#11 The Muppets
#10 Crazy Stupid Love
#8 The Help
As I stated in my review of the film, Contagion is not a film to be taken lightly. Despite the amount of talent attached to the project, it isn't the most fun experience, and some might go so far as to call it unpleasant. However, the intricacies of the narrative and the realism with which this outbreak is approached cannot be undervalued. This is a harrowing, thought-provoking, and brilliantly-written film. One of the most frightening and realistic portrayals of a pandemic that I've ever seen. I highly recommend Contagion!
#6 X-Men First Class
#5 Rise of the Planet of the Apes
#3 War Horse
#2 Super 8
Nothing like waiting until the last second! Lara and I just saw this movie on New Year's Eve, and man what a movie it is! I had heard some pretty glowing reviews for this film, though some were less impressed with Steven Spielberg's latest effort. I therefore went into this movie with fairly moderate expectations, not wanting to get my hopes up. I needn't have worried, however, for War Horse is one of the best films of the year. It's the kind of film that is so uplifting and inspiring that it makes you want to be a better person after watching it. The titular horse is absolutely captivating and the relationship between the horse and his owner is one of the most touching things I've seen all year. We were both in tears (along with 3/4 of the audience) by the film's end, and couldn't fathom anybody disliking it. I nearly promoted this all the way to #1, but I wasn't quite ready to demerit the two above it quite yet. Anyway, if you're on the fence about War Horse, go see it! It's a beautiful piece of art that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
#1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
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