Your Top 10 Favorite Films of 2012

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  1. Dragonlordxxxxx

    Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The year is almost over and the apocalypse hasn’t happened yet. Anyway, 2012 was a good year in movies and thought it would be fun to list down and discuss our favorite films of the year. Though there are still a number of critically-acclaimed films I haven’t seen yet, here’s my top 10 list for now:

    1. Wreck-It Ralph
    2. End of Watch
    3. The Cabin in the Woods
    4. Dredd
    5. The Avengers
    6. Argo
    7. Looper
    8. The Hunger Games
    9. The Raid
    10. The Grey

    The above list is not really set in stone as I feel I need to rewatch some of the films to properly rank them. Below is a brief summation of each movie in my top 10 and the link to the full review. Since the search function is down, I'lll try to fill out the rest later.

    1. Wreck-It Ralph
    The film is an inventive witty fun family flick providing equal dose of action, comedy and tender heartfelt moments. The astoundingly wonderful script by Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnson and the tight direction of first-time feature filmmaker Rich Moore that makes Wreck-It Ralph a head above the rest of the standard family animated films. Not only is it the best animated film of the year, it's probably the best video game film of all time.

    4. Dredd
    Despite its relatively modest budget, Dredd 3D is a dazzlingly violent sci-fi action thrill ride that breathes new life into the franchise. The plot is relatively simple but director Pete Travis and screenwriter Alex Garland still delivered a gritty claustrophobic action spectacle. Barking orders with a Clint Eastwood growl, Karl Urban brings a minimalistic stoic approach to his Dredd performance but still exudes a commanding presence.

    5. The Avengers
    Writer-director Joss Whedon has done an outstanding job of assembling the six distinctive comic book personalities and gelling them together to create a spectacular summer blockbuster flick with lots of heart and humor. Not only does each superhero get some quality spotlight, Whedon masterfully orchestrates some dynamic interaction among each other. The Buffy creator is renowned for his layered characters and witty dialogue and he delivers the latter brilliantly in here.

    10. The Grey
    The Grey started the year on a great note, so to speak. Joe Carnahan’s survival thriller is a powerful story of not only man versus nature but also man versus his own nature – whether to go quietly into the night or fight against the dying light. Liam Neeson gives a compelling performance as a broken man leading a bunch of oil drilling crew who survived a plane crash against the harsh Alaskan wilderness and a pack of wolves that watched too many slasher films.


    Honorable mentions:

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    21 Jump Street
    Brave
    Premium Rush
    Pitch Perfect
    Skyfall


    Most disappointing film of 2012:

    Prometheus


    Movies I haven’t seen yet but have the potential to be among my favorites:

    Moonrise Kingdom
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    The Master
    Flight
    Lincoln
    Life of Pi
    Hitchc0ck
    Killing Them Softly
    Cloud Atlas
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty
    The Impossible
    Amour
    Jack Reacher
    Les Miserables
    Django Unchained

    What were your favorite films of 2012? For the full list of films in 2012, click HERE.
     
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  2. Jing

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    I absolutely love 21 jump street. Brought me to tears.

    While I have a deep nostalgia for the 80's it didn't even matter for that film.

    Upon re-watching the Avengers I realized I actually bought into the hype for once. Still a great movie but could have been better. But all of us comic geeks would think the same so take it with a grain of salt.

    EDIT: Sigourney completely owns Cabin in the Woods. Still would have laughed at the end in '99.

    And in my mind Ras Al Ghul takes it.
     
  3. Linkuei

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    Ok I haven't seen any films that came out this month. So movies like Skyfall, Django Unchained, This Is 40, Jack Reacher, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is not on my list. But I'm pretty sure I would enjoy them.


    Here is my top 10 list of 2012 for now. No order.

    1. Lawless
    2. Dredd
    3. Looper
    4. MeThe Amazing Spider-Man
    5. 21 Jump Street
    6. The Raid:Redemption
    7. The Grey
    8. The Avengers
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. Ice Age: Continental Drift

    Honorable mentions-Prometheus, Men in Black 3, The Hunger Games, The Five-Year Engagement, The Cabin in the Woods, Days in New York, Resident Evil: Retribution, and Taken 2
     
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  4. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    The Grey was 2012?
     
  5. amp_1986

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    1. The Avengers
    2. The Cabin in the Woods
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. The Hunger Games
    5. The Amazing Spider-Man

    I didn't really see very many movies from this year.
     
