Film Comment: 50 Best Released Films of 2011

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Film Comment: 50 Best Released Films of 2011 [poll of over 120 critics and film journalists]

  1. The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick
  2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  3. Melancholia – Lars von Trier
  4. A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
  5. A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg
  6. Mysteries of Lisbon – Raoul Ruiz
  7. Certified Copy – Abbas Kiarostami
  8. Meek’s Cutoff – Kelly Reichardt
  9. Hugo – Martin Scorsese
  10. Poetry – Lee Chang-dong
  11. Film Socialisme – Jean-Luc Godard
  12. Le Havre – Aki Kaurismäki
  13. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu – Andrei Ujica
  14. Le quattro volte – Michelangelo Frammartino
  15. The Descendants – Alexander Payne
  16. Nostalgia for the Light – Patricio Guzmán
  17. A Brighter Summer Day – Edward Yang
  18. Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
  19. Take Shelter – Jeff Nichols
  20. Margaret – Kenneth Lonergan
  21. Shame – Steve McQueen
  22. Drive – 
Nicolas Winding Refn
  23. Cave of Forgotten Dreams – Werner Herzog
  24. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson
  25. To Die Like a Man – João Pedro Rodrigues
  26. The Interrupters – Steve James
  27. The Artist
 – Michel Hazanavicius
  28. Tuesday, After Christmas – Radu Muntean
  29. Aurora – Cristi Puiu
  30. Weekend – Andrew Haigh
  31. The Skin I Live In – Pedro Almodóvar
  32. City of Life and Death
 – Lu Chuan
  33. Contagion – Steven Soderbergh
  34. Of Gods and Men
 – Xavier Beauvois
  35. Martha Marcy May Marlene – Sean Durkin
  36. Bridesmaids – Paul Feig
  37. The Trip – Michael Winterbottom
  38. Moneyball – Bennett Miller
  39. The Arbor – Clio Barnard
  40. The Future
 – Miranda July
  41. Incendies
 – Denis Villeneuve
  42. Super 8 – J.J. Abrams
  43. United Red Army – Koji Wakamatsu
  44. Road to Nowhere – Monte Hellman
  45. Tabloid – Errol Morris
  46. Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rupert Wyatt
  47. Terri
 – Azazel Jacobs
  48. J. Edgar – Clint Eastwood
  49. Jane Eyre – Cary Joji Fukunaga
  50. Pina
 – Wim Wenders