Best of 2012

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1. Dupa dealuri (2012)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriutã, Dana Tapalaga

Votes: 9,748 | Gross: $0.11M

2. Jagten (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

8.3
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 205,762 | Gross: $0.69M

3. Paradies: Liebe (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

7.1
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65 Metascore

Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Votes: 6,808 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Una pistola en cada mano (2012)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A comedy centered on eight men in their 40s, all with identity crises.

Director: Cesc Gay | Stars: Javier Cámara, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 2,467

5. Smrt coveka na Balkanu (2012)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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After a musician commits suicide, the discovery of his dead body by his eccentric neighbors is recorded by the dead man's web cam.

Director: Miroslav Momcilovic | Stars: Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Radoslav 'Rale' Milenkovic, Natasa Ninkovic, Ljubomir Bandovic

Votes: 1,106

6. Kuma (2012)

93 min | Drama

6.7
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Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan, son of formidable and house-proud mother Fatma, who resides in Vienna with ... See full summary »

Director: Umut Dag | Stars: Nihal G. Koldas, Begüm Akkaya, Vedat Erincin, Murathan Muslu

Votes: 612

7. Broken (IV) (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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53 Metascore

The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Director: Rufus Norris | Stars: Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth, Eloise Laurence

Votes: 11,708

8. The Other Son (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.4
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63 Metascore

Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.

Director: Lorraine Lévy | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi

Votes: 2,899 | Gross: $1.16M

9. Disconnect (I) (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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64 Metascore

A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.

Director: Henry Alex Rubin | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jonah Bobo, Haley Ramm, Hope Davis

Votes: 66,520 | Gross: $7.44M

10. Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.

Director: György Pálfi | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Bruno Ganz, Greta Garbo

Votes: 1,777

11. The Scapegoat (2012)

108 min | Drama

7.2
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Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Matthew Rhys, Eileen Atkins, Anton Lesser, Jodhi May

Votes: 3,410

12. Trois mondes (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

6.5
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42 Metascore

This is the tale of a hit and run accident that results in the death of an illegal foreigner. Three men, including a young executive, are aboard the vehicle responsible of the accident and ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Clotilde Hesme, Arta Dobroshi, Reda Kateb

Votes: 588

13. Doch (2012)

110 min | Drama

7.4
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Provincial half-orphan Inna meets two newcomers to her small town: promiscuous classmate Masha and priest's son Ilya. The town is infamous for a serial killer whose victims are indecent teenage girls.

Directors: Aleksandr Kasatkin, Natalya Nazarova | Stars: Mariya Smolnikova, Yana Osipova, Igor Mazepa, Oleg Tkachyov

Votes: 296

14. Thanks for Sharing (2012)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Stuart Blumberg | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad

Votes: 22,536 | Gross: $1.06M

15. Sonja i bik (2012)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A comedy about two people with different world-views, from different places, whose fate, with the help from a bull Garonja (a name given to the black bulls in villages of Croatia), ... See full summary »

Director: Vlatka Vorkapic | Stars: Judita Frankovic, Goran Bogdan, Dejan Acimovic, Ivo Gregurevic

Votes: 1,560

16. Die Brücke am Ibar (2012)

88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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A moving love story in a time of hatred: During the civil war in Kosovo, the young Serbian widow Danica falls in love with Ramiz, a Albanian soldier who, wounded in battle, seeks refuge in her home on the Serbian side of the River Ibar.

Director: Michaela Kezele | Stars: Zrinka Cvitesic, Misel Maticevic, Andrija Nikcevic, Milos Mesarovic

Votes: 345

17. Hannah Arendt (2012)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch

Votes: 8,501 | Gross: $0.71M

18. Cesare deve morire (2012)

Unrated | 77 min | Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca

Votes: 5,299

19. Tepenin Ardi (2012)

94 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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When some people from the other side of the mountain invade the territory of a farming family, the family head tries to unite the family and fight back. But then problems within the family start to appear as well.

Director: Emin Alper | Stars: Tamer Levent, Reha Özcan, Mehmet Özgür, Berk Hakman

Votes: 2,043

20. Zwei Leben (2012)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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62 Metascore

As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."

Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken

Votes: 2,535 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Eden (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, cooperates with her captors in a desperate ploy to survive.

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges, Matt O'Leary, Eddie Martinez

Votes: 7,139

22. Lilet Never Happened (2012)

105 min | Drama

6.5
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A look at child prostitution in Manila.

Director: Jacco Groen | Stars: Sandy Talag, Johanna ter Steege, John Arcilla, Angeli Bayani

Votes: 190

23. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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74 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

Votes: 4,814 | Gross: $0.09M

24. 4Some (2012)

Unrated | 78 min | Comedy

5.7
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Two middle-aged couples are linked by more than just a lifelong friendship. While relaxing on a Caribbean island, they get an unconventional idea to enrich and, as a result, complicate their sexual lives.

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Jirí Langmajer, Marika Sarah Procházková, Hynek Cermák, Viktorie Cermáková

Votes: 345

25. Snow White (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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82 Metascore

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

Votes: 8,617 | Gross: $0.28M

26. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

R | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson

Votes: 11,658 | Gross: $0.52M

27. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 10,398

28. Nobels testamente (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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At the Nobel Banquet reporter Annika Bengtzon is witness to the attempted murder of a nobel laureate and murder of a scientist. A terrorist group from Germany takes the credit. As Annika ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Malin Crépin, Björn Kjellman, Leif Andrée, Kajsa Ernst

Votes: 2,366

29. Milosc (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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The relationship of a young successful couple expecting a baby is put to the test after the traumatic experience Maria has endured. Her husband Tomek wants to seek revenge but doesn't know who is to blame.

Director: Slawomir Fabicki | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 236

30. Midnight's Children (2012)

TV-14 | 146 min | Drama

6.2
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56 Metascore

A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Rajat Kapoor, Vansh Bhardwaj, Anupam Kher, Neha Mahajan

Votes: 2,492 | Gross: $0.14M

31. Imagine (II) (2012)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat

Votes: 2,015

32. Deadfall (2012)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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52 Metascore

A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 34,638 | Gross: $0.07M

33. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 15,115 | Gross: $1.35M

34. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 391,556 | Gross: $17.74M

35. The Door (I) (2012)

97 min | Drama

6.5
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A novelist forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck, Károly Eperjes, Gábor Koncz

Votes: 1,499