Funeratic members voted these movies to be the best of 2012. Voters included Chris Lemler, Erik Bates, Evie Totty, Samir Mehta, and Scott Hardie. A breakdown of each ballot appears at the bottom.


1: The Dark Knight Rises

25 points | 4 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Absolutely stunning story, with a couple of twists that I most definitely did not see coming." -Erik Bates (#1 pick)

"I really can't say enough good things about this movie. The writing was just absolutely superb in my opinion." -Evie Totty (#1 pick)

"Intense and scary, in all the right ways." -Scott Hardie

"If you take Batman out of the movie, I felt it could stand on it's own." -Scott Horowitz



2: The Avengers

19 points | 3 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"This movie delivers. It's entertaining from the start and keeps your attention 'til the end." -Matthew Preston

"This one, horever, is probably number one on my all time list of awesome movies." -Mike Eberhart

"This movie is fantastic and delivers on all its promises." -Steve West



3: The Hunger Games

18 points | 3 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"I loved it. I believe I saw it in the theater four times this year." -Evie Totty

"Fantastic. It took a YA novel with a narration problem and gave it urgency and accessibility." -Samir Mehta

"The special effects on Hunger Games were awesome, and the story was good." -Lori Lancaster



4: The Cabin in the Woods

17 points | 3 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Maybe the best, smartest horror film I've seen in years." -Samir Mehta

"A clever take on the creation of horror movies." -Erik Bates

"A smart horror film, more meta-textual than Scream, part commenting on and part spoofing the genre." -Scott Hardie



5: Lincoln

16 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"A nuanced and deep historical study with very little of the grandiosity normally embedded into Hollywood." -Samir Mehta (#1 pick)

"This is a thoughtful and very engaging dramatization of what qualities and choices made Lincoln such a great president." -Scott Hardie



6: The Amazing Spider-Man

15 points | 3 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"I can't help but think that this is what the Spider-Man franchise has been trying to be this whole time." -Erik Bates

"I loved it. I especially loved the smartassedness." -Evie Totty



7: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

14 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Fantastic from beginning to end. The plot stayed close enough to the novel to satisfy me." -Erik Bates

"Of course I've seen it and yes I loved it." -Evie Totty



8: Moonrise Kingdom

13 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Charming and clever in every shot. Overflowing with creative ideas, too many to catch during a single viewing." -Scott Hardie (#1 pick)



9: Argo

9 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Ben Affleck's best movie, hands down." -Samir Mehta



10: Cloud Atlas

9 points | 1 vote | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"I simply loved it. It is probably hard to follow for some as it jumps around a lot, but if you can follow it, it's superb." -Evie Totty



Honorable Mention: The Three Stooges

1 point | 1 vote | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"That movie was funny. The characters who played in the movie did a really good job imitating them." -Chris Lemler (#1 pick)



Ballot Breakdown

Chris Lemler's List

1. The Three Stooges (1pt)

Evie Totty's List

1. The Dark Knight Rises (10pts)
2. The Avengers (9pts)
3. Django Unchained (8pts)
4. The Hunger Games (7pts)
5. The Amazing Spider-Man (6pts)
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (5pts)
7. Skyfall (4pts)
8. Moonrise Kingdom (3pts)
9. This is 40 (2pts)
10. Flight (1pt)

Samir Mehta's List

1. Lincoln (9pts)
2. The Cabin in the Woods (8pts)
3. Argo (7pts)
4. Bernie (6pts)
5. The Master (5pts)
6. The Hunger Games (4pts)
7. Wreck-It Ralph (3pts)
8. The Dark Knight Rises (2pts)
9. The Amazing Spider-Man (1pt)

Scott Hardie's List

1. Moonrise Kingdom (10pts)
2. Cloud Atlas (9pts)
3. Life of Pi (8pts)
4. Lincoln (7pts)
5. The Avengers (6pts)
6. The Artist (5pts)
7. The Cabin in the Woods (4pts)
8. The Dark Knight Rises (3pts)
9. Argo (2pts)
10. Robot & Frank (1pt)

All 2012 Movies

These are all 2012 movies reviewed by Funeratic members. Click on any to read the reviews.