2012 had more than its fair share of blockbusters, from The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises to Skyfall and Brave, but there are plenty of other movies that you may not have even heard of, let alone seen. We’ve put together a list of our favourites that you should add to your must see list.
Safety Not Guaranteed. Two interns travel to a small coastal town with a magazine’s staff writer to investigate a classified ad placed by someone looking for a companion to travel back in time with him. The movie is odd and quirky, and definitely not what you are expecting.
The Master. This about about a cult and its charismatic leader may be something you haven’t heard much about, but come award season it may be on everyone’s tongue. Paul Thomas Anderson has had a history of making movies that critics fall in love with, and this one is no different.
Beasts of the Southern Wild. This movie has found itself sitting atop many critics’ lists for top picture of the year, and may find itself with many nominations during awards season as well. Part fantasy, part drama, this movie will both break your heart and shower your with warm and fuzzies.
End of Watch. If you think you know how this movie is going to end, think again. It has so many twists and turns as it follows two heroic cops who are marked for death after crossing a drug cartel. This is one of the most realistic police movies ever made.
Fat Kid Rules The World. It’s a shame that this movie didn’t receive a wide release. It follows the life of a high-school misfit who is saved from suicide by a drop-out drug addict. We reviewed this movie back in April, and can’t wait to see it again on DVD. Read our review of Fat Kid Rules The World.
Seven Psychopaths. If you blinked you would have missed this movie about a writer who ends up mixed up with a gangster due to his friends kidnapping his Shih Tzu. Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, and Christopher Walken star in this one.