Top 10 Best Movies of 2012

The Top Ten
1 The Avengers

The only movies I haven't seen in the top 10, as of the time I'm posting this, are Life of Pi and The Dark Knight Rises. Critics claim that Life of Pi is similar to Avatar, which I consider the most overrated movie ever. As for The Dark Knight, I don't love Batman as much as any of the heroes in this movie. He isn't bad but is massively overrated. However, I want to give that movie a shot. This movie, on the other hand, is one of my favorite movies ever! As a major horror buff, it's either this or the original Scream movie. Since this isn't a horror movie, it must be better. Action, humor, acting - everything is great. Haven't seen it yet? Go see it now!

This movie is absolutely amazing gold. The movie was breathtaking and gorgeous, with lots of explosions - something The Dark Knight Rises wishes it could be. The interaction between the six superheroes was amusing, and I loved that one 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 in the first weekend. OVER 200 MILLION! Loki wasn't as good as Bane, but oh boy, he had his goals set 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 ties with Jaws for my favorite movie. Vote for The Avengers!

I simply loved the Avengers and can't get enough of watching it, even after seventeen times (and counting). Yes, there were inconsistencies and some flops, but the story was superbly told. For me, Bruce Banner stole the show. He was incredibly lovable and cute without even saying much. I also can't cope with how good Robert Downey Jr. was in this one. Special props go to Jeremy Renner, who portrayed a sensational, manly, and sexy Hawkeye. All over the internet, people say Hawkeye is the crappiest superhero because he has no superpowers. However, Jeremy totally did a great job with the part.

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I saw it in the cinema, and because I love ALL the other movies leading up to this and saw them all in cinemas, I was literally counting the days down for a whole year! The action in the movie is amazing, and the acting is breathtaking. The dialogue is witty and serious in a good way, with funny lines thrown in there too.

I think they chose the perfect actors for this perfect movie. When I went to see it, this movie did not disappoint at all. It had a perfect team of superheroes (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawkeye) and the perfect villain to go with it (Loki). Thumbs up for Avengers and everything about it!

2 The Dark Knight Rises

I love how The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hobbit, and pretty much all my favorite films of 2012 are up so high on this list. That being said, there is no doubt that The Dark Knight Rises really is the best one on the list. It had the best story on the big screen this past year, the best overall cast, and it most lived up to my expectations. It also had the best movie score of the year - you name it! It was the best.

The Dark Knight Rises is truly the best movie in the entire world. I counted down to seeing this movie two months before it even came out. I have successfully watched it 46 times and still love it! I'm out of my mind obsessed. If I could only meet Christopher Nolan, the god of all directors, it would be the best experience of my life. I would thank him for making the greatest trilogy of all time.

Truly an amazing, breathtaking experience that wraps up the epic trilogy the way it should end. This is, no doubt, a must-see motion picture that takes you far beyond the emotion, thrills, and suspense of The Avengers, Hunger Games, and any other "competition." Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises is truly a remarkable masterpiece in the world of cinema.

I have met Christian Bale, and he is an amazing person. We had a chat because there were no people stopping us. I'm fourteen, and he was telling me how fun the film was to make. He also told me that Christopher Nolan, the director, was really understanding about everything and kept persevering. I nearly met Anne Hathaway, but I got told to leave by security.

3 The Hunger Games

I've recently watched The Hunger Games, and to be honest, I was amazed! The movie was so intense. Every second of it was captivating. The characters were very well-played, and I can't believe I didn't watch it earlier. It was unbelievable. I quickly fell in love with the characters. It was just wow.

I'm in a mood where all I think about is The Hunger Games, and sometimes I feel sad about fiction, as if I'm in The Hunger Games. My life revolves around it right now, haha.

Oh yeah, and Cato's cool.

