Best Crime Movies of 2012

1.

The Dark Knight Rises

7.2
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 Aboutboul ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2012-07-16
2.

Lawless

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Noah Taylor, Jason Clarke, Lew Temple, Gary Oldman ..
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Release date: 2012-08-29
3.

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
4.

Seven Psychopaths

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Zeljko Ivanek, Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg ..
Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Release date: 2012-10-12
5.

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
6.

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
7.

Taken 2

5.3
6.3/10 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
8.

Contraband

5.3
6.5/10 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
9.

Savages

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Starring: Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Demián Bichir, Emile Hirsch, Mía Maestro, Diego Cataño ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 2012-07-06
10.

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

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