Hey kiddies...my list is appearing a little later than many others, because I wanted to make sure I had seen most of the promising films that were released right near the end of the year. In putting this list of the top eleven films of 2011 together, my main criteria were twofold:
1.COULD I RELATE TO IT ON A HUMAN LEVEL? (Meaning it had more substance than just great special effects and all kinds of crap getting blown up every few seconds.)
2. DID IT MAKE ME SMILE? (Either because it was damn funny, or because it touched my heart in some way--which always makes me smile.)
Yes, I've seen many of the films that appeared on other critic's lists, and most of them received at least a "B" grade from me...but they didn't quite measure up to the one's below. Nevertheless, feel free to argue in favor of anything you feel passionate about, (except the hot date you had last night) as I respond to all comments.
SO HERE WE GO--TIMMY'S TOP TEN (PLUS ONE) BEST FILMS OF 2011!
(Click on the title to see my full review of each film.)
11. Tuesday, After Christmas
10. Cowboys & Aliens
9. The Adjustment Bureau
8. Crazy, Stupid Love
7. The Names Of Love
6. Horrible Bosses
3. The Artist
2. My Week With Marilyn
1. Young Adult
Honorable mention: Hugo, I Am Number Four, Cedar Rapids, The Ides of March, The Lincoln Lawyer, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Midnight In Paris, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.