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2012 In Film - Best to Worst.

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People who added this item 706  Average listal rating (449 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
1. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
BEST FILM OF 2012!


Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Written by: Mark Boal
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Running time: 157 minutes


Plot: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

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People who added this item 1427  Average listal rating (970 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
2. Skyfall (2012)

Directed by: Sam Mendes
Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & John Logan
Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Running time: 143 minutes


Plot: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her, bringing MI6 under attack.

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People who added this item 1896  Average listal rating (1273 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
3. Django Unchained (2012)

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Drama, Western
Running time: 165 minutes


Plot: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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People who added this item 1179  Average listal rating (741 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Written by: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running time: 102 minutes


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

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People who added this item 1351  Average listal rating (933 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
5. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Directed by: David O. Russell
Written by: David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running time: 122 minutes


Plot: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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People who added this item 1185  Average listal rating (757 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. Life of Pi (2012)

Directed by: Ang Lee
Written by: David Magee
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Gerard Depardieu, Rafe Spall
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Running time: 127 minutes


Plot: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger.

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People who added this item 601  Average listal rating (325 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.8 
7. Amour (2012)

Directed by: Michael Haneke
Written by: Michael Haneke
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running time: 127 minutes


Plot: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

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People who added this item 230  Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
8. A Royal Affair (2012)

Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
Written by: Rasmus Heisterberg & Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Running time: 137 minutes


Plot: 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.

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People who added this item 2550  Average listal rating (1659 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
9. The Avengers (2012)

Directed by: Joss Whedon
Written by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Running time: 143 minutes


Plot: Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

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People who added this item 874  Average listal rating (598 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
10. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Directed by: Rich Moore
Written by: Phil Johnston & Jennifer Lee
Starring: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 108 minutes


Plot: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

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People who added this item 1324  Average listal rating (858 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
11. Looper (2012)

Directed by: Rian Johnson
Written by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Gagnon
Genre: Action, Crime, Science Fiction
Running time: 119 minutes


Plot: In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.

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People who added this item 1227  Average listal rating (815 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
12. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Directed by: Wes Anderson
Written by: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running time: 94 minutes


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

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People who added this item 538  Average listal rating (324 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. The Impossible (2012)

Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona
Written by: Sergio G. Sánchez
Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Running time: 114 minutes


Plot: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

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People who added this item 500  Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Directed by: Benh Zeitlin
Written by: Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Gina Montana
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Running time: 93 minutes


Plot: Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

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People who added this item 2117  Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Guillermo Del Toro
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Scott, Graham McTavish, Hugo Weaving
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Running time: 169 minutes


Plot: A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on a "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim a their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.

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People who added this item 1154  Average listal rating (794 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
16. Argo (2012)

Directed by: Ben Affleck
Written by: Chris Terrio
Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Running time: 120 minutes


Plot: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

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People who added this item 2635  Average listal rating (1596 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.6 
17. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Running time: 165 minutes


Plot: Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

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People who added this item 1123  Average listal rating (614 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
18. Les Misérables (2012)

Directed by: Tom Hooper
Written by: William Nicholson
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Running time: 157 minutes


Plot: In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

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People who added this item 928  Average listal rating (475 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
19. Lincoln (2012)

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Tony Kushner
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook, John Hawkes
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Running time: 150 minutes


Plot: As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.


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People who added this item 1304  Average listal rating (875 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
20. Ted (2012)

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
Written by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi.
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Running time: 106 minutes


Plot: As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.

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People who added this item 1016  Average listal rating (682 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
21. 21 Jump Street (2012)

Directed by: Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Written by: Michael Bacall
Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Running time: 109 minutes


Plot: A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

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People who added this item 613  Average listal rating (355 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
22. Lawless (2012)

Directed by: John Hillcoat
Written by: Nick Cave
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman
Genre: Crime, Drama
Running time: 116 minutes


Plot: Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.

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People who added this item 2032  Average listal rating (1360 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
23. The Hunger Games (2012)

Directed by: Gary Ross
Written by: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins & Billy Ray
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Running time: 142 minutes


Plot: Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.

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People who added this item 704  Average listal rating (470 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
24. The Grey (2011)

Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Written by: Joe Carnahan & Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Running time: 117 minutes


Plot: 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.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 505  Average listal rating (330 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. Sinister (2012)

Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Written by: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ranson, Michael Hall D'Addario, Clare Foley, Vincent D'Onofrio
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Running time: 110 minutes


Plot: A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm "snuff" films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

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People who added this item 484  Average listal rating (246 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
26. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath & Conrad Vernon
Written by: Eric Darnell & Noah Baumbach
Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, Martin Short
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 93 minutes


Plot: Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

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People who added this item 764  Average listal rating (478 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.5 
27. The Woman in Black (2012)

Directed by: James Watkins
Written by: Jane Goldman
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Sophie Stuckey, Roger Allam
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running time: 95 minutes


Plot: A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 651  Average listal rating (446 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
28. Dredd (2012)

Directed by: Pete Travis
Written by: Alex Garland
Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headley, Rakie Ayola
Genre: Action, Crime, Science Fiction
Running time: 95 minutes


Plot: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

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People who added this item 424  Average listal rating (288 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
29. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

Directed by: Gareth Evans
Written by: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Joe Taslim
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Running time: 101 minutes


