The Top 100 Action Movies of 2012

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3

Skyfall 2012, 120 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Daniel CraigJavier BardemJudi Dench

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Looper 2012, 118 min.

Rian Johnson     Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittBruce WillisEmily Blunt

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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5

End of Watch 2012, 109 min.

David Ayer     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalMichael PeñaAnna Kendrick

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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6

Dredd 2012, 98 min.

Pete Travis     Starring: Karl UrbanOlivia ThirlbyLena Headey

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

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10

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012, 136 min.

Marc Webb     Starring: Andrew GarfieldEmma StoneRhys Ifans

Action    Based-on-Comics    Drama

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The Grey 2012, 117 min.

Joe Carnahan     Starring: Liam NeesonDallas RobertsFrank Grillo

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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17

John Carter 2012, 132 min.

Andrew Stanton     Starring: Taylor KitschLynn CollinsWillem Dafoe

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

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20

Safe House 2012, 115 min.

Daniel Espinosa     Starring: Ryan ReynoldsDenzel WashingtonVera Farmiga

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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22

Get the Gringo 2012, 95 min.

Adrian Grunberg     Starring: Mel GibsonPeter StormareDean Norris

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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24

Contraband 2012, 110 min.

Baltasar Kormákur     Starring: Mark WahlbergKate BeckinsaleBen Foster

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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26

Safe 2012, 94 min.

Boaz Yakin     Starring: Jason StathamCatherine ChanRobert John Burke

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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28

Taken 2 2012, 91 min.

Olivier Megaton     Starring: Liam NeesonMaggie GraceFamke Janssen

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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31

This Means War 2012, 120 min.

McG     Starring: Tom HardyReese WitherspoonChris Pine

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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33

Dirty Laundry 2012, 10 min.

Phil Joanou     Starring: Thomas JaneRon PerlmanSammi Rotibi

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

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39

The Man with the Iron Fists 2012, 96 min.

RZA     Starring: RZARick YuneRussell Crowe

Action    Fantasy    Martial Arts

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40

Drug War 2012, 105 min.

Johnnie To     Starring: Louis KooSun HongleiHuang Yi

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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42

The Collection 2012, 94 min.

Marcus Dunstan     Starring: Josh StewartEmma FitzpatrickLee Tergesen

Action    Horror    Sadistic Horror

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43

Stand Up Guys 2012, 94 min.

Fisher Stevens     Starring: Al PacinoChristopher WalkenAlan Arkin

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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44

Iron Sky 2012, 93 min.

Timo Vuorensola     Starring: Julia DietzeGötz OttoChristopher Kirby

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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49

Red Dawn 2012, 90 min.

Dan Bradley     Starring: Chris HemsworthAdrianne PalickiJosh Hutcherson

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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52

Rurouni Kenshin 2012, 134 min.

Keishi Ohtomo     Starring: Takeru SatoEmi TakeiKoji Kikkawa

Action    Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga

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58

The Thieves 2012, 135 min.

Dong-Hoon Choi     Starring: Gianna JunHae-suk KimHye-su Kim

Action    Crime    Foreign Language Film

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59

Cleanskin 2012, 108 min.

Hadi Hajaig     Starring: Sean BeanAbhin GaleyaCharlotte Rampling

Action    Action Thriller    Spy Film

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66

Tai Chi 0 2012, 97 min.

Stephen Fung     Starring: Yuan XiaochaoAngelababyEddie Peng

Action    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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70

Stolen 2012, 96 min.

Simon West     Starring: Nicolas CageJosh LucasDanny Huston

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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75

Bad Ass 2012, 90 min.

Craig Moss     Starring: Danny TrejoCharles S. DuttonRon Perlman

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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77

Bait 2012, 93 min.

Kimble Rendall     Starring: Xavier SamuelPhoebe TonkinSharni Vinson

Action    Action Thriller    Horror

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78

Fire with Fire 2012, 97 min.

David Barrett     Starring: Josh DuhamelBruce WillisRosario Dawson

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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83

Tai Chi Hero 2012, 100 min.

Stephen Fung     Starring: Tony Leung Ka FaiAngelababyEddie Peng

Action    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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84

Agneepath 2012, 184 min.

Karan Malhotra     Starring: Hrithik RoshanSanjay DuttRishi Kapoor

Action    Bollywood    Crime

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89

Chinese Zodiac 2012, 123 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanZhang Lan XinKwon Sang-woo

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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90

The Come Up 2012, 10 min.

Kirk Sullivan     Starring: Patrick J. AdamsTroian BellisarioMichael Paré

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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91

The Sweeney 2012, 112 min.

Nick Love     Starring: Ray WinstoneBen DrewHayley Atwell

Action    Based-on-Television    Crime

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93

Ek Tha Tiger 2012, 133 min.

Kabir Khan     Starring: Salman KhanKatrina KaifBella Boyd

Action    Action Thriller    Bollywood

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97

El Gringo 2012, 102 min.

Eduardo Rodriguez     Starring: Scott AdkinsYvette YatesChristian Slater

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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98

The Assassins 2012, 103 min.

Linshan Zhao     Starring: Chow Yun-FatYifei LiuHiroshi Tamaki

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

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99

Gangs of Wasseypur 2012, 320 min.

Anurag Kashyap     Starring: Manoj BajpaiRicha ChaddaNawazuddin Siddiqui

Action    Bollywood    Crime

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100

Dead Sushi 2012, 91 min.

Noboru Iguchi     Starring: AsamiJiji BûYasuhiko Fukuda

Action    Action Comedy    Black Comedy

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