The 10 best movies of 2012

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1. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Votes: 131,453 | Gross: $14.12M

2. Pieta (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Min-soo Jo, Jung-Jin Lee, Ki-Hong Woo, Eunjin Kang

Votes: 12,209 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 39,165

4. Low Tide (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

A 12 year old boy and his single mother live parallel lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy's solitude is both a source of ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Minervini | Stars: Daniel Blanchard, Melissa McKinney, Vernon Wilbanks, Colby Trichell

Votes: 540

5. Three Sisters (2012)

Not Rated | 153 min | Documentary

Three sisters live alone in a small village family house in the high mountains of the Yunan region. Their parents are nowhere to be seen. The three little girls send their days working in ... See full summary »

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 328

6. Paradise: Love (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Votes: 8,098 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Thy Womb (2012)

105 min | Drama

An infertile midwife and her husband find a surrogate mother so that they can have a child.

Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, Mercedes Cabral

Votes: 209

8. Me and You (2012)

103 min | Drama

57 Metascore

An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Tea Falco, Sonia Bergamasco, Veronica Lazar

Votes: 5,187

9. Aperana Street 52 (2012)

80 min | Documentary

In his film Rua Aperana 52 Júlio Bressane describes the invention of a landscape, the topology of a corner of Rio de Janeiro. The film consists of a series of photographs taken between 1909... See full summary »

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Joel Barcellos, Fernando Eiras, Giulia Gam, Maria Gladys

Votes: 32

10. The Girl from Nowhere (2012)

91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife's death & occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he comes across Dora, a young ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Stars: Virginie Legeay, Claude Morel, Lise Bellynck, Anne Berry

Votes: 645



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