2012 Films I Want to See

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1.
21 Jump Street (2012)
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A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (109 mins.)
“ Trailer makes it look funny. I am skeptical, though. ” - beckmen
 
2.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. (105 mins.)
 
3.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
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After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
4.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ Affleck's directing career has been pretty solid, so I am sold. ” - beckmen
 
5.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ I've liked all of the Marvel films since Iron Man, and absolutley love Joss Whedon. One of the most anticipated films of the year for me. ” - beckmen
 
6.
Bachelorette (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school. (87 mins.)
Director: Leslye Headland
“ This year's Bridesmaids? The cast sports a few good comedic actors, but the writer/director is unproven. A roll of the die. ” - beckmen
 
7.
Battleship (2012)
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A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. (131 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ Adapting the boardgame 'Battleship' into a film is a terrible idea, but the trailer makes it look like a fun scifi/action popcorn flick. Fun is fun, I want to see it. ” - beckmen
 
8.
Being Flynn (2012)
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Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
“ About a Boy was good, and the cast suggests something a bit higher-brow than a lot of Weitz' crappy movies. ” - beckmen
 
9.
Bernie (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp. (99 mins.)
“ Linklater? Ticket sold. ” - beckmen
 
10.
Deadfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration. (95 mins.)
“ Very skeptical, but I love me a good action flick. ” - beckmen
 
11.
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. (135 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
“ I've enjoyed the series thus far, and am really hoping that the action is shot and edited by somebody with the gift of sight. ” - beckmen
 
12.
Bullet to the Head (2012)
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After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy. (92 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ On one hand, I don't think I have liked a Walter Hill-directed film since 'The Warriors' (and he nearly ruined the film with his Director's Cut), on the other hand...it's Stallone. ” - beckmen
 
13.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
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Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ I mentioned I want to have Joss Wheon's babies, right? ” - beckmen
 
14.
Casa de mi Padre (2012)
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Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord. (84 mins.)
Director: Matt Piedmont
“ The trailer sold me. Looks like off-the-wall hilarity. ” - beckmen
 
15.
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. (92 mins.)
 
16.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
 
17.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
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Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
 
18.
Cosmopolis (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
 
19.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
 
20.
Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer. (91 mins.)
 
21.
The Dictator (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. (83 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ Regardless of the cultural saturation, I found both Borat and Bruno hilarious. Sasha was also great in Talladega Nights, and Ali G was amusing as well. Consider me a fan. Even though the trailer makes it look way too broad and slapsticky for my tastes... ” - beckmen
 
22.
The Divide (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic. (112 mins.)
Director: Xavier Gens
“ Hitman was good, and I dig the premise. Plus, I am a sucker for Michael Biehn and it's not often he does tolerable-looking films these days. ” - beckmen
 
23.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ It's QT, 'nuff said. ” - beckmen
 
24.
The Campaign (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers. (85 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ I like the two leads, and I guess that trumps my dislike for the director. It'll probably be a let-down, but only one way to find out. ” - beckmen
 
25.
Dredd (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. (95 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
“ Scifi and guns, yay. ” - beckmen
 
26.
The English Teacher (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York. (93 mins.)
Director: Craig Zisk
“ The director has a list of impressive TV comedies under his belt, and the cast and synopsis sound good enough. ” - beckmen
 
27.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. (103 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ On one hand the cast is amazing and the director has Con Air under his belt. On the other hand, the first one was a disappointment, this one is PG-13 and the director has only done one really good movie. This is where optimistic pessimism comes in handy. ” - beckmen
 
28.
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. (124 mins.)
“ From the team who brought us Forgetting Sarah Marshall, aka one of my favorite comedies ever. ” - beckmen
 
29.
Gangster Squad (2013)
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It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city. (113 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
 
30.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. (110 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
“ The first movie was OK, and this one boasts a pretty good cast. ” - beckmen
 
