Best Mystery Movies of 2012

1.

Prometheus

5.7
7.0/10

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2012-05-30
2.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

5.6
8.0/10

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
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2012-09-06
3.

Sinister

5.6
6.8/10

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Vincent D'Onofrio, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2012-03-29
4.

The Imposter

5.3
7.5/10

In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a horrifying story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems.

Starring: Frédéric Bourdin, Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach, Alan Teichman
Directed by: Bart Layton
Release date: 2012-07-13
5.

Compliance

4.7
6.4/10

On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky, has stolen money from a customer.

Starring: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Philip Ettinger, James McCaffrey
Directed by: Craig Zobel
Release date: 2012-08-23
6.

The Raven

4.7
6.4/10

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.

Starring: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin McNally
Directed by: James McTeigue
Release date: 2012-03-09
7.

Resolution

4.5
6.3/10

Michael is committed to getting his best friend Chris to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend's life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.

Starring: Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Zahn McClarnon, Bill Oberst Jr., Emily Montague
Directed by: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Release date: 2012-04-20
8.

Gone

4.4
5.9/10

Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. Returning home from work one morning, Jill discovers that Molly has vanished, and she is certain that the same man who previously abducted her has returned for revenge.

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Daniel Sunjata, Jennifer Carpenter, Sebastian Stan, Wes Bentley
Directed by: Heitor Dhalia
Release date: 2012-02-23
9.

The Tall Man

4.2
5.9/10

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Starring: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, Jakob Davies, William B. Davis
Directed by: Pascal Laugier
Release date: 2012-03-19
10.

The Pact

4.1
5.8/10

After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams - visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother's past that is finally revealing itself.

Starring: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Agnes Bruckner, Mark Steger, Haley Hudson
Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy
Release date: 2012-05-25
11.

Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

4.0
9.7/10
Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall
Jim Moriarty hatches a mad scheme to turn the whole city against Sherlock.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves
Directed by: Toby Haynes
Release date: 2012-01-15
12.

Wrong

3.9
6.3/10

Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.

Starring: Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, Bob Jennings
Directed by: Quentin Dupieux
Release date: 2012-09-05
13.

Passion

3.8
5.3/10

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
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 2012-09-07
14.

Alex Cross

3.8
5.1/10

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Rachel Nichols, Jean Reno, Matthew Fox, Giancarlo Esposito
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 2012-10-18
15.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

3.8
5.0/10

Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Radha Mitchell, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sean Bean, Malcolm McDowell
Directed by: M.J. Bassett
Release date: 2012-10-10
16.

Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt

3.7
7.1/10

Jesse finds himself struggling to get his job back as the Paradise police chief, and he is forced to rely on his cop intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues and hidden meanings as he attempts to solve a shocking and horrifying mob-related double homicide.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Stephen McHattie
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 2012-05-19
17.

The Cold Light of Day

3.7
4.9/10

After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Verónica Echegui, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, Caroline Goodall
Directed by: Mabrouk El Mechri
Release date: 2012-04-04
18.

Columbus Circle

3.6
6.0/10

An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.

Starring: Selma Blair, Jason Lee, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Pollak
Directed by: George Gallo
Release date: 2012-03-05
19.

Shuffle

3.5
6.7/10

Lovell Milo is a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he’s going to be once he falls asleep. He’s terrified and wants it to stop - until he notices a pattern in his experience, and works to uncover why this is happening to him - and what or who is behind it.

Starring: T. J. Thyne, Paula Rhodes, Chris Stone, Meeghan Holaway, JoJo Henrickson
Directed by: Kurt Kuenne
Release date: 2012-03-20
20.

Jack Irish: Bad Debts

3.5
6.8/10
Jack Irish: Bad Debts
Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man really. Jack is an expert in finding those who don't want to be found - dead or alive. He helps out his mates while avoiding the past. That is until the past finds him.
Starring: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Damien Richardson
Directed by: Jeffrey Walker
Release date: 2012-10-23

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