Awards Daily Reader’s Top Ten Giveaway and the 282 films eligible for Best Picture

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282 films. Dig deep in the haystack to find every film that met eligibility rules to qualify for this year’s Best Picture Oscar. Interesting to scan through the vast range of titles. The exceptional gems virtually jump out to catch our eye while the less fortunate barely register. We’ve already seen several high-profile Top Ten lists published. Today we’re asking you, Awards Daily readers, to rank your own ten favorite movies of 2012. We’ll select one of your lists at random to win the new Tarantino bluray box set.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Two hundred eighty-two feature films are eligible for the 2012 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 85th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category. The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 85th Academy Awards” is available at

http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/reminderlist.html.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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  1. Mattoc
    December 14, 2012

    I haven’t seen enough, but ok.

    Amour
    Holy Motors
    The Hunt (replace with Moonrise Kingdom, since it’s not in contention)
    Beyond the Hills
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Cabin in the Woods
    Bernie
    End of Watch
    Perks of Being a Wallflower
    The Grey

  2. Jeremy C.
    December 14, 2012

    This will be fun. My ten favorite films of 2012 are:

    #1) Beasts of the Southern Wild
    #2) Lincoln
    #3) Moonrise Kingdom
    #4) Django Unchained
    #5) Silver Linings Playbook
    #6) The Master
    #7) Looper
    #8) Life of Pi
    #9) Zero Dark Thirty
    #10) Seven Psychopaths

  3. Eric Wehrle
    December 14, 2012

    My Top Ten Films of 2012:

    01. Detachment.
    02. Celeste & Jesse Forever.
    03. Cloud Atlas.
    04. Moonrise Kingdom.
    05. Silver Linings Playbook.
    06. Beasts of the Southern Wild.
    07. Rust and Bone.
    08. The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
    09. The Grey.
    10. Jeff, Who Lives at Home.

  4. Daniel
    December 14, 2012

    (Of what I’ve seen…still excited for a # of remaining titles)
    1. Silver Linings Playbook
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. The Master
    4. Rust and Bone
    5. The Dark Knight Rises
    6. Argo
    7. Flight
    8. 21 Jump Street
    9. Skyfall
    10.(The) Savages

  5. Linc4Jess
    December 14, 2012

    Haven’t seen “Les Miserables”, “ZDT”, “Django Unchained” but I am thinking I am going to like all three so I am putting them on the bottom three of my list and the order will probably change after viewing them.

    1. Lincoln
    2. Argo
    3. Life Of Pi
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. Bernie
    7. End of Watch
    8. Zero Dark Thirty
    9. Les Miserables
    10.Django Unchained

    Honorable mentions: SLP, Skyfall, Flight, Beasts, and Trouble with the Curve .

  6. Logan
    December 14, 2012

    1. The Dark Knight Rises
    2. Cabin in the Woods
    3. Argo
    4. Skyfall
    5. Lincoln
    6. Seven Psychopaths
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. Chronicle
    9. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. Perks of Being a Wallflower/Life of Pi

  7. Perry Mears
    December 14, 2012

    Here’s my top 10 list:
    1. How to Survive a Plague
    2. Argo
    3. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    6. Cloud Atlas
    7. The Invisible War
    8. Life of Pi
    9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    10. Your Sister’s Sister

  8. Mattoc
    December 14, 2012

    That long list won’t bode well with the Academy members. I have grave concerns for Zero Dark Thirty being as the end.

    We could be up for some surprises. Possible BP lineup

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
    Act of Valor
    Adventures in Zambezia
    After the Wizard
    Alex Cross
    Already Famous
    The Amazing Spider-Man
    American Reunion
    Amour
    Anna Karenina

  9. Steve
    December 14, 2012

    Well, considering I have only watched 10 movies this year, there is a significant amount of crap on my list. I will for sure see ZD30, The Hobbit, Les Miz, and Django Unchained, so the bottom 3-4 will for sure be gone (assuming the Hobbit isn’t terrible, which it might be). Anyways, here it is:

    1. Lincoln
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. The Master
    4. The Avengers
    5. The Amazing Spider-Man
    6. The Hunger Games
    7. Prometheus
    8. Underworld: Awakening
    9. Wrath of the Titans
    10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (possibly the worst movie ever made!)

  10. hrh
    December 14, 2012

    I haven’t seen yet Les Mis., ZD30, Lincoln, Django, so this top-10 could change the next month.

    1) Holy Motors
    2) Moonrise Kingdom
    3) Argo
    4) Amour
    5) The master
    6) Paranorman
    7) The deep blue sea
    8) Beast of the southern wild
    9) Frankenweennie
    10) Looper

  11. Dustin C Remmert
    December 14, 2012

    1. The Silver Linings Playbook
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Lincoln
    4. Argo
    5. Looper
    6. Holy Motors
    7. Prometheus
    8. The Amazing Spiderman
    9. Pitch Perfect
    10. The Hunger Games

  12. bill
    December 14, 2012

    Lincoln
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Perks of Being a Wall Flower
    Looper
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Avengers
    The Grey
    Safety Not Guaranteed
    End of Watch
    Frankenweenie/Beasts of the Southern Wild

  13. Scott I.
    December 14, 2012

    1. Cloud Atlas
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Holy Motors
    4. Prometheus
    5. Frankenweenie (I love its pro-science message)
    6. The Cabin in the Woods
    7. Life of Pi
    8. Looper
    9. Moonrise Kingdom
    10. Marvel’s The Avengers

    (I just didn’t care for Lincoln or Argo)

  14. moviewatcher
    December 14, 2012

    Are you kidding me? I haven’t seen loads of movies! I won’t be able to participate in this… I’ll only have all titles on my list for the year (75 of them, exactly) checked out by oscar night…

  15. Matt
    December 14, 2012

    Haven’t seen a lot the big ones yet, but here’s my top ten of maybe not the best, what I enjoyed the most in 2012.

    1. Les Miserables
    2. Skyfall
    3.Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4.Brave
    5. Paranorman
    6. The Dark knight rises
    7. The Hunger Games
    8. wreck ralph
    9.Lincoln
    10. Ted

  16. Jonas Grondahl
    December 14, 2012

    So far, these are the best movies I’ve seen (most of the BP contenders haven’t premiered yet) :

    1. Amour
    2. Argo
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. Holy Motors
    5. Looper
    6. The Deep Blue Sea
    7. Skyfall
    8. Kapringen (A Hijacking)
    9. End of Watch
    10. Magic Mike

  17. Derick
    December 14, 2012

    Top 10 Films- 2012
    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Argo
    4. Django Unchained
    5. Looper
    6. Prometheus
    7. The Cabin in the Woods
    8. Life of Pi
    9. The Master
    10. Friends with Kids

  18. Yache
    December 14, 2012

    1. Life of Pi
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Skyfall
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Cosmopolis
    6. The Master
    7. Argo
    8. Prometheus
    9. Zero Dark Thirty
    10.Killing Them Softly

  19. Gendry
    December 14, 2012

    1. Holy Motors
    2. Lincoln
    3. Tabu
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. The Master
    6. This is Not a Film
    7. Argo
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    9. Skyfall
    10. Wreck-it Ralph

  20. December 14, 2012

    My list:

    1. Amour
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Holy Motors
    4. The Cabin in the Woods
    5. Safety Not Guaranteed
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. The Avengers
    8. Ruby Sparks
    9. Argo
    10. Skyfall

  21. matthew
    December 14, 2012

    Without Les Miz, ZD30, Django, and others…

    1. Life of Pi
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. The Master
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    6. Argo
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. Lincoln
    9. Ted
    10.Looper

  22. Andrew
    December 14, 2012

    My top ten of 2012 (although I still have not seen Argo, Les Mis, or Zero Dark Thirty yet):

    1. Lincoln
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    5. The Master
    6. Amour
    7. The Dark Knight Rises
    8. Silver Linings Playbook
    9. The Hunger Games
    10. The Five Year Engagement

  23. December 14, 2012

    Sadly the list is severely compromised, like others here because the month has not played out yet, depriving me and others of some key films that have not opened. I will make my own revision after I see AMOUR, LES MISERABLES, TABU and ZERO DARK THIRTY especially.

    Until then, here would be the present list:

    1. The Turin Horse
    2. War Witch
    3. The Life of Pi
    4. Lincoln
    5. Oslo, August 17th
    6. The Deep Blue Sea
    7. The Kid with a Bike
    8. Holy Motors
    9. Monsieur Lazhar
    10. The Central Park Five

    A Tribeca screening of ANY DAY NOW also yielded a memorable film that will continue to compete stronly for this list.

  24. December 14, 2012

    Obviously there’s still a few films that could crack this list (couldn’t you guys wait until us plebeians actually have a chance to see everything? jk, jk), but here goes.

