Best 2012 Movies

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis
IMDb: 7.5
105 min

In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Coherence

Coherence

Coherence
IMDb: 7.2
89 min

On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover…

Standing Up

Standing Up

Standing Up
IMDb: 6.9
93 min

Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake – victims of…

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew
IMDb: 7.4
93 min

Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father….

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Mud

Mud

Mud
IMDb: 7.4
130 min

Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines
IMDb: 7.3
140 min

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon
IMDb: 6.8
111 min

Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring…

Stoker

Stoker

Stoker
IMDb: 6.8
99 min

After India’s father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has…

Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome

Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome

Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome
IMDb: 7.0
91 min

The first Cylon war has been raging for 10 years and a young Ensign William Adama joins the fleet. He’s disappointed not to be assigned to a fighter but to…

Miracle in Cell No. 7

Miracle in Cell No. 7

Miracle in Cell No. 7
IMDb: 8.2
127 min

A story about a mentally ill man wrongfully accused of murder and his relationship with his lovingly adorable 6 year old daughter.

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The Best Offer

The Best Offer

The Best Offer
IMDb: 7.8
124 min

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of…

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Django Unchained
IMDb: 8.4
165 min

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher
IMDb: 7.0
130 min

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: ”Get Jack Reacher!” So…

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
IMDb: 7.4
157 min

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. Team 6…

Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine
IMDb: 7.9
78 min

Celestine is a little mouse trying to avoid a dental career; Ernest is a big bear craving an artistic outlet. When Celestine meets Ernest, they overcome their natural enmity by…

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Populaire

Populaire

Populaire
IMDb: 6.9
111 min

Set in 1958, Populaire focuses on Rose Pamphyle, who lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. Rose travels out of town…

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The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
IMDb: 7.8
169 min

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug,…

Hitchcock

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
IMDb: 6.8
98 min

HITCHCOCK follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film, PSYCHO, and the trials and tribulations the director faced…

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Rise Of The Guardians

Rise Of The Guardians

Rise Of The Guardians
IMDb: 7.3
97 min

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes,…

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
IMDb: 7.9
127 min

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets…

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
IMDb: 6.8
91 min

An original story featuring performances by Cirque du Soleil. A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are…

Confession of Murder

Confession of Murder

Confession of Murder
IMDb: 7.1
119 min

On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws…

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A Late Quartet

A Late Quartet

A Late Quartet
IMDb: 7.1
105 min

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and…

Flight

Flight

Flight
IMDb: 7.3
138 min

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he’s managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical…

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Wreck it Ralph

Wreck it Ralph

Wreck it Ralph
IMDb: 7.7
108 min

Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game’s titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove…

A Werewolf Boy

A Werewolf Boy

A Werewolf Boy
IMDb: 7.4
122 min

Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come…

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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
IMDb: 7.4
172 min

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one…

Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks
IMDb: 7.2
117 min

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Skyfall

Skyfall

Skyfall
IMDb: 7.7
143 min

When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position…

Le jour des corneilles

Le jour des corneilles

Le jour des corneilles
IMDb: 7.3
90 min

In a cabin of the deep of the forest, a child and his father leas a wild and hard life in utmost isolation. The child grows up fearing and admiring…

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The First Time

The First Time

The First Time
IMDb: 6.8
95 min

Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t…

Argo

Argo

Argo
IMDb: 7.7
120 min

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ’exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian…

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown
IMDb: 7.8
112 min

The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.

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Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie
IMDb: 6.9
87 min

When a car hits young Victor’s pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked ”monster” wreaks havoc…

The Body

The Body

The Body
IMDb: 7.6
108 min

A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing…

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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect
IMDb: 7.2
112 min

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that’s exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among…

Dans la maison

Dans la maison

Dans la maison
IMDb: 7.4
105 min

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted…

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Looper

Looper

Looper
IMDb: 7.4
118 min

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid…

Trouble With The Curve

Trouble With The Curve

Trouble With The Curve
IMDb: 6.8
111 min

Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the…

Blancanieves

Blancanieves

Blancanieves
IMDb: 7.5
104 min

A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
IMDb: 8.0
103 min

15-year-old freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic senior students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her stepbrother Patrick help Charlie discover the…

