The Top 250 Worst Movies of 2012

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1

Liz & Dick

2012    Lloyd Kramer    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

Down by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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2

Kony 2012

2012    Jason Russell    Not Rated

Documentary    Short Film    Social Issues

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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3

The Apparition

2012    Todd Lincoln    Rated PG13

Horror    Supernatural Horror    Supernatural Thriller

Down by 10 in the past 45 days 10

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Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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7

Dracula 3D

2012    Dario Argento    Not Rated

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Costume Horror    Gothic Film

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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9

The Devil Inside

2012    William Brent Bell    Rated R

Found Footage Film    Horror    Religious Horror

Down by 17 in the past 45 days 17

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10

Piranha 3DD

2012    John Gulager    Rated R

Black Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

Up by 51 in the past 45 days 51

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11

Sassy Pants

2012    Coley Sohn    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film

Down by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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13

Columbus Circle

2012    George Gallo    Rated PG13

Psychological Thriller    Thriller

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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14

Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies

2012    Richard Schenkman    Not Rated

Action    Costume Horror    Horror

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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15

2-Headed Shark Attack

2012    Christopher Ray    Not Rated

Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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16

The Cold Light of Day

2012    Mabrouk El Mechri    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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17

One for the Money

2012    Julie Anne Robinson    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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18

Fire with Fire

2012    David Barrett    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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19

A Thousand Words

2012    Brian Robbins    Rated PG13

Comedy

Up by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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21

Branded

2012    Jamie Bradshaw, Aleksandr Dulerayn    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Dystopian Film

Down by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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22

The Babymakers

2012    Jay Chandrasekhar    Rated R

Comedy    Farce

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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24

Lay the Favorite

2012    Stephen Frears    Rated R

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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25

Chernobyl Diaries

2012    Bradley Parker    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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Down by 33 in the past 45 days 33

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27

LOL

2012    Lisa Azuelos    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Down by 11 in the past 45 days 11

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28

Silent Hill: Revelation

2012    Michael J. Bassett    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Supernatural Horror

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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29

ATM

2012    David Brooks    Rated R

Horror    Thriller

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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30

Dragon Eyes

2012    John Hyams    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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31

Why Stop Now

2012    Phil Dorling, Ron Nyswaner    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama

Up by 11 in the past 45 days 11

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32

That's My Boy

2012    Sean Anders    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Up by 45 in the past 45 days 45

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33

Joyful Noise

2012    Todd Graff    Rated PG13

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

Up by 10 in the past 45 days 10

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34

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines

2012    Declan O'Brien    Rated R

Cannibal Film    Holiday Film    Horror

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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35

Playing for Keeps

2012    Gabriele Muccino    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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36

Nitro Circus: The Movie

2012    Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle    Rated PG13

Action    Comedy    Documentary

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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38

Battleship

2012    Peter Berg    Rated PG13

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Disaster Film

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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39

Wrath of the Titans

2012    Jonathan Liebesman    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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40

Bad Ass

2012    Craig Moss    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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41

Madea's Witness Protection

2012    Tyler Perry    Rated PG13

Comedy    Urban Comedy

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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42

Smiley

2012    Michael J. Gallagher    Rated R

Horror    Slasher Film

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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43

At Any Price

2012    Ramin Bahrani    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama

Down by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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44

Mirror Mirror

2012    Tarsem Singh    Rated PG

Comedy    Fairy Tales and Legends    Fantasy

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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45

Won't Back Down

2012    Daniel Barnz    Rated PG

Drama    Message Movie

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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47

What to Expect When You're Expecting

2012    Kirk Jones    Rated PG13

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Romance

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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48

The Legend of Mor'du

2012    Brian Larsen    Not Rated

Animation    Family    Family-Oriented Fantasy

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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49

Hemingway & Gellhorn

2012    Philip Kaufman    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

Down by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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50

The Raven

2012    James McTeigue    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gothic Film

Down by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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51

Rock of Ages

2012    Adam Shankman    Rated PG13

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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52

Gone

2012    Heitor Dhalia    Rated PG13

Psychological Thriller    Thriller

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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53

Mansome

2012    Morgan Spurlock    Rated PG13

Culture and Society    Documentary    Sociology

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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54

Alex Cross

2012    Rob Cohen    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Police Detective Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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56

The Possession

2012    Ole Bornedal    Rated PG13

Haunted House Film    Horror    Supernatural Horror

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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57

