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Best movies of 2012

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sirkickyass, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Sirkickyass

    Sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    Like every year this comes with the proviso that I didn't see everything (because few really do). That said, my top 10 movies that I saw this year are as follows:

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. Bernie (2012 US release)
    3. Cabin in the Woods
    4. Django Unchained
    5. Looper
    6. Argo
    7. Holy Motors
    8. Beasts of the Sothern Wild
    9. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
    10. The Flowers of War (2012 US Wide release, even though it technically hit a couple US cities in December 2011).

    The worst film: The Vow


    This order is subject to change as I remember things and people inevitably tell me that I was stupid and forgot something.

    Before we go there, I didn't forget about "The Master." It's a purposeful omission. I have not seen Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln (no real desire on that one), or Life of Pi. I suspect I wouldn't really like them in all honesty with SLP having the highest potential to surprise me. Among films I have not seen most likely to crack this list are Zero Dark Thirty
     
  2. The Black Swordsman

    The Black Swordsman Well-Known Member

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    Chronicle, Avengers, Dark Knight Rises. Only three new movies I've seen and I liked em. I would probably like Django Unchained and that Hobbit Movie if I saw em.
     
  3. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    Moonrise Kingdom was a charming little flick but the fact that it made anyone's favorite movie of the year is a testament to how bad films were this past year.

    Wes Anderson's student film (Bottle Rocket) was better than Moonrise Kingdom.
     
  4. Hartsock

    Hartsock Banned

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    My top 10

    1. Argo
    2. Safety Not Guaranteed
    3. A Separation
    4. The Muppets (No Joke, this movie was really good. I have never watched anything muppets before either)
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. Dark Knight Rises
    7. In Darkness
    8. Ted
    9. Skyfall
    10. 21 Jump Street

    2011 was a much much much better year for movies
     
  5. AshleyArmchair

    AshleyArmchair Banned

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    Butt shoes butt shoes hahaha
    Jason Segel is creep nasty tho
     
  6. Zulu

    Zulu Well-Known Member

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    1. Moonrise kingdom(fantastic change up in the movie industry)
    2.Skyfall
    3.Avengers
    4.Pitch Perfect


    These are the movies I'll watch multiple times from this 2012!!
     
  7. default

    default Well-Known Member

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    There were several movies with better acting or a more complete storyline, but none were as entertaining as the Avengers.
     
  8. Gyp Rosetti

    Gyp Rosetti Banned

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    iyo.
     
  9. Beantown

    Beantown Well-Known Member

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    My list would be close to this except add The Silver Linings Playbook and Abraham Lincoln in the top 3.


    Am I really the first to talk about both of these movies?!?!

    Kicky, you must see both of those.
     
  10. Hartsock

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    Havent seen either yet, I want to see SLP, I dont really have a desire to see lincoln for some reason. Going to see Django tonight though.
     
  11. AtheistPreacher

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    I see very very few movies in the theatre (these days I'm watching fewer movies and a lot more TV... the shows that HBO and AMC are doing put most movies out there to shame anyway). The only ones I recall going out to see this year were Samsara and The Hobbit.

    I saw The Hobbit in 3D IMAX, but the 24fps version. It certainly looked great, but as a movie it was pretty dang flat.

    Samsara was great. It's basically got the same idea as 1992's Baraka, which was directed and produced by the same two men twenty years ago. The film's director, Ron Fricke, describes it as a "guided meditation" about life on our planet... it's sort of like a documentary without narration. Amazing images, though.

    I also saw The Avengers after it was released on Blu-Ray. It was fine. About what I expected from a superhero movie.

    Did no one here like Life of Pi or Cloud Atlas? I haven't seen either of them, but they're both very much on my list.
     
  12. Hartsock

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    Life of Pi was ok, I had very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised
     
  13. spycam1

    spycam1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't agree with your omission of The Master in the slightest. Without a doubt one of the best American films of the 21st Century.

    One film that deserves a mention is Amour.

    And how did you see Holy Motors? Was it playing somewhere and I just missed it?

    Oh, and kudos on your lack of desire to see Lincoln. Do. Not. Bother.
     
  14. spycam1

    spycam1 Well-Known Member

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    Aren't those from 2011?
     
  15. Gameface

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    Bottle Rocket is one of my all time favorite films. I enjoyed Moonrise Kingdom, but not anywhere close to as much as I enjoyed Bottle Rocket.
     
  16. Gyp Rosetti

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    I'm not sure how to even rank the movies to be honest but I really liked Skyfall, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, 21 Jump Street, Jack Reacher and Chronicle, not in any particular order.

    I hated The Watch. I can't recommend against watching this movie enough. I enjoyed Avengers but it was pretty much garbage imo. And I liked Cabin in the Woods but I'm not really sure how much. I got it. I'd just need to see it again though.

    These are the only ones I recall seeing this year and for me, I'd rank the top three, again in no particular order, as SLP, Looper and Argo.

    Edit...I guess I'd go in this order based off of what I've seen.

    1. Argo
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Looper
    4. Django Unchained
    5. Skyfall
    6. TDKR
    7. and so on

    I already pre-ordered and will receive in a couple of months The Master, Flight, Lincoln, Life of Pi, and Seven Psychopaths

    Edit 2: I forgot I saw The Hunger Games. Holy cow that movie was garbage. Not even entertaining really,
     
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  17. colton

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    I've seen a grand total of 0 of those. Heh.

    I actually don't see very many movies in theaters. As best I can tell, these are the only 5 I saw in theaters in 2012, in my own ranked order:

    1. Avengers
    2. Les Miserables
    3. Hobbit
    4. The Hunger Games
    5. Skyfall (which I still liked quite a bit, even though it's last on this list)
     
  18. Gameface

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    Of every movie discussed here I've seen Hunger Games and Moonrise Kingdom. I'm almost always disappointed with movies. I'm probably just cynical or whatever. I just feel like almost every movie I watch I've seen before just with different actors and a different title. But worse than that I feel like most movies are just pandering to morons. Give me some Kubrick or some Wes Anderson. At least those guys are trying to do something and they won't sully their vision to make it more palatable to fools.
     
  19. Boondocksaint27

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    Some of these movies may have been released in 2011 but of the movies that were new to me in 2012, some that come to mind:

    End of Watch
    ParaNorman
    Lawless
    Bernie
    Wreck-it Ralph
    Avengers
    Dark Knight Rises
    Prometheus

    ...I'm easily entertained
     
  20. Boondocksaint27

    Boondocksaint27 Active Member

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    I forgot, Cabin in the Woods was excellent
     

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