I should mention that there are movies that I still haven't seen but could be a good candidate for any of these countdowns. Films such as Dredd, The Master, Pitch Perfect, A Royal Affair and many others that are quite obscure or unknown to actually be seen.
21 Jump Street
Unfortunately I am not much of a James Bond fan (seeing how I haven't checked out every movie in the category), but I've seen all of the films based on Daniel Craig's parts including Skyfall to know that I really enjoy the character and his performance. From what I've seen this is Bond's existential crisis, which is reveals a deeper and human side inside of him. In terms of cinematography, this is perhaps the most beautifully shot film of the year as it is unsuprisingly shot by Roger Deakins. What's surprising however is Sam Mendes whose work is known for exploring existentiality (American Beauty, Road to Peredition) directs this as if Christopher Nolan was under the helm with the majority of the scenes under the realm of The Dark Knight. Javier Bardem brings in what could be the most underrated villain in all of Bond's history as the camp, but vengeful Raoul Silva. It's not on par with Anton Chigurh but he still holds an impression. Skyfall is so good that it attracted so many detractors and I don't know why. Is is because it's so familiar to The Dark Knight? Was Javier Bardem an incompetent villain? Or was MI6 a disorganized spy agency? It is just too artsy for an action movie? For all of those reasons, I would assume that you didn't like Skyfall because you really didn't like it