Stolen

2012    Simon West    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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58

The Factory

2012    Morgan O'Neill    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Mystery

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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59

This Means War

2012    McG    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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60

Marvel One-Shot: Item 47

2012    Louis D'Esposito    Not Rated

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

Up by 421 in the past 45 days 421

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61

Bait

2012    Kimble Rendall    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Horror

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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62

The Guilt Trip

2012    Anne Fletcher    Rated PG13

Comedy    Road Movie

Up by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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63

Meeting Evil

2012    Chris Fisher    Rated R

Psychological Thriller    Thriller

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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65

Red Hook Summer

2012    Spike Lee    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama

Up by 16 in the past 45 days 16

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67

The Three Stooges

2012    Bobby & Peter Farrelly    Rated PG

Comedy    Slapstick

Up by 69 in the past 45 days 69

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68

Step Up Revolution

2012    Scott Speer    Rated PG13

Dance Film    Drama    Romance

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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69

The Company You Keep

2012    Robert Redford    Rated R

Ensemble Film    Political Thriller    Thriller

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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70

Iron Sky

2012    Timo Vuorensola    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

Up by 16 in the past 45 days 16

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71

Hyde Park on Hudson

2012    Roger Michell    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Costume Romance

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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72

Dark Shadows

2012    Tim Burton    Rated PG13

Based-on-Television    Black Comedy    Costume Horror

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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73

Red Dawn

2012    Dan Bradley    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 193 in the past 45 days 193

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74

Parental Guidance

2012    Andy Fickman    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy

Up by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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75

The Tall Man

2012    Pascal Laugier    Rated R

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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Down by 18 in the past 45 days 18

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78

Partysaurus Rex

2012    Mark A. Walsh    Rated G

Animation    Short Film

Down by 26 in the past 45 days 26

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80

Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos

2012    Raman Hui    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Animation

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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81

Katy Perry: Part of Me

2012    Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz    Rated PG

Biography    Documentary    Music

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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82

Nobody Walks

2012    Ry Russo-Young    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Psychological Drama

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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84

Great Expectations

2012    Mike Newell    Not Rated

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Drama    Gothic Film

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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85

FDR: American Badass!

2012    Garrett Brawith    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Action    Action Comedy

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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86

The Man with the Iron Fists

2012    RZA    Rated R

Action    Fantasy    Martial Arts

Up by 14 in the past 45 days 14

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87

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

2012    Peter Hedges    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Fantasy

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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88

The Dictator

2012    Larry Charles    Rated R

Comedy    Political Satire    Road Movie

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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89

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

2012    David Bowers    Rated PG

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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90

Vamps

2012    Amy Heckerling    Rated PG13

Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

Down by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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91

The Longest Daycare

2012    David Silverman    Rated PG

Animation    Based-on-Television    Short Film

Down by 13 in the past 45 days 13

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92

Casa de mi Padre

2012    Matt Piedmont    Rated R

Comedy

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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93

Project X

2012    Nima Nourizadeh    Rated R

Comedy    Found Footage Film    Teen Movie

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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94

Big Miracle

2012    Ken Kwapis    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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96

Snow White and the Huntsman

2012    Rupert Sanders    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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97

Truth or Dare

2012    Robert Heath    Not Rated

Horror

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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98

Red Tails

2012    Anthony Hemingway    Rated PG13

Adventure    Docudrama    Drama

Down by 265 in the past 45 days 265

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99

The Pact

2012    Nicholas McCarthy    Rated R

Ghost Film    Haunted House Film    Horror

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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100

Craigslist Joe

2012    Joseph Garner    Not Rated

Culture and Society    Documentary    Sociology

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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101

Wanderlust

2012    David Wain    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Up by 11 in the past 45 days 11

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102

Jesus Henry Christ

2012    Dennis Lee    Rated PG13

Comedy

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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103

The Lucky One

2012    Scott Hicks    Rated PG13

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

Down by 85 in the past 45 days 85

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104

The Watch

2012    Akiva Schaffer    Rated R

Alien Invasion Films    Comedy    Science Fiction

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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105

Broke

2012    Billy Corben    Not Rated

Culture and Society    Documentary    Made-for-Television

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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106

Black Rock

2012    Katie Aselton    Rated R

Psychological Thriller    Thriller

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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107

The Girl

2012    Julian Jarrold    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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108

Head Over Heels

2012    Timothy Reckart    Not Rated

Animation    Short Film

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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109

