Quentin Tarantino has revealed his favourite (and least favourite) films of 2011.
The Quentin Tarantino Archives have got their hands on the director's rundown of the year, which yields some surprising results.
His #1 movie was Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris . It's an unexpected choice, but not underserving: it was smart, sweet and pretty damn funny, with some spot-on portrayals of '20s icons by the supporting cast.
Elsewhere, his list mixes the mainstream with the offbeat ( The Artist and Our Idiot Brother tie in 10th place!), and there are some shocks ( The Three Musketeers ? Surely an ironic joke...) and he was also kind enough to supply lists of other films he enjoyed, his favourite screenplays, and his worst films of the year.
Check out the lists in full below:
Quentin Tarantino’s official Top 11 of 2011
1. Midnight In Paris
2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
4. The Skin I Live In
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Young Adult
7. Attack The Block
8. Red State
10. The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
11. The Three Musketeers
Others considered in no particular order
The Iron Lady
My Week With Marilyn
The Tree Of Life
The Hangover Part II
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Nice Try Award
Best Original Screenplay
Midnight In Paris
Attack The Block
Our Idiot Brother
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Skin I live In
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
X-Men: First Class
Potiche (Trophy Wife)
Paranormal Activity 3
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained opens on 26 December 2012 (and we're expecting it to appear in plenty of our Top 10 lists…)