My Best to Worst of 2012 Movies

In my opinion, the order of the movies of 2012 from best to worst. (Based on North American release dates)
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1.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Endlessly entertaining and constantly rewarding, The Hobbit is a superb start to the new trilogy from Peter Jackson and the new 48 fps format really compliments the film nicely along with all its gorgeous visuals and set-pieces. This is the kind of film you'll want to see over and over again. ” - daxlks
 
2.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
“ Sweet and charming in its own way, Silver Linings Playbook is a funny, heartfelt and very memorable movie that makes for one of the best movies of the year with some of the best performances from the all-star cast. ” - daxlks
 
3.
Chronicle (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (84 mins.)
Director: Josh Trank
“ Chronicle was surprisingly emotionally involved with the three leads giving great performances and had great use of editing and technical style. ” - daxlks
 
4.
Frankenweenie (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ A sweet and lovable stop-motion expansion of Burton's '84 short which adds to the original tale by bringing in a bigger roster of crazy characters and a delightfully hectic, climatic monster showdown. ” - daxlks
 
5.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ Avengers had the highest entertainment value of the year but the story was contrived at times, though they are well hidden amongst the action. ” - daxlks
 
6.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ Quentin Tarantino succeeds yet again with the bloody & brilliant Django Unchained packing great dialogue & superb acting as well as some hilariously memorable scenes and badass action scenes. ” - daxlks
 
7.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
“ A surprise hit that has the power to make you smile uncontrollably, put you in stitches, and shock you in ways that you might not see coming and it is made even stronger by heartfelt performances from the leads. ” - daxlks
 
8.
Looper (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ Bringing out the best in the time-travel genre, Looper creates an original story with smart filming, electrifying set pieces and a shocking and unexpected ending. ” - daxlks
 
9.
The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
“ Tells a bizarre and fascinating story with superb techniques and stylish touches that keep you well immersed throughout it. ” - daxlks
 
10.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Superb cinematography & great performances make it a thrilling film but raising though-provoking questions and not taking sides makes it stand out. ” - daxlks
 
11.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Offers a very interesting theory on the origins of mankind and has a mesmerizing story and characters. A fascinating tale of discovery. ” - daxlks
 
12.
Flight (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ An engaging film in it's own right but also a great character study which is thanks to a superb performance from Denzel Washington. ” - daxlks
 
13.
Life of Pi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Ang Lee takes us on a marvellous 3-D adventure full of amazingly lifelike visuals and delivers great storytelling which is utterly awe-inspiring. ” - daxlks
 
14.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ With elaborate sets, great filming techniques, an engrossing cast of characters, beautiful cinematography and a poignant but fun story, Moonrise Kingdom is a showcase of fantastic director at his finest. ” - daxlks
 
15.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Love the book and the movie did it justice, aside from the erratic camera. ” - daxlks
 
16.
21 Jump Street (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (110 mins.)
“ The usually consistently funny 21 Jump Street has tons of stand-out scenes and features gut-wrenching laughs from it's two leads. ” - daxlks
 
17.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (101 mins.)
Director: Rich Moore
“ Wreck-it Ralph is a complete joy to watch with great & lovable characters and an awesome adventure that unfolds with superb visual details. ” - daxlks
 
18.
The Grey (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ A Gripping and harrowing survival tale with a surprising emotional punch. ” - daxlks
 
19.
The Impossible (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ Beautifully and impressively filmed & strongly acted, The Impossible is a shockingly realistic but heart-warming retelling of an extraordinarily true story. ” - daxlks
 
20.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
“ Disturbing, unhinging and downright freaky, Sinister succeeds in being the scariest movie of the year and one of the more memorable modern-horrors. ” - daxlks
 
21.
Headhunters (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (100 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
“ Headhunters racks up suspense & tension perfectly, maintains a well-developed character, all while remaining immensely entertaining, and smart. ” - daxlks
 
22.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ It has a fair share of flaws and improbabilities but delivered a thrilling end to the saga. ” - daxlks
 
23.
A Late Quartet (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. (105 mins.)
Director: Yaron Zilberman
“ It can be a bit melodramatic at times but is so well-acted and engaging that it isn't much of a problem ” - daxlks
 
24.
The Hunter (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Nettheim
“ Willem Dafoe is brilliant and the film is capable of combining family drama, beautiful landscapes and a chilling mystery. ” - daxlks
 
25.
ParaNorman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. (92 mins.)
“ Perfectly animated and heartfelt with some surprisingly subtle social commentary but also dark at times despite how much it tries to hide it. ” - daxlks
 
26.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
“ Benefits from strong fleshed-out characters and a funny, unique & heartfelt story. ” - daxlks
 
27.
Five Broken Cameras (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)
“ Sends a strong with powerful & raw footage from Emad Burnat which shows you the struggle that the rest of the world tends to ignore. ” - daxlks
 
