MY TOP 100 MOVIES FOR 2012

I'd rather be a Wallflower, amazing use of 3D on PI, the rediscovery of a music legend, and that silly fellow does it again with Moonrise Kingdom.
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1.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
“ Growing up different can hurt in a funny sort of way... ” - mifunesamurai
 
2.
Life of Pi (2012)
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A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Creative storytelling in 3D... ” - mifunesamurai
 
3.
The Hunt (2012)
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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.)
“ Frustratingly enthralling drama... ” - mifunesamurai
 
4.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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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
“ A great year for Mikkelsen... ” - mifunesamurai
 
5.
Amour (2012)
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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
“ The joys of old age... ” - mifunesamurai
 
6.
Promised Land (2012)
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A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. (106 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ "Call me a lefty, Because I am Left handed:).... ” - mifunesamurai
 
7.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
“ The myth with a twist of misinformation, but still magical... ” - mifunesamurai
 
8.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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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
“ I just love Wes' twisted world... ” - mifunesamurai
 
9.
What Maisie Knew (2012)
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In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle. (99 mins.)
“ Superb child acting, and wonderfully constructed cinema storytelling... ” - mifunesamurai
 
10.
The Angels' Share (2012)
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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ Loach does it again with a bunch of loveable rogue characters... ” - mifunesamurai
 
11.
In the House (2012)
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A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. (105 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ Ozon in fine form... ” - mifunesamurai
 
12.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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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.)
“ It did it for me on the 2nd viewing... ” - mifunesamurai
 
13.
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.)
“ A muddled masterpiece... ” - mifunesamurai
 
14.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. (168 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
“ Wonderfully realised... ” - mifunesamurai
 
15.
Disconnect (2012)
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A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world. (115 mins.)
“ A small gem about a modern world lost in human communication... ” - mifunesamurai
 
16.
The Words (2012)
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A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work. (102 mins.)
“ A story within a story without an ending, until... ” - mifunesamurai
 
17.
The Master (2012)
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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.)
“ A modern day epic masterpiece... ” - mifunesamurai
 
18.
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
“ It's hard being a Flynn... ” - mifunesamurai
 
19.
Hitchcock (2012)
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The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959 is explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
“ Cheeky bugger of a filmmaker... ” - mifunesamurai
 
20.
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
“ Intelligent thrills to be had... ” - mifunesamurai
 
21.
The Sessions (2012)
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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
“ Wonderfully humane... ” - mifunesamurai
 
22.
Django Unchained (2012)
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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.)
“ Tarantino doesn't miss a beat... ” - mifunesamurai
 
23.
A Late Quartet (2012)
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Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. (105 mins.)
Director: Yaron Zilberman
“ It's all about the performence from an amazing cast... ” - mifunesamurai
 
24.
Mud (2012)
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
“ A fine gem of a small film... ” - mifunesamurai
 
25.
Anna Karenina (2012)
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In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Stylistically brilliant... ” - mifunesamurai
 
26.
Magic Mike (2012)
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A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. (110 mins.)
“ Soderbergh can make any topic interesting... ” - mifunesamurai
 
27.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
“ Great Teen flick... ” - mifunesamurai
 
28.
Prometheus (2012)
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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
“ It returns, but in the past... ” - mifunesamurai
 
29.
The Campaign (2012)
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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
“ Funny politics... ” - mifunesamurai
 
30.
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
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A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Lorenz
“ Never thought I see the day of Eastwood and Timberlake in the same movie... ” - mifunesamurai
 
31.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
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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
“ Fun in the madness... ” - mifunesamurai
 
32.
Frances Ha (2012)
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A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles. (86 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ Adorable performances show us life on the go for those trying to make it in the big city... ” - mifunesamurai
 
33.
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012 Documentary)
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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments... (77 mins.)
Director: Sophie Huber
“ A man of a few words who has a lot to say! ” - mifunesamurai
 
34.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland. (130 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ As the World changed after 9/11... ” - mifunesamurai
 
35.
Looper (2012)
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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
“ Clever sci-fi... ” - mifunesamurai
 
