5. Killer Joe - Dir. William Friedkin
4. The Hunt - Dir. Thomas Vinterberg
3. Shame - Dir. Steve McQueen
2. Holy Motors - Dir. Leos Carax
1. Amour - Dir. Michael Haneke
I anticipate writing more in-depth reviews of these films. What I can say for sure about all of these films is that they captured daring performances from their leads and most were highly original in their direction.