Sight & Sound Best Films of 2011

At the end of 2011 Sight & Sound magazine polled 100 critics and curators before collating the results into a top 10 of the best films of the year. Terence Malick’s experimental epic, The Tree of Life was voted best film, earning one and a half times as many votes as runner up A Separation.

  1. The Tree of Life — Terrence Malick
  2. A Separation — Asghar Farhadi
  3. The Kid with a Bike — Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  4. Melancholia — Lars von Trier
  5. The Artist — Michel Hazanavicius
  6. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia — Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  7. The Turin Horse — Béla Tarr
  8. We Need to Talk About Kevin — Lynne Ramsay
  9. Le quattro volte — Michelangelo Frammartino
  10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — Tomas Alfredson
  11. This is Not a Film — Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

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