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MTV Names 'The Dark Knight Rises' The Best Film Of 2012

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 14, 2012 9:44 AM
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Okay, we've had the lists from the high brow movie magazines, the exclusive critics groups, various newspapers and magazines, but what about one from somewhere that has a bit of pulse on what the folks are actually seeing at the multiplex? Well, MTV has dropped their top ten movies of the year, and while some may balk at the populist list, we gotta give them credit for highlighting a couple of overlooked movies.

Yes, Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" tops the list, and "The Avengers" also slots, which should make comic book fans happy, but we're especially glad to see some love for "Perks Of Being A Wallflower." It's one of the best movies teen movies in years, and we're kind of bummed it didn't get a wider release or even more of a push, and it was certainly a big pleasant surprise. Also, ethough it kind of died in theaters, the ballsy and bonkers "Cabin In The Woods" turned the entire horror genre on its head with reckless glee, so it's good to see it hasn't been forgotten.

Check out the rest of the ten below, and as always let us know your thoughts. For all The Playlist's year-end coverage make sure to follow all our Best Of 2012 features.

MTV Top 10 Films Of 2012

1. The Dark Knight Rises (review)
2. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (review)
3. Looper (review)
4. Zero Dark Thirty (review)
5. The Avengers (review)
6. Skyfall (review)
7. The Cabin In The Woods (review)
8. Silver Linings Playbook (review)
9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (review)
10. The Hunger Games (review)

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  • TheoC | December 15, 2012 2:27 PMReply

    Perks of being a Wallflower was also originally published by MTV books so that may have influenced its high ranking here.

  • steve | December 14, 2012 1:22 PMReply

    Perks was lousy, but Ezra Miller is tops in the film. It is beyond ridiculous to compare it to the teen classic, The Breakfast Club. It will never be in the same league.

  • ken | December 14, 2012 10:00 AMReply

    Kind of a conflict of interest there, no? Seeing as how mtv books published the perks of being a wallflower novel...

  • Ur mom | December 14, 2012 10:43 AM

    That's what I thought too. :-/

  • caro | December 14, 2012 9:58 AMReply

    too many plot holes in TDKR sadly

  • Tba | December 14, 2012 10:45 AM

    Yeah. It's a great movie, but I don't it should be on any list. There are plenty other films that are more worthy.

  • James | December 14, 2012 9:52 AMReply

    Looper, The Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall has been showing up on a lot of top-10 lists though

  • MR_BUNGLE | December 14, 2012 2:29 PM

    Why is Bane talking to Ray Romano?

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