1. “Tree of Life”: All the mystery and harmony of life, in the memory-tinged detail of a small-town 1950s Texas family but writ across time and the cosmos. Terrence Malick’s radiant 2011 film maps individual existence against eternity, turning an intimate tale epic. It’s got Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain and dinosaurs and it’s one of the most sublime and soul-stirring movies ever made.
— AP Film Writer Jake Coyle
10. THE TREE OF LIFE (2011) –
This Terrence Malick-helmed film takes second bottom spot on this list, but clearly this drama still made the top 10. The Tree of Life is set in Texas, 1956. Jack is the eldest son in his family, and this story follows his innocent childhood all the way into his complicated adult years. There, he tries to reconcile his relationship with his father (Pitt) in a quest of faith and meaning of life. This movie is deep and insightful, and has the wonderful cast of Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, and of course, Brad Pitt.