Lists 2011!--Week #2--Movies

I love movies--don't you? Here are my movie lists for 2011, some having to do with movies coming out this year or at least movies I saw this year for the first time and the rest consisting of topics of personal interest, because, well, lists are just fun to make!

Top 5 Movies I Saw This Year That Really Surprised Me (in a good way)
  1. In The Loop (Funny!)
  2. The Road (Depressing, disturbing, and yet hopeful)
  3. Catfish (Is this for real?)
  4. Lars and the Real Girl (Oh so very touching and not what I expected. And did I mention Ryan Gosling? New man-crush!)
  5. Sunshine (Zombie sci-fi! And the sun!--it's so big and bright)

Top 5 Movies I Want to See the Most That Have Come Out/Are Coming Out This Year (that I have not yet seen)
  1. Hugo
  2. The Adventures of Tintin
  3. Warhorse
  4. The Descendants
  5. Drive

Filmakers Whose Movies I Love But Who Also Thoroughly Depress and/or Confuse Me
  1. Ingmar Bergman (SO good but Soooo depressing)
  2. Stanley Kubrick (Can you feel the angst?)
  3. Wes Anderson (only half the time)
  4. P.T. Anderson (only 3/4 of the time)
  5. Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jonze (Have you SEEN Synecdoche, New York?)
  6. Akira Kurosawa (Did you know he tried to commit suicide once?)

Top 5 Coen Brothers’ Films (In order) (Because they are my most favoritist of all)
  1. The Big Lebowski
  2. No Country For Old Men
  3. Barton Fink
  4. A Serious Man
  5. Fargo

Top 5 Least Favorite Coen Brothers’ Films (#1 is my least favorite)
  1. The Ladykillers (oh what an awful film)
  2. Intolerable Cruelty (it had its moments, but still...)
  3. The Hudsucker Proxy (many, many great moments, but many blah moments as well)
  4. Miller’s Crossing (definitely not a BAD film, and again, definitely some great moments, but on the whole it fell flat for me)
  5. True Grit (If I’m to be honest with myself, I didn’t really enjoy this movie that much, at least not compared to their other films. It left me mostly cold.)

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Lists 2011!: Week #1: Music
Lists 2011!: Week #2—Movies
Lists 2011: Week #3—Absolute Favorites and Books
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Meredith said...

"No Jean, no money, NO JEAN, NO MONEY!"

PostConsumer Reports said...

I KNOW. I think it's that I saw Barton Fink and A Serious Man more recently and they're both pretty deep, whereas I saw Fargo a long time ago and about 4 times since. It would have been my number 2, but then I saw all the other ones.