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
End of Watch

End of Watch

End of Watch
IMDb: 7.6
109 min

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Twice Born

Twice Born

Twice Born
IMDb: 7.4
127 min

Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian…

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Masquerade

Masquerade

Masquerade
IMDb: 7.8
131 min

During the confusing and conspiratorial Joseon Dynasty King Gwang-hae orders his councilor, HEO Kyun, to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. HEO Kyun…

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Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Disconnect

Disconnect

Disconnect
IMDb: 7.5
115 min

Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that…

The Scapegoat

The Scapegoat

The Scapegoat
IMDb: 7.1
100 min

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.

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Genre: Best 2012
Stuck in Love

Stuck in Love

Stuck in Love
IMDb: 7.2
97 min

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
IMDb: 7.1
107 min

A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

Genre: Best 2012, Comedy
Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook
IMDb: 7.7
122 min

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Mr. Pip

Mr. Pip

Mr. Pip
IMDb: 7.1
116 min

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…

Genre: Best 2012, Drama, War
Quartet

Quartet

Quartet
IMDb: 6.8
98 min

The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the…

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The Master

The Master

The Master
IMDb: 7.2
137 min

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of…

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
The Words

The Words

The Words
IMDb: 7.0
96 min

The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There’s only one catch – he didn’t write…

Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths
IMDb: 7.2
110 min

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.

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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
IMDb: 7.6
136 min

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes reunites for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, using their interpretation of moving pictures to present a compelling cinematic…

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
IMDb: 8.0
76 min

Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still…

Pieta

Pieta

Pieta
IMDb: 7.2
104 min

A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.

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Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Beyond Outrage

Beyond Outrage

Beyond Outrage
IMDb: 6.8
110 min

As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as…

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Genre: Action, Best 2012
The Iceman

The Iceman

The Iceman
IMDb: 6.8
105 min

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.

Wadjda

Wadjda

Wadjda
IMDb: 7.5
98 min

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always…

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing
IMDb: 8.2
115 min

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, cinematic journey, not only…

Lawless

Lawless

Lawless
IMDb: 7.3
115 min

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.

Paradies: Glaube

Paradies: Glaube

Paradies: Glaube
IMDb: 6.8
113 min

Second film in Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy. A devout Catholic woman practises her religion at home and in the local community, but is unprepared for the reappearance of her estranged…

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Genre: Best 2012, Drama
The Hunt

The Hunt

The Hunt
IMDb: 8.3
116 min

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,…

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Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin
IMDb: 7.5
134 min

Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes…

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Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
IMDb: 7.2
118 min

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible…

Broken

Broken

Broken
IMDb: 7.3
91 min

Three suburban English families’ lives intertwine with tragic consequences.

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Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Side by Side

Side by Side

Side by Side
IMDb: 7.6
99 min

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a…

Robot & Frank

Robot & Frank

Robot & Frank
IMDb: 7.1
85 min

A delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where…

The Thieves

The Thieves

The Thieves
IMDb: 6.8
135 min

A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in,…

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Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks
IMDb: 7.2
104 min

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes…

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises
IMDb: 8.4
165 min

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent’s crimes to protect the late attorney’s reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department….

The Imposter

The Imposter

The Imposter
IMDb: 7.5
99 min

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented…

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A Coffee in Berlin

A Coffee in Berlin

A Coffee in Berlin
IMDb: 7.4
88 min

A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.

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Holy Motors

Holy Motors

Holy Motors
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these…

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Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man
IMDb: 8.2
85 min

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ’n’ roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy…

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
IMDb: 7.3
93 min

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in ’the Bathtub’, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the…

People Like Us

People Like Us

People Like Us
IMDb: 7.1
114 min

It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must…

Genre: Best 2012, Drama
Ted

Ted

Ted
IMDb: 6.9
106 min

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.

The Amazing Spiderman

The Amazing Spiderman

The Amazing Spiderman
IMDb: 6.9
136 min

Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter…