My Picks for the Best Movies of 2012


Here are my picks for the best movies I saw in 2012:beastssouthernwild

  1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  2. Moonrise Kingdom
  3. Looper
  4. The Dark Knight Rises
  5. Skyfall
  6. Argo
  7. The Hunger Games
  8. Brave
  9. Arbitrage
  10. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  11. The Deep Blue Sea
  12. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  13. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  14. Safety Not Guaranteed
  15. The Secret World of Arrietty
  16. ParaNorman
  17. The Cabin in the Woodsmoonrise_kingdom_ver2
  18. The Avengers
  19. Frankenweenie
  20. Pitch Perfect
  21. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  22. The Woman In Black
  23. Pirates! Band of Misfits
  24. The Grey
  25. The Imposter
  26. Hope Springs
  27. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  28. Ted
  29. The Amazing Spider-Man
  30. Men in Black 3
  31. Chronicle
  32. Ice Age: Continental Drift
  33. 21 Jump Street
  34. Hotel Transylvania
  35. Big Miracle

Here are my picks for the worst movies I saw in 2012:

  1. Mirror Mirror
  2. Act of Valor
  3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  4. Gone
  5. Man on a Ledge
  6. Bel Ami
  7. Rock of Ages
  8. Underworld: Awakening
  9. Wrath of the Titans
  10. John Carter

Every year, Metacritic also tallies the critics top picks for the best movies of the year and compiles a list of the what critics say are the best.

Here is their list for 2012:

  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. The Master
  3. Moonrise Kingdom
  4. Lincoln
  5. Holy Motors
  6. Amour
  7. Argo
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  9. Silver Linings Playbook
  10. Django Unchained
  11. This Is Not A Film
  12. Life of Pi
  13. Looper
  14. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  15. The Deep Blue Sea
  16. Skyfall
  17. The Dark Knight Rises
  18. Rust and Bone
  19. Tabu
  20. Magic Mike
  21. The Avengers
  22. How to Survive a Plague
  23. The Loneliest Planet
  24. The Grey
  25. Cloud Atlas
  26. Les Miserables
  27. The Sessions
  28. Bernie
  29. Anna Karenina
  30. Olso, August 31st
  31. Cosmopolis
  32. The Cabin in the Woods
  33. The Gatekeepers
  34. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  35. The Turin Horse
  36. The Queen of Versailles
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About Terry Gale

I am Brand Story Director with the MarkBrand Group where I play a key role in the development of the Group's brand learning and coaching programs. I also have an extensive background in human resources and communications, including employer branding. I am an experienced presenter and speaker, as well as a writer and director in film and theatre.

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