Best Crime 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.

Robot & Frank

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown children are concerned about their father’s well-being and buy him a caretaker robot. Initially resistant to the idea, Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support – like nutritious meals and a clean house – and eventually begins to treat his robot like a true companion. With his robot’s assistance, Frank’s passion for his old, unlawful profession is reignited, for better or worse.

Starring: Frank Langella, Liv Tyler, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Strong, Jeremy Sisto, Bonnie Bentley, Dario Barosso, Rachael Ma ..
Directed by: Jake Schreier
Release date: 2012-08-16
3.

Bernie

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself from her grasp.

Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Tommy G. Kendrick, Rick Dial, Mona Lee Fultz, Dale Dudley, Grant James, Christian Stokes ..
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2012-04-27
4.

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
5.

Sightseers

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Starring: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies, Roger Michael, Tony Way, Seamus O'Neill, Monica Dolan, Jonathan Aris, Aymen Hamdouchi, Tom Meeten ..
Directed by: Ben Wheatley
Release date: 2012-11-30
6.

Deadfall

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.

Starring: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Patrick Kerton, Kris Kristofferson, Sissy Spacek, Treat Williams, Jason Cavalier, Allison Graham, Kate Mara ..
Directed by: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Release date: 2012-11-08
7.

Fire with Fire

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against—after being held up at a local convenience store—threatens him.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio, 50 Cent, Richard Schiff, Vinnie Jones, James Lesure, Arie Verveen, Bonnie Somerville ..
Directed by: David Barrett
Release date: 2012-08-31
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8.

Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

4.0
9.7/10 IMDB

Jim Moriarty hatches a mad scheme to turn the whole city against Sherlock.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Katherine Parkinson, Mark Gatiss, Louise Brealey ..
Directed by: Toby Haynes
Release date: 2012-01-15
9.

One for the Money

4.0
5.3/10 IMDB

An unemployed lingerie buyer convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder – the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some friends and the best bounty hunter in the business, she slowly learns what it takes to be a true bounty hunter.

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds, Patrick Fischler, Harry O'Toole, Debra Monk, Nate Mooney ..
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Release date: 2012-01-26
10.

Passion

3.8
5.3/10 IMDB

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson, Rainer Bock, Benjamin Sadler, Dominic Raacke, Ian T. Dickinson, Frank Witter, Leila Rozario ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 2012-09-07

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