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Looper
    3. The Master
    4. Holy Motors
    5. Argo
    6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    7. The Deep Blue Sea
    8. Moonrise Kingdom
    9. Wreck-It Ralph
    10. Seven Psychopaths

  25. PJ
    December 14, 2012

    No particular order:

    The Dark Knight Rises
    Django Unchained
    Ruby Sparks
    Safety Not Guarenteed
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Lincoln
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Cloud Atlas
    Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Wreck it Ralph

  26. Vinny
    December 14, 2012

    1. The Hobbit
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. West of Memphis
    5. The Grey
    6. The Avengers
    7. Cloud Atlas
    8. Looper
    9. Middle of Nowhere
    10. Skyfall

  27. Richard B
    December 14, 2012

    My top ten up to now:

    1)Silver Linings Playbook

    2)Life of Pi

    3)Looper

    4)Welcome to the Marigold Hotel

    5)Skyfall

    6)Argo

    7)The Words

    8)Rock of Ages

    9)Savages

    !0)21 JumpStreet

  28. Matt
    December 14, 2012

    2 lists:

    of the movies I’ve seen:

    1. Life of Pi
    2. The Intouchables
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4. The Sessions
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    6. The Hunger Games
    7. Lincoln
    8. The Avengers
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. Compliance

    what I expect to be my top 10 after seeing everything:

    1. Zero Dark Thirty
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Life of Pi
    4. Argo
    5. The Intouchables
    6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    7. The Sessions
    8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    9. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. Frankenweenie

  29. Andrew Sidhom
    December 14, 2012

    I’ve only seen 13 films in total, but that’s normal for me. I usually end up having seen 40-60 films by Oscar night. I do all the heavy lifting from December to March. That said:

    1. The Amazing Spider-Man (8.5/10)
    2. The Dark Knight Rises (8/10)
    3. Skyfall (8/10)
    4. Argo (8/10)
    5. The Hunger Games (7.5/10)
    6. Flight (7.5/10)
    7. Rise of the Guardians (7/10)
    8. Trouble with the Curve (7/10)
    9. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (6.5/10)
    10. The Avengers (6/10)

    The other three are:
    11. Pirates! Band of Misfits (6/10)
    12. Lawless (5/10)
    13. The Kid with a Bike (4/10)

  30. Samuel Coffey
    December 14, 2012

    01. Lincoln
    02. Moonrise Kingdom
    03. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    04. Argo
    05. 21 Jump Street
    06. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    07. Wreck-It-Ralph
    08. Pitch Perfect
    09. Amour
    10. Take This Waltz

  31. Eric P.
    December 14, 2012

    1. “Moonrise Kingdom”

    2. “Lincoln”

    3. “Amour”

    4. “The Master”

    5. “Holy Motors”

    6. “Cloud Atlas”

    7. “The Cabin in the Woods”

    8. “Argo”

    9. “Arbitrage”

    10. “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

  32. moremovies85
    December 14, 2012

    1. Lincoln
    2. Argo
    3. Cloud Atlas
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    6. Perks of Being a Wallflower
    7. Bernie
    8. Looper
    9. End of Watch
    10. Life of Pi

    Still to be seen: Le Mis, Django, ZD30,Holy Motors, and Amour

  33. December 14, 2012

    1. Arbitrage
    2. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Prometheus
    6. Lincoln
    7. A Royal Affair
    8. Argo
    9. End of Watch
    10. Paranorman

  34. Jeffrey
    December 14, 2012

    1. Looper
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Anna Karenina
    5. The Sessions
    6. Argo
    7. Take This Waltz
    8. The Master
    9. Brave
    10. 21 Jump Street

  35. k-a
    December 14, 2012

    I obviously haven’t seen most of the “hot” films (ZD30 etc.), but here it is:

    1. Holy Motors
    2. Amour
    3. Beyond the Hills
    4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    5. Looper
    6. Argo
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    9. Skyfall
    10. Cloud Atlas

  36. AnthonyP
    December 14, 2012

    Here’s my list based on what I’ve seen:

    1) Argo
    2) Lincoln
    3) Looper
    4) The Intouchables
    5) Beasts of the Southern Wild
    6) Life of Pi
    7) Moonrise Kingdom
    8) The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    9) The Master
    10) Flight

  37. Al Robinson
    December 14, 2012

    My top 10 – I still haven’t seen Django Unchained, The Hobbit, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty. But as of 12/14/2012

    1. Life of Pi
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. The Hunger Games
    4. Argo
    5. The Master
    6. End of Watch
    7. The Amazing Spider-Man
    8. The Avengers
    9. Moonrise Kingdom
    10. Lincoln

  38. Niko
    December 14, 2012

    Based on what I have been able to see so far:

    1. Argo
    2. Life of Pi
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. Killing them softly
    5. Oslo, 31 August
    6. Looper
    7. The Impossible
    8. Savages
    9. Skyfall
    10. Arbitrage

  39. Zach S
    December 14, 2012

    1. The Master
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4. Lincoln
    5. Life of Pi
    6. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. The Avengers
    8. Looper
    9. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. Prometheus

  40. Marlowe
    December 14, 2012

    1) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
    2) Argo
    3) Cloud Atlas
    4) Lincoln
    5) Flight
    6) Silver Linings Playbook
    7) The Dark Knight Rises
    8) Looper
    9) Brave
    10) The Master

  41. Mark Jackson
    December 14, 2012

    1. Argo
    2. Looper
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Prometheus
    5. Life of Pi
    6. Lincoln
    7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8. Moonrise Kingdom
    9. Dark Knight Rises
    10. Searching for Sugar Man

  42. RT
    December 14, 2012

    In no particular order:

    Moonrise Kingdom
    Zero Dark Thirty
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Looper
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Skyfall
    The Hunger Games
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    The Cabin in the Woods
    Safety Not Guaranteed

  43. arjecc
    December 14, 2012

    Haven’t seen The Hobbit or Les Miserables, Django Unchained, or Zero Dark Thirty which I’m sure will factor in my Top 10(hopefully),but so far…..

    1…..Skyfall
    2…..The Dark Knight Rises
    3…..The Master
    4…..Beasts of the Southern Wild
    5…..Moonrise Kingdom
    6…..Looper
    7…..Rust and Bone
    8…..To Rome with Love (I know, but can’t help it :) )
    9…..Argo
    10….Lincoln

  44. Francisco
    December 14, 2012

    I have yet to see many films (damn those limited releases) so this is going to be filled with many blockbuster fare.

    Moonrise Kingdom

    The Perks Of Being a Wallflower

    Chronicle

    Looper

    Prometheus

    The Dark Knight Rises

    The Avengers

    The Hunger Games

    Skyfall

    ParaNorman

  45. Al Robinson
    December 14, 2012

    I also want to add, that I LOVED, but don’t rank Ted. Soo funny.

  46. superkk
    December 14, 2012

    im in love with anyone who put cabin in the woods. such an amazing movie with a twist on the horror genre. wish i could participate but there are so many movies this year that i havent even seen.:/

  47. Al Renton
    December 14, 2012

    There’s still much to see (namely Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miz, Django Unchained, Amour etc). But:

    1. Headhunters
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Magic Mike
    5. The Kid With a Bike
    6. The Cabin in the Woods
    7. The Master
    8. Life of Pi
    9. 21 Jump Street
    10. Killer Joe

  48. Nik
    December 14, 2012

    This is THE top 10 of 2012 ;-)

    1: Lincoln
    2: Zero Dark Thirty
    3: Skyfall
    4: Life of Pi
    5: The Avengers
    6: Argo
    7: Amour
    8: Intouchables
    9: The Cabin in the Woods
    10: A Royal Affair

    Good mix of Hollywood, Europe, Action, Drama and with Spielberg on top. The way a great year in movies should be :-) … Sadly no animation, though there’s been plenty of good work this year, nothing exceptional has popped up.

  49. Ben T. McIntire
    December 14, 2012

    1. The master
    2. Moonrise kingdom
    3. Holy motors
    4. Argo
    5. Killing them softly
    6. 21 jump street
    7. 7 psychopaths
    8. Looper
    9. Flight
    10. Central park five

  50. Tory Smith
    December 14, 2012

    Comment

  51. Al Robinson
    December 14, 2012

    For those who have already seen Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, and Django Unchained, my question to you is:

    How and where did you see them?

    As far as I know, Zero Dark Thirty will be in limited theaters December 19, but not wide until January 11. And then Django and Les won’t start in theaters until Christmas day.

