The 12 Movies of 2012 You Didn’t See, but Should

No. 8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

This drama-comedy about old white people in India was a box office success ($46 million domestic against a $10 million budget), but many moviegoers dismissed this whimsical film for the description set forth in the first half of this sentence. Don’t let appearances fool you!

No. 7. Chimpanzee

This Disney documentary follows a young orphaned chimpanzee who, on the verge of death, is adopted by a male chimp and taught how to survive. Funny, adorable and at times even tense, Chimpanzee features exquisite nature footage and powerful imagery.

No. 6. Sleepwalk with Me

A comedian suffers from severe sleepwalking disorder, but still struggles to come up with good material in this surprisingly fun and unconventional comedy-drama.

No. 5. Liberal Arts

A man in his thirties falls in love with a college student (Elizabeth Olsen), but instead of jumping for joy he finds himself reluctant to commit given their age gap. Sweet and unconventional, Liberal Arts is much better than it had any right to be.

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By Erik Samdahl
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