27 December 2012 12:00 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

You've seen our Top Ten of 2012 list, but now let's take a look back at the movies that just missed the cut. These are our Honorable Mentions of 2012.

What the hell happened to Ben Affleck? The guy goes from being a punch line to being the director Warner Bros. supposedly wanted for their big "Justice League" effort.

You want to know how he did it? He made his movies.

Instead of being just the next actor to try his hand at directing, Affleck took another road. He found the grown-up stories that he wanted to tell and made them in intelligent ways. Every step of the way, with "Gone Baby Gone," "The Town," and now "Argo," Affleck has made his film. They aren't large in scale. There isn't a ton of action or enough humor to fill out a trailer, but they are made for adults, never assuming that the audience is dumb. »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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