  52. Yibbet
    December 14, 2012

    *still waiting for AMOUR, ZERO, DJANGO, LES MIZ*

    1. THE MASTER
    2. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
    3. ARGO
    4. ELENA
    5. LINCOLN
    6. COMPLIANCE
    7. FRANKENWEENIE
    8. KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
    9. HOLY MOTORS
    10. KILLER JOE

  53. Yann
    December 14, 2012

    1- Killer Joe
    2- Rust and Bone
    3- Amour
    4- Killing Them Softly
    5- Moonrise Kingdom
    6- Life of Pi
    7- Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8- Django Unchained
    9- The Hunt
    10- Argo

  54. December 14, 2012

    Still need to see Amour, Les Mis, and Zero Dark Thirty. But of those I’ve seen:

    1. The Master
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. A Separation (a 2012 release for Ohio)
    4. Holy Motors
    5. Lincoln
    6. The Cabin in the Woods
    7. Argo
    8. The Amazing Spider-Man
    9. Arbitrage
    10. Moonrise Kingdom

  55. Shaun M.
    December 14, 2012

    My top 10 of 2012:

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Lincoln
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. The Master
    5. Argo
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. Skyfall
    8. Looper
    9. Life of Pi
    10. Don’t Hate–Wreck It Ralph

  56. Tory Smith
    December 14, 2012

    Tory Smith’s Top 10 of 2012 (though there are MANY I have yet to see including Amour, Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Rust & Bone which are on my must see list and with Les Miserables and Django Unchained not in wide release, this isn’t my complete list just yet so I filled those spots with T.V. movies that I thought were fantastic)

    #1: The Master(Regardless of awards and critics, This film stood out as one of the few Masterpieces that are released every few years. I thought this film was brilliant!!!!)

    #2: Lincoln

    #3: The Sessions

    #4: Jeff, Who Lives At Home

    #5: Moonrise Kingdom

    #6: Flight

    #7: Argo

    #8: Game Change (HBO)

    #9: Beasts of the Southern Wild

    #10:The Dark Knight Rises

    Honorable Mentions: The Girl(HBO), Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)

    (Films I saw that did not make my list for various awful reasons: Rock of Ages, Cloud Atlas, Pitch Perfect, Snow White and the Huntsman)

  57. December 14, 2012

    I picked these from the official list of eligible titles, and 1-6 are in alphabetical order, but have not seen 7-10..I am assuming they will be pretty good though.

    1. any day now
    2. argo
    3. cabin in the woods
    4. the dark knight rises
    5. django unchained
    6. killer joe
    7. hitchcock
    8. the hobbit
    9. les mis
    10. zero dark thrity

  58. December 14, 2012

    Didn’t see all American releases, so… just the films I’ve seen this year.

    Certified Copy
    This Is Not a Film
    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
    The Turin Horse
    Elena
    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi
    21 Jump Street
    Four Lions
    Laurence Anyways
    Skyfall

  59. danemychal
    December 14, 2012

    10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    9. Jeff Who Lives at Home
    8. The Hunger Games
    7. Skyfall
    6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    5. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    2. Argo
    1. Lincoln

    Have not seen: Zero Dark Thirty & Django Unchained, both of which will absolutely crack my top ten and maybe even make #’s 1 and 2.

  60. David
    December 14, 2012

    Pretty good year for movies, I thought. I was luckily able to catch all of these at the local cinema.

    1. Ray
    2. The Aviator
    3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    4. Cold Mountain
    5. Lost in Translation
    6. Some Like It Hot
    7. Sideways
    8. The Incredibles
    9. Amour
    10. The Terminal

  61. akumax
    December 14, 2012

    Zero Dark Thirty
    Life of Pi
    Amour
    Argo
    Up From Poppy Hill
    Moonrise kingdom
    Lincoln
    Holy Motors
    Beasts of The southern Wild
    Brave

  62. December 14, 2012

    Far too early for this, considering what I still haven’t seen, but here’s what I’ve got.

    Argo
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Skyfall
    Lincoln
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Looper
    Safety Not Guaranteed
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    The Avengers

  63. Evan
    December 14, 2012

    1) Lincoln
    2) Argo
    3) The Master
    4) The Avengers
    5) The Dark Knight Rises
    6) Moonrise Kingdom
    7) The Grey
    8) The Hunger Games
    9) Prometheus
    10) Brave

  64. VanKale
    December 14, 2012

    Beasts of The Souther Wild
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Argo
    Avengers
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    The Sessions
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Master
    Looper

  65. December 14, 2012

    As of now, it’s like this:

    10. ParaNorman
    9. Bernie
    8. No
    7. Amour
    6. Skyfall
    5. The Avengers
    4. Margaret
    3. Le Tableau
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    1. Argo

    I’m still waiting for a bunch of other movies, like Lincoln, 0DT, Les Mis, Pi, etc. to show up in my country in some way or another to close this list as the definitive one for me.

  66. December 14, 2012

    Not eligible: DETENTION (Joseph Kahn), COSMOPOLIS (David Cronenberg)

    1. KILLER JOE (William Friedkin)
    2. MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson)
    3. MAGIC MIKE (Steven Soderbergh)
    4. PARANORMAN (Chris Butler)
    5. CLOUD ATLAS (Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski)
    6. BERNIE (Richard Linklater)
    7. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Colin Trevorrow)
    8. THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (Peter Lord)
    9. HOLY MOTORS (Leos Carax)
    10. DJANGO UNCHAINED (Quentin Tarantino)

  67. December 14, 2012

    1. Lincoln
    2. Argo
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. Looper
    5. The Master
    6. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
    9. Skyfall
    10. The Hunger Games

    Still yet to be seen: Django Unchained, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook

  68. filmboymichael
    December 14, 2012

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Bernie
    Skyfall
    Prometheus
    Looper
    The Sessions
    Life of Pi
    Pitch Perfect
    Ted
    Argo

    I’m sure in the next couple weeks that will change, but for now this is my line up in no particular order.

  69. Kira
    December 14, 2012

    Haven’t seen much but here’s my favorites from what I’ve seen:

    1. Dark Knight Rises
    2. Looper
    3. Avengers
    4. Argo
    5. Amazing Spiderman
    6. Skyfall
    7. Ted
    8. Cabin in the Woods
    9. Hunger Games
    10. Chronicle

  70. Darko
    December 14, 2012

    The Master
    The Turin Horse
    Holy Motors
    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
    Amour
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Cosmopolis
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Rust and Bone
    Looper

  71. Stephen Cross
    December 14, 2012

    1. Django Unchained
    2. Cloud Atlas
    3. The Master
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. The Dark Knight Rises
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. Skyfall
    8. Lincoln
    9. Les Miserables
    10. The Avengers

  72. Paul V
    December 14, 2012

    Ok, my top 10 list is as follows:

    1. The Master
    2. Lincoln
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Argo
    6. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Cloud Atlas
    8. The Hobbit
    9. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    10. Frankenweenie

    Haven’t seen Les Miserables, Django Unchained, or Amour, but for now this is how it goes for me.

  73. RJ
    December 14, 2012

    Of what I’ve seen thus far:

    10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    9. Skyfall
    8. Argo
    7. The House I Live In
    6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    5. Amour
    4. Miss Bala
    3. Holy Motors
    2. The Master
    1. Moonrise Kingdom

  74. Tylor Orme
    December 14, 2012

    Unfortunately, grad school has kept me from even seeing 10 movies this year. My list however goes

    1. Argo
    2. The Master
    3. Life of Pi
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. Brave
    6. Lincoln
    7. Prometheus

    I can also guarantee that ZD30 and Django will be in the top few titles once I see them. Les Mis will be lower than it should be due to my Tom Hooper bitterness.

  75. Ryan B
    December 14, 2012

    Haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty or The Impossible yet, but…

    1. The Dark Knight Rises
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Argo
    4. The Master
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. Shut Up And Play The Hits
    7. The Deep Blue Sea
    8. Prometheus
    9. End Of Watch
    10. Lincoln

  76. December 14, 2012

    Without being able to see Les Miserables, The Impossible, Not Fade Away or Anna Karenina, this is what I’m looking at. The “Honorable Mentions” section is absolutely necessary because such a great movie year really can’t be boiled down to only 10 films. Hell, I could do a top 30 or 40!

    MY TOP 10 OF 2012

    1. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (dir. Behn Zeitlin)
    2. HOLY MOTORS (dir. Leos Carax)
    3. AMOUR (dir. Michael Haneke)
    4. LOOPER (dir. Rian Johnson)
    5. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (dir. Stephen Chbosky)
    6. SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (dir. Martin McDonagh)
    7. ZERO DARK THIRTY (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
    8. ARGO (dir. Ben Affleck)
    9. SKYFALL (dir. Sam Mendes)
    10. THE MASTER (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

    Honorable Mention: Django Unchained, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Flight, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, The Raid: Redemption, The Cabin In The Woods, Life Of Pi, The Dark Knight Rises, Cloud Atlas

  77. Luis Burguete
    December 14, 2012

    1. THE LIFE OF PI
    2. MOONRISE KINGDOM
    3. IN THE HOUSE
    4. HOLY MOTORS
    5. SHAME
    6. LOOPER
    7. TYRANNOSAUR
    8. THE IMPOSIBLE
    9. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
    10. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

  78. ceaguila
    December 14, 2012

    1.Argo
    2.Lincoln
    3.Skyfall
    4.Prometheus
    5.Dark Knight Rises
    6.Wreck-it-Ralph
    7.Life of Pi
    8.Cloud Atlas
    9.Avengers
    10.Brave

  79. Travis K
    December 14, 2012

    Listing only those that I’ve actually seen:

    1. Cloud Atlas
    2. Lincoln
    3. Argo
    4. Skyfall
    5. Bernie
    6. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    7. Cabin in the Woods
    8. Wreck-It Ralph
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. The Avengers

  80. Evan
    December 14, 2012

    I still have plenty to see.

