Top Ten Best Movies of 2012

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1The Avengers

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.

I simply loved the Avengers and cannot get enough of watching it, after seventeen times (and counting). Yes there were inconsistencies and some flops, but the story was superbly told. For me, the show was stolen by Bruce Banner, who was so incredibly loveable and cute without even saying much and I cannot even cope with how good Robert Downey Jr was in this one. Also, special props go to Jeremy Renner who did a sensationally manly and sexy Hawkeye. All over the internet people say Hawkeye is the crappiest superhero (because he has no superpower and all) but Jeremy totally did a great job with the part.

I love this movie, it was wonderful and fantastic. - Catacorn

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2The Dark Knight Rises

BEST! Only word I know for this epic movie

This is the best movie of 2012 anyone who doesn't like it likes Justin Bieber movies - Gamecubesarecool193

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...

Best movie ever.

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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!

Seriously? I cannot literally believe it's not at No. L! The best movie ever, it could only be possibly beaten by Catching Fire in November (at writing time it's April 2013) and the 2014 movie Divergent (if they do a good job on it). Batman? Really? That movie's top, but it doesn't deserve it. (I have seen Dark Knight Rises, I can't believe Skyfall didn't make it up to 2nd or 3rd either! ) Awful, what this world has become. Hunger Games forever, and keep loving it fellow fans!

I love it but it's like a copy of Battle Royal - leafstar

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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.

Peter Jackson got worse in directing after directing The lord of the rings. All 3 hobbit films sucks allot.

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5Skyfall

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

Fantastic bond movie... Much appreciated...

SKYFALL is definitely the best James Bond film

Utterly amazing in every way. The Avengers sucks.

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6Django 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

This movie is a triumph

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7Ted

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

This Should Become A Classic, It's Really Good. - masoncarr2244

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8Life of Pi

Life changing experience, watching this movie...

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!

Its sad to see a superhero movie come out on top year after year, Life of Pi was an creative journey and it left me more inclined to act positively, in fact way more than any superhero movie ever would. This movie inspired me and really moved me. Another thing, I don't see how Argo didn't make it onto the top 10 list, I would rather watch an interesting and factual movie based on logical events as apposed to watching a illogical movie based off of its special effects and aesthetics. Generally I would rather watch a movie that left me feeling light and inspired instead of watching a movie such as superman that leaves me vaguely depressed and mildy amused. - Alex_Simpson

Very sad movie, I shed a tear. - Catacorn

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9The Amazing Spider-Man

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

Brilliant acting from Andrew Garfield- surpassed all my expectations. He perfected the role and absolutely NAILED Peter Parker's character. The film had the perfect balance of action, drama and romance. Also, the chemistry between Peter and Gwen is superb, it had me spill a few tears at the end... Very excited for the sequel and happy that Spider-man is back on the big screen- such a classic hero!

This movie was so Amazing. I loved every moment of it. The Amazing Spider man as amazing and well improved actors, amazing graphics, awesome costumes etc. I loved every moment of it, and I'm sure you will to. If you have never seen this movie, I recommend that you do. It may surprise you. But as far as I'm concerned. It is the best movie ever.

I love spider man - leafstar

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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.

I remember seeing this in the theaters. It's not bad but definitely not memorable. - Ajkloth

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The Contenders

11Lincoln

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

This movie was the most historically inaccurate movie I have seen in a long time. Should be lower.

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1221 Jump Street

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.

Surprisingly funny. I loved the fact that Channing and Jonah worked so well together. It wasn't too much and made for a good re-do. - MyPenIzFresh

This movie was an unexpected win

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13Silver Linings Playbook

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

Robert De Niro! Bradley Cooper! JENNIFER LAWRENCE! THIS MOVIE IS SO AMAZING IT SHOULD BE NUMBER 1. It's 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

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

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.

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14Argo

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 can't be on best movies it should be on worst movies of 2012 because its not even a true story it's all made up they didn't even tell it right and how it won an academy award ill never ever know.

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

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15Men In Black 3

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!

It was the most entertaining, funniest movie of 2012..

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16Looper

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.

Totally a remake of "Akira" movie. - Tia-Harribel

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17Les 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?! It's so beautiful and the singing and acting was fantastic. The plot line is great too, I was weeping the whole time. It's a love story, an action, and morbid story where everyone dies all in one!

You have to watch the on-stage musical and buy tickets before May 1. I've seen the on-stage Les Miserables and it's so good compared with the movie (I mean, it's good including the movie).

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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 love this movie a lot! - Catacorn

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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.

Hilarious yet horrifying, definitely deserves a higher spot. The plot is very original and the twists are great. The end was weird though, I have no idea who thought up of that.

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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.

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