<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent 2012 Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/tags/2012 http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/tags/2012 <![CDATA[The Best Movies of 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-movies-of-2012
This is a list of the best movies of 2012, as ranked by experts and fans alike. The best movies of 2012 include gut-wrenching dramas, mind-bending sci-fi movies and wonderful, romantic comedies that remind movie-goers why they fell in love with movies in the first place. This is a list of some of the best films of the year. Obviously any 'best of' list is going to be subjective, so not everyone will agree. That's the great thing about lists on Ranker: You can change the order with your votes and, in this case, by creating your very own list of the top movies of 2012.

Think "Looper" is the best movie of 2012, hands down? Vote it up, and rank it high on your own list! Did 'Ted' leave you in stitches, laughing days after? Certainly it's one of the best comedy movies to come along in quite a while, but does it deserve to rank #1 on this list? It's up to you to make these sorts of decisions. Whether it's a first-rate foreign film like 'Holy Motors' or a stunning action-adventure flick like 'Skyfall,' or a solid, lighthearted animated family movie like 'Wreck-It-Ralph,' rank away! I can't wait to see which movies come out on top (and which movies get slammed, in the form of down votes, because really, not everyone liked 'Cloud Atlas,' and I'm still hearing people argue about it).

Each and every one of us who've spent a ton of cash to be entertained for a few hours in a darkened theater deserve to be heard. While 2012 certainly brought with it some stinkers (hello, 'That's My Boy'!), there were some real gems, too. And yes, as new 2012 movies come out, add them to your 'best of' list. Several films believed to be Oscar contenders will hit theaters before year's end ('Lincoln' 'The Hobbit,' and 'Anna Karenina' among them).

What are the best movies of 2012? Take a look here and see for yourself.

Please rank your favorite films of 2012. And if you don't see the movie or movies you've been raving about, feel free to add them to this list so everyone can vote for them! For an updated list, check out Ranker's list of the best movies of 2013.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises


The Hunger Games

Wreck-It Ralph

Django Unchained



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<![CDATA[Top Video Games of 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-video-games-of-2012
Top Video Games of 2012. Every year so many video games are released that it is hard to decide which is the best. 2012 was no exception. 2012 brought us the stirring conclusion to such blockbuster videogame series like Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed 3 and Max Payne 3, while also introducing us to new game series like Dishonored, The Walking Dead and a new Halo brand with Halo 4.

The best videogames of 2012 range from platformers, first person shooters and fighting games to games that defy description like Fez and Journey. DLC and XBLA/PSN games also came to the forefront with their additional content and indie game darlings.

So, which video game was the best in 2012? That is for you to decide. Vote up your favorite! If you can't find what you consider to be the top videogame of 2012 here, add it.

Mass Effect 3

Max Payne 3

Far Cry 3

Battlefield 3

Halo 4

Assassin's Creed III

Borderlands 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

The Walking Dead Video Game


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<![CDATA[2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/2013-tv-awards-best-actor-in-a-network-drama
This list of 2013 TV awards is for best actor in a network drama series, so add your picks, please. A slew of great network TV dramas were on the air during the 2012/2013 season, driven by excellent actors and actresses who kept us coming back for more, week after week. Vote for the actors you believe were the best, vote down any you didn't like and of course, please rerank this list in any order you want. Some of the most notable best actor in a network drama candidates include several cast members from the CBS procedural crime drama 'NCIS,' arguably one of the best current dramatic TV shows on the air. Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly and Sean Murray are good examples. Other notable contenders include Nathan Fillion ('Castle'), Jensen Ackles ('Supernatural') and Alex O'Loughlin ('Hawaii Five-0'). Time to vote! And while you're at it, feel free to head on over and cast your ballots on this list of best actresses in a network drama, too!

Alex O'Loughlin

Chris O'Donnell

David Boreanaz

Eric Christian Olsen

Mark Harmon

Michael Weatherly

Nathan Fillion

Sean Murray

Jon Huertas

Seamus Dever

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<![CDATA[2013 TV Awards: Best Actress in a Network Drama]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/2013-tv-awards-best-actress-in-a-network-drama
This list of 2013 TV awards is for Best Actress in a network drama. Who do you think deserves the honor the most? With so many outstanding TV actresses appearing in so many quality TV shows, including some of the best network dramas of 2012/2013, it's a tough choice. Vote for the actresses that you think gave the best performances, and vote down any you didn't like. And certainly, feel free to add any actresses that are missing from the list. You can also rerank your own version. Many of the talented TV actresses listed here are stars of some of the best shows currently on the air. Examples, you say? How about the always gorgeous, super talented Cote de Pablo from 'NCIS' or the stunning Stana Kanic from 'Castle'? Both of these women are among the hottest women on primetime TV, without a doubt. Other great choices include Sara Ramirez and Sandra Oh ('Grey's Anatomy'), Emily Deschanel ('Bones') and Daniela Ruah ('NCIS: LA').

Cote de Pablo

Emily Deschanel

Linda Hunt

Pauley Perrette

Sara Ramirez

Sasha Alexander

Stana Katic

Tamala Jones

Daniela Ruah

Molly C. Quinn

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<![CDATA[The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-cable-drama-of-2012-and-13
List of the top drama shows that aired on cable during the 2012-2013 season. This list includes dramatic series that aired on HBO, Showtime, AMC, FX, TNT, USA, and other premium networks. What were the best dramatic TV shows of 2013? The year saw returns of a variety of fan favorites, like AMC's Mad Men, back for its 6th season, and the violent fantasy Game of Thrones on HBO now in Season 3. This list of top 2013 show also includes new shows, like the A&E horror series "Bates Motel" about a young Norman Bates and the new FX spy drama "The Americans." Vote up your favorites to move them to the top of the list, and vote down those show you tried, but didn't like in 2013.


Mad Men

Sons of Anarchy

Game of Thrones

Boardwalk Empire


Pretty Little Liars

The Walking Dead



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<![CDATA[Greatest Hip Hop Songs Of 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-hip-hop-songs-of-2012/makumim
As Many People Don't Know Or Think So, Hip Hop Is Still Alive. It Shows In These Songs From  #1 Hits (Thrift Shop, Mercy) To Underground Hits (I Dont Like, Goldie, Black Lip Bastard). These Songs Represent The Greatness And Progression Of Hip Hop From 1979 To Now. This Is The Greatest Hip Hop Songs Of 2012


Killer Mike

GOOD Music

Cartoons & Cereal
Kendrick Lamar Ft Gunplay

The Full Retard
Terrorist Threats
Ab-Soul Ft Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko

Money Trees
Kendrick Lamar Ft Jay Rock

Survival Tactics
Joey Bada$$ Ft Capital Steez

Hip Hop
DJ Khaled Ft DJ Premier, Nas & Scarface

Joey Bada$$ Ft CJ Fly

Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Big K.R.I.T

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<![CDATA[The Biggest Breakthrough Stars of 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-breakthrough-celebrities-of-2012/celeb-stalker
The hottest breakthrough celebrities of 2012 include a wide variety of actors, actresses, musicians and TV stars who, for whatever reason, became all the rage during the year. Who do you think deserves the honor of biggest breakthrough celebrity of 2012? Time to vote! Be sure to vote down anyone listed here that you don't think really broke through in a major way this past year.

In some cases, an artist made this list because he or she hit it big with a breakout film performance. Examples of this include Quvenzhané Wallis ('Beasts of the Southern Wild'), Ezra Miller ('We Need to Talk About Kevin') or Suraj Sharma ('Life of Pi'). In other cases, the only reason a person is listed here is because he (or she) got super famous for oh, say, they starred in a certain TLC reality show and have the nickname Honey Boo Boo (just for the record, her real name is Alana Thompson).

Reality television stars aren't the only TV stars considered among the hottest breakthrough celebrities of 2012. It's hard to argue that Maisie Williams shouldn't be at or near the top of this list for her role as Arya Stark on HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' for example. Damian Lewis is phenomenal as Nicholas Brody on Showtime's 'Homeland' (he also won a 2012 Emmy for the role). And, with emphasis on the word "hottest," shouldn't 'Arrow' star Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) also get some votes?

