Art Departmental’s Top 10 Favourite Films of 2011

Art DepartMENTAL's 2011 Top 10 Favourite Films- Tree of LifeIf there is anything I love more than production design it is film in and of itself. I see roughly 250-300 films a year so while I definitely have a bit of catching up to do I did engulf quite a few films last year. However, I’m still kicking myself that I have yet to see A Separation which I’ve been told is phenomenal. Perhaps once I see it this list will change but as of right now, on Oscar Sunday, here are my Top 10 Favourites of 2011! Don’t judge. Oh, okay, you can judge.


10) MONEYBALL

Director: Bennett Miller


9) MARGIN CALL

Director: J.C. Chandor


8 ) BEGINNERS

Director: Mike Mills


7) MELANCHOLIA

Director:  Lars von Trier


6) CAFÉ DE FLORE

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée


5) HUGO

Director: Martin Scorsese


4) SHAME

Director:  Steve McQueen


3) MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Director: Woody Allen


2) DRIVE

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn


1) THE TREE OF LIFE

Director: Terrence Malick


Honorable Mentions: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Bridesmaids, Young Adult, Take Shelter, The Descendants, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Artist and Monsieur Lazhar

Movies I have yet to see thus didn’t make it on the list: A Separation, Margaret, Le Havre, Weekend, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Worst Film of the Year: New Year’s Eve


What were your favourite films of 2011?

Rose Lagacé | @artdepartmental

Posted by Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

  1. Not having seen many of the nominees, I am in no position to judge the best. But since HUGO picked up awards for cinematography and PD/Set Dec, it must be a movie I must get on Blue Ray. Let’s see what else rises to the top tonight.

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    1. I really loved Hugo. It’s a sweetly nostalgic film. I was hoping it would win best picture since I knew The Tree of Life didn’t stand a chance.

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  2. *Head slap* I still need to see CAFÉ DE FLORE.

    I must say, it’s a fine list!

    The BEGINNERS is such a good film, I`m really glad to see it there.

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    1. Thanks. Yes. you must see Cafe de flore. it will have you weeping.

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  4. We Need To Talk About Kevin is as equally stunning as it is eerie, a definite must see!

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