36.
Pusher (2012)
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In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing. (89 mins.)
Director: Luis Prieto
“ A visual treat in storytelling... ” - mifunesamurai
 
37.
Crossfire Hurricane (2012 Documentary)
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Legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones mark their 50th year together. (111 mins.)
Director: Brett Morgen
“ Fascinating... ” - mifunesamurai
 
38.
Fill the Void (2012)
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A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower. (90 mins.)
Director: Rama Burshtein
“ Insightful journey into a strong religious culture and its marital ways... ” - mifunesamurai
 
39.
Mr. Pip (2012)
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As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. (116 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
“ A bit farfetched with the Great Expectations thing, but it still hits home... ” - mifunesamurai
 
40.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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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
“ A surreal twisted journey... ” - mifunesamurai
 
41.
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
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A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. (140 mins.)
“ Gosling continues to impress... ” - mifunesamurai
 
42.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Don't know about the fact part of it, but still intriguing even if it was fiction... ” - mifunesamurai
 
43.
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
“ Pitt & Dominik team up for another gem... ” - mifunesamurai
 
44.
Skyfall (2012)
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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
“ Love a bit of darkness in a Bond movie... ” - mifunesamurai
 
45.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Inventing David Geffen (2012)
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David Geffen's far-reaching influence - as agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer... (90 mins.)
“ What an amazing American Dream... ” - mifunesamurai
 
46.
Get the Gringo (2012)
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A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy. (96 mins.)
“ Bad Mel is back... ” - mifunesamurai
 
47.
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012 Documentary)
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Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative... (195 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
“ More insight into to a private life... ” - mifunesamurai
 
48.
McCullin (2012 Documentary)
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To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists... (91 mins.)
“ An amazing photographer... ” - mifunesamurai
 
49.
Paul Kelly - Stories of Me (2012 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of Paul Kelly, Australia's foremost singer-songwriter. (95 mins.)
Director: Ian Darling
“ A true artist... ” - mifunesamurai
 
50.
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer. (155 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ Amazing icons... ” - mifunesamurai
 
51.
Quartet (2012)
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At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. (98 mins.)
Director: Dustin Hoffman
“ Nice job Mr Hoffman... ” - mifunesamurai
 
52.
Stand Up Guys (2012)
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A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade. (95 mins.)
Director: Fisher Stevens
“ The dream cast... ” - mifunesamurai
 
53.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
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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
“ Enjoyed the quirkiness of it... ” - mifunesamurai
 
54.
Lincoln (2012)
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As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ The politics of yesterday still relevant to today.... ” - mifunesamurai
 
55.
Stories We Tell (2012 Documentary)
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A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. (108 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
“ A well thought out doco... ” - mifunesamurai
 
56.
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
“ Confronting but enthralling... ” - mifunesamurai
 
57.
Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
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A look at the early career of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Connolly
“ An interesting account of where it all began... ” - mifunesamurai
 
58.
Lore (2012)
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As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. (109 mins.)
Director: Cate Shortland
“ The innocence of childhood trapped in an evil war... ” - mifunesamurai
 
59.
Not Suitable for Children (2012)
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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
“ A little Aussie gem... ” - mifunesamurai
 
60.
Kelly + Victor (2012)
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Kelly and Victor meet at a nightclub and start a sexual relationship, the excitement of which removes them from the dull ordinariness of their lives. (95 mins.)
Director: Kieran Evans
“ Sexual love under interesting circumstances... ” - mifunesamurai
 
61.
Frankenweenie (2012)
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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
“ Thanks for the entertainment Mr Burton and Co... ” - mifunesamurai
 
62.
Flight (2012)
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An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Denzel on a high... ” - mifunesamurai
 
63.
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction. (112 mins.)
Director: Stuart Blumberg
“ Interesting topic handled well by a great fun cast... ” - mifunesamurai
 
64.
Robot & Frank (2012)
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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
“ Very likeable... ” - mifunesamurai
 
65.
Le Chef (2012)
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A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy. (84 mins.)
Director: Daniel Cohen
“ Reno is great as a Chef with an attitude... ” - mifunesamurai
 
66.
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.)
“ Quirky fun... ” - mifunesamurai
 
