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post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 

1. Moonrise Kingdom

2. The Grey

3. Cabin In The Woods

4. Chronicle

5. The Avengers

6. The Raid

7. 21 Jump Street

8. Prometheus

9. The Hunger Games

10. John Carter

post #2 of 46
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Originally Posted by Justin Clark View Post

1. Moonrise Kingdom

2. The Grey

3. Cabin In The Woods

4. Chronicle

5. The Avengers

6. The Raid

7. 21 Jump Street

8. Prometheus

9. The Hunger Games

10. John Carter


Great thread. Great Avatar.

 

If I dared to post a top ten that featured American Reunion would you all ridicule me?

post #3 of 46

So far:

 

1.  The Cabin in the Woods

2.  Moonrise Kingdom

3.  The Avengers

4.  The Grey

5.  The Raid: Redemption

6.  Kill List

7.  Beasts of the Southern Wild

8.  21 Jump Street

9.  The Pirates: A Band of Misfits

10.  John Carter

post #4 of 46
  1. Moonrise Kingdom
  2. Cabin in the Woods
  3. The Grey
  4. Magic Mike
  5. The Avengers
  6. Jeff Who Lives at Home
  7. Brave
  8. 21 Jump Street
  9. Chronicle
  10. The Hunger Games

 

 

Granted, I have yet to see The Raid, Pirates!, or Beasts of the Southern Wild so I anticipate this list to change quite a bit just from movies released in the first half of the year.

post #5 of 46

1. The Grey

2. Cabin in the Woods

3. Moonrise Kingdom

4. The Avengers

5. Jeff, Who Lives at Home

6. Brave

7. Chronicle

8. John Carter

9. Haywire

10. Ted

post #6 of 46

Release dates all over the place, but so far it's kind of like this based on enjoyment and not highbrow critique!

1. The Avengers
2. The Cabin In The Woods
3. 21 Jump Street
4. Headhunters
5. Prometheus (I need to rewatch it a few times to be sure, and also the director's cut)
6. The Raid
7. Shame
8. The Hunter
9. The Grey
10. Haywire

Not a stellar year, but eh, not bad.  Haven't seen many Asian films this year.  Johnnie To's latest was a bit disappointing, and the HK box office is looking like a mirror-image of Hollywood's now.

post #7 of 46

The recent Edinburgh Film Fest has screwed my top 10 a bit, but here goes:

 

 1. SHADOW DANCER

 2. TABU
 3. THE IMPOSTER
 4. MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
 5. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
 6. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

 7. 21 JUMP STREET
 8. JOHN CARTER
 9. KILL LIST
 10. LAWLESS

 

Honourable mentions: BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, THE HUNGER GAMES and GOD BLESS AMERICA

Worst of 2012 So Far: LIFE JUST IS
 

post #8 of 46

I am so behind on movies this year.  Need to catch up on the Soderbergh flicks, Moonrise Kingdom, The Raid, Brave, lots more.

 

1. Cabin In The Woods

2. John Carter

3. We Need To Talk About Kevin

4. The Avengers

5. The Grey

6. 21 Jump Street

7. Chronicle

 

Nothing else I'd really want to proclaim as a favorite so far.  Lots of "well that wasn't terrible like I was expecting" entries.  Cabin remains the only movie that I've fallen completely in love with, but I have to say that re-watching John Carter on blu was an absolute blast.       

post #9 of 46

Haven't seen as many "new" films this year yet because I've been scouring the revival houses religiously but here are some of my favorites.

 

Moonrise Kingdom-Pretty much my favorite so far, Anderson's best since Tenenbaums.

 

Carnage-Technically a 2011 release I think but it didn't hit the Twin Cities til mid January 2012. Really liked it a lot, for a one room 4 actor picture it was very, very good.

 

To Rome With Love-Hilarious, not quite as good as Midnight in Paris but Woody's funniest in many years.

 

Ted-Flawed but had a alot of heart.

