2012 Movies Ranked

by zzzorf | created - 02 Sep 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

These are all the movies from the year 2012 that I have watched & rated since joining IMDb in July 2016. This is not a complete list of everything I have watched ever as my memory isn't that good but is a complete list since joining and thus keeping track. I have them listed in order of my ratings from top to bottom.

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1. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

71 Metascore

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 32,726

10/10

2. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller

73 Metascore

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast

Votes: 181,064 | Gross: $19.02M

9/10

4. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 41,384 | Gross: $1.55M

9/10

5. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams

Votes: 48,045

9/10

6. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 14,995

9/10

7. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,406,538 | Gross: $448.14M

8/10

8. Pitch Perfect (2012)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

66 Metascore

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Director: Jason Moore | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp

Votes: 259,826 | Gross: $65.00M

8/10

9. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 532,221 | Gross: $262.03M

8/10

10. Gone (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

36 Metascore

A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley, Daniel Sunjata

Votes: 39,809 | Gross: $11.65M

8/10

11. Secret of the Wings (2012)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.

Directors: Roberts Gannaway, Peggy Holmes | Stars: Mae Whitman, Lucy Hale, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 9,806

8/10

12. House at the End of the Street (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.

Director: Mark Tonderai | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows

Votes: 66,865 | Gross: $31.61M

8/10

13. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 231,034 | Gross: $64.58M

8/10

14. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

PG-13 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

52 Metascore

After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli

Votes: 217,436 | Gross: $292.30M

8/10

15. Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery (2012)

Not Rated | 62 min | Family

Thomas tries to solve the mystery of the Little Green Engine at the Blue Mountain Quary.

Director: Greg Tiernan | Stars: Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, David Bedella, Jules de Jongh

Votes: 147

8/10

16. Much Ado About Nothing (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese

Votes: 15,514 | Gross: $4.33M

8/10

17. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,199,066 | Gross: $623.36M

7/10

18. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer

Votes: 126,400 | Gross: $42.35M

7/10

19. The Vow (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Jessica Lange

Votes: 175,377 | Gross: $125.01M

7/10

20. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 12,286 | Gross: $2.45M

7/10

21. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

Votes: 80,151 | Gross: $64.94M

7/10

22. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

Votes: 201,609 | Gross: $48.09M

7/10

23. John Carter (2012)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton

Votes: 244,086 | Gross: $73.08M

7/10

24. Total Recall (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Recall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 230,400 | Gross: $58.88M

7/10

25. Save Your Legs! (2012)

92 min | Comedy, Sport

Edward 'Teddy' Brown lives for his suburban cricket club and his two best friends, Rick and Stavros. But when he realizes that his beloved team mates are moving on and growing up, he's ... See full summary »

Director: Boyd Hicklin | Stars: Stephen Curry, Brendan Cowell, Damon Gameau, David Lyons

Votes: 467

7/10

26. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 143,960 | Gross: $37.52M

7/10

27. Chained (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A young man held prisoner by a cab-driving serial killer must make a life or death choice between following in his captor's footsteps or breaking free.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird, Julia Ormond

Votes: 15,252

7/10

28. Clip (2012)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

54 Metascore

Jasna is a teenage girl living in the poor suburbs in the south of Belgrade, Serbia. She likes to record everything around her using a mobile phone camera. She is making videos of herself, ... See full summary »

Director: Maja Milos | Stars: Isidora Simijonovic, Vukasin Jasnic, Sanja Mikitisin, Jovo Maksic

Votes: 5,821

7/10

29. Maniac (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

47 Metascore

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Megan Duffy

Votes: 32,932 | Gross: $0.02M

7/10

30. Would You Rather (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

20 Metascore

Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.

Director: David Guy Levy | Stars: Brittany Snow, June Squibb, Jeffrey Combs, Jonny Coyne

Votes: 33,259

7/10

31. Little Thirteen (2012)

90 min | Drama, Romance

The everyday lives of teenagers, coming from various social backgrounds. For them, sexuality has become a substitute for love, resulting from emotional neglect.

Director: Christian Klandt | Stars: Muriel Wimmer, Antonia Putiloff, Joseph Konrad Bundschuh, Isabell Gerschke

Votes: 805

7/10

32. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 16,661 | Gross: $1.35M

7/10

33. Bad Ass (2012)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime.

Director: Craig Moss | Stars: Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton, Ron Perlman, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 17,851

7/10

34. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 247,405 | Gross: $0.69M

7/10

35. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 427,320 | Gross: $17.74M

7/10

36. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 178,391 | Gross: $161.32M

7/10

37. Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Western

Story of a young Wyatt Earp before he became a lawman. When someone important to him is killed he sets out to find the one responsible. He is joined by some friends among whom are Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Val Kilmer, Shawn Roberts, Daniel Booko, Matt Dallas

Votes: 1,593

7/10

38. Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012)

TV-Y | 86 min | Animation, Family, Musical

When the gracious young Princess, Tori, trades places with her favourite singer, Keira, the girls will have to work together to save the realm of Meribella. Will the Princess and the Pop Star learn to appreciate the power of uniqueness?

Director: Ezekiel Norton | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Jennifer Waris, Ashleigh Ball, Tiffany Kathryn

Votes: 1,301

7/10

39. Tad: The Explorer (2012)

TV-PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Gato | Stars: Óscar Barberán, Michelle Jenner, José Mota, José Corbacho

Votes: 6,962

7/10

40. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

Votes: 112,871 | Gross: $4.01M

7/10

41. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 295,284 | Gross: $45.51M

7/10

42. Big Top Scooby-Doo! (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Scooby-Doo and the gang go on vacation to Atlantic City, but they get involved in a mystery at a circus.

Director: Ben Jones | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 1,128

7/10

43. Hemel (2012)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama

A promiscuous young woman struggles with her emotions when the one man she cares deeply about, her equally restless father, finally finds true love.

Director: Sacha Polak | Stars: Hannah Hoekstra, Hans Dagelet, Rifka Lodeizen, Mark Rietman

Votes: 1,286

7/10

44. Lost Paradise (2012)

93 min | Drama

Lucie lives with her father Hugo. Her mother has been gone for a year and the abscence brought father and daughter even closer. However, when the mother returns, Hugo's taken by ... See full summary »

Director: Ève Deboise | Stars: Pauline Etienne, Olivier Rabourdin, Florence Thomassin, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 157

7/10

45. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 543,402 | Gross: $126.48M

7/10

46. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 85,028 | Gross: $103.86M

6/10

47. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 343,930 | Gross: $42.07M

6/10

48. Piranha 3DD (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

24 Metascore

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush

Votes: 37,615 | Gross: $0.38M

6/10