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Films of the year 2011

Big Screen brilliance applauded

Films of the year 2011

1. Drive: Scorsese and De Niro, Leone and Eastwood, and now, with their second film together ready to shoot, you can add Drive collaborators Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn to the list of classic cinematic sponsored_longforms. Yes, it’s that good.

2. The Fighter: Christian Bale won the Oscar, but every performance in this gritty but uplifting boxing biopic hit the mark.

3. Senna: As a grown man, it’s not generally the done thing to emerge from a cinema with tears streaming down your face. With Senna, it was impossible to avoid.

4. Tinker Tailor Solider Spy: You had to pay attention (and possibly watch it twice), but this retelling of the John Le Carré novel was stylishly shot and packed with British talent.

Then... 5. True Grit 6. Moneyball 7. Attack The Block 8. The Adventures Of Tintin 9. The Artist 10. Submarine