This film is amazing. Even though I knew what was coming, as I'd already read the books, it still had me on the edge of my seat, laughing and crying. It gives an insight into our own society. Although some may pass it off as just some action movie, it really is a deep and moving experience, as well as suspenseful, leaving the viewer fully satisfied. Extremely well done. It's one of my absolute favorites.

Ok. This NEEDS to be number 1. It was filmed so well and was seriously one of the best movies I have ever watched. The book is still better, but the directors managed to capture the vital parts of Katniss' story. Now, when someone mentions The Hunger Games, we don't picture the dark-haired girl in the book, but Jennifer Lawrence and every character in the movie. How can we not? It's just too memorable for 4th place!

Seriously? I can't literally believe it's not at No. 1! The best movie ever could only possibly be 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 good, but it doesn't deserve the top spot. (I have seen Dark Knight Rises, and I can't believe Skyfall didn't make it to 2nd or 3rd either!) Awful, what this world has become. Hunger Games forever, and keep loving it, fellow fans!

4 Django Unchained

I can see why some people might vote for movies like Dark Knight Rises, Avengers, and Hunger Games over this one. Most of them have probably never seen or heard of this movie, or any of the better movies on this list for that matter. Now, I'm not saying they were bad movies, but this has to be the most entertaining movie I've seen in a very long time. Quentin Tarantino is personally one of my favorite directors, and he doesn't disappoint with his new spaghetti western. Seriously, guys, go see this movie.

This seriously needs to take the No. 1 spot. It has all the elements a good movie should have: great witty dialogue, some darkly funny moments, great acting (especially from Christoph Waltz and Leo DiCaprio), a long, well-developed plot, a lot of violence, and that signature Tarantino finish. Unlike The Avengers, it doesn't rely on huge explosions and stunts to be entertaining. It's the best of 2012 by far.

In terms of pure entertainment, Django Unchained was more enjoyable than any movie in 2012. It has a few flaws, as all movies do, but the great script, dark humor, amazing brutal action scenes, and awesome songs make it stand out in true Tarantino fashion. The film also features awesome performances from Jamie Foxx, Samuel Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and especially Christoph Waltz.

My favorite movie of all time comes from someone who has seen Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Forrest Gump, The Godfather, and the Dark Knight Trilogy, among others. Nothing compares to Django Unchained. It has comedy, drama, romance, mystery, and action. There is something for everyone.

5 Wreck It Ralph

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

As always, Disney has the best plots in every movie they produce. Wreck-It Ralph is another type of love story that not only little girls can enjoy, but the whole family as well. Its humor, graphics, and screenplay are some of the factors that make this movie part of the top 10 list.

90% of the reason I loved this movie is the amount of gamer nostalgia it gave me while watching. It was a very fun movie, filled with plenty of references to the arcade days. This movie was made for gamers, dads, and kids of all ages.

Why the hell are such average movies like The Hunger Games and The Amazing Spider-Man in the Top 10 over Wreck-It Ralph? This movie is an explosion of creativity, fun scenarios, and lovable characters. What's not to enjoy?

6 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I just really got into this movie. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and for the whole five 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. His cute, hairy feet 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 storyline, and I cannot wait for the next five 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 nine 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 agree with the first comment. This should totally be number 1! Great graphics, great actors - totally worth the 3 hours. I love how they keep you in suspense at the end and how Bilbo's character changed. The movie was just wonderful. I didn't take my eyes off the screen for one second. All the actors were excellent. It takes a lot of talent to pull it off. I haven't read the book, so this was new for me, but oh my gosh, it was just so wonderful. Really, really great. For those who haven't seen it and want a movie with action and suspense, I definitely recommend it. Can't wait for the next one!

It should be at the top of the list. Best movie of the year. Peter Jackson is, as usual, the most amazing fantasy director of all time. His imagination and brilliance make you believe in Middle Earth. The visual effects and clarity of the movie should be given a thumbs up. He has introduced a new way of making and presenting movies. Its background score is also stupendous. Howard Shore did a great job.

