Argo - I see a lot of movies each year. So far, Argo is the best film I have seen in 2012. It is an interesting historical drama that still feels very timely with today's news. The actors are all very good. There is even some humor in this otherwise intense and suspense-filled story.
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.