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FINAL ROUND: Nominate Five Films for Best Picture of 2012

We are down to 50 films, you must pick five as the best of the year

The first round was a success and we have a list of 50 films that have made the cut and moved on to the final round of voting where you vote and determine the ten best movies of 2012.

After the first round of voting and 1,288 individual voters that followed all the rules set forth, the #1 seed moving into this final round was Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, but Ben Affleck's Argo ended that first round of voting within 50 votes as it continually crept up the list.

The three other films that made the top five were Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook and The Dark Knight Rises.

Rounding out the top ten after that first round of voting were Moonrise Kingdom, Skyfall, Lincoln, Looper and Life of Pi. This is to say that six of the nine Best Picture nominees made the top ten and all nine actually made the top twenty. For as much as people complain about the Academy, it would seem their taste isn't too far off from the general consensus.

That said, we move on to the final round of voting where we will determine the ten best films of 2012 as voted by you. This time around you will vote for five films, no more, no less and trust me when I say if you can't follow these simple instructions your votes will be deleted. It happened plenty in the first round.

At least 150 votes were deleted during the first round because people couldn't follow the simplest of rules and vote for eight or more films. This time I'm making it even easier as all you'll need to do is count to five and hit "Vote". Here, I'll even make it clearer...

READ THE RULES BEFORE VOTING!
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THEM MAY RESULT IN YOUR VOTE BEING DELETED
  • You must vote for no fewer than five films.
  • Voting for fewer than five films will result in having your votes DELETED. No exceptions.
  • This final round of voting will be left open through Thursday, February 7. The top 10 films will be revealed on Friday, February 8 unless tiebreakers must take place.*

Now that's out of the way, it's time to vote for your favorite five filsm from the remaining 50 films carried over from the first round of voting. If you have a Facebook or Twitter account be sure to share this poll with others. It would be great to get the widest range of opinions possible. Now get to voting!

NOTE: Be sure you vote for at least five movies and keep track of how many you've voted for. Even voting for only four will cause your votes to be deleted. PAY ATTENTION TO THE RULES.

I have shut the poll down and won't be bringing it back online. The results are being unfairly skewed in certain directions and therefore won't be representative of an evenly balanced vote.

I may attempt to do this again in a couple weeks, but it will only be open to registered users if I do.

* If there are films tied within the top ten there will be lightning voting rounds to break all ties.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    My 5

    5. Skyfall
    4. The Master
    3. Argo
    2. Lincoln
    1. Zero Dark Thirty

  • Winchester

    This was a bit easier.

    Based on what I saw from the list which is available I voted for -

    The Avengers
    Lincoln
    Looper
    Prometheus
    Skyfall

    (I acknowledge the lack of certain big names but it's half and half still between not having seen them and not wishing to vote for them, ditto much of the year's indie/arthouse scene).

  • Frank

    1. Django

    2. Avengers

    3. Argo

    4. Looper

    5. Moonrise Kingdom

  • Bertram J. Krogh

    I voted for Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cloud Atlas, End of Watch and Holy Motors.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    Seven Psychopaths
    Life of Pi
    Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Django Unchained
    The Master

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/GothamCity151/ GothamCity151

    1. Les Misérables
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. The Dark Knight Rises

  • Andy

    In alphabetical order:

    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    The Cabin in the Woods
    Les Miserables
    Magic Mike
    Silver Linings Playbook

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    1. Django Unchained
    2. Argo
    3. Looper
    4. ZDT
    5. SLB

  • John Doe Snow

    1. Cloud Atlas
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Looper
    4. Cosmopolis
    5. Silver Linings Playbook

  • Flo

    1. Life Of Pi
    2. Looper
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. The Intouchables

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/mattm17/ mattm17

    1) Argo
    2) Cloud Atlas
    3) Django Unchained
    4) The Cabin in the Woods
    5) The Dark Knight Rises

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JimmyDiamies/ Jimmy Diamies

    Unfortunately haven't seen Silver Linings Playbook or Argo yet and believe they coulda made my cut but...
    Django Unchained
    The Avengers
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Looper
    Killing Them Softly

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    My Votes

    1. Argo
    2. Looper
    3. Lincoln
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • John Debono

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. The Master
    3. Beasts Of The Southern Wild
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Lincoln

  • http://hypethemovies.wordpress.com Jordan B.

    1. Silver Linings Playbook
    2. Zero Dark Thirty
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. Argo
    5. Django Unchained

    It's always nice when your entire Top 10 makes it into the Top 50. I was tempted to throw some votes to a couple of the others lower down on the list, but figured I'd just do a straight vote of my Top 5.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/randy121992/ Randy

    In alphabetical order:
    Argo
    Avengers
    Dark Knight Rises
    Django Unchained
    Les Miserables

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

    1. Argo
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Django Unchained
    4. Beasts of the Souther Wild
    5. Moonrise Kingdom

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Andrew13/ Andrew13

    1. The Master
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Zero Dark Thirty
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. Skyfall

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Elijah/ Elijah

    So awesome Frankenweenie got in even if there's no chance.

    My personal 5:

    1. Zero Dark Thirty
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. Life of Pi
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    5. Silver Linings Playbook

    • SP1234

      Being a huge Tim Burton fan, loved both Frankenweenie and Dark Shadows (Shadows made my top 10 and was the only one left out, I know the critics slaughtered it, but I actually had a blast with that one), it was great seeing Burton returns to the stop-motion and Beetlejuice roots this year.

  • Cory

    Alphabetical Order:

    The Avengers
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    1) Silver Linings Playbook
    2) Moonrise Kingdom
    3) Django Unchained
    4) Zero Dark Thirty
    5) The Dark Knight Rises

  • Susan

    Dark Knight Rises being that high blows my mind.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

      That's democracy for ya! (not that I voted for it)

    • Viral

      I loved The Dark Knight rises too and am a "nolan-Fanboy" but I too am shocked to see TDKR above Life of Pi !

      • adu

        I hear ya!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

    This actually felt harder. Do I vote for my actual top 5 or do I vote for the films I have in my Top 10 that will make the final list? I went with my heart.

    1: Holy Motors
    2: Amour
    3: The Dark Knight Rises
    4: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    5: Looper

  • http://rpcinema-screen.blogspot.com Daniela Millan

    1- Cosmópolis
    2- Dark Zero Treinta
    3- Rust and Bone
    4-The Master
    5- Holy Motors

  • http://cinemaconfessions.blogspot.com Gautam

    Come on people, push in Perks of Being Wall Flower into Top 10. That film truly deserves it.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

      Believe me, I did :)

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jennifer/ Jennifer

      Made my contribution to this cause!

      This film lived up to nine years of me building it up in my head. That's how good it was!

      • Jason

        I loved Perks! Easily one of my favorite movies this year.

        • http://cinemaconfessions.blogspot.com Gautam

          Thank you all for responding. Anyone else reading this before voting, don't forget to vote for Perks of being Wallflower.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JoshP./ Josh P.

    My votes, in alphabetical order:

    Argo
    Cloud Atlas
    Lincoln
    The Master
    Zero Dark Thirty

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    1. Skyfall
    2. Killer Joe
    3. Killing Them Softly
    4. Django Unchained
    5. Magic Mike

    I should've voted for SLP to make sure it stays ahead of Argo & ZDT.....

  • Newbourne

    I can't believe that Snow White and the Huntsman got a spot and Polisse was snubbed. Terrible. People need to watch more films.

    • Susan

      Rather that film than The Hobbit in my eyes.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      You've got to remember this is the Internet and Robert Pattinson fans and Hobbit fans are more likely to spread the word than others. Tell more people and let's get more votes to even it out.

      • Biased much?

        What does Snow White have to do with Robert Pattinson? He has nothing to do with that movie. Your reply doesn't make any sense. And nice way to diss his fans who are giving your site hits. Maybe they should just boycott. Would you like that better?

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

          It's time now for America's most beloved podcast segment...

          • adu

            LOL

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

          Cosmopolis and Bel Ami... I mean really BEL AMI! Cosmopolis I could understand but BEL AMI! There's definitely a disconnect. I mean It's at 22...

          • Mi

            Have you seen Bel Ami or you just read reviews written by middle aged, jealous male critics that are not able to write fair review of Robert Pattinson's film,because of his twilight movies and female interest?I remember exactly what those''critics'' made with Remember Me.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

          Be sure to tune in to the podcast tomorrow. I will refer to you as B.M. for short and discuss this comment a little more in depth.

        • Susan

          And let's not forget Brad's one of the only people who didn't shit all over Pattinson's Remember Me...oh well. Short memories.

        • Newbourne

          @B.M., He was using Rob and Hobbit as examples that the leagues of internet fans they have will vote for Twilight and An Unexpected Journey respectively instead of voting for other films. They were used as an example to explain why Snow White was on there. You're being silly with your confrontational response.

          @B.B., I get that, but I really dislike it when good films don't get any love. One thing is for "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "The Grey" to be underrated, but it's something completely different when "Jeff who Lives at Home" and "Polisse" are completely ignored. How many votes did Polisse get? I bet it sadly got less than 20. And that's sad because it's a great film. I'm just bummed out by the nature of things.

          • Biased much?

            But the original comment was about Snow White, a Kristen Stewart film. Why drag Pattinson into the discussion? Her fans are voting for that film and for Breaking Dawn, why not mention her name? Just because OTR didn't make it into this round only means most of her fans were too young to see it, and it hasn't even been released in the US except for a short time in NY and LA.

            • Susan

              Perhaps there's a disconnect due to the written word. I believe the confusion is over your tone sir.

          • Gerald

            The issue is not good films not getting votes but, that good films not being seen. The fact is, with only a few exceptions, the more popular films on the list had the box office or, for awards season, the press. Nobody has seen all of the films listed, so, a rather narrow group is ultimately the focus and that focus is narrowed further by personal preference.

        • adu

          Boo hoo

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jennifer/ Jennifer

        Just logged on to a public computer at work to see how the films I voted for are doing. Someone else must have used the computer to vote in this poll because the results were automatically listed. Here's what they voted for:

        Bel Ami
        Cosmopolis
        Django Unchained
        The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
        Snow White and the Huntsmen

        Seems like fans of Pattinson or just Twilight in general vote for films that the actors have been in.

        Oh, and I work at a hospital. Only people with access to these computers are physicians and nurses.

  • James

    Best;
    1. The Dark Knight Rises
    2. The Master
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4. Amour
    5. Silver Linings Playbook

    Overrated;
    1. Killing Them Softly (Terrible, Most disappointing from AD)
    2. Life of Pi
    3. Lawless
    4. Argo (A decent Hollywood film)
    5. Django Unchained (Weak editing throughout. An empty flash in the pan)

  • Newbourne

    I really need to see Magic Mike, Lawless, End of Watch and Bernie. Along with The Grey, these movies seem to be the underrated darlings of the year.

    I'll hopefully see them all this weekend. The theaters aren't offering much and I need a break from marathoning through Fringe.

    That being said, some great movies were removed from contention, some of which were in my 10 (Polisse, Jeff who Lives at Home, etc.). From this pack, I'm going to have to choose Django Unchained, Killing Them Softly, Life of Pi, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook. Other than KTS, I feel like a cliche Academy-copycat. But I guess that's what happens when most of your favorites are severely underrated.

  • http://smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    1. Django
    2. Silver Linings
    3. End of Watch
    4. Perks
    5. Looper

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

    5. Zero Dark Thirty
    4. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. End of Watch
    2. Lincoln
    1. Silver Linings Playbook

  • jake_w

    Argo
    Les Miserables
    Safety Not Guaranteed
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Wreck-It Ralph

  • Is my vote counted?

    When I look at "View results," I see 5 films in bold, but they aren't the 5 films I voted for. What's up with that? In the first round, the 10 films I voted for showed up in bold. I thought it would show up the same in this round, but it isn't. I'm concerned. Anyone else seeing this?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

      The 5 I selected are showing up in bold, so not sure what's happening on your end.

    • Jarrett L.

      Your votes counted. keep refreshing it a couple times. Eventually it will get back to your votes. It did it to me a couple times during last week.

      And I suppose I'll list my votes (Ruby Sparks is in my top 5 for the year but didn't make the Top 50 cut...

      1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      2. Killing Them Softly
      3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
      4. Argo
      5. Zero Dark Thirty

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Unfortunately, only four films from my top 10 made the cut, sonI had to vote for one film that wasn't in my top 10. My votes were:
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Looper
    The Hobbit
    21 Jump Street
    Ted
    Guess which one wasn't in my top 10.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    Bel Ami!? Seriously?...oh, and there is Twilight, I get it, never-mind.

    • Fellini

      Don't lump all fans in one group. I suspect the people voting for Bel Ami are not all Twilight fans. Many of Pattinson's fan despise the Twi movies, they're junk. They can't wait for them to fade into obscurity where they belong.

      • Asgardian227

        From what I saw, it is mostly Pattinson fans, cause if it was all Twilight, On the Road would be in the top 50 (and the response to On the Road wasn't large, but for the most part pretty decent). Snow White is probably there because it was a blockbuster summer release and had great performances from two top-notch actors (Theron and Hemsworth). It's mostly Team Edward shining in this top 50 and is why the haters are in an uproar.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

        If the fan base is as crazy as we suspect, They're voting for Cosmopolis, Twilight, Bel Ami, Snow White, and something. Whether they've seen it or not. These fan bases are known for skewing results and over voting just to get the most rewards for their subject of obsession. These aren't movie fans like us regulars on RoS. They're a whole other phenomenon.

        • Susan

          I just wish some of those fans saw Cosmopolis because I really adored it.

        • Ginger

          Could you be more insulting? Eric Packer and Georges Duroy are not Edward Cullen. People with intelligence know that. But keep your head stuck in the sand. Breaking Dawn was part of a multi-billion dollar franchise, of course it's going to get votes. Doesn't mean it was a good movie, but it was popular, and this is a popularity contest, isn't it? All polls are.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

            But this is NOT about what's the most popular movie. This is about voting for the 5 films of the list that we think are the BEST. From inference, most of us have gathered that movies are getting votes simply based on R-Pattz and the Twilight factor. I've been around these parts for a while and I can pretty much guarantee that a lot of us DO NOT think that Bel Ami is anywhere near among the top 50 of the year. I don't even think anybody even saw it...

            • Ginger

              Best/most popular in polling amount to the same thing. I saw Bel Ami and I enjoyed it much more than these movies: Cloud Atlas, Killing Them Softly, Snow White and the Huntsman, Killer Joe, Ted, The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave, Flight, Bernie or Lawless, and they're all on this list.

            • Mi

              You can say this about comic heros/thrillers movies it's male factor.If you don't like Bel Ami,don't vote,it's simple.Don't tell me how I should vote,we are not living in Taliban,you don't own this site.

        • Mi

          Regulars on RoS?Are you belong to an exclusive club?

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

            No. I'm not trying to be insulting. There is a loyal readership to RoS. There is also new readers and commenters. Brad has made the site somewhat of a community. Some of us have been here for a while and some have not. The more the merrier. It's just suspicious when a movie like Bel Ami which has gotten 0 recognition from anybody from this website or anywhere else, is being touted as the best of the year. I'm glad you liked it if that be the case.

    • Marietta

      Huh, what is the matter with Bel Ami? It was a good film. Anyway, I realized, the action films are popular, that desn't mean, they are good. This voting is about what are YOUR top 5. I think we all have a taste, and we can vote by our taste. My taste is not action.
      1. Cosmopolis
      2. Intouchables
      3. Anna Karenina
      4. Bel Ami
      5. Cloud Atlas
      So, would I go to hell for my taste? No. and my vote doesn't make anything with Mr Pattinson.

  • telmojosedias

    1 - Amour
    2 - Django Unchained
    3 - Zero dark thirty
    4 - Rust and Bone
    5 - The Master

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/T-1000/ TJ

    1. Django Unchained
    2. Argo
    3. Skyfall
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Seven Psychopaths

    I would have also voted for SLP, but I thought I would give Seven Psychopaths some love.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    Django Unchained
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Rust and Bone
    The Perks of being a wallflower

  • SP1234

    Cloud Atlas
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    The Hunger Games
    Lincoln

  • http://apocketfulloffaces.tumblr.com Jake

    1. Silver Linings Playbook
    2. Killing Them Softly
    3. Skyfall
    4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    5. Safety Not Guaranteed

  • Chris

    Mine in order of preferance,

    1.The Hobbit
    2. Django Unchained
    3. The Master
    4. The Avengers
    5. Argo

  • Chris138

    My votes, in order of preference:

    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Lincoln
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. The Grey

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DavidG/ David Gaillardetz

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Lincoln
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. The Sessions

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Silga/ Silga

    1. Flight
    2. Zero Dark Thirty
    3. Django Unchained
    4. Skyfall
    5. Cloud Atlas

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    Mine were-
    5. Cloud Atlas
    4. Life of Pi
    3. Zero Dark Thirty
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    1. Django Unchained

    Can't believe Argo is so high. Such a disappointing film.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ashdurdin/ ashdurdin

    I had (in no order)
    The Avengers
    The Cabin in the Woods
    Django Unchained
    Les Miserables
    Lincoln

    I debated between Lincoln and several others including Looper and Silver Linings Playbook but decided that Lincoln had so many great performances that it would get the last slot.

  • George

    1Argo
    2 Cosmopolis
    3 Holy Motors
    4 Django Unchained
    5 Les Miserables

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jennifer/ Jennifer

    Happy to see my top five doing well so far!

    1) The Perks of Being A Wallflower
    2) Silver Linings Playbook
    3) Argo
    4) Zero Dark Thirty
    5) Django Unchained

  • Roger Domingues

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower!!!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheMovieGuru/ The Movie Guru

    1. Argo
    2. Skyfall
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. The Avengers

  • Gerald

    1 Cosmopolis
    2 Holy Motors
    3 Argo
    4 Django Unchained
    5 Killer Joe

  • Lewis

    the FANBOYS sure have their influence here on thios site. Much of these titles are based on popularity. half of these titles don't deserve to be on this list..period.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/memo/ memo

      In Your Opinion.

    • CCRyder

      I agree, it's a very gender-biased list, as you would expect, based on the regulars who frequent this site. Looks like 90 per cent of the comments are from males, no surprise either.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        I don't think I've ever encountered a movie related website where the majority of comments were from women. I don't know why cinema seems to be something that attracts mostly men, but that just seems to be the way it is.

      • Jake17

        You say that like people are being sexist for voting for their favorite movies.

        • Gerald

          I think the comments by apparent regulars that some films shouldn't be there is what is rather sexist. As you said, people are voting for there favorites so there is no right or wrong.

        • Kelly S

          I think the site isn't sexist or necessarily people on here. I think the list tends towards movies men tend to like more than women. It isn't mean spirited, rather a source of standard gender roles/expectations/etc in American society.

  • JN Films

    Silver Linings Playbook
    Chronicle
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Prometheus
    The Dark Knight Rises

  • Jesse3232

    1. Django Unchained
    2. SIlver Linings Playbook
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Life of Pi

  • Tom

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Holy Motors
    3. Lincoln
    4. Looper
    5. (tie) The Grey
    Silver Linings Notebook

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DavidG/ David Gaillardetz

      Take out The Grey, and I love your top 5. :-) Props

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/memo/ memo

    1) Django Unchained
    2) The Dark Knight Rises
    3) Killing Them Softly
    4) Lincoln
    5) The Master

  • Laura

    My list of 5 are:
    1- Cosmopolis
    2- Life of Pi
    3- les miserables
    4- The Dark Knight Rises
    5- Zero Dark Thirty

  • Heather

    1) Les Miserables
    2) Silver Linings Playbook
    3) Argo
    4) Skyfall
    5) Cosmopolis

  • Brett McNeill

    No Order:

    Cloud Atlas
    The Master
    Perks
    Life of Pi
    SEven Psychopaths

    Honourable mention
    Django
    Silver Linings
    Cabin
    Dark Knight
    Chronicle

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Corbin/ Corbin

    I decided to vote for my top 4, then throw another, lower ranked film in my top 10 some love. Unfortunately, that lower film has been getting pummeled (relatively speaking).

    5. Bernie
    4. Beasts
    3. Life of Pi
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    1. Moonrise Kingdom

  • Thornsy

    1) Silver Linings Playbook
    2) End of Watch
    3) Argo
    4) Lincoln
    5) Skyfall

    Django Unchained just missed the cut.

  • JAB

    1) Zero Dark Thirty
    2) Lincoln
    3) Argo
    4) The Dark Knight Rises
    5) The Sessions
    5) Safety Not Guaranteed
    The last 2 movies I finally caught up to this past weekend & loved both of them. Add another huge Oscar nom snub: How the heck did John Hawkes get overlooked for "The Sessions"? It rivals Day-Lewis's achievement in "My Left Foot".

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DavidG/ David Gaillardetz

      Agreed. As much as I liked Silver Linings Playbook, I don't think Bradley Cooper deserved the spot over Hawkes.

  • Ritesh Chhabra

    1.Zero Dark Thirty 2.Looper 3.Argo 4.Silver Linings Playbook 5.Lincoln

  • Gannon

    1. Django Unchained
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Prometheus
    4. Skyfall
    5. Dark Knight Rises

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    My top five were still in there, so I went for:

    1) TDKR
    2) Django Unchained
    3) Silver Linings Playbook
    4) End of Watch
    5) Zero Dark Thirty

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I'm surprised to see Cosmopolis getting so much support.

    • Bertram J. Krogh

      I think I’m starting to see a pattern with Cosmopolis, Bel Ami and Twilight all getting many votes.

  • Tatyna

    1.Cosmopolis
    2. Bel Ami
    3.The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
    4.Wreck-It Ralph
    5.Pitch Perfect

  • itmustbemousse

    I'm kind of annoyed at Pattinson fans right now. I mean, come one, what are you doing? We should support his best movie, not lump it with Twilight. That's why people think we are crazy - because we leave the impression that thr only films we see are Robert's films because we're obsessed with him. The saner part of his fandom has to suffer because of the vocal ones. How are we going to be ever taken seriously when we act like this. Stick with Cosmopolis, which has been a blessing for Robert at this time in his career. For me, even putting Cosmopolis and Twilight in the same sentance seems like an insult.

    • adu

      Finally, a voice of reason :)

  • http://letterboxd.com/ragingtaxidrver/ RagingTaxiDriver

    I haven't seen Cosmopolis, but I'm really surprised by the voting turnout for it so far.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    Seems a bit weird that Cosmopolis is the 6th best film of the year!

    • Gerald

      It actually is on quite a few top ten/twenty lists. That is what brought it to my attention. Not an easy film, but, I loved it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    Voted for the following:

    Looper
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Life of Pi
    Django Unchained
    Killer Joe

    These are probably not my top 5 movies of the year, but felt like Killer Joe deserves more recognition that it received.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/azfar/ azfar

    For as much as people complain about the Academy, it would seem their taste isn't too far off from the general consensus.

    I don't agree with that statement, Brad, for 2 reasons:
    1) this poll is happening after the oscar (and all other major awards) nominations have been announced so the users are extremely biased because of that. Not only that, the readers here (I assume) also listen to a lot of commentary by critics such as yourself regarding the best films of the year etc so they get influenced by that too.

    2) this website attracts a certain kind of cinephile, so they are not at all representative of the general populous (otherwise Silver linings, Beasts of the southern wild, etc would be among the highest grossing films of the year, which they clearly are not!)

    I really think it will be a great idea next year's poll on the first of January, it still won't as nominations from oscars would have been named yet and we can at least get rid of that bias.

    I put this as a challenge to you, can you get the pulse of the nation, can you actually come up with a poll that will deliver the common man's view of the best films of the year? The oscars, critics, et all are too hoity toity and focused on the art form to actually pick a films for their primary function - entertainment! On the other hand MTV awards (and the like) are dominated by twi-hards.

    IMO the poll should be re titled "The most entertaining films of the year" and posted before the oscars announce their nomination to get the best results.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/azfar/ azfar

      Oh also, it would be better if you put in the checks for the number of votes in the programming of the poll rather than beg the users to adhere to it...people need to be guided in the best possible way.

    • adu

      You make interesting points. The timing part is extremely difficult to pull off though. Too soon, and most people would not have seen the major movies on that list, too late, you have the subconscious biases creeping in due to award announcements.

      All I can say is, people should try their best to put their biases aside before voting. I, for example, am a huge Hobbit fan, it was in my top 10 but at number 10. If I go into fanboy mode I would force it into the top 5 polling, but I didnt because I genuinely felt that the movie ranked higher on my list were truly better films. Not trying to toot my horn or anything, just sharing an experience.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      I've done it early before and people complain because they can't see all the movies. There is no perfect way of doing it especially since people will complain if it is too soon, too late, too many movies, not enough and now people are gaming it. Next year's poll is going to be for registered users only.

      To retitle it is to make it a different poll and I don't need to hold people's hand. Counting to 5 is easy, and so is counting to 8.

      • Mykael

        Totally fair point.

  • http://hypethemovies.wordpress.com Jordan B.

    We need to do some campaigning for Moonrise Kingdom, it's barely hanging on in the top 10. Come on people, don't be a traitor to your family!