Best Action Movies of 2012

1.

The Avengers

7.1
8.0/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders ..
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Release date: 2012-04-25
2.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

6.7
7.8/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Ian Holm ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2012-11-26
3.

Skyfall

6.7
7.8/10 IMDB

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong, agents around the world are exposed and MI6 headquarters is attacked. While M faces challenges to her authority and position from Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, it's up to Bond, aided only by field agent Eve, to locate the mastermind behind the attack.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ola Rapace ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2012-10-24
4.

Life of Pi

6.5
7.9/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur, Adil Hussain, Tabu, Ayaan Khan, Mohd Abbas Khaleeli, Vibish Sivakumar, Rafe Spall ..
Directed by: Ang Lee
Release date: 2012-11-20
5.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

Starring: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams, Michael McKean, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Gary Anthony Williams, Gary Anthony Sturgis, Paget Brewster ..
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2012-08-21
6.

The Dark Knight Rises

6.3
8.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Modine, Alon Abutbul ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan, Carly Russell
Release date: 2012-07-16
7.

Rise of the Guardians

6.1
7.2/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Khamani Griffin, Kamil McFadden, Georgie Grieve, Emily Nordwind ..
Directed by: Peter Ramsey
Release date: 2012-11-21
8.

Brave

6.0
7.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Peigi Barker, Steve Purcell, Patrick Doyle ..
Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Release date: 2012-06-21
9.

The Amazing Spider-Man

6.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Max Charles, Chris Zylka ..
Directed by: Marc Webb
Release date: 2012-06-23
10.

Looper

5.8
7.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Pierce Gagnon, Xu Qing, Tracie Thoms ..
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Release date: 2012-09-26
11.

21 Jump Street

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube, DeRay Davis, Chris Parnell, Ellie Kemper, Jake Johnson ..
Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Release date: 2012-03-14
12.

Men in Black 3

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Agents J and K are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him - secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emma Thompson, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alice Eve, Bill Hader, Michael Chernus ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 2012-05-23
13.

Dredd

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.

Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris, Jason Cope, Domhnall Gleeson, Rakie Ayola, Deobia Oparei, Langley Kirkwood, Warrick Grier ..
Directed by: Pete Travis, Alex Garland
Release date: 2012-09-07
14.

Jack Reacher

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney, Vladimir Sizov, Joseph Sikora, Michael Raymond-James, Alexia Fast ..
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Release date: 2012-12-20
15.

John Carter

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston ..
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Release date: 2012-03-07
16.

The Grey

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Following a grueling five-week shift at an Alaskan oil refinery, workers led by sharpshooter John Ottway, are flying home for a much-needed vacation. But a brutal storm causes their plane to crash in the frozen wilderness, and only eight men, including Ottway, survive. As they trek southward toward civilization and safety, Ottway and his companions must battle mortal injuries, the icy elements, and a pack of hungry wolves.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale, Ben Hernandez Bray, Larissa Stadnichuk, James Bitonti ..
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Release date: 2012-01-26
17.

Get the Gringo

5.4
6.9/10 IMDB

A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris, Bob Gunton, Kevin Hernandez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jesús Ochoa, Dolores Heredia, Peter Gerety, Roberto Sosa ..
Directed by: Adrian Grünberg
Release date: 2012-03-15
18.

The Expendables 2

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Liam Hemsworth ..
Directed by: Simon West
Release date: 2012-08-08
19.

The Bourne Legacy

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

New CIA operative Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Joan Allen, Donna Murphy, Albert Finney, Michael Chernus, Oscar Isaac ..
Directed by: Tony Gilroy
Release date: 2012-08-08
20.

Man on a Ledge

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Edward Burns, Kyra Sedgwick, Anthony Mackie, William Sadler, Génesis Rodríguez, Afton Williamson ..
Directed by: Asger Leth
Release date: 2012-01-13
21.

Safe

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.

Starring: Jason Statham, Chris Sarandon, James Hong, Catherine Chan, Robert John Burke, Anson Mount, Reggie Lee, Joseph Sikora, Igor Jijikine, Elissa Middleton ..
Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Release date: 2012-04-16
22.

Justice League: Doom

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

An adaptation of Mark Waid's "Tower of Babel" story from the JLA comic. Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rosenbaum, Carl Lumbly, Bumper Robinson, Phil Morris, Carlos Alazraqui, Claudia Black ..
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2012-02-28
23.

Tangled Ever After

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn. However, when Pascal and Maximus, as flower chameleon and ring bearer, respectively, lose the gold bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission gets underway. As the desperate duo tries to find the rings before anyone discovers that they’re missing, they leave behind a trail of comical chaos that includes flying lanterns, a flock of doves, a wine barrel barricade and a very sticky finale. Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time? And will they ever get Flynn’s nose right?

