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.
- 6556The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas... more
- 7345Red Tails is a 2012 American film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film... more
- 3811Mud is a 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey,... more
- 6652Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by... more
- 9889Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry... more
- 106119John Carter is a 2012 American science fiction fantasy film directed by Andrew Stanton, based... more
- 5043Lawless is a 2012 American drama film directed by John Hillcoat. The screenplay by Nick Cave... more
- 7075Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German... more
- 4030Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced... more
- 2821Sinister is a 2012 supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and written by... more
- 5053Safe House is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, starring... more
- 8485Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton.... more
- 6435Jack Reacher is a 2012 American thriller film. It is an adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 novel... more
- 8084Cloud Atlas is a 2012 science fiction film written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer... more
- 1810The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance. In 1997, Luke... more
- 4148Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap... more
- 4962Beasts of the Southern Wild is a 2012 American fantasy drama film directed by Benh Zeitlin and... more
- 6872ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika,... more
- 2931Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film... more
- 1212Man on a Ledge is a 2012 American thriller action directed by Asger Leth, starring Sam... more
- 5787The Dictator is a 2012 American comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as... more
- 6163Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film based on William... more
- 2839Safety Not Guaranteed is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow and inspired... more
- 1118Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring... more
- 3240The Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film directed by Jay Roach. An... more