Cinema & DVD Releases in Australia 2012

A list of cinema releases, DVD premieres and made for television films that make their debut in Australia in the year 2012.

Criteria
* All films have to either debut in general theatrical release, at film festival, special screenings or on DVD to be eligible to be on this list

* Films like A Separation (2011) which premiered at two film festivals in 2011 are still eligible to appear on this list as it was not possible to see said film in the previous year, but it did gain a theatrical release in 2012

* All films are based on an averaged scoring system using a spreadsheet and focus on the following departments, 1. story; 2. screenplay; 3. direction; 4. cinematography, 5. performances, 6. hair and makeup, 7. art and set decoration, 8. score, 9. sound, 10. visual effects, 11. editing and 12. staging

* The averaged in based on all departments or for example if a film doesn't feature visual effects it features an N/A and the averaging is based on 12 not 13 departments

* Film festivals where it premiered are noted as well as theatrical release dates, production cost & worldwide box-office (which is updated regularly) and each film that contains this information is cited with a reference

* Some films aren't as easy to find box-office averages or production cost these categories will then feature an N/A until I can find said information

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1.
Like Someone in Love (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days. (109 mins.)
“ 95%/100%

MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama

Nominated for 3 Asian Film Awards
Cannes Film Festival Nomination: Golden Palm

source: imdb.com (07/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
2.
Orange Suit (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The story of a professional photographer Hamed Aban and the radical change in his life. The teacher... (107 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
“ 95%/100%

Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA ” - tjmarksman71
 
3.
A Separation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ 95%/100%

Australian Release Date: 01/03/2012
Production Cost: $3,100,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $19,899,055
Genre: Drama/Courtroom

Oscar Winner - Best Foreign Language Film
Berlin International Film Festival Winner: Golden Berlin Bear, Best Actor & Best Actress (2011)
Golden Globe Winner: Best Foreign Language Film (Iran)

source: boxofficemojo.com (09/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
4.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ 93%/100%

Australian Release Date: 14/06/2012
Production Cost: $30,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $66,486,080
Genre: Horror/Comedy/Thriller/Fantasy

source: boxofficemojo.com (22/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
5.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ 93%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 30/08/2012
Production Cost: $16,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $65,044,087
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Adventure/Mystery/Romance

Cannes Film Festival Nomination: Golden Palm (2012)

Nominated for Oscar
Nominated for Golden Globe

source: boxofficemojo.com (22/11/2012)
imdb.com (09/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
6.
Brave (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (93 mins.)
“ 92%/100%

Australian Release Date: 21/06/2012
Production Cost: $185,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $535,193,265
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Fantasy/Mystery

Oscar & Golden Globe Winner - Best Animated Film

source: boxofficemojo.com (10/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
7.
Margaret (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives. (150 mins.)
“ 92%/100%

Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: $14,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $46,495
Genre: Drama/Mystery

source: boxofficemojo.com (25/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
8.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ 91%/100%

MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) Premiere (13/08/2012)
Australian Release Date: 28/02/2013
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Drama

Oscar Winner, BAFTA & Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film
Cannes Film Festival Winner: Golden Palm
Winner of 5 Cesar Awards

Source: imdb.com (07/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
9.
Dreams of a Life (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Morley
“ 91%/100%

Australian Release Date: 13/09/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Documentary/Mystery/Drama

London Critics Circle Film Award Nomination: Best Documentary

source: imdb.com ” - tjmarksman71
 
10.
Frankenweenie (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ 91%/100%

Australian Release Date: 25/10/2012
Worldwide Box-Office: $66,215,786
Production Cost: $39,000,000
Genre: Animation/Mystery/Fantasy/Horror

Nominated for Academy Award
Nominated for Golden Globe

boxofficemojo.com (25/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
11.
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
“ 91%/100%

Australian Release Date: 22/11/2012
Production Cost: $200,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $1,000,200,000
Genre: Action/Adventure/Crime/Thriller/Mystery

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards
Nominated for Golden Globe

source: boxofficemojo.com (02/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
12.
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.)
“ 90%/100%

