2012 in Review: Every Film I Watched Review - Dan Schindel

2012 in Review: Every Film I Watched

Posted in Everybody Loves Lists by - January 01, 2013
2012 in Review: Every Film I Watched

Like everyone else in the world who is cinematically inclined, I wrote up a bit about my favorite movies of the year. This is that bit. So go take a read at it.

Those 18 movies came out of the list you see below. That is every single movie I watched in 2012. 638 flicks. This list does not take into account multiple viewings, and I also knocked off a few films I screened for Silverdocs that I’m pretty sure won’t ever see the light of day. So really, I spent even more time in theaters / in front of a TV/computer screen last year. Well, I certainly lived out my vow to watch as many movies as possible.

Most of these I watched through Netflix Instant. I have a bad habit of looking at what’s in my queue, browsing over all the classics that Netflix has to offer, and randomly picking some silly thing to fill space in the evening. I’ll try to work on that this year. And I’ll detail more of my 2013 movie-related resolutions in a later post this week.

Films in bold are ones I watched for the first time. I reviewed at least two-thirds of these, but I ain’t hunting through my many archives to link to all of them.

So here it be:

  1. Louis C.K.: Hilarious
  2. Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain
  3. Orgasm Inc.
  4. Dive!
  5. Leap Year
  6. King Corn
  7. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  8. Lethal Weapon
  9. Bananas!*
  10. Ingredients
  11. Blue Gold: World Water Wars
  12. The Artist
  13. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  14. Pariah
  15. Our Daily Bread
  16. Warrior
  17. The Future of Food
  18. The Future
  19. The Innkeepers
  20. My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story
  21. Weekend
  22. Helvetica
  23. The Pride of the Yankees
  24. Tales from Earthsea
  25. Objectified
  26. Ball of Fire
  27. Terribly Happy
  28. Urbanized
  29. The Guard
  30. The Parking Lot Movie
  31. I Know Where I’m Going!
  32. 49th Parallel
  33. Brief Encounter
  34. Live Nude Girls UNITE!
  35. Green for Danger
  36. Beauty and the Beast
  37. Death by Design
  38. Them!
  39. Brother’s Keeper
  40. The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  41. The Beauty and the Beast
  42. American Movie
  43. Dark Days
  44. Night Moves
  45. Haywire
  46. Candyman: The David Klein Story
  47. These Amazing Shadows
  48. Redline
  49. War Dance
  50. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  51. The Other F Word
  52. Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
  53. Hell and Back Again
  54. Mulan
  55. Dracula
  56. Shut Up, Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
  57. Awakenings
  58. Jazz on a Summer’s Day
  59. Not Quite Hollywood
  60. The Grey
  61. Kung-Fu Panda
  62. The Celluloid Closet
  63. Machete Maidens Unleashed!
  64. The Pixar Story
  65. Lethal Weapon 2
  66. Kill List
  67. Sleeping Dogs Lie
  68. Sweetgrass
  69. 13 Assassins
  70. We Are Wizards
  71. A Bug’s Life
  72. The Boys in the Band
  73. Comic Book Confidential
  74. Antz
  75. Steal a Pencil for Me
  76. The Woman in Black
  77. Chronicle
  78. The Thorn in the Heart
  79. Metropolitan
  80. Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
  81. Flesh + Blood
  82. The Fireman’s Ball
  83. Scandalize My Name
  84. The Jungle
  85. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  86. 4 Little Girls
  87. From Dusk Till Dawn
  88. Soundtrack for a Revolution
  89. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  90. 500 Years Later
  91. The Woman
  92. A Huey Newton Story
  93. Classified X
  94. On the Shoulders of Giants
  95. Black Is… Black Ain’t
  96. Hulk
  97. Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary
  98. Down Terrace
  99. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement
  100. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
  101. The Interrupters
  102. X-Men: First Class
  103. Tongues Untied
  104. Lipstick and Dynamite, Piss and Vinegar
  105. Death Race 2000
  106. Beetlejuice
  107. Waiting for Hockney
  108. Darwin’s Nightmare
  109. The Secret World of Arrietty
  110. (500) Days of Summer
  111. Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World
  112. Take Shelter
  113. Trainspotting
  114. Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth
  115. Following
  116. The Living Desert
  117. Persona
