Top 5 Movies of 2012

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Another year down and another Top 5 List for the film aficionados! Where do we begin? We unfortunately lost Michael Clarke Duncan and Tony Scott and are saddened to watch Clint Eastwood talk to empty chairs. Doesn’t seem fair to me. Joss Whedon finally got his shot at the big leagues, and board games have become an inspiration for summer blockbusters. It certainly does sound like the end of times. Since we only have a small amount of time left before the volcanoes start erupting across the planet, here’s the list of 2012’s best and worst movie offerings … thus far!

Top 5 Best Films:

1. The Avengers
2. Looper
3. Lincoln
4. Argo
5. Skyfall

Top 5 Worst Films:
1. That’s My Boy
2. House at the End of the Street
3. Project X
4. Act of Valor
5. Alex Cross

Top 5 Documentaries:
1. Indie Game: The Movie
2. The Imposter
3. The Queen of Versailles
4. Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
5. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Top 5 Best Actors:
1. Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
2. Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock)
3. John Hawkes (The Sessions)
4. Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
5. Jack Black (Bernie)

Top 5 Best Actresses:
1. Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
2. Salma Hayek (Savages)
3. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
4. Sally Field (Lincoln)
5. Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Top 5 Worst Actors:
1. Tyler Perry (Alex Cross)
2. Adam Sandler (That’s My Boy)
3. Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance)
4. Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Sean Hayes (The Three Stooges)
5. Oliver Cooper (Project X)

Top 5 Worst Actresses:
1. Tyler Perry (Madea’s Witness Protection)
2. Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)
3. Ashley Greene (The Apparition)
4. Rihanna (Battleship)
5. Cameron Diaz (What to Expect When You’re Expecting)

Top 5 Best Remakes/Sequels/Prequels/Reboots:
1. Dredd
2. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. Prometheus
4. The Dark Knight Rises
5. Wrath of the Titans

Top 5 Worst Remakes/Sequels/Prequels/Reboots:
1. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
2. Paranormal Activity 4
3. American Reunion
4. The Expendables 2
5. Red Dawn

Top 5 Films to Surface Post-Sundance:
1. The Raid: Redemption
2. Sleepwalk With Me
3. Safety Not Guaranteed
4. The Sessions
5. How to Survive a Plague

Top 5 Reasons to Never Have Kids:
1. Ice Age: Continental Drift
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
3. The Three Stooges
4. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
5. Hotel Transylvania

Top 5 Reasons to Reverse the Vasectomy:
1. Wreck-It Ralph
2. Frankenweenie
3. Brave
4. ParaNorman
5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Top 5 Films Adapted from Novels:
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2. Cloud Atlas
3. John Carter
4. The Hunger Games
5. Being Flynn

Top 5 Remaining Popcorn Movies of 2012:
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2. This is 40
3. Zero Dark Thirty
4. Jack Reacher
5. Monsters, Inc. 3D

Top 5 Remaining Potential Award-Winning Films of 2012:
1. Django Unchained
2. Killing Them Softly
3. Les Misérables
4. Hyde Park on Hudson
5. Promised Land

Top 5 Most Anticipated Films of 2013:
1. A Good Day to Die Hard (02.14)
2. Iron Man 3 (05.03)
3. Star Trek Into Darkness (05.17)
4. Pacific Rim (07.11)
5. Elysium (08.09)

Top 5 Movie Quotes:
1. “Puny god.” (The Avengers)
2. “Argo fuck yourself.” (Argo)
3. “Shut your fucking child mouth.” (Looper)
4. “Good work, zombie arm.” (The Cabin in the Woods)
5. “Ma-Ma is not the law. I am the law.” (Dredd)

Top 5 Pleasant Surprises:
1. The Cabin in the Woods
2. Rock of Ages
3. Premium Rush
4. Magic Mike
5. 21 Jump Street

Top 5 Disappointments:
1. Dark Shadows
2. Taken 2
3. Sinister
4. Red Tails
5. The Raven

Top 5 Worldwide Money Makers (as of 11.27.12):
1. The Avengers ($1,511,757,910)
2. The Dark Knight Rises ($1,080,688,473)
3. Ice Age: Continental Drift ($872,416,979)
4. Skyfall ($794,300,577)
5. The Amazing Spider-Man ($752,216,557)