Movies 2012 – Ranked

The Movie List from A Film Look for 2012

For other years click: Movies 2011; Movies 2013

Once again I have made a list of the year’s films I’ve had opportunity to see so far, categorized and ranked.

This year unfortunately I was only able to watch less than half as last year, and some of the many missing titles in my must see, include: Amour, Anna Karenina, The Cabin in the Woods, The Guilt Trip, The Intouchables, Holy Motors, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Rust and BoneSalmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Seven Psychopaths among others.

As these and others are thrown in the bucket, I will update the list.  For now, here it is:

Top Ten

All genres for 52 movies.

Rank Genre Title Score Grade

1

Comedy Moonrise Kingdom

10

A

2

Drama Life of Pi

10

A

3

Comedy Silver Linings Playbook

10

A

4

Drama Argo

9

A-

5

Drama Les Miserables

9

A-

6

Drama Zero Dark Thirty

9

A-

7

Action Prometheus

9

A-

8

Action Skyfall

9

A-

9

Action The Hunger Games

9

A-

10

Drama Django Unchained

9

A-

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Top Five, listed by genres.  Categories listed by amount of movies seen in that category

DRAMA

17 Movies – Thirteen out of the top twenty five in the full list are in this category.

Rank Genre Title Score Grade

2

Drama Life of Pi

10

A

4

Drama Argo

9

A-

5

Drama Les Miserables

9

A-

6

Drama Zero Dark Thirty

9

A-

9

Drama The Hunger Games

9

A-

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COMEDY

15 movies – The comedies this year were not top of the game, though perhaps that is why I find the top two to be such standouts.  In all fairness, among my list of must sees (above) there are a couple that potentially rank high, certainly above 17.

Rank Genre Title Score Grade

1

Comedy Moonrise Kingdom

10

A

3

Comedy Silver Linings Playbook

10

A

17

Comedy Ted

8

B

21

Comedy Hope Springs

8

B

24

Comedy
The Five-Year Engagement

8

B

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ACTION

12 movies – Some real good ones this year.

Rank Genre Title Score Grade

7

Action Prometheus

9

A-

8

Action Skyfall

9

A-

10

Action Django Unchained

9

A-

11

Action Looper

9

A-

14

Action The Dark Knight Rises

8

B+

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As of now, I have only seen two 2012 HORROR movie: The Woman in Black and Chronicle.  Good scares and edits, I rank them at 2730 and 33 respectively with a Score of 8 and a B Grade for the first and 7 and B- for the second (consistencies, you know…).  Other horror movies on my list to see include Cabin in the Woods, The Raven, and The Possession.

As for ANIMATED movies, this year’s crop seems lackluster.  So far I have only seen Brave, a disappointing film with incredibly good animation technique, which ranks at 34 (with a 7 and a B-).   Still on my list to see Wreck-it-Ralph and Frankenweenie.

 

THE FULL LIST 

Rank Genre Title Score Grade
1 Comedy Moonrise Kingdom 10 A
2 Drama Life of Pi 10 A
3 Comedy Silver Linings Playbook 10 A
4 Drama Argo 9 A-
5 Drama Les Miserables 9 A-
6 Drama Zero Dark Thirty 9 A-
7 Action Prometheus 9 A-
8 Action Skyfall 9 A-
9 Drama The Hunger Games 9 A-
10 Action Django Unchained 9 A-
11 Action Looper 9 A-
12 Drama Lincoln 8 B+
13 Drama The Impossible 8 B+
14 Drama Hitchcock 8 B+
15 Action The Dark Knight Rises 8 B+
16 Drama Beasts of the Southern Wild 8 B+
17 Drama Arbitrage 8 B
18 Comedy Ted 8 B
19 Drama End of Watch 8 B
20 Drama Flight 8 B
21 Drama The Sessions 8 B
22 Comedy Hope Springs 8 B
23 Action The Bourne Legacy 8 B
24 Action Safe House 8 B
25 Comedy The Five-Year Engagement 8 B
26 Drama Big Miracle 8 B
27 Action MIB 3 8 B
28 Action Marvel’s The Avengers 8 B
29 Drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 8 B
30 Horror The Woman in Black 8 B
31 Drama The Master 7 B-
32 Drama The Paperboy 7 B-
33 Horror Chronicle (2012) 7 B-
34 Comedy The Campaign 7 B-
35 Drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 7 B-
36 Drama Detachment 7 B-
37 Animated Brave 7 B-
38 Comedy Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 7 B-
39 Comedy Dark Shadows 7 B-
40 Comedy Rock of Ages 6 C+
41 Comedy Pitch Perfect 6 C+
42 Action The Amazing Spider-Man 5 C
43 Comedy Wanderlust 5 C
44 Action Snow White and the Huntsman 5 C
45 Comedy American Reunion 5 C
46 Action Battleship 5 C
47 Action Taken 2 5 C
48 Action Contraband 5 C
49 Comedy This Means War 4 C-
50 Comedy 21 Jump Street 4 C-
51 Comedy A Thousand Words 4 C-
52 Comedy That’s My Boy 4 C-

 


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