The best of 2012by abrandat | created - 04 Sep 2014 | updated - 28 Dec 2015 | Public
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2. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 284,418 | Gross: $73.86M
4. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 325,825 | Gross: $75.61M
6. Take Shelter (2011)
R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Votes: 83,042 | Gross: $1.73M
7. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
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.
Votes: 1,382,775 | Gross: $448.14M
8. Extraterrestrial (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
A man awakens in the bedroom of a one-night stand and discovers that he must remain in her building indefinitely, as the authorities deal with last night's UFO invasion. What's more, her weirdo neighbor has a huge unrequited crush on her.
9. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
Votes: 123,232 | Gross: $1.74M
10. The Grey (2011)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.
Votes: 228,495 | Gross: $51.58M
11. Project X (2012)
R | 88 min | Comedy
3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Votes: 177,493 | Gross: $54.73M
12. Declaration of War (2011)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival.
Votes: 4,734 | Gross: $0.05M
13. Looper (2012)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Votes: 499,697 | Gross: $66.49M
14. That's My Boy (2012)
R | 116 min | Comedy
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent until Todd's 18th birthday. Now Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding after years apart, sending the groom-to-be's world crashing down.
Votes: 82,821 | Gross: $36.93M
15. The Outrage (2010)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.
16. Summertime (I) (2012)
TV-14 | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Two young females, Vicky and Sonia, investigate in a house where several people died, in their favorite bikinis and high heels, but after their first night they soon realize that things are... See full summary »
17. House of Tolerance (2011)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
At an elegant Parisian bordello at the dawn of the 20th century, exists a cloistered world of pleasure, pain, hope, rivalries, and most of all, slavery.
Votes: 5,522 | Gross: $0.02M
20. Skyfall (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Votes: 591,302 | Gross: $304.36M
21. Diamond Flash (2011)
128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Violeta is willing to do anything to find her missing kid. Elena keeps a strange secret. Lola wants to settle her debts with the past. Juana needs someone who loves her unconditionally and ... See full summary »
22. Cosmopolis (2012)
R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
Votes: 41,813 | Gross: $0.74M
23. Goodbye First Love (2011)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world.
Votes: 4,343 | Gross: $0.06M
24. The Three Stooges (2012)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family
While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality television show.
Votes: 28,529 | Gross: $44.34M
25. Killing Them Softly (2012)
R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Votes: 123,955 | Gross: $15.03M
26. Wild Grass (2009)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A quirky woman who spends her free time as a pilot has her purse stolen; when a mysterious man finds her wallet, they embark on a peculiar romance.
Votes: 3,452 | Gross: $0.40M
27. Faust (III) (2011)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.
Votes: 4,714 | Gross: $0.06M
28. In the House (2012)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.
Votes: 27,230 | Gross: $0.35M
29. Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.
Votes: 3,958 | Gross: $0.03M
30. The Names of Love (2010)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.
Votes: 7,118 | Gross: $0.51M
31. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Votes: 18,146 | Gross: $2.01M
33. Detention (2011)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.
34. Trouble with the Curve (2012)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport
A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.
Votes: 56,017 | Gross: $35.76M
35. Chronicle (2012)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 228,922 | Gross: $64.58M
36. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 13,951 | Gross: $5.23M
37. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
90 min | Drama
A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
39. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 386,906 | Gross: $102.52M
40. Battleship (2012)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
Votes: 225,088 | Gross: $65.42M
41. War Horse (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, History, War
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
Votes: 136,114 | Gross: $79.88M
42. Rust and Bone (2012)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Votes: 58,787 | Gross: $2.06M
43. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 87,079 | Gross: $56.00M
44. Dark Shadows (2012)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
Votes: 229,335 | Gross: $79.73M
45. Lockout (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
Votes: 89,463 | Gross: $14.33M
46. The Yellow Sea (2010)
R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
The attempt to carry out a hit on a professor goes terribly awry, triggering a series of violent events which force a taxi driver to run for his life.