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.

41. West of Memphis

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Amy Berg
Actors: Jason Baldwin, Lorris Davis, Julie Ann Doan, Damien Wayne Echols, Pam Hobbs, Jessie Miskelly
Plot: An in-depth examination of the Arkansas case of the West Memphis Three - gaining access to the investigation and research behind the scenes in an attempt to free the men from a notorious case of injustice.

42. ParaNorman

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Actors: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jodelle Ferland
Plot: Outcast and misunderstood because he can speak to the dead, Norman none-the-less will take on ghosts, zombies and clueless adults in order to save his town from an ancient curse.

43. Lawless

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Hillcoat
Actors: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain
Plot: Franklin County, Virginia during the depression years: a bootlegging gang must decide what course of action to take authorities discover their operation and demand a cut of their profits.

44. Cloud Atlas

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant
Plot: Individual actions ripple across time - past, present and future - helping one man turn from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness inspires revolution far into the future.

45. Samsara

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ron Fricke
Plot: Five years - 25 countries - from sacred ground to disaster zones - Samsara is a visual experience like no other.

46. The Imposter

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Bart Layton
Actors: Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach, Alan Teichman, Ivan Villanueva, Maria Jesus Hoyos
Plot: Documentary based on the true story of a young Frenchman who passes himself off as the 16-year-old son of a Texas family that had been missing for three years.

47. The Lackey

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Shaun Paul Piccinino, Jason Sanders
Actors: Shaun Paul Piccinino, Vernon Wells, Rickey Bird Jr., Jeremy Dunn, Guy A. Grundy, Lauren Parkinson

48. Side by Side

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Christopher Kenneally
Actors: Keanu Reeves, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese
Plot: A documentary about film - specifically explores the history and implementation of digital and photochemical film creation.

49. Hungry for Change

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, Carlo Ledesma
Actors: Jamie Oliver, Joe Cross, Frank Ferrante, Jason Vale, Christiane Northrup, Kris Carr

50. Frankenweenie

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Tim Burton
Actors: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron
Plot: Director Tim Burton spins a tale on why beloved pets should not be brought back to life.

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