  118. The Panama Deception
  119. Murder on a Sunday Morning
  120. From Mao to Mozart
  121. The True Glory
  122. Wanderlust
  123. An Inconvenient Truth
  124. The Lady Eve
  125. Flirting With Disaster
  126. Emperor Jones
  127. Lake Mungo
  128. Woodstock
  129. The Odd Couple
  130. The Killing of a Chinese Cookie
  131. Gambit
  132. A Wedding
  133. Bedazzled
  134. Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie
  135. Coffee and Cigarettes
  136. JFK
  137. Scarface
  138. Blue Collar
  139. Year of the Dog
  140. Manhattan Murder Mystery
  141. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
  142. Flash Gordon
  143. On Any Sunday
  144. The Circus
  145. Paper Moon
  146. A Night in Casablanca
  147. After Innocence
  148. The Exterminating Angel
  149. The Lincoln Lawyer
  150. The Right Stuff
  151. Bombay Beach
  152. UHF
  153. The Virgin Spring
  154. Mary and Max
  155. Stevie
  156. My Life as a Dog
  157. Videocracy
  158. The Ten
  159. Haxan
  160. The Exploding Girl
  161. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  162. Like Crazy
  163. Audience of One
  164. Another Earth
  165. Mine
  166. John Carter
  167. Barcelona
  168. The Education of Shelby Knox
  169. Young Adult
  170. Boogie Nights
  171. A Better Life
  172. Magnolia
  173. Miss Bala
  174. El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
  175. How to Die in Oregon
  176. Rushmore
  177. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
  178. Jaws
  179. Jimi Plays Monterey
  180. So Much So Fast
  181. Who Killed the Electric Car?
  182. 21 Jump Street
  183. Countdown to Zero
  184. Dirty Oil
  185. The Big Fix
  186. Pina
  187. The Cat Returns
  188. The Carbon Rush
  189. Bhopali
  190. Deafening Silence
  191. Sun Kissed
  192. Deep Water
  193. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  194. The Hunger Games
  195. Jeff Who Lives at Home
  196. Shut Up and Sing
  197. The September Issue
  198. $ellebrity
  199. Gunner Palace
  200. Baraka
  201. Shake! Otis at Monterey
  202. Sixteen Acres
  203. Unmistaken Child
  204. Waiting for Lightning
  205. Wavemakers
  206. Outrage
  207. Web
  208. Souls of Zen
  209. Damsels in Distress
  210. Bomb It
  211. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
  212. Ponette
  213. Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  214. For the Love of Movies
  215. Beyond the Gates of Splendor
  216. Lucky
  217. Every Little Step
  218. Up the Yangtze
  219. Life During Wartime
  220. Being Elmo
  221. American Teen
  222. Attack the Block
  223. Gimme Shelter
  224. Orphan
  225. Zoo
  226. Total Recall
  227. Sans Soleil
  228. The Cruise
  229. The Raid
  230. The Cabin in the Woods
  231. Paper Clips
  232. The Visitor
  233. Art & Copy
  234. Valentino: The Last Emperor
  235. Hell on Wheels
  236. Sicko
  237. The Beales of Grey Gardens
  238. Crazy Love
  239. Ringers: Lord of the Fans
  240. American Teacher
  241. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  242. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism
  243. Semper Fi: Always Faithful
  244. Zazie dans le Metro
  245. The Game
  246. The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat
  247. Tiny Furniture
  248. Misery
  249. Special
  250. Who is Harry Nilsson… (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)
  251. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  252. Herb & Dorothy
  253. The Big Red One
  254. Radio Bikini
  255. Knocked Up
  256. Sound of My Voice
  257. Bernie
  258. Religulous
  259. To Be and to Have
  260. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
  261. The Five Year Engagement
  262. The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
  263. The Hollywood Complex
  264. Electile Dysfunction
  265. Double Dare
  266. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  267. The Avengers
  268. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
  269. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  270. Marley
  271. The Listening Project
  272. Almanac of Fall
  273. My Neighbor Totoro
  274. Reel Injun
  275. Babe: Pig in the City
  276. Wigstock: The Movie
  277. Man on the Moon
  278. Gandhi
  279. October Country
  280. God Bless America
  281. My Winnipeg
  282. Porco Rosso
  283. Microcosmos
  284. Castle in the Sky
  285. Demons
  286. Ghost Bird
  287. Spirited Away
  288. For the Bible Tells Me So
  289. One Nation Under God
  290. Making the Boys
  291. Bi the Way
  292. Ghostbusters
  293. The Dictator
