My Top 10 Movie Picks for 2012

I didn’t save a lot of time this year to go all out with my end of year lists, and I’ve decided to just list my favorite movies this year, since I haven’t really had much time to compile anything else together.

The following post reflects my personal favorite movies of 2012 out of all the ones that I’ve seen in theaters.  In no way do I claim this to be the “ultimate list,” nor do I believe that everyone should share my same opinion.  These are just the movies that best fit my personal movie-going tastes.  The go in order of what I enjoyed most to least, along with a thumbnail and a link to a review if I wrote one.

The Avengers

1. The Avengers
Release Date: May 4, 2012

Rise of the Guardians

2. Rise of the Guardians
Release Date: November 21, 2012

Ruby Sparks

3. Ruby Sparks
Release Date: September 6, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) movie poster

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Release Date: October 12, 2012

Amazing Spiderman movie poster - Cityscapes photographed by Mont

5. The Amazing Spider-Man
Release Date: July 3, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

6. The Dark Knight Rises
Release Date: July 20, 2012

The Vow

7. The Vow
Release Date: February 10, 2012

Skyfall (2012) movie poster

8. Skyfall
Release Date: November 9, 2012

The Hunger Games

9. The Hunger Games
Release Date: March 23, 2012

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

10. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Release Date: June 22, 2012

17 responses to “My Top 10 Movie Picks for 2012

  1. Excellent Choices, I have yet to see Ruby Sparks, The Vow or Seeking a Friend but Most of the others are probably going to appear in my end of year lists as well 🙂

  2. I personally felt like I wasn’t in love with The Amazing Spider-Man. As much as I liked Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, my chief complaint was the story. I felt the Lizard wasn’t as much of an emotional force as Green Goblin was in the 2002 film, and I felt Peter’s challenges (particularly dating Gwen when her father was an NYPD captain organizing a manhunt for Spider-Man) weren’t as challenging as they should have been.

    I haven’t seen that many movies of 2012, but my personal favorite was Skyfall.

    • I will agree with you on the Lizard, I think I actually mentioned that in my post as well, I don’t remember. What I did like about it was how they made the reboot fresh. I really liked Tobey Maguire as Spiderman, and I do agree the villains in those movies were better, especially the Green Goblin. However, I thought Andrew Garfield was a lot closer to how I imagine Peter Parker.

      • I will say though a reboot was a better decision than making another sequel; Sam Raimi already even said he had no desire to make a Spider-Man 4, and his direction was the best part of the movies. Pretty much because of Spider-Man 3, I found myself unable to take Tobey Maguire’s Peter/Spidey seriously, despite the fact that he did a find job in the other two movies. While both Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man were weak on story, I felt The Amazing Spider-Man still allowed for Andrew Garfield to turn in a terrific performance, whereas I thought Tobey Maguire’s suffered because of the script he had to read in Spider-Man 3.

      • Yeah, I think by Spiderman 3 they were running out of steam, but hey, isn’t there a sequel coming out for the reboot too? Hopefully that one has a much stronger storyline. Might be one of those rare instances where the sequel is a lot better than the first installment. Now wouldn’t that be nice?

      • Yes. The reboot’s ending was a very obvious hint at a sequel, and it did very well in the box office. For those reasons, there has to be a sequel. And hey, I thought Spider-Man 2 was better than the 2002 film, so it’s possible The Amazing Spider-Man has a sequel better than the first one.

    • I agree completely. I also had issues with the inconsistent tone of the film itself. Epic Tragedy. Comedy. Adventure. Superhero Origins. It was trying to be too many things at once, I felt.

  3. Didn’t realize the comments weren’t threaded. My response above is in reference to nasen75’s initial comment about THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN.

    Apologies for the confusion.

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  6. Nice write up! I have Seeking on my Netflix queue. Perks was really good. I have to admit Rises couldn’t match The Dark Knight but then again how could you really top that. Avengers was awesome but i didn’t really care for Amazing Spiderman. I didn’t come up with a 2012 top movie picks but if I did I would include Safety Not Guaranteed and Compliance. Check those out if you haven’t yet. Safety is available on Netflix streaming. I also wrote movie reviews on both of them.

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