Film Society Top 10 Lists

What are your favorite movies of the year?

Here at the Film Society, a few of us has compiled our lists of the best movies of the year. With the exception of one of our renegade colleagues, we've limited our rosters to films released theatrically in New York City during calendar year 2011. 

Matt Bolish, Executive Office
Unranked, in no particular order:

Drive
Source Code
Hugo
The Artist
13 Assassins
Bridesmaids
Ides of March
Attack The Block
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Meek's Cutoff

Anne Chaisson,  Associate Director of Development, Sponsorship

1. Melancholia
2. Tyrannosaur
3. The Artist
4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
5. Margin Call
6. The Descendants
7. Ides of March
8. Moneyball
9. We Need to Talk About Kevin
10. Margaret

Isa Cucinotta, Programming Operations

1. A Separation
2. Hugo
3. Le Havre
4. Le Quattro Volte
5. Martha Marcy May Marlene
6. Meek's Cutoff
7. Melancholia
8. Rise of the Planet Apes
9. The Tree of Life
10. Tuesday After Christmas

Eugene Hernandez, Director of Digital Strategy

1. The Tree of Life
2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
3. Mysteries of Lisbon
4. Le quattro volte
5. Hell and Back Again
6. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
7. Melancholia
8. A Separation 
9. Le Havre
10. Nostalgia for the Light

Matt Kaszanek, Executive Office
Unranked, in alphabetical order:

The Artist
Bridesmaids
Cold Weather
Coriolanus
Drive
Littlerock
Midnight in Paris
Mysteries of Lisbon
Senna
The Trip

Nick Kemp, Content Coordinator

1. A Separation
2. Weekend
3. Bridesmaids
4. Beginners
5. To Die Like a Man
6. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
7. The Tree of Life
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
9. Young Adult
10. Tabloid

Laura Kern, Managing Editor, Film Comment

1. The Artist
2. Warrior
3. Melancholia
4. Le quattro volte
5. Jane Eyre
6. Point Blank
7. The Double Hour
8. Tabloid
9. Littlerock
10. Tomboy

Marian Masone, Associate Director of Programming, Special Programs and Industry
In alphabetical order:

Black Power Mix Tape
Circumstance
The Descendants
Le Havre
Midnight In Paris
Mysteries Of Lisbon
Of Gods And Men
Page One
Pariah
The Yellow Sea

Each one, in totally different ways, moved me, excited me, drew me in to the story/subject in a visceral way. So there! Happy new year!

Alisha Neumaier, Graphic Designer

1. Margin Call
2. A Better Life
3. Bill Cunningham New York
4. Harry Potter 2
5. Young Adult
6. Source Code
7. Super 8
8. My Week With Marilyn
9. Jane Eyre
10. Kung Fu Panda 2

David Ninh, Publicist

In no order, except Melancholia is my top.

Melancholia
The Descendants
A Separation
13 Assassins
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
Drive
I feel like I'm the only one who seems to have really loved it, but Shame
The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
Beginners

Bryce Richardson, Senior Accountant

1. A Brighter Summer Day
2. Uncle Boonmee
3. My Joy
4. Tree of Life
5. Meeks Cutoff
6. A Separation
7. 13 Assassins
8. Cold Weather
9. Poetry 
10. Beginners
10b. Drive 

Kazu Watanabe, House Manager

1. The Tree of Life
2. Certified Copy
3. A Separation
4. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
5. Meek's Cutoff
6. Le Quattro Volte
7. A Dangerous Method
8. The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
9. Midnight in Paris
10. Cave of Forgotten Dreams

John Wildman, Senior Publicist

My 2011 Top Ten list is comprised of this year’s films that most excited me, entertained me, and gave me hope that there were new artists and great film minds coming up with cool-ass ideas that I could look forward to for the near future. These films managed to convince me that as bad as the film business is right now and as difficult as it is to make a film that isn’t a sequel or a re-make, product placement fest, mind-numbingly stupid or wrist-cuttingly boring, that it can be done to ever-dizzying heights.

1. Bellflower
2. The Color Wheel
3. Green
4. A Separation
5. Melancholia
6. I Saw The Devil
7. Martha Marcy May Marlene
8. Pariah
9. Miss Bala
10. The Woman

blog comments powered by Disqus
Thank You to Our Sponsors

Next Article x

Spend the Holidays with Film Society of Lincoln Center! image

Spend the Holidays with Film Society of Lincoln Center!

While you're off from work we'll be working hard to bring you great new releases like "Albert Nobbs," "Pina," and "Pariah," as well as great family options like "Miss Minoes," "Mary Poppins," "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," "A Trip to the Moon" and "Explorers!"

Read More »