Ted’s Movie List for 2012

Since the early 1990s, I’ve been rating every movie I see according to the DTMTBD system: how it compares to Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. DTMTBD  is my movie equivalent of what sports statheads call a “replacement-level player” – what you could expect to pick up off the waiver wire if your starter went down.

Best Movies of the Year

  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Magic Mike
  • Chronicle

Much Better than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • The Hunger Games
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • Haywire
  • Life of Pi
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Better than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Wanderlust
  • Ted
  • The Secret World of Arietty
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Django Unchained
  • Argo
  • Looper
  • The Man with the Iron Fists
  • The Five-Year Engagement
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Friends with Kids
  • The Campaign
  • Men in Black III

About as Good as Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Rock of Ages
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Avengers
  • Brave
  • Skyfall
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Prometheus

Worse than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • Bachelorette

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