It’s been a surprisingly good year for the movies despite all the hoopla around Avengers, the end of JJ Abrams’s Star Wars prequels and the continued live-action rehashes of classic Disney animations. Here, in no particular order of preference, is a selection of the year’s best to catch up with over the holiday season.

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