    10. Skyfall
    9. Argo
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Looper
    6. Lincoln
    5. Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Holy Motors
    1. The Master

  81. JoeK
    December 14, 2012

    Disclaimer: Australian Distribution patterns alter year on year viewing…

    Laurence Anyways
    Beasts of The Southern Wild
    Holy Motors
    A Separation
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Master
    Café de Flore
    Amour
    Hugo
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

  82. Jerry
    December 14, 2012

    Waiting to see The Hobbit, Les Miz, ZD30, This is 40, The Promised land so as for now:

    1) The Master
    2) Argo
    3) Life of Pi
    4) Silver Linings Playbook
    5) TDKR
    5) Moonrise Kingdom
    6) Lincoln
    7) Looper
    8) Skyfall
    9)Beasts of the Southern Wild
    10) 21 Jump Street

  83. steve50
    December 14, 2012

    (This will definitely NOT be final, but as of today and off the top of my head)

    1. Life of Pi
    2. Holy Motors
    3. The Master
    4. Cloud Atlas
    5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    6. Amour
    7. Lincoln
    8. Argo
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. Moonrise Kingdom

  84. steve50
    December 14, 2012

    FUCK – I forgot Tabu (ohwell, it’s not final)

  85. December 14, 2012

    My Top 10, though i still have to see many movies from this year so this is not final:

    1. Amour
    2. Holy Motors
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    5. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
    6. Tabu
    7. The Turin Horse
    8. Skyfall
    9. Footnote
    10. Oslo, August 31st

  86. December 14, 2012

    Although I have yet to see Django Unchained, here’s my list:

    1. Lawless
    2. The Amazing Spider-Man
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Skyfall
    5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    6. Ruby Sparks
    7. The Avengers
    8. Moonrise Kingdom
    9. Looper
    10. Silver Linings Playbook

  87. December 14, 2012

    Have a few films left to see (Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables), but thus far my list would be:

    Django Unchained
    Skyfall
    Lincoln
    Seven Psychopaths
    The Imposter
    Looper
    Argo
    Killing Them Softly
    Bernie
    The Grey

  88. Sam Blobaum
    December 14, 2012

    Hate to do this without seeing Django, Amour, ZD30, Les Miz but…

    1. Cloud Atlas
    2. Lincoln
    3. Seven Psychopaths
    4. Cabin in the Woods
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    6. The Hobbit
    7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8. The Master
    9. Moonrise Kingdom
    10. Avengers

  89. Patryk
    December 14, 2012

    Zero Dark Thirty

    Django Unchained

    Lincoln

    Argo

    End of Watch

    Skyfall

    Life of Pi

    Killer Joe

    The Master

    Bernie

  90. Screenguy61
    December 14, 2012

    So far:
    1) Life of Pi
    2) Any Day Now
    3) Moonrise Kingdom
    4) The Master
    5) Magic Mike
    6) Hysteria
    7) Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8) Argo
    9) The Intouchables
    10) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

  91. Aaron B
    December 14, 2012

    Still a lot to see, but..

    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Skyfall
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Lincoln
    Wreck it Wralph
    Silver Linings Playbook
    The Master
    Argo
    Paranorman

  92. John
    December 14, 2012

    Of what I’ve seen on 12/14…

    1. Lincoln. As a history buff, this is one of those rare historical films which really let you believe you are THERE. (For a contrast, watch MEN IN BLACK 3, where I never remotely believed I was in 1969.) As a lawyer, this was a great law movie. As an actor, this was a master class. As a writer, this was such an impressive piece of work. And it is easily the best of Spielberg’s “Oscar-bait” movies,since it was the first one which managed to feel important without drowning in said self-importance.
    2. The Avengers. Joss Whedon has long been one of my favorite writers, and I thought it was really fun to see basically the greatest BUFFY season finale ever. However, here it was really, Joss Whedon, director, who came to the fore, juggling umpteen character set up by other directors, managing to give us heart, characterm comedy, adventure, spectacle, and wit in abundance. Credit should also go to Marvel Comics, they have been turning out one after another terrific summer tentpole (IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, XMEN, but this blows ‘em all out of the water.)
    3. SKYFALL (Why the Bond producers have resisted bringing topflight directorial talent into their movies, but maybe they’ll keep it up, now that they see the resuilts.)
    4. THE HUNGER GAMES (Jennifer Lawrence may win her OScar for a more crictically accepted role, but this is the one that’s going on her tombstone. Great story, great adventure, so nice to see Gary Ross get a big hit, I hope he gives usmore.
    5. HEADHUNTERS
    6. DREDD
    7. ARGO
    8. SINISTER
    9. JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME
    10. THE GREY

  93. Jacob M
    December 14, 2012

    1. The Master
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    5. Life of Pi
    6. Lincoln
    7. Argo
    8. Ted
    9. The Avengers
    10. Prometheus

  94. Robles
    December 14, 2012

    Ack not fair! Too soon! We don’t all get to see advanced screenings or live in NY or LA so I don’t usually make my list until March of the following year so there’s still a handful I haven’t seen. And there are a few that I wanted to include that are not on the Academy list, but since this is an awards site, I’m limiting myself to the list Sasha Stone linked. So apologies to Tarantino & Bigelow for not having seen their movies yet. And apologies to Tabu, Paradise: Love, and The Turin Horse for not being eligible.

    1. The Master
    2. Holy Motors
    3. Skyfall
    4. Keep the Lights On
    5. Lincoln
    6. Killing Them Softly
    7. Amour
    8. The Deep Blue Sea
    9. Anna Karenina
    10. Killer Joe

  95. December 14, 2012

    Taking my list exclusively from Oscar-qualifiers (so excluding festival films, and also the films that haven’t seen New Zealand release):

    1. Cloud Atlas
    2. Holy Motors
    3. The Grey
    4. The Raid: Redemption
    5. The Cabin In The Woods
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. Dredd 3D
    8. Killer Joe
    9. Frankenweenie
    10. 21 Jump Street

  96. Watermelons
    December 14, 2012

    in no particular order:

    I Am A Ghost
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Master
    Looper
    Chronicle
    The Raid: Redemption
    The Three Stooges
    Pina
    Prometheus

  97. Robles
    December 14, 2012

    @John: Well said in re: Lincoln!

  98. AdamLL
    December 14, 2012

    1. Beasts of a Southern Wild

    2. Seven Psychopaths

    3. Zero Dark Thirty

    4. Moonrise Kingdom

    5. Sleepwalk With Me

    6. The Master

    7. Skyfall

    8. Looper

    9. Silver Linings Playbook

    10. Chronicle

  99. Zach
    December 14, 2012

    Top 10 so far, alphabetized:

    Argo
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Compliance
    Dark Shadows
    The Hunger Games
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln*
    Prometheus
    Skyfall
    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Too many tentpoles, I know, but I expect at least two of Les Miz, Zero Dark Thirty, and Django Unchained to bump Snow White and Dark Shadows easily. Bet I’d like The Sessions, The Master, and The Impossible too if I ever find a way of seeing them. Amour and SLP just weren’t for me.

  100. Ina Hark
    December 14, 2012

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild

    2. Lincoln

    3. The Sessions

    4. Argo

    5. Moonrise Kingdom

    6. Looper

    7. The Cabin in the Woods

    8. Zero Dark Thirty

    9. Django Unchained

    10. The Impossible

  101. unlikely hood
    December 14, 2012

    Lincoln, Life of Pi, Avengers, Holy Motors, Looper, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Prometheus, Cloud Atlas, Silver Linings Playbook

  102. Mike
    December 14, 2012

    I still need to see ZDT, Django, and Les Miz, but for now:

    1. Argo
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Lincoln
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Life of Pi
    6. The Master
    7. The Avengers
    8. Flight
    9. Looper
    10. Skyfall

  103. Dee
    December 14, 2012

    Still plenty I haven’t seen, but so far…

    1. Holy Motors
    2. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
    3. The Master
    4. Lincoln
    5. Skyfall
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. Cloud Atlas
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    9. Flight
    10. The Avengers

  104. Noah
    December 14, 2012

    1. Moonrise Kingdom

    2. Cloud Atlas

    3. Compliance

    4. The Master

    5. Magic Mike

    6. Chronicle

    7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    8. Beasts of the Southern Wild

    9. Lincoln

    10. 21 Jump Street

    Extremely honorable mention to The Cabin in the Woods.

