There were so many great movies in 2012. So I made a small list. Again, in random order because it’s so difficult to make an actual top-list.
Amour (French): how the lives of an elderly couple in Paris change after the woman suffers strokes and dementia.
De rouille et d’os (French): woman loses legs after accident and strikes up romance/friendship/co-dependence with a streetfighting man
Shame (English): how a man copes with his unsatiable sexual appetite in New York which makes it hard for him to sustain any real relationships
The perks of being a wallflower (English): a young teenager becomes friends with a group of wallflowers but still has some psychological issues to overcome.
The Avengers (English): movie adaption of classic Marcel comic.
Skyfall (English): the latest James Bond with Daniel Craig as 007.
Intouchables (French): a handicapped millionaire in Paris hires a young man from the banlieus and how their work relationship turns into a warm friendship.
Jagten (Danish): teacher in small town gets accused of abusing a young girl, he’s innocent but the entire town turns against him.
Le Havre (French): a bit of a fairytale in which a young refugee gets a home and help from an old man who is also caring for his sick wife.
Holy Motors (French): strangest movie ever, man changes into different characters from his limousine while driving around in Paris and plays different scenarios.
Dans la maison (French): teacher encourages young student to keep writing about his classmate and family, but both become obsessed.
The Descendents (English): recently widowed man finds out more about his wife’s life while also dealing with family inheritence in Hawaii.