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People who added this item 1187  Average listal rating (757 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
1. Life of Pi (2012)
I loved the book the movie is adapted from, so I was surprised to see that the movie is as great as the book. The visuals were amazing, the acting was very good and I just loved how the whole story turned out in movie form.
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People who added this item 1896  Average listal rating (1273 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
2. Django Unchained (2012)
This was an awesome movie. Everything about this movie was great. Jamie Fox is really good as Django and everyone else is good too. Like all of Tarantino's movies the dialogue is great and the action scenes are too. The movie is already an instant classic in my book. This is one you should see in theaters because this is worth every penny.
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People who added this item 1184  Average listal rating (741 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Another masterpiece from the year 2012. The characters were very relatable, the dialogue was mind-blowing and the situations were realistic. My favorite scene in the whole movie is also the picture above the quote. Now I'm eager to read the book ASAP.
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People who added this item 1169  Average listal rating (803 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
4. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Before this film came out I was just expecting it to be the same story that's been done before, but when it got good reception when it came out I decided that I should check it out sometime. This is not the film you expect it to be. This is a different take on the cabin in the woods story. The ideas in the movie are brilliant. The best horror movie in recent years.
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People who added this item 2637  Average listal rating (1596 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.6 
5. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
I don't know if I would say that it is better than The Dark Knight, but I liked them both equally. I thought that Anne Hathaway did a better job than Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. All the other actors like Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman did a great job like always. This was a great way to end the series and it was definitely worth the wait.
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People who added this item 651  Average listal rating (446 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
6. Dredd (2012)
I was anticipating this movie ever since I heard of it. I really wanted to see it in theatres, but it left before I got the chance to see it. I decided to watch it today since it was playing on the free movie channels. This was much better than the Stallone version. The action was amazing, the effects were mind-blowing and Karl Urban made a very good Judge Dredd. I really can't think of anything I didn't like about this movie. It's too bad this was a flop because this film really deserved a sequel.
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People who added this item 2554  Average listal rating (1659 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. The Avengers (2012)
I loved this movie and I wasn't even expecting it to be that great. It had lots of action scenes, great special effects and had some funny parts. If I had one complaint it would be that the special effects got a little bright at some times. I think this is probably the best movie of the year. If you're planning on seeing this then this is one you've gotta see in theatres.
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People who added this item 1156  Average listal rating (794 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
8. Argo (2012)
I decided to watch this to see if it actually deserved to win Best Picture. After seeing this I can say that it definitely deserved to win. The whole movie was gripping, suspensful and had some good humor. Ben Affleck's performance was pretty good and his directing was too. Argo is in the top 10 of best movies of 2012.
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People who added this item 613  Average listal rating (355 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
9. Lawless (2012)
This is one of the best movies of this year. It was gritty, disturbing and amazing. Shia LaBeouf delivers the best performance of his career and all the other actors do a great job too. This is the best gangster movie in recent years and was worth every penny.
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People who added this item 192  Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
10. The Sessions (2012)
I found this movie on Netflix not knowing too much about it and I was glad I found out about it. It was well-written and had great performances from everyone. I am also one of those people who thought John Hawkes was snubbed by The Oscars. This was an amazing movie that ended before I knew it.
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People who added this item 704  Average listal rating (470 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
11. The Grey (2011)
This was a great movie. This film is much more than killing wolves. This is an emotional and well-made thriller that is great from start to finish.
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People who added this item 242  Average listal rating (164 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
12. Get the Gringo (2012)
I wasn't expecting anything great from this movie, but this was far from what I was expecting. When this movie started I had the feeling that Mel Gibson wrote the dialogue. Now after seeing the writers credits, I now know that he was one of the writers. This movie had great dialogue, awesome action scenes and some good humor. I still think Mel Gibson is a douchebag, but this was a great comeback for him and a great return to the action genre.
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People who added this item 2118  Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
13. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
My experience before the show was a bitch. The path to the theater was blocked so I had to walk and since the room the movie was in was being cleaned the staff made us wait outside in the fucking cold. It was more than worth it. Like all the LOTR movies they're visually impressive and proves that Peter Jackson is the king of blockbusters. It also had some humorous dialogue and when the movie ends it leaves you wanting more. Somehow it doesn't reach the same level of greatness as the LOTR movies did, but it is a great start to the trilogy and hopefully the other two will be better.
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People who added this item 544  Average listal rating (330 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
14. ParaNorman (2012)
This was a hilarious movie. For a kids film the humor was very clever and pretty much all the jokes worked. The most amazing thing in this movie was the stop-motion. It is probably the best stop-motion I've ever seen in an animated film. Also as a horror buff I loved the horror references in this movie. This is the best animated film of last year.