 

Bernie-Jack Black's best film since School of Rock and a welcome reteaming with Rick Linklater.

post #10 of 46

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Everything Else

post #11 of 46

1) Beasts of the Southern Wilds

2) Moonrise Kingdom

3) Cabin in the Woods

4) The Grey

5) The Avengers

6) Polisse

7) The Raid

8) Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

 

That's all I've really got so far. And I really only feel secure in the top five. (Well, six. Polisse is fucking excellent.) If I had to take home only five films from the first half of the year, I'm comfy with those entries.

post #12 of 46

Seen most of the ones i've missed since last posting. Still haven't seen Haywire, Hunger Games, Prometheus or Beast of the Southern Wild as well as having yet to see all the other films coming in the next few weeks and months. Here's my current top 10.

 

 

Top 10 10/09/12
1.The Master
2.We Need to Talk About Kevin
3.Premium Rush
4.The Dark Knight Rises
5.Looper
6.Jeff, Who Lives at Home
7.Chronicle
8.The Raid:Redemption
9.Moonrise Kingdom
10.The Grey
 
Honorable Mentions:
 
End of Watch
Safety Not Guaranteed
To Rome With Love
Killer Joe
Safe
21 Jump Street
Bernie 
The Five Year Engagement
Cabin in the Woods
Arbitrage

Edited by nagboy92 - 10/9/12 at 3:17pm
post #13 of 46

01. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

02. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)

03. The Cabin In The Woods (Drew Goddard)

04. Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

05. Cloud Atlas (The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer)

06. Argo (Ben Affleck)

07. The Avengers (Joss Whedon)

08. The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)

09. The Grey (Joe Carnahan)
10. The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans)


Edited by Barry Woodward - 1/22/13 at 2:38pm
post #14 of 46

Plenty I haven't seen yet, but here's where I'm at.

1. Holy Motors
2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
3. Oslo, August 31st
4. Cabin in the Woods
5. Moonrise Kingdom
6. Lincoln
7. SKyfall
8. The Raid
9. 21 Jump Street
10. Argo

post #15 of 46
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Originally Posted by nagboy92 View Post

Honorable Mentions:
 
End of Watch

 

Not having seen it, whenever I see this on various lists I think "Really? Someone picked that awful Ben Stiller shit...oh...right." And I wonder to what extent a probably perfectly fine movie was damaged at the box office by its title's similarity to the awful Ben Stiller shit.

post #16 of 46

My Current Best of 2012

 

 

1.The Master
2.Silver Linings Playbook
3.Life of Pi
4.We Need to Talk About Kevin
5.Looper
6.Skyfall
7.Premium Rush
8.Haywire
9.Argo
10.The Dark Knight Rises
 
Honorable Mention: Jack Reacher, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Killer Joe, Moonrise Kingdom, Safety Not Guaranteed.
 
Still need to see: Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Cosmopolis, Smashed, The Paperboy, Rust and Bone, The Sessions, Hyde Park on Hudson, The Impossible, Amour.

Edited by nagboy92 - 12/22/12 at 11:19am
post #17 of 46

1. Zero Dark Thirty

2. Django Unchained

3. The Master

4. Cloud Atlas

5. Looper

6. Beasts of the Southern Wild

7. Kill List

8. Lincoln

9. Holy Motors

10. Anna Karenina

 

Honorable Mentions: The Raid, The Grey, Argo, Seven Psychopaths, Moonrise Kingdom, Attenberg, Skyfall

 

Have Not Seen: Amour


Edited by fxenderby - 1/6/13 at 6:14pm
post #18 of 46

1. HAYWIRE

2. ARGO

3. ARBITRAGE

4. LINCOLN

5. HOPE SPRINGS

6. KILLER JOE

7. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

8. THE AVENGERS

9. PREMIUM RUSH

10. PROMETHEUS

 

Blind Spots: COSMOPOLIS, THE RAID, BERNIE 

post #19 of 46

1. Django Unchained

2. Cabin in the Woods

3. Cloud Atlas

4. Moonrise Kindgom

5. Lincoln

6. The Comedy

7. The Avengers

8. Beasts of the Southern Wild

9. Looper

10. The Master

 

Edited for Django.  Sorry Skyfall.


Edited by fuzzy dunlop - 1/2/13 at 9:11am
post #20 of 46

My...Best of 2012...