Australian Release Date: 08/11/2012
Production Cost: $40,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $18,905,647
Genre: Drama

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes
Venice Film Festival Winner: Best Actor

source: boxofficemojo.com (22/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
13.
Reality (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. (116 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
“ 89%/100%

Italian Film Festival 2012 (IFF12) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Comedy

Cannes Film Festival Nomination: Golden Palm

source: imdb.com ” - tjmarksman71
 
14.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ 89%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Epic/Gangster/Crime/Action/Romance

Includes part 1 & 2 (listed as a single film on imdb.com)

Sydney International Film Festival Nomination: Official Competition

source: imdb.com (07/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
15.
The Hunt (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
“ 89%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screening (17/08/2012)
Austraian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama/Thriller

British Academy Award Nomination: Best Foreign Film
Cannes Film Festival Winner: Best Actor
Cannes Film Festival Nomination: Golden Palm ” - tjmarksman71
 
16.
Tyrannosaur (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. (92 mins.)
Director: Paddy Considine
“ 89%/100%

Australian Release Date: 26/02/2012
Production Cost: £750,000
Worldwide Box-Office: £244,563
Genre: Mystery/Drama

British Academy Award Winner: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
7 British Independent Film Award Nominations, winner of 3 (inc. Best Actress)

source: boxofficemojo.com (26/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
17.
Argo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ 88%/100%

Australian Release Date: 25/10/2012
Production Cost: $44,500,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $163,459,000
Genre: Thriller/Action/Suspense/Crime

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including best picture, best supporting actor and best screenplay
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes

source: boxofficemojo.com (29/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
18.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ 88%/100%

Australian Release Date: 02/02/2012
Production Cost: $15,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $133,429,440
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Musical

source: boxofficemojo.com (26/07/2012)

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winner of 5 inc. Best Picture, Best Director & Best Actor

Cannes Film Festival Winner: Best Actor (2011) ” - tjmarksman71
 
19.
Holy Motors (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
“ 88%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 23/08/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $193,100
Genre: Fantasy/Mystery/Comedy/Adventure/Thriller/Romance/Musical

Cannes Film Festival Nomination: Golden Palm

source: imdb.com (04/10/2012) & boxofficemojo.com (22/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
20.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 88%/100%

Australian Release Date: 12/01/2012
Production Cost: $150,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $184,707,636
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure/Mystery

Nominated for 11 Oscars, winning of 5
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes, winner of Best Director

source: boxofficemojo.com (26/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
21.
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
“ 88%/100%

Australian Release Date: 27/09/2012
Production Cost: $30,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $162,128,659
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Action/Thriller/Crime

source: boxofficemojo.com (22/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
22.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Rich Moore
“ 88%/100%

Australian Release Date: 26/12/2012
Production Cost: $165,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $239,341,561
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Fantasy/Action

Nominated for Golden Globe

source: boxofficemojo.com (25/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
23.
Dead Europe (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago. (84 mins.)
Director: Tony Krawitz
“ 87%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Greek Film Festival (GFF), Jewish Film Festival (JFF) Competition
Australian Release Date: 15/11/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Drama

Sydney International Film Festival Nomination: Official Competition

source: imdb.com (04/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
24.
Killer Joe (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. (102 mins.)
“ 87%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: DVD Premiere
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $2,303,288

Venice Film Festival Nomination: Golden Lion (2011)
Independent Spirit Award Nomination

source: boxofficemojo.com (09/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
25.
End of Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ 86%/100%

Australian Release Date: 01/11/2012
Production Cost: $7,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $41,492,853
Genre: Action/Crime/Suspense/Drama

2 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

source: boxofficemojo.com (29/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
26.
Le Havre (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ 86%/100%

Australian Release Date: 31/05/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $10,498,657
Genre: Drama/Adventure/Comedy

Cannes Film Festival Nomination 2011: Golden Palm
Cannes Film Festival Winner 2011: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Cannes Film Festival Winner 2011: FIPRESCI Prize - Competition

source: imdb.com (15/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
27.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
“ 86%/100%

