Best 2012 Movies

Mud

Mud

Mud
IMDb: 7.4
130 min

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.

Genre: Best 2012
The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines
IMDb: 7.3
140 min

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

Genre: Best 2012
Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Django Unchained
IMDb: 8.4
165 min

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

Genre: Best 2012
Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
IMDb: 7.4
157 min

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.

Genre: Best 2012
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Les Misérables
IMDb: 7.6
157 min

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo\'s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Genre: Best 2012
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
IMDb: 7.8
169 min

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Genre: Best 2012
Rise Of The Guardians

Rise Of The Guardians

Rise Of The Guardians
IMDb: 7.3
97 min

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Genre: Best 2012
Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
IMDb: 7.9
127 min

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper\'s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Genre: Best 2012
Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln
IMDb: 7.3
149 min

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President\'s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Genre: Best 2012
Flight

Flight

Flight
IMDb: 7.3
138 min

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he\'s managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Genre: Best 2012
Wreck it Ralph

Wreck it Ralph

Wreck it Ralph
IMDb: 7.7
108 min

Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game\'s titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero\'s Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game\'s hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
IMDb: 7.4
172 min

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Genre: Best 2012
Skyfall

Skyfall

Skyfall
IMDb: 7.7
143 min

When Bond\'s latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

Genre: Best 2012
Argo

Argo

Argo
IMDb: 7.7
120 min

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA \'exfiltration\' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect
IMDb: 7.2
112 min

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that\'s exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

Genre: Best 2012
The Third Half

The Third Half

The Third Half
IMDb: 7.8
113 min

Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria\'s National Football League

In the House

In the House

In the House
IMDb: 7.4
105 min

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

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Genre: Best 2012
Looper

Looper

Looper
IMDb: 7.4
118 min

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe\'s future self for assassination.

Genre: Best 2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
IMDb: 8.0
103 min

15-year-old freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic senior students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her stepbrother Patrick help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie\'s dreams of becoming a writer.

Genre: Best 2012
End of Watch

End of Watch

End of Watch
IMDb: 7.6
109 min

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Genre: Best 2012
The Impossible

The Impossible

The Impossible
IMDb: 7.6
113 min

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

Genre: Best 2012
Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook
IMDb: 7.7
122 min

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Genre: Best 2012
Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths
IMDb: 7.2
110 min

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster\'s beloved Shih Tzu.

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Genre: Best 2012
The Master

The Master

The Master
IMDb: 7.2
137 min

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new \"religion\" he forms after World War II.

Genre: Best 2012
Lawless

Lawless

Lawless
IMDb: 7.3
115 min

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.

Genre: Best 2012
The Hunt

The Hunt

The Hunt
IMDb: 8.3
116 min

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.

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Genre: Best 2012
Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin
IMDb: 7.5
134 min

Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past...

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Genre: Best 2012
Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
IMDb: 7.2
118 min

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Genre: Best 2012
Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks
IMDb: 7.2
104 min

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

Genre: Best 2012
The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises
IMDb: 8.4
165 min

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent\'s crimes to protect the late attorney\'s reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham\'s finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Genre: Best 2012
No

No

No
IMDb: 7.4
118

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the ‘No’ vote persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and while under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Love (Amour)

Love (Amour)

Love (Amour)
IMDb: 7.9
127 min

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 a stroke, and the couple\'s bond of love is severely tested.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
IMDb: 7.3
93 min

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in \'the Bathtub\', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack – temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

Genre: Best 2012
Brave

Brave

Brave
IMDb: 7.1
93 min

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
IMDb: 7.8
94 min

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Genre: Best 2012
Rust and Bone

Rust and Bone

Rust and Bone
IMDb: 7.5
123 min

Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali\'s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

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Genre: Best 2012
The Sessions

The Sessions

The Sessions
IMDb: 7.2
98 min

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O\'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark\'s curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.

Genre: Best 2012
The Avengers

The Avengers

The Avengers
IMDb: 8.0
143 min

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Genre: Best 2012
A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair
IMDb: 7.5
137 min

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

Genre: Best 2012
The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
IMDb: 7.2
142 min

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Genre: Best 2012
21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street
IMDb: 7.2
109 min

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Conquest 1453

Conquest 1453

Conquest 1453
IMDb: 6.7
160 min

After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.

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Genre: Best 2012