1) The Expendables: Back For War

2) The Avengers

3) Dredd

4) Les Miserables

5) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

6) John Carter

7) Safe

8) Taken 2

9) Wreck It Ralph

10) Flying Swords Of Dragon's Gate

post #21 of 46

Mine:

 

1.  MOONRISE KINGDOM

2.  LINCOLN

3.  THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

4.  DJANGO UNCHAINED

5.  THE AVENGERS

6.  LOOPER

7.  HOLY MOTORS

8.  THE GREY

9.  SKYFALL

10. ARGO

 

Honorable mentions (i.e. The Next Five):  ZERO DARK THIRTY, THE RAID, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, CLOUD ATLAS, THE PIRATES: A BAND OF MISFITS

 

Worst:  THE DEVIL INSIDE, DETENTION, SILENT HOUSE

 

Major Films I Missed:  AMOUR, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, KILLER JOE, MAGIC MIKE, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

post #22 of 46
Thread Starter 

All righty. I think we're done here:

1. Cloud Atlas
2. Looper
3. The Grey
4. Moonrise Kingdom
5. Django Unchained
6. Argo
7. Skyfall
8. The Master
9. Dredd
10. Seeking A Friend For The End of the World

The B List
--------------
1. The Avengers
2. Prometheus
3. Magic Mike
4. Cabin In the Woods
5. Bernie
6. 21 Jump Street
7. Wreck It Ralph
8. Perks of Being A Wallflower
9. Chronicle
10. The Hobbit

Respect and Honor
---------------
John Carter
Hunger Games
The Raid
Haywire
Bourne Legacy
Brave
Ted
MIB 3
Red Tails
Bully

FUCK THIS SHIT
---------------
Amazing Spider-Man
American Reunion

I'D SAY FUCK THIS SHIT, BUT IT'S TOO GOD DAMNED WELL MADE
----------------
Lincoln
Les Miserables

Missing
-------
The FP
Cosmopolis
Hitchcock
Red Hook Summer
Holy Motors
A Late Quartet
Take This Waltz
Killer Joe
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Searching For Sugarman
Goon
Jeff Who Lives At Home
Silver Linings Playbook
Seven Psychopaths
To Rome With love
Paranorman
Frankenweenie
Rise of the Guardians
Life of Pi
Secret World of Arietty

post #23 of 46
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Originally Posted by Malmordo View Post

1. HAYWIRE

2. ARGO

3. ARBITRAGE

4. LINCOLN

5. HOPE SPRINGS

6. KILLER JOE

7. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

8. THE AVENGERS

9. PREMIUM RUSH

10. PROMETHEUS

 

Blind Spots: COSMOPOLIS, THE RAID, BERNIE 

 

Hmm. I might have to give SPIDER-MAN a shot since you liked it. Nice call on ARBITRAGE.

post #24 of 46

Yeah, its really not that great.

post #25 of 46
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Hmm. I might have to give SPIDER-MAN a shot since you liked it. Nice call on ARBITRAGE.

A lot of your enjoyment of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will depend on what you thought of the Sam Raimi films. I've been underwhelmed, to say the least, by the Raimi series, especially Maguire's creepy, humorless, way-too-introverted Peter Parker. The new film will seem like a breath of fresh air.

post #26 of 46

See I like Maguire's Parker/Spider-Man. He's the right mix of goofy and geeky; especially great in part 3. And as for Raimi, I think SM2 is the best directed Superhero movie of all time. I was ticked he didn't get to fullfill his vision with part 4 and The Vulture.

post #27 of 46

Then you should probably avoid THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.

post #28 of 46

Missed a lot. I guess I'll probably end up changing some stuff once I see The Master, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty and a few others.
 

1. Cloud Atlas
2. The Cabin in the Woods
3. Django Unchained
4. Dredd
5. Looper
6. Argo
7. The Avengers
8. Lincoln
9. Skyfall
10. Chronicle
post #29 of 46

1. Django Unchained

2. Life of Pi

3. The Master

4. Lincoln

5. Cabin in the Woods

6. Zero Dark Thirty

7. The Loneliest Planet

8. Killing Them Softly 

9. Moonrise Kingdom

10. Silverlinings Playbook

11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

12. The Grey

13. Looper

14. Safety Not Guaranteed

15. Argo

16. Paranorman

17. Skyfall

 

I know this is not a top 10, but I felt that all of these films merit consideration on a list of the year's best - with about another dozen just outside this group (and Jiro Dreams of Sushi would probably be on here, too, if I didn't consider it a 2011 film). 

