2011 in Film

December 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

  1. The Best Years of Our Lives
  2. True Grit (2010)
  3. On the Waterfront
  4. Ben-Hur (1959)
  5. Valentine’s Day
  6. Let’s Be Happy
  7. The Earrings of Madame de . . .
  8. Last Summer
  9. The King’s Speech
  10. Tammy and the Bachelor
  11. Triumph of the Will/Triumph des Willens
  12. Samson and Delilah (1949)
  13. Lost Horizon
  14. The Adventures of Hajji Baba
  15. The Student Prince 
  16. The Rains of Ranchipur
  17. Having Wonderful Time
  18. The Jungle Book (1942)
  19. Clambake
  20. She’s Working Her Way through College
  21.  Project Nim
  22. Holiday in Mexico
  23. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  24. Romance on the High Seas
  25. Stage Door
  26. Teenage Rebel 
  27. The Godless Girl
  28. Duchess of Idaho
  29. Pagan Love Song
  30. High Time
  31. Easy A
  32. A Yank at Oxford
  33. Million Dollar Mermaid
  34. On Moonlight Bay
  35. Skirts Ahoy!
  36. Bridesmaids
  37. A Summer Place
  38. Valley of the Dolls
  39. So Long at the Fair
  40. Ever After
  41. Shutter Island
  42. Springtime in the Rockies
  43. Flight of the Lost Balloon
  44. Senior Prom
  45. June Bride
  46. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
  47. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  48. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  49. Horrible Bosses
  50. A Regle du Jeu/The Rules of the Game
  51. Ugetsu
  52. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  53. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  54. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  55. Broken Blossoms
  56. Dial M for Murder
  57. Those Redheads from Seattle
  58. King Richard and the Crusaders
  59. Rocket Science
  60. Cars
  61. Big Trouble in Little China
  62. Tangled
  63. Wild Cherry
  64. The Girls on the Beach
  65. Campus Rhythm
  66. St. Elmo’s Fire
  67. Our Idiot Brother
  68. Howl’s Moving Castle
  69. Moneyball
  70. By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  71. Tickle Me
  72. Footlight Parade
  73. Smile (1975)
  74. Kismet (1944)
  75. Christmas in Connecticut
  76. Mulan
  77. Pigskin Parade
  78. The Shop around the Corner
  79. Week-end in Havana
  80. Mildred Pierce
  81. Pretty in Pink
  82. Anne of Green Gables (1934)
  83. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  84. Holiday Affair
  85. Jailhouse Rock
  86. How to be Very, Very Popular
  87. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949)
  88. The Man Who Came to Dinner
  89. Hugo
  90. The Oppposite Sex
  91. Your Cheatin’ Heart
  92. Der Tiger von Eschnapur/The Tiger of Eschnapur
  93. Let’s Go Collegiate
  94. The Far Country
  95. Heidi (1937)

Let’s just compare the first five movies of the year to the last five. I think we can all agree that the trajectory of this year has been, uh . . . downward. (Of course, the atrociousness of Valentine’s Day, which my sister forced me to watch, might balance out the three confirmed classics and the one that seems destined to become one.) Actually, maybe that’s not true–the biggest lull came in August and September, when I was traveling and then moving, and barely watched anything for two months. Things picked up again in quantity, if not in quality, as the weather turned cold.

Notes on what I list: Any movie that I see in full for the first time. If I’ve seen it before but don’t remember it, it counts. If I’ve seen it before but remember the vast majority of scenes, I don’t.

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