  105. knee_play
    December 14, 2012

    still have a few to see but for now, in no particular order:

    beasts of the southern wild
    alps
    cosmopolis
    amour
    keep the lights on
    dark knight rises
    holy motors
    the sessions
    celeste and jesse forever
    argo

  106. Carl
    December 14, 2012

    1. Les Miserables
    2. Life of Pi
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Lincoln
    5. Celeste & Jesse Forever
    6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    7. Magic Mike
    8. Cloud Atlas
    9. Looper
    10. Prometheus

    (alot left to see!)

  107. December 14, 2012

    10. Cabin in the Woods
    9. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8. Amour
    7. Safety Not Guaranteed
    6. The Master
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. The Avengers
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    2. Argo
    1. Lincoln

    Still haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty or Holy Motors, which might change this list.

  108. Tyler
    December 14, 2012

    Still have yet to see Django, Les Miss, Zero Dark

    1. The Master
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Magic Mike
    4. Cabin in the Woods
    5. The Dark Knight Rises
    6. Argo
    7. Skyfall
    8. Your Sister’s Sister
    9. 21 Jump Street
    10. The Comedy

  109. Too Many AJs
    December 14, 2012

    1. Argo
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. Looper
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    5. Killing Them Softly
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. Lincoln
    8. The Sessions
    9. The Avengers
    10. Wreck-It Ralph

  110. Chris Y
    December 14, 2012

    My Top Ten Films of 2012. Since I just finished a ruthless slew of exams I have yet to see many of the more current fair (Hello Linclon, Life of Pi) along with those yet to be out (hello Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miz) for 2012 which will likely be added to my list when all is said in done. With that said here is my list!

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild (I was incredibly moved by this film, it was beyond imaginative, the type of movie I would want to make if I was a movie maker)
    2. Argo
    3. Brave
    4. Killing Them Softly (I was shocked at how much at enjoyed this film)
    5. TDKR
    6. The Master
    7. The Hobbit (My treat last night for finishing exams and being one step closer to graduation)
    8. Looper
    9. Flight
    10. Prometheus (God I haven’t seen many movies this year)

    Movies To See Over Break
    1. Django Unchained
    2. Zero Dark Thirty
    3. Lez Miz
    4. Amour
    5.Linclon
    6.Life of Pi
    7. Skyfall
    8. Cloud Atlas
    9. Moonrise Kingdom
    10. Middle of Nowhere

  111. Drew
    December 14, 2012

    My Top 10:

    Amour
    Bachelorette
    Beasts Of The Southern Wild
    Bernie
    Keep The Lights On
    Killer Joe
    The Master
    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Smashed

    runners-up:
    Argo
    The Imposter
    Lincoln
    Starlet
    and because it was such awful trashy fun – Rock Of Ages

    haven’t seen:
    Django Unchained
    Les Miserables
    Zero Dark Thirty

  112. December 14, 2012

    I’ve been updating my list all year, but I’m not ready. I’ve still got three potential top ten movies to see in the next couple of weeks. And I also don’t know if we’re supposed to put favorites or the best. You said “favorites” so I’ll do that, but I know a lot of them are goofy. I like goofy things even if they’re flawed over sterile movies with no mistakes. That’s just how I roll. *rolls*

    in order:

    CLOUD ATLAS
    THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
    ROCK OF AGES
    LOOPER
    SAVAGES
    LAWLESS
    THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (This could end up higher. I have to see it normal instead of the distracting 48fps)
    *THE BEST EXOTICE MARIGOLD HOTEL
    THE DICTATOR
    THE GREY

    *My true #8 movie that I’ve seen this year is GET THE GRINGO, but it’s not on the list of eligible films.

  113. rufussondheim
    December 14, 2012

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Sound of My Voice
    Take This Waltz
    Safety Not Guaranteed
    Life of Pi
    Argo
    Skyfall
    Looper
    Lincoln
    Flight

  114. Preston
    December 14, 2012

    1. Argo
    2. Lincoln
    3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. The Sessions
    6. Bernie
    7. The Queen of Versailles
    8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    9. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    10. Moonrise Kingdom

  115. Houstonrufus
    December 14, 2012

    1. Lincoln
    2. The Master
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4. Amour
    5. Argo
    6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    7. How to Survive a Plague
    8. Holy Motors
    9. Looper
    10. Life of Pi

    Honorable Mention: 21 Jumpstreet, Frankenweenie

    Still to be seen: Zero Dark Thirty, Rust and Bone, Les Miserables

  116. Bernardo
    December 14, 2012

    I am behind on my movies (blame college) but so far…
    1. Argo
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. The Master
    4. Lincoln
    5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. Middle of Nowhere
    8. Skyfall
    9. The Amazing Spider-Man (yes)
    10. Anna Karenina

    (In other news, I have hated most things this year… Hopefully Django, Les Mis, Zero Dark Thirty, On the Road, and Amour don’t disappoint me)

  117. Buzz
    December 14, 2012

    I havent see the hobbit, zero dark thirty or les miz yet but as of now… Here’s my top ten.
    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    2. Argo
    3. Marvel’s The Avengers
    4. Lincoln
    5. Skyfall
    6. The Cabin in the Woods
    7. The Silver Linings Playbook
    8. The Hunger Games
    9. The Amazing Spider-Man
    10. The Dark Knight Rises

  118. casey
    December 14, 2012

    Top Ten:

    1. The Master

    2. The Kid With a Bike

    3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    4. Looper

    5. Wreck-It Ralph

    6. Flight

    7. Men In Black 3

    8. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    9. The Amazing Spider Man

    10. Snow White and the Huntsman

  119. Stan
    December 14, 2012

    Still need to see a few, but here is my list:

    1. The Dark Knight Rises
    2. The Master
    3. The Sessions
    4. Lincoln
    5. Life of Pi
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. Looper
    9. Holy Motors
    10. 21 Jump Street

    I am not sure why TDKR has faced such a lack of support; I went into the film thinking this could not top TDK but I felt it did simply because Nolan brought the human element to it, more than any other film in the series and perhaps more than any other film hes ever directed. The moments I remember are not the big visual effects or stunts moments, but Alfred pouring his heart out to Bruce, Talia speaking of Bane, and Batman telling Gordon that a hero can be anyone. This human element comes full circle at the end with the most satisfying ending of the year – Life of Pi and SLP also have very satisfying endings.

  120. Nick
    December 14, 2012

    Lincoln
    Hobbit, The
    Argo
    Dark Knight Rises, The
    Avengers, The
    Skyfall
    Brave
    Flight
    Looper
    Life of Pi

  121. Tye-Grr
    December 14, 2012

    My top 10 so far (though there are a shit ton I’ve yet to see like ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Les Mis’, ‘ZD30′, ‘Django’, ‘The Hobbit’, etc.):

    1. ‘Cloud Atlas’
    The most ambitious film I’ve seen all year, and one that damn near succeeds at everything it attempts. A stunning, visceral, emotional, visionary one-of-kind film.
    2. ‘Lincoln’
    One of Spielbergs best works, and one of his most subtle. Kushner’s screenplay brings Abraham Lincoln to life and vividly recounts his crusade to pass the thirteenth amendment. It’s packed with perhaps the most flawless cast of the year.
    3. ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
    This is the film that I connected to the most on an emotional level, with only one other even coming close (more on that further down the list). The young cast is exceptional, and the screenplay is wonderful, flaws and all.
    4. ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
    Wes Anderson is an acquired taste, but I adore his films, and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ did not disappoint. A hilarious and even moving coming-of-age tale that features two breakout young leads and a supporting cast made of Hollywood veterans.
    5. ‘Argo’
    One of the more intense and wholly entertaining films I’ve seen all year, ‘Argo’ is by far Affleck’s best film as a director. Terrio’s screenplay is taut and exciting, and the editing is sharp.
    6. ‘The Master’
    For me, the first 2/3 of ‘The Master’ is a brilliant character study featuring three of the best performances of the year. It’s disappointing that in the last act it kind of wanders aimlessly like it’s subject before coming to an abrupt end. Still, it’s one of the best crafted and most intriguing films of the year.
    7. ‘Looper’
    Rian Johnson’s time travel thriller was one of the year’s best surprises. Half sci-fi noir, half horror film, ‘Looper’ is filled with great twists and turns that you don’t see coming and an incredibly clever premise that avoids most plot holes associated with the territory.
    8. ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
    One of funniest and most offbeat comedies of the year, and one that’s sneakily touching. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are a great match and create one of the most satisfying pairings of any film this year.
    9. ‘Skyfall’
    Sam Mendes’s take on the Bond franchise is one of, if not the, very best in the series. A never better Daniel Craig gives everything he’s got to the role of 007, and Judi Dench does fine work as M, working closer with Bond than ever before. And Javier Bardem’s Silva is one of the best villains in the franchise’s history.
    10. ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’
    Second only to ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ as the film I was most emotionally invested in, this quirky and oddball film is the second in my Top 10 that features time travel, except here it’s used as a metaphor. Aubrey Plaza is wonderful here as an intern at a magazine who is investigating a man (hilariously played by Mark Duplass) who claims he needs a partner to time travel with. The film uses this plot to express how we can get wrapped up in the past- past loves, past regrets, or people who’ve passed away- that we keep ourselves from moving forward. A true indie gem.

