Roger Ebert hates lists, but I love them. I love that lists will vary from person to person, and I love comparing them. I love the inherent problems in lists from forcing one to be a 4 and another to be a 5, when the differences between are significantly more or less than the distance between the two rankings. (Although you notice I avoid this anyway on my bookshelf page.) The end of the year brings about all kinds of "Best of" lists. Here are a few good articles about 2011.
The Best Films of 2011 - Roger Ebert
I was happy to see Hugo on the list because I also thought it rocked, but I was especially happy to see Take Shelter here. I've been dying to see that movie since I heard about it in summer, and still haven't been able to. There are a bunch of movies I want to hunt down before the Oscars (and I'll be hunting down those nominations as well).
These are the winter movies I'm dying to see, because I know you were wondering:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (ZOMG)
Sherlock Holmes 2
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Darkest Hour
The Woman in Black
Snow White and the Huntsman (summer, but already psyched)
Also, a Daughter of Smoke and Bone movie? Yes, please!
Lev Grossman on Fantasy
Not a "Best of" list, but a very good discussion of how fantasy has changed over the last century, and especially in the last decade.
Also, hilarity. Most of them, anyway.