Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Best Films of 2012 By Genre



Not everyone loves every genre.  So, my Top 52 of 2012 list may not be optimal for you.  To help, I have created categories so that you can hone in on your particular taste.


Best Action:
  1. The Dark Knight Rises
  2. Deadfall
  3. Headhunters
  4. The Hunger Games
  5. Skyfall
  6. The Avengers

Funniest:
  1. Ted
  2. The Avengers
  3. Hysteria

Best Dramedy (Comedy/Drama):
  1. Your Sister's Sister
  2. Newlyweds
  3. Ruby Sparks
  4. Celeste and Jesse Forever
  5. Hello I Must Be Going
  6. Sleepwalk with Me
  7. Game Change
  8. Robot and Frank
  9. Thin Ice
  10. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
  11. The Sessions
  12. Silver Linings Playbook
  13. This is 40
  14. The Five Year Engagement
  15. The Oranges
  16. Liberal Arts

Best Emotional Melodrama:
  1. Perfect Sense
  2. The Impossible

Best Violent / Crime / Dark Comedy:
  1. Django Unchained
  2. Seven Psychopaths
  3. Killing Them Softly
  4. Killer Joe
  5. God Bless America

Best Drama / Thriller:
  1. The Good Doctor
  2. The Tall Man
  3. Arbitrage
  4. End of Watch
  5. Argo

Best Action Drama:
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Get the Gringo

Best Indie Drama:
  1. 28 Hotel Rooms

Best Dramas about Alcoholism:
  1. Smashed
  2. Flight

Best Otherwise Unclassified Drama:
  1. Won't Back Down
  2. A Late Quartet
  3. Promised Land

Best Sci-Fi:
  1. Prometheus
  2. Looper

Best Campy Horror / Sci-Fi / Comedy:
  1. Cabin in the Woods

Scariest Films (Including Dramas, Thrillers, and Horror):
  1. Flight (drama)
  2. End of Watch (drama / thriller)
  3. Kill List (crime / drama / horror)
  4. Citadel (horror)
  5. V/H/S (horror)
  6. Sinister (horror)

Best Coming-of-Age Drama:
  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Films involving Cults:
  1. The Master
  2. Sound of My Voice
  3. Kill List

Best Atmosphere:
  1. Red Light
  2. Woman in Black (though it's not a very good a movie)
  3. The Raven (though it's not a very good a movie)
  4. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (though it's not a very good a movie)

Best Animated:
  1. Brave
  2. Frankenweenie
  3. The Lorax

Best Live Action Family Friendly Film
  1. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  2. Big Miracle
  3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Best Foreign Language:
  1. Headhunters
  2. Sister
  3. A Royal Affair
  4. After Lucia
  5. The Intouchables
  6. Rust and Bone
  7. Amour
  8. My Worst Nightmare
  9. Holy Motors
  10. Elles
  11. Delicacy
  12. Salt of Life
  13. Extraterrestrial

Best Documentary:
  1. The Queen of Versailles
  2. West of Memphis
  3. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
  4. Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
  5. The Zen of Bennett
  6. American Scream
  7. Seeking Asian Female
  8. Central Park Five
  9. Marley
  10. Paul Williams: Still Alive

Most Ambitious:
  1. Cosmopolis (success)
  2. Holy Motors (success)
  3. Cloud Atlas (failure)

Most Memorable Mustaches:
  1. For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
  2. Anna Karenina

Sequels & Prequels I would most like to see:
  1. Prometheus (Planned, but with no release date)
  2. Cabin in the Woods (No Plan Currently)
  3. The Dark Knight Rises (No Plan Currently)
  4. The Hunger Games (Planned release 11/22/13)

3 comments:

  1. A Royal Affair, The Intouchables, Sister and Amour all made the short list for Oscar. Unfortunately none of the documentaries on your list made the short list.

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  2. Yeah, it was a great year for Foreign Language Films and a so so year for docs.

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  3. How bout for Sci-Fi / Thriller - Chronicle

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