Top Ten Best Movies of 2012


The Top TenXW

1The Avengers

The Best Action Movie Ever!

This movie is absolutely amazing gold. The movie was breathtaking and gorgeous with lots of explosions, something The Dark Knight Rises wishes it would be. The 6 superheroes interacting was amusing and I loved that 1 moment when they stood together in the city, back to back, as a team. It is also one of the few movies to blend comedy and action. Take notes, 2009 version of Land of the Lost. The movie also made over 200 million in the U.S. box office weekend 1. OVER 200 MILLION! Loki wasn't as good as Bane, but oh boy, he had his goals on world domination. Truly evil, even if it's cliche. This film is better than Avatar, Titanic, and TDKR. The Avengers is so good that it's tie with Jaws for my favorite movie. Vote for The Avengers! - bubbles1111

Go Captain America! :D This is one of the greatest action movies ever! The only movies that are better are the Star Wars movies.

Best Movie from a comic book series

V245 Comments
2The Dark Knight Rises

BEST! Only word I know for this epic movie

It would of been better if the that guy didn't murder all those people in the movie theater - njmyi

Christopher nolan is god in making movies... This is his best one...

The best ending that I seen in a movie

V296 Comments
3The Hunger Games

The movie was amazing and was well played my the actors

How Is this not Number 1! This series has been needing some recognition for a while, it is the next Harry Potter/Lord Of the Rings/Twilight saga!

Best movie of all time

This should pass everything

V201 Comments
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hands down, the most epic movie of 2012, killer graphics, phenomenal storyline, and the sequencing was great, hats off to Peter Jackson for making The Hobbit into his own story, now I can't wait for part 2.

Iam a hardcore LOTR fan. It's just awesome man.
You gotta love it. Maynot be the better than LOTR : Return of the king. But that doesn't mean that it's the best of the year.

I just really got into this movie. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and for the whole 5 hours of the movie I wondered what was going to happen next. I was on the edge of my seat. I was hoping Bilbo Baggins wouldn't get eaten by a dragon. I thought Bilbo was a brave little guy. And I think his cute little feet that are so hairy are just adorable. All around this is the #1 movie of 2012. I don't know how you can put a movie this good at #3. It has a story line and I cannot wait for the next 5 Hobbit movies. I hope they are as riveting as this one. I don't believe this list is accurate in saying it's #3. It's like saying cats actually have 9 lives. They don't. They have one life and also it can't rain cats and dogs I found that out the hard way.

I love the dark knight this movie is just a masterpiece clearly the best of 2012

V128 Comments
5Django Unchained

It was between this, skyfall & the grey but had to go with django.. Another classic from tarantino.. Dark, hilarious, disturbing & violent without a doubt the best & most entertaining movie I saw in 2012

Hands down the best movie I've seen this year.

Probably the best movie of the year, even better than Lincoln, and easily the most entertaining - Wonderwall

Hands Down Best Quentin Tarantino Film, runner up to Pulp Fiction, Better Than inglourious Basterds. - Beatlesboy9

V93 Comments

Daniel Craig prooves just why he was cast as James Bond ever since Casino Royale. - jezza0

SKYFALL is definitely the best James Bond film

Fantastic bond movie... Much appreciated...

Overrated. Much prefer Live And Let Die or GoldenEye.

V67 Comments

I loved it just a feel good movie about growing up

I pissed myself laughing at this, how is it not number one

Oh come on!, you can watch it for like 100 times and seriously never get bored
It at least deserves a top 10 spot... Ted rocks

I hate this movie - Toucan

V87 Comments
8The Amazing Spider-Man


Spider man is my all time favorite super hero and this movie was AMAZING!

Emma stone is AWESOME

Spider man is well cool best super hero ever I love him to cool

V48 Comments
9Life of Pi

Life changing experience, watching this movie...