2012 movies I have yet to see that would probably merit consideration: Killer Joe, Compliance, Amour, Anna Karenina, The Impossible, Not Fade Away, Holy Motors

post #30 of 46
My top list of 2012, SO FAR... (in chronological order)

Movies I thoroughly enjoyed:
THE GREY
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
SKYFALL
LINCOLN
ZERO DARK THIRTY

Movies I kinda liked:
JOHN CARTER
AVENGERS
MOONRISE KINGDOM
FRANKENWEENIE
CLOUD ATLAS
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Most disappointing/underwhelming:
DJANGO UNCHAINED
PROMETHEUS

Mediocre:
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
TED

Most despised:
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4

Need to see:
AMOUR, ARGO, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, KILLING THEM SOFTLY, LES MISERABLES (fuck my life), LIFE OF PI (fuck my life sideways!), SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
post #31 of 46

Top 10:

 

1.Django Unchained

2.The Master

3.Silver Linings Playbook

4.We Need to Talk About Kevin

5.Looper

6.Argo

7.Zero Dark Thirty

8.Premium Rush

9.Haywire

10.Life of Pi

 

Also Liked:

 

Jack Reacher

Magic Mike

The Dark Knight Rises

Rust and Bone

Killer Joe

Skyfall

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Moonrise Kingdom

Safety Not Guaranteed

Chronicle

21 Jump Street

Not Fade Away

Arbitrage

Cloud Atlas

The Raid

To Rome With Love

Cabin in the Woods

The Grey

End of Watch 

Ted

Bernie

 

Close But No Cigar  (films I admired at least partially that lost it or had some problem that kept me from really digging it) :

 

Lincoln

Beasts of the Southern Wild

This is 40

Killing Them Softly

Man with the Iron Fists

The Avengers

 

Mediocrity:

 

Wreck It Ralph

The Hobbit

Flight

 

Biggest Disappointments:

 

Prometheus

Lawless

 

Worst:

 

Hit and Run

Savages

Sinister

The Campaign

Safe House

The Amazing Spider-Man

Les Miserables

Hitchcock

 

Haven't Seen:

 

Amour

The Impossible

The Sessions

John Carter

Cosmopolis


Edited by nagboy92 - 1/23/13 at 6:22am
post #32 of 46
Top Six of Twenty Twelve

6 Robot & Frank
5 Moonrise Kingdom
4 Looper
3 Beasts of the Southern Wild
2 The Master
1 Zero Dark Thirty
post #33 of 46
Top Six of Twenty Twelve

6 Robot & Frank
5 Moonrise Kingdom
4 Looper
3 Beasts of the Southern Wild
2 The Master
1 Zero Dark Thirty
post #34 of 46

1. The Master

2. Django Unchained

3. Lincoln

4. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

5. Bernie

6. Cabin in the Woods

7. The Raid

8. Moonrise Kingdom

9. Argo

10. Dark Knight Rises

 

There's plenty that I haven't seen: Amour, Les Miz, Zero Dark Thirty, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Loneliest Planet, Killing Them Softly, Cloud Atlas

post #35 of 46

I have now seen enough 2012 movies to make a (very spare and by no means meaningful) list.


TOP THREE

Lincoln

Argo

Anna Karenina

 

CARRYING A TORCH FOR

John Carter

 

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

Killing Them Softly 

 

DOCUMENTARY SHOUTOUT

Jiro

 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN BRUTAL ASS-KICKING

The Raid

post #36 of 46

1. The Dark Knight Rises

2. Prometheus

3. Dredd

4. The Avengers

5. Skyfall

6. Django Unchained

7. Lockout

8. Underworld: Awakening

9. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

10. The Amazing Spider-Man

 

Just for fun here are the top comedies I saw:

 

1. 21 Jump Street

2. Ted

3. The Watch

 

Also Top Horror

 

1. No One Lives

2. The Cabin in the Woods

3. The Collection

post #37 of 46
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1. The Master

2. Django Unchained

3. Lincoln

4. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

5. Bernie

6. Cabin in the Woods

7. The Raid

8. Moonrise Kingdom

9. Argo

10. Dark Knight Rises

 

There's plenty that I haven't seen: Amour, Les Miz, Zero Dark Thirty, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Loneliest Planet, Killing Them Softly, Cloud Atlas

Lincoln?!? WTH were you thinking, Me? Toss that and put Cloud Atlas in its place.

post #38 of 46
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Top 10:

 

1.Django Unchained

2.The Master

3.Silver Linings Playbook

4.We Need to Talk About Kevin

5.Looper

6.Argo

7.Zero Dark Thirty

8.Premium Rush

9.Haywire

10.Life of Pi

 

 

Looking back, I listed We Need to Talk About Kevin as a 2012 when it was a 2011 and I way overhyped Argo and slightly overhyped Django and Haywire.

