Share:

Movies: Popular Movies of 2012

Movies in chronological context: 2012 (MMXII)was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade. 2012 was designated as: International Year of CooperativesInternational Year of Sustainable Energy for All ()

Movies of a decade: 1870s | 1880s | 1890s | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s


All Providers
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Instant Video
Netflix
Apple / iTunes Store
IMDb Freedive

Sort by:
We've found 9,505 movies (page 1/317):

The Avengers(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 9,375 votes)

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Django Unchained(2012)

R
| 2h 45min | Drama, Western
4.0/5 (with 7,656 votes)

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

The Hunger Games(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 7,136 votes)

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

The Dark Knight Rises(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 45min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 6,812 votes)

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.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 49min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
3.6/5 (with 5,914 votes)

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Skyfall(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 5,138 votes)

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

The Amazing Spider-Man(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 5,060 votes)

Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Life of Pi(2012)

PG
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Action
3.7/5 (with 4,254 votes)

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.

Brave(2012)

3.5/5 (with 3,941 votes)

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell

Wreck-It Ralph(2012)

3.7/5 (with 3,780 votes)

Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.

Directed by Rich Moore

Ted(2012)

R
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 3,772 votes)

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

Silver Linings Playbook(2012)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 3,730 votes)

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.

Prometheus(2012)

3.2/5 (with 3,614 votes)

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.

Looper(2012)

3.4/5 (with 3,286 votes)

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.

21 Jump Street(2012)

R
| 1h 49min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.4/5 (with 3,169 votes)

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.

Men in Black 3(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 3,125 votes)

Agents J and K are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him - secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 2,879 votes)

15-year-old freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic senior students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her stepbrother Patrick help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer.

Snow White and the Huntsman(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 2,559 votes)

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.

Argo(2012)

R
| 2h | Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 2,506 votes)

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.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 2,483 votes)

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.

Hotel Transylvania(2012)

3.5/5 (with 2,422 votes)

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula has invited all his best friends to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Ice Age: Continental Drift(2012)

3.2/5 (with 2,220 votes)

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Cloud Atlas(2012)

R
| 2h 52min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 2,210 votes)

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.

The Expendables 2(2012)

R
| 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 2,061 votes)

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Pitch Perfect(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 2,059 votes)

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

Jack Reacher(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
3.2/5 (with 2,037 votes)

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.

The Cabin in the Woods(2012)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror, Comedy, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 2,026 votes)

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.

Dark Shadows(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 2,021 votes)

Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

Taken 2(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 31min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 1,977 votes)

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.

Rise of the Guardians(2012)

PG
| 1h 37min | Animation, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 1,797 votes)

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Directed by Peter Ramsey
previous page
next page