Movies I Watched in 2012 (but not necessarily from 2012)

Because I love lists… are all ninety-three movies I watched in 2012 (that I can remember)…..even though they all weren’t released in 2012. Most are on Netflix. Keep in mind I spent a lot of time in chemo.

My favorites:

The Lifetime Movie classics that never get old:


Overall Favorites:

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Artist (2011)
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
The Help (2011)


Seen It Before and Watched It Again:

King Arthur (2004)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 (2011)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Jurassic Park (1993)
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Sweet Land (2005)
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
The Fountain (2006)
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009)
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
The Constant Gardner (2005)
The Prestige (2006)
Stage Beauty (2004)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)


Liked It Because I Liked the Book:

The Lovely Bones (2009)
Sarah’s Key (2010)
The Help (2011)


Based on True Stories and I Love True Stories:

In the Name of the Father (1993)
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
The Iron Lady (2011)
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
The Vow (2012)
Waste Land (Documentary 2010)
Chasing Madoff (Documentary 2010)


Lifetime Movie Reruns That I’ve Seen a Gazillion Times:

We Were The Mulvaneys (2002)
No One Would Tell (1996)
She’s Too Young (2004)
Terror in the Family (1996)
Ambulance Girl (2005)
Amish Grace (2010)
Dying to Belong (1997)
Video Voyeur (2002)
(and I’m sure many more but I can’t remember….)


Boo’s Favorites:

Dolphin Tale (2011)
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Big Miracle (2012)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)


Graphic and Gave Me Nightmares:

In the Land of Blood and Honey (Subtitled) (2011)
The Flowers of War (Subtitled) (2011)
Immortals (2011)


I Remember Liking It But Can’t Remember What it Was About:

Contraband (2012)
The Mechanic (2011)
The Ides of March (2011)
Warrior (2011)
Amazing Grace (2006)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)
Safe House (2012)
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
The Descendants (2011)
In Time (2011)
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
Moneyball (2011)
War Horse (2011)
The Hunger Games (2012)
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
Avengers (2012)


Scary and Had to Watch Through My Hands:

Dream House (2011)
Gone (2012)
Insidious (2010)


No Real Opinion:

Joyful Noise (2012)
Friends with Benefits (2011)
The Ultimate Gift (2006)
Courageous (2011)
The Hangover: Part II (2011)
From Paris with Love (2010)
Haywire (2011)
Act of Valor (2012)
Chloe (2009)
J. Edgar (2011)
The Son of No One (2011)
Jack and Jill (2011)
Contagion (2011)
I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)
Texas Killing Fields (2011)
Margin Call (Except for Demi Moore… was good) 2011
Killer Elite (2011)
Whip It (2009)
Man on a Ledge (2012)


Didn’t Like or Was Bored Out of My Mind:

The Rum Diary (2011)
The Runaways (2010)
Coriolanus (2011)
W.E. (2011)
One Day (2011)



What’s your favorite movie you saw last year, recently or in all of time?  I think one of mine of all time is Remains of the Day (1993). Anyone ever see that?


  1. Naomi says

    I love your list. I’m glad I saw this BEFORE the weekend starts.

    Temple Grandin jumped to all-time favorite movie — this is the only movie I watched two nights in a row, it was THAT good. It would fit under your “Based on True Stories and I Love True Stories” List — it’s a wholesome, CLEAN movie and Boo-appropriate. (Rated PG)

  2. Di says

    The Man who knew too Little…with Bill Murray, is my favorite moive “of all time”. I love it so much that I watch every year on my birthday! It never fails to make me laugh out loud.

  3. Jen says

    You have to watch Plain Truth…one of the best Lifetime movies ever. The book is excellent too. (Jodi Picoult)

    • Tammy says

      I caught the Plain Truth movie towards the end. Then I checked out the book at the library, not knowing it was made into a movie. The book was excellent.

  4. says

    good list- I also had NO opinion of Joyful Noise- I am sorry but that was misleading and it was not joyful anything- also loved best ex mar hotel and many others!

  5. Robin says

    Some favorites are from the ’80’s- Labyrinth, LadyHawke, Star Wars (#4), The Big Easy, Pretty Woman, Breakfast Club.
    I have a hard time watching sad movies or movies about the The Holocaust. I read Sarah’s Key and there is just no way I could watch that movie.

  6. kristin says

    Extremely Loude and Incredibly Close – heart wrenching!!!!!
    Great lists…. you’re not Type A at all!! 😉