Australian Release Date: 08/03/2012
Production Cost: n/a
Worldwide Box-Office: $3,538,446
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Drama

Cannes Film Festival Nomination: Un Certain Regard (2011)
Sundance Film Festival Winner: Directing Award (2011)

source: boxofficemojo.com (26/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
28.
Facing Mirrors (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city... (98 mins.)
“ 85%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) & Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) Screenings
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama/Comedy ” - tjmarksman71
 
29.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ 85%/100%

Australian Release Date: 12/01/2012
Production Cost: $90,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $232,617,430
Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Suspense

*source: boxofficemojo.com (26/07/2012)

Winner of 5 Academy Awards (winner of best cinematography) ” - tjmarksman71
 
30.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. (94 mins.)
“ 85%/100%


Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 06/09/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $6,581,915
Genre: Drama/Mystery

Nominated for Academy Award (Best Foreign Language Film)
Nominated for 9 Genie Awards, winner of 6 inc. Best Picture, Director & Best Actor

source: boxofficemojo.com (22/11/2012)
imdb.com (04/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
31.
Take This Waltz (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. (116 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
“ 85%/100%

Australian Release Date: 14/06/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $1,239,692
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Nominated for 2 Genie Awards

source: boxofficemojo.com (25/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
32.
This Is Not a Film (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. (75 mins.)
“ 85%/100%

Australian Release Date: DVD Premiere
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $75,465
Genre: Documentary

source: boxofficemojo.com (01/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
33.
Chronicle (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
“ 84%/100%

Australian Release Date: 02/02/2012
Production Cost: $12,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $126,636,097
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Thriller/Drama

source: boxofficemojo.com (17/09/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
34.
Mourning (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative,s house in the north of Iran... (85 mins.)
“ 84%/100%

Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Drama ” - tjmarksman71
 
35.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ 84%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 20/09/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $6,471,874
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy/Romance

Nominated for Independent Spirit Award

source: boxofficemojo.com (22/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
36.
Sound of My Voice (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future. (85 mins.)
Director: Zal Batmanglij
“ 84%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 29/11/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Drama

2 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

source: boxofficemojo.com (26/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
37.
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shelton
“ 84%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 06/09/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $1,597,486

Nominated for Independent Spirit Award

source: boxofficemojo.com (04/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
38.
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. (94 mins.)
“ 83%/100%

Australian Release Date: 12/01/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $145,570,827
Genre: Animation/Fantasy/Adventure/Drama

source: boxofficemojo.com (19/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
39.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ 83%/100%

Australian Release Date: 19/07/2012
Production Cost: $250,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office:
$1,076,169,641
Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller/Crime/Drama

source: boxofficemojo.com (09/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
40.
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.)
“ 83%/100%

Australian Release Date: 20/01/2012
Production Cost: $23,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $33,372,606
Genre: Action/Mystery/Thriller/Adventure/Crime

source: boxofficemojo.com (17/09/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
41.
Headhunters (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (100 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
“ 83%/100%

Australian Release Date: 08/03/2012
Production Cost: N/A
Worldwide Box-Office: $15,436,820
Genre: Thriller/Action/Adventure/Suspense

*source: box-officemojo.com (15/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
42.
The Lorax (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. (86 mins.)
“ 83%/100%

Australian Release Date: 29/03/2012
Production Cost: $70,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $348,840,316
Genre: Animation/Fantasy/Adventure/Comedy

source: boxofficemojo.com (02/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
43.
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 finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ 83%/100%

Australian Release Date: 07/06/2012
Production Cost: $130,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $401,933,453
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror/Thriller

source: box-office mojo (09/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
44.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
“ 83%/100%

Australian Release Date: 19/01/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $80,630,608
Genre: Mystery/Espionage/Thriller/Suspense

source: boxofficemojo.com (27/08/2012)

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor ” - tjmarksman71
 
45.
Trishna (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The story of the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner. (117 mins.)
“ 83%/100%

