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.

51. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jay Oliva
Actors: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams, Paget Brewster, Michael Emerson
Plot: In this animated adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel, 55-year-old Bruce Wayne comes out of retirement to protect Gotham and face both the Joker and a battalion of new foes. But does he still have what it takes to be the Caped Crusader?

52. Ted

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Actors: Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Laura Vandervoort, Patrick Warburton, Seth MacFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi
Plot: A man gets more than he bargained for when his childhood wish comes true and his teddy bear is given life.

53. Detachment

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Tony Kaye
Actors: Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Adrien Brody, Lucy Liu, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden
Plot: As seen through the eyes of substitute teacher Detachment follows three weeks in the life of high school from the students to the faculty and the attachments the substitute is afraid to make.

54. The Central Park Five

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
Actors: Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, LynNell Hancock, Kevin Richardson, David Dinkins, Michael Joseph
Plot: In 1989 a woman was raped in Central Park and five black and Latino teenagers were convicted of the crime. After having served between six-13 years in prison, a serial rapist came forward and admitted he was responsible. Ken Burns' documentary looks how racial tension, a rush to judgement and sensationalist media all played a part in upending the lives of five innocent people.

55. The Vow

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Michael Sucsy
Actors: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Jessica Lange, Scott Speedman, Kristina Pesic
Plot: After a car accident, Paige survives but suffers from almost complete memory loss. With what little memory remains, her husband Leo is determined to win her heart back again.

56. The Amazing Spider-Man

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Marc Webb
Actors: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz
Plot: On one hand, Peter Parker is your average high school student - dealing with his crush on Gwen Stacy and the direction of his life. On the other hand, Parker must also deal with his alter-ego, Spider-Man and when he discovers a briefcase that may lead to the answer behind his parents' disappearance, it leads to Dr. Curt Connors of Oscorp, who hides an alter-ego of his own.

57. Sinister

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Scott Derrickson
Actors: Ethan Hawke, ViJuliet Rylance, Michael Hall D'Addario, Clare Foley, James Ransone, Victoria Leigh
Plot: A true-crime novelist seeks clues behind the murder of the family who inhabited the house he and his family just moved into. Using found footage he begins to unravel the truth, but what he discovers puts his family in danger.

58. Safety Not Guaranteed

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Actors: Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass, Karan Soni, Jeff Garlin, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Plot: A man places a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. A local magazine sends a reporter and two interns to track him down and find out the truth (and the man) behind the ad.

59. Unconditional

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Brent McCorkle
Actors: Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill, Kwesi Boakye, Diego Klattenhoff, Cedric Pendleton
Plot: A woman with an idyllic life has everything she knows come crashing down when her husband dies in a senseless act. With the police being not help, she sets out to find the truth herself, but her crusade takes an unlikely turn when she herself rescues two children who lead her to meeting an old childhood friend, Joe, who will impact her life in ways should couldn't imagine.

60. Sacrifice ( Zhao shi gu er )

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Mandarin
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kaige Chen
Actors: Xueqi Wang, Fengyi Zhang, Xiaoming Huang, Bingbing Fan, Hai-Qing, Wenzhuo Zhao

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