Best Drama Movies of 2012

1.

Django Unchained

7.0
8.4/10 IMDB

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, David Steen, Dana Gourrier ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2012-12-25
2.

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
3.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love.

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Erin Wilhelmi, Johnny Simmons, Kate Walsh, Joan Cusack ..
Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Release date: 2012-09-20
4.

Moonrise Kingdom

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Harvey Keitel ..
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2012-05-16
5.

Les Misérables

6.3
7.5/10 IMDB

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Daniel Huttlestone ..
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Release date: 2012-12-18
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.

Argo

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham ..
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Release date: 2012-03-22
8.

The Impossible

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Marta Etura, Sönke Möhring, Geraldine Chaplin, Ploy Jindachote, Jomjaoi Sae-Limh ..
Directed by: J. A. Bayona
Release date: 2012-09-09
9.

Silver Linings Playbook

6.1
7.7/10 IMDB

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Julia Stiles, Dash Mihok ..
Directed by: David O. Russell
Release date: 2012-11-16
10.

End of Watch

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick, David Harbour, Frank Grillo, America Ferrera, Cody Horn, Shondrella Avery, Hugh Daly ..
Directed by: David Ayer
Release date: 2012-09-20
11.

Lincoln

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2012-11-09
12.

Cloud Atlas

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Bae Doona, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun ..
Directed by: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Release date: 2012-10-26
13.

Zero Dark Thirty

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramírez, Mark Duplass, Scott Adkins, Jennifer Ehle ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2012-12-19
14.

Now Is Good

5.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine, Kaya Scodelario, Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine, Edgar Canham, Joe Cole, Rose Leslie, Franz Drameh, Julia Ford ..
Directed by: Ol Parker
Release date: 2012-05-25
15.

Ruby Sparks

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Alia Shawkat, Deborah Ann Woll, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Aasif Mandvi ..
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release date: 2012-07-25
16.

The Master

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, Ambyr Childers, Rami Malek, Madisen Beaty, Kevin J. O'Connor, Patty McCormack ..
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2012-09-07
17.

Lawless

5.8
7.2/10 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
18.

The Vow

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Jessica Lange, Tatiana Maslany, Lucas Bryant, Kristina Pesic, Dillon Casey, Wendy Crewson ..
Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Release date: 2012-02-05
19.

Flight

5.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Brian Geraghty, Nadine Velazquez, Tamara Tunie, Melissa Leo, Garcelle Beauvais ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2012-11-02
20.

It's Such a Beautiful Day

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.

Starring: Don Hertzfeldt, Sara Cushman ..
Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt
Release date: 2012-08-24
21.

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

5.7
9.4/10 IMDB

Sherlock must confiscate something of importance from a mysterious woman named Irene Adler.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Lara Pulver, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Louise Brealey ..
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2012-01-01
22.

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
23.

Trouble with the Curve

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Joe Massingill, Robert Patrick, Ed Lauter, Chelcie Ross, Peter Hermann ..
Directed by: Robert Lorenz
Release date: 2012-09-21
24.

The First Time

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, Dave and Aubrey find themselves at the same party. When both head outside to get some air, they meet. A casual conversation sparks an instant connection, and, over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated, and funny as Aubrey and Dave discover what it's like to fall in love for the first time.

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Britt Robertson, Craig Roberts, James Frecheville, Victoria Justice, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Halston Sage, Lamarcus Tinker, Joshua Malina, Christine Taylor ..
Directed by: Jonathan Kasdan
Release date: 2012-10-19
25.

Chronicle

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Anna Wood, Ashley Grace, Joe Vaz, Luke Tyler, Crystal-Donna Roberts, Daisy Tormé ..
Directed by: Josh Trank
Release date: 2012-02-01
26.

Safety Not Guaranteed

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni, Jenica Bergere, Kristen Bell, Jeff Garlin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Hall Jr., Tony Doupe ..
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
Release date: 2012-06-08
27.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, CJ Adams, Patrick Brouder, Chan Creswell, William J. Harrison, Odeya Rush, Shohreh Aghdashloo ..
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Release date: 2012-08-15
28.

The Lucky One

5.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

Starring: Zac Efron, Blythe Danner, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson, Riley Thomas Stewart, Joe Chrest, Jillian Batherson, Courtney J. Clark, Sharon Conley, Russell Durham Comegys ..
Directed by: Scott Hicks
Release date: 2012-04-19
29.

