10 Best Films of 2012

2012 has brought us a lot of tasty cinema. Great movies have been released last year, and coming up with a top-ten chart wasn’t the easiest task. This article will show you our take on the top 10 best films of 2012.

10. The Cabin in the Woods (April 13, 2012, USA)

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The movie is the funny, strange and scary adventure of five friends who go to a cabin far away in the woods, and bad things start to happen. The plot is a mind-boggling story that will turn the horror genre inside-out. If you think you already know the story, think again. Horror movies rarely get quoted in a year-end list, but this one is special and definitely worth its place.

Director: Drew Goddard
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Genre: Horror/Mystery/Thriller
Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Distributed By: Lionsgate
Rated: R 
 
 
 

9. Skyfall (November 9, 2012, USA)

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The never-ending series of Bond movies has brought us another gem in 2012. Skyfall is said to be one of the best movies from the series. Bond’s loyalty to M is being tested as her past comes back to haunt her, and agent 007 has to fight the forces that are attacking the MI6. The stunning cinematography by Roger Deakins makes this Bond movie have its spot in our top 10 best films of 2012.

Director: Sam Mendes
Starring:  Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem
Genre: Action/Adventure Thriller
Running Time: 2 hours 23 minutes
Distributed By:  Eon Productions
Rated: PG-13

 

8. Ted (June 29, 2012, USA)

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If you like the bromance versus romance kind of a movie, then you will absolutely love Ted. This man’s cherished teddy bear comes to life as a result of a childhood wish, but it’s not exactly what he had expected – Ted is everything but a soft and cuddly teddy bear. He swears a lot, smokes pot, but most of his babblings have a point. The idea is original and backed up by great performance and quite a funny script.

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Starring:  Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hour 46 minutes
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Rated: R 
 
  

7. The Hunger Games (March 23, 2012, USA)

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The games are a government’s punishment for a past uprising and a way to intimidate the nation of Panem. Each of the twelve districts must send a teenage boy and a girl to fight against each other until one survivor remains, in a twisted national televised event.

Director: Gary Ross
Starring:  Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Sci-Fi
Running Time: 2 hours 22 minutes
Distributed By: Lionsgate
Rated: PG-13

 

 

6. The Dark Knight Rises (July 20, 2012, USA)

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Eight years after Batman had vanished into the night, turning from a hero into a fugitive, crime in Gotham City goes up with the coming of a new villain, a cunning cat burglar, and Bane, a masked terrorist. Even though Batman puts his cap and cowl back, he seems to be an unworthy opponent for Bane. This episode of Christopher Nolan’s franchise is spectacular, and guaranteed to keep you tied to the screen for almost three hours.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring:  Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy
Genre: Action/Crime Thriller
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Distributed By:  Warner Bros.
Rated: PG-13
  
 

5. The Avengers (May 4, 2012, USA)

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The six legendary superheroes gather around for a new adventure in a script directed by Marvel Studios. Nick Fury, the head of a worldwide peacekeeping organization called The S.H.I.E.L.D, starts a daring recruitment effort in an attempt to save a world that was on the edge of disaster.

Director: Joss Whedon
Starring:  Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Genre: Action
Running Time: 2 hours 23 minutes
Distributed By: Paramount Pictures
Rated: PG-13

 

 

4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (December 14, 2012, USA)

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Bilbo Baggins embarks on a journey to reclaim the lost Kingdom of the Dwarves that had been reclaimed by the dragon Smaug. Bilbo has the company of thirteen dwarves lead by the legendary Thorin Oakensfield.

Director: Sam Mendes
Starring:  Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
Running Time: 2 hours 49 minutes
Distributed By: New Line Cinema
Rated: PG-13

 

 

3. Holy Motors (October 11, 2012, USA)

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Monsieur Oscar is a lonely man, accompanied only by his assistant Celine. The movie depicts a few hours from the life of this eccentric man, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, an assassin, a beggar, a family man and the head of an industry. He appears to be playing some roles, but where are the cameras?

Director: Leos Carax
Starring:  Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Distributed By:  Pierre Grise Productions
Rated: NR
 
 
 

2. Looper (September 28, 2012, USA)

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In this futuristic action thriller, time travel had already been invented, but it’s illegal and only available on the black market. When the mafia wants to get rid of someone, they would send a hired gun, aka looper, 30 years into the past to do the job. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a looper who gets the visit of his future self (Bruce Willis) who has the task to assassinate him.

Director: Rian Johnson
Starring:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Genre: Action/Crime Sci-Fi
Running Time: 1 hour 49 minutes
Distributed By: Endgame Entertainment
Rated: R

 

1. The Master (September 21, 2012, USA)

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The action takes place in post WWII America, where Navy veteran Joaquin Phoenix gets home from the battlefield and is unsettled and uncertain of where his life is heading. He seeks spiritual nourishment and is tormented by The Cause and its charismatic leader, which makes up for a smart and solidly engrossing plot.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring:  Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 2 hours 24 minutes
Distributed By: Weinstein Company
Rated: R

 

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