Finally, after a top ten of the best and worst list of 3D movies and the top ten worst movies of 2012, here is the top ten best movies of 2012. Here’s looking forward to a great year of watching movies!
10. “Cloud Atlas” – A movie many either loved or hated. Those who hated often walked out on it, but those who loved saw the whole thing knows the Wachowski sibs have made their best movie since “The Matrix”.
9. “Moonrise Kingdom” – This summer sleeper hit from writer/director Wes Anderson may have not been widely seen, but remained highly renowned. Its well worth the rental as it is now out on DVD and digital download.
8. “Anna Karenina” – Who would have thought a potentially boring Russian romance novel, could turn out into such an interesting movie? The creative choice of setting this up as an elaborate stage play was a risky decision that pays off.
7. “The Hunger Games” – Based on the popular book series this movie did not disappoint fans of the book and those who did not read the book had a good time too. “The Hunger Games” made more money than any of the previous Twilight movies before it and look for that to happen again when the next movie, “Catching Fire” comes out next year.
6. “Argo” – Ben Affleck can no longer be considered a joke in Hollywood. He is a force to be reckoned with when sitting in the director’s chair.
5. “Skyfall” – The newest chapter in the James Bond series brings to the franchise to a whole new level. Many felt this was the best movie of them all. Regardless how you feel about that, it was certainly the deepest as it showed that James Bond is a human being after all.
4. “Ruby Sparks” – This romantic comedy from writer and star Zoe Kazan about a writer who encounters the very dream woman he has been writing about was whimsical and just made you feel all happy inside as you left the theater.
3. “Django Unchained” – Quentin Tarantino’s best movie since “Pulp Fiction” that is bound to earn either Leonardo DiCaprio or Christoph Waltz a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
2. “Silver Linings Playbook” – Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give the best performances of the careers in this comedy/drama/romance about two characters that have more than their share of problems.
1. “Zero Dark Thirty” – Kathryn Bigalow has done it again! Done it again? This movie about the tracking down of Osama bin Laden far surpasses her work on “The Hurt Locker”. Look for “Zero Dark Thirty” to be heavy favorites this award season for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Jessica Chastain. A must see when this movie opens wide in January.