Each genre in film making requires a different skill set and so just picking the 10 best movies of 2012 would be a disgrace. So, inspired by our app we bring to you the top 10 movies of 2012 by genre. Off course opinions will vary but isn’t that the charm of it.

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Best Action – The Raid : Redemption

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Written and directed by Gareth Evans “Serbuan maut” was released in 2011 in Indonesia. Its was however released to the world in 2012 with the English title carrying the name The Raid : Redemption. The movie became an instant rage with action movie fans around the world.

The plot focuses on a raid by an elite group of SWAT commandos on the safehouse of a powerful and ruthless gangster. The film has some extraordinary fight sequences and the lead Iko Uwais make a impact with Pencak Silat, a traditional martial-art form.

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Best Crime/Thriller – The Dark Knight Rises

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A superhero movie would find it difficult to make it to the top in this highly competitive category but The Dark Knight series is an exception. The epic finale of director Nolan’s Batman trilogy.  The Dark Knight Rises does not disappoint in any aspect of film making.

With Gotham under threat Batman is compelled to return and save the city that has shunned him. But he must overcome himself before he has a chance against a deadly nemesis Bane.

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Best Drama – Life of Pi

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Based on Yann Martel’s Bookers Prize effort, director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi went on to win the Oscar for best director… need i say more.

The movie captures the journey of a boy who survives a shipwreck and finds himself in a lifeboat with an unexpected companion, a Royal Bengal Tiger.

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Best Romance – Silver Linings Playbook

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David O Russell’s interpretation of Matthew Quick’s novel Silver Linings Playbook is a simple yet incredible film about life, family and love. The magic of the film lies in its easy to relate characters and amazing uplifting quality.

The film focuses on the events in the life of Pat Solitano who wants to get back together with his wife after his stint at a mental institution.

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Best Comedy – Moonrise Kingdom

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Director Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is an unusual and cute comedy film which comes as a breath of fresh air in the age of below the belt laughter.

Set on an island the plot revolves around as a young boy and girl who fall in love and elope together. This causes the small town to mobilize and search for them.

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Best Adventure – Django Unchained

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Torentino revisits and recreates the charisma of Westerns in his own distinct style.

Django Unchained captures the adventure of an African American slave who sets out to rescue his wife with the help of a German bounty hunter.

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Best Sci Fi – Cloud Atlas

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The directorial team of Tom Tykwer along with Andy and Lana Wachowski attempted an ambitious project with David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas. Many have criticized the film but Cloud Atlas brought art-house to the Sci-fi genre and makes it to the Top 10 Movies of 2012.

IMDB description – An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

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Best Fantasy – The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey

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Peter Jackson comes back again with a Tolkien’s classic and we all know what to expect … an amazing fantasy film. Do not compare it to LOTR though, for The Hobbit was written for a much younger audience.

The Dwarfs want to reclaim their kingdom in the Lonely Mountain from a deadly dragon named Smaug but why do they require the services of a young hobbit… Bilbo Baggins.

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Best Horror – Cabin In The Woods

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 A difficult genre horror has been mostly plagued by many bad films, but Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods is a sign that there is more than hope for fans of horror.

IMDB description – Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

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Best Animated Film – Frankenweenie

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The creative Mr. Burton chooses the most difficult way to animate Frankenweenie and comes up with the goods. More importantly he experiments with a limitless genre and gives us something different.

The film is about young Victor who brings his beloved dog Sparky back from the dead.

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