10 December 2012 1:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Joaquin Phoenix would probably think our Best Memes list is "total, utter bulls**t." But we think at least a few of these may end up on your Facebook wall before you're done reading it.

There was certainly no lack of memes this year. From Angelina Jolie's leg flash at the Oscars to Clint Eastwood sternly talking to an empty chair, there were plenty of events and incidents that inspired madcap Photoshop wizardry.

And then there were those random pop culture icons of yesteryear such as Darth Vader and Morpheus from "The Matrix" that suddenly came to the front of someone's consciousness and wham! They're suddenly all over the Internet with some sort of witty text.

And then there's, you know, putting Nicolas Cage's face on cats.

Yes, there were many memes out there in 2012. These were the ones most worthy of being spread to and fro and far and wide. »

- NextMovie Staff

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