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.
- 515157The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC... more
- 440208Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the... more
- 272105Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino.... more
- 302137Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel... more
- 16378Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by... more
- 176105Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring... more
- 198103Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 comedy animation family film written by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee... more
- 208128Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Rian Johnson. In... more
- 186108Life of Pi is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel of... more
- 21112021 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher... more
- 203130Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted... more
- 179126Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane,... more
- 7444Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American war thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle... more
- 15198Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and... more
- 153124Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and... more
- 11976The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an... more
- 14198Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French... more
- 150110Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation... more
- 162129The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his... more
- 162138The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the... more
- 8680Flight is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. An airline pilot (Denzel... more
- 5836The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the... more
- 8670Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an... more
- 8668Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh.... more
- 130103Chronicle is a 2012 American found footage science-fiction thriller film directed by Josh... more