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YOUR TURN: Nominate Ten Films for Best Picture of 2012

296 films and you get to pick ten, let's see what happens

UPDATE: The first round of voting has completed. The final round will begin on Monday, February 4 where you will vote for five films out of the top fifty to determine the top ten films of 2012.

I've listed my Top Ten Movies of 2012 and many of you shared yours already, but now it's time to take a collective look at all the films of 2012 and see which ones come out on top. We often give the Academy a hard time for the films they nominate so let's see how things work out when we're the ones voting.

Right now Argo is killing it on the awards circuit while fans of Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook continue to hold out hope something may turn around. While those three films get all of our attention, as you will see from the list of films below, there were plenty more films released in 2012 than just the three topping the awards chatter right now.

A trip over to IMDb's Top 250 has such 2012 films as Django Unchained, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook making that list. My top ten also included Lincoln, Magic Mike, Moonrise Kingdom, End of Watch, Killing Them Softly, Rust and Bone and Zero Dark Thirty, but that still remains just a small sampling of what the year had to offer.

I have gone through a list of all the movies released in 2012 and cut it down to 296 and it is your job to vote for ten of those 296. I will keep this first round of voting open until Thursday, January 31, after which the top 50 movies will move on to round two. Round two will take place the week of February 4.

Now, there are a few specific rules to pay attention to and I'm sure people will still try and game the system and vote for fewer than ten films, but don't worry, I got that taken care of...

READ THE RULES BEFORE VOTING!
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THEM MAY RESULT IN YOUR VOTE BEING DELETED
  • You must vote for no fewer than eight films and can vote for no more than ten.
  • Voting for fewer than eight films will result in having your votes DELETED. No exceptions.
  • First round voting will be left open through Thursday, January 31. The top 50 films will move on to the second round.*
  • On Monday, February 4, the second and final round of voting will take place to come up with a top ten list of 2012 as voted on by you.

Now, it's time to vote for your favorite ten from the 296 films listed below. 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 eight movies and keep track of how many you've voted for. Even voting for only seven will cause your votes to be deleted. PAY ATTENTION TO THE RULES.

Nominate TEN Films for Best Picture of 2012

  • Django Unchained (698 Votes)
  • Argo (653 Votes)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (629 Votes)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (602 Votes)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (535 Votes)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (477 Votes)
  • Skyfall (476 Votes)
  • Lincoln (462 Votes)
  • Looper (405 Votes)
  • Life of Pi (342 Votes)
  • The Avengers (341 Votes)
  • Les Miserables (309 Votes)
  • The Master (304 Votes)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (284 Votes)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (262 Votes)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (261 Votes)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (227 Votes)
  • Cloud Atlas (199 Votes)
  • Amour (198 Votes)
  • Cosmopolis (185 Votes)
  • The Hunger Games (168 Votes)
  • Prometheus (168 Votes)
  • Killing Them Softly (148 Votes)
  • End of Watch (146 Votes)
  • Holy Motors (137 Votes)
  • 21 Jump Street (136 Votes)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (116 Votes)
  • Magic Mike (115 Votes)
  • Bel Ami (114 Votes)
  • The Impossible (99 Votes)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (97 Votes)
  • Seven Psychopaths (96 Votes)
  • Rust and Bone (91 Votes)
  • The Grey (90 Votes)
  • Ted (80 Votes)
  • The Intouchables (77 Votes)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (75 Votes)
  • Killer Joe (75 Votes)
  • Flight (74 Votes)
  • Chronicle (68 Votes)
  • Anna Karenina (67 Votes)
  • Brave (66 Votes)
  • Safety Not Guaranteed (66 Votes)
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (57 Votes)
  • Pitch Perfect (54 Votes)
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (53 Votes)
  • The Sessions (53 Votes)
  • Bernie (53 Votes)
  • Lawless (51 Votes)
  • Frankenweenie (48 Votes)
  • The Raid: Redemption (45 Votes)
  • On the Road (44 Votes)
  • ParaNorman (43 Votes)
  • Dredd 3D (38 Votes)
  • The Imposter (33 Votes)
  • The Bourne Legacy (30 Votes)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (30 Votes)
  • Searching for Sugar Man (28 Votes)
  • Hitchcock (26 Votes)
  • The Kid with a Bike (26 Votes)
  • Arbitrage (26 Votes)
  • Compliance (26 Votes)
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (25 Votes)
  • Haywire (25 Votes)
  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home (23 Votes)
  • The Deep Blue Sea (23 Votes)
  • The Queen of Versailles (23 Votes)
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (23 Votes)
  • Take This Waltz (22 Votes)
  • Ruby Sparks (21 Votes)
  • Headhunters (21 Votes)
  • Oslo, August 31 (21 Votes)
  • Your Sister's Sister (20 Votes)
  • Men in Black 3 (20 Votes)
  • The Invisible War (19 Votes)
  • John Carter (19 Votes)
  • Wuthering Heights (18 Votes)
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (18 Votes)
  • Rise of the Guardians (17 Votes)
  • The Secret World of Arrietty (17 Votes)
  • Sound of My Voice (17 Votes)
  • A Royal Affair (16 Votes)
  • Coriolanus (16 Votes)
  • The Expendables 2 (16 Votes)
  • Jack Reacher (16 Votes)
  • Katy Perry: Part of Me (16 Votes)
  • That's My Boy (16 Votes)
  • Goon (16 Votes)
  • Dark Shadows (15 Votes)
  • The Turin Horse (15 Votes)
  • Hotel Transylvania (15 Votes)
  • Bullhead (15 Votes)
  • Kill List (14 Votes)
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (14 Votes)
  • How to Survive a Plague (14 Votes)
  • Project X (14 Votes)
  • The Dictator (13 Votes)
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits (13 Votes)
  • Sinister (13 Votes)
  • Monsieur Lazhar (13 Votes)
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (12 Votes)
  • The Vow (12 Votes)
  • To Rome With Love (12 Votes)
  • Samsara (12 Votes)
  • This is Not a Film (12 Votes)
  • Smashed (12 Votes)
  • Detachment (12 Votes)
  • Polisse (11 Votes)
  • West of Memphis (11 Votes)
  • This Is 40 (11 Votes)
  • Damsels in Distress (11 Votes)
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi (11 Votes)
  • Alps (10 Votes)
  • Taken 2 (10 Votes)
  • God Bless America (10 Votes)
  • Mirror Mirror (10 Votes)
  • Liberal Arts (10 Votes)
  • Safe House (10 Votes)
  • 2016 Obama's America (10 Votes)
  • Hope Springs (9 Votes)
  • American Reunion (9 Votes)
  • The Inbetweeners (9 Votes)
  • Miss Bala (9 Votes)
  • A Cat in Paris (8 Votes)
  • Celeste and Jesse Forever (8 Votes)
  • Savages (8 Votes)
  • Robot & Frank (8 Votes)
  • The Paperboy (8 Votes)
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (8 Votes)
  • Side by Side (8 Votes)
  • VHS (7 Votes)
  • The Five-Year Engagement (7 Votes)
  • Klown (7 Votes)
  • Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (7 Votes)
  • The Apparition (7 Votes)
  • Paranormal Activity 4 (7 Votes)
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting (7 Votes)
  • Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (7 Votes)
  • The Watch (7 Votes)
  • Marley (7 Votes)
  • The Hunter (7 Votes)
  • Battleship (6 Votes)
  • Bachelorette (6 Votes)
  • Middle of Nowhere (6 Votes)
  • LOL (6 Votes)
  • Premium Rush (6 Votes)
  • Hello I Must Be Going (6 Votes)
  • Man on a Ledge (6 Votes)
  • 2 Days in New York (6 Votes)
  • Underworld Awakening (6 Votes)
  • 5 Broken Cameras (5 Votes)
  • Little White Lies (5 Votes)
  • Goats (5 Votes)
  • W.E. (5 Votes)
  • The Innkeepers (5 Votes)
  • Butter (5 Votes)
  • Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance (5 Votes)
  • Step Up Revolution (5 Votes)
  • Promised Land (5 Votes)
  • Chernobyl Diaries (5 Votes)
  • The Raven (5 Votes)
  • People Like Us (4 Votes)
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green (4 Votes)
  • Wanderlust (4 Votes)
  • Shut Up and Play the Hits (4 Votes)
  • Alex Cross (4 Votes)
  • Detention (4 Votes)
  • Atlas Shrugged Part II (4 Votes)
  • Virginia (4 Votes)
  • This Means War (4 Votes)
  • Chico & Rita (4 Votes)
  • Barrymore (4 Votes)
  • The Central Park Five (4 Votes)
  • The Campaign (4 Votes)
  • Hit and Run (4 Votes)
  • Friends With Kids (4 Votes)
  • A Late Quartet (4 Votes)
  • The Lady (4 Votes)
  • The House That I Live In (4 Votes)
  • House at the End of the Street (4 Votes)
  • 10 Years (4 Votes)
  • High School (4 Votes)
  • Rock of Ages (4 Votes)
  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (4 Votes)
  • Total Recall (4 Votes)
  • The Rabbi's Cat (3 Votes)
  • Vamps (3 Votes)
  • Trouble with the Curve (3 Votes)
  • The Three Stooges (3 Votes)
  • Think Like a Man (3 Votes)
  • Solomon Kane (3 Votes)
  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (3 Votes)
  • Safe (3 Votes)
  • Sound of Noise (3 Votes)
  • Red Tails (3 Votes)
  • Contraband (3 Votes)
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow (3 Votes)
  • Branded (3 Votes)
  • Girl in Progress (3 Votes)
  • Chasing Ice (3 Votes)
  • The Good Doctor (3 Votes)
  • The Forgiveness of Blood (3 Votes)
  • For a Good Time, Call... (3 Votes)
  • Easy Money (3 Votes)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (3 Votes)
  • Citadel (3 Votes)
  • The Cold Light of Day (3 Votes)
  • Blue Like Jazz (3 Votes)
  • The Moth Diaries (3 Votes)
  • The Awakening (3 Votes)
  • The Ambassador (3 Votes)
  • 360 (3 Votes)
  • Darling Companion (2 Votes)
  • Fun Size (2 Votes)
  • Hyde Park on Hudson (2 Votes)
  • Act of Valor (2 Votes)
  • The Guilt Trip (2 Votes)
  • To The Arctic 3D (2 Votes)
  • Where Do We Go Now? (2 Votes)
  • The Eye of the Storm (2 Votes)
  • [REC] 3: Genesis (2 Votes)
  • The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2 Votes)
  • Chimpanzee (2 Votes)
  • The Devil Inside (2 Votes)
  • Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D (2 Votes)
  • One for the Money (2 Votes)
  • Delhi Safari (2 Votes)
  • The Snowtown Murders (2 Votes)
  • Casa de mi Padre (2 Votes)
  • Hick (2 Votes)
  • Bad Kids Go to Hell (2 Votes)
  • The Man with the Iron Fists (2 Votes)
  • The Bay (2 Votes)
  • The Lucky One (2 Votes)
  • Being Flynn (2 Votes)
  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection (2 Votes)
  • The Babymakers (2 Votes)
  • Piranha 3DD (2 Votes)
  • Joyful Noise (2 Votes)
  • Bully (2 Votes)
  • Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2 Votes)
  • Hysteria (2 Votes)
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2 Votes)
  • Keyhole (1 Votes)
  • The Tall Man (1 Votes)
  • Bait 3D (1 Votes)
  • The Collection (1 Votes)
  • Trishna (1 Votes)
  • Red Lights (1 Votes)
  • Bangkok Revenge (1 Votes)
  • Chicken with Plums (1 Votes)
  • Chasing Mavericks (1 Votes)
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (1 Votes)
  • Big Miracle (1 Votes)
  • This Must Be the Place (1 Votes)
  • Tyler Perry's Good Deeds (1 Votes)
  • A Thousand Words (1 Votes)
  • 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (1 Votes)
  • Crazy Horse (1 Votes)
  • Tai Chi Zero (1 Votes)
  • Lockout (1 Votes)
  • Pusher (1 Votes)
  • Lola Versus (1 Votes)
  • Lovely Molly (1 Votes)
  • The Magic of Belle Isle (1 Votes)
  • The Possession (1 Votes)
  • Playing for Keeps (1 Votes)
  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (1 Votes)
  • The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure (1 Votes)
  • Mother's Day (1 Votes)
  • Neil Young Journeys (1 Votes)
  • Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (1 Votes)
  • Paul Williams Still Alive (1 Votes)
  • Parental Guidance (1 Votes)
  • Nitro Circus the Movie 3D (1 Votes)
  • Not Fade Away (1 Votes)
  • The Obama Effect (1 Votes)
  • A Liar's Autobiography (1 Votes)
  • Lay the Favorite (1 Votes)
  • Red Dawn (1 Votes)
  • Sparkle (1 Votes)
  • The Day (1 Votes)
  • Deadfall (1 Votes)
  • Death of a Superhero (1 Votes)
  • Decoding Deepak (1 Votes)
  • The Details (1 Votes)
  • Detropia (1 Votes)
  • Silent House (1 Votes)
  • Dragon (1 Votes)
  • Extraterrestrial (1 Votes)
  • The FP (1 Votes)
  • Gone (1 Votes)
  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (1 Votes)
  • Headshot (1 Votes)
  • Here Comes the Boom (1 Votes)
  • Jack and Diane (1 Votes)
  • Red Hook Summer (1 Votes)
  • The Oranges (1 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,288

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* If there are films tied for the 50th slot all films tied will be carried over into the final round.

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

    My votes (in no order)

    Argo
    Lincoln
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Killing Them Softly
    Looper
    End of Watch
    Skyfall
    The Master
    Life of Pi

  • http://cinemaconfessions.blogspot.com Gautam

    My guess both Skyfall and Dark Knight Rises will end up in Top 10. Here's what I think will be the result of the pole [I voted differently]

    Zero Dark Thirty
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Argo
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Lincoln
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Skyfall
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Django Unchained
    Looper

    Outside chance:The Master, Magic Mike, Les Mis

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

    Think you forgot Wreck-It Ralph, Brad. 9 of my other top 10 are there.

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

      Yes, added... Thanks.

      • Bertram J. Krogh

        I wanted to vote Your Sister’s Sister, one of my favorite films of 2012. But it isn’t an option :(

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

          Yes. It would've made my top 10.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JonSullivan/ Jon Sullivan

            Huh, interesting. I found the two main twists to be pretty contrived, which turned me off. Did that not bother either of you as much? It got good reviews, so I've been curious to get opinions from folks who liked it more than me.

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

              Didn't bother me at all.

        • Tom Knoblauch

          I think Brad has a vendetta against movies with Mike Birbiglia in them.

  • http://cinemaconfessions.blogspot.com Gautam

    Arghh.. mistyped poll as pole ..

  • 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
    6. Rust And Bone
    7. Lincoln
    8. Moonrise Kingdom
    9. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
    10. Safety Not Guaranteed

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

    No Wreck-It Ralph?!!?? Or did I skip over it somewhere?

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

      Ah, never mind. Fixed it. Thanks Brad!

  • Lenny Feder

    Hey Brad, I voted twice because I wasn't sure mine counted as I had an internet flux. Just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be counted twice.

  • Daniel

    Where's Sleepwalk With Me?? So disappointed this isn't on here.

    My votes:
    10.) Chronicle
    9.) The Master
    8.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    7.) The Cabin in the Woods
    6.) Django Unchained
    5.) Silver Linings Playbook
    4.) The Dark Knight Rises
    3.) The Avengers
    2.) Looper
    1.) Cloud Atlas

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

    I predict these will be the top 10

    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Avnegers
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Argo
    Skyfall
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Looper
    Django Unchained
    Lincoln

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

      Liking those picks, but from all of the commentors, I think that Lincoln might be squeezed out of the Top 10.

      My dark horse to get in is Killer Joe or Magic Mike.

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

      I wouldn't underestimate a push from the Les Mis camp. . .

  • http://cinemovie.tumblr.com Grisha Nelyubin

    can’t vote fairly without BROKEN, JAGTEN, SHADOW DANCER, DUPA DELAURI and PARADISE:LIEBE in the list, and without seeing Master & Zero Dark Thirty

    • Bertram J. Krogh

      Jagten counts as a 2013 picture, as it was only screened at festivals in 2012, and had its limited release in 2013. In Denmark it opened in early January, thus also making it unavailable as our entry in the Best Foreign Film categories everywhere.

    • Nick

      Haven't seen the others, but Paradies: Liebe is easily among the top 5 films of last year.

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

    My votes:

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Looper
    Lincoln
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Cloud Atlas
    Amour
    The Master
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Oslo August 31st
    Beasts of the Southern WIld

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

    My votes were:

    10. Rock Of Ages
    9. Men In Black 3
    8. The Hobbit
    7. The Dark Knight Rises
    6. The Campaign
    5. American Reunion
    4. The Watch
    3. 21 Jump Street
    2. That's My Boy
    1.Ted

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

      I take it you like comedies.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

    My ten chosen:

    Cloud Atlas
    Jeff, Who Lives at Home
    Celeste and Jesse Forever
    Cosmopolis
    Seven Psychopaths
    Magic Mike
    Looper
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Django Unchained
    The Silver Linings Playbook

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

    My top ten were:

    1) TDKR
    2) Django Unchained
    3) Silver Linings Playbook
    4) End of Watch
    5) Zero Dark Thirty
    6) The Avengers
    7) Think Like A Man
    8) Looper
    9) Wreck-It Ralph
    10) Lincoln

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JonSullivan/ Jon Sullivan

    My votes:

    1) Silver Linings Playbook
    2) Argo
    3) Looper
    4) The Avengers
    5) Dark Knight Rises
    6) Prometheus
    7) Safety Not Guaranteed
    8) Bachelorette (probably the pick I'm most likely to get ripped on for)
    9) Perks of Being a Wallflower
    10) Chronicle

    Full disclosure: I haven't seen 'Lincoln', 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Django Unchained', 'The Master' or 'End of Watch' yet due to the fact that we had a new baby in August. Use condoms, folks: a baby severely impacts your ability to see new movies.

    • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

      Haha! Hence I don't have a girlfriend at the moment, what time consumers!

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JonSullivan/ Jon Sullivan

        I lol'd at this.

  • Nick

    The Turin Horse
    Zero Dark Thirtty
    Cloud Atlas
    Cosmopolis
    The Imposter
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Killer Joe
    Killing Them Softly
    Django Unchained
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Speaking of which, I wonder just how many people are going to vote for The Turin Horse. To me it was the best film of 2011, and better than anything released in 2012, too. Sadly not many people have had a chance to see it... don't suppose many even heard about it.

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

      WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! TURIN HORSE!!!!!!

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

      Saw it. Didn't care for it. Poor horse.

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

    My 10:

    10. Life of Pi
    9. Prometheus
    8. Les Mis
    7. Looper
    6. Skyfall
    5. ZDT
    4. Moonrise
    3. End of Watch
    2. Lincoln
    1. SLP

  • Susan

    Just curious why Tabu isn't on there?

    Looking forward to the results.

    • Nick

      I suppose it's because it didn't have an American release. Same is true for other European festival hits from last year, like Barbara, Paradise: Love, Beyond the Hills, etc.

      • Lenny feder

        The Turin horse is on instant Netflix so hopefully that will help it get seen by a wider audience.

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

    My Votes
    1) Django Unchained
    2) Zero Dark Thirty
    3) The Dark Knight Rises
    4) The Avengers
    5) Argo
    6) Silver Linings Playbook
    7) Moonrise Kingdom
    8) Looper
    9) Beasts of the Southern Wild
    10) Lincoln

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

      And yes, this has changed from my last posting of my Top 10.

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

      Forgot about Killing Them Softly, hopefully that one vote doesn't make a difference in the votes.

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

    My votes: (in order of their current ranking in the poll)

    Skyfall
    Looper
    Killing Them Softly
    Cloud Atlas
    Magic Mike
    Prometheus
    Haywire
    The Deep Blue Sea
    John Carter (Surprised anyone else voted for it)
    Samsara

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DiscoPaco/ Disco Paco

      Another Samsara voter! Yay!

  • Winchester

    Ah shoot, based on what I've seen I only have four I can tick. I'm out. But I'll keep watching the results.

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

      Hey Winchester, I just wanted to say thanks for trying to help me understand Total Recall yesterday, you were a big help.

  • Jimmy B

    Crap...meant to vote for Sound of My Voice and clicked on Sound of Noise instead.

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

    My 10:
    10. (the one I'm going to get ripped apart for) Jack Reacher
    9. Bernie
    8. Wreck-it Ralph
    7. The Avengers
    6. Skyfall
    5. Lincoln
    4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. Life of Pi
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    1. Moonrise Kingdom

    I have not seen a lot of movies from 2012 yet, most notably Perks, ZDT, Django, SLP, Argo, The Impossible, The Master, and Looper.

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

      I'm not judging you or anything because this is your opinion, but why did you put Jack Reacher at number 10?

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

        Because I felt I had to include a 10th film, I haven't seen a lot of really noteworthy films, and Jack Reacher was convenient. If this had been held a month from now, I can assure you that it would be left off of my favorites.

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

    I'm surprised that someone other than me voted for That's My Boy and The Watch.

  • Tony

    Where's 'The Comedy'?

  • Marcus

    My Top Ten: (in alphabetical order)
    1. Argo
    2. The Cabin in the Woods
    3. Cloud Atlas
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Django Unchained
    6. The Impossible
    7. Looper
    8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    9. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. Zero Dark Thirty

    Honorable mentions: Les Miserables, 10 Years, Little White Lies, End of Watch, Pitch Perfect, The Grey, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Woman in Black

  • Crowbot

    LOOPER HAD SO MANY HUGE PLOT HOLES!!!!! IT WAS GOOD, BUT NOWHERE NEAR BEST PICTURE WORTHY!!
    chronicle is superior sci-fi.

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

      Agree.

    • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

      Looper was fantastic, and there aren't very many plot holes that can't be argued against.

    • MajorFilmFan

      Chronicle is one of the most underrated movies of 2012. Original, inventive, and put a great spin on the 'found footage' movie

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

    1) Django Unchained
    2) The Dark Knight Rises
    3) Kiling Them Softly
    4) Lincoln
    5) The Master
    6) The Impossible
    7) Chronicle
    8) 21 Jump Street
    9) Ted
    10) End of Watch

    almost made it: Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Moonrise Kingdom, Goon, Magic Mike, Argo, The Grey, Ruby Sparks, Skyfall, Perks of Being a Wallflower.

  • Gannon

    Great idea Brad!

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

    My Top Ten of 2012:

    1. Argo
    2. Looper
    3. Lincoln
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    6. End of Watch
    7. Django Unchained
    8. Skyfall
    9. Les Misérables
    10. Silver Linings Playbook

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    I was tempted to vote for my worst 10 films, to see if anyone noticed, but I couldn't bring myself to vote for Alex Cross.

    Top Ten in no particular order:

    - The Master
    - Argo
    - Zero Dark Thirty
    - Django Unchained
    - Silver Linings Playbook
    - Life of Pi
    - The Sessions
    - Seven Psychopaths
    - Searching for Sugar Man
    - Magic Mike

    • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

      WHAT? You didn't want to vote for Alex Cross?!?!? Now you're in for it, because after all...
      YOU DON'T CROSS ALEX CROSS!!!!

      • Jake17

        Lol

  • Jeremy

    Sleepwalk with Me would have made my top ten...
    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    3. Django Unchained
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    6. Jeff Who Lives at Home
    7. The Amazing Spiderman
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    9. Prometheus
    10. Cabin in the Woods
    I know some of the films I picked weren't exactly technical masterpieces (The Amazing Spider wasn't great to many) but they all kept me very entertained and some, like Spiderman or Perks, were extremely rewatchable to me. I think it was a good year for movies though!

    • Jeremy

      By that ^ I meant this:
      1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
      2. Django Unchained
      3. Silver Linings Playbook
      4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      5. Jeff Who Lives at Home
      6. The Amazing Spiderman
      7. The Dark Knight Rises
      8. Skyfall
      9. Prometheus
      10. Cabin in the Woods

  • Nick

    I'm definitely pleasantly surprised to see Zero Dark Thirty lead, at least at this time. Didn't think that would happen with Django, Argo and Silver Linings hot on its heels.

    • Nick

      Aaaand it's Django leading now. Not that I'm complaining.

  • Ted

    Brad,

    One film you missed that I would have put on my top ten is "The Comedy".

    My Top Ten (in order)

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Looper
    Django Unchained
    Killer Joe
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Seven Psychopaths
    The Comedy
    Cloud Atlas
    The Hunter
    The Cabin in the Woods
    Take This Waltz (Alternate #10 for this list)

    • Ted

      Just to be a troll I want to add my bottom 10 (worst to best)

      Killing Them Softly
      The Raid: Redemption
      God Bless America
      John Carter
      The Dark Knight Rises
      Beasts of the Southern Wild
      The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
      The Moth Diaries
      The Five-Year Engagement
      The Vow

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

    1) Argo
    2) Cloud Atlas
    3) Django Unchained
    4) Cabin in the Woods
    5) The Dark Knight Rises
    6) Looper
    7) Zero Dark Thirty
    8) Silver Linings Playbook
    9) The Grey

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

      Forgot to add this one in there...

      10) The Master

  • Christophe

    Brad, could you please add From Up on Poppy Hill? It's on the Academy's reminder list so I guess it's eligible for ROS top 10... Thank you!

    My Top 8 would be the following:

    1. Les Misérables
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Frankenweenie
    4. The Impossible
    5. From Up on Poppy Hill
    6. Life of Pi
    7. The pirates! Band of Misfits
    8. A Royal Affair

  • denis24

    My Personal Top 10 for 2012:

    1. Argo
    2. The Impossible
    3. The Avengers
    4. Looper
    5. Django Unchained
    6. Life Of Pi
    7. Zero Dark Thirty
    8. Skyfall
    9. Cloud Atlas
    10. The Amazing Spiderman

  • Flo

    1. Life Of Pi
    2. Looper
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. Intouchables
    6. Ted
    7. Rust And Bone
    8. Django Unchained
    9. Chronicle
    10. Prometheus

    Honorable Mentions: Perks, Magic Mike, End Of Watch, Zero Dark Thirty

    Haven't seen yet: The Sessions, The Master, The Hobbit, The Impossible

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/the%20colleague/ the colleague

    Here they are, in order as they appear in the poll.

    Argo
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Intouchables
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    Looper
    Prometheus
    The Sessions
    Ted
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Full disclosure: of the 295 movies listed, I've only seen 70 and still have many I'd like to see, like The Master, Perks, etc. Also, even though I've seen about four or five documentaries, of which most were excellent, I didn't feel comfortable including them in the list, since I tend to look at them a bit differently.

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

    I can't believe that Django is leading. I haven't seen the movie but that's because the trailer's didn't look that good.

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

      Do you like Quentin Tarantino's films?

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

        I've never actually seen one.

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

          You should check them out.

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

            Is there a specific one that you would reccommend?

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

              Pulp Fiction is usually the go-to film. But since that film is usually regarded as his best, it might be wise to watch one of his lesser acclaimed films first.

              I'd say this is the order in which most people would rank his films (not a personal ranking, mind you):

              1. Pulp Fiction
              2. Inglourious Basterds
              3. Reservoir Dogs
              4. Django Unchained
              5. Kill Bill Vol. 1
              6. Kill Bill Vol. 2
              7. Jackie Brown
              8. Death Proof

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

                Ok thanks for the recommendations guys

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

              Pulp Fiction is widely regarded as his best work. I haven't seen Django Unchained, but I read the screenplay and it seemed good. Inglorious Basterds is my personal favorite (although I'm not a huge Tarantino fan).

              • Christophe

                The same! Inglorious Basterds is one of my favorite movies ever but my friends had to drag me to the theater because I had a really bad opinion of Tarantino after watching Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction. Strangely enough I ended up loving Inglorious while my friends thought it was weird and too sentimental for a Tarantino movie. It was an exception though, bc I didn't like Django very much, even not at all actually.

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

                I actually just started reading the screenplay for Django and I agree, it's pretty good so far.

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JonSullivan/ Jon Sullivan

                I second what Xarnis said; I think 'Inglorious Basterds' is Tarantino's best work. It's pretty accessible and a lot of fun as long as you don't mind some cartoonish violence.

                FWIW, I think 'Pulp Fiction' gets a lot of nostalgic credit for being the film that launched his career rather than for actually being his best film.

  • Cory

    In alphabetical order:

    The Avengers
    The Cabin in the Woods
    Cloud Atlas
    Lincoln
    Looper
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    The Secret World of Arrietty
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty

  • Scott M

    10. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    9. Jack Reacher
    8. Killer Joe
    7. Seven Psychopaths
    6. Killing Them Softly
    5. Django Unchained
    4. Lincoln
    3. The Master
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    1. Looper

    Still got maybe 10-20 movies left to see before solidifying this list, but my guess is this'll be the final list.

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

    My Top 10 of the movies I've watched

    1. Django Unchained
    2. Argo
    3. Looper
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    6. Life of Pi
    7. Lincoln
    8. The Grey
    9. The Dark Knight Rises
    10. Cloud Atlas

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    1. The Master
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Haywire
    4. The Intouchables
    5. Marley
    6. Moonrise Kingdom
    7. Lincoln
    8. Chronicle
    9. Argo
    10. Killer Joe

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

    Why are a ton of people putting Chronicle on their lists? In my opinion it was ok, but nowhere near the best of the year.

    • Ron Oneal Fresh

      That why it's called your opinion.

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

        Yes, but I just don't understand why people enjoyed it so much.

        • Ron Oneal Fresh

          I don't know, I can't speak for others. I suppose for me its was the superhero/villain origins story — It's simple but well executed, the found footage and CGI I thought was great. The lead actor was very good.

          Add that, my expectations were tepid going into it, I was really surprised by it's quality and engaged throughout the whole movie.

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

          I don't understand a lot of things.... like why Argo is in the top 10....

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JonSullivan/ Jon Sullivan

          As someone who had it on his top 10, I thought I'd give you my reasoning. One of the main things I enjoyed about the movie was that the three leads had pretty natural on-screen chemistry; they came across like three guys who could have conceivably been real-life high school friends, which is a part of the script that other movies set in a high school setting have missed.

          On top of that, I thought it was inventive to focus on people using super powers for something other than charity. If I was 16, it's pretty easy to see myself using my powers to play football while flying through the air rather than helping solve crimes.

          • Jake17

            ^Pretty much all of this, and Dane DeHaan was, in my opinion, especially excellent.

    • Bertram J. Krogh

      Most people didn’t see that many films, and Chronicle was one everyone saw, and it includes superpowers. Fanboy formula.

  • telmojosedias

    No Tabu option? Imho was one of the best of the year!

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

    Love this and people voicing their thoughts on the Top 10. Here's mine. Also, seeing Life of Pi on Thursday, hope it cracks my T10.

    10. Bernie
    9. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. Argo
    7. Seven Psychopaths
    6. Skyfall
    5. Chronicle
    4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. Django Unchained
    2. Zero Dark Thirty
    1. Silver Linings Playbook

    Happy to see Chronicle right around the Top 25. Very underrated movie, in my humble opinion, and really excited to see Dane DeHaan's career bloom. He was the only bright spot in a weak Lawless film.

  • Travis

    I was tempted to vote LOL

    • Bertram J. Krogh

      The worst movie I ever saw.

      • Travis

        Why I wanted to cast a vote. It is just so painful

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

    Just wait until the fanboys get hold of this list. TDKR & The Avengers will jump to No. 1 & 2.

    Cloud Atlas
    Coriolanus (I consider this a 2011 film so it wasn't in my top 10)
    The Deep Blue Sea
    Django Unchained
    Killer Joe
    Killing Them Softly
    Magic Mike
    The Master
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Skyfall

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

      I'm glad to see that someone else enjoyed Coriolanus

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

        Yes. I thought Ralph Fiennes performance was masterful and while I don't usually go in for Shakespeare adaptations, I really enjoyed this one.

    • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

      Avengers + TDKR were both great films so not really fussed if the "fanboys" get to the list. Well, hopefully the TDKR fanboys do ;)

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

    My top 10:

    Seven Psychopaths
    Life of Pi
    Django Unchained
    Perks of Being a Wallflower
    The Master
    Les Miserables
    The Sessions
    Rust & Bone
    Silver Linings Playbook
    The Hobbit

  • http://www.twitter.com/marlonwallace marlonwallace

    My Top 10, according to this list:

    Arbitrage
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Bullhead
    The Grey
    The Invisible War
    The Kid With a Bike
    Middle of Nowhere
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Rust and Bone
    Zero Dark Thirty

    'Undefeated' was on my official list, but I saw 'Undefeated' wasn't on your list. It won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature last year, so I guess it's regarded as a 2011 film, but as far as I know it didn't get a proper theatrical release until the spring of 2012.

    • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

      Also had Undefeated in my list. I guess officially it's a 2011 film but really, no-one apart from critics saw it in 2011 and it was still hard to obtain in 2012!

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

    Brad, I take pride in promoting this website and will do the same for this poll.

    Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/rupe45/ rupe45

    My List

    The Dark Knight rises
    Skyfall
    Lincoln
    Magic Mike
    21 Jump Street
    Haywire
    Liberal Arts
    Butter

    I think these were the only movies I saw off the list.

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

    Atleast The Snowtown Murders got one vote.

    • Winchester

      Well that would have been one of my four picks but since I couldn't make eight and really mean it I had to scrub it.

      I would have voted for Your Sister's Sister but it wasn't an option anyway.

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

    My top 10:

    10. Chronicle
    9. Life of Pi
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Looper
    6. Django Unchained
    5. Lincoln
    4. Argo
    3. Zero Dark Thirty
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    1. The Perks of Being A Wallflower

    Honorable Mentions: 21 Jump Street, The Avengers, The Dictator, Ted, Lawless, The Master, Skyfall and Moonrise Kingdom

  • aza124

    My list (in no order whatsoever):

    The Master
    Life of Pi
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Rust and Bone
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Pitch Perfect
    Your Sister's Sister
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Anna Karenina

    • Ferdi

      Finally seeing Pitch Perfect somewhere on a list! One of the best movies/comedies of 2012 in my opinion! Very underrated!

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    My Picks (no order, except the first two are my favorites):
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Amour
    Magic Mike
    Looper
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Master
    Django Unchained
    Killing Them Softly
    Skyfall
    Silver Linings Playbook

  • Josh

    10. Ruby Sparks
    9. Looper
    8. Argo
    7. Cabin in the Woods
    6. Skyfall
    5. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
    3. Life of Pi
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    1. Django Unchained

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

    My Picks:

    Holy Motors
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Looper
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Magic Mike
    Oslo, August 31st
    The Turin Horse
    The Master

    Declaration of War isn't on the list but that would be my #7. REALLY hoping Holy Motors gets in there. Such a vital movie.

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Awesome, this shall be good fun. No Cafe de Flore though (which doesn't really matter as no-one else would vote for it). I counted Undefeated as 2011 so with those two out here's my top 10:

    10: Argo
    9: Searching for Sugar Man
    8: 21 Jump Street
    7: Prometheus
    6: The Intouchables
    5: Pitch Perfect
    4: The Raid: Redemption
    3: Zero Dark Thirty
    2: Moonrise Kingdom
    1: The Dark Knight Rises

    Looks like 7 of them will make the 50 for sure, Pitch Perfect + The Raid will be close - fingers crossed!

    • Ferdi

      So glad to see more people having Pitch Perfect in their Top 10! A comedy that really stood out of almost every comedy released in 2012!

  • Hurricane

    Top 3 (Only saw 3 "great" movies this year)

    Zero Dark Thirty
    Django Unchained
    Killing Them Softly

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

    I haven't written my top ten yet, but it is done. I'm planning on writing it this weekend. Five of mine are in the current top ten here.

  • Newbourne

    It's criminal that Polisse has so few votes. Such a great film. Obviously, not many people watched it.

    Brad, I seem to recall you gave it an A back in 2011. Had you considered it for your 2012 rankings, would it have made it to the top 10?

    • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

      Polisse was great, just missed out on my Top 10. I guess not many people have seen it, similarly to most foreign films.

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

    My Top 10:

    10. Cloud Atlas
    9. Lincoln
    8. Looper
    7. End of Watch
    6. Killing Them Softly
    5. Skyfall
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Zero Dark Thirty
    2. Django Unchained
    1. The Master

  • Bren

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi
    Looper
    Killing Them Softly
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Wreck-it Ralph
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Lincoln
    Magic Mike
    The Master
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    If I filled this out 10 minutes from now, that list might be half different.

  • John Debono

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. The Master
    3. Beasts Of The Souther Wild
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Lincoln
    6. Life Of Pi
    7. Les Miserables
    8. Argo
    9. Amour
    10. The Dark Knight Rises
    Honorable Mention: The Lorax

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DiscoPaco/ Disco Paco

    My top 12 (I Wish and Farewell, My Queen were not on the list so I added my #11 and #12)

    12. 5 Broken Cameras (Burnat & Davidi)
    11. Bernie (Linklater)
    10. I Wish (Koreeda)
    09. Silver Linings Playbook (O. Russell) - moved into my top 10 after a second viewing
    08. Farewell, My Queen (Jacquot)
    07. Life of Pi (Lee)
    06. Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow)
    05. Samsara (Fricke)
    04. Seven Psychopaths (McDonaugh)
    03. Wuthering Heights (Arnold)
    02. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin) - Caught this one early on and was taken aback by it before the buzz really started. I wonder if it'll hold to a second viewing
    01. Killing Them Softly (Dominik) - Severely flawed but technically daring in its visual grammer and sound design... Also, acted superbly

    2012 was an okay year. None of these will crack my top 200 of all time.

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

    It was very tough to narrow it down with so many amazing films in 2012.

    My Top Ten:
    Django Unchained
    Argo
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Skyfall
    Dark Knight Rises
    Seven Psychopaths
    Looper
    Wreck-It Ralph
    Pitch Perfect (my guilty pleasure pick)

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

    1. Flight
    2. Cloud Atlas
    3. Skyfall
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Seven Psychopaths
    6. The Deep Blue Sea
    7. Moonrise Kingdom
    8. Prometheus
    9. Killing Them Softly
    10. Rust and Bone

    I missed Berberian Sound Studio and Tabu on this poll. Both these films are in my current Top 10.

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

    My picks-

    1.Django Unchained
    2.Silver Linings Playbook
    3.Zero Dark Thirty
    4.Life of Pi
    5.Cloud Atlas
    6.Wreck-It Ralph
    7.Les Misérables
    8.The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    9.The Dark Knight Rises
    10.The Cabin in the Woods

    The last 2 spots are subject to change.

  • Tom Knoblauch

    Sleepwalk With Me was my favorite movie of the year, but Brad ignored that one it seems.

  • Roger Domingues

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    The Avengers
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Life of Pi
    The Hunger Games
    Django Unchained
    Looper
    Argo
    Lincoln

  • JAB

    "Zero Dark Thirty" has lingered in my mind the longest of the 4 films that I think will stand the "test of time" --it's a post 9/11 "All The President's Men". "Lincoln", "Argo" & "The Dark Knight Rises" are the other films that belong in ZDT's class.
    (I've seen "John Carter" twice now & really enjoyed both times. It'll be remembered as one of the most unfairly bashed & mis-marketed movie ever made. Don't despair Andrew Stanton.)

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

    My picks:
    1) Silver Linings Playbook
    2) Moonrise Kingdom
    3) Django Unchained
    4) Zero Dark Thirty
    5) The Dark Knight Rises
    6) Life of Pi
    7) Skyfall
    8) Argo
    9) Killing Them Softly
    10) The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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

    Ok, I'm Listing mine in order now

    1. Zero Dark Thirty
    2. Argo
    3. Lincoln
    4. The Master
    5. Skyfall
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. Killing Them Softly
    8. End of Watch
    9. Looper
    10. Life of Pi

    Looks like they will all make it!

  • Chris138

    My list:

    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Lincoln
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. The Grey
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. Chico & Rita
    8. Rust and Bone
    9. Skyfall

    Chico & Rita wasn't on the list, and I know it's not technically from this year but it didn't open in my area until 2012, so that's why I have it on there. As a replacement I voted for Zero Dark Thirty, even though I count that as a 2013 movie for me since it didn't open until January in my area.

  • Travis C.

    Finally on the third try my crappy computer, slow internet put the vote through. First I must point out that I still haven't seen a number of films that showed up on a number of top 10 lists, of those Amour, Rust and Bone, Footnote, Elena, and Holy Motors are the ones that would probably be most likely to have a shot at making the list.
    1 - Moonrise Kingdom
    2 - Zero Dark Thirty
    3 - The Master
    4 - Silver Linings Playbook
    5 - Life of Pi
    6 - Looper
    7 - Argo
    8 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    9 - Skyfall
    10 - Magic Mike
    honorable mentions include: Searching for Sugar Man, The Dark Knight Rises, Bernie, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Looking over my list at this point I must say that in my opinion 2012 had a lot of good films, but lacked in truly great films. Then again ten or twenty years from now I could look back and have a completely different opinion, so who knows.

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

    My Top 10 (Alphabetical order):

    10 Years
    Argo
    Bachelorette
    Django Unchained
    The Hunger Games
    Les Miserables
    Magic Mike
    The Perks of Being A Wallflower
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty

    I know some of those won't make it to round two, but I hope at least half do!

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

      Actually, I think I can put these in order of my own preference:

      1) The Perks of Being A Wallflower
      2) Silver Linings Playbook
      3) Argo
      4) Zero Dark Thirty
      5) Django Unchained
      6) Les Miserables
      7) The Hunger Games
      8) Bachelorette
      9) 10 Years
      10) Magic Mike

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AndrewJ.S./ Andrew J.S.

    Still have to see Amour and End of Watch, but otherwise...

    1. Silver Linings Playbook
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. The Avengers
    4. Detachment
    5. Arbitrage
    6. Bernie
    7. The Impossible
    8. Zero Dark Thirty
    9. 21 Jump Street
    10. Argo

  • MajorFilmFan

    I'll probably get hate for a few of my choices, and there ARE a few ties, but get over it.

    10: Ted
    9: Wreck It Ralph
    8: Cloud Atlas
    7: The Dark Knight Rises
    6: Pitch Perfect
    5: The Hunger Games
    4: The Avengers
    3: Perks of Being A Wallflower/Life of Pi
    2: Lincoln/ Silver Linings Playbook
    1: The Hobbit/ Les Miserables

    Them's the facts. I Wanted to put Pitch Perfect higher, cause it WAS the funniest movie I've ever seen, but I also loved Hunger Games, and the other movies on the list, so...

    I have yet to see Zero Dark 30 or Django

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

    It wouldn't make the Top 50 and it's probably too late to add but Music Box did release Ira Sachs' Keep the Lights On to some Indie Spirit nominations in 2012.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RandallPMcMurphy/ Randall P McMurphy

    Nice to see Django on top, here's my picks:
    Django Unchained
    Looper
    Detachment
    Polisse
    Rust & Bone
    Moonrise Kingdom
    End of Watch
    The Raid: Redemption
    Silver Linings Playbook
    The Intouchables

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

    I'm very surprised at how many votes Perks has gotten. I personally didn't like it all that much. I know Brad did though. I guess I just wasn't aware of the following it had gained. . .

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/cradleman/ Jonathan

    my top ten, keeping in mind that i love comics and superheroes and am biased towards marvel and spider-man in particular. (also, i haven't seen Les mis, Zero Dark, or Django as of yet so they can't be in my top 10)

    1. Amazing Spider-Man
    2. Avengers
    3. Looper
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. Argo
    6. Seven Psychopaths
    7. Cabin in the Woods
    8. The Hobbit
    9. Killing Them Softly
    10. End of Watch

  • Dan

    I'm regretting not voting for End of Watch. Shit was so good. There are too many movies that aren't options though, notably The Comedy and Berberian Sound Studio. And wait, was Tabu on there? All three of those are in my top 10.

  • tombeet

    The Painting (Le Tableau) - which I decided to vote for - is missing. Please add!!

  • http://topyxyz.wordpress.com Topy

    Only nominated the one's I've seen. Hopefully when the top 50 arrives my anticipated ones are still out there.

  • SPM

    Getting [kind of] a chance to do, what the Academy (AMPAS) did not - I like that:

    Amour
    Django Unchained
    Holy Motors
    The Kid with a Bike
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    The Master
    Moonrise Kingdom
    This is not a Film
    Zero Dark Thirty

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

      You're gonna have to tell me what you liked about This is Not a Film....

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

      Glad to see The Kid with a Bike on here though. That would have been my number 11.

  • Asif

    Zero Dark Thirty
    Lincoln
    Les Miserables
    Damsels in Distress
    Skyfall
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Deep Blue Sea
    The Hunger Games
    Pitch Perfect
    The Impossible

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

    1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    2. Moonrise Kingdom
    3. Holy Motors
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. Lincoln
    6. Perks of Being a Wallflower
    7. End of Watch
    8. The Sessions
    9. Django Unchained
    10. Zero Dark Thirty

  • Cordia

    Rust and Bone
    Django
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Silver linings playbook
    Lincoln
    Tdkr
    End of watch
    Argo
    Magic Mike
    The perks of being a wallflower

    Just in random order but i think SLP ,ZD30 or Lincoln is my number 1

  • The Moth

    According to imdb "Barbara" was released in New York City 21 December 2012 and was shown at some festivals (New York, St. Louis, ...).

    It would have been my number 2 but I haven't seen "The Master" (will be released in February in my country) and "Lincoln" (was released several days ago) yet.

    I am glad to see, that I am not the only one who enjoyed "Piranha 3DD".

  • John Doe Snow

    My top 10:

    1. Cloud Atlas
    2. Django Unchained
    3. Looper
    4. Flight
    5. Cosmopolis
    6. Silver Linings Playbook
    7. The Dark Knight Rises
    8. Magic Mike
    9. Moonrise Kingdom
    10. Zero Dark Thirty

  • Jack

    1. The Master
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Zero Dark Thirty
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Magic Mike
    6. 21 Jump Street
    7. Cabin in the Woods
    8. Django Unchained
    9. Argo
    10. Les Miserables

    ALT: Klown

  • Rich

    My ten best in no particular order

    21 Jump Street
    Argo
    Dark Knight Rises
    Django Unchained
    Killing Them Softly
    Lincoln
    Seven Psychopaths
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Skyfall
    Zero Dark Thirty

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JonSullivan/ Jon Sullivan

      You alphebatized your top 10 list. I'm impressed with your level of commitment and organization.

  • Jake B

    My top ten:
    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Zero Dark Thirty
    4. Prometheus
    5. Perks of Being a Wallflower
    6. Wreck-it Ralph
    7. The Hunger Games
    8. Argo
    9. The Sound of My Voice
    10. Skyfall

  • John Park

    oh whooops....completely forgot about Django Unchained but it looks as though it has enough votes anyway!

    Mine: in no particular order

    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Argo
    Amour
    Lincoln
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Seven Psychopaths
    End of Watch
    Chronicle
    Cloud Atlas
    Pitch Perfect

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

    Mine aren't in order either (and again, because I live in Finland, I haven't seen all the films yet):

    Argo
    The Avengers
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Skyfall
    The Dark Knight Rises
    21 Jump Street
    The Cabin in the Woods
    The Impossible
    The Hunger Games
    Anna Karenina

    Before the second voting, I will have seen at least Lincoln (tomorrow) and Silver Linings Playbook (the day after tomorrow) and maybe couple of others too, so I'll be wiser when it comes to the best of the last year...

  • Tom Barone

    In no particular order:

    Amour
    The Deep Blue Sea
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Holy Motors
    Easy Money
    Lincoln
    Looper
    The Grey
    Monsieur Lazhar
    A Royal Affair

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

    My Top Ten:

    1. Silver Linings Playbook
    2. Zero Dark Thirty
    3. Moonrise Kingdom
    4. Argo
    5. Django Unchained
    6. Intouchables
    7. Wreck-It Ralph
    8. Skyfall
    9. 21 Jump Street
    10. Life of Pi

    Honorable Mentions: The Cabin in the Woods, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Looper

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

    Can we get a last minute rally for Oslo???

  • http://custodianfilmcritic.com Timbo

    Is Life of Pi a film people either love or hate? I have a few friends that absolutely adored it, I really didn't enjoy it as well as a few of my other friends, but haven't found a lot of in-between.

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

      I'm one in-between. Gave it 3,5/5. I wasn't bored, it was beautiful but the story didn't really touch me. It made me feel good but not that "I could fly" -way like the best of them make you feel. I have kinda forgotten it already dispite the fact I only saw it couple of weeks ago.

  • Georgie

    1. Argo
    2. Cosmopolis
    3. Django Unchained
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Holy Motors
    6. Lincoln
    7. Les Miserables
    8. Skyfall
    9. The Master
    10. Moonrise Kingdom

  • Ritesh Chhabra

    My picks: Zero Dark Thirty , Argo , Looper ,Silver Linings Playbook , killing Them Softly ,Django Unchained,Perks of being Wallflower,End of watch,The hunger games..Alt:The Raid :Redemption

  • Ritesh Chhabra

    Also 'Lincoln'in my top10

  • Dominique Meyer

    1. Cabin in the Woods
    2. The Avengers
    3. Django Unchained
    4. Cloud Atlas
    5. Chronicle
    6. Bernie
    7. Sinister
    8. Looper
    9. The Invisible War
    10. Flight

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

    Yeesh. Sparkle is the only one to have not received a single vote (probably because nobody, myself included, has seen that movie). It feels shame.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JonSullivan/ Jon Sullivan

    "2016: Obama's America" has gotten 8 votes. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. OK, trolls: come forth and identify yourselves.

    Same goes for the six people that voted for "What to Expect When You're Expecting".

  • Curtis

    My 10, in alphabetical order:

    The Avengers
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Dark Shadows (I don't care what anyone says, I liked it)
    Django Unchained
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    The Hunger Games
    Les Miserables
    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Skyfall

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

      I totally agree with you on Dark Shadows. I liked it too and it came very close to making my top 10.

  • Chris Hazzard

    Argo
    The Avengers
    Django Unchained
    Skyfall
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Lincoln
    End of Watch
    Wreck-It Ralph
    Looper
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey