The International Business Times (Ibtimes) has announced a list of the top ten best movies based on Rotten Tomatoes critics.
Top 10 best movies of 2011 are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Drive, Source Code, Bridesmaids, Rango, X-Men: First Class, The Tree of Life and Super 8.
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a 2011 epic fantasy film, in which the evil dragon is vanquished by Harry Potter, who is helped by Ron and Hermione. The grand finale of the Harry Potter film series opened to universal critical acclaim and is among the best reviewed films of 2011.
It received 96 percent “rotten” approval rating from critics based on 266 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and an average score of 8.4/10.
Moneyball is a 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller and is easily one of the best movies of the year with a great plot and a powerful performance by Brad Pitt.
The protagonist’s outrage against major league baseball’s systemic inequities closely mirrors the simmering acrimony between America’s haves and have-nots; both problems have an equally simple and an equally improbable solution.
3. Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris is a 2011 romantic comedy-fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers around a family that goes to Paris on business, and two young people, engaged to be married in the fall, have experiences there that change their lives.
Drive is a 2011 American crime drama film, starring Ryan Gosling as the principal character, with Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston and Albert Brooks.
The film was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and is adapted from the 2005 James Sallis novel of the same name. The plot centers on a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman and discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
5. Source Code
Source Code is a 2011 American science fiction-techno-thriller film directed by Duncan Jones. The mind-bending plot centers on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.
Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig. The plot revolves around two women’s fight for the right to plan their friend’s wedding party.
Rango is a 2011 American original animated comedy-adventure film directed by Gore Verbinski, who is well known for directing the films The Ring and Pirates of the Caribbean. The story centers an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.
8. X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon. The movie acts as a prequel for the X-Men trilogy. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were friends and still discovering their powers, working together with mutants, some are familiar, some are not. In the process of saving the world from a great enemy, a rift develops between the two, which begins the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
9. The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a 2011 American drama with experimental elements starring Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. Written and directed by Terrence Malick, the Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
10. Super 8
Super 8 is 2011 Sci-Fi mystery, written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Super 8 hit its marks just enough to push the story and the kids along various scenes and events, similar to Spielberg films of old. The adult roles act mostly as tools of exposition and obstacles to the kids, which is far too often the case with films led by children. The main credit is due to the young actors who excelled in their roles as adult-minded children in contrast to the childish-adults played by their older counterparts.