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Alan Dale, Paul F. Tompkins, Kari Wahlgren, Mark Allan Stewart, Byron Howard, Nathan Greno, Matt Nolan, Robert Bagnell ..
Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Release date: 2012-01-13
24.

Taken 2

5.3
6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Šerbedžija, Luke Grimes, Jon Gries, Leland Orser, D.B. Sweeney, Kevork Malikyan, Alain Figlarz ..
Directed by: Olivier Megaton
Release date: 2012-09-27
25.

Premium Rush

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung, Wolé Parks, Aasif Mandvi, Christopher Place, Tet Wada, Aaron Tveit, Lauren Ashley Carter ..
Directed by: David Koepp
Release date: 2012-08-24
26.

Underworld: Awakening

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Having escaped years of imprisonment, vampire warrioress Selene finds herself in a changed world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Now Selene must battle the humans and a frightening new breed of super Lycans to ensure the death dealers' survival.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Charles Dance, Sandrine Holt, Sanny van Heteren, Jacob Blair, Robert Lawrenson ..
Directed by: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Release date: 2012-01-19
27.

Contraband

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago—smuggling—to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, J.K. Simmons, William Lucking, Diego Luna, Caleb Landry Jones, Robert Wahlberg, Lukas Haas ..
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
Release date: 2012-01-12
28.

This Means War

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort, Angela Bassett, Kasey Ryne Mazak, Warren Christie, Natassia Malthe, Til Schweiger, Chelsea Handler ..
Directed by: McG
Release date: 2012-02-14
29.

Here Comes the Boom

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.

Starring: Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Henry Winkler, Joe Rogan, Reggie Lee, Greg Germann, Bas Rutten, Jake Zyrus, Nicholas R. Grava, Frank Coraci ..
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Release date: 2012-10-11
30.

Total Recall

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Bokeem Woodbine, Will Yun Lee, Steve Byers, Currie Graham ..
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Release date: 2012-08-02
31.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

5.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán, Kristin Davis, Anna Colwell, Stephen Caudill, Branscombe Richmond, Walter Bankson ..
Directed by: Brad Peyton
Release date: 2012-01-19
32.

Superman vs. The Elite

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

Starring: Pauley Perrette, George Newbern, Robin Atkin Downes, David Kaufman, Dee Bradley Baker, Ogie Banks, Catero Colbert, Melissa Disney, Paul Eiding, Henry Simmons ..
Directed by: Michael Chang
Release date: 2012-06-12
33.

Wrath of the Titans

4.9
5.7/10 IMDB

Perseus tries to live a quieter life as a village fisherman while - dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion - the gods are losing control of the long-imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, John Bell, Lily James ..
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Release date: 2012-03-28
34.

Lockout

4.9
6.0/10 IMDB

Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan, Jacky Ido, Tim Plester, Dan Savier, Damijan Oklopdži? ..
Directed by: Stephen St. Leger, James Mather
Release date: 2012-04-12
Best Action Movies of 2012 : Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
35.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A coming-of-age story, Forward Unto Dawn follows a cadet, Thomas Lasky, at a twenty-sixth century military training academy as it is attacked by the Covenant, an alliance of alien zealots. Lasky is unsure of his future within the military but feels pressured to follow in the footsteps of his mother and brother. Lasky and his surviving squad mates are rescued by the Master Chief and, after the death of his romantic interest, Chyler Silva, Lasky is inspired by the Chief to take initiative and aids him in saving the remaining cadets.

Starring: Robin August, Iain Belcher ..
Directed by: Stewart Hendler
Release date: 2012-10-05
36.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

4.8
5.9/10 IMDB

President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, John Rothman, Marton Csokas, Alex Lombard, Jimmi Simpson, Teri Wyble ..
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Release date: 2012-06-20
37.

Resident Evil: Damnation

4.8
6.4/10 IMDB

U.S. federal agent Leon S. Kennedy sneaks into the "East Slavic Republic" to verify rumors that Bio-Organic Weapons (BOWs) are being used in the country's civil war, which the U.S. and Russia are making preparations to jointly intervene in. Right after his infiltration, the U.S. government orders him to leave immediately. Determined to uncover the truth, Leon ignores the order and enters the battlefield to end the chain of tragedies caused by the BOWs.

Starring: Matthew Mercer, Courtenay Taylor, Robin Sachs, Carolyn Lawrence, Dave Wittenberg, Wendee Lee, Val Tasso, Salli Saffioti, David Earnest, Michael McConnohie ..
Directed by: Makoto Kamiya
Release date: 2012-09-25
38.

Iron Sky

4.8
5.9/10 IMDB

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.

Starring: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier, Stephanie Paul, Peta Sergeant, Tilo Prückner, Nick Dong-Sik, Yuki Iwamoto, Claus Wilcke ..
Directed by: Timo Vuorensola
Release date: 2012-03-10
39.

Resident Evil: Retribution

4.7
5.3/10 IMDB

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer, Li Bingbing, Boris Kodjoe, Johann Urb, Robin Kasyanov, Kevin Durand, Ofilio Portillo ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 2012-09-12
40.

Act of Valor

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.

Starring: Roselyn Sánchez, Emilio Rivera, Nestor Serrano, Gonzalo Menendez, Alexander Asefa, Jeffrey Barnachea, Kenny Calderon, Raul Canizales II, Drea Castro, Sam Cespedes ..
Directed by: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh
Release date: 2012-02-24
41.

The Watch

4.7
5.7/10 IMDB

Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood - and the world - from total extermination.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, Will Forte, Mel Rodriguez, Doug Jones, Erin Moriarty, Nicholas Braun ..
Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
Release date: 2012-07-26
42.

Safe House

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Joel Kinnaman, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Nora Arnezeder, Liam Cunningham, Fares Fares, Jenna Dover ..
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
Release date: 2012-02-08
Best Action Movies of 2012 : Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
43.

Marvel One-Shot: Item 47

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Benny and Claire, a down-on-their-luck couple, find a discarded Chitauri weapon referred to as 'Item 47'.

Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Bradford, Maximiliano Hernández, Titus Welliver ..
Directed by: Louis D'Esposito
Release date: 2012-09-13
Best Action Movies of 2012 : The Punisher: Dirty Laundry
44.

The Punisher: Dirty Laundry

4.7
8.0/10 IMDB

In a bad neighborhood, on his way to a laundromat to do his laundry, Frank Castle witnesses a ruthless street gang harassing several people.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Sammi Rotibi, Karlin Walker, Jack Goldenberg, Shannon Collis, Brandee Steger, Stephanie Matson ..
Directed by: Phil Joanou
Release date: 2012-07-16
45.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

4.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The first Cylon war has been raging for 10 years and a young Ensign William Adama joins the fleet. Disappointed not to be assigned to a fighter but to a freighter, his co-pilot also isn't too keen on having a rookie flying his aircraft as he has only a short time before he again becomes a civilian. Their cargo is a civilian scientist, but they no sooner leave than she has new orders for them and a new destination. Although she’s less than forthcoming about the details, Adama is keen—particularly as it involves going into Cylon controlled space. However, nothing is as it seems.

Starring: Luke Pasqualino, Ben Cotton, Brian Markinson, Lili Bordán, Jill Teed, John Pyper-Ferguson, Zak Santiago, Leo Chiang, Mike Dopud, Karen LeBlanc ..
Directed by: Jonas Pate
Release date: 2012-12-09
46.

So Undercover

4.6
5.0/10 IMDB

When the FBI hires her to go undercover at a college sorority, Molly Morris (Miley Cyrus) must transform herself from a tough, streetwise private investigator to a refined, sophisticated university girl to help protect the daughter of a one-time Mobster. With several suspects on her list, Molly unexpectedly discovers that not everyone is who they appear to be, including herself.

Starring: Miley Cyrus, Joshua Bowman, Eloise Mumford, Jeremy Piven, Autumn Reeser, Alexis Knapp, Matthew Settle, Megan Park, Mike O'Malley, Kelly Osbourne ..
Directed by: Tom Vaughan
Release date: 2012-12-06
47.

Red Tails

4.6
5.9/10 IMDB

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Daniela Ruah, Terrence Howard, Andre Royo, Robert Kazinsky, Lee Tergesen, Matthew Leitch, Michael B. Jordan ..
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway
Release date: 2012-01-19
48.

Red Dawn

4.6
5.3/10 IMDB

A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky—shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Adrianne Palicki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Edwin Hodge, Michael Beach, Connor Cruise, Alyssa Diaz, Matt Gerald ..
Directed by: Dan Bradley
Release date: 2012-03-15
49.

Stand Up Guys

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc and Hirsch, for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their glory days and try to make up for lost time, one wrestles with a terrible quandary: Doc has orders to kill Val, and time is running out for him to figure out a way out of his dilemma.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Katheryn Winnick, Mark Margolis, Vanessa Ferlito, Addison Timlin, Lucy Punch, Bill Burr ..
Directed by: Fisher Stevens
Release date: 2012-12-14
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The Baytown Outlaws

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

When three redneck brothers agree to help a woman save her son from an abusive father, they become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters.

Starring: Clayne Crawford, Paul Wesley, Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria, Travis Fimmel, Daniel Cudmore, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Michael Rapaport, Brea Grant, Natalie Martinez ..
Directed by: Barry Battles
Release date: 2012-08-27

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