Last but not least, its incredible cast makes this movie even better. Especially Martin Freeman. I believe he was one hell of an actor, just born to play The Hobbit.

How can this not be number 1? Seriously, it follows the book page by page, almost word for word. The soundtrack is simply amazing, and the visual effects are breathtaking. The actors did their job really well. With all the time it took, I wonder if you guys can actually be aware that, despite the length, it grabs your attention from beginning to end. I think only jerks could not like this.

Overall, great adaptation of the book, epic soundtrack, and great plot. Also, remember there are two more coming.

7 Skyfall

After "Quantum of Solace," which includes some very good acting performances, Skyfall is the best Bond movie after the two best Sean Connery movies: Goldfinger and Thunderball. This makes Daniel Craig the best Bond actor, after Sean Connery, of course.

OK. I liked the movie and how it is laid out. Does anyone know that Daniel Craig is a big fat diva? Sure, he made this awesome movie, but he thought that a hotel (I'm not sure which one) was just not good enough for him. The Queen of England stayed there overnight and she didn't complain. Still, he is a good actor.

Best James Bond movie I have seen in years. It makes up for the crap that exists as "Quantum of Solace." This should be in first place. I appreciate the Bond movies. Thumbs up if you agree. It's a great movie, hands down the best on the list.

Best Daniel Craig Bond film and pays tribute to the Sean Connery era Bond in Skyfall. He is my 3rd favorite Bond behind Connery and Brosnan. This film gets a 4/5 from me. It's the best Bond picture since The World Is Not Enough.

8 Ted

Seth MacFarlane hasn't been a perfect guy throughout his life, but making this movie was a great call by him. Absolutely hilarious. It never gets old even after the seventh viewing.

This movie was hilarious and left you laughing. This is a movie that you really can't get bored watching. It should be much higher on the list than 7. It should at least be in the top 5.

I love this movie so much! This movie made me laugh the entire time I was watching it. You can watch it more than 10 times and you still will laugh. I think Ted is awesome.

So funny, one of the best movies I have ever seen in my entire life. It's amazing and I wouldn't change it for anything, in my opinion.

9 Life of Pi

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 the effect they have 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 The Avengers, Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight are on the list is because people only care about action and explosions when it comes to movies, which I find stupid. What I hate most of all is that Ted is on the list. It's a crappy movie about sex and ruining your childhood. Get these movies off the list and bring movies like Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Looper, and Beasts of the Southern Wild up here!

It's sad to see a superhero movie come out on top year after year. Life of Pi was a creative journey and it left me more inclined to act positively, 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 opposed to watching an illogical movie focused on special effects and aesthetics. Generally, I would rather watch a movie that leaves me feeling light and inspired, instead of a movie like Superman that leaves me vaguely depressed and mildly amused.

The movie deserved more credit than it received for its special effects. Although parts from the book were cut out and new things were added (which happens in every movie), this film, in my opinion, is the elite of cinema. It can't even be compared to films such as The Avengers, which I found disappointing because of its generic Let's blow up the city! ending.

I learned a lot of things from this movie. It was a life-changing experience. The film teaches us how to persevere through many difficulties, assuring us that one day our path will clear. Life is big. We should enjoy it and understand its meaning.

10 The Amazing Spider-Man

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 was superb. It had me shedding 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 has amazing and well-improved actors, amazing graphics, awesome costumes, etc. I loved every moment of it, and I'm sure you will too. 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.

This movie was one of the few amazing reboots out there. I could connect with Peter, and the action scenes were far more intense and meaningful than its preceding films' action sequences. The film gave us a darker view of Spider-Man, and it worked out great. On top of that, James Horner's beautiful score was incredible. Truly an amazing film.

Well, let me just say it was amazing. I have never liked superheroes, casting them off for years. However, after seeing it, I have only one superhero I like, and it is Spider-Man. It is a heartwarming story, and it is a fight between good and bad.

