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The 10 best movies of 2012

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Number one is truly Magic

With so many fantastic films to choose from this year, you may be surprised who made the cut. See how our list compares to the Golden Globes’ list of nominees.

Number one is truly Magic

#10. Brave

From brat to brand-new heroine! Pixar's first female protagonist, Merida, makes a strong debut with stunning digital animation that will knock your stockings off. Brave inspires moms and kids alike with its powerful relationship between mother and daughter.

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#9. Lincoln

Sally Field is intoxicating as Mary Todd Lincoln, the perfect match for Daniel Day-Lewis’ presidential performance. Lincoln will likely be the recipient of many statues this awards season.

Photo credit: DreamWorks

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#8. Silver Linings Playbook

This bi-polar love story depicts two people who are given a second chance. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper play two of the quirkiest, messed-up characters this year. Good thing they found each other!

Photo credit: The Weinstein Co.

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#7. Argo

Ben Affleck outdid himself in this thrilling, real-life story about the Iran hostage crises where the federal agents pretended they were going to Iran to film a sci-fi movie. This wild idea makes Argo stunning to watch.

Photo credit: Warner Brothers

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#6. Skyfall

This deliciously dark and moody Bond film had more depth and emotion than any other 007 film in recent history. Though feeling his mortality, Daniel Craig again proves he's still swoon-worthy in Skyfall.

Photo credit: Sony Pictures

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#5. Les Miserables

Hugh Jackman yanks our heartstrings in this fantastic musical, where Anne Hathaway gives the performance of her lifetime. We dare you to get out of the theater without shedding a tear.

Photo credit: Universal Pictures

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#4. Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson's delightful take on the innocence of childhood will make you want to dance on the beach in your underwear while listening to French pop songs. Starring Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis and Tilda Swinton, Moonrise Kingdom will delight teens and adults.

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#3. Hope Springs

Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are fabulous and funny as an aging married couple that decides to rekindle their spark in Hope Springs. Congrats to Meryl for her Golden Globes nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.

Photo credit: Sony Pictures

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#2. The Hunger Games

Who can forget Katniss’ burning gown or all the fabulous eyelashes? The Hunger Games had strong female characters, sexy dudes and lots of action. We can't wait for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

Photo credit: Lionsgate

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#1. Magic Mike

OK, so maybe this flick isn't an award favorite, but of all the movies we saw this year, Magic Mike was the most entertaining for its nearly naked dance routines with some super hot studs. If we had to see any film again, most certainly this stunning stripper story would be it! Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello win our award for entertaining sex appeal.

Photo credit: Warner Brothers
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