This movie should be on top

Why are all the crappy superhero movies in the top 10? The best movies of the year should be judged by their storyline, message, entertainment value, and effect it has on you. Life of pi is a spectacular movie with all of these attributes, I was speechless at the end of it. The only reason avengers and spiderman and the dark night are on here is because people only care about action and explosions when it comes to a movie, which I find stupid. What I hate most of all though is that Ted is on here. It's a crappy movie about sex and ruining your childhood. Get these movies off of here! Get movies like life of pi, Lincoln, silver linings, looper and beasts of the southern wild up here!

This is the best film of 2012

V102 Comments
10Wreck It Ralph

As always Disney had the best plots in every movie they have produced. Wrek-it ralph is another type of love story that not only little girls can enjoy, but the whole family. It's humor, graphics and screenplay are one of the factors that makes this movie part of the top 10 list.

Only reason I watch animated movies is because, while watching them, I can take a break from the real world.

It is my favorite movie! I love the way the cast is like and the storyline is just amazing. I love Felix he's really cute. Ralph shows that even tough guys have feeling too how he cried during Felix's and Calhoun's wedding (sorry for the spoilers). I loved the sibling bond between Ralph and Vanellope just like a little sister and a big brother.

This is my third favorite movie

V57 Comments

The Newcomers

?Fast Girls
?The Hunt
BAdd New Item

The Contenders


Great movie! Good direction and even better acting!
Deserves to be at number 1

It is a great movie to watch! Acting of daniel day lewis was simply awesome. Indeed they highlighted up one of the world's greatest leader well.

With an absolutely thrilling performance by Day-Lewis and spectacular direction from Spielberg, this film not only exceeds expectations, but it delivers an inspiring story that will please all. - BassettCritic

What in the world is it doing at 11!

V30 Comments
1221 Jump Street

Best comedy action movie ever

Pure comedy gold, sometimes vulgar, but it's directed towards teens and college kids so you have to take that into account, Jonah hill, Channing tatum, ice cube are salubrious!

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

This movie was so awesome, never gets old

V15 Comments
13Silver Linings Playbook

I can"t believe It's 34! It's an amazing movie!

Amazing! This movie is amazing and I love it... Jennifer Lawrence and Bradly Cooper look awesome in this movie...

Robert De Niro! Bradley Cooper! JENNIFER LAWRENCE! THIS MOVIE IS SO AMAZING IT SHOULD BE NUMBER 1. Its a movie about life, real thing not stupid visual effects mixed with super hero and in 3D. I wanna watch real movies not video games

I have watched this movie at least 20 times. I love it and could watch it even more! An amazing love story, it is also a dead-on portrayal of the trials and tribulations families experience when dealing with bipolar disorder.

V32 Comments

This can not be an accurate list if this is ranked so far down. Definitely the best movie of 2012 without a doubt. Once again Ben Affleck shows that he is one the best directors out there, This movies deserves to win an Oscar, I recommend watching this movie as it will not let you down.

Absolutely loved this movie. Top-notch acting, great black comedy, tense moments and a gripping, occasionally disturbing and shocking story make this an amazing film. I have no idea how it's only 61 when movies of lower quality are far higher up.

This movie is probably the only movie which kept my full attention...
I hope it did keep yours too... But I think I liked dark knight rises better... I only wanted to get this in the top ten...

This movie is amazing it should be #1 with Lincoln at #2! This is an amazing movie, it DESERVED Best Picture!

V22 Comments
15Men In Black 3

Can't believe it is 33

Lincoln's boring, Men in Black 3 is an enjoyable romp.

Jermaine Clement is double funny as the young and old Brois the Animal.P. S It's just Boris.

Great final movie in the series, the ending is so touching!

V10 Comments
16Les Miserables

Come on, guys! This was the best movie of the year, and is probably going to win Best Picture. Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen... How is this not even on the list yet!

Les Miz could resurrect the musical genre. The scenery was gorgeous, the acting compelling, the music heart-wrenching, and my 12-year old daughter bawled her eyes out. You can't beat that. Get this masterpiece into the top 10--justice cries out for Les Miz!

