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Must-see movies of 2012

As 2012 wraps up, it’s important to reflect on all the awesome movies that have been released. From super hero flicks to documentaries on sushi, 2012 was a successful year for the movie industry. In no particular order, here are ten must-see movies from this year.


A dramatic portrayal of the 1980 CIA secret operation in revolutionary Iran to rescue six fugitive American diplomats, Argo is a fast-paced film brilliantly directed by Ben Affleck.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi           

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The very best documentaries often stem from the most unique ideas. Following the story of 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, Jiro Dreams of Sushi focuses on an internationally acclaimed sushi restaurant located in a subway station in Japan.

The Dark Knight Rises           

Can Christopher Nolan make a bad movie? The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the previous film. A new terrorist leader, Bane, takes over Gotham City, forcing the Dark Knight to resurface from retirement for one last battle. This one will keep you on your feet.

Wreck it Ralph           

Brilliantly animated, Wreck it Ralph follows the story of Ralph, a video game villain who has a change of heart and sets out to become a hero and fulfill his dreams. In doing so, his journey begins to wreak chaos on the arcade world he lives in.

The Avengers           

Bringing together the characters of the MARVEL Universe, Nick Fury assembles a team of superheroes to form The Avengers and stop Loki from taking over Earth. The Avengers is visually stunning and does a fantastic job integrating all of its characters.


Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, is surprisingly sophisticated. The year is 2074 and time travel has been invented. Targets of the “mob” are sent back in time 30 years where “loopers” are paid to assassinate them. The fun begins when one of the loopers realizes it is his job to shoot his future self.


James Bond is back. And this time, his loyalty to M is tested as a mysterious figure from the past harnesses computer technology to bring MI6 under attack. In Skyfall, we get to see a completely new side to the James Bond character.


While attending a high school party, three high school students make an incredible discovery, causing them to develop supernatural powers. Chronicle follows the story of these three teenagers as they learn to control, manipulate, and eventually lose control of their new powers.

The Grey           

Starring Liam Neeson, The Grey takes place in wintery Alaska after a plane crash strands six oil workers and an experienced huntsman (Neeson). Neeson must lead the crew to safety, but a pack of vicious wolves continue to pick off and hunt the survivors one by one.


Flight follows Whip, a commercial airline pilot with a drug problem, who pulls off the heroic feat of landing a plane after its engine fails, saving 98 people. The investigation into the cause of the plane malfunction reveals something troubling about Whip’s character.

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