Every year a whole plethora of films are released and intended for mass consumption. Out of the hundreds of films released domestically, only a few become massive hits and manage to blast their way into the public consciousness. Films like "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" get the high box-office rankings. And then there are the indie hits like "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and the French film, "The Intouchables," which is able to break through to reach an audience through positive word of mouth. But there are plenty of quality films that deserve to be seen and talked about besides those that went mainstream . They are not necessarily underrated - lots of these films have been held in high esteem by established critics - but under the radar for most people. The criteria for this list? All of them made less than two million dollars in the US box office receipts. Of course, if there are any films that you would like to mention - as I am sure there must be quite a handful that have escaped my viewing pleasures this year - please comment below and let us know. And please remember to note: these were all released in 2012 in the US (the dates am I going by), though different countries may have released some of these entries much earlier.