2012 Films: Ranked

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  4. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, US) Adventure/Comedy
  5. Life of Pi (Ang Lee, US/Taiwan) Lifeboat Adventure
  6. Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh, UK) Meta Crime/Comedy
  7. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, US) Slave Revenge
  8. Masquerade (Chang-min Choo, S. Korea) Imposter King
  9. Argo (Ben Affleck, US) History/Drama/Thriller
  10. Prometheus (Ridley Scott, US) Sci-fi
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  12. The Avengers (Joss Whedon, US) Superheroes
  13. Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (Stacy Peralta, US) Skateboarding Documentary
  14. Chronicle (Josh Trank, US) Super Powers
  15. Helpless (Young-Joo Byun, S. Korea) Mystery/Drama
  16. A Muse [Eungyo] (Ji-woo Jung, S. Korea) 2 writers 1 girl
  17. The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark) Drama
  18. This Is 40 (Judd Apatow, US) Comedy
  19. Kahaani (Sujoy Ghosh, India) Mystery/Drama
  20. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Peter Jackson, US/NZ) Tolkien
  21. The Amazing Spider-Man (Marc Webb, US) Spider-Man
  22. The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan, US) Batman
  23. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, US) Cult Drama
  24. Lawless (John Hillcoat, US) Prohibition Drama
  25. Amour (Michael Haneke, France) Love/Death
  26. A Company Man (Sang-yoon Lim, S. Korea) Assassin Quits
  27. John Carter (Andrew Stanton, US) Mars Adventure
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  29. An Introduction to Architecture (Yong-Joo Lee, S. Korea) Romance/Melodrama
  30. To Rome with Love (Woody Allen, US/Italy) Romance/Rome
  31. Total Recall (Len Wiseman, US) Sci-fi/Action
  32. Deranged (Jeong-woo Park, S. Korea) Killer Worms
  33. Looper (Rian Johnson, US) Time Travel and TKs
  34. Traffickers (Hong-seon Kim, S. Korea) Organ Trafficking
  35. All About My Wife (Kyu-Dong Min, S. Korea) Seduction/Divorce
  36. Safety Not Guaranteed (Colin Trevorrow, US) Time Travel Partners
  37. Anna Karenina (Joe Wright, UK) Period Drama
  38. Dredd (Pete Travis, UK/US) Sci-fi/Action
  39. Skyfall (Sam Mendes, UK/US) James Bond
  40. Flight (Robert Zemeckis, US) Alcoholic Airlines
  41. To the Wonder (Terrence Malick, US) Love...
  42. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Alison Klayman, US/China) Documentary
  43. Perfect Number (Eun-jin Bang, S. Korea) Perfect Crime/Romance
  44. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (Shakun Batra, India) Romance/Comedy
  45. The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, US) Battle Royale
  46. Ted (Seth MacFarlane, US) Crude Teddy Bear
  47. Men in Black 3 (Barry Sonnenfeld, US) Aliens and Time Travel
  48. The Thieves (Dong-Hoon Choi, S. Korea) Diamond Heist
  49. A Royal Affair (Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark) Period Drama/Politics
  50. The Grand Heist (Joo-ho Kim, S. Korea) Ice Heist
  51. The Bourne Legacy (Tony Gilroy, US) Action
  52. Robot & Frank (Jake Schreier, US) Robot Companion Heist
  53. A Chorus of Angels (Junji Sakamoto, Japan) Mystery/Drama
  54. The Tower (Ji-hoon Kim, S. Korea) Burning Skyscraper
  55. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Timur Bekmambetov, US) Vampire Biopic
  56. Nameless Gangster (Jong-bin Yun, S. Korea) Gangster Connections
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  58. Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, US) Love Cures Mental Illness
  59. In Another Country (Sang-soo Hong, S. Korea) Woman on the Beach
  60. Les Misérables (Tom Hooper, US/UK) Musical
  61. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, US) Osama bin Laden dies
  62. The Taste of Money (Sang-soo Im, S. Korea) Rich People Problems
  63. Lockout (James Mather/Stephen St. Leger, Ireland/France) Space Prison
  64. The Concubine (Dae-seung Kim, S. Korea) Joseon Shakespeare
  65. Doomsday Book (Pil-Sung Yim/Jee-woon Kim, S. Korea) 3 Shorts
  66. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Hideaki Anno/Various, Japan) Anime
  67. Kon-Tiki (Joachim Rønning/Espen Sandberg, Norway) Biopic/Adventure
  68. Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi, US) Drama/Biopic
  69. Chinese Zodiac (Jackie Chan, China/HK) Action/Adventure/Comedy
  70. Thermae Romae (Hideki Takeuchi, Japan) Bath House Time Travel
  71. 21 Jump Street (Phil Lord/Chris Miller, US) Undercover Cops
  72. Over My Dead Body (Seon-ho Wu, S. Korea) Corpse Heist/Comedy
  73. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, US) Spring Break Forever
  74. Love Is All You Need (Susanne Bier, Denmark) Romance
  75. Brave (Mark Andrews/Brenda Chapman/Steve Purcell, US) Independent Ginger
  76. Howling (Ha Yoo, S. Korea) Killer Wolfdog
  77. Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W.S. Anderson, US) Zombie/Sci-fi
  78. Taken 2 (Olivier Megaton, France) Action
  79. Gambit (Michael Hoffman, US) Art Forgery Comedy
  80. The Suck Up Project (Seung-koo Jeong, S. Korea) Debt Comedy/Drama
  81. Miss Conspirator (Cheol-kwan Park, S. Korea) Gangster/Comedy
  82. Iron Sky (Timo Vuorensola, Finland/Germany) Space Nazis
  83. Pieta (Ki-duk Kim, S. Korea) Debts/Cripples/Pain
  84. Man on a Ledge (Asger Leth, US) Thriller/Crime
  85. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, US) High School drama
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  87. Dancing Queen (Seok-hoon Lee, S. Korea) Dancing/Politics
  88. The Scent (Hyeong-Joon Kim, S. Korea) Murder Mystery/Adultery Detective
  89. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, Canada) Tragicomedy
  90. American Reunion (Jon Hurwitz/Hayden Schlossberg, US) Comedy
  91. The Lords of Salem (Rob Zombie, US) Pointless Witches
  92. Premium Rush (David Koepp, US) Bike Messenger Action
  93. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, France) Another Cosmopolis
  94. Erased (Philipp Stölzl, US/Belgium) Generic CIA Movie
  95. Gabi [Russian Coffee] (Youn-hyun Chang, S. Korea) Country and Coffee
  96. Mirror Mirror (Tarsem Singh, US) Fairy Tale
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  98. Alex Cross (Rob Cohen, US) Action
  99. The Expendables 2 (Simon West, US) Action Heroes
  100. Codename: Jackal (Hyeong-jun Bae, S. Korea) Hitman Song Ji-hyo
  101. Ghost Sweepers (Jeong-won Shin, S. Korea) Ghosts/Gold/Comedy
  102. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (Tim Heidecker/Eric Wareheim, US) Random
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Author Comments: 

Another year, another set of movies to be ranked. This follows the same format. The higher up on the list, the better I think it is.

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