Anyone who knows about Quentin Tarantino’s love of movies will know his tastes range from classic examples of the medium to exploitative schlock. So it should come as little surprise that his list of favorite films, directors and screeplays of 2011 is pretty varied.
According to the Quentin Tarantino Archives, his favorite dozen films had some award contenders, like his No. 1 pick Midnight in Paris, but some more genre-oriented flicks also made the cut: Rise of the Planet of the Apes at No. 2, X-Men: First Class at No. 5, Attack the Block at No. 7, Red State at No. 8 and Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers rounding out the list.
The Pulp Fiction director also liked Captain America: The First Avenger, Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Hugo and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol as well.
When it came to Tarantino’s original screenplay awards, he gave nods to Red State and Attack the Block as well as Rise of the Planet of the Apes and X-Men: First Class in the best adapted screenplay category. It’s a good showing for geeky movies, but then again, 2011 was a pretty good year for them in general.