2012 Movies

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1. Coming Home (1998– )

101 min | Drama, Romance, War

Drama series about the Dunbar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.

Stars: Joanna Lumley, Peter O'Toole, Gruschenka Stevens, Paul Bettany

Votes: 602

2. The Return (2003)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

82 Metascore

In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

Votes: 36,790 | Gross: $0.50M

russian movie --father returns home to his 2 sons after 12 years

3. Swedish Auto (2006)

97 min | Drama

SWEDISH AUTO is the dramatic story of a small-town mechanic who voyeuristically observes life from the shadows. When he discovers that a young woman is similarly watching him, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Sieg | Stars: Lukas Haas, January Jones, Gordon Bass, Anne Brown

Votes: 477

w/drawn auto mechanic stalks violinist while being stalked by waitress; small, slow movie

4. Galileo (1975)

PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama

This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Topol, Edward Fox, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown

Votes: 402

5. The Golden Bowl (2000)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeremy Northam, Kate Beckinsale, James Fox

Votes: 3,978 | Gross: $3.04M

6. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 108,132 | Gross: $2.55M

7. Talk Radio (1988)

R | 110 min | Drama

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley

Votes: 11,160 | Gross: $3.47M

8. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Israel's Next War (2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Documentary

A shocking documentary about the growing number of Jewish extremists in Israel.

Director: Dan Setton | Stars: Yitzhak Dar, Shlomo Dvir, Noam Federman, Mike Guzofsky

Votes: 20

actually i watched "journey to the occupied territories" which was not in the imdb catalog.

9. Yella (2007)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 2,494

10. Ira & Abby (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

62 Metascore

A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents, and therapy.

Director: Robert Cary | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Chris Messina, Jason Alexander, David Margulies

Votes: 2,058 | Gross: $0.22M

11. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 71,220 | Gross: $1.22M

12. Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants (2004)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

58 Metascore

Is the love compatible with coupledom? And what of freedom and fidelity? These are some of the questions facing two married men.

Director: Yvan Attal | Stars: Johnny Depp, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sébastien Vidal, Yvan Attal

Votes: 4,413 | Gross: $0.25M

13. Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2008)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

48 Metascore

A documentary that looks at how early filmmaking influenced the Cubist painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Alexander Blaise, Adam Gopnik, Tom Gunning, Owen Lund

Votes: 192

14. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Family

95 Metascore

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.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 185,892 | Gross: $7.10M

15. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 41,164 | Gross: $5.70M

16. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 203,854 | Gross: $40.96M

17. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 219,565 | Gross: $82.58M

18. Waiting for Hockney (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A young working class Baltimore man spends 10 years on a single portrait, believing it is his means to fame and fortune. But he also believes that only one man can lead him there---the ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Checkoway | Stars: Billy Pappas, Larry Link, Cookie Pappas, Bill Schulte

Votes: 129

19. Anthony Zimmer (2005)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

In Nice, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. Zimmer had extensive plastic ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Yvan Attal, Sami Frey, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 7,200

20. Paper Clips (2004)

G | 82 min | Documentary, War

64 Metascore

As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, and grows to include millions of others killed.

Directors: Elliot Berlin, Joe Fab | Stars: Sandra Roberts, Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand, Tom Bosley, Casey Condra

Votes: 1,634 | Gross: $1.10M

21. Another Woman (1988)

PG | 81 min | Drama

Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

Votes: 11,449 | Gross: $1.56M

22. Springtime in a Small Town (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Liyan and Yuwen live in post-war torpor, childless but with Liyan's school-aged sister. He coughs, imagining he has TB; Yuwan embroiders; they sleep in separate rooms. A surprise visit from... See full summary »

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Jingfan Hu, Jun Wu, Bai Qing Xin, Xiao Keng Ye

Votes: 1,193 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Empires: The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization (2000– )

150 min | Documentary, History

A documentary, narrated by actor Liam Neeson, that chronicles the rise and fall of the civilization of ancient Greece.

Stars: Paul Cartledge, Victor Davis Hanson, Keith Hopwood, Liam Neeson

Votes: 304

24. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 93,283 | Gross: $30.02M

25. Potiche (2010)

R | 103 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard

Votes: 9,247 | Gross: $1.62M

26. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)

Not Rated | 59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 2,799

27. Angel (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender

Votes: 4,845

28. The Treatment (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Jake Singer is at loose ends in New York City, and neck deep in psychoanalysis with the outrageous Dr. Morales, when he meets the enigmatic and beautiful widow Allegra Marshall.

Director: Oren Rudavsky | Stars: Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm, Famke Janssen, Stephanie March

Votes: 1,001 | Gross: $0.08M

29. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

Votes: 6,036

30. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

Votes: 30,524 | Gross: $7.72M

31. Archangel (2005 TV Movie)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A British college professor, working in Russia, investigates certain mysteries surrounding the life and death of Joseph Stalin.

Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Daniel Craig, Yekaterina Rednikova, Gabriel Macht, Lev Prygunov

Votes: 4,659

32. Light of My Eyes (2001)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

Antonio is a lonely man who works as a driver of luxury cars. Outside of his work, he spends his time reading science fiction novels, and, especially by night, driving through the streets ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Piccioni | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Sandra Ceccarelli, Silvio Orlando, Barbara Valente

Votes: 790

33. The Body (2001)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

21 Metascore

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Director: Jonas McCord | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 6,910 | Gross: $0.03M

34. Cairo Time (2009)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi

Votes: 5,850 | Gross: $1.60M

35. Parlez-moi de la pluie (2008)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jamel Debbouze, Pascale Arbillot

Votes: 1,577 | Gross: $0.11M

36. Albert Nobbs (2011)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Votes: 21,652 | Gross: $3.01M

37. Nue propriété (2006)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A divorced mother of two boys reaching adulthood decides to sell their house, find love and get on with her life away from her husband and sons; a decision that will lead to an escalating fraternal dispute.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jérémie Renier, Yannick Renier, Kris Cuppens

Votes: 1,544 | Gross: $0.06M

38. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 44,213 | Gross: $0.87M

39. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,316

40. Promised Land (1987)

R | 102 min | Drama

This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan, Tracy Pollan

Votes: 1,082 | Gross: $0.32M

41. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong

Votes: 169,300 | Gross: $24.15M

42. Play the Game (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

35 Metascore

A young ladies' man teaches his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather, and plays his best mind games to meet the woman of his dreams.

Director: Marc Fienberg | Stars: Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, Marla Sokoloff

Votes: 2,411 | Gross: $0.66M

43. There Was a Father (1942)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shûji Sano, Shin Saburi, Takeshi Sakamoto

Votes: 2,003

44. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

46 Metascore

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

Votes: 91,041 | Gross: $31.85M

45. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama

74 Metascore

In New York City, the lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a house-cleaner, a professor and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.

Director: Jill Sprecher | Stars: Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Matthew McConaughey, David Connolly

Votes: 9,084 | Gross: $3.29M

46. Mother (1992)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

This film recounts Henri Verneuil's relationship with his father who had brought his Armenian family to Marseille, France, in order to escape from the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Richard Berry, Omar Sharif, Nathalie Roussel, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 1,722

47. Le Bonheur (1965)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

François, a young carpenter, lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife Thérèse and their two small children. One day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Olivier Drouot, Sandrine Drouot

Votes: 3,231

48. House Calls (1978)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance