Best Thriller 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.

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: 2012-10-11
3.

The Impossible

6.2
7.6/10 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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Looper

5.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Pierce Gagnon, Xu Qing, Tracie Thoms ..
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Release date: 2012-09-26
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7.

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

5.7
9.5/10 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
8.

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
9.

Sinister

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

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, Clare Foley, Michael Hall D'Addario, Victoria Leigh, Blake Mizrahi, Cameron Ocasio ..
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2012-03-29
10.

The Cabin in the Woods

5.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Brian J. White, Amy Acker, Tim DeZarn ..
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Release date: 2012-04-12

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