Best Movies List of 2012

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $448.13M

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

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Django Unchained (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 250 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $162.80M

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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The Avengers (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 235 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $623.28M

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $132.09M

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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Skyfall (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 203 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $304.36M

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

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Argo (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 202 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $136.02M

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

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The Hunger Games (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 200 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $408.00M

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

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Life of Pi (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 197 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $124.98M

Lead Role: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu, | Director: Ang Lee,

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

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Looper (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $66.47M

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 191 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $303.00M

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 187 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 95 | Earnings: $95.72M

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 183 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $45.51M

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

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Amour (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 179 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: $0.23M

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 178 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $17.74M

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

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Lincoln (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 177 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $182.20M

As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: null

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

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21 Jump Street (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $138.45M

Lead Role: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, | Director:

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

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Jagten (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 175 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $0.61M

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 175 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $262.03M

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

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Prometheus (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 175 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $126.46M

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

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