Best Action Movies of 2012

1.

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
2.

Safe House

5.5
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: 2012-02-09
3.

John Carter

5.5
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
4.

Lockout

4.9
6.1/10 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
5.

Get the Gringo

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A career criminal (Gibson) 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 Grunberg
Release date: 2012-03-15
6.

Hit & Run

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

When former getaway driver, Charlie Bronson jeopardises his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles, the feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Tom Arnold, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Rosenbaum, Jess Rowland, Carly Hatter, Bradley Cooper, Joy Bryant, Kal Bennett ..
Directed by: David Palmer, Dax Shepard
Release date: 2012-08-22
7.

Iron Sky

4.3
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
8.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.

Starring: Thom Green, Anna Popplewell, Enisha Brewster, Ayelet Zurer, Masam Holden, Mike Dopud ..
Directed by: Stewart Hendler
Release date: 2012-10-05
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9.

Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.

Starring: Thom Green, Anna Popplewell, Enisha Brewster, Ayelet Zurer, Masam Holden, Mike Dopud, Iain Belcher, Osric Chau, Katerina Katelieva ..
Release date: 2012-10-05
10.

Starship Troopers: Invasion

4.2
5.9/10 IMDB

A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Alesia and goes missing in the nebula. Now, the battle-hardened troopers are charged with a rescue mission that may lead to a much more sinister consequence than they ever could have imagined....

Starring: Luci Christian, Justin Doran, David Matranga, David Wald, Emily Neves, Sam Roman, Jovan Jackson, Kalob Martinez, Karl Glusman ..
Directed by: Shinji Aramaki
Release date: 2012-07-21

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