Australian Release Date: 10/05/2012
Genre: Drama ” - tjmarksman71
 
46.
Hatred (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Jaleh and Hamid are two youngsters from the third generation of Iranian immigrants in Turkey. Their families came here to have a peaceful life... (84 mins.)
Director: Reza Dormishian
“ 82%/100%

Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Crime/Romance ” - tjmarksman71
 
47.
The Descendants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ 82%/100%

Australian Release Date: 12/01/2012
Production Cost: $20,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $175,555,509
Genre: Drama/Comedy

source: boxofficemojo.com (26/07/2012)

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture (winner of 1) ” - tjmarksman71
 
48.
Liberal Arts (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Radnor
“ 82%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 13/12/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $319,176
Genre: Comedy/Romance

source: boxofficemojo.com (17/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
49.
Weekend (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
“ 82/100%

Australian Release Date: 26/01/2012
Production Cost: £120,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $834,285
Genre: Drama

source: wikipedia.com (15/07/2012)
complete information not available from other sources ” - tjmarksman71
 
50.
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.)
“ 82%/100%

Australian Release Date: 16/08/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $9,206,470
Genre: Comedy

3 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

source: boxofficemojo.com (27/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
51.
God Bless America (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. (105 mins.)
“ 82%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: DVD Premiere
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $122,550
Genre: Action/Comedy

source: boxofficemojo.com (07/04/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
52.
Kahaani (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him. (122 mins.)
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
“ 82%/100%

Australian Release Date: 09/03/2012
Production Cost: $1,460,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $18,930,000
Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Action/Crime

source: wikipedia.com (29/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
53.
Student (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward a violent crime, spurred on by a... (90 mins.)
“ 82%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama/Crime ” - tjmarksman71
 
54.
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.)
“ 81%/100%

Australian Release Date: 02/08/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $6,063,556
Genre: Drama/Thriller/Crime

source: boxofficemojo.com (13/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
55.
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot. (98 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
“ 81%/100%

Australian Release Date: 12/04/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $1,125,090
Genre: Drama/Romance

source: boxofficemojo.com (27/08/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
56.
Here Without Me (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans. (100 mins.)
Director: Bahram Tavakoli
“ 81%/100%

Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Wordwide Box-Office: TBA ” - tjmarksman71
 
57.
On the Road (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ 81%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 27/09/2012
Production Cost: $25,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $5,965,054
Genre: Drama/Adventure

source: imdb.com (29/12/2012)

Cannes Film Festival Nomination: Golden Palm ” - tjmarksman71
 
58.
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
“ 81%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 23/08/2012
Production Cost: $10,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $9,636,289
Genre: Comedy/Adventure

source: boxofficemojo.com (21/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
59.
Best Intentions (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke... (105 mins.)
Director: Adrian Sitaru
“ 80%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screening (17/08/2012)
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama/Comedy ” - tjmarksman71
 
60.
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.)
“ 80%/100%

Australian Release Date: 06/12/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $3,094,321
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Independent Spirit Award Nomination

source: boxofficemojo.com (10/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
61.
English Vinglish (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English. (134 mins.)
Director: Gauri Shinde
“ 80%/100%

Australian Release Date: 05/10/2012
Production Cost: $2,730,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $15,470,000
Genre: Drama/Comedy

source: wikipedia.com (06/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
62.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
“ 80%/100%

Australian Release Date: 16/02/2012
Production Cost: $10,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $34,556,085
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Musical

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor
Nominated for 6 British Academy Awards including Best British Film, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes, winner of Best Actress - Comedy/Musical

source: boxofficemojo.com (09/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
63.
Not Suitable for Children (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young playboy who learns he has one month until he becomes infertile sets out to procreate as much as possible. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Templeman
“ 80%/100%

Australian Release Date: 12/07/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Comedy/Drama

source: imdb.com (29/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
64.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
“ 80%/100%

Australian Release Date: 29/11/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $19,682,619
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Independent Spirit Award Nomination

source: boxofficemojo.com (19/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
65.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
“ 80%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 18/10/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $4,010,957
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Nominated for 2 Independent Spirit Awards

boxofficemojo.com (17/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
66.
Young Adult (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ 80%/100%

