The Best and Worst Films of 2012

This was the year were all fan-boys dreams came true. First "The Avengers" finally came to life and without a hiccup, then the best comic book trilogy to date in "The Dark Knight Trilogy" came to a beautiful close and now comic book films have a definite foothold on the world wide market and with no end in sight. Though, it would be a gross exaggeration to say that superhero films were the only films to capture our love and imagination this year.

There was also Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, that was not only a great look at a forgotten leader, but a reminder of how we have to fight for whats right no matter the cost. Michael Haneke's much talked about "Amour" was a stern look on the issues that may arise with old age and loved ones. Continuing on, there are many more films in drama, comedy and horror that are on this list and right for the picking. All suitable for a great time with a friend, family or even by yourself with a good packet of chips. Enjoy!

the best films of 2012

  1. Life of Pi by Ang Lee trailer

  2. Silver Linings Playbook by David O. Russell trailer

  3. Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow trailer review

  4. Les Misérables by Tom Hooper trailer review

  5. Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson trailer

  6. Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino trailer review

  7. Lincoln by Steven Spielberg trailer review

  8. The Avengers by Josh Whedon trailer review

  9. The Five Year Engagement by Nicholas Stoller trailer

  10. Amour by Michael Haneke trailer review

honorable mentions in alphabetical order:

the worst films of 2012

  1. Resident Evil: Retribution by Paul W.S. Anderson trailer review

  2. Bachelorette by Leslye Headland trailer review

  3. Red Dawn by Dan Bradley trailer review

  4. Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg trailer review

  5. 2016: Obama's America by Dinesh D'Souza & John Sullivan trailer

  6. Lay the Favorite by Stephen Frears trailer review

  7. Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie by Tim Heidecker trailer review

  8. An... {What If} by Christoforos Papakaliatis trailer review

  9. So Undercover by Tom Vaughan trailer

  10. What to Expect When You're Expecting by Kirk Jones trailer review

P.S. As always this a ever-evolving list. I haven't seen all the films of 2012 and there are many more I still wish to see. So even if some are not on the list, that doesn't mean they wont be later or that they don't deserve to be.

List of all the films I saw this year: HERE

updated as of March 1, 2014

list by Paul Katsaros

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