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Top 20 - Films of 2012

Maybe I'm just getting crotchety in my old age, and maybe some of these will grow on me on repeat viewings, but I didn't really think there were any really great films last year, just lots of really good ones. The top 9 are probably a step above the rest and the closest to one day reaching classic status. The rest all have more serious issues, but also lots that appeals to me.


20. Safety Not Guaranteed
Safety Not Guaranteed

19. Rise of the Guardians
Rise of the Guardians

18. Dredd
Dredd

17. Skyfall
Skyfall

16. Magic Mike
Magic Mike

15. Safe
Safe

14. Prometheus
Prometheus

13. Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher

12. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

11. Holy Motors
Holy Motors

10. Paranorman
Paranorman

9. Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild

8. The Avengers
The Avengers

7. Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty

6. The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods

5. Looper
Looper

4. Django Unchained
Django Unchained

3. The Raid: Redemption
The Raid: Redemption

2. Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas

1. Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom

Honorable mentions - The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Silver Linings Playbook, 5 year engagement, Pitch Perfect, Brave, and Wreck it Ralph
recent blu-ray reviews
Nebraska
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Frozen
The Way Way Back
Oldboy
The Kings of Summer
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Only God Forgives
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
Thor: The Dark World
Carrie
The Counselor
V/H/S/2
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Bullett to the Head
You're Next
Kick Ass 2
Stoker
Elysium
Parker
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
Himizu
The Wolverine
Rurouni Kenshin
Wolf Children
The Conjuring
The Call
The Lone Ranger
No
The Heat
World War Z
Monsters University
Man of Steel
Texas Chainsaw
This is the End



recent film reviews and top 10s
Clear History
Frances Ha
Maniac
Paprika
Would You Rather
Don't Be Aftraid of the Dark (1973)
Grizzly
Deep Red
Lets Scare Jessica to Death
Zardoz
The Hit
2010 The Year We Make Contact
The Iceman
The Shining
American Graffiti
Spriggan
BioHunter
The Bay
Batman: Under the Red Hood
The Dark Knight returns I and II
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1 - The Egg of the King
Colossus: The Forbin Project
Rabies
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 2 - The Battle for Doldrey
Tampopo
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Come Out and Play
Frankie Go Boom
Snitch
Bad Kids Go to Hell
Searching for Sugar Man
Rites of Spring
ABCs of Death
Truth or Die
Big Wednesday
Boys on the Run
Fish Story
Brannigan
Tales from Earthsea
Band of the Hand
Manborg
Riding Giants
Wake in Fright
Miami Connection
The Impossible