Top 10 “New to Me” Films From 2012

I watched a lot of movies last year — 280, to be exact. I still don’t know how I managed to pull that off, but I’m not complaining. A good chunk of that was thanks a combination of my 50 Movies Project and trying to keep up with 2012’s latest releases. Yet I also saw a large number of other films that have eluded me over the years, many of which deserve to be acknowledged. Here is a list of the top 10 “new to me” films that I saw in 2012, omitting those from the project or those released within the last two years.

Special mention:
Miami Connection [1987]
Miami Connection [1987]
We will stop this senseless killing;
We will end this evil war;
We will stop this senseless killing;
We’ll even up the score!
Against the ninja!

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1958]
10) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1958]
Careful Maggie, your claws are showing.

The Descent [2005]
9) The Descent [2005]
I’m an English teacher, not fucking Tomb Raider.

Assault on Precinct 13 [1976]
8) Assault on Precinct 13 [1976]
Detective, you run this precinct like chicken night in Turkey.

Slacker [1991]
7) Slacker [1991]
Sorry, I’m late.
That’s okay, time doesn’t exist.

6) The French Connection [1971]
All right, Popeye’s here! Get your hands on your heads, get off the bar, and get on the wall!

Before Sunrise [1995]
Before Sunset [2004]
5) Before Sunrise/Sunset  [1995, 2004]
I used to think that if none of your family or friends knew you were dead, it was like not really being dead. People can invent the best and the worst for you.

4) Out of the Past [1947]
Baby, I don’t care.

3) Magnolia [1999]
Come on, Frank. What are you doing?
What am I doing? I’m quietly judging you.

2) Glengarry Glen Ross [1992]
Put. That coffee. Down. Coffee’s for closers only.

1) The Apartment [1960]
Shut up and deal…

What do you guys think of these films? What was the best “new to you” movie you saw in 2012?