Top Movies of 2012


The top movies of 2012 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

31. The Impossible

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Geraldine Chaplin, Marta Etura, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast
Plot: Based on the 2004 tsunami that hit Thailand, a family is caught up in the chaos of the aftermath with tens of thousands of other people as their sons go missing following the devastating natural disaster.

32. The Master

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Rami Malek, Lena Endre
Plot: In the 1950s an intelligent, charming man known as "the Master" begins a faith-based organization that soon sweeps across America. A young drifter falls in with him and soon finds himself as his right-hand man.

33. Seven Psychopaths

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin McDonagh
Actors: Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits
Plot: A down-on-his luck screenwriter gets some great inspiration when he finds himself in the cross-hairs of the criminal underworld after a couple of his friends kidnap the Shih Tzu of a gangster.

34. Pitch Perfect

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jason Moore
Actors: Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Alexis Knapp, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Plot: Two a cappella groups vie for supremacy, sparking an all-out war but a rebellious girl looking to escape her unhappy school life may tip the scales when she decides to join in.

35. Royal Affair, A ( kongelig affære, En )

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Danish
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Alicia Vikander, David Dencik, Trine Dyrholm, Thomas W. Gabrielsson
Plot: A queen married to a king fallen to madness finds solace in the arms of her physician. But their relationship will spark a revolution - one that will change a nation forever.

36. Prometheus

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba
Plot: After discovering clues to the origin of mankind, a team of explorers finds themselves on a mission spanning across the universe and leading up to a battle that could determine the fate of the human race.

37. The Cabin in the Woods

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Drew Goddard
Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Amy Acker, Bradley Whitford, Richard Jenkins
Plot: A twist on the classic horror setup of a group of friends going to a cabin retreat in the dark woods and uncovering something unexpected and horrific.

38. Flight

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood
Plot: After an in-flight mechanical failure, veteran pilot Whip Whitaker is hailed as a hero after his crash landing results in nearly saving every soul on board. Yet as the fanfare dies down, the investigation into the crash reveals some startling implications.

39. Rust and Bone ( De rouille et d'os )

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jacques Audiard
Actors: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Yannick Choirat, Jean-Michel Correia, Bouli Lanners, Mourad Frarema
Plot: Alain is not a warm man - a bouncer by trade, he finds himself charged with taking care of his son and relocates to his sister's home to become part of the family. However, he may yet find a way to love after meeting Stéphanie, and a sudden accident will bring these two broken individuals closer together.

40. How to Survive a Plague

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Historical
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: David France
Actors: Peter Staley, Mark Harrington, David Barr, Larry Kramer, Ray Navarro, Iris Long
Plot: As the AIDS epidemic reached a fever point, two coalitions -ACT UP and TAG combined activism and innovation to turn something to fear into something to control.

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