#1 The Dark Knight Rises 2012
The Legend Ends
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple, Nestor Carbonell, Marion Cotillard, Josh Pence, Vincent van Ommen, Tom Conti, Matthew Modine, Joey King.
Overview: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect Dent's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later The Dark Knight, returns to Gotham, where he encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 45m. Rated: PG-13.
#2 Django Unchained 2012
Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Tom Savini, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, James Remar, Don Johnson, James Russo, M. C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, David Steen, Dana Michelle Gourrier, Nichole Galicia, Laura Cayouette.
Overview: A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner.
Genres: Drama, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 45m. Rated: R.
#3 The Avengers 2012
Some assembly required.
Director: Joss Whedon. Cast: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Bettany, Lou Ferrigno, Jenny Agutter, Walter Perez.
Overview: When an unexpected enemy emerges that 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.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m.
#4 The Hunt 2013
Director: Thomas Vinterberg. Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport, Thomas Bo Larsen, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe, Susse Wold, Ole Dupont, Annika Wedderkopp.
Overview: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: Denmark. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: R.
#5 Gangs of Wasseypur 2012
A son seeks vengeance when he is father is killed by a coal mine owner.
Director: Anurag Kashyap. Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadda.
Overview: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 40m.
#6 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012
From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Luke Evans, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace, Conan Stevens, Bret McKenzie, Aidan Turner.
Overview: The adventure follows Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim Erebor with the help of Gandalf the Grey and 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer, and a creature that will forever change Bilbo's life...Gollum. Alone with Gollum, Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities...A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action. Countries: United States of America, New Zealand. Runtime: 2h 49m. Rated: PG-13.
#7 Barfi! 2012
Director: Anurag Basu. Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Sumona Chakravarti.
Overview: He is cute. He's shrewd. The girls love him. The cops hate him. He can't speak but is always talked about. His naughty antics will make you scream, but he will never listen. Cos he can't! Next summer ride a rollercoaster of emotions with Barfii - the Chalu Chaplin!
Genres: Drama, Romance, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 35m.
#8 Life of Pi 2012
Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Tobey Maguire, Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Suraj Sharma, Adil Hussain, Ayush Tandon.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m.
#9 The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012
We are infinite.
Director: Stephen Chbosky. Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Melanie Lynskey, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Zane Holtz, Johnny Simmons, Nicholas Braun, Reece Thompson, Julia Garner, Erin Wilhelmi.
Overview: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m.
#10 Kahaani 2012
Director: Sujoy Ghosh. Cast: Vidya Balan.
Overview: Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) arrives in kolkata from London to find her missing husband Arnab Bagchi. Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realises that nothing is what it seems. In a city soaked in lies, Vidya is determined to unravel the truth about her husband - for herself and her unborn child - even at the cost of her own life.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 2m.
#11 Silver Linings Playbook 2012
Director: David O. Russell. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles, Taylor Schilling, Chris Tucker, Shea Whigham, Dash Mihok, John Ortiz, Anupam Kher, Jacki Weaver, Bonnie Aarons.
Overview: After spending four years in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Foreign. Runtime: 2h 2m.
#12 Argo 2012
Director: Ben Affleck. Cast: Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler, Clea DuVall, Alan Arkin, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Richard Kind, Mark Rhino Smith.
Overview: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free a six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h. Rated: R.
#13 Amour 2012
Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, William Shimell, Alexandre Tharaud, Rita Blanco, Dinara Drukarova, Ramón Agirre, Carole Franck, Laurent Capelluto, Jean-Michel Monroc, Suzanne Schmidt, Damien Jouillerot, Walid Afkir.
Overview: A retired couple deals with aftermath of the wife suffering from a debilitating stroke.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: France, Austria, Germany. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#14 Wreck-It Ralph 2012
Director: Rich Moore. Cast: John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jamie Elman.
Overview: 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 through the power cord and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero, Sergeant Calhoun, battle against "Cy-Bugs", the game's 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, one of that game's characters, 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.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: PG.
#15 Moonrise Kingdom 2012
Director: Wes Anderson. Cast: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman.
Overview: Set in the 1960s, a pair of young lovers flee their New England island town, prompting a local search party led by the Sheriff (Willis) and the girl's parents (Murray, McDormand) to fan out to find them.
Genre: Drama. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: PG-13.
#16 OMG Oh My God! 2012
A Divine Comedy!
Director: Umesh Shukla. Cast: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Om Puri, Apoorva Arora, Puja Gupta.
Overview: Adapted from a Gujarati play by Bhavesh Mandalia, writer Umesh Shukla has adapted the drama to the big screen quite skillfully. Paresh Rawal’s character Kanjilal gets some of the best dialogues and thespian does full justice to them. Kanjilal’s arguments and counter-questions are very well thought out. The take on the God-men is very interesting. The best part was the parallel drawn to the Mahabharata towards the end, with Krishna (Akshay) re-playing his role as the legendary charioteer-advisor for a warrior (Arjun then, Kanji now).
