tops of 2011: the 25 best films

And it all ends, to borrow a tagline from one of my 25 favorite movies.  Here are the best of the best of 2011 in one person’s humble opinion.  Here I come 2012!

#1: Super 8
dir. J.J. Abrams

#2: Higher Ground
dir. Vera Farmiga

#3: Young Adult
dir. Jason Reitman

#4: The Tree of Life
dir. Terrence Malick

#5: Jane Eyre
dir. Cary Fukunaga

#6: The Help
dir. Tate Taylor

#7: Bridesmaids
dir. Paul Feig

#8: 50/50
dir. Jonathan Levine

#9: The Interrupters
dir. Steve James

#10: The Skin I Live In
dir. Pedro Almodovar

#11: Moneyball
dir. Bennett Miller

#12: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
dir. David Yates

#13: The Muppets
dir. James Bobin

#14: Rango
dir. Gore Verbinski

#15: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
dir. Tomas Alfredson

#16: Source Code
dir. Duncan Jones

#17: Hugo
dir. Martin Scorsese

#18: A Separation
dir. Asghar Farhadi

#19: The Artist
dir. Michel Hazanavicius

#20: Drive
dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

#21: War Horse
dir. Steven Spielberg

#22: Midnight in Paris
dir. Woody Allen

#23: Crazy Stupid Love
dir. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

#24: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
dir. Stephen Daldry

#25: Insidious
dir. James Wan
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