  122. Melly L.
    December 14, 2012

    1. Holy Motors
    2. The Sessions
    3. Looper
    4. Beasts of The Southern Wild
    5. Argo
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. Brave
    8. Life of Pi
    9. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. The Paperboy

  123. Rizza
    December 14, 2012

    Haven’t seen the Christmas releases but I included them anyway based on my anticipation… So in aphabetical order

    Anna Karenina
    Argo
    Brave
    Django Unchained* (haven’t seen)
    Frankenweenie
    Hitchcock
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Paperboy
    Rise of the Guardians
    Skyfall

    Honorable mentions: Les Miserables*, Zero Dark Thirty*, Amour, Quartet*, Magic Mike

  124. Leighton
    December 14, 2012

    I haven’t seen plenty, but these are my favorites as they stand.

    1. Looper
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. Lincoln
    4. Cloud Atlas
    5. Skyfall
    6. The Grey
    7. The Cabin in the Woods
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    9. ParaNorman
    10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  125. Kenny
    December 14, 2012

    I hope I win! :)

    10) Take This Waltz, Sarah Polley
    9) Killer Joe, William Friedkin
    8) Reality, Matteo Garrone
    7) Flight, Robert Zemeckis
    6) West of Memphis, Amy Berg
    5) The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson
    4) Holy Motors, Léos Carax
    3) Middle of Nowhere, Ava DuVernay
    2) Amour, Michael Hanecke
    1) Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow

  126. Rob
    December 14, 2012

    1) The Dark Knight Rises
    2) Argo
    3) Life of Pi
    4) Skyfall
    5) The Silver Linings Playbook
    6) Lincoln
    7) Beasts of the Southern Wilds
    8) Amour
    9) Flight
    10) The Master

  127. Geremy
    December 14, 2012

    There are still lots I haven’t seen.

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. The Avengers
    3. Cloud Atlas
    4. Skyfall
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    6. Looper
    7. The Master
    8. Bernie
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. Prometheus

  128. December 14, 2012

    I don’t think anything else is going to break in to the top 10, with the exception of ZERO DARK THIRTY, but I could be wrong (will be watching TABU this weekend and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK later on in the week, and of course DJANGO UNCHAINED is still unseen). A very great movie year. For now, my top ten are:

    1) Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Turkey…Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
    2) The Master (US…Paul Thomas Anderson)
    3) Oslo, August 31st (Norway…Joachim Trier)
    4) Margaret (US…Kenneth Lonergan)(a special protest inclusion, since I look at it as a supressed film from 2011, and anyway, the long version was released on DVD mid-2012)
    5) Amour (Austria/France/Germany…Michael Haneke)
    6) Compliance (US…Craig Zobel)
    7) Cloud Atlas (US/UK/Germany/Hong Kong…Andy and Lara Wachowski, Tom Tykver)
    8) Holy Motors (France/Germany…Leos Carax)
    9) Footnote (Israel…Joseph Cedar)
    10) Damsels in Distress (US…Whit Stillman)

    It hurt big time leaving these titles off:

    Beasts of the Southern Wild (US…Behn Zeitlin)
    Player Hating: A Love Story (US…Maggie Hadleigh-West)
    Hope Springs (US…David Frankel)
    Magic Mike (US…Steven Soderburgh)
    The Kid with a Bike (Belgium…Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
    The Invisible War (US…Kirby Dick)
    Killer Joe (US…William Friedkin)
    The Cabin in the Woods (US…Drew Goddard)
    Goodbye First Love (France…Mia Hansen-Love)
    Lincoln (US…Steven Spielberg)
    The Grey (US…Joe Carnahan)
    The Queen of Versailles (US…Lauren Greenfield)
    The Avengers (US…Joss Whedon)
    Haywire (US…Steven Soderburgh)
    The Hunger Games (US…Gary Ross)
    The Dark Knight Rises (US…Christopher Nolan)
    Pitch Perfect (US…Jason Moore)

    OF NOTE: The Giant Mechanical Man, The Deep Blue Sea, The Imposter, Rock of Ages, Hatfields and McCoys, Habemus Papum, Argo, Return, Sleepwalk with Me, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Blank City, Game Change

  129. December 14, 2012

    I should add: I also loved Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph, and Rock of Ages!

  130. superkk
    December 14, 2012

    well ill give it a go anyway…

    1. cabin in the woods
    2. killer joe
    3. the dark knight rises
    4. cloud atlas
    5. think like a man
    6. prometheus
    7. flight
    8. sinister
    9. compliance
    10. underworld the awakening

  131. Alex M
    December 14, 2012

    Always a fun contest:

    1. Lincoln
    2. Perks of Being a Wallflower
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Argo
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. Pitch Perfect
    8. Moonrise Kingdom
    9. The Avengers
    10. The Sessions

  132. Reno
    December 14, 2012

    Way too early for this, but anyway…

    1. maybe Lincoln
    2. haven’t seen it yet
    3. haven’t seen it yet
    4. haven’t seen it yet
    5. haven’t seen it yet
    6. Life of Pi
    7. Argo
    8. haven’t seen it yet
    9. haven’t seen it yet
    10. haven’t seen it yet

    Hope I win!

  133. Mark Gardner
    December 15, 2012

    1) Looper
    2) Argo
    3) The Master
    4) Lincoln
    5) Silver Linings Playbook
    6) Skyfall
    7) Anna Karenina
    8) The Dark knight Rises
    9) Magic Mike
    10) Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Have plenty more to see!

  134. Jack
    December 15, 2012

    1. The Master
    2. Zero Dark Thirty
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Django Unchained
    5. Lincoln
    6. Les Miserables
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. Life of Pi
    9. Killing Them Softly
    10. Bernie

  135. December 15, 2012

    Also a little early for me, but here it goes:

    1. Zero Dark Thirty
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. Zipper (DIrector Amy Nicholson)
    4. Cabin in the Woods
    5. The Master
    6. Holy Motors
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. Prometheus
    9. The Avengers
    10. Bernie

  136. Jake
    December 15, 2012

    1. The Dictator
    2. Life of Pi
    3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    4. Prometheus
    5. 21 Jump Street
    6. Looper
    7. Lincoln
    8. Savages
    9. Magic Mike
    10. The Avengers
    Super excited to see Les Miserables, The Hobbit, and Django Unchained… And plan on seeing Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty

  137. DBibby
    December 15, 2012

    Again, without having seen many of the biggies (e.g., Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Django, Les Mis) since they haven’t been released in the UK yet…

    1) Holy Motors
    2) Life of Pi
    3) Argo
    4) Rust and Bone
    5) Silver Linings Playbook
    6) Cabin in the Woods
    7) Brave
    8) Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists
    9) Amour
    10) The Hunger Games

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and The Angel’s Share get honourable mentions since they didn’t make the eligibility list but would make my current top 10

  138. TuanN
    December 15, 2012

    Here’s my Top 10 list.

    1) Zero Dark Thirty
    2) Life of Pi
    3) Silver Linings Playbook
    4) The Dark Knight Rises
    5) Les Miserables
    6) Argo
    7) The Sessions
    8) Lincoln
    9) Skyfall
    10) The Sapphires

    :-)

  139. Lindoorea
    December 15, 2012

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Cloud Atlas
    3. The Hobbit
    4. Amour
    5. Skyfall
    6. The Grey
    7. This Must Be the Place
    8. Detachment
    9. Looper
    10. Take This Waltz

  140. December 15, 2012

    1. Elena
    2. Holy Motors
    3. The Master
    4. Once upon a time in Anatolia
    5. Amour
    6. The Hunt
    7. Killing them softly
    8. Argo
    9. Rust and bone
    10. Anna Karenina

  141. DaveSA
    December 15, 2012

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. The Master
    3. Amour
    4. Skyfall
    5. Argo
    6. The Hobbit
    7. Cloud Atlas
    8. Searching For Sugarman
    9. Cabin in the Woods
    10. Killing Them Softly
    10.