If you know of a celebrity who had a huge breakout year in 2012, be sure to add them here.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Channing Tatum

Damian Lewis

Kerry Washington

Martin Freeman

Rebel Wilson

Richard Ayoade

Maisie Williams

McKayla Maroney

Quvenzhané Wallis

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<![CDATA[2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/2012-in-memoriam-who-we_ll-miss-the-most-from-2012/celebrity-events
2012 in memoriam: who we'll miss the most from 2012 are those cherished celebrities and beloved famous people who passed away during the year 2012. These actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, historical figures and other notable people each were taken from this world during the year but will be remembered fondly.

Sadly, some of the most tragic 2012 celebrity deaths came suddenly. Few would have ever expected singer Whitney Houston, former NFL player Junior Seau or actor Michael Clarke Duncan to pass away in 2012 yet each did for one reason or another.

Other deaths were slightly less unexpected with some even predicted to be on the 2012 celebrity death pool. Celebrities like Phyllis Diller, Andy Griffith, Robin Gibb, Ernest Borgnine and Ray Bradbury all lived long and prosperous lives prior to their 2012 deaths.

So like the famous people who died in 2011, these celebrities and other famous people will definitely be missed. They touched our hearts, they made history and they influenced the world, and they all will be cherished for what they did, not that it's over, for a long time to come.

Check out more lists like which Game of Thrones character's will be most missed, what we yearn for from the years of High School, and what we miss about our early years of youth.


Andy Griffith

Dick Clark

Donna Summer

Ernest Borgnine

Michael Clarke Duncan

Neil Armstrong

Phyllis Diller

Robin Gibb

Sherman Hemsley

Davy Jones

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<![CDATA[100 Highest Paid Celebrities in the World: Power List 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/100-highest-paid-celebrities-in-the-world-power-list-2012/worlds-richest-people-lists
Who are the 100 highest paid celebrities in the world? The celebrity power list of 2012 includes rich and famous people from all areas of entertainment. Some celebrities listed here are singers, others are musicians and still others are on the opposite side of the camera: directors, screenwriters and movie and TV executives. This list of the highest paid celebrities in the world is from Forbes' magazine's annual power 100 list. Is your favorite here?

Some celebrities do much more than act, sing or write. They're now expanding their wealth by including a business angle. Examples? Jennifer Lopez has made millions as an actress and a singer, but she's made the most money by building a fashion and perfume empire. It's not enough just to be famous anymore: To get rich, a celebrity clearly needs to build and expand their own brand in some way.

Newcomers to the Celebrity 100 Forbes list in 2012 include Rihanna and Kim Kardashian: Two women who know how to market themselves and their brand, to the tune of multi-millions. As far as men, newcomers to the 2012 list include Ashton Kutcher, who raked in millions through his high-profile role on 'Two and a Half Men,' but also in endorsement money (think Nikon).

The 2012 100 highest paid celebrities in the world are highly recognizable names. Some, including perennial favorites Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and others, are also included on the 2011 power list of the wealthiest celebs worldwide.

Dr. Dre
$110 million

George Lucas
$90 million

Howard Stern
$95 million

James Patterson
$94 million

Jerry Bruckheimer
$115 million

Michael Bay
$160 million

Oprah Winfrey
$165 million

Simon Cowell
$90 million

Steven Spielberg
$130 million

Tyler Perry
$105 million

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<![CDATA[Celebrity Babies 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-babies-2012/celebrity-events
Celebrity babies in 2012, just like the celebrity babies from 2011, will be headline news before they take their first steps, say their first words or make any contribution to society. These celebrity babies, be them born to the celebrities themselves or adopted by these famous people, will earn their parents millions of dollars in photo shoots and product endorsements. Clearly, the best thing to be in 2012 is a celebrity baby as it's a highly lucrative position that requires no work for lots of money.