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People who added this item 761  Average listal rating (405 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
15. Frankenweenie (2012)
My sister wanted to see this and because I wanted to see it as well, I decided to come with her. This was an awesome movie. It was funny, dark and entertaining. From the middle to the end of the movie is when Tim Burton unleashes his imagination. The 3D was good although I'm not sure if it was worth the extra money. Frankenweenie will appeal to both kids and adults and is definitely worth seeing.
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People who added this item 1611  Average listal rating (1061 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
16. Prometheus (2012)
I enjoyed this one. This one was over-hyped, so I wasn't expecting too much from it. I ended up enjoying it. I wouldn't say it was perfect, but it is worth watching. I saw this in 3D because that was the only option they had at the theater and since I heard good things about the 3D I thought that I might as well see it in 3D. I thought the 3D was worth it.
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People who added this item 1304  Average listal rating (875 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
17. Ted (2012)
This is probably the funniest movie of 2012 so far. It delivered so many laughs and I was pretty much laughing the whole time. I did find the middle of the movie a bit cliche
because I knew that Lori was going to break up with John, but the movie was so funny that I didn't even care. This was a great film debut for Seth McFarlane. Also if you're a Family Guy fan then you will notice a couple of references to the show.
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People who added this item 841  Average listal rating (548 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
18. Chronicle (2012)
First movie I saw in theaters this year and I really enjoyed it. Ever since it started I already was interested. I like how they abuse their powers in clever ways. This is one I would recommend seeing.
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.8 
19. Craigslist Joe (2012)
I decided to watch a documentary just because I hadn't watched one in a while. I really liked this one. It showed how there's actually many generous people in the world, it was also funny at times and it just makes you feel good. There were a couple problems I had with this, but overall it's a documentary worth checking out.
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People who added this item 2034  Average listal rating (1360 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
20. The Hunger Games (2012)
I really enjoyed this one. The beginning was good, but not great. The middle and the ending was when it started to get better. I actually saw parents take their kids to this movie which I can't believe they did because it's not for kids. I guess they just don't care.
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People who added this item 333  Average listal rating (201 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
21. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Ever since I saw the trailer for this, I was very interested in this movie. Now that this was recommended for the Netflix Instant Project, it encouraged me to finally watch it. The story was good, so was the writing and it also had some funny dialogue. It didn't cross the line of greatness for me, but it almost did. I still thought it was a good movie and I'm glad I finally saw it.
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People who added this item 231  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
22. Bernie (2011)
This was a pretty good movie. It was more of a drama than a comedy though. This was a different role for Jack Black which I liked. I pretty much felt what his character felt and I was amazed when I found out that this was a true story. One problem I had with this movie was Matthew McConaughey's character. He just wasn't that great and I feel like that they could've done the movie without him, but I guess that's just me.
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People who added this item 436  Average listal rating (282 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
23. Ruby Sparks (2012)
After watching Little Miss Sunshine last year, I wondered what the director's next project would be. When I found this movie on IMDB I added it on Listal right away. When the trailer came out it made me even more excited for the movie. This movie lived up to my expectations. It was funny, had a good premise and is well-written. I liked how the movie showed the main character's passion for writing. Sure the movie ends happy, but I can't say it's a typical happy ending. If you liked Little Miss Sunshine then you might like this.
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People who added this item 36  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
24. Death of a Superhero (2011)
I'm glad this was recommended for the Netflix Instant Project because I hadn't even heard of this movie before. This movie contains probably the best performance from Andy Serkis. (I don't count Gollum because he's half CGI.) The animation in the movie was also cool and shows how active the main character's imagination is. I'm kind of surprised that not even one thousand people have rated this on IMDB. This movie needs to be seen by more people.
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People who added this item 867  Average listal rating (533 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. The Expendables 2 (2012)
Much better than the first one. This had good special effects, good action sequences and some funny lines. What I like is that this doesn't take it's self too seriously. There are also a few actors who make a return to the big screen like Van Damme, Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (His cameo in the first movie doesn't count.) The actors aren't afraid to make poke fun at themselves. The dialogue is an improvement over the first one. It still isn't great, but cheesy in a good way. If you're planning on seeing the first movie before this one, I would just reccomend seeing this one since that isn't half the fun as this movie is. It's not going to win any Oscars, but it's good fun and I think it's worth the ticket price.
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People who added this item 1228  Average listal rating (815 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
26. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
This was worth the praise. It has that Wes Anderson feel and all the actors have good performances.
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People who added this item 1612  Average listal rating (923 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
27. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
This was better than I was expecting it to be. I was skeptical about this movie when I first heard of it because back then I didn't think a remake was necessary, but then I realized that I was never a big fan of the original. I actually liked it a bit more than the original. It was a darker take on Spider-Man's origin which I liked. I thought that Martin Sheen did a good job as Uncle Ben and was also funny. There were a couple things I did see coming like Uncle Ben's death, but since I saw the original there really wasn't anything I could do about it. Overall, it was an enjoyable film that is better than I expected it to be.
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People who added this item 259  Average listal rating (144 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.4 
28. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
Very entertaining homage to martial arts movies. The fight scenes are cool, has lots of gore and Russell Crowe is good as always. Not an amazing film, but it's fun.
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People who added this item 29  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
29. Sleepless Night (2011)
This was an entertaining movie. It had interesting dialogue for a foreign movie and it was exciting. It's nothing revolutionary, but I had fun watching it.
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People who added this item 676  Average listal rating (348 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
30. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
This was actually good. I didn't watch all the Bourne movies, but I didn't think you had to watch them to understand this one. I was pretty much right. I can't say if this is the weakest or not because I haven't seen all of them, but I liked it for what it is and I enjoyed watching this.
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People who added this item 765  Average listal rating (478 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.5 
31. The Woman in Black (2012)
After the last Harry Potter came out I wasn't sure if Daniel Radcliffe would be successful after the series ended. Well, I was wrong since this was a box office hit. This movie proves that he does a good job with
non Harry Potter roles. Not sure if I would consider this film a modern horror classic, but its definitely one of the better ones in recent years.
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People who added this item 1018  Average listal rating (682 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
32. 21 Jump Street (2012)
I was skeptical about this movie before it came out. I never had seen the show, but I thought that it didn't make sense to make a TV show that was originally a drama into an R rated comedy. When I heard lots of positive feedback about this movie I decided to check it out sometime. It was good as everyone said it was. It had good humor and I liked how self-aware the movie was. I also thought that Channing Tatum actually did a good job in this one which kind of surprised me because the other movies I've seen him in I don't ever remember if he did a good job or not.
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People who added this item 817  Average listal rating (547 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
33. The Dictator (2012)
I really liked this one. I was a bit worried that the funniest parts were already in the trailer, but I didn't even need to worry at all. It's definitely not as good as Borat, but it was still funny.
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People who added this item 335  Average listal rating (217 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
34. The Campaign (2012)
I'm not the biggest fan of political movies, but this was pretty funny. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis do the most outrageous stuff to win the election. The Campaign is a funny, sometimes hilarious movie.
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People who added this item 83  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.8 
35. Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
This was a movie that was on the Netflix Instant Project and if it wasn't for that then I wouldn't have watched or even heard of this. This was a funny and very interesting movie on this guys life. A problem I had was that Backstreet Boys song that played in the movie. Couldn't they have chose a better song? I didn't fall in love with this movie like some people did, but it was a good movie that I'm glad I watched.
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People who added this item 292  Average listal rating (180 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
36. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
This was a good movie. It was more of a drama than a comedy, but that's what I was expecting it to be. One problem I had was Judy Greer's acting. Her performance wasn't convincing at all. At least she's not in the movie that much.
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People who added this item 397  Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.2 
37. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
Although this movie is longer than it needs to be, this is a funny and entertaining film. It is a breath of fresh air to see a romantic comedy that is different from the others.
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People who added this item 397  Average listal rating (221 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.7 
38. This Must Be the Place (2011)
This was good, but I felt like it didn't completely live up to it's potential. The trailers made it look awesome, but it is one of those cases where the trailers are better than the movie. The soundtrack of the movie was pretty good though.
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People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (328 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
39. The Vow (2012)
I wasn't originally planning on seeing this, but when it was number one at the box office and got positive feedback, I decided to see what the fuss was about. It wasn't bad at all. It is a flawed movie, but it is still good and Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams are a somewhat believable couple. There were a couple times in the movie where I wasn't convinced by Channing's acting though.
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People who added this item 244  Average listal rating (150 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.6 
40. That's My Boy (2012)
I was originally wanting to see this when it came out, but when I saw that it got negative feedback I wasn't sure if I wanted to see it in theaters. When I saw that it was showing at a less-mainstream theater I decided to give it a chance. It is much better than the ratings say. I liked seeing Adam Sandler in something different instead of his usual dumb comedies. It hasn't been doing well at the box office, so I don't think we'll be seeing more R-rated Adam Sandler comedies. This was a funny movie and Vanilla Ice actually wasn't bad in this movie which is surprising.
