So for those specific genres... Hugo wasn't quite fantasy or SF but it definitely had some SF/fantasy seeming elements. I liked Attack the Block, which is about an alien invasion in a bad part of London; not enough to make my big end of year list but still pretty fun. Maybe a 7/10. I also enjoyed Your Highness, although admittedly it was a really, really awful, stupid movie. I'm told the last Harry Potter was one of the best of the bunch, although it's not really my thing. Green Lantern was disappointing, Captain America was decent, and Thor was pretty good.
As for the historical fiction, Hugo should be right up your alley, as it's set in 1930s France. I can understand not liking Woody Allen (although in this movie, Owen Wilson is really just a stand-in for the character Allen would have played 30 years ago) but this is as much of a historical fiction movie as he's ever done, including "Love and War". Anyway, accepting that when Allen is bad, he's very, very bad, this movie is definitely the good Allen (and I have to admit I wasn't sure the good Allen existed anymore). I also liked the adaptation of Jane Eyre that came out this year, if that's your thing. Killer Elite wasn't bad.
I also *really* have to pimp out Moneyball. You may not like sports movies, I don't know, but this isn't about blood, guts, and being strong or whatever, it's about nerds who reject the status quo in favor of stuff that has been statistically tested. It's basically a movie about skepticism, in a way.
Finally, to the larger point about "look at all the crap", well... every year has a whole lot of garbage that a lot of people go to see. If it's not Pirates of the Caribbean IVXCLM, it's Avatar or American Pie Jr. - The College Years. Like every other mass consumed art, 98% of what is out there is crap and you've got to sift your way through it to find the good 2%. That's not good or bad, it's just the way things are.