How is this not even on the top 10?! Its so beautiful and the singing and acting was fantastic. The plot line is great too, I was weeping the whole time. Its a love story, an action, and morbid story where everyone dies all in one!

I cannot believe this isn't higher up on the list! I was scrolling forever hoping I would fund Les Mis. It's such a touching movie with so much depth. Lets get this further up the list!

V28 Comments

For all it was worth, I didn't like The Dark Knight Rises. Well, I guess I just didn't like Bane for his inaccurate portrayal. This movie was excellent and it was one of only a few movies to do time travel right. Back to the Future comes to mind, but that's nearly three decades old. If you ask me, we needed a good time travel movie and that's what we got with Looper. As for my contender for second, it would be the Hobbit. I don't understand all the hatred it got, moreover it would've been a tie for me however I really felt like we NEEDED a good time travel movie. - Dazarbalt

How is this not at least number 3!?!?! Underrated I would say.

Fantastic movie; action packed, great story line, and sorta realistic! I thought it was great from beginning to end, definitely deserves a top 5 spot. WAY better than Django.

Should be under top ten! At least!

V8 Comments
18Pitch Perfect

Ha ha, probably some of you reading this will think, LAME! Fill-in-the-blank is way better than Pitch Perfect! But I'm not a main stream kinda girl, and this movie is still my number one ever. LOVED the music, HILARIOUS characters, great acting, so funny. Aca-awkward! Watch this if ya haven't seen it, y'all. (the y'all was ironic). But seriously, everyone whos seen it loves it. Ya can't go wrong. Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate. I don't wanna beg, but WHATEVER THE FAN NAME IS FOR people WHO LIKE THIS MOVIE, VOTE!
And while you're at it, listen to
-Behind These Hazel Eyes, Kelly Clarkson
-When You're Gone, Avril Lavigne.
And remember that most of the time, the under appriciated songs on an album are better than the mainstream. But if ya like to swim mainstream that's cool too. Sorry for the irrelevance. Don't hate. Vote. That's all I gotta say

Aca-amazing movie! Great cast, particularly my favorite Actor, Skylar Astin, who also has the most amazing male singing voice I have ever heard! He added a specific charm to the movie with his unmatched likability and sincerity ending up with the best personality of any movie character ever! And Rebel Wilson, my second favorite actor, was undeniably hysterical! The jokes were hilarious and the music was amazing! The acting and singing are perfect! Everything about this movie is perfect! It's my favorite movie of all time and that's coming from someone who almost exclusively watches horror movies! It should be #1!

Pitch perfect the best movie ever! If you have never seen that movie you are crazy. This movie is the most fun-filled move ever. If you want a funny movie watch pitch perfect

I watch this movie over and over. BEST MOVIE EVER!

V40 Comments
19The Cabin in the Woods

GO AND SEE THIS MOVIE! This movie is very different and epic compared to the original scary movies. You wont regret watching this movie! I SWEAR! - BlackDeathCode

The only reason to not vote for this is that you have not seen it. In which case, go and see it. Now.

Will mislead and surprise everyone. Great film if you want to enjoy yourself for a few hours.

The best movie of the year, love this!

V15 Comments
20Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty is a brilliantly crafted film. The entire cast are just perfect in their roles and the soundtrack is beautifully dark and eerie. Although we know how it ends, it keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. And the last 30 minutes of the film is one of the most intense and incredibly well-made sequence in a long time.

Now how ridiculous is this? 0 dark 30 at 70? This is an epic movie...

Should be much higher in the list, completely underrated! - drummer

24 is way too low for this brilliant, and underrated film. - williamrozario

V4 Comments
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Best Action Movies of 2012 Best Comedy Movies of 2012 Worst Movies of 2012 Most Anticipated Movies of 2012 Best Computer Animated Movies of 2012

List StatsUpdated 9 Oct 2015

15,000 votes
157 listings
3 years, 264 days old

Top Remixes (190)

1. The Cabin in the Woods
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. ParaNorman
1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
3. Lincoln
1. Paranormal Activity 4
2. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. Pitch Perfect

View All 190


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.