Crystal’s Top 25 Films of 2012

In 2012, I made 49 trips to the theatre to see 42 different movies: 35 new releases, 5 releases from 2011 that I didn’t make it to before the end of that year (The Adventures of Tintin, Hugo, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Artist and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.), a screening of the 3D re-release of Beauty and The Beast, 1 encore each of 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike (I was big on Channing Tatum this year apparently) and Looper, 2 encores each of The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods (I was big on Joss Whedon as well) and a special one night only showing of Pulp Fiction to celebrate the release of the “Tarantino XX” Blu-Ray collection.


The following list is presented without commentary (because otherwise it never would’ve gotten finished) but for full film reviews you can visit my film diary at Letterboxd.com!

Top Movies of 2012
Most Disappointing Movies of 2012

 

Crystal’s Top 25 Films of 2012


25. The Queen of Versailles (Dir: Lauren Greenfield)

24. Ted (Dir: Seth MacFarlane)
23. The Raid: Redemption (Dir: Gareth Evans)
22. The Master (Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson)
21. Haywire (Dir: Steven Soderbergh)
20. Argo (Dir: Ben Affleck)
19. This Is 40 (Dir: Judd Apatow)
18. Ruby Sparks (Dir: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)
17. Chronicle (Dir: Josh Trank)
16. Zero Dark Thirty (Dir: Kathryn Bigelow)
15. For A Good Time, Call… (Dir: Jamie Travis)
14. Skyfall (Dir: Sam Mendes)
 
13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Dir: Stephen Chbosky)
12. Magic Mike (Dir: Steven Soderbergh)
11. ParaNorman (Dir: Chris Butler & Sam Fell)
10. The Grey (Dir: Joe Carnahan)
9. Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (Dir: Lorene Scafaria)
8. Wreck-It Ralph (Dir: Rich Moore)
 
7. Moonrise Kingdom (Dir: Wes Anderson)
6. Killing Them Softly (Dir: Andrew Dominik)
5. The Avengers (Dir: Joss Whedon)
4. 21 Jump Street (Dir: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller)
3. Looper (Dir: Rian Johnson)
2. Django Unchained (Dir: Quentin Tarantino)
1. The Cabin In The Woods (Dir: Drew Goddard)
 
Honorable Mentions
 
– Bernie (Dir: Richard Linklater)
 
– The Hunger Games (Dir: Gary Ross)
 
– Take This Waltz (Dir: Sarah Polley)
 
 

Crystal’s Top 5 Most Disappointing Films of 2012

 

5. Lawless (Dir: John Hillcoat)
4. Celeste and Jesse Forever (Dir: Lee Toland Krieger)
3. Brave (Dir: Brenda Chapman & Mark Andrews)
 
2. The Five Year Engagement (Dir: Nicholas Stoller)
 
1. Prometheus (Dir: Ridley Scott)
 
 
SPECIAL MENTION GOES TO:
Taken 2: The Best Unintentional Comedy of the Year!
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