Total Film: Top 10 Films Of 2011

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    • McSerious

      Dec 23rd 2011, 15:59

      Interesting though (obviously) unsurprising reading... Slightly disappointed not to see Warrior get more love though, very neglected film this year and one of the best.

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    • marc96

      Dec 23rd 2011, 20:34

      i have to admit i laughed at Sam Ashurst's putting Rubber in his list, fair play i just never thought i'd see it in anyones top 10 unless it was for worst film lol (although i definitely dont think it should be in that list) its just a very very very strange, peculiar movie :D im not sure what my top 10 would be but i do know that 50/50 is my favourite film of the year i loved that movie sooo much :)

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    • Heisenberg

      Dec 23rd 2011, 22:11

      @McSerious, agreed, that was the only movie i was actively looking for on the lists. It's a shame as in a few years it'll be a cult movie and TF will be claiming the love from day 1 lol

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    • DanRose

      Dec 24th 2011, 14:35

      Goes to show how weak 2011 was for films in my opinion. Top three for me would be Drive, Kill List and yeah McSerious... Warrior. Hugely under-rated. If anyone has any doubts about Hardy as Bane.. am sure most of you don't... check it out. Hardy is absolutely brutal in it. Frightening in fact. But you love him... Shout out to Nick Nolte too, who will not get as much recognition as he should for his part.

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    • mrmoon0206

      Dec 25th 2011, 22:25

      Surprised to see that the kings speech only got a few mentions and in total agreement with McSerious regarding the warrior. Couldn't tell you a top 10 but Drive was my top film and Transformers was by a mile the worst I have seen, could not think you could possibly get worse than Revenge of the Fallen. Oh and TheKingofCinema, I know that what films people may or may not enjoy are a matter of opinion but you seriously can't consider your list of best films is better than total films "utter s**t". Beastly? Season Of the Witch?

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    • marc96

      Dec 26th 2011, 13:28

      everyone goes on about Drive... i MUST see this film, its grinding my gears that i seem to be the only one thats missed out on this movie, transformers 3 i have no problem admitting i thoroughly enjoyed, i went to see it expecting a thin plot and plenty of action & i wasnt disappointed

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    • willow138

      Dec 26th 2011, 19:43

      hahaha @thekingofcinema putting Green Lantern in a top list. It was s**tE. As was Beastly. I wholly agree with @mrmoon0206 on that. Yes its your opinion hun but it's ours that those were shockingly s**t films. Some on your list were epic and kudos for that. But to call TFs list utter s**t when it is their profession to review movies and then to put those shockers on your list is laughable. Glad to see Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes on the lists as that was my movie of the year. Personally think that The Help didn't get enough love but personal tastes vary as we can clearly see.

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    • joker16

      Dec 28th 2011, 1:41

      People need to stop acting like Warrior is "underrated." If anything, its overrated. Seriously, I've not seen a more undeserving film get so much praise.... ok, that's a lie, you could say the same thing about The Artist, War Horse and The Descendants. Anyway, I'm in the U.S. so many of the movies on TF's list came out last year for me so they're not eligible. I think on the whole, 2011 has been a terrible year for movies. My top 5: Drive, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Ides of March, Shame and Contagion. Honorable mentions to A Dangerous Method, Moneyball & The Conspirator. Worst films of 2011: The Help, The Rum Diary and Fast Five. Honorable mentions to Bridesmaids, Water for Elephants, The Green Hornet and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (that's right, I said it).

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    • joker16

      Dec 28th 2011, 18:28

      @KingofCock My previous comment addressed YOU in no way, shape or form. So I'm puzzled as to why you felt the need to respond to my comment, oh, that's right, I forgot..... the world revolves around you and if someone makes a comment about something, they must be speaking about YOU. And by the way, I remain in a constant state of "chill." And stop wishing everyone a "merry Christmas," c u n t.

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    • StevePotter

      Dec 29th 2011, 0:41

      I don't even like the KingofCinema, but that was a little bit uncalled for, joker.