31.
Grabbers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Jon Wright
“ Dark Horizons: "A fun low-budget Irish indie sci-fi monster movie set on an island off the coast, this is pure creature feature - think "Waking Ned Devine" meets "Deep Rising" with eccentric characters, lewd jokes, dead whales, decapitated fishermen and Lovecraftian squid monsters." Sounds like a lot of fun. ” - beckmen
 
32.
Gravity (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ The director of Children of Men, the star of the Solaris remake. I am expecting this to be this year's Moon. Small-scale, well-crafted scifi film. ” - beckmen
 
33.
The Grey (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ "On the down side, there's a lot of dull pretentious philosophising about the heartlessness of nature and god. On the up side, you get to see a man punch a wolf in the face." -Siobhan Synnot's negative review, only makes me want to see it more. Plus, it's Carnahan who has yet to let me down. ” - beckmen
 
34.
Haywire (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. (93 mins.)
“ Already saw it, but including it here anyway. It was good, BTW. ” - beckmen
 
35.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
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A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (104 mins.)
“ Buzz is good, the story sound alright and the directors last did Little Miss Sunshine. ” - beckmen
 
36.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ No-brainer. PS: That song in the trailer, I want it. ” - beckmen
 
37.
Hunter Killer (????)
An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Director: Donovan Marsh
“ Fuqua can helm a competent actioner. ” - beckmen
 
38.
That's My Boy (2012)
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While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding. (116 mins.)
Director: Sean Anders
“ Hot Tub Time Machine was funny, even if some of it was quite juvenile. I also like Samberg and like Sandler when he's not doing *beep* ” - beckmen
 
39.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
“ Coen Brothers. ” - beckmen
 
40.
Intruders (2011)
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Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. (100 mins.)
 
41.
Iron Sky (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018. (93 mins.)
Director: Timo Vuorensola
“ Moon Nazis. Also, the movie's crowdsourced production appeals to the Pinko Commie Scum in me. ” - beckmen
 
42.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
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Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife. (83 mins.)
 
43.
John Carter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior. (132 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Spaaaaaaaaace! ” - beckmen
 
44.
Juan of the Dead (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. (92 mins.)
“ Saw a trailer a few months ago, and if looks like a quirky, fun little flick. ” - beckmen
 
45.
Looper (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (119 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ JGL is one of my favorite actors, Bruce Willis is a legend and Rian Johnson's 'Brick' was bad-ass, as was his episode of Breaking Bad. The concept also sounds great. One of the most anticipated movies of the year for me. ” - beckmen
 
46.
Magic Mike (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. (110 mins.)
“ Soderbergh. ” - beckmen
 
47.
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
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On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers. (95 mins.)
Director: RZA
“ Curiosity might be my biggest reason to see this one, to be honest. ” - beckmen
 
48.
The Master (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
“ Paul Thomas Anderson hasn't always wowed me, but his last two films have. Also, I have been a Hoffman fan since Love Liza. ” - beckmen
 
49.
Men in Black 3 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (106 mins.)
“ I dug the first two films, and Josh Brolin as a young Tommy Lee Jones just sounds spectacular. ” - beckmen
 
50.
The Moth Diaries (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret? (82 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
“ The director of American Psycho. ” - beckmen
 
51.
Lockout (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. (95 mins.)
“ The trailer makes it look like a Shane Black-scripted scifi flick. Guy Pearce is due for another good film. ” - beckmen
 
52.
The Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. (102 mins.)
Director: Akiva Schaffer
“ A lot of talented comedians involved in this, seems like a high chance for at least an amusing trip to the movies. ” - beckmen
 
53.
Only God Forgives (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death. (90 mins.)
“ The last time Gosling and Refn teamed up, we got 'Drive'. Ticket sold. ” - beckmen
 
54.
Phantom (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery. (98 mins.)
Director: Todd Robinson
“ A submarine is a good place for a tension-filled horror movie. 'Below' didn't quite get that right, let's hope this one does. ” - beckmen
 