67.
Renoir (2012)
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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste... (111 mins.)
Director: Gilles Bourdos
“ An interesting look at the famous Renoirs... ” - mifunesamurai
 
68.
Wish You Were Here (2012)
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Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and... (89 mins.)
“ Well thought out Aussie drama... ” - mifunesamurai
 
69.
Brave (2012)
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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.)
“ I thought it was slightly better than Frozen... ” - mifunesamurai
 
70.
Safe House (2012)
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A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. (115 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
“ Good ol' fashion action flic... ” - mifunesamurai
 
71.
On the Road (2012)
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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
“ Interesting take on the great book.... ” - mifunesamurai
 
72.
Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
“ An interesting way of looking at it... ” - mifunesamurai
 
73.
The Woman in Black (2012)
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A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ A few good scares in this one... ” - mifunesamurai
 
74.
The Sapphires (2012)
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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
“ Neat little Aussie film... ” - mifunesamurai
 
75.
The Impossible (2012)
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The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ Intense family tragedy... ” - mifunesamurai
 
76.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
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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
“ Clever and cute... ” - mifunesamurai
 
77.
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
“ It is spectacular, but the book wasn't this long... ” - mifunesamurai
 
78.
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
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The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. (94 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ You still got it Mr Murray... ” - mifunesamurai
 
79.
La pirogue (2012)
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A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. (87 mins.)
Director: Moussa Touré
“ The refugee horror... ” - mifunesamurai
 
80.
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
“ Love it how Sacha pushes the boundaries... ” - mifunesamurai
 
81.
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
“ Quirky, cute, adorable, fun... ” - mifunesamurai
 
82.
My Father and the Man in Black (2012 Documentary)
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The untold story of 'bad-boy' Johnny Cash, his talented but troubled manager, Saul Holiff, and a son searching for his father in the shadow of a legend. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Holiff
“ Fascinating enough... ” - mifunesamurai
 
83.
I, Anna (2012)
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A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case. (93 mins.)
“ An intriguing piece.... ” - mifunesamurai
 
84.
Hope Springs (2012)
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After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. (100 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
“ For the stars only... ” - mifunesamurai
 
85.
Love, Marilyn (2012 Documentary)
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Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters. (107 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
“ Nicely put together.... ” - mifunesamurai
 
86.
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
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A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
“ A nice surreal piece... ” - mifunesamurai
 
87.
The Paperboy (2012)
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A reporter returns to his Florida home-town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. (107 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
“ Peculiar but interesting... ” - mifunesamurai
 
88.
Electrick Children (2012)
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Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby. (96 mins.)
Director: Rebecca Thomas
“ The strangeness of a child's life... ” - mifunesamurai
 
89.
Black & White & Sex (2012)
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Prostitute. Hooker. Sex Worker. Whore. Candid and seductive, Angie is determined to set the record straight about sex... (92 mins.)
Director: John Winter
“ Interesting concept... ” - mifunesamurai
 
90.
Jack Reacher (2012)
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A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. (130 mins.)
“ A surprisingly good one from Cruise and Co... ” - mifunesamurai
 
91.
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
“ Surprisingly funny in a bad way... ” - mifunesamurai
 
92.
Still Mine (2012)
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An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan
“ You feel for them... ” - mifunesamurai
 
93.
Darling Companion (2012)
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The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog. (103 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ Just for the cast and the director... ” - mifunesamurai
 
94.
Unfinished Song (2012)
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Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. (90 mins.)
“ Stamp is perfect as the grump... ” - mifunesamurai
 
95.
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 imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ Big on the bang... ” - mifunesamurai
 
96.
Ted (2012)
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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
“ Enjoyable silly fun... ” - mifunesamurai
 
97.
Rock of Ages (2012)
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A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. (123 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
“ Starts with a bang but then the gets sillier... ” - mifunesamurai
 
98.
To Rome with Love (2012)
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The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. (112 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Whimsical Allen... ” - mifunesamurai
 
99.
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
“ It's all there for the comic book action lover... ” - mifunesamurai
 
100.
Satellite Boy (2012)
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Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition... (90 mins.)
“ Adorable and sad... ” - mifunesamurai