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People who added this item 643  Average listal rating (431 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
41. American Reunion (2012)
I wasn't originally planning on seeing this, but when I heard people say it was the best in the series I decided that I should rent it sometime. I was not a big fan of the first one and the second one wasn't any good. I haven't watch the third one, but I doubt I'll even watch that one unless I don't have anything better to do. (That's why I watched the second one.) After watching this I can easily say that this is the best in the series. It was funny, entertaining and pays a bit of homage to the original movie. The guys who directed this also directed the Harold and Kumar sequel which I wasn't a big fan of either and they managed to make a film with more funny jokes that unfunny ones. I'll admit that a few parts were predictable, but it was entertaining and fun.
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People who added this item 530  Average listal rating (359 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.7 
42. Project X (2012)
This was actually better than I thought it would be. This was a different idea for a found footage movie and it was done pretty well. This isn't anything memorable, but nowhere near as bad as some people made it out to be.
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People who added this item 492  Average listal rating (305 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
43. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
We watched this in drama on the last day of school. This movie was surprisingly good. It was action-packed, it had some good visuals and it was interesting. I haven't seen the first one, but I heard it wasn't worth watching, so I might not watch it.
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People who added this item 433  Average listal rating (256 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
44. The Lorax (2012)
I was eager to see this movie because I grew up with Dr. Seuss books as a kid, but when it came out it got average reviews so I decided to wait for DVD. This was actually not that bad. Parts of the movie were goofy, but that's just so it will appeal to kids. At least it didn't ruin the story with toilet humor. The Lorax is an entertaining movie that still has that environmental message from the book.
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People who added this item 723  Average listal rating (460 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
45. John Carter (2012)
The beggining of the movie wasn't that good, but when John Carter is on Mars the movie got better. I really liked the scene where John Carter fights that white ape.
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People who added this item 121  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.5 
46. Casa de mi Padre (2012)
I was actually looking forward to seeing this movie, but when it got negative feedback I just lowered my expectations. This is nothing more than cheap entertainment. It had some funny parts and I did like how self-aware it was of it's low production values. One thing that surprised me were the action scenes. For a cheesy movie, the action scenes were actually good. Nothing great, but it's somewhat enjoyable.
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People who added this item 379  Average listal rating (210 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
47. This Is 40 (2012)
This was just average and this is coming from someone who likes Judd Apatow's movies including Funny People which I thought was a better attempt at a dramedy than this. Most of the comedy in this movie is just mildly amusing and the drama wasn't that good. It seems like I can only stand Paul Rudd in small doses because when a movie focuses on his character then I just start to like him less. I also thought Apatow's kids and Leslie Mann were obnoxious in this movie. I was disappointed that Jason Segel was only in two scenes because I like him much better than Paul Rudd. The humor makes this movie
somewhat watchable and is the main reason for my rating, but I could've just kept avoiding this movie. I can definitely understand why someone would hate this.
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People who added this item 311  Average listal rating (193 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.8 
48. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
When I found out this was the movie my class would be watching in drama I thought it was going to suck. I was kind of right. The movie started out pretty bad, but when Michael Caine's character appeared he saved the movie. The visuals were also nice, but I won't give it a higher rating than 6 because it had bad jokes and besides Michael Caine I didn't really care for any of the characters.
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People who added this item 365  Average listal rating (226 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.7 
49. The Watch (2012)
This was actually one of my most anticipated comedies of last year. Every trailer I saw made me more excited, but when the feedback came out negative, I decided to not to see this in theaters. The movies where Seth Rogen writes the screenplay tend to be hit or miss for me and this was another of his misses. The movie was occasionally funny, but most of the humor was just forced. I also find it dumb that they try to add humor in the action scene at the end.
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People who added this item 410  Average listal rating (261 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.7 
50. Killer Joe (2011)
This really wasn't good. I didn't care for any of the characters and I found the violence in this movie too over the top to be disturbing. For a movie that's supposedly a dark comedy, it didn't work as one either. I didn't find it too offensive to be funny or anything, it was just dark comedy that wasn't funny. Also Matthew McConaughey should not have another tough guy role because he comes off as ridiculous instead of threatening.
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Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jul 30 5:22
That is pretty much how I have the 2012 movies I've seen ranked so far -the The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and Prometheus 1-2-3 - although I have Avengers in the one spot for now, that might change - I agree about Ted an 21 Jump Street - both are very funny movies.
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jul 30 13:38
Great list. There are a few movies on your list that I wasn't sure if I should see and you have helped clarify that for me, and others as well. Thanks again!

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