What I've Seen in 2012

Movies, documentaries, and TV that I've seen in 2012; regardless if they are re-watched or brand new to me.
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1.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
2.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
3.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002 TV Movie)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate after an heir claims his estate is plagued by a ghostly dog. (100 mins.)
Director: David Attwood
 
4.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (122 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
5.
The Eagle (2011)
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In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem. (114 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
6.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
 
7.
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011 Documentary)
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Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Paine
 
8.
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 Documentary)
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In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to. (82 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
 
9.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
10.
The Soviet Story (2008 Documentary)
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The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. (86 mins.)
Director: Edvins Snore
 
11.
North by Northwest (1959)
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
12.
War Horse (2011)
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Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. (146 mins.)
 
13.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
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Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
14.
The Iron Lady (2011)
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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
 
15.
Margin Call (2011)
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Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
 
16.
Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
17.
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician. (117 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
18.
Gosford Park (2001)
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The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
19.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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The story of 'Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him. (141 mins.)
 
20.
The Forsyte Saga (2002 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920. (276 mins.)
 
21.
Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home (2003 Documentary)
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Bill Maher stars in his sixth HBO stand-up special, premiering LIVE from the Hudson Theater in New York! (60 mins.)
Director: John Moffitt
Stars: Bill Maher
 
22.
Bill Maher: The Decider (2007 Documentary)
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Comedian, writer and politically incorrect HBO talk-show host Bill Maher takes time off from his regular... (60 mins.)
Director: John Moffitt
Stars: Bill Maher
 
23.
Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010 TV Special)
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Stand up comedy special by Bill Maher. (79 mins.)
Director: John Moffitt
 
24.
Reagan (2011 Documentary)
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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan. (105 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
25.
Hot Coffee (2011 Documentary)
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice. (88 mins.)
Director: Susan Saladoff
 
26.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
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When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (121 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
27.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
28.
There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011 Documentary)
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The accident made national headlines: a suburban mother drove the wrong way on the Taconic Parkway in upstate New York and crashed head-on into an SUV... (101 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
 
29.
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008 Documentary)
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Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA. (61 mins.)
Stars: Louis C.K.
 
30.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
31.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
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A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in England history. (79 mins.)
 
32.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
33.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. (144 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
34.
Game Change (2012 TV Movie)
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Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election. (118 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
35.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
 
36.
J. Edgar (2011)
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J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
37.
Goodfellas (1990)
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The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVitto in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
38.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011 Documentary)
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An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America. (86 mins.)
Director: Jon Foy
 
39.
Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011 Documentary)
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'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer... (93 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
 
40.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (56 mins.)
 
41.
Bobby (2006)
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The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same. (117 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
 
42.
The Hour (2011 TV Series)
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A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme. (60 mins.)
 
43.
Chasing Madoff (2010 Documentary)
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A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors. (91 mins.)
Director: Jeff Prosserman
 
44.
Gerrymandering (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a hard look at the framework of our democracy and how it provides our politicians a perfectly legal way to control electoral outcomes. (81 mins.)
Director: Jeff Reichert
 
45.
Cropsey (2009 Documentary)
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Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. (84 mins.)
 
46.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
47.
Let's Talk About Sex (2009 Documentary)
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Every day in America 10,000 teenagers catch a sexually transmitted disease, 2,400 young girls get pregnant and 55 young people are infected with HIV... (62 mins.)
Director: James Houston
 
48.
A Cemetery Special (2005 Documentary)
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A visit to interesting and historic cemeteries across the USA. (57 mins.)
Stars: Rick Sebak
 
49.
Stark Raving Black (2009 Video)
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STARK RAVING BLACK PRODUCTIONS proudly presents the comedy of Lewis Black in 80 minutes of outrageous topical stand-up humor... (80 mins.)
Director: Adam Dubin
 
50.
Thor (2011)
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The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
51.
Bridezillas (2004 TV Series)
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Women knowing what they want and stepping on everybody who get in their way prior to their wedding day. (60 mins.)
 
52.
W.E. (2011)
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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. (119 mins.)
Director: Madonna
 
53.
The Avengers (2012)
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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
 
54.
The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Rachel Maddow takes a special look at the Oklahoma City bombing by offering a first look at a taped confession by Timothy McVeigh that was made shortly before his execution. (90 mins.)
 
55.
Bridesmaids (2011)
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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
 
56.
The Godfather (1972)
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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
 
57.
Chronicle (2012)
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Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. (84 mins.)
Director: Josh Trank
 
58.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
 
59.
Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
60.
The Borgias (2011 TV Series)
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The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy. (50 mins.)
 
61.
Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
62.
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
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Almost forty years after the John F. Kennedy assassination, an ex-Marine named Walter Ohlinger has come forward with a startling claim. (88 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
63.
Chow Down (2010 Documentary)
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Root for Charles, John and Garnet as they try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes... (73 mins.)
 
64.
Devil's Playground (2002 Documentary)
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose. (77 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
65.
The Assassination of Dr. Tiller (2010 Documentary)
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MSNBC looks at the events leading to the assassination of Dr. George Tiller a prominent later-term abortion provided who was killed by an anti-abortion activist. (45 mins.)
Director: Carrie Wysocki
 
66.
Paul (2011)
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Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
67.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
68.
Upstairs Downstairs (2010 TV Series)
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A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936. (60 mins.)
 
69.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
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Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
 
70.
Lost Girl (2010 TV Series)
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Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans... (44 mins.)
 
71.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011 TV Series)
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A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed. (24 mins.)
 
72.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
 
73.
Hell's Kitchen (2005 TV Series)
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World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous and devastating challenges at his restaurant in Hollywood... (42 mins.)
 
74.
Lawless (2012)
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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
 
75.
The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
76.
Hungry for Change (2012 Documentary)
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HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you... (89 mins.)
 
77.
Vegucated (2011 Documentary)
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Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who... (76 mins.)
 
78.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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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