The Contenders
11 Lincoln

The fact that "Ted" and "The Not-So-Amazing Spider-Man" are above this cinematic masterpiece is a travesty. The dialogue was perfect, the acting was on point, and the cinematography was interesting. This is one for the books.

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

Movies are not only about explosions, gunshots, and superheroes. Inspiring movies like this one are hard to find these days. Direction and acting also helped this to secure its place on the list. A masterpiece of the year 2012.

It is a great movie to watch! The acting of Daniel Day-Lewis was simply awesome. Indeed, they highlighted one of the world's greatest leaders well.

12 Les Miserables

This was, hands down, the most amazing movie I saw in 2012. And I saw a lot of movies! Les Mis was so beautiful. It made me cry with the tragedy and rawness of humanity that the storyline exposed. The acting was perfect, the graphics stunning, and it was so well executed that I didn't even notice the singing. I can't believe it's ranked so low. It should be number one!

How is this not in the Top Ten? This was THE best movie of 2012. Watching it was an amazing experience, not to mention the tremendous amount of work it took to make it. Thumbs up to all the actors for singing live and sharing their talent without cheating through studio recordings or Autotune!

Les Miz could resurrect the musical genre. The scenery was gorgeous, the acting compelling, and the music heart-wrenching. 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!

This movie was amazing! It made me cry, and all the acting was so believable. It's inspirational because of the singing and acting. The casting was great, the acting was believable, and it was, to me, the best movie of 2012. I'm surprised it's not higher on this list.

13 21 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, and Ice Cube are salubrious!

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

I watched this and Ted in one night. This was by far the funniest movie I have ever watched, on par with Hot Tub Time Machine.

I love this movie. It's so funny!

14 Men In Black 3

Yay! I love Men in Black! Men in Black 3 is definitely a worthy addition to the MIB series!

Men in Black - Very good.
Men in Black 2 - Kinda boring, less action, and too short.
Men in Black 3 - AWESOME!

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

Great final movie in the series. The ending is so touching!

15 Argo

This cannot 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 of the best directors out there. This movie 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 why it's only ranked 61 when movies of lower quality are far higher up.

This movie is probably the only movie that kept my full attention. I hope it did keep yours too. But I think I liked The Dark Knight Rises better. I only wanted to get this in the top ten.

Half of the other movies before this one are total trash, like The Avengers! I think this is a great film and should have gotten better recognition because of the PLOT! Cough, cough, Avengers, Ted, Amazing Spidey Guy!

16 Pitch Perfect

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! 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!

Best movie, ever! I've watched it like ten times every day and I never get tired of it. It's just such an awesome movie! Who would ever dislike it? The singing is amazing, and the movie is emotional and inspirational the whole time. Why isn't this number one? Come on, a capella fans! Vote this to the top spot! My favorites are Beca, Fat Amy, Chloe, and pretty much a lot of other people!

I really like Becca. She's such a talented girl. In the movie, I really enjoy listening to them singing altogether. One of my most unforgettable scenes in this movie is when Becca used the cup as an instrument. It's really awesome.

I only saw Pitch Perfect the other day, and I loved it. It is a great movie for all ages. I fell in love with... well, everything! It is funny, very enjoyable, and fantastic to sing along with. I love Beca. She's a great main character and a pretty good singer.

17 Hotel Transylvania

I don't know why everyone hates it. I think it's a (mostly) funny movie. I loved the characters (except for Jonathan, who got on my nerves sometimes), and the animation is awesome.

It's a movie not made for everyone, but I really loved it. My hopes for its sequel, though, are not high.

I loved this film. Simple movie, yet incredible comedy. Love it.

Really? This is ranked behind the stupid Ice Age!

18 Zero Dark Thirty

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

Jessica Chastain is without a doubt the most underrated actress in all of Hollywood. But at least she finally won an Oscar just recently!

Should be much higher on the list. Completely underrated!

