Watched in 2012 - Better Ones

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1.
Another Earth (2011)
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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
“ Emotional Sci-Fi ” - pojeb
 
2.
The Beaver (2011)
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A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communication (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
“ Mind's a freak ” - pojeb
 
3.
Tyrannosaur (2011)
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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
“ Ouch! ” - pojeb
 
4.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
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A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. (152 mins.)
“ Cutely wicked ” - pojeb
 
5.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
“ Charming ” - pojeb
 
6.
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. (129 mins.)
“ Not by choice ” - pojeb
 
7.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court. (147 mins.)
“ Till last blood ” - pojeb
 
8.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
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A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. (118 mins.)
“ Exactly what the title says. ” - pojeb
 
9.
Beyond (2010)
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A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism. (99 mins.)
Director: Pernilla August
“ False start ” - pojeb
 
10.
A Prophet (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ Management ” - pojeb
 
11.
The Killing Gene (2007)
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A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom Shankland
“ Motives ” - pojeb
 
12.
Ghosted (2011)
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'GHOSTED' tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time... (102 mins.)
Director: Craig Viveiros
“ Getting even, forgiven, forgotten. ” - pojeb
 
13.
Bullhead (2011)
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (129 mins.)
“ There is a scene... ” - pojeb
 
14.
Noi the Albino (2003)
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Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland... (93 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári
“ (Elín Hansdóttir) ” - pojeb
 
15.
50/50 (2011)
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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
 
16.
Sleep Tight (2011)
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You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really? (102 mins.)
“ What drives you? ” - pojeb
 
17.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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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.)
“ Wild Wild East
To plot or not to plot... ” - pojeb
 
18.
The Zero Hour (2010)
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The Zero Hour is a gritty, fast-paced heist film. Set in Caracas during the 24 hours of a controversial medical strike... (100 mins.)
Director: Diego Velasco
“ "Es una película muy buena, basada en la realidad de Venezuela" ” - pojeb
 
19.
Man on a Ledge (2012)
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As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion. (102 mins.)
Director: Asger Leth
“ But where the hell was Tom Cruise? ” - pojeb
 
20.
Headhunters (2011)
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An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (100 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
“ King Size (1988), Seriously Funny Kids (2011), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), V for Vendetta (2005), Super Size Me (2004) ” - pojeb
 
21.
The Dark Hour (2006)
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The eight year old boy Jesús has been living in a crumbling underground facility since he was born with... (92 mins.)
Director: Elio Quiroga
“ "¿Con quien te vas? ¿Con Dios o con el mundo?"

moving on... ” - pojeb
 
22.
Life of Brian (1979)
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Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
“ Weally gweat. ” - pojeb
 
23.
Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
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Fantasy comedy about young Ronal who lives in a barbarian village. Ronal is weak, skinny and doesn't... (89 mins.)
“ Emancipation with balls. ” - pojeb
 
24.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
“ Looking forward to see the movie. ” - pojeb
 
25.
The Dictator (2012)
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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
“ Nostalgic... Aladeen awesome! ” - pojeb
 
26.
Teddy Bear (2012)
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Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love. (92 mins.)
Director: Mads Matthiesen
“ Time. Will. Move. ” - pojeb
 
27.
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
“ oopsy daisy ” - pojeb
 
28.
Shame (2011)
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A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Reach out and touch... ” - pojeb
 
29.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ Off you go! ” - pojeb
 
30.
Fish Tank (2009)
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Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. (123 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
“ Fairy tale ” - pojeb
 
31.
Redbelt (2008)
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A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition. (99 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ Good, engaging, wtf. ” - pojeb
 
32.
Neon Flesh (2010)
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Hoping to earn his mother's respect, a young hustler-turned-businessman tries to open a brothel with his two useless buddies. (98 mins.)
Director: Paco Cabezas
“ ¡Puta madre! ” - pojeb
 
33.
Memorial Day (2012)
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Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather... (104 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fischer
“ Tripping leftovers. ” - pojeb
 
34.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
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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
“ Bound to get hurt in a big machine? ” - pojeb
 
35.
Nasty Old People (2009)
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This is Mette's story. Member of a neo-Nazi gang, her day job is to take care of four seniors that all are just waiting to die... (84 mins.)
Director: Hanna Sköld
“ mindf.uck ” - pojeb
 
36.
Ben X (2007)
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As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games. (93 mins.)
Director: Nic Balthazar
“ ...easily... ” - pojeb
 
37.
End of Watch (2012)
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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
“ thunder buddies ” - pojeb
 
38.
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 Selina, 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.)
“ Hard task. ” - pojeb
 
39.
Boy Wonder (2010)
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A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs. (93 mins.)
“ Nice chemistry. Well done. ” - pojeb
 
40.
Blue Tiger (1994)
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A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit. (88 mins.)
Director: Norberto Barba
“ It's the carpet. ” - pojeb
 
41.
ParaNorman (2012)
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A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. (92 mins.)
“ Belongs in a cotton box. ” - pojeb
 
42.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ Angles. ” - pojeb
 
43.
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.)
“ If you're cold. ” - pojeb
 
44.
Strange Days (1995)
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A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999. (145 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Blindness. ” - pojeb