We Eat Films’ Top 5 Movies of 2011

Written by Barfoot December 31, 2011

We Eat Films Top 5 Movie of 2011

5. Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris is a smart comedy, featuring many 1920s literary, musical, and artistic references; it is the perfect film for lovers of literature.

Owen Wilson stars as Gil Pender, an American writer on vacation with his ditzy finance, Inez (Rachel McAdams) and her neo-conservative parents. They are accompanied by the arrogant art critic Paul and his wife Carol (Michael Sheen and Nina Arianda, respectively). Seeking an escape from his fiancee’s family and relatives, Gil wanders the streets of Paris appreciating its beauty and longing for the artistic boom of the 1920s. As if by accident, he finds himself traveling back through time to this magnificent period where he runs into Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Tom HIddleston and Alison Pill, respectively), Hemingway (Corey Stoll), and Picasso (Marcial Di Fonzo Bo). Full Review…

4. Crazy. Stupid. Love.

The romantic comedy, more than any other film genre, has been dissected by Hollywood and collapsed into a single static, invariable formula. It’s not like the action movie, or comedy, or science fiction genre where there’s at least some element of surprise pertaining to what’s going to happen next (unless you’ve seen one of those annoying trailers that spoils the whole movie…but I digress). Full Review

3. 50/50

So cancer is…funny?

50/50, directed by Jonathan Levine, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer,Inception) as Adam Lerner, a 27-year-old man who develops a rare form of cancer. This probably sounds like the beginning of some sappy drama, but in fact the film is often laugh-out-loud hilarious. Full Review

2. X-Men: First Class

1. Drive

Nick Workman: Senior News Editor

5. Tree of Life

4. Barney’s Version

3. Bridesmaids

2. Midnight in Paris

1. Drive

Josh Litman: Senior Movie Reviews Editor

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)

4. X-Men First Class

3. Crazy. Stupid. Love.

2. Drive

1. 50/50

Brad Bangsboll: Nerd Alert Editor

5. Stupid. Crazy. Love.

4. X-Men First Class

3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

2. 50/50

1. Drive

Pam-Marie Gx: Movie Reviews Assistant Editor

5. Captain America

4. The Muppets

3. Fright Night

2. X-Men: First Class

1. Crazy. Stupid. Love.

Vanessa Vernick: Film Articles Senior Editor

5. Drive

4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

3. Crazy. Stupid. Love.

2. X-men: First Class

1. 50/50

 Shawn Lotte: Video Content Editor

5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

4. Fright Night

3. Scream 4

2. X-men: First Class

1. Drive

Patrick Barfoot: Editor-in-Chief

5. The Descendants

4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

3. Drive

2. Moneyball

1. Midnight in Paris

 

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