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Added by Lyzette on 31 Dec 2012 10:04
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Seen in 2012 - Best of

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People who added this item 634 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Sunrise (1927)


dir. F.W. Murnau

Unlike last year, I didn't watch very many silent films in 2012. But from what I did watch, Murnau's Sunrise is my favorite. Completely captivating, heart-breaking, and heart-warming.
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People who added this item 496 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1


dir. Jean Renoir
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People who added this item 46 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8


dir. Vittorio De Sica

Watching this film has immediately placed it as my favorite De Sica film (replacing The Bicycle Thief). Wonderfully-filmed, and so very tragic.
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People who added this item 277 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1


dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
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People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Gun Crazy (1950)


dir. Joseph H. Lewis

I've seen quite a few works of film-noir this year, and Gun Crazy may be my favorite. A swift tale of guns and love, it's easy to see how similar "Bonnie and Clyde"-type films were inspired to follow suit.
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People who added this item 357 Average listal rating (207 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5


dir. Roman Polanski

This is tied with Chinatown as my favorite Polanski film. I love its plainly minimalist style and atmosphere, as well as its underlying psychological distress that, for the most part, remains unspoken. Basically, it's the type of film I'd like to make if I ever decided to make movies.
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.2


dir. Jรกn Kadรกr & Elmar Klos

This film was great. I really need to watch more Czechoslovak films.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Wings (1966)


dir. Larisa Shepitko
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Commissar (1988)


dir. Aleksandr Askoldov

My absolute favorite film I've seen in 2012. Compelling in its plots, themes, performances, cinematography, and everything else, it left a bigger mark on me than anything else I've seen all year long. An unfairly forgotten classic in Soviet cinema that everyone should watch.
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People who added this item 1062 Average listal rating (623 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5


dir. Robin Hardy

2012 will always be remembered as the year that I fell in love with horror cinema. I have the British classic The Wicker Man to (partially) thank for that. So absurd, so chilling, so oddly unsettling.
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People who added this item 596 Average listal rating (377 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Deep Red (1975)


dir. Dario Argento

Another excellent horror film, this one of the giallo subgenre. Also my personal favorite Argento movie.
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People who added this item 477 Average listal rating (266 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
House (1977)


dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi

I have never, ever seen another film quite like this one and frankly, I don't think I ever will again. A very strange milestone in Japanese cinema.
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People who added this item 323 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Stroszek (1977)


dir. Werner Herzog

"the chicken is dancing, dancing. he thinks that he will never die."- a brilliant two-sentence review of this film I've read.

My introduction to the cinema of Herzog. I can't wait to watch more.
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People who added this item 836 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1


dir. Ingmar Bergman

Using five hours of my free time to sit down and watch this film is one of the single best decisions I've ever made. Every single shot is total visual magic. Perfect performances, and an even more compelling thematic structure. Bergman's masterpiece.
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People who added this item 906 Average listal rating (561 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8


dir. Martin Scorsese
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People who added this item 2521 Average listal rating (1635 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1


dir. Rob Reiner
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People who added this item 1997 Average listal rating (1198 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5


dir. Isao Takahata

2012 was also the year I started to get more into anime. Grave of the Fireflies was definitely one of the most beautiful, saddest, impacting pictures I've seen all year. When I wasn't in awe over the impressive style of animation, I was sobbing my eyes out.
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People who added this item 475 Average listal rating (231 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Santa Sangre (1989)


dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.8


dir. Michael Haneke
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People who added this item 373 Average listal rating (190 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5


dir. Woody Allen

Just when I thought I had seen every single good Woody Allen movie, I get completely blown away by Husbands and Wives. Immediate top ten placement.
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People who added this item 964 Average listal rating (592 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8


dir. Satoshi Kon

Besides becoming enamored with Japanese anime, I have also fallen in love with the director Satoshi Kon. His four feature-lengths are all so very intriguing and imaginative. Sadly, his death at a young age means that there won't be any future works by this brilliant talent. His small body of work, however, is extraordinary in its own respects, Perfect Blue being my personal favorite.
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People who added this item 531 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9


dir. Jane Campion
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People who added this item 2510 Average listal rating (1759 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Drive (2011)


dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

I have probably rewatched this film more times than any other film I've watched in the past year. It just gets better and better with each viewing.
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People who added this item 435 Average listal rating (273 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1


dir. Leos Carax

My favorite film to come out of 2012, and also one of the most ambitious films I've seen, period. Genuinely absurd cinematic magic.
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My most favorite films I watched for the first time in 2012.

The complete list of these new-to-me films can be found here.

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