Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 2012: See What Made the Cut!

Roll out the red carpet and grab your popcorn, because we’re about to take a cinematic journey back to 2012! A year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of movies that made us laugh, cry, and clutch our seats in suspense. From heart-wrenching dramas to adrenaline-pumping action flicks, 2012 was a year that truly had something for everyone. But which films managed to capture the hearts of fans worldwide? Which cinematic masterpieces left audiences wanting more, long after the credits rolled? Well, you’re about to find out! We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 2012, based on audience ratings, box office success, and their enduring popularity. So, without further ado, let’s dim the lights, silence our cell phones, and see what made the cut!
Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Release Date: 2012-12-25

Genres: Drama, Western

“Django Unchained” is a gripping 2012 movie that tells the story of a freed slave on a mission to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner in Mississippi. With an incredible cast including Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Samuel L. Jackson, this film takes you on a thrilling journey filled with action, drama, and a powerful message about freedom and justice. Released on December 25th, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of 2012.

Cast: Jamie Foxx (Django Freeman) , Christoph Waltz (Dr. King Schultz) , Leonardo DiCaprio (Calvin J. Candie) , Kerry Washington (Broomhilda von Shaft) , Samuel L. Jackson (Stephen) , Walton Goggins (Billy Crash) , Dennis Christopher (Leonide Moguy) , James Remar (Butch Pooch / Ace Speck) , David Steen (Mr. Stonesipher) , Dana Gourrier (Cora) , Nichole Galicia (Sheba) , Laura Cayouette (Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly) , Ato Essandoh (D’Artagnan) , Sammi Rotibi (Rodney) , Clay Donahue Fontenot (Big Fred’s Opponent) , Escalante Lundy (Big Fred) , Miriam F. Glover (Betina) , Don Johnson (Spencer “Big Daddy” Bennett) , Franco Nero (Amerigo Vessepi) , James Russo (Dicky Speck) , Tom Wopat (U.S. Marshall Gill Tatum) , Don Stroud (Sheriff Bill Sharp) , Amber Tamblyn (Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter) , Bruce Dern (Old Man Carrucan) , M.C. Gainey (Big John Brittle)

Directors: Quentin Tarantino

Writers: Quentin Tarantino

Tags: bounty hunter, hero, plantation, society, friendship, friends, revenge, rivalry, rescue, shootout, racism, dentist, django, aftercreditsstinger, odd couple, black slave, deadly, 19th century

The Hunt

The Hunt

Release Date: 2012-10-25

Genres: Drama

“The Hunt” is a gripping drama that tells the story of a teacher who faces a series of unfortunate events after a small lie spirals out of control. With an incredible performance by Mads Mikkelsen and a talented cast, this 2012 film explores themes of love, custody battles, and the devastating consequences of a single falsehood. Released on October 25th, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted films of that year.

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen (Lucas) , Thomas Bo Larsen (Theo) , Annika Wedderkopp (Klara) , Lasse Fogelstrøm (Marcus) , Susse Wold (Grethe) , Anne Louise Hassing (Agnes) , Lars Ranthe (Bruun) , Alexandra Rapaport (Nadja) , Sebastian Bull Sarning (Torsten) , Steen Ordell Guldbrandsen (Lars T) , Daniel Engstrup (Johan) , Troels Thorsen (Bent) , Søren Rønholt (Big Carsten) , Hana Shuan (Tiny) , Jytte Kvinesdal (Inger) , Josefine Gråbøl (Teacher) , Bjarne Henriksen (Ole) , Nicolai Dahl Hamilton (Convenience Store Manager) , Øyvind Hagen-Traberg (Butcher) , Allan Wibor Christensen (Butcher’s Assistant) , Rikke Bergmann (Cashier at the Convenience Store) , Rasmus Lind Rubin (Pede) , Frank Rubæk (Elias) , Jakob Højlev Jørgensen (Erik) , Nina Christrup (Bruun’s Sister #1)

Directors: Thomas Vinterberg

Writers: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm

Tags: parent child relationship, lie, pedophilia, kindergarten, father, teacher, school, pedophile, divorce

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Release Date: 2012-09-20

Genres: Drama

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a heartwarming coming-of-age film set in 1991 Pittsburgh. It follows Charlie, a shy high school freshman who finds solace in observing life from the sidelines. However, his world changes when he befriends two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who guide him through the ups and downs of friendship, music, and love. With a talented cast including Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, this 2012 gem is a must-watch for anyone seeking a touching and relatable story.

