1000 Films to look forward to in the second half of 2012by thegiusy | created - 12 Jul 2012 | updated - 23 Oct 2013 | Public
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1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.
Votes: 690,116 | Gross: $303.00M
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Votes: 1,283,666 | Gross: $448.14M
3. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
R | 95 min | Action
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Votes: 56,466 | Gross: $15.63M
4. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
Votes: 254,486 | Gross: $113.20M
5. Night of the Templar (2013)
101 min | Horror, Mystery
Medieval knight Lord Gregoire, who has been betrayed by his own advisor and warriors for an abundance of gold and riches, vows that after these traitors revel in ten life-times of excess, he will have his bloody revenge.
6. Here Comes the Boom (2012)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.
Votes: 78,872 | Gross: $45.29M
7. Jack Reacher (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
Votes: 263,152 | Gross: $80.07M
PG-13 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, 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.
Votes: 201,247 | Gross: $292.30M
9. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
Votes: 218,040 | Gross: $58.88M
10. The Expendables 2 (2012)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 265,441 | Gross: $85.02M
11. Taken 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 259,384 | Gross: $139.85M
12. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,103,222 | Gross: $162.81M
13. Skyfall (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Votes: 564,726 | Gross: $304.36M
14. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.
Votes: 185,418 | Gross: $148.31M
15. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.
Votes: 118,938 | Gross: $42.35M
16. Step Up Revolution (2012)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Votes: 49,068 | Gross: $35.07M
17. Pitch Perfect (2012)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Votes: 238,745 | Gross: $65.00M
18. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Votes: 268,216 | Gross: $148.81M
19. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
Votes: 136,427 | Gross: $103.41M
20. House at the End of the Street (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.
Votes: 63,258 | Gross: $31.61M
21. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
Votes: 187,313 | Gross: $46.00M
23. Looper (2012)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Votes: 471,859 | Gross: $66.49M
25. Alex Cross (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in torture and pain.
Votes: 29,929 | Gross: $25.89M
26. Anna Karenina (I) (2012)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.
Votes: 79,155 | Gross: $12.82M
27. Frankenweenie (2012)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Votes: 83,057 | Gross: $35.29M
28. This Is 40 (2012)
R | 134 min | Comedy, Romance
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Votes: 111,374 | Gross: $67.54M
29. The Campaign (2012)
R | 85 min | Comedy
An incumbent Representative embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.
Votes: 113,657 | Gross: $86.91M
30. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Votes: 215,688 | Gross: $182.21M
31. Gangsters, Guns & Zombies (2012)
TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
The whole "zombie thing" has been hyped up so much that everyone thinks it's the end of the world! Of course, where one man sees the dead rising from the grave, another sees opportunity. Q ... See full summary »
33. The Impossible (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Votes: 164,639 | Gross: $19.02M
34. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Votes: 587,354 | Gross: $132.09M
35. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
Votes: 305,536 | Gross: $189.42M
36. The Master (2012)
R | 138 min | Drama
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Votes: 119,682 | Gross: $16.38M
37. Hit and Run (2012)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Former getaway driver Charles Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charles' former gang chase them on the road.
Votes: 31,266 | Gross: $13.75M
38. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
Votes: 54,108 | Gross: $17.53M
39. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
R | 88 min | Horror
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Votes: 55,341 | Gross: $53.92M
40. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
School's out. Summer vacation is on. However, Greg may not have the best summer vacation ever. What could go wrong?
Votes: 18,020 | Gross: $49.01M
41. The Possession (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Votes: 51,066 | Gross: $49.13M
42. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 310,594 | Gross: $27.11M
44. Hope Springs (2012)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Votes: 37,047 | Gross: $63.54M
45. End of Watch (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.
Votes: 200,812 | Gross: $41.00M
46. Fun Size (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy
Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.
Votes: 12,260 | Gross: $9.40M
47. The Babymakers (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy
After failing to get his wife pregnant, a guy (Schneider) recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago.
Votes: 7,875 | Gross: $0.01M
48. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 495,481 | Gross: $124.99M
49. To the Wonder (2012)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Votes: 23,890 | Gross: $0.59M
50. Smiley (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror
After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved "smiley" on his face, a mentally fragile teenager must figure out if she is going insane - or if she could be the next victim.
51. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 503,031 | Gross: $136.03M
52. Premium Rush (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Votes: 101,630 | Gross: $20.28M
53. Ruby Sparks (2012)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.
Votes: 86,866 | Gross: $2.54M
54. The Rift (I) (2012)
26 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An aspiring scientist discovers that behind dark rifts that are appearing in the sky, there is something that wants to cross to our side.
55. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 40,678 | Gross: $51.85M
56. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 81,393 | Gross: $56.00M
57. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Votes: 211,391 | Gross: $21.38M
58. Maximum Conviction (2012)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When former black ops operative Cross (Seagal) and his partner Manning (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners.... See full summary »
59. The Color of Time (II) (2012)
R | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life.
Directors: Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Tine Thomasen, Virginia Urreiztieta, Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo | Stars: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff
60. Gambit (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime
An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
61. Now Is Good (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
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.
62. Trouble with the Curve (2012)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport
A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.
Votes: 52,759 | Gross: $35.76M
63. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.
Votes: 5,982 | Gross: $3.33M
64. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Votes: 207,161 | Gross: $15.02M
66. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.
Votes: 17,349 | Gross: $0.01M
67. The Lords of Salem (2012)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record - a "gift from the Lords". The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?
Votes: 23,167 | Gross: $1.16M
69. Skeleton Lake (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A bank robbery goes awry and the robbers hold up within a forest, but there is another that dwells here, an ex Vietnam vet. Soon, a battle of survival erupts as the thieves' now have to fight for their very existence.
70. Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Votes: 10,159 | Gross: $6.37M
71. Fire with Fire (II) (2012)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against, after being held up at a local convenience store, threatens him.
72. Much Ado About Nothing (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Votes: 14,870 | Gross: $4.33M
73. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Romance
Tiger, an Indian spy who goes on a mission in the UK, finds himself pitted against his own agency when he falls in love with the wrong girl.
Votes: 24,183 | Gross: $2.35M
75. The Guilt Trip (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.
Votes: 32,459 | Gross: $37.13M
77. Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
R | 89 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
A black op has gone terribly wrong. Now, Captain Carmen Ibanez and a hardcore trooper famed as Major Henry "Hero" Varro must lead a team of battle-weary troopers to find the missing ship and discover what went wrong.
78. Poe (2012)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Brilliant and wealthy Dr. Andrew Casey is a serial killer who goes by the name 'The Chef'. One night eleven years ago his wife found out. He was arrested and imprisoned at Marathon County ... See full summary »
79. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller
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.s Team 6 in May 2011.
Votes: 235,969 | Gross: $95.72M
80. Great Expectations (2012)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance
A series of events change the orphaned Pip's life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman.
Votes: 10,706 | Gross: $0.26M
81. He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy
When an aspiring actress loses her support system in one fell swoop, she sets out with a stolen script, her brother, and his boyfriend to make a movie.
82. Jism 2 (2012)
130 min | Drama, Thriller
Izna, a porn star, is tasked by an Indian Intelligence Agency to seduce her ex-boyfriend Kabir, a dreaded assassin, in order to steal vital information relating to his sleeper cell contacts.
85. 6 Bullets (2012)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
87. McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)
TV-G | 93 min | Drama, Family, Sport
American Girl McKenna comes to life in this modern-day adventure about a determined gymnast who must focus on her strengths to overcome challenges and find a way to believe in herself again.
88. Playing for Keeps (2012)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.
Votes: 26,200 | Gross: $13.10M
89. Area 51 (2015)
R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
90. Secret of the Wings (2012)
G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.
93. Byzantium (2012)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.
Votes: 35,648 | Gross: $0.08M
94. Won't Back Down (2012)
PG | 121 min | Drama
Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
Votes: 5,562 | Gross: $5.31M
96. The Devil You Know (2013)
Not Rated | 76 min | Mystery, Thriller
Kathryn Vale (Lena Olin) is a reclusive ex-movie star with a dark secret and a daughter hoping to follow in her mother's movie-star footsteps. When Kathryn attempts to make a career ... See full summary »
97. Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)
R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Horror
Special Agent Leon S.Kennedy goes against his superior's orders and works to destroy a series of biological weapons being used in a war zone in Europe.
99. The Immigrant (2013)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Votes: 24,579 | Gross: $2.01M
100. Barfi! (2012)
Not Rated | 151 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.
Votes: 63,225 | Gross: $2.80M