28.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
“ This interesting portrait of a culinary legend does a good job at exploring his personal relations, the inner workings of his restaurant as well as sharing his pleasing philosophical ideals. ” - daxlks
 
29.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ This sleek and smart addition to the Bond series delivers on every front with a more personal & thrilling story, various nods to past films and superbly realized set pieces. ” - daxlks
 
30.
Dredd (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (95 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
“ The plot is pretty straightforward but delivers with explosive, brutal action and some unexpected arsty & unique visuals. ” - daxlks
 
31.
The Intouchables (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ An always funny and heart-warming French Comedy ” - daxlks
 
32.
Somewhere Between (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A documentary on four teenage girls living in different parts of the US and united by one thing: all four were adopted from China due to family situations colliding with the country's "One Child Policy". (88 mins.)
“ A very insightful and informative documentary which manages to be interesting as well as poignant. ” - daxlks
 
33.
John Carter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (132 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Great and intricate visuals + action packed set pieces though slight on explanations and motives. ” - daxlks
 
34.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ A crazy gore-fest that breaks through and attempts to explain the horror movie formula, but could have been a bit longer to tie up its loose ends. ” - daxlks
 
35.
Les Misérables (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ There is a lofty nature to this musical but the songs are great and the acting is superb which should keep you invested all the way through. ” - daxlks
 
36.
Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman. (132 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
“ It tried to fit in too much plot making it overly complex but nonetheless it was smart and engaging. ” - daxlks
 
37.
Dragon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
“ The story becomes convoluted halfway through but excellent visuals and many stylish scenes make up for this. ” - daxlks
 
38.
Goon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
“ Crude, well-made and features a refreshingly against the type Seann William Scott. ” - daxlks
 
39.
Jack Reacher (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. (130 mins.)
“ It has a weak ending but is a thoroughly entertaining action-mystery with Tom Cruise giving a good & enjoyable central performance. ” - daxlks
 
40.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ The new Spider-Man is a great addition to the Marvel library as it has amazing fights and set pieces along with a great cast but feels stripped at times. ” - daxlks
 
41.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (172 mins.)
“ The weaving of the six tales can be off-putting making it hard to solely appreciate them but all in all, it's an ambitious and sprawling film with a good message with enjoyable and heartfelt tales. ” - daxlks
 
42.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Ramsey
“ Although it could have a more robust story, Rise of the Guardians is action-packed & visually astounding tale that is mostly a lot of fun. ” - daxlks
 
43.
Paperman (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention. (7 mins.)
Director: John Kahrs
“ A cute & simple little short attached to Wreck-it Ralph with a great animation style. ” - daxlks
 
44.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. (101 mins.)
Director: Lorene Scafaria
“ Not really a comedy but instead a warm-hearted, well acted and affectionate road trip. ” - daxlks
 
45.
Men in Black 3 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (106 mins.)
“ Despite a foreseeable ending that lacks surprise, it still had funny dialogue and smart moments. ” - daxlks
 
46.
Argo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ It's more rewarding towards the end as it's more tense & nail-biting but it is always held together by Affleck's strong direction. ” - daxlks
 
47.
Detachment (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ Adrien Brody and the supporting cast make this film more watch-able and the message less redundant. ” - daxlks
 
48.
Lawless (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. (116 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ Lacks a narrative focus and is somewhat uneven but makes up for it with gritty, violent & superb performances from the all-star cast, especially Guy Pearce ” - daxlks
 
49.
Haywire (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. (93 mins.)
“ Brisk & brutal fight scenes along with Soderbergh's style make for a different but thrilling action film. ” - daxlks
 
50.
The Paperboy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A reporter returns to his Florida home-town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. (107 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
“ Trashy fun thanks to its lively cast, good sense of humour as well as its memorably outrageous scenes. ” - daxlks
 
51.
Teddy Bear (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love. (92 mins.)
Director: Mads Matthiesen
“ A slow and quiet piece but at heart is a tender little story. ” - daxlks
 
52.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ Interestingly filmed & incorporates a well-made gangster parallel of the financial crisis. ” - daxlks
 
53.
Silent House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences. (86 mins.)
“ An unique and interesting approach to the horror genre but suffers from a muddled ending that makes all the suspense and dread feel for naught. ” - daxlks
 
54.
Kumaré (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all. (84 mins.)
Director: Vikram Gandhi
“ Amusing to watch and raises interesting questions but in the end is quite shallow and plays it safe. ” - daxlks
 
55.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. (99 mins.)
“ A CG-fest which's had effects over plot, though the story had its highs. ” - daxlks
 
56.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
“ Its musical numbers and humour make up for its extremely formulaic story. ” - daxlks
 
57.
Savages (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. (131 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ It's pretty uneven but its frighteningly tense & twisty climax as well as Benicio Del Toro's unrestrained Lado is something to see. ” - daxlks
 
58.
End of Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ Gyllenhaal and Peña play believable partners and share great dialogue in this gritty & realistic cop film but it never came together for me as a whole. ” - daxlks
 