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    • joker16

      Dec 29th 2011, 2:12

      @StevePotter Dude, this guy used to tell me and many others to go kill themselves and wished cancer on those he disagreed with. Just cause he's decided to put up a facade of humility doesn't mean I'm gonna play ball too.

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    • BoomStick

      Dec 29th 2011, 12:42

      Just to get back on-thread 1 - Tree of Life. 2 - Drive. 3 - Melancholia. 4 - Black Swan. 5 - Blue Valentine. 6 - The Fighter. 7 - Moneyball. 8 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes. 9 - Attack the Block. 10 - True Grit Shamefully, I have not seen Tinker Tailor, Snowtown, Dragon Tattoo or Kill List but I have a strong suspicion that these four films might displace a few in my list above. All in all, 2011 was pretty good for film - a lacklustre summer, sure, but we got Malick doing things nobody else can, Von Trier orchestrating beautiful destruction, Ryan Gosling owning, some new talent emerging (Ayoade, Cornish, Øvredal etc) and some kick a*s Hollywood Outsiders really hitting their stride (Fincher, Aronofsky, Coen Brothers, O'Russell) Although we didn't get a huge tentpole movie of real quality like Inception, it seems to me that 2011 will be looked back upon as the foundation year. Hopefully, the last year of lazy sequels and reboots (no problems with sequels and reboots, just put a bit of effort in) Planet showed us what can be achieved if you put your noggin into it, the last year of vulgar and vacuous s**t like Transformers and the turning point for mainstream cinema. I hope. 2012 is shaping up to be the year that cinema of the 21st Century came of age with some truly remarkable looking films coming out that are sure to change a few things - but lets not forget what 2011 gave us. I'm still looking at you Gosling.

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    • StevePotter

      Dec 29th 2011, 22:27

      Oh, I know that Joker. But it's Christmas time! Can't we all just be friends until at least January?

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    • joker16

      Dec 30th 2011, 15:46

      @StevePotter I'd rather be friends with Mussolini.

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    • StevePotter

      Dec 30th 2011, 17:59

      @joker Oh, come on. What's two more days of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men going to hurt?

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    • joker16

      Dec 30th 2011, 19:21

      @StevePotter My sanity

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    • StevePotter

      Dec 30th 2011, 21:02

      @joker It's New Years! What better time to go a little crazy?

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 31st 2011, 14:49

      I actually laughed my a*s off at Dalidab's best of 2011 list. And agree with joker, Dalidab's as much of a c u n t at the season of goodwill as he is every other time, he just keeps wishing people merry christmas as he goes about his cuntish ways.

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    • StevePotter

      Dec 31st 2011, 19:51

      WHOOOO! Happy New Year's Eve everyone! How are you all celebrating?!

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    • joker16

      Jan 1st 2012, 23:12

      He calls us "bullies" and then tells us we "deserve to die." Ahh Dalidab, you're a walking contradiction.

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    • writerdave87

      Jan 2nd 2012, 18:57

      Tbh Dalidab, the biggest bully on here is probably you. You are simply just a horrifically unpleasant, fat little failure of a human being. The only way you're bigger than me is your waistline.

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Jan 4th 2012, 13:32

      Hard to pick a top 10, a lot of good films to choose from in 2011, but it would probably be something like: 1) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, 2) Crazy, Stupid, Love, 3) 127 Hours, 4) Melancholia, 5) Hugo, 6) The Tree Of Life, 7) Warrior, 8) The Way, 9) Black Swan, 10) Blue Valentine. Honourable mentions would be; Take Shelter, The Kill List, Drive, The King's Speech, Horrible Bosses, The Fighter, One Day, Ghosted, The Artist, Real Steel, X-Men: First Class, A Separation, Attack The Block, The Lincoln Lawyer, Troll Hunter, Source Code, Submarine and Rabbit Hole.

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Jan 4th 2012, 13:34

      Also really want to see Snowtown, Animal Kingdom, The Guard, The Skin I Live In and We Need To Talk About Kevin.

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