Celebrities wasted no time in 2012 waiting to have their babies with a few new celebrity offspring being born in the first hours of the new year. Actress Roselyn Sanchez and her actor hubby Eric Winter welcomed a baby girl, Sebella Rose, on January 4, 2012, and quickly became the first celebrity to bring a new live into this world in 2012.

Singer Beyonce and her rap mogul husband Jay-Z may be the highest profile of the bunch with whole websites dedicated to if their celebrity spawn. On January 7, 2012, Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, in New York City.

For other celebrities, bump watch continues. 2012 is set to be a huge year for celebrity baby bump watches with some of the biggest celebrities in the world expecting little ones in 2012.

But the ongoing celebrity pregnancies from 2011 don't stop there. Everyone from singer Jessica Simpson, actresses Jennifer Garner and Hilary Duff, and reality star Kourtney Kardashian were all expecting in 2012. Once they have their babies, those little bundles of joy are added to this list!

Stay tuned folks, as 2012 is sure to bring not only a new crop of tabloid fodder with celebrity babies but also a new group of expectant celebrity parents. We'll be keeping an eye on both and update this list when more information is available.

Logan Phineas Miller Murphy
Born to 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy and his husband, David Miller, on December 24, 2012. The 6 pound, 21-inch baby boy is the couple's first child. Murphy and Miller married in July of 2012.
Vivian Lake Brady
Born to supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on December 5, 2012. In a statement on Facebook, Gisele said that she and Tom "feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again." She says little Vivian "is healthy and full of life." Vivian has two siblings, both boys: Benjamin Rein and John, Brady's son with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Magnus Hamilton Miller
Born to Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles and her husband, Justin Miller, on December 6, 2012. The little boy is the couple's first child. In a statement, Nettles and Miller said they are "excited to take some time together as a new family."
Noah Shannon Green
Born to actress Megan Fox and her husband and longtime partner, actor Brian Austin Green, on September 27, 2012. The baby boy is the couple's first child. Megan Fox actually broke the news to everyone via her Facebook page, writing, "We have been very lucky to have had a peaceful few weeks at home, but I would like to release this myself before others do. I gave birth to our son Noah Shannon Green on September 27th. He is healthy, happy, and perfect."
Violet Marlowe Followill
Born to Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and his wife, singer Jessie Baylin, on December 26, 2012. The baby girl is the first child for the couple, who married in November of 2009. 2012 was a baby boom of sorts for the Followill family: Nathan's brother, Caleb Followill, and his wife, Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge, had a baby girl (Dixie Pearl Followill) in June of 2012.
Olive Barrymore Kopelman
Born to actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, on September 26, 2012. The baby girl is the couple's first child. Barrymore and Kopelman got married in June of 2012 at Barrymore's home in Montecito, California.
Camden John Lachey
Born to Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey on September 12, 2012. The baby boy, who weighed 8lbs 9oz, is the couple's first child. Lachey and Minnillo were married in July of 2011. Camden seems to be a popular celebrity baby name for 2012: Former 'Hills' star Kristin Cavallari and her fiance, Jay Cutler, also named their baby boy Camden.
Breeze Beretta Johnston
Born to Levi Johnston (the ex-fiance of Bristol Palin) and his girlfriend, preschool teacher Sunny Oglesby, on September 12, 2012. The baby girl, whose middle name is the same as Italian firearm maker Beretta, was born in Wasilla, Alaska. This is Oglesby's first child; Johnston has a three-year-old son, Tripp, with Bristol Palin.
Tennessee James Toth
Born to actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, on September 27, 2012. The baby boy is the couple's first child; Witherspoon has two other children, Ava and Deacon, with her ex-husband, actor Ryan Phillippe. Reese tied the knot with Toth in March of 2011. A rep for Witherspoon said shortly after the announcement that "Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled."
Dean Turner Saliman
Born to 'Grimm' actress Bree Turner and her husband, Justin Saliman, on September 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. The 6lb, 9oz baby boy is the couple's second child: They have a two-year-old daughter, Stella Jean Saliman.

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