Independent Cinema writes: This year has definitely not been a bad year for movies. Starting out strong with films like The Raid: Redemption, The Grey, and 21 Jump Street, there was already promise of an incredible year of film. Then in the summer we had a massive lull after The Avengers, with tons of disappointments like Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises. But what the summer disappointed with in blockbusters, it made up for in independent films that maintained a quirky attitude and had more heart than most films this year. Once awards season started picking up though, the major award contenders came out to play, and finally here we are, a couple weeks past the end of 2012. After debating with myself for a while, I managed to come up with a Top 10 list that manages to be diverse as well as a good barometer of the best films this year.