Rocco's Films of 2012 (Ranked)

Films I saw in 2012, in order of favorite to least favorite*

*Yet to see: Boy, Kill List, The Deep Blue Sea, Lincoln, Ruby Sparks, Amour, The Hunt, Holy Motors, To Rome With Love, The Comedy, Rust and Bone, Being Flynn, Sound of My Voice, Magic of Belle Isle, The Impossible, Killing them Softly, Hara-Kiri, Chicken With Plums, Compliance, Monsieur Lazhar, or Headhunters

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  • Looper

    1

  • 21 Jump Street

    2

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

    3

  • Django Unchained

    4

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    5

  • Wreck-It Ralph

    6

  • The Intouchables

    7

  • Seven Psychopaths

    8

  • Prometheus

    9

  • The Raid

    10

  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    11

  • Life of Pi

    12

  • Searching for Sugar Man

    13

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    14

  • Grabbers

    15

  • Pitch Perfect

    16

  • Shut Up and Play the Hits

    17

  • Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

    18

  • The Sessions

    19

  • Wanderlust

    20

  • Flight

    21

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    22

  • Ted

    23

  • For a Good Time, Call...

    24

  • Robot & Frank

    25

  • Anna Karenina

    26

  • The Watch

    27

  • Brave

    28

  • Skyfall

    29

  • Indie Game: The Movie

    30

  • Side by Side

    31

  • Beauty Is Embarrassing

    32

  • Safe

    33

  • The Imposter

    34

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    35

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    36

  • The Other Dream Team

    37

  • Bernie

    38

  • ParaNorman

    39

  • The Master

    40

  • The Dictator

    41

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    42

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    43

  • Dredd

    44

  • The Man with the Iron Fists

    45

  • Beware of Mr. Baker

    46

  • Argo

    47

  • The Avengers

    48

  • Jack Reacher

    49

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    50

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    51

  • Cloud Atlas

    52

  • Hitchcock

    53

  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

    54

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    55

  • Killer Joe

    56

  • Magic Mike

    57

  • John Carter

    58

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    59

  • Goon

    60

  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    61

  • The Secret World of Arrietty

    62

  • That's My Boy

    63

  • There's No Place Like Home

    64

  • Promised Land

    65

  • Men in Black 3

    66

  • Wolf Children

    67

  • Hotel Transylvania

    68

  • Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

    69

  • Sleepwalk With Me

    70

  • Here Comes the Boom

    71

  • The Campaign

    72

  • Premium Rush

    73

  • The Hunger Games

    74

  • Frankenweenie

    75

  • Mansome

    76

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    77

  • Red Tails

    78

  • Butter

    79

  • Mirror Mirror

    80

  • Total Recall

    81

  • Safety Not Guaranteed

    82

  • Dark Shadows

    83

  • This Is 40

    84

  • Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

    85

  • Les Misérables

    86

  • The Giant Mechanical Man

    87

  • The Raven

    88

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    89

  • 2 Days in New York

    90

  • Bachelorette

    91

  • Haywire

    92

  • The Lorax

    93

  • Rise of the Guardians

    94

  • Crooked Arrows

    95

  • Chronicle

    96

  • Sinister

    97

  • Snow White and the Huntsman

    98

  • The Bourne Legacy

    99

  • End of Watch

    100

5 Comments

  • I'm surprised to see Avengers where it is, and John Carter as high. That's only because I love the Avengers and really, really disliked John Carter.

    I'm pissed Piranha ended up so crappy, because I dug the first one. And you didn't care much for Cabin in the Woods?

  • Avengers I really liked. The problem was, when I would talk about it, I always talked about how long it took to get going. I HATED the first half hour. I can't justify putting it any higher, keeping that in mind.

    John Carter was actually better than I expected, having heard so much crap about it. I went with my brothers and my dad and we all dug it. It was just so massive and good looking and, despite Kitsch's acting, the performances were good.

    I loved the first Piranha, too. What a bummer that sequel was. Even Paul Scheer (who I love) was sort of giving off bad vibes about it on the How Did This Get Made? Podcast

    Cabin in the Woods just wasn't what I wanted it to be. I really don't like horror films (USUALLY) and wanted it to just shit on them. Instead it sort of followed all of the cliches it criticized. I understand that was the point and it was all meta and whatever, but just because you are making fun of something doesn't mean you are better when you are identical. That ten minute awesomefest towards the end blew my mind, though.

  • WHOA WHOA WHOA

    What is going on with The Dictator and End of Watch???

  • The Dictator was hilarious, but really really dumb. I did like it a lot though.

    End of Watch was just terrible. Every character was a stereotype and the found footage thing needs to stop (especially since it was very inconsistent). There were scenes where there couldn't have possibly been a camera on what was happening. That being said, the chemistry between JG and Pena was great.

  • Yeah, EoW's found footage style caused it some issues. There were parts where JG was filming or the cop car's camera was filming but then it would jump to a feature film style where it's like, "wait, who is filming now?" I think with the found footage films that I remember seeing you gotta go all or nothing...what EoW did was sorta half-n-half. Still, I really really enjoyed it.

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