Slant: 25 Best Films of 2011

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Slant: The 25 Best Films of 2011 [individual ballots and near-misses]

  1. Certified Copy – Abbas Kiarostami
  2. A Brighter Summer Day – Edward Yang
  3. Mysteries of Lisbon – Raoul Ruiz
  4. The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick
  5. A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
  6. Margaret – Kenneth Lonergan
  7. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  8. Tuesday, After Christmas – Radu Muntean
  9. Nostalgia for the Light – Patricio Guzmán
  10. Poetry – Lee Chang-dong
  11. Take Shelter – Jeff Nichols
  12. Film Socialisme – Jean-Luc Godard
  13. In the Family – Patrick Wang
  14. Tomboy – Céline Sciamma
  15. Beginners – Mike Mills
  16. El Sicario, Room 164 – Gianfranco Rosi
  17. A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg
  18. Leap Year – Michael Rowe
  19. Meek’s Cutoff – Kelly Reichardt
  20. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson
  21. The Time that Remains – Elia Suleiman
  22. Extraordinary Stories – Mariano Llinas
  23. The Skin I Live In – Pedro Almodóvar
  24. Hugo – Martin Scorsese
  25. Of Gods and Men – Xavier Beauvois

The Next 25

  1. The Interrupters – Steve James
  2. To Die Like a Man – Jaão Pedro Rodrigues
  3. Le Havre – Aki Kaurismäki
  4. Petition – Zhao Liang
  5. A Useful Life – Federico Veiroj
  6. [tie] Polytechnique – Denis Villeneuve
  7. Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
  8. Bellflower – Evan Glodell
  9. Love Exposure – Shion Sono
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – David Yates
  11. [tie] Putty Hill – Matthew Porterfield
  12. Road to Nowhere – Monte Hellman
  13. Cave of Forgotten Dreams – Werner Herzog
  14. [tie] Incendies – Denis Villeneuve
  15. [tie] Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn
  16. The Descendants – Alexander Payne
  17. [tie] The Mouth of the Wolf – Pietro Marcello
  18. Foreign Parts – Verena Paravel & J.P. Sniadecki
  19. [tie] Elite Squad: The Enemy Within – José Padilha
  20. [tie] The Inheritors – Eugenio Polgovsky
  21. Melancholia – Lars von Trier
  22. [tie] Senna – Asif Kapadia
  23. Carnage – Roman Polanski
  24. Bridesmaids – Paul Feig
  25. [tie] Heartbeats – Xavier Dolan