Now, how ridiculous is this? Zero Dark Thirty at 70? This is an epic movie.

19 Brave

Don't you feel Brave is the best mother-daughter bonding film portrayed beautifully? It was touching on so many levels. Please watch.

Brave should be in the Top 20 at least! Brave is purely genius and different from any other princess story. Vote!

I think that Brave is a really good film, and I think it's the best on this list.

My daughter loves this movie. It inspires my little girl.

20 The Cabin in the Woods

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

Finally, a movie that actually makes fun of the basic concept of a horror movie. It's a great movie, by the way. Very unique and, in some ways, very original.

This is the best movie ever. People think they already know what it's about, but boy, will you be surprised. I haven't seen a movie this good in a while.

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

21 Moonrise Kingdom

Although a much smaller, more intimate film than, say, Lincoln or Argo, of all the films I saw this year, this one was the most inventive, original, and well-executed. It's pretty close to a perfect film, if not a particularly ambitious one.

So, I was scrolling down looking, and I almost gave up on finding a movie I like a lot (except for The Hunger Games). Then, MOONRISE KINGDOM! I love this movie so much. I've watched it like a million times! I can't BELIEVE this isn't NUMBER 1 (except for The Hunger Games). I mean, really, this movie is by FAR the best on this list (except for The Hunger Games)! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!

I think this movie is very fun and reminds me of myself when I was young and just wanted to grow up too fast! Then you turn into Frances McDormand, unhappy with the one you married. Laugh out loud. Still a good movie!

So original! I loved it so much! It was great. It shouldn't be at 20. It should be in the top ten! It was so fun, and it's realistic in a way because kids today want to grow up so fast, just like in this movie!

22 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

This movie is hilarious. The expressions of the actors never get old. It was so good, I saw it three times while it was still in the theaters! This movie is worth gold!

Needs to be number 1 here! Sweetie is funny, and it was also funny when Greg and Rowley were screaming their lungs out when they were on the Cranium Shaker.

Great movie! Hilarious and funny. Suitable for all ages. I recommend it to anyone. It's a must-see and has a good rating out of 5. So many funny parts and some sad, but it turns out good.

You can watch this movie with your family or your friends! It's funny and exciting to watch!

23 Silver Linings Playbook

I have watched this movie at least 20 times. I love it and could watch it even more. It's not only an amazing love story but also a dead-on portrayal of the trials and tribulations families experience when dealing with bipolar disorder.

There's something about watching dysfunctional people on screen that makes me feel much more normal. I loved this movie from the opening to the closing credits. It features brilliant casting, sincere acting, and an engaging story.

In my opinion, this is hands down the best movie of the year. A very touching story is matched with powerful acting by Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro. I have seen this movie four times, and it never ceases to amaze me. Truly a beautiful film.

This should be number one! I went to see this movie twice in theaters and found it to be absolutely beautiful. It's a great story and features superb acting from all the actors. In my opinion, it's the best movie of the year.

24 Looper

Fantastic movie. Action-packed, great storyline, and sort of realistic! I thought it was great from beginning to end. It definitely deserves a top 5 spot. WAY better than Django.

JFK cements himself as a legitimate Hollywood leading actor in this movie. Should be in the top five for sure.

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

Should be in the top ten! At least!

25 Chronicle

This is one of my favorite movies of all time, which says a lot considering how new the movie is and the impact it's had on me.

It's great because when you really sit down and analyze it, it's more than just your typical sci-fi action movie. It's a dark tale of this kid (Andrew), a normal high schooler who has a life totally filled with grim and despair. When he gets powers, he uses them to try and better his own life, but life keeps throwing so much crap his way, from getting Steve killed to having his mother die. Then he finally decides that he's had enough. It's really a movie about how far someone can be pushed before they reach their breaking point.

How is this not in the top 5?

It should be number one. I mean, come on now, it's just too good to not be #1.

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