Temporal Top Ten – 2012


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Number of movies seen from this year – 153
Number of movies reviewed – 172 (including 19 Encore Reviews)


2012 was a great year for movies.

My #1 this year was IMHO one of the best made musical adaptations to the screen. I really could feel the character’s plights and the production and music was done unbelievably.

#2 is the finale of an amazing series that was just a tad off from being even better than its predecessor but nevertheless was a great ending to the epic tale.

#3, #4 and #5 are extraordinary documentaries that really catch you emotionally and were done extremely well.

#6 was the ultimate Oscar champ that year and even though it’s a great Hollywood making fun of itself movie which was loved by all of the insiders, it just isn’t perfect.

#7 is a return to original sci-fi that really took us all for a loop because it was so great.

#8 is a return to form for Disney animation with great characters, storyline and music.

#9 is a true to life story about a family searching for each other after tragedy strikes.

#10 is the first weigh station of a joint superhero adventure after the initial set of stand alone films. I liked it, but it still wasn’t as good as some of the stand alones.

UPDATE 7 Nov 2017 – I have added a new film as my #2 pick, thus bumping all the rest down one notch, my previous #10 is now an honorable mention

UPDATE 1 Aug 2019 – Argo has been bumped down to Honorable Mention, moving all subsequent films up a notch

My Top TenargoHonorable Mention – Argoavengers

Honorable mention – The Avengers


10. Wreck-It Ralphimpossible

9. The Impossiblelooper

8. Looperstories

7. Stories We TellFollow-Me-The-Yoni-Netanyahu-Story-2012-movie-poster

6. Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Storyinvisible war

5. The Invisible War

4. Memorial Day

dark knight rises3. Dark Knight Rises

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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1. Les Miserables

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2012

  1. 21 Jump Street
  2. 41
  3. 56 Up
  4. A Thousand Words
  5. Act of Valor
  6. Alex Cross
  7. Alter Egos
  8. Amazing Love
  9. Amazing Spider-Man, The  Encore Review
  10. American Mary
  11. Amour   Encore Review
  12. Arbitrage
  13. Argo
  14. Astronaut: The Last Push
  15. At Any Price
  16. ATM
  17. The Avengers       Encore Review
  18. Aya
  19. Babymakers, The
  20. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part I
  21. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  22. Being Flynn
  23. Best Man Down
  24. Best of Men, The
  25. Big Miracle
  26. Bourne Legacy, The
  27. Brave
  28. Broken
  29. Campaign, The
  30. Celeste and Jesse Forever
  31. Chronicle
  32. Clinton: PBS Experience
  33. Cloud Atlas
  34. Company You Keep, The
  35. Compliance
  36. Contraband
  37. Curfew
  38. Dark Knight Rises, The  Encore Review    Encore Review 2
  39. Death of A Shadow
  40. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
  41. Dictator, The
  42. Disconnect
  43. Django Unchained
  44. Dredd
  45. Emperor
  46. End of Watch
  47. Expendables 2, The
  48. Fill the Void
  49. Fire with Fire
  50. Five-Year Engagement, The
  51. Flight
  52. Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
  53. For a Good Time, Call…
  54. Frankenweenie
  55. Freelancers
  56. Freeloaders
  57. Game Change
  58. The Gatekeepers
  59. Ginger & Rosa
  60. God is the Bigger Elvis
  61. Grabbers
  62. Guilt Trip, The    Encore Review
  63. A Hijacking
  64. Hitchcock
  65. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Encore Review
  66. Hope Springs
  67. Hotel Transylvania
  68. How to Survive A Plague
  69. The Hunger Games Encore Review
  70. The Hunt
  71. Hyde Park on the Hudson
  72. The Iceman
  73. The Impossible    Encore Review   Encore Review 2
  74. The Imposter
  75. Inescapable
  76. Into the White
  77. The Invisible War
  78. It’s Such a Beautiful Day
  79. Jack Reacher Encore Review
  80. Jewtopia
  81. John Carter
  82. John Dies at the End
  83. Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
  84. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  85. Justice League: Doom
  86. Lawless
  87. Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out
  88. Les Miserables       Encore Review        Encore Review 2      Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4
  89. Liberal Arts
  90. Life of Pi
  91. Lincoln
  92. Looper
  93. Magic Mike
  94. Magic of Belle Isle, The
  95. Man on a Ledge
  96. Marfa Girl
  97. Master, The
  98. Memorial Day     Encore Review
  99. Mirror Mirror
  100. Mud
  101. No Place on Earth
  102. Orchestra of Exiles
  103. ParaNorman
  104. Parental Guidance
  105. People Like Us
  106. Perks of Being a Wallflower, The
  107. Pirates! Band of Misfits, The
  108. Pitch Perfect
  109. Place Beyond the Pines, The
  110. Project X
  111. Prometheus
  112. Promised Land
  113. Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking
  114. Red Dawn
  115. Red Lights
  116. Red Tails
  117. Rise of the Guardians
  118. Robot & Frank
  119. Rock of Ages
  120. Royal Affair, A
  121. Ruby Sparks
  122. Safe House
  123. Safety Not Guaranteed
  124. Scorpion King 3, The: Battle for Redemption
  125. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  126. Sessions, The
  127. Seven Psychopaths
  128. Sightseers
  129. Silver Linings Playbook
  130. Sinister
  131. Skyfall  Encore Review
  132. Sleepwalk With Me
  133. Still Mine
  134. Stolen
  135. Stories We Tell  Encore Review
  136. Superman Vs. The Elite
  137. Taken 2
  138. This Is 40
  139. To Write Love on Her Arms
  140. Total Recall
  141. Trouble with the Curve
  142. Twilight Saga, The: Breaking Dawn Part II (2012)
  143. Upside Down
  144. Ventriloquist, The
  145. Vow, The
  146. Watch, The
  147. West of Memphis
  148. What Maisie Knew
  149. What Richard Did
  150. Woman Who Wasn’t There, The
  151. Words, The
  152. Wreck-It Ralph  Encore Review
  153. Zero Dark Thirty


17 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2012

  1. Oh, what a great year! Totally agree on the beginning and end of your list, though I haven’t seen the middle. Just not much exposure to documentaries. Life of Pi, Hitchcock, and Men in Black 3 were excellent too. I always look forward to these Temporal Tens.

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