Skip navigation


I steal this idea from Salon.com‘s movie section (even though they abandoned it in the meantime). I immediately liked the concept: a list of the films I watched and commented on here, in the order of how I like them. A ranking! I also like Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir’s liberty to not keep the ranking constant. When you look weeks or months later at a list that is based on your subjective impression right after watching a film, you can have a new impression – some films you imminently liked, but each time you see the list they end up a bit further down or have since disappeared from your memory. Others you found hard to access, but they lingered and worked their way through your guts and brain:

So from now on, my effort to maintain such a list, including mostly new films that have been released not too long ago. Next January I can then just pick the best picture winner from this list, and save the Academy the boring nomination and award procedures. “Winter’s Bone” should win next year, as well. And the year after that. But it won’t … dropped out of the list for old age reasons, unfortunately..

Last Update July 14, 2013. With broken heart, I got rid of the 2011 movies. Because so many of them were so good, I could not quite do it, however, so I decided to create a historic list for 2011-2012, and won’t touch that anymore this one below), while I keep updating the 2012-2013 list from now on:

This is the list for the 2011-2012 films. For the list that will get updated, klick here

  1. Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (2011)
  2. Paradies: Liebe (2012)
  3. We Need to Talk about Kevin (2011)
  4. Le Quattro Volte (2011)
  5. Beginners (2011)
  6. Tyrannosaur (2011)
  7. A Separation (2011)
  8. Meek’s Cutoff (2011)
  9. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  10. Hodejegerne (Headhunters) (2011)
  11. The Tree of Life (2011)
  12. Oslo 31. August (2011)
  13. Magic Mike (2012)
  14. Barbara (2012)
  15. End of Watch (2012)
  16. The Master (2012)
  17. Looper (2012)
  18. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  19. Melancholia (2011)
  20. Rampart (2012)
  21. La Piel Que Habito (2011)
  22. The Muppets (2011)
  23. Lincoln (2012)
  24. Bernie (2011)
  25. The Ides of March (2011)
  26. Contagion (2011)
  27. Lore (2012)
  28. Argo (2012)
  29. Django Unchained (2012)
  30. Killer Joe (2012)
  31. Killing them Softly (2012)
  32. Hanna (2011)
  33. Trollhunter (2011)
  34. Chico and Rita (2011)
  35. Real Steel (2011)
  36. The Raid: Redemption (2012)
  37. Sightseers (2012)
  38. Jane Eyre (2011)
  39. Moneyball (2011)
  40. The Impossible (2012)
  41. Margin Call (2011)
  42. Kill List (2011)
  43. Arbitrage (2012)
  44. Halt auf freier Strecke / Stopped on Track (2011)
  45. Tabloid (2011)
  46. Source Code (2011)
  47. Prometheus (2012)
  48. Bridesmaids (2011)
  49. The Descendants (2011)
  50. Warrior (2011)
  51. Flight (2012)
  52. The Angel’s Share (2012)
  53. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  54. Yellow Sea (2011)
  55. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  56. Everyday (2012)
  57. Lawless (2012)
  58. Jack Reacher (2012)
  59. Total Recall (2012)
  60. The Hole (2012)
  61. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
  62. Brave (2012)
  63. Skyfall (2012)
  64. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  65. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  66. Piranha 3D (2011)
  67. The Avengers (2012)
  68. Les Miserables (2012)
  69. Senna (Doc. 2011)
  70. Jeff, Who Lives At Home (2012)
  71. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010-11)
  72. Red State (2011)
  73. Life of Pi (2012)
  74. The Dictator (2012)
  75. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  76. Men in Black III (2012)
  77. The Bay (2012)
  78. Hunger Games (2012)
  79. POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
  80. The Artist (2011)
  81. Water for Elephants (2011)
  82. Cloud Atlas (2012)
  83. Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (2011)
  84. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  85. La Casa Muda  (2011)
  86. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  87. The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
  88. The Innkeepers (2011)
  89. Attack The Block (2011)
  90. The Interrupters (2011)
  91. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
  92. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
  93. Pina (Doc. 2011)
  94. Rio (2011)
  95. Lockout (2012)
  96. Battleship (2012)
  97. War Horse (2011)
  98. The Hobbit (2012)
  99. Super 8 (2011)
  100. Stake Land (2011)
  101. Ice Age 4 (2012)
  102. Anonymous (2011)
  103. Searching for Sugarman (2012)
  104. Conan O’Brian Can’t stop (Doc. 2011)
  105. Hysteria (2011)
  106. 13 Assassins (2011)
  107. Unknown (2011)
  108. Cars 2 (2011)
  109. Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
  110. The Mechanic (2011)
  111. Midnight in Paris (2011)
  112. The Ward (2011)
  113. Priest (2011)
  114. Killer Elite (2011)
  115. The Thing (2011)
  116. Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
  117. Sinister (2012)
  118. Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter (2012)
  119. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)
  120. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
  121. Sucker Punch (2011)
  122. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

One Trackback/Pingback

  1. […] Best 2011-2012 Releases I have seen […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: