Highest Rated Feature Films Released 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31 With At Least 1000 Votes


1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.5
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his imposed 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: 1,157,836 | Gross: $448.13M

2. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

8.5
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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: 968,433 | Gross: $162.80M

3. First Time Loser (2012)

90 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Liverpool 1962. An Irish teen boy on the run from a shotgun wedding arrives in Liverpool. He joins the music scene and is inspired by the yet to be famous Beatles.

Director: Joe Scott | Stars: Peter Houston, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Brigid Shine, Anthony Phillips

Votes: 1,239

4. The Hunt (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: 173,402 | Gross: $0.61M

5. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

320 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 47,363

6. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)

62 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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90 Metascore

Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Sara Cushman, Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 6,262

7. OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Director: Umesh Shukla | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Akshay Kumar, Om Puri

Votes: 29,472

8. Shahid (2012)

129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Prabhleen Sandhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur

Votes: 7,189

9. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime

8.3
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The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya, Mahie Gill, Rajendra Gupta

Votes: 22,737 | Gross: $0.04M

10. Ustad Hotel (2012)

151 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.3
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An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life.

Director: Anwar Rasheed | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Thilakan, Siddique, Nithya Menon

Votes: 4,260

11. Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.

Director: György Pálfi | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Bruno Ganz, Greta Garbo

Votes: 1,516

12. Carry on Jatta (2012)

143 min | Comedy

8.3
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A young woman is considering marrying a man who has no family.

Director: Smeep Kang | Stars: Gippy Grewal, Mahie Gill, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Khushboo Grewal

Votes: 2,054

13. Vazhakku Enn 18/9 (2012)

124 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.3
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A girl falls into trouble when her boyfriend films her private moments on his mobile phone without her knowledge.

Director: Balaji Sakthivel | Stars: Sri, Mithun Murali, Urmila Mahanta, Manisha Yadav

Votes: 1,100

14. Barfi! (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 55,314 | Gross: $2.80M

15. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.2
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66 Metascore

College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 19,269

16. Kahaani (2012)

122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met her husband.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee

Votes: 39,371

17. Balak Palak (2012)

109 min | Family

8.2
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Helps parents to realize how important it is to communicate transparently with your child.

Director: Ravi Jadhav | Stars: Subodh Bhave, Madan Deodhar, Anand Ingale, Kishore Kadam

Votes: 1,161

18. Halima's Path (2012)

93 min | Drama

8.2
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In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.

Director: Arsen A. Ostojic | Stars: Alma Prica, Olga Pakalovic, Mijo Jurisic, Izudin Bajrovic

Votes: 1,270

19. Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)

155 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A young man forgets a few years of his life, even as he is about to get married.

Director: Balaji Tharaneetharan | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie, Bagavathi Perumal, Rajkumar

Votes: 2,458

20. Television (2012)

106 min | Drama

8.2
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As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his water-locked village in rural Bangladesh. He even goes on to claim that imagination is also sinful since it... See full summary »

Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki | Stars: Shahir Kazi Huda, Chanchal Chowdhury, Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Mosharraf Karim

Votes: 2,024

21. The Avengers (2012)

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

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: 1,007,015 | Gross: $623.28M

22. Ship of Theseus (2012)

140 min | Drama

8.1
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The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Director: Anand Gandhi | Stars: Aida Elkashef, Yogesh Shah, Faraz Khan, Hannan Youssef

Votes: 4,404

23. Pizza (II) (2012)

127 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

8.1
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A pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious circumstance and it works a dramatic change in his life.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Aadukalam Naren, Karunakaran

Votes: 3,353

24. Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)

123 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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A rib-tickling comedy about a group of spirits who, in their various idiosyncrasies, try and save their only haunt, their resting place, when some unscrupulous builders try and break it down to build a modern monstrosity.

Director: Anik Dutta | Stars: Swastika Mukherjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Samadarshi Dutta

Votes: 1,971

25. 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: 355,681 | Gross: $17.74M

26. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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79 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 444,996 | Gross: $124.98M

27. One Piece Film Z (2012)

TV-14 | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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A former Marine admiral steals the Dyna Stones, and stands in the way of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Director: Tatsuya Nagamine | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 3,630

28. The Third Half (2012)

113 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

Director: Darko Mitrevski | Stars: Katarina Ivanovska, Sasko Kocev, Richard Sammel, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 7,711

29. Dream Team 1935 (2012)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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A story about the Latvian basketball team, which won the first-ever European Championships in 1935 and its enthusiastic head coach Valdemars Baumanis.

Director: Aigars Grauba | Stars: Janis Amanis, Inga Alsina, Vilis Daudzins, Marcis Manjakovs

Votes: 1,238

30. 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: 642,594 | Gross: $303.00M

31. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 71,101 | Gross: $0.23M

32. English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand

Votes: 21,764 | Gross: $1.67M

33. Ernest & Celestine (2012)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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86 Metascore

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 12,265 | Gross: $0.07M

34. Masquerade (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Amid national chaos and fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find a royal body double. He hires Ha-seon, a peasant mimic who bears a perfect ... See full summary »

Director: Chang-min Choo | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Seung-ryong Ryu, Hyo-ju Han, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 3,747 | Gross: $0.90M

35. Eega (2012)

145 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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A murdered man is reincarnated as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death.

Directors: S.S. Rajamouli, J.V.V. Sathyanarayana | Stars: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Hamsa Nandini

Votes: 13,110

36. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)

M | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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For three years, Guts believed his mission was to pursue Griffith's dream together with him. But in order to become Griffith's equal and truly be called his friend, Guts realizes he will ... See full summary »

Directors: Toshiyuki Kubooka, Michael Sinterniklaas | Stars: Orion Acaba, Chris Jai Alex, G.K. Bowes, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 4,455

37. Ayalum Njanum Thammil... (2012)

160 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.9
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The relationship between an honest and committed senior doctor and an irresponsible doctor

Director: Lal Jose | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Vijay Babu, Rima Kallingal, Salim Kumar

Votes: 1,371

38. 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: 538,741 | Gross: $132.09M

39. 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: 526,379 | Gross: $304.36M

40. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 275,430 | Gross: $189.41M

41. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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84 Metascore

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

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 240,489 | Gross: $45.51M

42. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.8
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71 Metascore

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg

Votes: 29,824 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (2012)

TV-14 | 109 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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Naruto and Sakura are captured in a parallel world by Madara, who's intentions are to steal the jinchuuriki from Naruto.

Director: Hayato Date | Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Emi Shinohara

Votes: 3,248

44. Vicky Donor (2012)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor, Dolly Ahluwalia

Votes: 27,614 | Gross: $0.17M

45. Thuppakki (2012)

165 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jamwal, Sathyan

Votes: 16,193

46. 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: 456,562 | Gross: $136.02M

47. End of Watch (2012)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera

Votes: 182,960 | Gross: $40.98M

48. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)

76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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He trusts no one, only his sword.

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka | Stars: Hiroaki Iwanaga, Takahiro Sakurai, Toa Yukinari, Yuki Kaji

Votes: 5,752

49. Nanban (2012)

188 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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10 years after finishing college, two best friends and their enemy go on a search for their third friend, while finding out some truths along the way.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth, Ileana D'Cruz

Votes: 8,271

50. Bojhena Shey Bojhena (2012)

145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A horrible accident takes place between two buses on the highway in Behrampore which includes students returning after winning their kabadi match, a newly-wed couple, a lover taking his ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Chakraborty | Stars: Soham Chakraborty, Mimi Chakraborty, Abir Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar

Votes: 1,113