  294. Before Stonewall
  295. Dr. Strangelove
  296. When the Wind Blows
  297. After Stonewall
  298. Good Will Hunting
  299. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
  300. Fatal Attraction
  301. Visual Acoustics
  302. Maxed Out
  303. The Invention of Dr. Nakamats
  304. Blood and Bone
  305. Dont Look Back
  306. Moonrise Kingdom
  307. Flock of Dodos
  308. Eraserhead
  309. The Elephant Man
  310. Vegucated
  311. There’s Nothing Out There
  312. The Trials of Henry Kissinger
  313. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  314. Blue Velvet
  315. The Straight Story
  316. The Way We Get By
  317. Superman II
  318. Dragonslayer
  319. Men in Black III
  320. I Think We’re Alone Now
  321. Whatever It Takes
  322. Kiki’s Delivery Service
  323. Pom Poko
  324. Afghan Star
  325. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  326. The Loved Ones
  327. Better This World
  328. The Marriage of Maria Braun
  329. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  330. Dog Day Afternoon
  331. Heckler
  332. Princess Mononoke
  333. The Order of Myths
  334. How to Cook Your Life
  335. Neil Young Journeys
  336. The Sci-Fi Boys
  337. Almost Elvis
  338. Constantine’s Sword
  339. Take this Waltz
  340. Celine and Julie Go Boating
  341. Predator
  342. The Life of Reilly
  343. Prometheus
  344. Something’s Gonna Live
  345. The Prisoner: Or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair
  346. Scott Walker: 30th Century Man
  347. We Were Here
  348. Superman vs. The Elite
  349. It Came from Kuchar
  350. The Last Airbender
  351. Beyond the Black Rainbow
  352. Donor Unknown
  353. Ghost World
  354. Shame
  355. The Charcoal People
  356. Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
  357. Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey
  358. Virgin Tales
  359. The House I Live In
  360. Tea or Electricity
  361. ½ Revolution
  362. Private Universe
  363. The Ambassador
  364. The Waiting Room
  365. The Punk Syndrome
  366. How to Survive a Plague
  367. The Imposter
  368. China Heavyweight
  369. Vivan las Antipodas
  370. La Source
  371. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  372. The Final Member
  373. Brave
  374. Detropia
  375. Wagner’s Dream
  376. Tchoupitoulas
  377. The Queen of Versailles
  378. The Source
  379. Brooklyn Castle
  380. A Girl Like Her
  381. Ann Richards’ Texas
  382. The Revisionaries
  383. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
  384. Portrait of Wally
  385. Photographic Memory
  386. Klown
  387. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  388. Your Sister’s Sister
  389. The Matchmaker
  390. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  391. Phase IV
  392. Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate
  393. Please Remove Your Shoes
  394. The Do-Deca Pentathalon
  395. The Invisible War
  396. Turn Me On, Dammit!
  397. Touching the Void
  398. Savages
  399. Nursery University
  400. Never Too Young To Die
  401. Abel Raises Cain
  402. The Battle of Algiers
  403. Pepe Le Moko
  404. Office Tigers
  405. The Weather Underground
  406. Banksy’s Coming to Dinner
  407. The Mindscape of Alan Moore
  408. American Grindhouse
  409. The Dungeon Masters
  410. Magic Mike
  411. Ted
  412. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
  413. Simon of the Desert
  414. Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
  415. Holy Rollers
  416. Goon
  417. Sacco and Vanzetti
  418. 30 Beats
  419. Indie Game: The Movie
  420. Sacrifice
  421. The Dark Knight Rises
  422. Mansome
  423. Red Dawn
  424. Nuit #1
  425. Racing Dreams
  426. The Great Dictator
  427. Knuckle
  428. Compliance
  429. The Elephant in the Living Room
  430. Robot and Frank
  431. Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
  432. The Iron Giant
  433. Cold Weather
  434. American Swing
  435. Ruby Sparks
  436. To Rome with Love
  437. Air Guitar Nation
  438. The Empire Strikes Back
  439. Hell House
  440. Beer Wars
  441. I Am Comic
  442. The Yes Men Fix the World
  443. Man with a Movie Camera
  444. Lost in La Mancha
  445. Detention
  446. Special When Lit
  447. Chicken With Plums
  448. Beloved
  449. Searching for Sugar Man
  450. Killer Joe
  451. Kumare
  452. Goats
  453. Renee
  454. Raising Arizona
  455. A Perfect Candidate
  456. The Woman with the 5 Elephants
  457. Safety Not Guaranteed
  458. Trial by Fire: Lives Reforged
  459. The Descent
  460. Trash Dance
