The highly acclaimed Reservoir Dogs director, Quentin Tarantino, recently released a list of his Top 11 favorite movies of 2011, via The Quentin Tarantino Archives. The list is extremely varied, including a bunch of both mainstream and indie films. Although, some entries are quite unexpected, for example, The Three Musketeers was Tarantino’s 11th favorite movie. The number 1 spot was awarded to Woody Allen’s charming, Midnight in Paris, a complete opposite film compared to that of his favorite in 2010, a la, Toy Story 3.

Alas, with the good, always comes the bad and so Tarantino has also included a quite predictable worst films of 2011 list. Although, not content with just a Best and Worst list, he also revealed his favorite original screenplays, others films that just missed out on his Top 11 list and a cheeky Nice Try Award.

Check out Tarantino’s film lists of 2011 below:

Quentin Tarantino’s Official Top 11 of 2011

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 considered, in no particular order




The Iron Lady


Green Hornet

Green Lantern

Captain America

The Descendants

My Week with Marilyn

Fast Five

The Tree Of Life

The Hangover Part II

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

The Beaver


The Sitter

War Horse


Nice Try Award



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



Best Adapted Screenplay


The Skin I live In


Rise of the Planet of the Apes


X-Men: First Class


Worst Films

Sucker Punch

Potiche (Trophy Wife)




Straw Dogs

Paranormal Activity 3

Meek’s Cutoff