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Let's close the year with something really meta, shall we?
Art really starts imitating itself when there's a Top 10 list of Top 10 lists. But really, with so many Top 10 lists out there, we felt it only appropriate to consolidate our favorites into one handy location. And then, sometime down the line, someone can make a Top 10 list of the best Top 10 Top 10 lists. It boggles the mind, doesn't it? And it should.
Before things get even more complicated, here are the 10 best Top 10 lists of 2012. And here's to even more in 2013!
10. 10 Crazy Movie Plots that Happened in Real Life
That scene in "The Book of Eli" where Denzel Washington singlehandedly takes on 15 guys isn't as far-fetched as you might think. Here are 10 seemingly unbelievable real-life stories that were told through the movies, from Henry Hill's strange journey in "Goodfellas" to the flying house in "Up."
9. The Baddest Movies of 2012
Never, ever pass up a chance to punch "That's My Boy" in the stomach. Hard. And repeatedly. Film.com sticks it to the most excruciating cinematic ordeals of the year, from Adam Sandler's latest lazy hack job to that thing about the woman who was possessed by the devil or something.
8. The 10 Actors We Didn't Know Could Sing (Until They Did)
Who would have thought that Renee Zellweger had what it takes to belt all those "Chicago" tunes (even based on her amazing rock-goddess turn in "Empire Records"?). Or that Daniel Day-Lewis could croon well enough for "Nine" or that Tom Cruise could bring the hair metal for "Rock of Ages"? Sometimes you just never know 'til someone grabs the mic.
7. The 10 Lamest Horror Villains of All Time
For every classic chainsaw-wielding psycho enshrined in the Horror Hall of Fame, there's some wannabe in a bondage suit (or a maniac gingerbread man that sounds like Gary Busey). Here are the horror film baddies that make an already dubious genre even more horrific.
6. 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Disney Characters
Here you'll find some of the cutest — and most disconcerting — doppelgangers on the 'net, from Cruella de Vil/Madonna to Hades/Gary Busey (what's up with him appearing in two entries on this list?). And sometimes, for better and worse, the character arc of the real person kind of matches the character arc of the animated counterpart ... see below.
5. 10 Good Actors Who Make Mostly Bad Movies
Oh, Gerard Butler, what are we going to do with you? At least you're in good company with the likes of Stephen Dorff, Malcolm McDowell and Ray Liotta. Might be time to purge those agents, fellas.
4. The 10 Most Depressing Movies of 2012
It's true that Serious Films are often Seriously Depressing. Almost half of the movies on this list are documentaries, proving that life itself is pretty damn harsh most of the time. Happy Holidays!
3. 10 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Dolph Lundgren
What is it about Dolph Lundgren that makes him so cool? Pretty much everything. To paraphrase Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV," "We must educate you," so here are the top ten things you didn't know about the "Expendables" star.
2. The 10 Best Movie Mashups of 2012
Where would we be if we weren't able to distract ourselves from the tedium of our workdays with little three-minute videos that incorporate footage from different sources to create one cohesive piece of satirical entertainment? Behold the finest examples of the fine art of the supercut.
1. 10 Most Memorable Threesome Scenes in Movies
While sex scenes sometimes make for particularly memorable movie moments, threesome scenes are an entirely different ball game — and, arguably, have a more lasting effect. Take, for example, the ones in "American Psycho" and "Wild Things." There's one in "On the Road," too. Grab two of your closest friends and read on.