Australian Release Date: 16/02/2012
Production Cost: $12,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $22,654,650
Genre: Comedy

Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Actress - Comedy/Musical

source: boxofficemojo.com (15/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
67.
Alps (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process. (93 mins.)
“ 79%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) & Greek Film Festival (GFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Drama/Comedy

Venice Film Festival Nomination: Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival Winner: Best Screenplay

source: imdb.com (28/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
68.
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
“ 79%/100%

Australian Release Date: 01/03/2012
Production Cost: $25,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $77,278,331
Genre: Action/Thriller/Suspense

source: boxofficemojo.com (15/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
69.
The Muppets (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures. (103 mins.)
Director: James Bobin
“ 79%/100%

Australian Release Date: 05/01/2012
Production Cost: $45,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $158,431,237
Genre: Comedy/Musical

Winner of Academy Award

source: boxofficemojo.com (15/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
70.
Modest Reception (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An Iranian couple from the city drive around a remote mountainous region. They hand out bags of money to poor villagers in return for them carrying out unusual requests the couple make of them. (100 mins.)
Director: Mani Haghighi
“ 79%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama/Comedy ” - tjmarksman71
 
71.
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.)
“ 79%/100%

Australian Release Date: 22/03/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $4,105,187
Genre: Action/Crime

source: boxofficemojo.com (12/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
72.
The Sessions (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewin
“ 79%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 08/11/2012
Production Cost: $1,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $7,774,991
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes

source: boxofficemojo.com (07/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
73.
Tears of Gaza (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a rough style, by way of unique footage, the brutal consequences of modern wars are exposed. The... (90 mins.)
“ 79%/100%

Palestinian Film Festival (PFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Documentary

boxofficemojo.com (18/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
74.
50/50 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ 78%/100%

Australian Release Date: 08/03/2012
Production Cost: $8,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $39,187,783
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes

source: boxofficemojo.com (15/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
75.
100 Bloody Acres (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival. (91 mins.)
“ 78%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Horror/Comedy/Adventure ” - tjmarksman71
 
76.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ 78%/100%

Australian Release Date: 04/07/2012
Production Cost: $230,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $697,359,828
Genre: Action/Fantasy/Adventure

source: box-office mojo (27/08/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
77.
Arbitrage (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. (107 mins.)
“ 78%/100%

Australian Release Date: 27/09/2012
Worldwide Box-Office: $22,195,586
Production Cost: TBA
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller/Drama

Nominated for Golden Globe

boxofficemojo.com (24/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
78.
Chicken with Plums (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. (93 mins.)
“ 78%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screening (10/08/2012)
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Comedy/Romance ” - tjmarksman71
 
79.
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
“ 78%/100%

Australian Release Date: 25/10/2012
Production Cost: $50,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $28,540,002
Genre: Action/Thriller/Crime/Sci-Fi

source: boxofficemojo.com (11/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
80.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ 78%/100%

Australian Release Date: 23/03/2012
Production Cost: $78,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $684,949,258
Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama/Thriller/Sci-Fi

Nominated for Golden Globe

source: boxofficemojo.com (27/08/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
81.
Postcards from the Zoo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Little Lana was 3 years old when she was abandoned alone in the zoo. Raised by a giraffe trainer, the zoo is the only world she knows... (95 mins.)
Director: Edwin
“ 78%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screening (18/08/2012)
Australian Theatrical Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama/Comedy/Fantasy ” - tjmarksman71
 
82.
A Royal Affair (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
“ 78%/100%

Australian Release Date: 21/06/2012
Worldwide Box-Office: $6,901,773
Production Cost: TBA
Genre: Drama

source: boxofficemojo.com (31/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
83.
The Sapphires (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. (103 mins.)
Director: Wayne Blair
“ 78%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 09/08/2012
Production Cost: $10,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $16,828,607
Genre: Musical/Drama/War

Nominated for 12 AACTA Awards
Chicago International Film Festival Nomination: International Feature

source: wikipedia.com (08/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
84.
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
“ 78%/100%