  461. Tokyo Story
  462. Fame High
  463. The Bourne Legacy
  464. Off and Running
  465. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
  466. Kings of Pastry
  467. Death by China
  468. For a Good Time, Call…
  469. Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods
  470. Cosmopolis
  471. Fixation
  472. Into the Abyss
  473. Truth or Dare
  474. ParaNorman
  475. 21 Up
  476. 28 Up
  477. 35 Up
  478. 42 Up
  479. 49 Up
  480. Miami Connection
  481. Strictly Background
  482. I Like Killing Flies
  483. True Grit
  484. Rock n’ Roll Hotel
  485. Chasting Ghosts
  486. The Village
  487. Basket Case
  488. The Words
  489. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
  490. The Possession
  491. Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon
  492. The Sweatbox
  493. The Dotted Line
  494. Freelancers
  495. Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037
  496. Forks Over Knives
  497. Lord, Save Us from Your Followers
  498. American: The Bill Hicks Story
  499. Miss Representation
  500. Hot Rod
  501. End of Watch
  502. From Nothing, Something
  503. Sleepwalk with Me
  504. Tears of Gaza
  505. Make Believe
  506. This is What Love in Action Looks Like
  507. The Conversation
  508. Strong!
  509. Brawler
  510. I Need That Record!
  511. Beyond Belief
  512. Mugabe and the White African
  513. The Other Son
  514. The Master
  515. Amour
  516. Silly Little Game
  517. An Unreasonable Man
  518. Viva Riva!
  519. A Bag of Hammers
  520. Buskers
  521. Team America: World Police
  522. College
  523. Captain America
  524. Otaku
  525. Life, Above All
  526. Bullhead
  527. You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t
  528. PressPausePlay
  529. Wuthering Heights
  530. Hotel Transylvania
  531. House at the End of the Street
  532. Pulling John
  533. Masquerade
  534. The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
  535. Dredd
  536. The Wages of Fear
  537. The Atomic Cafe
  538. Nobody Walks
  539. Pink Ribbons, Inc.
  540. Just 45 Minutes from Broadway
  541. As Goes Janesville
  542. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
  543. A Separation
  544. This is Not a Film
  545. Middle of Nowhere
  546. The Killing of America
  547. Looper
  548. Fat Kid Rules the World
  549. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
  550. Beverly Hills Cop
  551. Arguing the World
  552. The Sessions
  553. West of Memphis
  554. The Family Album
  555. Taken 2
  556. The Flat
  557. Seven Psychopaths
  558. A Late Quartet
  559. Hyde Park on Hudson
  560. Holy Motors
  561. Argo
  562. Oliver!
  563. The American Scream
  564. Extraterrestrial
  565. Frankenweenie
  566. Alex Cross
  567. One Bright Shining Moment
  568. Trumbo
  569. Chasing Ice
  570. John Dies at the End
  571. Slither
  572. The Brandon Teena Story
  573. Wake in Fright
  574. Rust and Bone
  575. Something in the Air
  576. Hannibal
  577. Last Dance
  578. The Omen
  579. Cloud Atlas
  580. Moonraker
  581. El Velador
  582. The Man with the Iron Fists
  583. This Must Be the Place
  584. Jack & Diane
  585. Love Free or Die
  586. Face/Off
  587. Wreck-It Ralph
  588. Flight
  589. The Comedians of Comedy
  590. Headhunters
  591. A Complete History of My Sexual Failures
  592. Out of Sight
  593. His & Hers
  594. Mission: Impossible III
  595. Paradise Lost
  596. Lincoln
  597. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
  598. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  599. Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?
  600. Skyfall
  601. The Wolf Man
  602. The Real Rocky
  603. Chasing Amy
  604. Whale Rider
  605. Starship Troopers
  606. A Liar’s Autobiography
  607. Robocop
  608. Breaking Dawn Part 2
  609. His Girl Friday
  610. The Campaign
  611. The Amazing Spider-Man
  612. Life of Pi
  613. Rise of the Guardians
  614. The Untouchables
  615. Butter
  616. Red Dawn
  617. Killing Them Softly
  618. Life in a Day
  619. Rain Man
  620. Annie
  621. The Great Mouse Detective
  622. Inception
  623. Gosford Park
  624. Despicable Me
  625. V/H/S
  626. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  627. Sexy Baby
  628. White Christmas
  629. Dumbo
  630. Craigslist Joe
  631. Clue
  632. Jack Reacher
  633. This is 40
  634. 2012
  635. All-Star Superman
  636. Django Unchained
  637. Les Miserables
  638. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  639. The Importance of Being Earnest
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