I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Favoritest Movies of 2012 (so far)

I've seen 48 movies from this calender year within the year itself, and there's still a few like Lincoln, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Looper, Dredd, Rock of Ages and even Breaking Dawn Part II that I'm yet looking forward to seeing.  But, I doubt any of them stand a chance to top the years frontrunner.  A good number of my favorite movies, not just movies I 'like', but ones that are a shoe-in for being in my pantheon of favorites are historic accomplishments in entertainment.  Star Wars, the most successful film ever (or is someone going to pay a few billion to make sequels to Gone with the Wind?)  Star Trek the Motion Picture, from cancelled TV show that didn't make it to even 90 episodes to being a big budget, high grossing, movie & television franchise spawning, behemoth...  The Lord of the Rings Trilogy ('Nuff said). Tron Legacy, a sequel 28 years later!  What Marvel did with The Avengers, and the movies leading up to it in the prior 4 years...

Just the poster for Avengers still gives me chills, like it's impossible to be real.  It's a Wizard Magazine Casting Call column come to life!  It's what comic fans have dreamed of; the simplest formula for Hollywood to have success with super-heroes.  Don't re-invent the wheel.  Respect the creativity in the comics, and just put them on screen, as uncompromised as possible.

One small disclaimer, on the numbers, The Hobbit tied with the avengers, but it's only ⅓ The Hobbit, so second place... makes the Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug 2013's movie to beat!

  1. The Avengers
  2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  3. Skyfall
  4. The Cabin in the Woods
  5. Cloud Atlas
  6. John Carter
  7. Starship Troopers: Invasion
  8. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1
  9. The Woman in Black
  10. Men In Black 3
  11. Dark Shadows
  12. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
  13. Iron Sky
  14. Django Unchained
  15. Justice League: Doom
  16. Safety Not Guaranteed
  17. Game Change
  18. Paranormal Activity 4
  19. Brave
  20. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  21. Total Recall
  22. William Shatner's Get a Life!
  23. The Expendables 2
  24. The Hunger Games
  25. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  26. Snow White and the Huntsman
  27. The Amazing Spider-Man
  28. Underworld: Awakening
  29. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  30. Prometheus
  31. The Dark Knight Rises
  32. Wrath of the Titans
  33. Lockout
  34. Mirror Mirror
  35. ParaNorman
  36. Katy Perry: Part of Me
  37. Piranha DD
  38. The Raven
  39. This Means War
  40. 21 Jump Street
  41. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  42. Magic Mike
  43. Chronicle
  44. The Grey
  45. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  46. Man on a Ledge
  47. Silent Hill: Revelation
  48. Chernobyl Diaries