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

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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4

Looper 2012, 118 min.

Rian Johnson     Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittBruce WillisEmily Blunt

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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5

End of Watch 2012, 109 min.

David Ayer     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalMichael PeñaAnna Kendrick

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

Up by 13 in the past 45 days 13

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7

Dredd 2012, 98 min.

Pete Travis     Starring: Karl UrbanOlivia ThirlbyLena Headey

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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10

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012, 136 min.

Marc Webb     Starring: Andrew GarfieldEmma StoneRhys Ifans

Action    Based-on-Comics    Drama

Down by 24 in the past 45 days 24

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11

The Grey 2012, 117 min.

Joe Carnahan     Starring: Liam NeesonDallas RobertsFrank Grillo

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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Down by 14 in the past 45 days 14

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15

John Carter 2012, 132 min.

Andrew Stanton     Starring: Taylor KitschLynn CollinsWillem Dafoe

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

Up by 10 in the past 45 days 10

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Down by 40 in the past 45 days 40

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Up by 17 in the past 45 days 17

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20

Safe House 2012, 115 min.

Daniel Espinosa     Starring: Ryan ReynoldsDenzel WashingtonVera Farmiga

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 31 in the past 45 days 31

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22

Get the Gringo 2012, 95 min.

Adrian Grunberg     Starring: Mel GibsonPeter StormareDean Norris

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

Down by 84 in the past 45 days 84

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24

Safe 2012, 94 min.

Boaz Yakin     Starring: Jason StathamCatherine ChanRobert John Burke

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Up by 31 in the past 45 days 31

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25

Contraband 2012, 110 min.

Baltasar Kormákur     Starring: Mark WahlbergKate BeckinsaleBen Foster

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Up by 98 in the past 45 days 98

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29

Taken 2 2012, 91 min.

Olivier Megaton     Starring: Liam NeesonMaggie GraceFamke Janssen

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 106 in the past 45 days 106

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30

This Means War 2012, 120 min.

McG     Starring: Tom HardyReese WitherspoonChris Pine

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Up by 18 in the past 45 days 18

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33

Dirty Laundry 2012, 10 min.

Phil Joanou     Starring: Thomas JaneRon PerlmanSammi Rotibi

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

Down by 157 in the past 45 days 157

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Up by 20 in the past 45 days 20

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37

Drug War 2012, 105 min.

Johnnie To     Starring: Louis KooSun HongleiHuang Yi

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Down by 177 in the past 45 days 177

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Down by 17 in the past 45 days 17

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40

The Man with the Iron Fists 2012, 96 min.

RZA     Starring: RZARick YuneRussell Crowe

Action    Fantasy    Martial Arts

Down by 186 in the past 45 days 186

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41

The Collection 2012, 94 min.

Marcus Dunstan     Starring: Josh StewartEmma FitzpatrickLee Tergesen

Action    Horror    Sadistic Horror

Up by 262 in the past 45 days 262

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Up by 167 in the past 45 days 167

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44

Stand Up Guys 2012, 94 min.

Fisher Stevens     Starring: Al PacinoChristopher WalkenAlan Arkin

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Down by 169 in the past 45 days 169

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Up by 1038 in the past 45 days 1038

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49

Red Dawn 2012, 90 min.

Dan Bradley     Starring: Chris HemsworthAdrianne PalickiJosh Hutcherson

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 346 in the past 45 days 346

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51

Rurouni Kenshin 2012, 134 min.

Keishi Ohtomo     Starring: Takeru SatoEmi TakeiKoji Kikkawa

Action    Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga

Up by 119 in the past 45 days 119

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Down by 164 in the past 45 days 164

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57

The Thieves 2012, 135 min.

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

Action    Crime    Foreign Language Film

Down by 74 in the past 45 days 74

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Down by 116 in the past 45 days 116

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Down by 50 in the past 45 days 50

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63

Tai Chi 0 2012, 97 min.

Stephen Fung     Starring: Yuan XiaochaoAngelababyEddie Peng

Action    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

Down by 190 in the past 45 days 190

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64

Cleanskin 2012, 108 min.

Hadi Hajaig     Starring: Sean BeanAbhin GaleyaCharlotte Rampling

Action    Action Thriller    Spy Film

Down by 52 in the past 45 days 52

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Down by 36 in the past 45 days 36

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Down by 126 in the past 45 days 126

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69

Stolen 2012, 96 min.

Simon West     Starring: Nicolas CageJosh LucasDanny Huston

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Down by 414 in the past 45 days 414

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Up by 405 in the past 45 days 405

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Down by 431 in the past 45 days 431

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75

Chinese Zodiac 2012, 123 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanZhang Lan XinKwon Sang-woo

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

Up by 112 in the past 45 days 112

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76

Fire with Fire 2012, 97 min.

David Barrett     Starring: Josh DuhamelBruce WillisRosario Dawson

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 193 in the past 45 days 193

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77

Bad Ass 2012, 90 min.

Craig Moss     Starring: Danny TrejoCharles S. DuttonRon Perlman

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Down by 253 in the past 45 days 253

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Up by 397 in the past 45 days 397

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79

Bait 2012, 93 min.

Kimble Rendall     Starring: Xavier SamuelPhoebe TonkinSharni Vinson

Action    Action Thriller    Horror

Down by 128 in the past 45 days 128

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83

Tai Chi Hero 2012, 100 min.

Stephen Fung     Starring: Tony Leung Ka FaiAngelababyEddie Peng

Action    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

Down by 111 in the past 45 days 111

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86

Agneepath 2012, 184 min.

Karan Malhotra     Starring: Hrithik RoshanSanjay DuttRishi Kapoor

Action    Bollywood    Crime

Down by 113 in the past 45 days 113

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Down by 105 in the past 45 days 105

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88

The Sweeney 2012, 112 min.

Nick Love     Starring: Ray WinstoneBen DrewHayley Atwell

Action    Based-on-Television    Crime

Down by 172 in the past 45 days 172

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Down by 131 in the past 45 days 131

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90

Gangs of Wasseypur 2012, 320 min.

Anurag Kashyap     Starring: Manoj BajpaiRicha ChaddaNawazuddin Siddiqui

Action    Bollywood    Crime

Down by 122 in the past 45 days 122

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91

Ek Tha Tiger 2012, 133 min.

Kabir Khan     Starring: Salman KhanKatrina KaifBella Boyd

Action    Action Thriller    Bollywood

Down by 125 in the past 45 days 125

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Down by 92 in the past 45 days 92

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94

Dead Sushi 2012, 91 min.

Noboru Iguchi     Starring: AsamiJiji BûYasuhiko Fukuda

Action    Action Comedy    Black Comedy

Down by 133 in the past 45 days 133

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98

The Assassins 2012, 103 min.

Linshan Zhao     Starring: Chow Yun-FatYifei LiuHiroshi Tamaki

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

Down by 126 in the past 45 days 126

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