnage (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Best Picture
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz

3 noms / 0 wins

TOP 10

Best Supporting Actress - Kate Winslet
Best Director - Roman Polanski ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
9.
A Separation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ Best Original Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film*

2 noms / 0 wins

TOP 10

Best Actor - Peyman Moohadi. ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
10.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
“ Best Foreign Language Film

TOP 10

Best Original Score
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Elena Anaya
Best Director - Pedro Almodóvar ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
11.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay*

2 noms / 1 win

TOP 10

Best Art Direction ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
12.
The Help (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ Best Picture
Best Actress - Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress - Octavia Spencer*
Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction
Best Original Song - "The Living Proof" *

6 noms / 2 wins

TOP 10

Best Supporting Actress - Jessica Chastain
Best Adapted Screenplay ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
13.
Drive (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Best Sound Editing

2 noms / 0 wins

TOP 10

Best Director - Nicholas Winding Refn
Best Actor - Ryan Gosling
Best Supporting Actor - Albert Brooks ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
14.
Melancholia (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Best Actress - Kirsten Dunst
Best Supporting Actress - Charlotte Gainsbourg

2 noms / 0 wins

TOP 10

Best Director - Lars Von Trier
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
15.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Best Film Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing
Best Original Score

4 noms / 0 wins

TOP 10

Best Director - David Fincher
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Actress - Rooney Mara ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
16.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ Best Supporting Actor - Max Von Sydow*

TOP 10

Best Supporting Actress - Sandra Bullock ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
17.
Wrinkles (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility. (89 mins.)
“ Best Animated Film
Best Foreign Language Film

2 noms / 0 wins ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
18.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ Best Makeup
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Effects* (tied with Hugo)

3 noms / 1 win ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
19.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
“ TOP 10

Best Supporting Actress - Keira Knightley
Best Supporting Actor - Michael Fassbender
Best Art Direction ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
20.
Shame (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Best Actor - Michael Fassbender

1 nom / 0 wins

TOP 10

Best Film Editing ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
21.
The Ides of March (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ Best Adapted Screenplay

1 nom / 0 wins ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
22.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Best Visual Effects

1 nom / 0 wins

TOP 10

Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
23.
Bridesmaids (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ Best Original Screenplay

1 nom / 0 wins ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
24.
Sleep Tight (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really? (102 mins.)
“ TOP 10

Best Actor - Luís Tosar
Best Foreign Language Film ” - aleix_wiggum_93
 
25.
J. Edgar (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Best Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio

1 nom / 0 wins

TOP 10

Best Makeup ” - aleix_wiggum_93