Cast: Logan Lerman (Charlie) , Emma Watson (Sam) , Ezra Miller (Patrick) , Mae Whitman (Mary Elizabeth) , Kate Walsh (Mother) , Dylan McDermott (Father) , Melanie Lynskey (Aunt Helen) , Nina Dobrev (Candace) , Johnny Simmons (Brad) , Joan Cusack (Dr. Burton) , Paul Rudd (Mr. Anderson) , Nicholas Braun (Ponytail Derek) , Reece Thompson (Craig) , Patrick de Ledebur (Senior Bully) , Brian Balzerini (Linebacker) , Tom Kruszewski (Nose Tackle) , Julia Garner (Susan) , Tom Savini (Mr. Callahan) , Emily Marie Callaway (Mean Freshman Girl) , Chelsea Zhang (Shakespeare Girl) , Jesse Scheirer (Freshman Boy) , Justine Nicole Schaefer (Twin Girl #1) , Julie Marie Schaefer (Twin Girl #2) , Leo Miles Farmerie (7-Year-Old Charlie) , Isabel Muschweck (9-Year-Old Candace)

Directors: Stephen Chbosky

Writers: Stephen Chbosky

Tags: based on novel or book, trauma, school friend, friendship, high school, freshman, coming of age, school, teenage boy, high school student, first love, aunt nephew relationship, lgbt, mental health, lgbt teen, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, 1990s, based on young adult novel, gay theme, teenager

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

Release Date: 2012-07-16

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

“The Dark Knight Rises” is a thrilling superhero movie released in 2012. Set eight years after the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman finds himself hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. With the emergence of the mysterious Selina Kyle and the formidable villain Bane, Batman must rise again to protect the city that has turned against him. Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, and an incredible ensemble cast, this movie is a must-watch for any fan of the genre.

Cast: Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman) , Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth) , Gary Oldman (James Gordon) , Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle / Catwoman) , Tom Hardy (Bane) , Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate / Talia al Ghul) , Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake) , Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) , Matthew Modine (Peter Foley) , Juno Temple (Jen) , Ben Mendelsohn (John Daggett) , Burn Gorman (Phillip Stryver) , Daniel Sunjata (Captain Jones) , Cillian Murphy (Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow) , Alon Abutbul (Leonid Pavel) , Liam Neeson (Ra’s al Ghul) , Nestor Carbonell (Anthony Garcia) , Josh Stewart (Barsad) , Aidan Gillen (CIA Op) , Tom Conti (Prisoner) , Joey King (“The Child”) , Josh Pence (Young Ra’s al Ghul) , John Nolan (Douglas Fredericks) , Warren Brown (Mercenary Security #1) , Sam Kennard (Special Ops Sergeant)

Directors: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane

Tags: crime fighter, terrorist, secret identity, burglar, hostage, fight, time bomb, vigilante, cover-up, superhero, based on comic, villainess, tragic hero, mobile, terrorism, destruction, fighting, criminal underworld, cat burglar, flood

The Avengers

The Avengers

“The Avengers” is an action-packed superhero film released in 2012. When a new threat endangers the world, Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., assembles a team of remarkable individuals to save the day. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Clark Gregg, this thrilling movie takes you on a global adventure as the Avengers unite to prevent a disaster of epic proportions.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man) , Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America) , Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner / The Hulk) , Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson) , Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow) , Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton / Hawkeye) , Tom Hiddleston (Loki) , Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) , Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) , Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) , Stellan Skarsgård (Erik Selvig) , Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia “Pepper” Potts) , Paul Bettany (J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice)) , Alexis Denisof (The Other) , Tina Benko (NASA Scientist) , Jerzy Skolimowski (Georgi Luchkov) , Kirill Nikiforov (Weaselly Thug) , Jeff Wolfe (Tall Thug) , M’laah Kaur Singh (Young Girl) , Rashmi Rustagi (Calcutta Woman) , Powers Boothe (World Security Council) , Jenny Agutter (World Security Council) , Arthur Darbinyan (World Security Council) , Donald Li (World Security Council) , Warren Kole (Carrier Bridge Techs)

Directors: Joss Whedon

Writers: Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Zak Penn, Jack Kirby

Tags: new york city, shield, superhero, based on comic, alien invasion, superhero team, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger, marvel cinematic universe (mcu)

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Release Date: 2012-05-16

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

“Moonrise Kingdom” is a heartwarming and adventurous tale set in 1965 on a picturesque island off the coast of New England. It follows the enchanting love story of two twelve-year-olds who decide to escape together, triggering a thrilling chase by various authorities. As chaos ensues, a powerful storm adds to the excitement, turning the peaceful island community upside down. With an incredible cast including Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton, this highly acclaimed movie was released on May 16, 2012, and is definitely a must-watch for its captivating storyline and talented ensemble.

Cast: Jared Gilman (Sam Shakusky) , Kara Hayward (Suzy Bishop) , Bruce Willis (Captain Sharp) , Edward Norton (Scout Master Ward) , Bill Murray (Mr. Bishop) , Frances McDormand (Mrs. Bishop) , Tilda Swinton (Social Services) , Jason Schwartzman (Cousin Ben) , Bob Balaban (The Narrator) , Harvey Keitel (Commander Pierce) , Lucas Hedges (Redford) , Charlie Kilgore (Lazy Eye) , Chandler Frantz (Gadge) , Gabriel Rush (Skotak) , Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (Roosevelt) , John Franchi (Play Attendee) , Andreas Sheikh (Panagle) , Rob H. Campbell (Deluca) , L.J. Foley (Izod) , Tommy Nelson (Nickleby) , Larry Pine (Mr. Billingsley) , Marianna Bassham (Becky) , Neal Huff (Jed) , Eric Chase Anderson (Secretary McIntire) , Jake Ryan (Lionel)

Directors: Wes Anderson

Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Tags: camping, hurricane, pen pals, coming of age, camp, orphan, new england, first love, eye patch, search party, devastation, handkerchief, child smoking, small town sheriff, the color red, boy scouts, sand dancing, meet cute, boy scouts leader, pipe smoking, duringcreditsstinger, 1960s, orphan boy

The Body

The Body

Release Date: 2012-12-21

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

“The Body” is a gripping mystery movie released on December 21, 2012. When a woman’s body mysteriously vanishes from the morgue, police inspector Jaime Peña teams up with the widower, Álex Ulloa, to uncover the truth behind this puzzling disappearance. With a talented cast including Jose Coronado, Hugo Silva, and Belén Rueda, this film will keep you on the edge of your seat as the investigation unfolds.

Cast: Jose Coronado (Jaime Peña) , Hugo Silva (Álex Ulloa) , Belén Rueda (Mayka Villaverde) , Aura Garrido (Carla) , Cristina Plazas (Dra. Tapia) , Montse Guallar (Gloria Villaverde) , Nausicaa Bonnín (Patricia) , Miquel Gelabert (Vigilante Ángel Torres) , Oriol Vila (Agente Mateos) , Carlota Olcina (Erica Ulloa) , Patrícia Bargalló (Agente Norma) , Ahmed Adel (César Stevens) , Mia Esteve (Luna Villaverde) , Sílvia Aranda (Ruth (as Silvia Aranda)) , Manel Dueso (Agente Carlos) , Pere Brasó (Agente 3 (uncredited)) , Albert López-Murtra (Agente 4 (uncredited)) , Paco Moreno (Agente Científica (uncredited)) , Aida Oset (Enfermera UCI (uncredited)) , Jordi Planas (Oficial UCI (uncredited)) , Aina Planas (Eva (uncredited)) , Bert Palmen (Hombre restaurante Arabesco (uncredited)) , Camilo García (Ágente de transporte (uncredited)) , Juan Pablo Shuk (Agente Pablo)

Directors: Oriol Paulo

Writers: Oriol Paulo, Lara Sendim

Tags: poison, prison, detective, identity, infidelity, femme fatale, love, revenge, murder, morgue, missing person

The Raid

The Raid

Release Date: 2012-03-23

Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime

“The Raid” is an intense action-packed movie set in the slums of Jakarta. When a fearless SWAT team attempts to raid a notorious drug lord’s impenetrable safe house, they find themselves trapped on the sixth floor with no way out. With Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais leading the way, the team must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their dangerous mission. Released on March 23, 2012, this movie is a thrilling ride from start to finish, showcasing impressive martial arts skills and heart-pounding suspense.

Cast: Iko Uwais (Rama) , Joe Taslim (Jaka) , Donny Alamsyah (Andi) , Yayan Ruhian (Mad Dog) , Pierre Gruno (Wahyu) , Ray Sahetapy (Tama) , Tegar Satrya (Bowo) , Iang Darmawan (Gofar) , Eka ‘Piranha’ Rahmadia (Dagu) , Verdi Solaiman (Budi) , Alfridus Godfred (Machete Gang #1) , Rully Santoso (Machete Gang #2) , Melkias Ronald Torobi (Machete Gang #3) , Johanes Tuname (Machete Gang #4) , Sofyan Alop (Machete Gang #5) , R. Iman Aji (Eko) , Ananda George (Ari) , Yusuf Opilus (Alee) , Mus Danang Danar Dono (Special Force Driver #1) , Sunarto (Special Force Driver #2) , Hanggi Maisya (Hanggi / Special Force #10) , Zaenal Arifin (Zaenal / Special Force #11) , Abraham Joshua B. Sitompul (Special Force #12) , Aji Setianto (Special Force #13) , Fachrudin Midun (Special Force #14)

Directors: Gareth Evans

Writers: Gareth Evans

Tags: martial arts, crime boss, tenement, high rise, monitor, tower block, jakarta indonesia, swat

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Release Date: 2012-11-20

Genres: Adventure, Drama

“Life of Pi” is a captivating adventure film released in 2012. It tells the story of Pi, an Indian boy who survives a shipwreck and finds himself stranded in the Pacific Ocean with a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger. With a talented cast including Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan, this movie takes you on a thrilling journey of survival and self-discovery.

Cast: Suraj Sharma (Pi Patel) , Irrfan Khan (Adult Pi Patel) , Ayush Tandon (Pi Patel (11-12 Years)) , Gautam Belur (Pi Patel (5 Years)) , Adil Hussain (Santosh Patel) , Tabu (Gita Patel) , Ayaan Khan (Ravi Patel (7 Years)) , Mohd Abbas Khaleeli (Ravi Patel (13-14 Years)) , Vibish Sivakumar (Ravi Patel (18-19 Years)) , Rafe Spall (Writer) , Gérard Depardieu (Cook) , James Saito (Older Insurance Investigator) , Jun Naito (Younger Insurance Investigator) , Andrea Di Stefano (Priest) , Shravanthi Sainath (Anandi) , Elie Alouf (Mamaji) , T.M. Karthik (Science Teacher) , Amarendran Ramanan (Indian History Teacher) , Hari Mina Bala (Librarian) , Wang Bo-chieh (Buddhist Sailor) , Ko I-Chen (Tsimtsum Captain) , Jag Huang (Sailor) , Ravi Natesan (Selvam) , Adyant Balaji (Bully) , Chirag Agarwal (Bully)

Directors: Ang Lee

Writers: David Magee, Yann Martel

Tags: sea, loss of loved one, 1970s, faith, zebra, survival, young boy, zookeeper, orangutan, teenage boy, hyena, meerkat, magic realism, cargo ship, lifeboat, injured animal, storm at sea, told in flashback, wreckage, loss of family, teenage protagonist, family loss, flying fish

I Want You

I Want You

Release Date: 2012-06-22

Genres: Drama, Romance

“I Want You” is a captivating romantic drama released in 2012. Starring Mario Casas, Clara Lago, and María Valverde, the movie revolves around Hache, who finds himself torn between his new love interest, Gin, and his lingering feelings for his ex-girlfriend. With a talented cast and a release date of June 22, 2012, this film promises an intriguing love triangle that will keep you hooked till the end.

Cast: Mario Casas (Hache) , Clara Lago (Gin) , María Valverde (Babi) , Álvaro Cervantes (Pollo) , Diego Martín (Alejandro) , Marina Salas (Katina) , Cristina Plazas (Rafaella) , Nerea Camacho (Daniela) , Marcel Borràs (Chico) , Carles Francino (Vidal) , Antonio Velázquez (Serpiente) , Laia Costa (Chica serpiente) , Ferran Vilajosana (Piolín) , Andrea Ros (Julia) , Carme Elias (Madre H.) , Jordi Bosch (Claudio) , Luis Fernández (Chino) , Manu Fullola (Adriano) , Andrew Tarbet (Joaquín) , Joan Crosas (Padre H.) , Ismael Martínez (Marcelo Lazcorreta) , Víctor Sevilla (Ventura) , Daniel Casadellà (Palote) , Jorge Gudiel (Benito) , Gerardo Peña (Goku)

Directors: Fernando González Molina

Writers: Federico Moccia, Ramón Salazar

Tags: rebel, based on novel or book, friendship, motor sport, sequel, street race, love, teenage love, young love, illegal grand prix race, based on young adult novel

The Impossible

The Impossible

Release Date: 2012-09-09

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Thriller

“The Impossible” is a gripping movie released in 2012 that tells the heart-wrenching story of a close-knit family’s vacation in Thailand turning into a nightmare when a devastating tsunami strikes. Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and a talented cast, the film showcases the family’s struggle for survival amidst the chaos, while also highlighting the unexpected acts of kindness and courage that help them find hope in their darkest hour.

Cast: Naomi Watts (Maria Bennett) , Ewan McGregor (Henry Bennett) , Tom Holland (Lucas Bennett) , Samuel Joslin (Thomas Bennett) , Oaklee Pendergast (Simon Bennett) , Marta Etura (Simone) , Sönke Möhring (Karl Schweber) , Geraldine Chaplin (Old Woman) , Ploy Jindachote (Caregiver) , Jomjaoi Sae-Limh (Red Cross Nurse) , Johan Sundberg (Daniel) , Jan Roland Sundberg (Daniel’s Father) , La-Orng Thongruang (Old Thai Man) , Tor Klathaley (Young Thai Man) , Douglas Johansson (Mr. Benstrom) , Emilio Riccardi (Morten Benstrom) , Vorarat Jutakeo (Doctor in Stockroom) , Karun Konsaman (Young Nurse in Stockroom) , Nicola Harrison (Woman in Charge of Simon and Thomas) , John Albasiny (Oliver Tudpole) , Gitte Witt (Norwegian Patient) , Bruce Blain (American Tourist) , Celicia Arnold (American Tourist’s Wife) , Peter Tuinstra (American Tourist on Orchid Roof) , Esther Davis (Volunteer in Children’s Tent)

Directors: J. A. Bayona

Writers: Sergio G. Sánchez, María Belón

Tags: human vs nature, thailand, natural disaster, tsunami, historical fiction, family vacation, struggle for survival, survival horror, tidal wave, catastrophe, swept away, separation from family, boxing day, disaster movie, man vs nature

Now Is Good

Now Is Good

Release Date: 2012-09-19

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Now Is Good” is a heartwarming and emotional movie released in 2012. It tells the story of a young girl named Tessa, who is battling leukemia. Determined to make the most of her remaining time, she creates a bucket list, with losing her virginity at the top. With a talented cast including Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine, this film is sure to tug at your heartstrings and leave you feeling inspired.

Cast: Dakota Fanning (Tessa Scott) , Jeremy Irvine (Adam) , Kaya Scodelario (Zoey Walker) , Olivia Williams (Mother) , Paddy Considine (Father) , Edgar Canham (Cal Scott) , Joe Cole (Scott) , Rose Leslie (Fiona) , Franz Drameh (Tommy) , Julia Ford (Sally) , Julian Wadham (Dr. Ryan) , Josef Altin (Jake) , Rakie Ayola (Phillippa) , Tom Kane (Paul) , Susan Brown (Shirley) , Sarah Hadland (Caroline) , Isabella Laughland (Beth) , Patrick Baladi (Richard) , Darren Morfitt (Mark) , Kate Dickie (Doctor)

Directors: Ol Parker

Writers: Ol Parker, Jenny Downham

Tags: based on novel or book, cancer, teen drama, bucket list, based on young adult novel

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Release Date: 2012-12-18

Genres: History, Drama

“Les Misérables” is a captivating movie adaptation of the popular stage musical, based on Victor Hugo’s timeless novel. Set in 19th-century France, it follows the journey of Jean Valjean, a paroled prisoner seeking redemption. With an incredible cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and more, this emotional tale of love, sacrifice, and hope is a must-watch. Released on December 18, 2012, it’s one of the best-voted movies of that year.

Cast: Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean) , Russell Crowe (Javert) , Anne Hathaway (Fantine) , Amanda Seyfried (Cosette) , Sacha Baron Cohen (Thénardier) , Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thénardier) , Eddie Redmayne (Marius Pontmercy) , Aaron Tveit (Enjolras) , Samantha Barks (Éponine) , Daniel Huttlestone (Gavroche) , Cavin Cornwall (Convict 1) , Josef Altin (Convict 2) , David Hawley (Convict 3) , Adam Jones (Convict 4) , John Barr (Convict 5) , Tony Rohr (Overseer) , Richard Dixon (Mairie Officer) , Andy Beckwith (Innkeeper) , Stephen Bent (Jailer) , Colm Wilkinson (Bishop) , Georgie Glen (Madame Baptistine) , Heather Chasen (Madame Magloire) , Paul Thornley (Constable 1) , Paul Howell (Constable 2) , Stephen Tate (Fauchelevent)

Directors: Tom Hooper

Writers: William Nicholson, Victor Hugo, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg

Tags: france, robbery, brothel, mayor, musical, arrest, army, barricade, rebellion, wedding, falling in love, corpse, parole, convict, girl disguised as boy, 19th century

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Release Date: 2012-11-26

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is a thrilling fantasy film released in 2012. It follows the adventure of Bilbo Baggins, a content hobbit, who is unexpectedly whisked away on a grand quest by Gandalf the Grey and a group of thirteen dwarves. Together, they embark on a mission to reclaim their mountain home from the fearsome dragon, Smaug. With an incredible cast including Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, and Richard Armitage, this movie is a must-watch for fans of epic adventures and magical worlds.

Cast: Ian McKellen (Gandalf) , Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) , Richard Armitage (Thorin) , Graham McTavish (Dwalin) , Aidan Turner (Kili) , Ken Stott (Balin) , Dean O’Gorman (Fili) , James Nesbitt (Bofur) , Mark Hadlow (Dori / Bert Troll) , Stephen Hunter (Bombur) , William Kircher (Bifur / Tom Troll) , John Callen (Oin) , Peter Hambleton (Gloin / William Troll) , Jed Brophy (Nori) , Adam Brown (Ori) , Ian Holm (Old Bilbo) , Elijah Wood (Frodo) , Hugo Weaving (Elrond) , Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) , Christopher Lee (Saruman) , Andy Serkis (Gollum) , Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) , Barry Humphries (Great Goblin) , Jeffrey Thomas (Thror) , Michael Mizrahi (Thrain)

Directors: Peter Jackson

Writers: Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro

Tags: riddle, elves, dwarf, orcs, based on novel or book, mountain, burglar, sword, horseback riding, legend, travel, creature, thunderstorm, fantasy world, wizard, epic battle, lost ring, journey, goblin, giant, tunnel, underground lake, buried treasure, invisibility, ancient, quest, high fantasy, good versus evil, trolls, elfen, epic fantasy, fantasy creature

End of Watch

End of Watch

Release Date: 2012-09-20

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

“End of Watch” is a gripping action thriller released in 2012 that follows the story of two young police officers, played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. After stumbling upon a dangerous cartel during a routine traffic stop, they find themselves targeted for death. With a stellar cast and intense plot, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of 2012.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal (Brian Taylor) , Michael Peña (Mike Zavala) , Natalie Martinez (Gabby Zavala) , Anna Kendrick (Janet Taylor) , David Harbour (Van Hauser) , Frank Grillo (Sarge) , America Ferrera (Officer Orozco) , Cody H. Carolin (Officer Davis) , Shondrella Avery (Bonita) , Hugh Daly (Homicide Detective 2) , Gene Hong (Officer Cho) , Cle Shaheed Sloan (Mr. Tre) , Jaime FitzSimons (Captain Reese) , Everton Lawrence (Man Friend) , Zone (Too Tall) , Alvin Norman (Peanut) , Richard Cabral (Demon) , Diamonique (Wicked) , Maurice Compte (Big Evil) , Flakiss (La La) , Manny Jimenez Jr. (Casper) , Nikki Nicholle Barreras (Cindy) , Kristy Wu (Sook) , Candace Smith (Sharice) , Corina Calderon (Jazmine)

Directors: David Ayer

Writers: David Ayer

Tags: ambush, street gang, arrest, human trafficking, friendship, shootout, los angeles, california, brutality, gang member, rookie cop, u.s. marine, pregnant wife, found footage, bullet proof vest, medal of valor, police sergeant, felon, golden gun, video footage, video camera

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Release Date: 2012-09-28

Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance

“Pitch Perfect” is a hilarious and heartwarming movie released in 2012. It follows college student Beca, who unexpectedly finds herself part of a group of girls with different personalities and talents. Together, they embark on a journey to conquer college music competitions by breaking traditional norms and creating incredible harmonies. With a star-studded cast including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow, this film is a must-watch for anyone who loves music, comedy, and a feel-good story.

Cast: Anna Kendrick (Beca) , Brittany Snow (Chloe) , Anna Camp (Aubrey) , Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy) , Skylar Astin (Jesse) , Ester Dean (Cynthia Rose) , Hana Mae Lee (Lilly) , Alexis Knapp (Stacie) , Ben Platt (Benji) , Adam Devine (Bumper) , Utkarsh Ambudkar (Donald) , Kelley Jakle (Jessica) , Shelley Regner (Ashley) , Caroline Fourmy (Mary Elise) , Wanetah Walmsley (Denise) , Nicole Lovince (Kori) , Michael Viruet (Unicycle) , David Del Rio (Kolio) , Elizabeth Banks (Gail) , John Michael Higgins (John) , John Benjamin Hickey (Dr. Mitchell) , Freddie Stroma (Luke) , Jinhee Joung (Kimmy Jin) , Jacob Wysocki (Justin) , Jawan Harris (Timothy)

Directors: Jason Moore

Writers: Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin

Tags: competition, roommate, college, female friendship, misfit, hazing, university, audition, group of friends, dorm room, bickering, dj, singing competition, film score, young adult, acapella, music movie



Release Date: 2012-10-11

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“Argo” is a thrilling movie set during the Iranian revolution. It follows a CIA specialist who comes up with a daring plan to rescue six Americans seeking refuge at the Canadian ambassador’s house. With a star-studded cast including Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and Alan Arkin, this film, released in 2012, is definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Ben Affleck (Tony Mendez) , Bryan Cranston (Jack O’Donnell) , Alan Arkin (Lester Siegel) , John Goodman (John Chambers) , Victor Garber (Ken Taylor) , Tate Donovan (Bob Anders) , Clea DuVall (Cora Lijek) , Scoot McNairy (Joe Stafford) , Rory Cochrane (Lee Schatz) , Christopher Denham (Mark Lijek) , Kerry Bishé (Kathy Stafford) , Kyle Chandler (Hamilton Jordan) , Chris Messina (Malinov) , Zeljko Ivanek (Robert Pender) , Titus Welliver (Bates) , Keith Szarabajka (Adam Engell) , Bob Gunton (Cyrus Vance) , Richard Kind (Max Klein) , Richard Dillane (OSS Officer Nicholls) , Omid Abtahi (Reza Borhani) , Page Leong (Pat Taylor) , Farshad Farahat (Azizi Checkpoint #3) , Sheila Vand (Sahar) , Karina Logue (Elizabeth Ann Swift) , Ryan Ahern (Sgt. Sickmann)

Directors: Ben Affleck

Writers: Chris Terrio

Tags: cia, husband wife relationship, revolution, press conference, biography, american abroad, extraction, iran hostage crisis, intelligence agent, langley virginia, 1980s, political thriller

The Vow

The Vow

Release Date: 2012-02-05

Genres: Drama, Romance

“The Vow” is a heartwarming romantic drama released in 2012. Starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, it tells the story of a happily married couple, Paige and Leo, whose lives take a tragic turn when Paige loses her memory in a car accident. As Leo tries to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage, the movie explores the challenges they face and the power of love.

