Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31


1. Arrow (2012– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson

Votes: 337,984

2. Nashville (2012–2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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The lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, TN.

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson

Votes: 19,730

3. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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55 Metascore

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.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 302,958 | Gross: $27.10M

4. Elementary (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

Votes: 82,558

5. Scandal (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz, Joshua Malina

Votes: 57,270

6. Chicago Fire (2012– )

43 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, Yuri Sardarov

Votes: 25,668

7. Prometheus (I) (2012)

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

7.0
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65 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 499,185 | Gross: $126.46M

8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 1,245,057 | Gross: $448.13M

9. The Avengers (2012)

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

8.1
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69 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 1,059,424 | Gross: $623.28M

10. Veep (2012– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.2
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 30,137

11. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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81 Metascore

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

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,061,219 | Gross: $162.80M

12. Longmire (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman

Votes: 20,730

13. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

Votes: 553,653 | Gross: $304.36M

14. Girls (2012–2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.

Stars: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver

Votes: 56,186

15. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 744,536 | Gross: $408.00M

16. Baby Daddy (2012– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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A 20-something bachelor bartender becomes an unlikely parent when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby girl on his doorstep.

Stars: Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Melissa Peterman, Chelsea Kane

Votes: 15,941

17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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67 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 383,983 | Gross: $17.74M

18. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.6
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A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 87,177

19. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 13,451

20. Line of Duty (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 9,345

21. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 34,296

22. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 572,012 | Gross: $132.09M

23. Endeavour (2012– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Anton Lesser, Sean Rigby

Votes: 9,263

24. Pitch Perfect (2012)

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

7.2
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66 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 230,394 | Gross: $65.00M

25. Major Crimes (2012– )

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The Closer (2005) spin-off series, which follows Captain Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 9,121

26. Saving Hope (2012– )

43 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A supernatural medical drama that centers around the lives of the doctors and nurses of Hope Zion Hospital.

Stars: Erica Durance, Michael Shanks, Benjamin Ayres, Julia Chan

Votes: 5,180

27. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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95 Metascore

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.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Votes: 229,725 | Gross: $95.72M

28. Magic Mike (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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72 Metascore

A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 115,195 | Gross: $113.71M

29. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 301,435 | Gross: $42.04M

30. Would You Rather (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

5.8
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20 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 26,937

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

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

5.5
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52 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 196,851 | Gross: $292.30M

32. Dark Shadows (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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55 Metascore

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

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 212,348 | Gross: $79.71M

33. The Mindy Project (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina

Votes: 24,395

34. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 677,320 | Gross: $303.00M

35. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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66 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 482,660 | Gross: $262.03M

36. Ripper Street (2012– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 15,804

37. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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73 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 159,684 | Gross: $19.00M

38. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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69 Metascore

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

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Votes: 439,135 | Gross: $138.45M

39. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Stars: Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 73,670

40. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 260,793 | Gross: $148.78M

41. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Votes: 115,779 | Gross: $14.12M

42. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 204,056 | Gross: $21.38M

43. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 458,979 | Gross: $66.47M

44. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 488,372 | Gross: $136.02M

45. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 281,728 | Gross: $179.02M

46. The Body (2012)

108 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Jose Coronado, Hugo Silva, Belén Rueda, Aura Garrido

Votes: 26,558

47. Flight (I) (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman

Votes: 279,476 | Gross: $93.75M

48. The Client List (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

6.7
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Riley is a single mother living in a small Texas town and leading a shocking double life.

Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Loretta Devine, Colin Egglesfield, Cybill Shepherd

Votes: 8,606

49. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 31,530

50. Jagten (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

8.3
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76 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 198,527 | Gross: $0.61M