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The Top 5 Movies of 2012

Posted 26/12/2012

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The Top 5 Movies of 2012
These are the films that made the maximum impact on us this year!

Argo
'Argo' is thrilling, suspenseful, and often laugh-out-loud funny. It's one of the most exhilarating, original movies to come out of Hollywood in a while. And the crazy part is, it's about a ridiculously bad fake movie…that was key to a real-life plot to free trapped U.S. embassy workers in Iran. Ben Affleck not only leads a stellar cast, he establishes himself as a stellar director.

The Avengers
Six superheroes coming together for one epic movie…in the wrong hands, it could be an epic fail. But with supreme geek Joss Whedon in the director's chair and his quips in the script, 'The Avengers' was a smash (no pun intended) success. Of course, the combined star power of Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gwyneth Paltrow didn't hurt.

The Dark Knight Rises
'The Dark Knight Rises' had so much hype around it before audiences ever saw it. Director Chris Nolan determined it would be the last film in his wildly successful trilogy and feature a much darker Batman than had ever previously been seen. Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Gary Oldman all deliver amazing performances. But perhaps the biggest take-away is that despite Nolan's unwillingness to take the helm on another Dark Knight movie, he sets it up perfectly for another director to pick up where he left off.

The Hunger Games
'The Hunger Games' achieved the insane feat of beating out R-Pattz and K-Stew for best actor and actress at this year's MTV Movie Awards. And the dark, action-packed flick satisfied critics as well as fans. Meeting sky-high expectations, the first movie in the series won over devotees of the books, launched a major franchise, and made stars out of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.

Lincoln
Given its highbrow Spielberg pedigree and its history-lesson plot, you might think seeing 'Lincoln' will be a virtuous but tedious exercise like, say, flossing (for three hours). But no! The movie is lively and gripping, with killer performances—the standout, of course, is Daniel Day-Lewis, who absolutely nails Abe Lincoln. He needs to be clearing quite a bit of space on his trophy shelf right now.