Mike Fleming

His own films often show up on year-end lists, so why shouldn’t Quentin Tarantino posit his own picks? Tarantino, readying Django Unchained with Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz, has unveiled his top 11 2011 films list on The Quentin Tarantino Archives website. Tarantino has eclectic and broad film tastes, so perhaps it’s not surprising that overlooked films like The Beaver, Red State, The Three Musketeers, The Green Hornet and The Green Lantern rate high Q scores.

Tarantino’s Top Eleven
1. Midnight In Paris
2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
3. Moneyball
4. The Skin I Live In
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Young Adult
7. Attack The Block
8. Red State
9. Warrior
10. The Artist/Our Idiot Brother (tie)
11. The Three Musketeers

Others he liked (no particular order)
50/50
Beginners
Hugo
The Iron Lady
Carnage
Green Hornet
Green Lantern
Captain America
The Descendants
My Week With Marilyn
Fast Five
Tree Of Life
The Hangover Part II
Mission Impossible 4
The Beaver
Contagion
The Sitter
War Horse

Nice Try Award
Drive
Hannah
Drive Angry
Real Steel

Best Director
Pedro Almodovar
Bennett Miller
Woody Allen
Jason Reitman
Michel Hazanavicius

Best Original Screenplay
Midnight In Paris
Young Adult
Red State
Attack The Block
Our Idiot Brother
Beginners

Best Adapted Screenplay
Moneyball
The Skin I Live In
Carnage
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Hugo
X-Men: First Class