Anna Karenina

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

In Imperial Russia, Anna, the wife of the officer Karenin, goes to Moscow to visit her brother. On the way, she meets the charming cavalry officer Vronsky to whom she is immediately attracted. But in St. Petersburg’s high society, a relationship like this could destroy a woman’s reputation.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson ..
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2012-09-06
30.

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
31.

Step Up Revolution

5.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

Starring: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Megan Boone, Jessica Guadix, Cleopatra Coleman, Zoe Aggeliki, Tommy Dewey, Celestina Aladekoba, Adam Sevani, Peter Gallagher ..
Directed by: Scott Speer
Release date: 2012-07-26
32.

Hitchcock

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Following his great success with "North by Northwest," director Alfred Hitchcock makes a daring choice for his next project: an adaptation of Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho." When the studio refuses to back the picture, Hitchcock decides to pay for it himself in exchange for a percentage of the profits. His wife, Alma Reville, has serious reservations about the film but supports him nonetheless. Still, the production strains the couple's marriage.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James D'Arcy, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, Ralph Macchio, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Wincott ..
Directed by: Sacha Gervasi
Release date: 2012-11-22
33.

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
34.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, William Petersen, Gillian Jacobs, T.J. Miller ..
Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
Release date: 2012-06-22
35.

Disconnect

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily use of technology that mediates and defines our relationships and ultimately our lives.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård, Max Thieriot, Jonah Bobo, Colin Ford ..
Directed by: Henry Alex Rubin
Release date: 2012-09-11
36.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

5.3
5.5/10 IMDB

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke ..
Directed by: Bill Condon
Release date: 2012-11-13
37.

Snow White and the Huntsman

5.2
6.1/10 IMDB

After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The Evil Queen needs the heart of Snow White. After Snow escapes the castle, the Queen sends the Huntsman to find her in the Dark Forest.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Bob Hoskins ..
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Release date: 2012-05-30
38.

Savages

5.2
6.4/10 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
39.

Upside Down

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Timothy Spall, James Kidnie, Holly Uloth, Blu Mankuma, Nicholas Rose, Vlasta Vrana, Kate Trotter, Janine Theriault ..
Directed by: Juan Diego Solanas
Release date: 2012-09-27
40.

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
41.

The Sessions

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Green to lose his virginity.

Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, W. Earl Brown, Blake Lindsley, Adam Arkin, Robin Weigert, Robin Weigert ..
Directed by: Ben Lewin
Release date: 2012-05-02
42.

The Woman in Black

5.1
6.4/10 IMDB

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true identity.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White, Roger Allam, Tim McMullan, Jessica Raine, Daniel Cerqueira, Shaun Dooley, Mary Stockley ..
Directed by: James Watkins
Release date: 2012-02-03
43.

Chasing Mavericks

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Taylor Handley, Channon Roe, Jenica Bergere, Cooper Timberline, Harley Graham ..
Directed by: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson
Release date: 2012-10-25
44.

Game Change

5.1
7.4/10 IMDB

During the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Peter MacNicol, Jamey Sheridan, Sarah Paulson, Ron Livingston, Brian d'Arcy James, David Barry Gray, Brenna McDonough ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 2012-03-09
45.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe—for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Gina Montana, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Amber Henry, Jonshel Alexander, Nicholas Clark, Joseph Brown ..
Directed by: Benh Zeitlin
Release date: 2012-06-29
46.

The Angels' Share

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Starring: Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane, Jasmin Riggins, Scott Dymond, Scott Kyle, Neil Leiper, James Casey ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 2012-06-01
47.

Robot & Frank

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

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
48.

A Late Quartet

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert — quite possibly their last — only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Christopher Walken, Liraz Charhi, Madhur Jaffrey, Anne Sofie von Otter, Wallace Shawn, Pamela Quinn ..
Directed by: Yaron Zilberman
Release date: 2012-11-02
49.

Rock of Ages

5.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Malin Åkerman, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Erica Frene ..
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2012-06-13
50.

People Like Us

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

After flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, a struggling man discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew existed, and her troubled 12-year-old son.

Starring: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass, Devin Brochu, Barbara Eve Harris, Dean Chekvala, Sara Mornell, Michael Hall D'Addario ..
Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
Release date: 2012-06-29

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