12/24/2011

Screensucked.com's Top 10 Movies of 2011


2011 is the year Ryan Gosling dominated the Screensucked Top 10 Movies list. Top-billing three of the top films of the year, Mr. Gosling has solidified his stature as an actor that knows what projects to get involved with.

But the top film goes to Black Swan, on of my favorite psychological thrillers of all time. Natalie Portman won an Oscar for her performance and it a very well-deserved win.

Technically speaking, Black Swan was released in 2010, but I caught it this year. But for films released this year only, Drive takes the top spot.

This is also the first year that a non-Hollywood film cracked the Top 10. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Lady in the Septic Tank) may not be popular outside of the Philippines, but it's movie serious film fans should consider.

Here's Screensucked.com's Top 10 Movies of 2011:

1. Black Swan (5/5)

Black Swan earns all its praise from Portman's brilliant performance and Aronofsky's deft directing, as the two made ballet intensely watchable from where I sat in the theater. This movie is a definite "must watch" for serious film fans.

2. Drive (4.5/5)

Gritty and polished, this film is one of the best car films to date. Go watch Drive now.

3. 127 Hours (4.5/5)

James Franco is just terrific in the film and Danny Boyle continues his string of great movies. Regardless of the Oscar outcome, 127 Hours is a winner.

4. The Ides of March (4.5/5)

The Ides of March is one of the best political dramas of the year and it doesn't hurt that fan faves George Clooney and Ryan Gosling are there.

5. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (4.5/5)

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank is a smart and very likeable indie film that folks should catch at Cinemalaya Film Festival; I highly recommend it.

6. X-Men: First Class (4.5/5)

X-Men: First Class is well-executed and will make people look forward to the next X-Men films; a definite must-see!

7. Super 8 (4.5/5)

Super 8 is a must-watch in my books and I'm sure a lot of folks will find out that while it's not a superhero movie, it's really super in its own right.

8. Source Code (4.5/5)

I hope Source Code is a sign that Hollywood is making a trend of making smart action-thrillers that are high on concept. Source Code is a "can't miss" film that delivers.

9. Crazy, Stupid, Love (4/5)

None the less, I think there should be more rom-coms like Crazy, Stupid, Love.

10. Contagion (4/5)

Contagion is a film worth watching, and I wouldn't be surprised if you buy hand sanitizers after watching.


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