Plot: A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

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People who added this item 1607  Average listal rating (1061 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
30. Prometheus (2012)

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: Jon Spaihts & Damon Lindelof
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction
Running time: 124 minutes


Plot: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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People who added this item 544  Average listal rating (330 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
31. ParaNorman (2012)

Directed by: Chris Butler & Sam Fell
Written by: Chris Butler
Starring: Kodi-Smit McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Casey Affleck, Tucker Albrizzi
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 92 minutes


Plot: A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 1197  Average listal rating (732 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.2 
32. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Written by: Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock & Hossein Amini
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Running time: 127 minutes


Plot: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

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People who added this item 760  Average listal rating (405 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
33. Frankenweenie (2012)

Directed by: Tim Burton
Written by: John August
Starring: Charlie Tahan, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Winona Ryder, Martin Landau
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Running time: 87 minutes


Plot: Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

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People who added this item 1167  Average listal rating (803 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
34. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Directed by: Drew Goddard
Written by: Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Running time: 95 minutes


Plot: Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

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People who added this item 643  Average listal rating (431 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
35. American Reunion (2012)

Directed by: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg
Written by: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg
Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eugene Levy
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 113 minutes


Plot: Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.

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People who added this item 1606  Average listal rating (923 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
36. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Directed by: Marc Webb
Written by: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent & Steve Kloves
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Running time: 136 minutes


Plot: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.

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People who added this item 1235  Average listal rating (750 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
37. Brave (2012)

Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman & Steve Purcell
Written by: Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman & Irene Mecchi
Starring: Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Running time: 93 minutes


Plot: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

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People who added this item 3  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
38. Mr. Stink (2012)

Directed by: Declan Lowney
Written by: David Walliams
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sheridan Smith, Nell Tiger Free, Johnny Vegas, David Walliams
Genre: Drama, Family
Running time: 60 minutes


Plot: Chloe is a lonely little girl with a mother more interested in entering right wing politics,father yearning for his old life as a rock guitarist and child prodigy younger sister. One day she meets Mr Stink,a malodorous tramp,and his clever dog the Duchess,and lets them live in the family's garden shed. Chloe becomes Mr Stink's best friend and,after he has refused to be part of the prime minister's homelessness campaign,she discovers his real identity and the sad events leading to his vagrancy. Mr Stink reunites Chloe's family but turns down their invitation to spend Christmas with them,though before moving on he thanks Chloe for giving him hope.

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People who added this item 269  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
39. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

Directed by: Peter Lord & Jeff Newitt
Written by: Gideon Defoe
Starring: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 88 minutes


Plot: Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

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People who added this item 817  Average listal rating (547 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
40. The Dictator (2012)

Directed by: Larry Charles
Written by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, SayJason Mantzoukas, John C. Reilly
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 83 minutes


Plot: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

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People who added this item 531  Average listal rating (315 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
41. To Rome with Love (2012)

Directed by: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, Ellen Page, Judy Davis, Penélope Cruz
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Running time: 112 minutes


Plot: The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.

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People who added this item 839  Average listal rating (548 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
42. Chronicle (2012)

Directed by: Josh Trank
Written by: Max Landis
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Running time: 84 minutes


Plot: Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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People who added this item 634  Average listal rating (296 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.6 
43. Anna Karenina (2012)

Directed by: Joe Wright
Written by: Tom Stoppard
Starring: Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jude Law, Matthew Macfayden, Kelly MacDonald
Genre: Drama
Running time: 129 minutes


Plot: Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

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People who added this item 744  Average listal rating (434 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
44. The Master (2012)

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Written by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Genre: Drama
Running time: 144 minutes


Plot: A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

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People who added this item 499  Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
45. Hitchcock (2012)

Directed by: Sacha Gervasi
Written by: John J. McLaughlin
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Michael Wincott
Genre: Biography, Drama
Running time: 98 minutes


Plot: A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.

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People who added this item 992  Average listal rating (556 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
46. Cloud Atlas (2012)

Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski
Written by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Running time: 171 minutes


Plot: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

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People who added this item 865  Average listal rating (533 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
47. The Expendables 2 (2012)

Directed by: Simon West
Written by: Richard Wenk & Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Running time: 103 minutes


Plot: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

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People who added this item 675  Average listal rating (348 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
48. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Directed by: Tony Gilroy
Written by: Tony Gilroy & Dan Gilroy
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Running time: 135 minutes


Plot: An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

FULL REVIEW HERE.
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People who added this item 609  Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
49. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (2012)

Directed by: Steve Martino & Mike Thurmeier
Written by: Michael Berg & Jason Fuchs
Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Chris Peck
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 88 minutes


Plot: 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.

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People who added this item 1644  Average listal rating (854 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.3 
50. Dark Shadows (2012)

Directed by: Tim Burton
Written by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Peiffer, Chloe Grace Moretz, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Running time: 113 minutes


Plot: An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Dec 28 18:24
Thanks for the list but it's a little confused IMO. The Lorax as your worst movie of 2012 is hardly making a statement, instead it is perplexing and lacks logic.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Dec 28 18:48
It's not "confused" because people see films in different ways and, therefore, place them in different orders when making yearly lists. Well, if you read my review of The Lorax, you'll see why.
Edit: 1 year, 3 months ago

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