Here’s a list of the movies I watched in 2012, admittedly not as diverse as last year’s list of gems and duds. No profound agenda here, just another excuse for a year-end lookback (most recent views at the top).

1. Les Misérables, 2012

2. Safety Not Guaranteed, 2012

3. The Narnia Code, 2009

4. The Hunt for Red October, 1990

5. Courage Under Fire, 1996

6. Flight, 2012

7. The Bodyguard, 1992

8. Page One: Inside the New York Times, 2011

9. Up in the Air, 2009

10. LOTR: The Return of the King (extended), 2003

11. LOTR: The Two Towers (extended), 2002

12. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended), 2001

13. The Bourne Legacy, 2012

14. Super 8, 2011

15. Seeds of Hope, 2012

16. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, 2010

17. The Dark Knight Rises, 2012

18. The Dark Knight, 2008

19. Batman Begins, 2005

20. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, 2011

21. Moonrise Kingdom, 2012

22. Glory, 1989

23. The Woman in Black, 2012

24. The Way, 2010

25. Get Low, 2009

26. The Iron Lady, 2011

27. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, 1994

28. Wonders of the Solar System, 2010

29. Win Win, 2011

30. The Artist, 2011

31. Safe House, 2012

32. Higher Ground, 2011

33. Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, 2011

34. Of Gods and Men, 2010

35. Waiting for Superman, 2010

36. Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, 2005

37. Moneyball, 2011

38. Exit Through the Gift Shop, 2010

39. My Run, 2009

40. The Ides of March, 2011

41. Witness, 1985

42. The Taking of Pelham 123, 2009

43. Millions, 2004

44. Midnight in Paris, 2011