As it sits today:

 

1.Silver Linings Playbook

2.Rust and Bone

3.The Master

4.Compliance

5.Moonrise Kingdom

6.Not Fade Away

7.Life of Pi

8.Premium Rush

9.Looper

10.Killer Joe

I feel it's almost only fair to do a Top 10 of a year till way after the awards season because I get addicted to the hype and grade things way higher than I ought.

post #39 of 46

No one blames anyone for changing their minds, least of all me... if I dig up any more of these threads I may not even put them in order because I'm not positive on that 2012 order.

post #40 of 46

Figured I'd bump this.  I always feel left out of the year end talk because I don't catch up to everything I want to see until the next year.

 

Last year had a lot of good movies, but nothing I was absolutely crazy for.  Kind of disappointing because there was so much I was looking forward to.  Still, a solid year.

 

1) Django Unchained

2) Moonrise Kingdom

3) Amour

4) Looper

5) The Deep Blue Sea

6) Skyfall

7) The Turin Horse

8) Zero Dark Thirty

9) Once Upon a time in Anatolia

10) The Master

11) Beasts of the Southern Wild

12) Lincoln

13) Miss Bala

14) The Avengers

15) Elena

 

ETA- I somehow forgot Cabin, which would go somewhere in the middle there.


Edited by Bailey - 12/29/13 at 12:57pm
post #41 of 46

My Top 10:

 

1. DJANGO UNCHAINED

2. HAYWIRE

3. SOUND OF MY VOICE

4. ZERO DARK THIRTY

5. BERNIE

6. MOONRISE KINGDOM

7. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

8. KILLING THEM SOFTLY

9. KILLER JOE

10. KILL LIST

 

Honorable Mention:

 

ARBITRAGE, MAGIC MIKE, LOOPER, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, END OF WATCH, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, COMPLIANCE


Edited by Fat Elvis - 12/29/13 at 3:06pm
post #42 of 46

Crap, I forgot about Seven Psychopaths too.  I really did a bang up job on this.  That would go somewhere towards the bottom of the top 15, but it would be on there.

post #43 of 46

A big "Come on, man, really?!" for those that put PROMETHEUS in their Top 10.

post #44 of 46
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A big "Come on, man, really?!" for those that put PROMETHEUS in their Top 100.

 

Agreed.

post #45 of 46

My Top 10 Best Films Of 2012 In My Opinion:

 

10. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

9. The Dark Knight Rises

8. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

7. 21 Jump Street

6. Django Unchained

5. Rise Of The Guardians

4. The Amazing Spider-Man

3. Argo And Skyfall (TIE)

2. Wreck-It Ralph

1. Marvel's The Avengers

 

10 Honorable Mentions:

 

- Ted

- Prometheus

- ParaNorman

- Zero Dark Thirty

- Moonrise Kingdom

- The Watch

- Looper

- Lincoln

- The Cabin In The Woods

- Silver Linings Playbook

post #46 of 46

My top 15 of 2012:

 

1. Django Unchained (dir. Quentin Tarantino)

2. The Master (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

3. Zero Dark Thirty (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)

4. The Cabin in the Woods (dir. Drew Goddard)

5. Skyfall (dir. Sam Mendes)

6. Dredd (dir. Pete Travis)

7. The Dark Knight Rises (dir. Christopher Nolan)

8. The Raid (dir. Gareth Evans)

9. Cloud Atlas (dirs. Andy & Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer)

10. The Grey (dir. Joe Carnahan)

11. Looper (dir. Rian Johnson)

12. 21 Jump Street (dirs. Phil Lord & Chris Miller)

13. Moonrise Kingdom (dir. Wes Anderson)

14. Silver Linings Playbook (dir. David O. Russell)

15. Wreck-It Ralph (dir. Rich Moore)

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