55.
Piranha 3DD (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark. (83 mins.)
Director: John Gulager
“ The last film was schlocky goodness with plenty of laughs, this one takes place at a freaking water park. Looks hilarious. Let's hope some of them have wings like in James Cameron's directorial debut. ” - beckmen
 
56.
Premium Rush (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. (91 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Although, if it gets skewered by critics...I might not rush to see it. ” - beckmen
 
57.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The fact that it's a pseudo-prequel to Alien was enough to sell me as it is. The excellent teaser trailer and great things the cast is saying about the script just drive it home. Among my top 5 anticipated films of the year. ” - beckmen
 
58.
Red Dawn (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. (93 mins.)
Director: Dan Bradley
“ Again, curiosity. Also the cast is decent. ” - beckmen
 
59.
Red Lights (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. (114 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
 
60.
Red Tails (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. (125 mins.)
“ Vvvvvrrrroooooom! (and George Lucas) ” - beckmen
 
61.
Return (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life. (97 mins.)
Director: Liza Johnson
“ The synopsis sounds like a good character study, and Cardellini has got some chops. ” - beckmen
 
62.
Robot & Frank (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. (89 mins.)
Director: Jake Schreier
 
63.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. (101 mins.)
Director: Lorene Scafaria
 
64.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ In Bruges was a solid effort, and the synopsis and cast look good. ” - beckmen
 
65.
Silent House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences. (86 mins.)
“ Elizabeth Olsen grabbed my attention with Martha May Marcy whatever, and the film is supposed to be one uninterrupted shot put together with clever editing and visual effects. Sounds interesting. ” - beckmen
 
66.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
 
67.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ It's Bond. ” - beckmen
 
68.
Smashed (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. (81 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
“ A strong cast for what is hopefully a mature and nuanced character study. ” - beckmen
 
69.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. (127 mins.)
Director: Rupert Sanders
“ I had no interest until I saw the trailer. Some really interesting visuals here. Let's hope tonally it's more 'Lord of the Rings' than 'Twilight'... ” - beckmen
 
70.
Stoker (2013)
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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Chan-wook Park's Vengeance Trilogy are some damned fine films. I am interested to see what he will do for his first English-language film. ” - beckmen
 
71.
Taken 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. (92 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton
“ Well, I really liked the first one. ” - beckmen
 
72.
Ted (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori. (106 mins.)
Director: Seth MacFarlane
“ The plot sounds ripe for some hilarious stuff, and I still enjoy McFarlane's Family Guy. Hopefully it'll be funny, that's all I ask. ” - beckmen
 
73.
This Is 40 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart. (134 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ I have liked all of Apatow's films. Yes, even Funny People. No brainer for a fan. ” - beckmen
 
74.
Total Recall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. (118 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ Len Wiseman can direct an action scene, and his somewhat polished, over the top style might suit the story. Plus, I's a sucker for scifi. ” - beckmen
 
75.
Under the Skin (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
“ An interesting synopsis, and I dug Glazer's 'Birth'. ” - beckmen
 
76.
Upside Down (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love. (114 mins.)
Director: Juan Solanas
“ The buzz is that this is a smart, high-concept scifi flick. Sounds good to me. ” - beckmen
 
77.
Lawless (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. (116 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ John Hillcoat, Nick Cave and Tom Hardy. Sounds like a recipe for a solid-to-brilliant flick. ” - beckmen
 
78.
World War Z (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (116 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Brad Pitt, zombies, and a screenplay from J. Michael Straczynski. ” - beckmen
 
79.
Detachment (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ Saw it, disappointing. ” - beckmen
 
80.
The Hunter (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Nettheim
“ Saw it, disappointing. ” - beckmen
 
81.
Red Lights (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. (114 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
 
82.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
“ Been a while since I have seen an excellent, graphic R-rated action film. The trailer reminds me of Hard-boiled. ” - beckmen
 
83.
John Dies at the End (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion? (99 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli