The Best (and Worst) Movies of 2012

Here it is: the year-end blog I've been busting my ass watching movies the last few days to be able to write, the list of the best movies (in my opinion, of course) of the year. Seriously, in the last 72 hours I've watched like 12 movies... that doesn't sound like a lot, but, you know, I also slept. And drank. I won't really be writing about them, just a few words here and there maybe, and a link to a previous post if I covered them during the year already. Anyway, I admit, I haven't seen everything that came out this year, so the list might be missing a few things here and there, but whatever. At the end of the post I'll be revealing my favorite movie of the year, something I've been tracking since 2008 (here's the recap: 08: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, 09: 500 Days of Summer, 10: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 11: Warrior). Quick aside, all this wouldn't be possible without the Flickster app on Facebook, on which I rate movies all year long.

Before I get to the best, though, here's a list of the worst movies of the year... seriously, I rated these movies 1/2 star each, and that's only because Flickster won't let you give a 0-star rating.

The Worst
Killer Joe
Silent Hill Revelation 3D
For a Good Time, Call...
The Watch
House at the End of the Street (seriously, this movie was so bad not even Jennifer Lawrence could save it.)
The Apparition
Chernobyl Diaries
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Wrath of the Titans
The Innkeepers
And, the movie I'm still calling the worst movie ever: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Now that those monstrosities are out of the way...

The Best (4 stars)
Ted - This shit was so funny I paid to see it twice. And the second time I paid for two tickets. And if you disagree, well, I hope you fucking get Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - A very heartfelt, funny apocalypse dramedy.
Liberal Arts
End of Watch - This surprised the hell out of me with how good it is. Seriously.
Zero Dark Thirty - Tense, gripping, well-acted... just fantastic.
Les Miserables - Yeah, I like musicals. Especially great musicals. Live with it.

The Best of the Best (5 stars)
The Cabin in the Woods
Marvel's the Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises

And now, that just leaves my favorite movie of the year, obviously in the 5 star category:
Silver Linings Playbook

There you go, there's my list of the best and worst movies of the year. Here's the part where I ask you what you think of these flicks and what your favorites of the year were and, if I'm lucky, maybe one person answers. Let's go, I'm psyched.


  1. I agree with almost everything. Except id swap cabin in the woods and ted then id knock spider man down to a 3. I have no opinion on your best movie because I haven't seen it. For me it would have been Avengers for hitting it out of the park.Made all those years of build up worth it or Ted just for being SO much funnier than I ever could have thought.

    1. I don't let myself pick comic book movies for best of the year because I view them with rose-colored glasses sometimes so I can't always trust my opinion when it comes to them.


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