Our personal favourites from 2012 have to be the visually stunning 'Life of Pi' or the awesome time travel thriller 'Looper'. If your interested in something a little more dramatic then check out the arthouse drama - 'Amour'.
Simply one of the greatest actors of all time, Hanks never fails to bring warmth, poignancy, and depth to any character he plays. In fact, we still can't eat a box of chocolates without thinking of him… and life, of course.
Alongside the regular Hollywood blockbuster production line runs a rich vein of progressive arthouse filmmaking, spawning such boundary pushing films stretching from existential horror classic 'Eraserhead' to modern sci-fi gem 'Melancholia'.
Ever wondered what $160 million could buy you? Only the very cheapest of these films, for starters. If you like eye-popping CGI, star-studded casts, and characters that are just begging to be made into action figures, then check out this collection of the biggest sci-fi blockbusters Hollywood has to offer.
These movies would be worth watching even if the speakers on your TV were busted. But with films like 'Interstellar', 'Life of Pi', and 'Cloud Atlas', don't think for a moment they depend on style over substance.
As 2012 was predicted to be the end of the world, many films featured post-apocalyptic content. How very unusual for the Sci-Fi genre. Will life as we know it survive? There’s only one way to find out.