As I have said before in my top-5 books of 2012, the year is almost over and it’s the right time to share my favorite of 2012. I have done top-5 books few days ago…time for the movies now 🙂
I didn’t watch a lot of movie released in 2012 because I wasn’t that interested…therefore, this list consists of movies I WATCHED in 2012 without caring for its released year. There are only 2 movies released in 2012, the rest are of years far behind 2012.
First of all, here are all the movies I have seen in 2012 (excluding re-watched):
|Movies I have seen and reviewed:
||Movies I didn’t review:
World Cinema Series which I hope will be held again next year:
I can’t pick 5 movies because I am really pleased with most of the movies I watched throughout 2012…I like them a lot and decided to make a top-10 list with no particular order. The number you see in front of the movie title is merely the order of which I saw first.
Here are my favorites in 2012: (in no particular order)
1. The prestige
Nolan is a genius!! I love the thrill and the conflict between the two characters a lot…and the ending is just perfect! I am sure I will watch it again one day
Brilliant and mind blowing movie. I love how surreal and absurd Being John Malkovich is!! There should be more movies like this.
3. Fish Story
A domino effect at its best. I love how the ending explained the connection of all the loose stories into final conclusion. A song that save the world…great concept for a movie!
Another movie that keeps me guessing what is really going on in the story. I love this kind of challenging movie plus Bale is freakin amazing.
5. Billy Eliot
A family movie with big heart in it. I love everything about Billy Elliot, the acting, the dance, the story and even the accent. The story is quite predictable but they wrapped it in a very nice way.
I rarely like historical movie, but Amazing Grace is something beautiful. I love the issue they were fighting for. Slavery is a very tough issue. Plus, Benedict shows great acting.
7. 13 Assassins
I really like this movie, not only because I like Samurai movies but also because Jūsannin no Shikaku has a good moral story. It also has great fighting scene.
8. The Raid
Indonesia should make more movies like this!! Yes, the director is not Indonesian so it’s not 100% pure Indonesia…but I love how it explores Indonesian Martial Art and shares it with the world. The story might not be a great one but the action is clearly the best I have seen in years.
I have read so many bad reviews on this movie…but despite all those reviews, I love it so much. I love the story with all its flaws, can’t wait to see the sequel.
10. The Hobbit
Peter Jackson did it again!! The Hobbit is clearly the best movie I have seen which was released in 2012. I haven’t had time to review it but will do it soon.
Apart from 2 hour (more or less) movies, in 2012 I have been glued to TVseries or TV shows. I think I spent more time watching them than movies. Here are the series I have watched in 2012
- The IT Crowd
- My Boss My Heroes
- Zenkai Garu
- Seirei no Moribito
- 野ブタ。をプロデュース (Producing Nobuta)
- Doctor Who (2005)
- Black Books
- Doctor Who (2006)
- Doctor Who (2007)
- Doctor Who (2008)
- Never Mind The Buzzcocks
- The Mighty Boosh – Series 1
I didn’t realize till I saw my list that I have only seen series from Japan and England throughout 2012…and I know it will continue to 2013 as ALL the series I have in stored are from England and Japan (The Mighty Boosh series 2 and 3, Being Human, Doctor Who series 5 and 6, Hunderby, Unubore Deka, Spaced, Nathan Barley, The Office, etc. I am also going to pick more Japanese Dorama somewhere along the year. Maybe…not sure yet…I will watch one or two TVseries from US…once again, Maybe.
Out of all TVseries/show I have seen in 2012, here are 5 series that will be my all time favorite (I will have to update my top-5 TVseries next year!!) – Again based on time of viewing
Do I need to say something about this amazing series? Not only it’s freakin genius, it’s also funny. Benedict and Martin are amazing together and Benedict’s Sherlock is the best Sherlock I have ever seen.
2. The IT Crowd
Freakin hilarious!! I haven’t had such good laugh over sitcom till I saw the IT Crowd. The chemistry between the three main characters is just great and the jokes are simply but very effective.
I always love friendship stories. Nobuta wo Produce (Producing Nobuta) is one of the best friendship theme Dorama (Japanese drama series) I have ever seen. The three main characters are so different but their differences is the one that glued them together.
4. Doctor Who
A bit late finding this amazing series but at least I finally found it. I love the character and the story. One of the most enjoyable sci-fi series I have ever seen. Looking forward to see more of Doctor Who next year.
BEST COMEDY EVER!! So surreal and yet so fun. There’s nothing I dislike about this series. Finding this series makes me wonder where have I been all this time? I love it so much that I don’t care if I have to spend a lot of money to buy the original DVD. The Mighty Boosh is not like any other sitcom out there, it will not make you laugh all the time but it draws you in like an addict toward his drugs.
2012 has been an amazing viewing year for me…it’s much better than 2011. I am glad I have found all those amazing movies and TV Series.
Now, it’s your turn…do share your favorite Movies or TV Series in the comment 🙂