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The 19 Best Movies That You Didn't See in 2012 - Indie Gems to Watch

The 19 Best Movies That You Didn't See in 2012 - Indie Gems to Watch
by Alex Billington March 12, 2013 The best of the best - that you didn't see. It's back again and we're a bit late, but all of these are still worth watching anyway. Back by popular demand is our sixth annual list of the 19 Best Movies That You Didn't See in 2012 (you can find our past lists here: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007). Featured below is a hand-picked selection of the best independent and/or mainstream films that were either quietly dumped, ignored by audiences, or just not marketed well enough. So to give them some extra time in the spotlight, and to support some of the best filmmakers out there, we've put together a 2012 recap. Each year I put together this list of 19 films, it takes longer and longer to put together, and is harder and harder to figure out what should make the cut. I would like to encourage everyone to watch at least one of these that they haven't heard of (or didn't see) beforehand. Bernie Opened on April 27, 2012 Directed by Richard Linklater

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