Top 12 of 2012

My top favorites of 2012.
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1.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
“ I wanted this film to win the Best Film award at the Academy Awards, but it was unfortunate this beautiful film had lost. ” - wwer06
 
2.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter , a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ Tarantino really brings us into his own world with his memorable characters and amazingly twisted moments. You have to love his take on the Western genre and he is one of the most original writers/directors left in Hollywood. ” - wwer06
 
3.
Les Misérables (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Les Miserables has been the greatest, moving musical for many years and it is now one of the greatest, moving films. If you do not have emotions moving from this film then you have to be made of stone. ” - wwer06
 
4.
Lincoln (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ It's difficult not to enjoy a Spielberg film, let alone this amazing cast with phenomenal performances from Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, and many more. ” - wwer06
 
5.
The Master (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
“ Powerful performances from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams with the powerful return of Joaquin Phoenix. ” - wwer06
 
6.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Do not judge, but James Bond is back, and if you say this is not Bond then look closer. Bond fans love the Connery Bond, smooth and dangerous. Daniel Craig finally gave us his true Bond in the film (not like in Casino Royale or Quantum of Solace). Connery was the smooth Bond, Lazenby was the romantic Bond, Moore was the funny Bond, Dalton was the dark Bond, and Brosnan was the campy Bond (still amazing). But Daniel Craig, he is the true Bond that is the result of years of hardship and intense missions. Craig is the broken Bond and Skyfall has set us up to relive the true Bond as Craig grows into the character more. Please give the upcoming Bond films a chance. ” - wwer06
 
7.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ This was the adventure of the year. The fans were so happy to see this film on the screen and I was one of them. Great job and I can't wait for "Desolation of Smaug". ” - wwer06
 
8.
Argo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ I did enjoy this film, however, it did not deserve Best Film. Just my opinion, but it did not to me. This film could have been so much better if it followed the other hostages and would have been more historically accurate. ” - wwer06
 
9.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ Avengers is expected, it was the highest-grossing of the year by far and all around the biggest film released from Marvel. It was a fan's dream come true. ” - wwer06
 
10.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ Christopher Nolan's final installment to his Batman trilogy, and I was highly impressed. Of course, if he planned to end it here, I have no idea why he found it relevant to end with the ending he had, still I loved this film and enjoyed it. ” - wwer06
 
11.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ It was nice to see the Spider-Man films return and return with power. This film finally gave the true darkness of the comics that was needed to take this Marvel legend seriously. ” - wwer06
 
12.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The cinematography was amazing, and it was a very pleasant to see Ridley Scott return to the "Alien" series. ” - wwer06