Django Unchained - As expected from Tarantino, his script is always exceedingly well-written and ingenious. Although I am a self-confessed fan of his overall ouvre, unfortunately, I have no love for Spaghetti Westerns.
Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson has proven once more that he is a one unique egg. The whole concept of this movie is interesting - the children acting like adults and the adults acting like children is fascinating, and the idea that there is someone out there compatible with your 'weirdness' is really romantic. However, it just so happens that there are other films I prefer over this. Tough luck!
Beasts of the Southern Wild - I have to play guilty on this - I am not a fan of "poverty porn or poor-nography" simply because it makes me sad. I live in a third world country and I see poverty on a daily basis so I don't need to be reminded of that - especially on cinema. However, the endearing story and its marvelous acting is something I cannot take away from this movie.
Films that I still haven't seen that could have made this list:
Rust & Bone, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Pieta, The Sessions, Seven Psychopaths