The Top 50 Movies of 2012

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1

Django Unchained

2012    Quentin Tarantino    Rated R

Drama    Revenge Film    Revisionist Western

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The Avengers

2012    Joss Whedon    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Alien Invasion Films

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The Dark Knight Rises

2012    Christopher Nolan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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Moonrise Kingdom

2012    Wes Anderson    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Silver Linings Playbook

2012    David O. Russell    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romantic Comedy

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Skyfall

2012    Sam Mendes    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Looper

2012    Rian Johnson    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Argo

2012    Ben Affleck    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Docudrama    Drama

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

2012    Stephen Chbosky    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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The Cabin in the Woods

2012    Drew Goddard    Rated R

Black Comedy    Fantasy    Horror

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Zero Dark Thirty

2012    Kathryn Bigelow    Rated R

Thriller    War

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Life of Pi

2012    Ang Lee    Rated PG13

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Coming-of-Age

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The Master

2012    Paul Thomas Anderson    Rated R

Drama    Period Film    Psychological Drama

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14

Mud

2012    Jeff Nichols    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Wreck-It Ralph

2012    Rich Moore    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Animation

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012    Peter Jackson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Epic    Fantasy

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17

Lincoln

2012    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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The Place Beyond the Pines

2012    Derek Cianfrance    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Hunt

2012    Thomas Vinterberg    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Psychological Drama

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Seven Psychopaths

2012    Martin McDonagh    Rated R

Black Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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End of Watch

2012    David Ayer    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Prometheus

2012    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Action    Body Horror    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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25

Dredd

2012    Pete Travis    Rated R

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

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Amour

2012    Michael Haneke    Rated PG13

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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The Hunger Games

2012    Gary Ross    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Dystopian Film

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

2012    Benh Zeitlin    Rated PG13

Drama    Fantasy

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Safety Not Guaranteed

2012    Colin Trevorrow    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama

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Les Misérables

2012    Tom Hooper    Rated PG13

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Based-on-Theatre    Drama

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Chronicle

2012    Josh Trank    Rated PG13

Drama    Fantasy    Found Footage Film

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The Amazing Spider-Man

2012    Marc Webb    Rated PG13

Action    Based-on-Comics    Drama

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33

Frances Ha

2012    Noah Baumbach    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Slice of Life

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Flight

2012    Robert Zemeckis    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Disaster Film    Drama

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ParaNorman

2012    Chris Butler, Sam Fell    Rated PG

Animation    Comedy    Family

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The Grey

2012    Joe Carnahan    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Brave

2012    Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Animation

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Ruby Sparks

2012    Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Fantasy

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Searching for Sugar Man

2012    Malik Bendjelloul    Rated PG13

Biography    Documentary    Music

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The Impossible

2012    Juan Antonio Bayona    Rated PG13

Disaster Film    Drama    Family Drama

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Ted

2012    Seth MacFarlane    Rated R

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Holy Motors

2012    Leos Carax    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Psychological Drama

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Lawless

2012    John Hillcoat    Rated R

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

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Much Ado About Nothing

2012    Joss Whedon    Not Rated

Based-on-Shakespeare    Based-on-Theatre    Comedy

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46

Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

2012    Toby Haynes    Not Rated

Detective Film    Made-for-Television    Mystery

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47

Pitch Perfect

2012    Jason Moore    Rated PG13

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

2012    Jay Oliva    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Based-on-Comics

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The Imposter

2012    Bart Layton    Not Rated

Culture and Society    Documentary

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