Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Slackers' Top 15 Films of 2012

What a great week of lists it was, as, spread out over the course of five days, each writer presented their own unique Top 15 Films of 2012 list. So many great titles were represented, and some of us had very differing opinions on a a variety of titles. But in true fashion of this site, figuring out and displaying which films were our personal favorites was only half of the answer. One of the greatest aspects of having five full-time writers at this site is that is that along with five unique perspectives on every list we roll out, we can also then take those numbers, that data, and plug them into a composite chart, providing a master ranking of the films we favor. It's really a great combination of information, which hopefully provides you, the reader, a better understanding and perspective of some of the films that most resonate with us, both individually and collectively.

So, now that all five lists are in and the data has been collected, it's time to unveil our site's Top 15 Films of 2012!

Remember, these titles and this ranking was generated by values determined from our individual lists. We didn't all sit down together and say, okay, which film do we want to put at #1? By assigning point values to each title previously depicted on our personal Top 15 lists, we were able to simply plug the numbers in and get a composite ranking. No personal agendas or considerations were put into this list, it's simply math. It definitely does a great job of showcasing the films that appealed most to us though, and I don't think a single writer at the site is upset with the way the rankings fell. This is a pretty great cross-section of our favorites from last year, and one that we hope further details our tastes.

By the way, if you're interested in a refresher course on any of our personal lists, you can check them all out here. Because of the descriptions each writer provided on those lists, there was little need for the detail here. This is the ranking though; refer to the individual lists for more details on how/why these each ended up where they did.


15. Skyfall


14. The Perks of Being a Wallflower


13. The Dark Knight Rises


12. Argo


11. Prometheus


10. Moonrise Kingdom


9. 21 Jump Street


8. The Cabin in the Woods


7. Silver Linings Playbook


6. The Grey


5. Cloud Atlas


4. The Avengers


3. Beasts of the Southern Wild


2. Looper


1. Django Unchained


So as a composite list, what do you guys think? Any titles that didn't make the cut that you wish would have been better represented by the group? Alternatively, were there any that you think were too represented?