questionswhat is the best movie that you saw in 2012?

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Does the movie need to have been released this year?

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Best was probably Dark Knight Rises, but part of that might have been because it wraps up the trilogy that we both loved.

I would also highly recommend Skyfall -- if you're even a small fan of Bond, you'll love it, if you're a fan of the older Bond movies....you'll love it even more!

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Some of the better ones: End of Watch, Lawless, Looper

Worst: Oh my, that's a toughie. Can I wait for Les Mis to drop, so that I can write a scathing review of the miscasting of Javert?

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Hmm.. Prometheus or Dark Knight Rises.. Probably have to give the edge to DKR, but only because I got to enjoy it in an imax theater. Saw The Hobbit a few days ago and was not impressed at all, haven't yet seen the new Bond movie.

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@caffeine_dude: If you can point to a worthwhile flick , then post away.

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Dark Knight Rises with Prometheus in a very close second followed by The Avengers.
Skyfall was amazing too.
Worst one I can remember seeing this year was Battleship. What a waste.

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@ki4rxm: If you like Bond at all, you gotta see Skyfall, it's not fluffy, cutesy, it's got some grit.

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For actually "good" movies in the critical sense, I think Beasts of the Southern Wild was the best film I saw this year. There are better critically reviewed films for the year, but this quirky gem and the ferocious little girl who stars in it really moved me.

For simple enjoyment and being a movie I will watch again and again, Avengers is the hands down winner for 2012.

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i guess i would have to say..a crazy guy i seen on on youtube.

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Mine would be Skyfall or The Hobbit. Looper is up there too.

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Honestly, The Expendables 2. (And yes, I saw Avengers, Dark Knight, Prometheus, Skyfall, et al and loved them all). But this was the only time in recent memory that as soon as it ended, I hit rewind and watched it again.

Difficulty: Have not seen The Hobbit, Django Unchained, or Argo.

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best: hard to say. toss up between Prometheus and Paranorman (haven't seen DKR yet).

worst: Avatar. i know, it was released in 2009. but it was so bad it sucked all the way into 2012.

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Forgot about Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Great movie!

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God Bless America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEFj0Pngu_E
Available on Netflix and well worth your time.

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1. Dark Knight Rises
2. Avengers
3. Moonrise Kingdom

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I've seen very few movies in the theater this year and look forward to catching some on DVD/streaming.

Of the ones I've seen, the two that really stood out were Moonrise Kingdom and Chronicle.

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I just checked out Moonrise Kingdom on IMDb and I will be adding that to my list of movies to see.

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@xarous: I have not seen these three, but I remember wanting to see them all, will be adding to the list.

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I'd have to order them as:

Avengers
Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall

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@dw1771: Do. It's a great movie. Anderson's best IMO.

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Worst was Prometheus. I haven't seen anything yet that I would consider "best." Some fun movies, like Avengers, but nothing that really stood out as great.

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@meanjoeira: I didn't like Prometheus either. I found it to be a big let-down and have been surprised how many people really liked it. Different strokes....

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Steel Dawn was bad, just bad.
Paper Man was good?
I think I am in a bad movie rut.
Oldies I have seen more then once: The Rock, Red Dawn (old), Shawshank Redemption, all just good.

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Licoln and Avengers but Licoln wins out

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Best films:
Lincoln
Argo
Moonrise Kingdom
The Dark Knight Rises
Life of Pi
The Master

I'm probably going to throw Zero Dark Thirty up there soon.

Best Docus:
Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry
The Queen of Versailles
The Other F Word

I ended up watching The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises on the same day. Watching TDKR first really ruined the experience of Avengers. Avengers seemed camp after seeing TDKR. I think that was because there were no real jokes or funny moments in TDKR, just relief after very stressful situations were resolved. Lesson? Watch Avengers before TDKR if you haven't already.

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Best: Cloud Atlas. I have no idea why that wasn't more popular, as it's a great movie that's both intelligent, suspensful, and beautiful. Some people may have been turned off by the long running time, but Titanic, Avatar, and most of the Harry Potters are long too. I'm guessing it'll become a cult hit on DVD.

Worst: The Social Network. I thought that a movie about coding a website might be boring. And was it ever. I gave it a chance because the reviews were almost universally awesome and I like David Fincher's other work. I wonder what on earth the critics are thinking sometimes.

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@starblind: Oh yeah, Cloud Atlas. It was so different from Beasts of the Southern Wild that I can't say which I liked best, but I did like it very much.

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While it may not have been the best movie, "Rise of the Guardians" was definitely worth the price of admission.

Avengers wins for best popcorn action movie and Lincoln wins it for me for historical drama.

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Argo was fantastic, both from a critical standpoint and from a "how entertained will you be" standpoint.

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Die Hard on DVD. I haven't seen anything in a theater this year.

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Best movie of the year: Ruby Sparks
Runner up: Moonrise Kingdom

Worst movie: Birdemic: Shock and Terror (Rifftrax live riffing)

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@starblind: I really liked Cloud Atlas, but it was almost pandering in its artsiness.

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@wisenekt: I also liked Rise of the Guardians. Pity they chose that particular week for its release. I think it would have done better if they'd just held back for another week or two.

I have a special place in my heart for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Strangest thing is the woman they cast as Harriet Tubman nearly made me turn off the movie. Suddenly the fourth wall shattered for me and I couldn't get past how she looked absolutely nothing like Harriet Tubman. Because historical accuracy is important when I'm watching a film about our 16th president slaying vampires. It wasn't a great movie, but it was amusing.

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If you like quieter movies, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen is good http://fishingintheyemen.com/#/videos. Kristin Scott Thomas has a blast in a small part about all the contradictory bs politics brings. And Ewan MacGregor and Emily Blunt do stellar work as the leads.

@carl669: really enjoyed ParaNorman, looking forward to acquiring DVD w/ behind the scenes footage.

@wisenekt + @purplefeather: Rise of The Guardians surprised me; there were some gorgeous visuals, especially with the Sandman.

And Avengers was fun.

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Best: Avengers (though i did miss a LOT of movies this year)

Worst: No contest here - Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly was so bad that it makes my list of "movies to prevent your friends from seeing". Not just a "not ok" or "meh" but really freaking bad movie. With that cast it should have been a blockbuster.

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I just saw Black Death, I highly recommend it.

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Sadly, I didn't see a lot of films in 2012, but I thought Cloud Atlas and Moonrise Kingdom were stellar. The Avengers was wicked fun as well. Shawarma, anyone?