  142. Jeff Dresback
    December 15, 2012

    Haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Amour, or Life of Pi.
    10 Skyfall
    9 Looper
    8 Moonrise Kingdom
    7 Wreck It Ralph
    6 Lincoln
    5 The Grey
    4 Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3 Silver Linings Playbook
    2 The Master
    1 Holy Motors

  143. brad
    December 15, 2012

    1. Lincoln
    2. Perks of Being a Wallflower
    3. Bernie
    4. How to Survive a Plague
    5. The Queen of Versailles
    6. Anna Karenina
    7. Silver Linings Playbook
    8. Argo
    9. Looper
    10.Cloud Atlas

  144. Tyler
    December 15, 2012

    Haven’t seen what hasn’t played Austin, TX yet (Amour, Beyond The Hills, ZD30, Django, Les Mis, Reality, The Impossible, etc.)

    1.) Samsara
    2.) Miss Bala
    3.) Seven Psychopaths
    4.) Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
    5.) The Kid With A Bike
    6.) 5 Broken Cameras
    7.) Beasts of The Southern Wild
    8.) Holy Motors
    9.) The Master
    10.) The Imposter & Searching for Sugar Man (tie)

    For academy qualifying titles only, replace Miss Bala, Anatolia, Bike, and Cameras, with Argo, Arbitrage, Safety Not Guaranteed, and Lincoln.

  145. Ned Daigle
    December 15, 2012

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Lincoln
    3. Life of Pi
    4. Prometheus
    5. The Master
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. End of Watch
    8. The Raid: Redemption
    9. The Hunger Games
    10. The Cabin in the Woods

    Have not seen: Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, Amour, Django Unchained or The Impossible

  146. Spout
    December 15, 2012

    1. Zero Dark Thirty
    2. Amour
    3. Life of Pi
    4. The Master
    5. Lincoln
    6. This is 40
    7. Looper
    8. The Sessions
    9. Argo
    10. Samsara

  147. Ralf L.
    December 15, 2012

    I´m from Germany so I haven´t seen many of this years OSCAR favourites yet, but these are my top10 as of today:

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. The Hobbit
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Skyfall
    5. The Avengers
    6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    7. The Cabin in the Woods
    8. The Woman in Black
    9. Anna Karenina
    10. Cloud Atlas

  148. Mike
    December 15, 2012

    1. The Master
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. Lincoln
    7. Life of Pi
    8. Cabin in the Woods
    9. Ruby Sparks
    10. The Grey

    Still yet to see Zero Dark Thirty, Les Mis, Amour, The Impossible, The Hobbit, or Django

  149. Brad
    December 15, 2012

    1.) Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2.) Life of Pi
    3.) Argo
    4.) Silver Linings Playbook
    5.) Moonrise Kingdom
    6.) Amour
    7.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    8.) Looper
    9.) Lincoln
    10.) Zero Dark Thirty

  150. Cody
    December 15, 2012

    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    2. The Hunger Games
    3. Brave
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    5. The Dark Knight Rises
    6. Paranorman
    7. The Amazing Spider-Man
    8. Flight
    9. The Avengers
    10.The Woman in Black

  151. December 15, 2012

    Haven’t seen enough, but here goes:

    1. Cosmopolis
    2. Looper
    3. The Grey
    4. Wreck-It Ralph
    5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    6. The Intouchables
    7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8. Brave
    9. Argo
    10. Pitch Perfect

    Also, Cosmopolis isn’t on the big Academy list! Not that it had hope, but…weird.

  152. Cameron
    December 15, 2012

    1. Cloud Atlas
    2. Lincoln
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. Looper
    5. Life of Pi
    6. Argo
    7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8. The Master
    9. The Cabin in the Woods
    10. 21 Jump Street

  153. nacho
    December 15, 2012

    The Master
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Lincoln
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Looper
    Holy Motors
    Argo
    Marley
    Amour

  154. ermilo Garcia
    December 15, 2012

    Argo
    Holy Motors
    Lincon
    Importer
    Compliance
    Amour
    Beasts of Southern Wild
    Keep the Lights On
    Butter
    Rust and Bones

  155. Rob
    December 15, 2012

    1. The Master
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Django Unchained
    5. Lincoln
    6. Magic Mike
    7. Looper
    8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    9. Cloud Atlas
    10. Skyfall

  156. Colin
    December 15, 2012

    1. Smashed
    2. Lincoln
    3. Holy Motors
    4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    5. The Master
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. Argo
    8. Life of Pi
    9. Anna Kerenina
    10. Moonrise Kingdom

  157. Evan
    December 15, 2012

    Out of almost 60 films seen (with ZDT, Les Miz, and Django left to see)-

    1. Rust & Bone
    2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    3. Argo
    4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    5. The Loneliest Planet
    6. Cloud Atlas
    7. The Master
    8. A Royal Affair
    9. Pitch Perfect
    10. Lincoln

    Honorable Mention to “No,” which is not a 2012 theatrical release but is fantastic.

  158. December 15, 2012

    1. Holy Motors
    2. The Master
    3. Berberian Sound Studio
    4. The Queen of Versailles
    5. Savages
    6. Four
    7. The Grey
    8. Life of Pi
    9. Lola Versus
    10. The Raid

  159. December 15, 2012

    But, if it has to be from the 282:

    1. Holy Motors
    2. The Master
    3. Savages
    4. The Grey
    5. Life of Pi
    6. Lola Versus
    7. The Raid
    8. Cloud Atlas
    9. Moonrise Kingdom
    10. The Dark Knight Rises

  160. tombeet
    December 15, 2012

    Top 10 for now (have yet to see Djago Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Mis)
    1) Moonrise Kingdom
    2) The Master
    3) Holy Motors
    4) Amour
    5) Beasts of the Southern Wild
    6) Looper
    7) La Tableau (The Painting)
    8) Rust and Bone
    9) The Loneliest Planet
    10)Cosmopolis

  161. Gabe
    December 15, 2012

    10. Skyfall
    9. Magic Mike
    8. Silver Linings PLaybook
    7. Zero Dark Thirty
    6. Les MIserables
    5. Pitch Perfect
    4. Lincoln
    3. The Master
    2. Argo
    1. Holy Motors

  162. Rich
    December 15, 2012

    Still haven’t seen: Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, or The Master however…

    1. Skyfall
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Argo
    4. Lincoln
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. Safety Not Guaranteed
    7. Looper
    8. The Raid
    9. Cloud Atlas
    10.Cosmopolis

  163. Ian
    December 15, 2012

    Thank you so much for this opportunity! Here is my 2012 Top Ten in Movies:

    Moonrise Kingdom
    Lincoln
    Robot & Frank
    Arbitrage
    Flight
    Silver Linings Playbook
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Wreck-It Ralph
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Looper

  164. Djurida
    December 15, 2012

    I have a real feeling my top 10 will make the shortlist for AMPAS Best Picture nominations:

    1. Holy Motors
    2. Zero Dark Thirty
    3. Les Miserables
    4. The Sessions
    5. Argo
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. Life of Pi
    9. Lincoln
    10. Skyfall

  165. Mel
    December 15, 2012

    Now, I’m picking from what I have seen only, as I assume or hope everyone has.

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. Prometheus (save your LOLs)
    3. Killer Joe
    4. Frankenweenie
    5. Cabin in the Woods
    6. Magic Mike
    7. Skyfall
    8. Looper
    9. Chronicle
    10.Dark Knight Rises

    It’s tough to leave out The Hunger Games….I’d been so excited for it, but it just underwhelmed me and I had to go with TDKR in the 10 slot, even though it did not do the things for me that it did for most people.

  166. JP, Esquire
    December 15, 2012

    Here is my list based on what I’ve seen and what I expect the list to be after I see them all:

    1. Lincoln
    2. Zero Dark Thirty
    3. Les Miserables (I love the hell of this musical, whatever it’s weaknesses!)
    4. The Master
    5. Django Unchained
    6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    7. The Dark Knight Rises
    8. Argo
    9. The Sessions
    10. The Avengers

  167. Jacob Becker
    December 15, 2012

    Based on what I’ve seen and what I expect it to be

    1. Django Unchained
    2. Les Miserables
    3. Argo
    4. Life of Pi
    5. Zero Dark Thirty
    6. The Sessions
    7. Flight
    8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    9. The Master
    10. Lincoln

  168. Julian
    December 15, 2012

    1. Cloud Atlas
    2. Argo
    3. The Imposter
    4. The Master
    5. The Grey
    6. Amour
    7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8. Cabin in the Woods
    9. Arbitrage
    10. Moonrise Kingdom

  169. S.S.
    December 15, 2012

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Looper
    3. Killer Joe
    4. The Master
    5. Skyfall
    6. Brave
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. The Cabin in the Woods
    9. Cosmopolis
    10. Compliance

  170. Kevin Landry
    December 15, 2012

    I missed A TON of movies so far (aka most of the oscar contenders this year), but I will be picking up the slack during the holidays. But so far, here’s my Top 10 :

    1. The Master
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Argo
    4. Paranorman
    5. Safety Not Guaranteed
    6. Frankenweenie
    7. Killer Joe
    8. Seven Psychopats
    9. Sleepwalk with Me
    10. 21 Jump Street

  171. Rahul Agarwal
    December 16, 2012

    1. Lincoln

    2. Argo

    3. Life of Pi

    4. Moonrise Kingdom

    5. Silver Linings Playbook

    6. Beasts of the Southern Wild

    7. The Dark Knight Rises

    8. Brave

    9. The Master

    10. Flight

  172. Craig Z
    December 16, 2012

    Skyfall
    Argo
    Lincoln
    Looper
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Avengers
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Beasts of the southern wild
    Prometheus
    Life of Pi

  173. KC
    December 16, 2012

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. Looper
    3. Take This Waltz
    4. Frankenweenie
    5. Argo
    6. Skyfall
    7. The Master
    8. The Avengers
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. Dark Shadows

  174. Ryan
    December 16, 2012

    1. Lincoln
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. The Master
    4. Looper
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. Flight
    7. 21 Jump Street
    8. Cloud Atlas
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. Argo

  175. December 16, 2012

    1. looper
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Skyfall
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    5. Argo
    6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    7. Lincoln
    8. The Hobbit
    9. Life of Pi
    10. Prometheus

    Yet to see the Master, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Mis, Amour, and Django Unchained.

