I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favoritest Movies of 2011

I was kinda hoping that this list, would be topped by a fitting farewell to Harry Potter.  Harry Potter on my lists has been, sort of a Neville Longbottom.  Not to any fault of the series, but to an abundance of nerdy, geeky, blockbustery cinematic goodness.  I wouldn't call Potter's decade a golden age for genre movies; during the interim after the Archon Masquerade, but before the awards, music was playing, movie music, the genre's greatest hits.  The golden age was from Jaws to Jedi.  This is also why Prometheus has such a special anticipation.  Ridley Scott hasn't done a Sci-Fi movie since the Golden Age, and both of his contributions to Sci-Fi back then, are still just as watchable, no, even more watchable today, if only because the average home theater today is really delivering a better experience than most of the few screen, dimly projected, an old lady's hair in your way, my arm is stuck to the seat,would someone close the door the sun is shining on the screen (Did NOT make that up!!!!) theaters we got to view Empire, and Khan in.

I haven't seen most of the movies that are topping the "critical" lists yet.  Most of those lists though are made out of buzz, and fashion.  Almost no one ever says what they like anymore.  Well, I apparently liked X-Men: First Class quite a bit.  I almost can't imagine how much I'd love this movie it it'd been about Jean, Scott, Warren and Hank.  But, had they been in this movie, it wouldn't have been about Erik and Charles.  That's the beauty of the X-Men comics, the good characters' powers and code names are completely irrelevant.  Cyclops the guy who can shoot beams out of his eyes isn't important.  Scott, the guy Jean chooses over Warren, and later Logan, is.  Sounds a bit like Twilight... I'll gag later.  But I don't think Bella ever becomes a God powered, nearly immortal entity that is wanted dead by galactic superpowers, nor has a clone who will make a demonic pact unleashing Hell on earth, or that their child will come back from the future to be a cybernetic bad-ass!  On to the list!

Oh, at #14:  That's this...

An animated anthology starring Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan.  NOT a Ryan Reynolds stripped naked except for underwear to fight the potty monster who can be defeated by what every rookie lantern is taught in basic training.  Mad at me for spoiling it?  No.  Because you deserve a better Green Lantern movie than that.  Oh, and If I hate the live action one so much, why is it at #37?  Ahead of much better movies?  I LOVE Green Lantern.  I love the idea of it being a live action movie just that much.  There were some... a few good, and enjoyable things of that movie.  Pirates 4 is a fine movie, just disappointing to it's pedigree.  And, Game of Shadows... I'll revisit it at some point.  Good friends with good taste love this movie.  But, for right now, Sherlock Neo and the Sundance Kid in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen just doesn't do it for me.

  1. X-Men: First Class
  2. Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows: Part II
  3. Captain America: The First Avenger
  4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  5. Thor
  6. The Muppets
  7. Paul
  8. Conan the Barbarian
  9. Too Big to Fail
  10. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  11. All-Star Superman
  12. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  13. Fright Night
  14. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  15. Source Code
  16. Batman: Year One
  17. Paranormal Activity 3
  18. The Adventures of Tintin
  19. Kung Fu Panda 2
  20. The Adjustment Bureau
  21. Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
  22. Larry Crowne
  23. Cowboys & Aliens
  24. Bad Teacher
  25. Rango
  26. Thor: Tales of Asgard
  27. Your Highness
  28. The Three Musketeers
  29. Fast Five
  30. Arthur
  31. Midnight in Paris
  32. Sucker Punch
  33. Super 8
  34. No Strings Attached
  35. Red Riding Hood
  36. Final Destination 5
  37. Green Lantern
  38. Drive Angry
  39. The Lincoln Lawyer
  40. Mars Needs Moms!
  41. Season of the Witch
  42. The Green Hornet
  43. Red State
  44. The Smurfs
  45. Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides
  46. Atlas Shrugged: Part 1
  47. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  48. Bridesmaids
  49. Immortals
  50. The Tree of Life
  51. Just Go with It
  52. Margin Call
  53. The Help
  54. Cars 2
  55. Battle: Los Angeles
  56. The Eagle
  57. Gnomeo and Juliet
  58. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1
  59. Rio
  60. Priest
  61. Limitless
  62. The Sunset Limited
  63. I Am Number Four
  64. Sanctum
  65. Almighty Thor
  66. Hall Pass

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