Films I've seen in 2012

by PrinceLubitsch | created - 04 Jan 2012 | updated - 18 Aug 2012 | Public

List of Motion Pictures of all kind, captured by my eyes in that particular lapse of time.

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1. Jour de Fête (1949)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli

Votes: 6,265

January the First! The first "jour de fête" of the whole year!

2. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane

Votes: 96,573 | Gross: $5.50M

3. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 24,308

4. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Votes: 10,595

5. Permanent Vacation (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

In this outlandish black comedy, Eric, a mild mannered man, takes his wife and his children on what he believes will be a final happy holiday before his kids leave the nest. Instead of a ... See full summary »

Director: W. Scott Peake | Stars: Frank Harper, Gina Bellman, Phoebe Thomas, Jonathan Bailey

Votes: 168

I wanted to see the Jim Jarmush one! though this was quite interesting.

6. Scanners (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 40,128 | Gross: $14.23M

7. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 52,369

8. The Love Parade (1929)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth

Votes: 1,612

9. Carmen Jones (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James

Votes: 3,739

10. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 33,408 | Gross: $9.13M

11. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Votes: 8,474

12. Window Water Baby Moving (1959)

13 min | Documentary, Short

Stan Brakhage films the birth of his first child, Myrrena.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Myrrena Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,856

13. Bumble Boogie (1948)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A bumblebee (to a boogie-woogie version of Flight of the Bumblebee) is being attacked by flowers made of piano keys, flowers made of trumpets, snakes made of piano keys, the piano hammers ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney

Votes: 150

14. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

28 Metascore

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 70,902 | Gross: $4.16M

15. After Life (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy

91 Metascore

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 7,957 | Gross: $0.80M

16. Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic) (1969)

Not Rated | 65 min | Sci-Fi

Sometime in the future, the Canadian Academy for Erotic Inquiry is investigating the theories of parapsychologist Luther Stringfellow. Seven young adults volunteer to submit to a form of ... See full summary »

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ronald Mlodzik, Jack Messinger, Paul Mulholland, Iain Ewing

Votes: 1,320

I'm working on an oral exposition about this film, so I'm seeing all Cronenberg I can.

17. Arrebato (1979)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A low budget horror filmmaker gets in touch with an eccentric who is trying to film his consciousness during drug abuse.

Director: Iván Zulueta | Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth, Will More, Marta Fernández Muro

Votes: 1,568

The best spanish film I've EVER seen!

18. Crash (1996)

NC-17 | 100 min | Drama

47 Metascore

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 45,806 | Gross: $2.04M

19. Crimes of the Future (1970)

R | 70 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Crimes of the Future details the wanderings of Tripod (Mlodzik), sometime director of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin, who is searching for his mentor, the mad ... See full summary »

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ronald Mlodzik, Jon Lidolt, Tania Zolty, Paul Mulholland

Votes: 1,313

20. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 86,449 | Gross: $14.56M

21. Towers Open Fire (1963)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short

Dramatizations, cut ups, and psychological experimentation based on the works of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin.

Director: Antony Balch | Stars: Antony Balch, William S. Burroughs, David Jacobs, Bachoo Sen

Votes: 262

22. The Blow Out (1936)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A crazed bomber is terrorizing the city. Meanwhile, a young Porky is a few cents shy of buying an ice cream soda; he starts earning it by picking up items people drop and handing them to ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Joe Dougherty, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 122

23. Ain't We Got Fun (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

The cat's asleep, so the mice are on the loose, for a while at least, in the pantry. When he wakes up, they pile the food on him and get him thrown out, and then they *really* have the run of the house.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 161

24. Gold Diggers of '49 (1935)

TV-G | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

The gold rush. Beans finds gold in the mountains and rushes into town with the news. Soon, everyone (except Porky's daughter Little Kitty, who Beans fancies) has rushed out to the mountains... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 328

25. The Village Smithy (1936)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

The narrator sets the scene for a warped version of the classic poem, and the hijinks when assistant Porky gives the blacksmith a rubber horseshoe, then a hot horseshoe on the horse's backside by accident.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Joe Twerp, Tex Avery, Joe Dougherty, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 101