59.
Take This Waltz (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. (116 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
“ I didn't enjoy Michelle Williams' character too much and she felt contrived but she is so absorbingly acted. ” - daxlks
 
60.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Mindless action but with hilarious self-mockery. ” - daxlks
 
61.
The Master (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
“ Good performances result to nothing because of its extremely muddled story that goes nowhere ” - daxlks
 
62.
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility. (96 mins.)
“ It still has a ton of inconsistencies and cruddy dialogue but it also has some cool action sequences and the plot is enjoyably reminiscent of the first movie. ” - daxlks
 
63.
Doomsday Book (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The First Chapter of The Anthology Film- In A Brave New World, a mysterious virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul... (115 mins.)
“ The first two films in this promising collection don't deliver but it shines at the end with a bizarre and funny final film. ” - daxlks
 
64.
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers. (95 mins.)
Director: RZA
“ Sophomore editing, rote line delivery & acting, and cinematography that never reaches its intended effect causes it to fall short on its promise of being a great & memorable action packed movie. ” - daxlks
 
65.
Total Recall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - 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. (118 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ It's all about the action and spectacle in this remake and gone is the charm and sheer fun of the original. ” - daxlks
 
66.
Battleship (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. (131 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ Same as Wrath but a bit too much with the effects and the story wasn't as enjoyable. ” - daxlks
 
67.
Iron Sky (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018. (93 mins.)
Director: Timo Vuorensola
“ It's nearly ruined by a very muddled middle section but otherwise it is a goofy & fun time. ” - daxlks
 
68.
The Dictator (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. (83 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ Uneven and the laughs are mixed though it did good plays on reality. ” - daxlks
 
69.
Ted (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori. (106 mins.)
Director: Seth MacFarlane
“ Its best jokes are too scattered and the plot is pretty familiar to make it the great and consistently funny comedy that it should be. ” - daxlks
 
70.
This Is 40 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart. (134 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ Well-acted and true-to-life in spots but its length keeps it from fully resonating with the viewer and as a comedy it is only mildly funny. ” - daxlks
 
71.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (127 mins.)
Director: Rupert Sanders
“ Snow White comes with a myriad problems that all the beautiful visuals in the world couldn't make up for it. ” - daxlks
 
72.
Playing for Keeps (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn. (105 mins.)
“ This cliche-ridden & formulaic 'rom-com' progressively gets messier and more disorganized as it goes along. ” - daxlks
 
73.
The Lorax (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. (86 mins.)
“ An over-abundance of pesky musical numbers makes it lose sight of its meaning. ” - daxlks
 
74.
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in. (88 mins.)
“ Despite some moments of creativity and humour, this less scary addition reuses scares and drags too often to redeem itself ” - daxlks
 
75.
Premium Rush (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. (91 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ Starts off with some promise but an uninteresting story and irritating characters get in the way of the fun. ” - daxlks
 
76.
Lockout (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (95 mins.)
“ Guy Pearce was the best thing that this lacklustre and utterly forgettable sci-fi had. ” - daxlks
 
77.
Taken 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. (92 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton
“ A diminished sequel where the good ideas become drowned out by the mind-numbing set pieces made worse by jittery camera-work and lousy editing. ” - daxlks
 
78.
Act of Valor (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. (110 mins.)
“ Turns into dull patriotic propaganda fast. ” - daxlks
 
79.
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (135 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
“ A weakly plotted action movie that just happens to have the Bourne name on it. ” - daxlks
 
80.
Detention (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kahn
“ Stops making much sense early on and eventually results in a painfully bloated mess. ” - daxlks
 
81.
Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. (95 mins.)
“ Feels like a soap-opera plastered over with a freaky monsters & visuals but seriously lacking in the scares department. ” - daxlks
 
82.
House at the End of the Street (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
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. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Tonderai
“ While briefly enlivened by Jennifer Lawrence and an unexpected twist, the scares are as non-existent as the explanations & the atmosphere is extremely dull. ” - daxlks
 
83.
Butter (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest. (90 mins.)
Director: Jim Field Smith
“ Fails as a comedy as it delivers mostly misses and its characters and attitude are utterly ridiculous. ” - daxlks
 
84.
God Bless America (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. (105 mins.)
“ I respect what it aims to do but it's just stuffed with biased & insulting rants. ” - daxlks
 
85.
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Parker
“ Tends to bore and lacks scares or thrills due to its awful & inconceivable script. ” - daxlks
 
86.
Red Lights (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. (114 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
“ A nonsensical and slack thriller that never impresses or delivers. ” - daxlks
 
87.
The Possession (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. (92 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
“ Lousy, poorly executed, extremely tedious and scare-free ” - daxlks
 
88.
The Apparition (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment. (83 mins.)
Director: Todd Lincoln
“ Not only does it take the cake for most inactivity in a movie but also for being the most useless trash I've ever seen. ” - daxlks