The Top 100 Action Movies of 2012

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1

The Avengers

2012    Joss Whedon    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Alien Invasion Films

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The Dark Knight Rises

2012    Christopher Nolan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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3

Skyfall

2012    Sam Mendes    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Looper

2012    Rian Johnson    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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End of Watch

2012    David Ayer    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Dredd

2012    Pete Travis    Rated R

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

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8

Prometheus

2012    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Action    Body Horror    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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9

The Hunger Games

2012    Gary Ross    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Dystopian Film

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The Amazing Spider-Man

2012    Marc Webb    Rated PG13

Action    Based-on-Comics    Drama

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11

The Grey

2012    Joe Carnahan    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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12

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

2012    Jay Oliva    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Based-on-Comics

Up by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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13

Jack Reacher

2012    Christopher McQuarrie    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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14

Men in Black III

2012    Barry Sonnenfeld    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Alien Invasion Films

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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15

The Expendables 2

2012    Simon West    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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16

John Carter

2012    Andrew Stanton    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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17

The Bourne Legacy

2012    Tony Gilroy    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Paranoid Thriller

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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18

Premium Rush

2012    David Koepp    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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19

Justice League: Doom

2012    Lauren Montgomery    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Based-on-Comics

Up by 30 in the past 45 days 30

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20

Safe House

2012    Daniel Espinosa    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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21

Total Recall

2012    Len Wiseman    Rated PG13

Action    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Dystopian Film

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23

Lockout

2012    James Mather, Stephen St. Leger    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Escape Film

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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24

Snow White and the Huntsman

2012    Rupert Sanders    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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25

Get the Gringo

2012    Adrian Grunberg    Rated R

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

Down by 10 in the past 45 days 10

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26

Contraband

2012    Baltasar Kormákur    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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27

Safe

2012    Boaz Yakin    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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28

Taken 2

2012    Olivier Megaton    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 38 in the past 45 days 38

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30

Superman vs. The Elite

2012    Michael Chang    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Based-on-Comics

Up by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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31

This Means War

2012    McG    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Up by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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32

Act of Valor

2012    Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 11 in the past 45 days 11

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33

Hit and Run

2012    David Palmer, Dax Shepard    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Up by 16 in the past 45 days 16

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34

Dirty Laundry

2012    Phil Joanou    Not Rated

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

Up by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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35

Battleship

2012    Peter Berg    Rated PG13

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Disaster Film

Up by 116 in the past 45 days 116

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36

Wrath of the Titans

2012    Jonathan Liebesman    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

Down by 93 in the past 45 days 93

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37

The Man with the Iron Fists

2012    RZA    Rated R

Action    Fantasy    Martial Arts

Up by 16 in the past 45 days 16

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Up by 28 in the past 45 days 28

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39

Drug War

2012    Johnnie To    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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40

Marvel One-Shot: Item 47

2012    Louis D'Esposito    Not Rated

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

Up by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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41

Bullet to the Head

2012    Walter Hill    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

Up by 30 in the past 45 days 30

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42

Stand Up Guys

2012    Fisher Stevens    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Up by 26 in the past 45 days 26

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Held position in the past 45 days 0

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44

The Collection

2012    Marcus Dunstan    Rated R

Action    Horror    Sadistic Horror

Down by 11 in the past 45 days 11

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46

Iron Sky

2012    Timo Vuorensola    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

Up by 22 in the past 45 days 22

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48

Red Dawn

2012    Dan Bradley    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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50

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

2012    Stewart Hendler    Not Rated

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Mini-Series

Down by 395 in the past 45 days 395

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51

Cockneys vs Zombies

2012    Matthias Hoene    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Black Comedy

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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52

Resident Evil: Damnation

2012    Makoto Kamiya    Rated R

Action    Animation    Horror

Down by 172 in the past 45 days 172

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53

One for the Money

2012    Julie Anne Robinson    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

Up by 24 in the past 45 days 24

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55

Rurouni Kenshin

2012    Keishi Ohtomo    Not Rated

Action    Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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56

I Declare War

2012    Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Childhood Drama

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57

Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous

2012    Jesse Cote    Not Rated

Action    Animation    Based-on-Comics

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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59

The Thieves

2012    Dong-Hoon Choi    Not Rated

Action    Crime    Foreign Language Film

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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60

Cleanskin

2012    Hadi Hajaig    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Spy Film

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62

Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable

2012    Jesse Cote    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Animation

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63

Astonishing X-Men: Torn

2012    Jesse Cote    Not Rated

Action    Animation    Based-on-Comics

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64

Tai Chi 0

2012    Stephen Fung    Not Rated

Action    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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65

Outrage Beyond

2012    Takeshi Kitano    Rated R

Action    Crime    Foreign Language Film

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66

Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut

2012    Casey Pugh    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Animation

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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67

FDR: American Badass!

2012    Garrett Brawith    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Action    Action Comedy

Down by 847 in the past 45 days 847

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68

Two Rabbits

2012    Afonso Poyart    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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69

Starship Troopers: Invasion

2012    Shinji Aramaki    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Anime

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70

Alex Cross

2012    Rob Cohen    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Police Detective Film

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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71

The Expatriate

2012    Philipp Stölzl    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Spy Film

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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72

Bad Ass

2012    Craig Moss    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Down by 51 in the past 45 days 51

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73

Nitro Circus: The Movie

2012    Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle    Rated PG13

Action    Comedy    Documentary

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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74

Stolen

2012    Simon West    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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75

Bait

2012    Kimble Rendall    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Horror

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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76

Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday

2012    Keith Brooks    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Based-on-Comics

Down by 30 in the past 45 days 30

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77

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost

2012    Atsushi Takeuchi    Not Rated

Action    Animation    Anime

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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78

The Sweeney

2012    Nick Love    Rated R

Action    Based-on-Television    Crime

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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79

6 Bullets

2012    Ernie Barbarash    Rated R

Action

Up by 180 in the past 45 days 180

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80

Fire with Fire

2012    David Barrett    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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81

Tower Block

2012    James Nunn, Ronnie Thompson    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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83

A Company Man

2012    Lim Sang-Yoon    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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84

Dragon Eyes

2012    John Hyams    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts

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85

Soldiers of Fortune

2012    Maxim Korostyshevsky    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Down by 23 in the past 45 days 23

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86

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us

2012    Louis Morneau    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Costume Horror

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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87

Tai Chi Hero

2012    Stephen Fung    Not Rated

Action    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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88

The Baytown Outlaws

2012    Barry Battles    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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90

Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies

2012    Richard Schenkman    Not Rated

Action    Costume Horror    Horror

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92

Easy Money II

2012    Babak Najafi    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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93

The Come Up

2012    Kirk Sullivan    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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94

American Warships

2012    Thunder Levin    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Alien Invasion Films

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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95

One Piece Film Z

2012    Tatsuya Nagamine    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Action    Adventure

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96

Dead Sushi

2012    Noboru Iguchi    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Black Comedy

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98

Chinese Zodiac

2012    Jackie Chan    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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99

Johan Falk: Spelets regler

2012    Charlotte Brandstrom    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Agneepath

2012    Karan Malhotra    Rated PG13

Action    Bollywood    Crime

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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