Over the weekend, notable vampire Quentin Tarantino took a break from draining the life force from the waitstaff at Merlotte’s to release his OFFICIAL list of the 11 best movies of 2011. (He didn’t make a Top 10 list like everybody else because he likes to have fun with stuff!) Apparently, as you will see when you read the list, Quentin Tarantino is a much more interesting film-maker than he is a list-maker. Oh, he picks some winners, and throws in a couple curveballs just to keep things FRESH, but overall it’s a pretty odd list, and not because he has such eclectic taste but just because, well, you will see, but at a certain point you kind of have to wonder why he broke his LEGENDARY silence in the first place. Isn’t he supposed to be hard at work on Django Unchjained? At the very least, shouldn’t he be jerking off while sucking on the toes of some girl who is about to get fired from her job for making the very ’90s decision to email all her friends about it? (Remember that girl? Did you read about that girl? That poor girl. Come on, girl.)

In any case, here are Quentin Tarantino’s Top 11 human victims movies of the last year:

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

Dude just HAD to squeeze an extra spot in there for THA 3 MUSKATEERS! Boom. The Quentinator, makin’ listies. Such complete and utter nonsense. He also gives an unnumbered list of Honorable Mentions, as well as handing out the Tarantinos for Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay, but obviously the biggest shrug off his his “Nice Try” award to Drive. Hahah. Right. I mean, it’s totally legitimate to dislike that movie or think it was overrated but maybe just take it easy, Quentin Tarantino. You old sour grape vampire. NICE TRY THIS LIST, MAN. (Via Playlist.)

Comments (22)
  1. Let’s be honest, his top three favorite movies are Footloose, Puss in Boots and Happy Feet II

  2. If you’re already defying convention by making it a Top 11 list instead of a Top 10 list, then why is there a tie in there? Just make it a Top 12 list, Quentin Tarantino!

  3. As someone who kind of feels ashamed to love Quentin Tarantino when I was a kid, I wanted to nominate Pulp Fiction for the WMOAT, but i caught the movie by chance on cable the other day and , holy schnikees, it holds up. There’s obviously some really cheese/disjointed parts in the movie, but it all somehow works in the end.
    In summation:
    Pulp Fiction: good movie. -Chris Trash, King of Original Observations.

    • Stay tuned for my Videogum is a good blog and Steve Winwood is a wacky character comments.

    • Agreed. Kill Bill Vol. 1 was also very good. And True Romance, although he was just a writer, was probably the best movie he’s ever worked on. I did not care for Inglorious Basterds, nor do I like Tarantino as a human being, but some of his movies are alright by me.

      • Yeah I don’t know how i feel about Ingloriouz Basterdz. So he started making a remake about Inglorious Bastards, which is kind of cool in a b-movie kind of way, but then he threw in the other story line and it just didn’t fit in with the movie. I think it was a better story than the Inglouriouz Basterdz but at that point the Basterdz are just there to make the movie seem like the Expendables.

        • I liked Inglorious Bastards a lot. I liked the Jackie Brown movie the best of all his movies. Best soundtrack of any Tarantino movie.

          I hated Kill Bill, hated Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. Its all too cutesy and fake “trashy” like a poseur admiring the pseudo authenticity of “trash culture” which you can see in that best 11 movies list above. Something disingenuous and forced post-modern about this kind of thing, but Inglorious Bastards and Jackie Brown tapped in to something good that is better than the sum of its parts kind of.

          • I also enjoyed the grindhouse movie with kurt russel as stunt man mike. that was a good movie

          • Although I agree on Reservoir Dogs and disagree on Pulp Fiction and Basterdz, all his movies have that in-jokey fake feel. I with any of his movies you can overlook flaws if he hits enough points you like.

            Another thing I didn’t like about the Basterdz is that he made the Jewish special force seem like blood thirsty goons. I know that was not his intention and that anyone with half a brain knows that Hitler was the bad guy, i just think it was a weird move.

          • thought that was like a dirty dozen kind of reference
            rad reference

    • Death Proof is really terrific, but I feel like nobody pays attention to it. Pay attention to it.

  4. This list is bullshit.

  5. You know what they call Moneyball in Paris?

    They don’t call it Moneyball?

    Nah, man. The don’t play baseball. They wouldn’t know what the fuck OPS is.

    So what do they call it?


  6. Seeing as how Gabe called him a ‘notable vampire’ in the opening sentence, it was a rare miss not to post a picture of him from From Dusk Til Dawn. Probably unnecessary, right?

  7. RED STATE?!?

  8. Others considered in no particular order

    The Iron Lady
    Green Hornet
    Green Lantern


    • And by ‘unreliable narrator,’ I’m referring to Quentin Tarantino’s taste.
      And by putting Green Lantern in bold, I also meant to put Green Hornet in bold (but mostly Green Lantern, because holy shit, seriously? Quentin CONSIDERED Green Lantern for ‘The Best of 2011!’ GROSSSSSSSSSS!)

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