Country: India. Runtime: 3h 10m.
#17 Skyfall 2012
Director: Sam Mendes. Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Helen McCrory, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, Ola Rapace, Rory Kinnear.
Overview: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 23m. Rated: PG-13.
#18 Vicky Donor 2012
Laakhon mein ek!
Director: Shoojit Sircar. Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yammi Gautam, Annu Kapoor.
Overview: A comedy about a vicky donor!
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Foreign. Runtime: 2h 2m.
#19 English Vinglish 2012
Sridevi vs Angrezi
Director: Gauri Shinde. Cast: Sridevi, Priya Anand, Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain.
Overview: English Vinglish is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large.Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, and teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman.
Genres: Foreign, Drama. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 13m.
#20 Mud 2012
Director: Jeff Nichols. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Ray McKinnon, Joe Don Baker, Paul Sparks, Stuart Greer, Michael Abbott Jr., Bonnie Sturdivant.
Overview: A drama centered on two teenage boys who encounter a fugitive and pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: PG-13.
#21 Les Misérables 2012
Fight. Dream. Hope. Love.
Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Wilkinson, Samantha Barks, Daniel Huttlestone.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 37m. Rated: PG-13.
#22 Cloud Atlas 2012
Everything is Connected
Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Keith David, James D'Arcy, Doona Bae.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction. Countries: Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 52m. Rated: R.
#23 End of Watch 2012
Every moment of your life they stand watch
Director: David Ayer. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, Natalie Martinez, Cody Horn, America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Frank Grillo, David Harbour, Shondrella Avery, Hugh Daly, Gene Hong.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 49m. Rated: R.
#24 The Third Half 2012
Director: Darko Mitrevski. Cast: Sasko Kocev, Katarina Ivanovska, Richard Sammel, Rade Šerbedžija.
Overview: Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League
Runtime: 1h 53m.
#25 Looper 2012
Hunted By Your Future, Haunted By Your Past
Director: Rian Johnson. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano, Tracie Thoms.
Overview: 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 (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - 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 (Bruce Willis) for assassination.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction. Countries: United States of America, China. Runtime: 1h 58m. Rated: R.
#26 Conquest 1453 2012
The fall of an empire will be the rise of another.
Director: Faruk Aksoy. Cast: Devrim Evin, Ibrahim Celikkol, Dilek Serbest, Recep Aktuğ, Erden Alkan.
Overview: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, War. Country: Turkey. Runtime: 2h 40m.
#27 The Impossible 2012
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Marta Etura , Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Holland.
Overview: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time, the tsunami in Indonesia.
Genre: Drama. Country: Spain. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: PG-13.
#28 A Royal Affair 2012
They changed the nation forever
Director: Nikolaj Arcel. Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Cyron Bjørn Melville, Laura Bro.
Overview: “A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with his physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.” A ROYAL AFFAIR is a gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for the people, but above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.
Genres: Drama, History, Romance, Foreign. Country: Denmark. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: R.
#29 Lincoln 2012
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Sally Field, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, David Strathairn, Adam Driver, Bruce McGill, Walton Goggins.
Overview: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th 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.
Genres: Drama, Documentary, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 29m. Rated: PG-13.
#30 Gun 2012
Director: A.R. Murugadoss. Cast: Vijay, Kajal Agarwal, Vidyut Jamwal.
Overview: The story revolves around a youngster from a Mumbai-based Tamil family and his decisions he takes after his life undergoes a sudden turn. The film, which commenced production in December 2011 in Mumbai, was released on 13 November 2012, coinciding with the festival of Diwali.
Runtime: 2h 45m.
#31 Rust and Bone 2012
Director: Jacques Audiard. Cast: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bouli Lanners, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Mourad Frarema, Jean-Michel Correia.
Overview: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: France, Belgium. Runtime: 2h 3m. Rated: R.
#32 The Place Beyond the Pines 2013
If you ride like lightning you're gonna crash like thunder
Director: Derek Cianfrance. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, Bruce Greenwood, Ray Liotta, Dane DeHaan, Ben Mendelsohn, Anthony Pizza, Craig Van Hook, Mahershala Ali, Olga Merediz, Gabe Fazio.
Overview: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 20m. Rated: R.
#33 Zero Dark Thirty 2012
The Greatest Manhunt in History
Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Cast: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Édgar Ramírez, Mark Duplass, Scott Adkins, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Ricky Sekhon.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Action, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 37m. Rated: R.
#34 No 2012
Director: Pablo Larraín. Cast: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Néstor Cantillana, Luis Gnecco, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Diego Muñoz, Alejandro Goic, Marcial Tagle, Manuela Oyarzún.
Overview: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the ‘No’ vote persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and while under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
Genres: Drama, History. Countries: Chile, France, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 58m.
#35 Rurouni Kenshin 2012
The Journey Begins
Director: Keishi Ohtomo. Cast: Takeru Sato, Emi Takei, Kôji Kikkawa, Yû Aoi, Munetaka Aoki, Gou Ayano, Genki Sudo, Taketo Tanaka, Eiji Okuda, Yosuke Eguchi, Teruyuki Kagawa.
Overview: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offerring aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past ...
Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 14m.
#36 In the House 2013
There's always a way in.
Director: François Ozon. Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Ménochet, Jean-François Balmer, Fabrice Colson, Diana Stewart, Ernst Umhauer, Stéphanie Campion, Bastien Ughetto, Fabrice Luchini.
Overview: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.
Country: France. Runtime: 1h 45m. Rated: R.
#37 Flight 2012
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, James Badge Dale, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo.
Overview: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.
Genre: Drama. Runtime: 2h 18m.
#38 Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012
Director: Benh Zeitlin. Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Gina Montana.
Overview: 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.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 31m.
#39 Talaash 2012
Director: Reema Kagti. Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Subrat Dutta, Rajkummar Rao, Shernaz Patel, Om Prakash, Sachin Patil.
Overview: A cop, investigating the mysterious death of a filmstar, meets a sex-worker, while he faces some personal problems psychologically. The mystery connects these people in a way, that ultimately changes their lives.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 29m.
#40 Lawless 2012
Based on a true story
Director: John Hillcoat. Cast: Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, Jason Clarke, Dane DeHaan, Lew Temple, Gary Oldman.
Overview: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Genres: Crime, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m.
#41 Rise of the Guardians 2012
You better believe.
Director: Peter Ramsey. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Dakota Goyo.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Animation, Adventure. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 37m. Rated: PG.
#42 The Hunger Games 2012
May the odds be ever in your favor
Director: Gary Ross. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Willow Shields, Woody Harrelson, Amandla Stenberg, Stanley Tucci, Isabelle Fuhrman, Donald Sutherland, Alexander Ludwig, Lenny Kravitz, Jacqueline Emerson, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Action, Drama, Science Fiction. Runtime: 2h 22m. Rated: PG-13.
#43 Seven Psychopaths 2012
They Won't Take Any Shih Tzu.
Director: Martin McDonagh. Cast: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Linda Bright Clay, Olga Kurylenko, Gabourey Sidibe, Zeljko Ivanek, Long Nguyen, Amanda Warren, Christine Marzano, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Pitt.
Overview: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 50m. Rated: R.
#44 The Sessions 2012
Director: Ben Lewin. Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, W. Earl Brown, Blake Lindsley, Adam Arkin.
Overview: A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 38m. Rated: R.
#45 Kon-Tiki 2012
Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg. Cast: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd Magnus Williamson, Tobias Santelmann, Jakob Oftebro.
Overview: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947.
Genre: Adventure. Runtime: 1h 58m.
#46 Brave 2012
Change your fate.
Director: Brenda Chapman. Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Animation, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: PG.
#47 21 Jump Street 2012
They thought the streets were mean. Then they went back to high school.
Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller. Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Brie Larson, Ellie Kemper, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Lindsey Broad, Rob Riggle, Johnny Depp.
Overview: An undercover police unit consisting of young looking officers infiltrate high schools to control youth crime.
Genres: Action, Family. Runtime: 1h 49m. Rated: R.
#48 Pitch Perfect 2012
Get Pitch Slapped
Director: Jason Moore. Cast: Alexis Knapp, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Freddie Stroma, Jacob Wysocki, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee.
Overview: A comedy set in the middle of a war between rival a cappella groups and centered on a rebellious girl who joins one of the groups as an escape from her unhappy life at school.
Genres: Comedy, Music. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: PG-13.
#49 The Master 2012
Every Man Needs a Sub Dig Guide
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, Ambyr Childers, Rami Malek, Madisen Beaty, Kevin J. O'Connor, Patty McCormack, Lena Endre, Barbara Brownell, Amy Ferguson, Jennifer Neala Page, Christopher Evan Welch.
Overview: A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual (Lancaster Dodd) known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter (Freddie Quell) who becomes his right-hand man. After returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, Dodd creates a faith-based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as "The Master". Freddie, his right-hand man, a former drifter, drifts through a series of PTSD-driven breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear the emotions. He becomes deeply involved with them, and begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following.
Genres: Action, Drama, Foreign. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: R.
#50 Ruby Sparks 2012
She's Out Of His Mind
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Alia Shawkat, Paul Dano, Deborah Ann Woll, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina, Zoe Kazan, Aasif Mandvi, Wallace Langham, Toni Trucks, Eleanor Seigler, John F. Beach.
Overview: Calvin (Paul Dano) 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 (Zoe Kazan), 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.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: R.
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