Cast: Rachel McAdams (Paige Collins) , Channing Tatum (Leo Collins) , Sam Neill (Bill Thornton) , Scott Speedman (Jeremy) , Jessica Lange (Rita Thornton) , Tatiana Maslany (Lily) , Lucas Bryant (Kyle) , Kristina Pesic (Lizbet) , Dillon Casey (Ryan) , Wendy Crewson (Dr. Fishman) , Joey Klein (Josh) , Joe Cobden (Jim) , Jeananne Goossen (Sonia) , Shannon Barnett (Carrie) , Lindsay Ames (Shana) , Jessica McNamee (Gwen) , Sarah Carter (Diane) , Rachel Skarsten (Rose)

Directors: Michael Sucsy

Writers: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Jason Katims, Stuart Sender

Tags: coma, amnesia, based on true story, romance, memory loss, car accident, valentine’s day



Release Date: 2012-10-24

Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller

“Skyfall” is a thrilling 2012 movie starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. When Bond’s mission goes awry, he must uncover the mastermind behind the attack on MI6 headquarters, with the help of field agent Eve. With an all-star cast including Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, and Ralph Fiennes, this action-packed film will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Daniel Craig (James Bond) , Judi Dench (M) , Javier Bardem (Silva) , Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory) , Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) , Bérénice Marlohe (Séverine) , Albert Finney (Kincade) , Ben Whishaw (Q) , Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) , Ola Rapace (Patrice) , Helen McCrory (Clair Dowar MP) , Nicholas Woodeson (Doctor Hall) , Bill Buckhurst (Ronson) , Elize du Toit (Vanessa (M’s Assistant)) , Ian Bonar (MI6 Technician) , Gordon Milne (M’s Driver) , Peter Basham (Vauxhall Bridge Police Guard) , Ben Loyd-Holmes (Vauxhall Bridge Police Guard) , Tonia Sotiropoulou (Bond’s Lover) , Wolf Blitzer (CNN News Anchor) , David Gillies (MI6 Assessor) , James Li (MI6 Assessor) , Kenneth Hazeldine (MI6 Assessor) , Orion Lee (Shanghai Barman) , Dave Wong (Shanghai Art Collector)

Directors: Sam Mendes

Writers: John Logan, Ian Fleming, Robert Wade, Neal Purvis

Tags: spy, secret agent, sociopath, mi6, killer, art gallery, british secret service, uzi, booby trap, impersonating a police officer, macao, komodo dragon

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

“The Hunger Games” is a thrilling dystopian movie set in the ruins of North America, where the nation of Panem holds an annual event called the Hunger Games. In this twisted competition, teenagers from each of the twelve districts are forced to fight to the death on live television. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, the film follows the courageous Katniss as she battles for survival against highly-trained opponents, relying on her instincts and the guidance of her mentor. With a gripping storyline and a mix of government intimidation and twisted entertainment, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) , Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) , Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) , Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy) , Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) , Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) , Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman) , Donald Sutherland (President Snow) , Wes Bentley (Seneca Crane) , Toby Jones (Claudius Templesmith) , Alexander Ludwig (Cato) , Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove) , Amandla Stenberg (Rue) , Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen) , Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Hob Vendor) , Paula Malcomson (Katniss’ Mother) , Rhoda Griffis (Registration Woman) , Sandino Moya-Smith (Propaganda Film Tribute) , Raiko Bowman (Peeta’s Mother) , Dwayne Boyd (Peacekeeper #1) , Anthony Reynolds (Peacekeeper #2) , Judd Lormand (Peacekeeper #3) , Kimiko Gelman (Venia) , Nelson Ascencio (Flavius) , Bruce Bundy (Octavia)

Directors: Gary Ross

Writers: Billy Ray, Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins

Tags: based on novel or book, revolution, dystopia, female protagonist, bow and arrow, game, archery, death match, forced to kill, based on young adult novel

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