The Top 100 Movies of 2012

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Skyfall 2012, 120 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Daniel CraigJavier BardemJudi Dench

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Looper 2012, 118 min.

Rian Johnson     Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittBruce WillisEmily Blunt

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Argo 2012, 120 min.

Ben Affleck     Starring: Ben AffleckBryan CranstonAlan Arkin

Based-on-a-True-Story    Docudrama    Drama

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Life of Pi 2012, 117 min.

Ang Lee     Starring: Suraj SharmaIrrfan KhanRafe Spall

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Coming-of-Age

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Mud 2012, 135 min.

Jeff Nichols     Starring: Matthew McConaugheyTye SheridanJacob Lofland

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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End of Watch 2012, 109 min.

David Ayer     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalMichael PeñaAnna Kendrick

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Dredd 2012, 98 min.

Pete Travis     Starring: Karl UrbanOlivia ThirlbyLena Headey

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

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Frances Ha 2012, 86 min.

Noah Baumbach     Starring: Greta GerwigMickey SumnerAdam Driver

Comedy Drama    Drama    Slice of Life

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Chronicle 2012, 84 min.

Josh Trank     Starring: Dane DeHaanAlex RussellMichael B. Jordan

Drama    Fantasy    Found Footage Film

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2012, 136 min.

Marc Webb     Starring: Andrew GarfieldEmma StoneRhys Ifans

Action    Based-on-Comics    Drama

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The Grey 2012, 117 min.

Joe Carnahan     Starring: Liam NeesonDallas RobertsFrank Grillo

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Flight 2012, 138 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Denzel WashingtonKelly ReillyJohn Goodman

Addiction Drama    Disaster Film    Drama

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Pitch Perfect 2012, 112 min.

Jason Moore     Starring: Elizabeth BanksAnna KendrickRebel Wilson

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Lawless 2012, 115 min.

John Hillcoat     Starring: Shia LaBeoufTom HardyJessica Chastain

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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Ted 2012, 106 min.

Seth MacFarlane     Starring: Mark WahlbergMila KunisGiovanni Ribisi

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Robot and Frank 2012, 90 min.

Jake Schreier     Starring: Frank LangellaJames MarsdenLiv Tyler

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Crime

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It's Such a Beautiful Day 2012, 62 min.

Don Hertzfeldt     Starring: Don Hertzfeldt

Animation    Black Comedy    Comedy Drama

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Spring Breakers 2012, 92 min.

Harmony Korine     Starring: James FrancoSelena GomezAshley Benson

Black Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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Paperman 2012, 6 min.

John Kahrs     Starring: John KahrsJeff TurleyKari Wahlgren

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Magic Mike 2012, 110 min.

Steven Soderbergh     Starring: Channing TatumAlex PettyferMatt Bomer

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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John Carter 2012, 132 min.

Andrew Stanton     Starring: Taylor KitschLynn CollinsWillem Dafoe

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

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This Is 40 2012, 134 min.

Judd Apatow     Starring: Paul RuddLeslie MannJohn Lithgow

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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Game Change 2012, 118 min.

Jay Roach     Starring: Julianne MooreWoody HarrelsonEd Harris

Based-on-a-True-Story    Docudrama    Drama

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Sightseers 2012, 95 min.

Ben Wheatley     Starring: Alice LoweSteve OramMonica Dolan

Black Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Safe House 2012, 115 min.

Daniel Espinosa     Starring: Ryan ReynoldsDenzel WashingtonVera Farmiga

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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Savages 2012, 90 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Blake LivelyTaylor KitschBenicio Del Toro

Crime    Crime Thriller    Thriller

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Hotel Transylvania 2012, 91 min.

Genndy Tartakovsky     Starring: Adam SandlerAndy SambergSelena Gomez

Animation    Comedy    Family

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West of Memphis 2012, 147 min.

Amy Berg     Starring: Damien Wayne EcholsJessie Misskelley

Documentary    History    Law and Crime

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The Campaign 2012, 85 min.

Jay Roach     Starring: Will FerrellZach GalifianakisJason Sudeikis

Comedy    Farce    Political Satire

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