  6. omarnasri

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    Jack Reacher
    Skyfall
    The Avengers
    The Amazing Spiderman
    Contraband
    Man on a ledge
    Act of valor
    The Dictator
    Expat
    Taken 2

    Few good movies i've watched this year
     
  7. KOQ24

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    1 Moonrise Kingdom
    2 Seven Psychopaths
    The Dark Knight rises
    Lawless

    Theres too many movies i still have to watch though esp the ones that came out in december
     
  8. Dizzy

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    Edit: Ok, I can start to compile

    1. (This one wasn't close) Django Unchained
    2. Skyfall
    3. The Cabin in the Woods
    4. The Avengers
    5. The Hobbit
    6. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Excision
    8. The Grey
    9. Prometheus
    10. The Amazing Spider-Man

    I've seen a ton of movies this year, but just about all of them are from years past. I really wish I would've seen more of the big releases. I missed out on Looper, Lincoln, Lawless, Dredd, Life of Pi, etc. Hopefully I can get to them soon.
     
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  9. heavyarms21

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    In no Particular Order

    1. The Avengers
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Chronicle
    4. Les Miserables
    5. The Cabin in the Woods
    6. Looper
    7. The Raid: Redemption
    8. Silver Linings Playbook
    9. Skyfall
    10. End of Watch

    It was a pretty good year to watch movies me thinks , a very wide scope of choices
     
  10. the_w1se

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    Dark Knight Rises
    Django Unchained (Christoph Waltz is a monster of an actor)
     
  11. BobSappIsMyDad

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    1. Dredd 3D
    2. The Expendables
    3. Skyfall

    I also haven't watched a lot of movies this year.
     
  12. Tobago Jones

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    In no order:

    TDKR
    The Avengers
    End Of Watch
    Looper
    Taken 2
    Lawless
    The Amazing Spider-Man

    These are all I can think of, and i've yet to see the likes of Skyfall, Django Unchained Lincoln etc which would've probably completed my list.
     
  13. A.A. Riggs

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    It ain't JIRO FUCKIN DREAMS OF GODDAMN SUSHI, that's for sure.
     
  14. Peteyandjia

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    1. Django Unchained
    2. Lawless
    3. Looper
    4. The Grey
    5. 7 Psychopaths
    6. TDKR
    7. Snow White & the Huntsman
    8. Total Recall (remake)
    9. Jack Reacher
    10. Prometheus


    Movies I missed somehow, some of which would probably be on my list:

    The Master
    Taken 2
    Savages
    Argo
    Cloud Atlas
    Lincoln
    Flight
    Life of Pi
    End of Watch
    Cabin in the Woods


    Biggest pieces of shit I saw this year:
    Killer Joe
    The Man with the Iron Fists


    Letdowns of the year:
    The Dictator
    Skyfall
     
  15. lewisll

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    1. Dredd
    2. Dredd
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    9. Dredd
    10. Prometheus
     
  16. Katsumi Yamada

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    1. Dark Knight Rises
    2. The Hobbit
    3. The Raid
    4. The Avengers
    5. Skyfall
    6. The Viral Factor
    7. DREDD
    8. Cabin In The Woods
    9. The Dictator
    10. The Life of Pi

    just missed off:
    TED, Spiderman, Expendables 2

    I think the only other movies ive seen in the cinema in 2012 are Taken 2 (OK) & Snow White and the Huntsman (SHITTTTT)

    didnt get to see: Prometheus, The Master, Lawless
    not out until 2013: Django, Les Mis, Lincoln
     
  17. Cyke_out

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    In no order.

    Avengers
    Cabin in the Woods
    Django
    Hobbit
    Dredd
    Looper
    Wreck it ralph
    Ted
    Skyfall
    Expendables 2
     
  18. A.A. Riggs

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    I saw 18 of this year's films.

    1. DJANGO UNCHAINED
    2. LIFE OF PI
    3. PROMETHEUS
    4. LOOPER
    5. RAID: REDEMPTION
    6. JOHN CARTER
    7. CLOUD ATLAS
    8. BRAVE
    9. AVENGERS
    10. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
    11. ARGO
    12. THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN
    13. SKYFALL
    14-20. 21 JUMP STREET
    21-67. BEING FLYNN
    68-89. THE GREY
    90. JIRO DREAMS OF SUCKING
    91- ∞ THE HUNGER GAMES
     
  19. Iroh

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    1. TDKR
    2. Looper
    3. Skyfall
    4. Hobbit
    5. Spiderman
    6. Avengers
    7. Abe Lincoln
    8. The Dictator
    9. Expendables 2
    10. Lawless

    Something like that

    Edit: Abe has to be in there, I just went with the movies previously mentioned.
     
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  20. Hitman81

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    Top 10 of 2012:

    1. Lincoln
    2. 21 Jump Street
    3. The Avengers
    4. The Sessions
    5. The Flowers of War
    6. This is 40
    7. The Amazing Spiderman
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    9. The Hobbit
    10. Prometheus

    Most disappointing movies of 2012:

    1. The Dark Knight Rises
    2. Prometheus
    3. Skyfall
    4. The Hobbit

    Disclaimer: 2012 Movies I have yet to see that have top 10 potential:

    1. Django Unchained
    2. Looper
    3. Argo
    4. Life of Pi
     

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