Overview of 2011: Best & Worst Movies

, by Zoë Gulliksen

I'm going to start a series of blog posts about the highlights of my 2011 such as favorite books, music, movies, events, and celebrities I talked with. Let's start with movies!

Top Favorite 5 movies I saw that we were released in theaters in 2011 
1.) Hugo (November)
2.) Super 8 (June)
3.) Captain America (July)
4.) The Adventures of Tintin (December)
5.) Midnight in Paris (May)

I tried to do a top 10 but after 5 it just became fillers. 

Other movies I fell in love with this year but were not released in 2011
1.) Tangled (2010)
2.) Before Sunrise (1995)
3.) Before Sunset (2004)

Top 5 Worst Movies of 2011
1.) Warhorse
2.) Sucker Punch
3.) Griff the Invisible
4.) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
5.) Immortals

And here is my complete list of movies I saw that were released in 2011:

Movies I saw in 2011

January: -

February: -
Sucker Punch

Scream 4

Midnight in Paris
X-men First Class
Pirates of the Caribbean 

Super 8
Bad Teacher

Friends With Benefits
Captain America
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Cowboys & Aliens
The Devil’s Double

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Final Destination 5
One Day
Conan the Barbarian
Griff the Invisable


Reel Steel
Margin Call
Puss in Boots

Arthur Christmas

Tinker, Tailor, Soilder, Spy
The Adventures of Tintin
Sherlock Holmes

 The ones in italics were ones I thoroughly enjoyed. This list is not nearly as long as I hoped it would be! My goal for 2012 is to see a lot more movies, for my professional life and for my personal life.

To check out the collective lists my Daily BLAM! crew & I complied, follow these links!:
Top Ten Trailers Released in 2011


  1. I'm surprised about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but then I haven't seen it..
    I saw Hugo on Boxing Day, had no idea what it was about before hand but thoroughly enjoyed it!

  2. I think Hugo surprised us all!<3

    I didn't like Tinker Tailor because the movie hardly explained how the characters were connected and what the hell was going on =/

  3. I ended up LOVING Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I totally agree that the plot is impossible to follow, but from a more technical perspective, HOT DAMN. Incredible use of all cinematic elements (cinematography, sound design, color, sets, etc). Amazing atmosphere; perhaps my favorite atmosphere of the year. I do wish it had been at least a little possible to follow, but, to be fair, the book's not any easier...

    Can absolutely see why people would loathe it though, just like I have been loathing a few choice films that have been topping lists this year!

    ~Giovanni (Yes, that one)

  4. I will admit at first I read this and was thinking "what anonymous douche is harassing me now?" but I realized it was you and I'm all better now!

    Giovanni went to film school and is my best friend. Its okay internet.

  5. I love having diplomatic immunity.

    ~Also Giovanni

  6. What, Sherlock Holmes didn't rank for you?? Thought you had a slight obsession ... :)

  7. Keeping only the films you've seen this year in consideration, I can live with this list. Super 8 I didn't really like, probably because I missed most of the film due to the amount of lens flare. Yes, War Horse was an atrocity; only one scene can even be classified as "good".

    - Pietro (the one who hates Giovanni)

  8. ...and, no, Sherlock Holmes does not belong on any "best of 2011" list.

  9. I liked Sherlock Holmes a lot, I just thought it was rushed into production. The story wasn't that great and there was no actual detective work throughout the film.

    But the acting was strong and action was entertaining. It just did not wow me enough to make my Top 5 list.

  10. This inspired me to make a list of movies I saw this year. Thanks Zoë!

  11. I loved it when we saw Scream 4 at midnight! i think it was my first midnight showing. I also first watched Tangled in 2011 and i loved it! I still have to see Thor and Crazy,Stupid,Love!