  176. Ben Gordon
    December 16, 2012

    From the Great White North (Toronto, Canada) here is my top 10 films (seen as of Dec 17th 2012). I will say that I often rank a movie based on how it makes me feel emotionally. For some reason my indicator of whether a film has passed the “Ben-Test” is whether or not it illicits an emotional response from me (good or bad). So here it goes:

    10. Cabin in the Woods
    9. Lincoln
    8. Dark Knight Rises
    7. 21 Jump Street
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    5. Skyfall
    4. Flight
    3. Argo
    2. Silver Lining Playbook
    1. Zero Dark Thirty

    Worst Movies of the Year:
    Magic Mike, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, One for the Money (yes, I saw it *hangs head in shame* I’m a Katherine Heigl sucker. I always think “maybe it’ll be great this time” and then its a massive fail)

  177. Tero Heikkinen
    December 16, 2012

    Seeing as the Oscar season has not really started in Europe yet, this is what it is:

    1. Amour
    2. Life of Pi
    3. Argo
    4. Oslo, August 31st
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Holy Motors
    8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    9. North Sea Texas
    10. Where Do We Go Now?

    Honourable mentions (in alphabetical order):

    The Deep Blue Sea, The Impossible, Looper, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall.

  178. Steven Lotter
    December 16, 2012

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. Life of Pi
    3. The Avengers
    4.The Hunger Games
    5. Footnote
    6. Cabin in the Woods
    7. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    8. 21 Jumpstreet
    9. The Grey
    10. Lincoln

  179. Zade Constantine
    December 16, 2012

    Still a lot for me to see but…

    1. The Master
    2. Life of Pi
    3. Lincoln
    4. Looper
    5.Killer Joe
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. Argo
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    9. Detachment
    10. Beasts of the Southern Wild

  180. Tom Santiago Jr.
    December 16, 2012

    I have not seen Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables or Django Unchained so this list could change a bit in the last 2 weeks of 2012 but, as of now,

    1. The Avengers – Joss Whedon did a fantastic job to do what no director has successfully done until now, put multiple heroes in a film together and have it work. The proper time was given to all characters and everyone had their moments. Another Marvel film carried by Robert Downey Jr. but Tom Hiddelston is terrific as Loki. The film was funny and a blast action wise. The best Marvel film I’ve ever seen.

    2. The Hobbit – I didn’t expect alot because of the so-so reviews but my expectations were exceeded. I didn’t love it as much as LOTR (my second favorite film as a trilogy) but I thought it was a good beginning to this trilogy and I can kind of see a plan from Jackson forming for this story. Andy Serkis is a complete scene stealer in this.

    3. Skyfall – This is a bond film that I truly love. I really thought Casino Royale was great. Quantam of Solace wasn’t good in my opinion but this was a great comeback. Judi Dench is Oscar worthy in my opinion. I thought she was wonderful. I think Bardem was very good and did everything he could with his role. Craig is great as usual and this is one of my absolute favorite Bonds.

    4. Prometheus – This is one of the most polarizing films of the year. It’s easy to see what side I’m on. I really hope they do make a sequel to this that would completely connect this with Alien because I think Scott has something here. I was so happy to see him return to sci-fi and this is one of the best sci-fi films I’ve seen. There are a few scenes in this film that had me jaw dropped. The performances are great from Idris Elba to Noomi Rapace and especially Michael Fassbender.

    5. Seven Psychopaths – I was a huge fan of Martin McDonaugh’s first film, In Bruges, and he reunites with Colin Farrell for another very funny dark comedy. Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell are both hilarious and I think this was one of the most overlooked films of the year just like In Bruges was in 2008.

    6. Argo – Ben Affleck is a better director than he ever was as an actor. I believe that is now safe to say. While this is my least favorite film of his, it is still a fantastic film. Gripping true story and my sister had read the short story on it and even said “even though I knew what would happen, I was still shaking”. That’s how you make a great film. John Goodman and Alan Arkin are terrific in their supporting roles but my favorite in the film is Bryan Cranston.

    7. Looper – Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt are all terrific in this film which is a very original work with a fantastic screenplay from Rian Johnson. I had some small story problems with the ending of the film, but the ride is so great it doesn’t hurt it all that much.

    8. The Dark Knight Rises – The Dark Knight is one of my 10 favorite films of all-time. This installment just does not stack up as far as I’m concerned. I still think it’s very good and I like it alot but I feel it is the worst of the trilogy due to a mediocre performance by Marion Cotillard and some weak battles between Batman and Bane. I had an issue with the romance relationship between Talia and Bruce. I also had an issue introducing John Blake as “Robin”. However, that doesn’t change the fact that I did enjoy myself due to Christian Bale’s best performance in the trilogy to date, Tom Hardy being very entertaining as Bane and, most of all, Anne Hathaway doing an incredible job as Catwoman/Selina Kyle.

    9. The Hunger Games – It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I’m in love with Jennifer Lawrence and she is absolutely brilliant in this movie. I can’t wait to see Silver Linings Playbook. However, this is a largely entertaining film and I had a wonderful time watching this. Woody Harrellson is fun in this too.

    10. Killing Them Softly – A film that most audience members did not enjoy, I really liked it alot. The first 40 minutes were ridiculously fantastic and I thought it had a shot at being in my top 5. It fizzled a bit in the middle as James Gandolfini went on about a stripper and his wife (2 characters we never see or grow any attachment to). However the ending is one of the best of the year as far as I’m concerned and I love Brad Pitt’s performance and his exchanges with Richard Jenkins.

  181. germanportugues
    December 17, 2012

    Lincoln
    Take this waltz
    The sessions
    Perks of being a wallflower
    Mafic Mike
    Jeff who lives at home
    The Master
    Best exotic marigold hotel
    End of watch

    Still need to see
    Les miserables
    Amour
    Impossible
    Compliance
    Zero dark 30
    Django Unchained

  182. germanportugues
    December 17, 2012

    Honarable mentions
    Chronicle
    Your sisters Sister
    Cabin in the woods
    Argo

    The extra 5 on last post are moving I have not seen yet

  183. Mr. Lai KM
    December 17, 2012

    1. The Sessions
    2. Looper
    3. Beasts of The Southern Wild
    4. Argo
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. Holy Motors
    7. Life of Pi
    8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    9. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. Les Miserables

  184. Patrick Walsh
    December 17, 2012

    1) Looper
    2) Moonrise Kingdom
    3) Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4) Lincoln
    5) The Dark Knight Rises
    6) Alps
    7) Searching for Sugarman
    8) Silver Linings Playbook
    9) Skyfall
    10) The Avengers

  185. Thomas S. Sentina
    December 17, 2012

    Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2012 (so far):

    1. Skyfall
    2. Ted
    3. Marley
    4. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
    5. The Expendables 2
    6. Take This Waltz
    7. The Raid: Redemption
    8. The Five-Year Engagement
    9. Marvel’s The Avengers
    10. 21 Jump Street

  186. Derek
    December 18, 2012

    My Top Ten (so far):
    1. Silver Linings Playbook
    2. Argo
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. The Sessions
    5. Life of Pi
    6. Lincoln
    7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    8. Your Sister’s Sister
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. Sleepwalk With Me

  187. Louis
    December 19, 2012

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. The Deep Blue Sea
    3. Oslo, August 31st
    4. Lincoln
    5. The Comedy
    6. Extraterrestrial
    7. The Day He Arrives
    8. The Master
    9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    10. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

  188. julian the emperor
    December 19, 2012

    My top 10:

    1. Amour
    2. Oslo, August 31st
    3. Holy Motors
    4. The Master
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    6. The Hunt
    7. Argo
    8. Searching for Sugar Man
    9. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    10. Barbara

    Haven’t seen: Lincoln, ZD30, SLP etc.

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