Passion

2012    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Erotic Thriller

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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110

Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday

2012    Keith Brooks    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Based-on-Comics

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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111

Act of Valor

2012    Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Down by 24 in the past 45 days 24

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112

Taken 2

2012    Olivier Megaton    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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113

Aftershock

2012    Nicolás López    Rated R

Disaster Film    Horror    Psychological Thriller

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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114

The Paperboy

2012    Lee Daniels    Rated R

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Period Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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115

Lola Versus

2012    Daryl Wein    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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116

Red Lights

2012    Rodrigo Cortés    Rated R

Supernatural Thriller    Thriller

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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117

Hope Springs

2012    David Frankel    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy    Drama

Up by 14 in the past 45 days 14

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118

Being Flynn

2012    Paul Weitz    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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119

Storage 24

2012    Johannes Roberts    Not Rated

Escape Film    Horror    Monster Film

Down by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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120

Brake

2012    Gabe Torres    Rated R

Psychological Thriller    Thriller

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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121

Lockout

2012    James Mather, Stephen St. Leger    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Escape Film

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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122

Love is All You Need

2012    Susanne Bier    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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123

Grave Encounters 2

2012    John Poliquin    Not Rated

Found Footage Film    Haunted House Film    Horror

Down by 107 in the past 45 days 107

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Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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125

Fresh Guacamole

2012    PES    Not Rated

Animation    Short Film

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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127

Would You Rather

2012    David Guy Levy    Not Rated

Horror    Sadistic Horror

Up by 18 in the past 45 days 18

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128

The Devil's Carnival

2012    Darren Lynn Bousman    Not Rated

Horror    Musical

Down by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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129

Silent Night

2012    Steven C. Miller    Rated R

Holiday Film    Horror    Slasher Film

Down by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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130

The Words

2012    Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal    Rated PG13

Drama    Psychological Drama    Psychological Thriller

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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131

On the Road

2012    Walter Salles    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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132

Think Like a Man

2012    Tim Story    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Up by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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133

Total Recall

2012    Len Wiseman    Rated PG13

Action    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Dystopian Film

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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134

Man on a Ledge

2012    Asger Leth    Rated PG13

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

Up by 91 in the past 45 days 91

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135

The Campaign

2012    Jay Roach    Rated R

Comedy    Farce    Political Satire

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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137

Here Comes the Boom

2012    Frank Coraci    Rated PG

Comedy    Sports Comedy

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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138

Bachelorette

2012    Leslye Headland    Rated R

Comedy    Farce

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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139

Frankie Go Boom

2012    Jordan Roberts    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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140

Ginger & Rosa

2012    Sally Potter    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Period Film

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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142

Cosmopolis

2012    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Drama    Message Movie    Psychological Drama

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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143

The Vow

2012    Michael Sucsy    Rated PG13

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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144

Contraband

2012    Baltasar Kormákur    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Up by 62 in the past 45 days 62

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145

To Rome with Love

2012    Woody Allen    Rated R

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Romance

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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146

Bullet to the Head

2012    Walter Hill    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

Up by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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147

Keep the Lights On

2012    Ira Sachs    Not Rated

Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film    Romance

Up by 298 in the past 45 days 298

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148

Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe

2012    Jim Gaffigan    Not Rated

Comedy    Concert Film    Made-for-Television

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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149

Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special

2012    Seth Green    Not Rated

Animation    Based-on-Comics    Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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150

Hotel Transylvania

2012    Genndy Tartakovsky    Rated PG

Animation    Comedy    Family

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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151

Museum Hours

2012    Jem Cohen    Not Rated

Drama

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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152

9.79*

2012    Daniel Gordon    Not Rated

Documentary    Made-for-Television    Sports and Recreation

Down by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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153

[REC]³ Génesis

2012    Paco Plaza    Rated R

Foreign Language Film    Found Footage Film    Horror

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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154

Girl Most Likely

2012    Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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156

The Woman in Black

2012    James Watkins    Rated PG13

Costume Horror    Ghost Film    Gothic Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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160

Struck by Lightning

2012    Brian Dannelly    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Coming-of-Age

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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162

Detropia

2012    Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady    Not Rated

Culture and Society    Documentary

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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163

The Brass Teapot

2012    Ramaa Mosley    Rated R

Black Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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164

Dirty Laundry

2012    Phil Joanou    Not Rated

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime

Up by 189 in the past 45 days 189

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165

Safe

2012    Boaz Yakin    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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