Australian Release Date: 08/11/2012
Production Cost: $15,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $16,189,164
Genre: Comedy/Crime/Thriller/Mystery

source: boxofficemojo.com (13/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
85.
Sister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. (97 mins.)
Director: Ursula Meier
“ 78%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Drama

Berlin International Film Festival Winner: Silver Berlin Bear
Berlin International Film Festival Nomination: Golden Berlin Bear
85th Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film (Switzerland) ” - tjmarksman71
 
86.
War Witch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. (90 mins.)
Director: Kim Nguyen
“ 78%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screening (06/08/2012)
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Thriller/Drama/Action

Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review Winner: Top Foreign Films

source: boxofficemojo.com (01/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
87.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
“ 77%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: 13/09/2012
Production Cost: N/A
Worldwide Box-Office: $10,688,539
Genre: Drama/Adventure/Fantasy

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards

source: boxofficemojo.com (19/09/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
88.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (124 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ 77%/100%

Australian Release Date: 22/03/2012
Production Cost: $10,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $124,471,135
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes

*source: box-office mojo (13/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
89.
Margin Call (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
“ 77%/100%

Australian Release Date: 15/03/2012
Production Cost: $3,500,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $16,086,247
Genre: Mystery/Drama

Nominated for Academy Award

source: boxofficemojo.com (15/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
90.
Mental (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and his infidelity. (116 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ 77%/100%

Australian Release Date: 04/10/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Crime

Nominated for 8 AACTA Awards (Australian Academy Awards) inc. Best Actress ” - tjmarksman71
 
91.
Aiyyaa (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A woman goes on the hunt for her dream man, armed with her wild imagination, her passion for Masala-films, and her ultra-sensitive sense of smell. (152 mins.)
“ 76%/100%

Australian Release Date: 12/10/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Comedy/Romance/Fantasy

source: imdb.com (01/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
92.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era? (76 mins.)
Director: Jay Oliva
“ 76%/100%

Australian Release Date: 12/09/2012 (DVD Premiere)
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Crime/Mystery/Thriller

source: imdb.com (04/10/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
93.
Dark Shadows (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ 76%/100%

Australian Release Date:
Production Cost: $150,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $233,841,262
Genre: Horror/Comedy

source: boxofficemojo.com (15/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
94.
In Another Country (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort. (89 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ 76%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screening (05/08/2012)
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Comedy

Cannes Film Festival Nomination: Golden Palm

source: imdb.com (01/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
95.
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
“ 76%/100%

Australian Release Date: 08/03/2012
Production Cost: $250,000,000
Worldwide Box-Office: $282,696,043
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Adventure/Action

source: boxofficemojo.com (15/07/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
96.
7 Days in Havana (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. (129 mins.)
“ 76%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere
Australian Release Date: TBA
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Drama/Comedy/Romance ” - tjmarksman71
 
97.
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end. (82 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ 75%/100%

Australian Release Date: DVD Premiere
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: $17,801
Genre: Drama

Venice Film Festival Nomination: Golden Lion (2011)

source: boxofficemojo.com (07/12/2012) ” - tjmarksman71
 
98.
Maniac (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface. (89 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
“ 75%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screening (17/08/2012)
Australian Release Date: TBA
Genre: Horror/Thriller/Crime/Romance ” - tjmarksman71
 
99.
Miss Bala (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding. (113 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
“ 75%/100%

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screening (07/08/2012)
Australian Release Date: 22/11/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Worldwide Box-Office: TBA
Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Action

Mexican Oscar Submission (84th, 2011) for Best Foreign Film
Nominated for 3 Ariel Awards (Mexico's Academy Awards)

source: imdb.com (01/01/2013) ” - tjmarksman71
 
100.
Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A look at the early career of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Connolly
“ 75%/100%

Australian Premiere Date: 07/10/2012
Production Cost: TBA
Genre: Drama/Thriller

Nominated for 2 AACTA Awards (Australian Academy Award)

source: imdb.com (11/11/2012) ” - tjmarksman71