Friday, January 4, 2013

The Top 100 Movies of 2012 That I Regret NOT Seeing

I saw more than 150 new movies in 2012, but even with the access my job affords me, it's impossible to see everything.

The following 100 films are presented in alphabetical order since I haven't seen them yet, although the five titles I'm REALLY kicking myself for missing are Amour, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Keep the Lights On, The Loneliest Planet and Oslo, August 31st.

If there's anything not listed that you REALLY think I should see, let me know in the comments section or on Twitter, and I'll let you know if it was ever under consideration. Also, if there are any release date issues or inaccuracies below, please cut me some slack, as it's impossible to know what's really eligible without an established set of criteria, which I don't hold myself to.

Please note that I plan to see movies such as The Attack, The Gatekeepers, Ginger & Rosa, Kon-Tiki, Mud, No, Reality, Shadow Dancer, Stories We Tell and To the Wonder in theaters in 2013. Some have appeared on others' Best/Worst lists because they screened at film festivals, but I managed to miss all of these despite attending both Sundance and Toronto.

Here's to catching up with these movies in 2013!

1. 2 Days in New York
2. 5 Broken Cameras
3. 28 Hotel Rooms
4. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
5. Alps
6. Amour
7. Bad 25
8. Barbara
9. Being Flynn
10. Beloved
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Beware of Mr. Baker
13. Beyond the Black Rainbow
14. Brave
15. Bully
16. Call Me Kuchu
17. Captive
18. The Central Park Five
19. Chasing Ice
20. Chico & Rita
21. The Color Wheel
22. The Comedy
23. Crazy Horse
24. Dark Horse
25. Declaration of War
26. The Deep
27. The Deep Blue Sea
28. Detachment
29. Detropia
30. Elena
31. Everybody In Our Family
32. Extraterrestrial
33. The Final Member
34. First Winter
35. The Flowers of War
36. Footnote
37. The Forgiveness of Blood
38. The FP
39. Francine
40. Goodbye First Love
41. Green
42. A Gun In Each Hand
43. Headhunters
44. How to Survive a Plague
45. Hyde Park on Hudson
46. In Darkness
47. Indie Game: The Movie
48. In the Family
49. The Intouchables
50. The Island President
51. It's Such a Beautiful Day
52. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
53. Juan of the Dead
54. Keep the Lights On
55. The Kid With a Bike
56. King Kelly
57. Klown
58. A Late Quartet
59. Like Someone In Love
60. Lola Versus
61. The Loneliest Planet
62. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
63. Marvin, Seth and Stanley
64. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
65. Miami Connection
66. Middle of Nowhere
67. Neighboring Sounds
68. Norwegian Wood
69. Now, Forager
70. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
71. On Death Row
72. Only the Young
73. On the Ice
74. Oslo, August 31st
75. The Patience Stone
76. People Like Us
77. Perfect Sense
78. Polisse
79. Quartet
80. Queen of Versailles
81. Red Hook Summer
82. Red Tails
83. Return
84. A Royal Affair
85. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
86. Samsara
87. Scenes of a Crime
88. Searching For Sugar Man
89. Sleep Tight
90. Sound of Noise
91. Starlet
92. Tabu
93. Tchoupitoulas
94. This Is Not a Film
95. Trouble With the Curve
96. The Turin Horse
97. Turn Me On, Dammit!
98. Undefeated
99. The Wise Kids
100. Wuthering Heights

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Headhunters was great fun. It won't win awards but well done Norwegian thriller. Searching for Sugar Man - Please see it.