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Best Movies of 2012

April 4, 2013

Best Movies of 2012

Though I’m way behind the others with this list, I do have the advantage of spreading out my movie schedule in the first few months of the year as the best are crammed in for the awards season.

My merit system is different.  Instead of guaranteeing a winner in each category, I only give praise to those who truly deserve it.  Some categories have ties though not this year.

For the current films, they are rated in the Olympic medal systems, depending on how much I liked them.

So here’s the list:


Best Movies


Gold Medals:

Amour (France)


Silver Medals:

Vito (US Documentary / GLBT content)


Bronze Medals:

Flight (US)

Django Unchained (US)

The Impossible (Spain / US)

Zero Dark Thirty (US)


Best Director:  Michael Haneke (Amour)

Best Screenplay:  Michael Haneke (Amour)

Best Performance:  Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Best Documentary Footage:  Vito


Great Old Movies Seen for the First Time in 2012

The Unfaithful Wife (1968 – France)

Yol (1982 – Turkey)

Picnic (1955 – US)

The Bride Wore Black (1967 – France)

Thunderball (1965 – Great Britain)

Wings (1927 – US/Silent)

Little Dorrit Part 2 (1988 – Great Britain)

The Way (2011 – US)


Great Old Movies Seen Again in 2012

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964 – France)

West Side Story (1961 – US)

Titanic (1997 – US)

Brokeback Mountain (2005 – US)

Bonjour Tristesse (1958 – US)

The Wizard of Oz (1939 – US)

Dial M for Murder (1954 – US/Great Britain)

Fiddler on the Roof (1971 – US)


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