26. Milk and Money (1936)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Porky's father is going to lose his farm. Porky goes to town with his horse and works a milk route, with a warning that if he breaks a bottle he's fired. As he's delivering, cats follow ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 173

27. Porky the Rain-Maker (1936)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

The farm is suffering through a terrible drought. Porky's father sends him to the store to buy some feed with their last dollar. Outside the store, a huckster is selling pills to create all... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Joe Dougherty, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 110

28. Don't Look Now (1936)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Cupid and a Devil are having fun on St. Valentine's Day with arranging and destroying love affairs. Cupid wins: he knows what to do with a lonely skunk...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Billy Bletcher, Tommy Bond, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 84

29. The Farm of Tomorrow (1954)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The farm of tomorrow proves to be filled with wacky inventions and crazy cross-breeding.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Paul Frees, Daws Butler, June Foray

Votes: 238

30. Car of Tomorrow (1951)

6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

A series of demonstrations of the kind of motoring accessories we'll all take for granted in the future...

Director: Tex Avery | Star: June Foray

Votes: 349

I prefer Automania 2000, more critic with mass production and less sexist. I love Tex Avery thou', he was an amazing creator, very imaginative

31. Who Killed Who? (1943)

8 min | Animation, Mystery, Comedy

A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what's round the next corner...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Richard Haydn

Votes: 625

32. T.V. of Tomorrow (1953)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A variety of fanciful innovations in "future" T.V. sets, including a model with a built-in stove, and a number of highly interactive models. And of course, even with dozens of channels, ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Paul Frees, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 316

33. Daffy Duck & Egghead (1938)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype Elmer Fudd who is just as unsuccessful with ducks as he was later to be with a certain... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Danny Webb

Votes: 435

34. Tarantella (1940)

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short

Abstract animation illustrates Edwin Gerschefski's modernist composition. Two dots - one blue and one orange - appear most often, sometimes large, sometimes small, sometimes overlapping. ... See full summary »

Directors: Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth

Votes: 347

35. Hands (1934)

4 min | Short

A commercial for the Works Progress Administration. We see hands close up: working, playing, praying, whittling, and strumming. Hands use saws and hammers, lift stones, turn wheels, then ... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke

Votes: 70

36. Made in U.S.A (1966)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

In the near future, leftist writer Paula goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, László Szabó, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 2,956 | Gross: $0.08M

37. Witch's Cradle (1944)

12 min | Short

The surrealist film shows repetitive imagery involving a string fashioned in a bizarre, almost spiderweb-like pattern over the hands of several individuals, most notably an unnamed young woman and an elderly gentleman.

Director: Maya Deren | Stars: Marcel Duchamp, Pajorita Matta

Votes: 427

38. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo

Votes: 18,450

39. 3 Women (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

Two roommates and physical therapists, one a vain woman and the other a mysterious teenager, share a bizarre relationship.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier

Votes: 11,160

40. Chinese Take-Out (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

A well-ordered hardware store owner in Buenos Aires will see his life turn upside down when he helps a stranded Chinese man who doesn't speak a word of Spanish find his uncle in the bustling city. But can this coexistence bear fruit?

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana, Ignacio Huang, Enric Cambray

Votes: 14,436

41. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 40,394 | Gross: $2.54M

42. The Heart of the World (2000)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short

Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar, Greg Klymkiw

Votes: 2,873

43. Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)

6 min | Short

Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.

Director: Hans Richter | Stars: Werner Graeff, Walter Gronostay, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud

Votes: 1,228

44. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 130,751 | Gross: $90.46M

45. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Marie Cesková, Jirina Myskova

Votes: 7,248

46. The Marriage Circle (1924)

85 min | Comedy

Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Marie Prevost, Creighton Hale

Votes: 890 | Gross: $0.21M

47. The Critic (1963)

Approved | 4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Star: Mel Brooks

Votes: 746

48. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 590,353 | Gross: $28.26M

49. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 36,285

50. Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 7,522

51. Quintet (1979)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2