Top 50 underrated action movies from year 2012

01.
Ek Tha Tiger
132 min | 2012 |
5.5 (28902 votes)
|
6.96 (160 reviews)

India's top spy Tiger and his love Zoya battle the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from loving the enemy.

02.
John Carter
132 min | 2012 |
6.6 (260555 votes)
|
7.99 (880 reviews)

Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

03.
Grabbers
94 min | 2012 |
6.3 (17172 votes)
|
7.69 (87 reviews)

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

04.
Thuppakki
165 min | 2012 |
7.9 (24681 votes)
|
9.26 (127 reviews)

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

05.
Foodfight!
91 min | 2012 |
1.6 (10235 votes)
|
2.95 (154 reviews)

The evil Brand X joins a supermarket that becomes a city after closing time.

06.
One for the Money
91 min | 2012 |
5.3 (41195 votes)
|
6.58 (197 reviews)

Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

07.
The Baytown Outlaws
98 min | 2012 |
6.4 (14272 votes)
|
7.64 (80 reviews)

When three redneck brothers agree to help a woman save her godson from an abusive stepfather, they become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters.

08.
Here Comes the Boom
105 min | 2012 |
6.4 (87600 votes)
|
7.55 (142 reviews)

A high-school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extracurricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

09.
Gone
94 min | 2012 |
5.9 (43099 votes)
|
7.02 (136 reviews)

A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing.

10.
Cleanskin
108 min | 2012 |
6.3 (18964 votes)
|
7.34 (118 reviews)

A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.

11.
Paan Singh Tomar
135 min | 2012 |
8.2 (34535 votes)
|
9.19 (98 reviews)

The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

12.
Rise of the Guardians
97 min | 2012 |
7.3 (162208 votes)
|
8.24 (218 reviews)

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.

13.
Cockneys vs Zombies
88 min | 2012 |
5.9 (18743 votes)
|
6.84 (82 reviews)

A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

14.
Interview with a Hitman
96 min | 2012 |
6.2 (9006 votes)
|
7.14 (85 reviews)

An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.

15.
So Undercover
94 min | 2012 |
5.0 (19237 votes)
|
5.92 (49 reviews)

A tough, street-smart private eye is hired by the FBI to go undercover in a college sorority.

16.
Dredd
95 min | 2012 |
7.1 (261128 votes)
|
7.96 (752 reviews)

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

17.
Iron Sky
93 min | 2012 |
5.9 (92220 votes)
|
6.63 (309 reviews)

The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.

18.
Resident Evil: Damnation
100 min | 2012 |
6.5 (19501 votes)
|
7.22 (47 reviews)

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.

19.
Drug War
107 min | 2012 |
7.0 (8249 votes)
|
7.69 (43 reviews)

A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.

20.
Rowdy Rathore
140 min | 2012 |
5.8 (18358 votes)
|
6.46 (55 reviews)

A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town locals and the little girl who insists she's his daughter, from the mob.

21.
The Fly
145 min | 2012 |
7.7 (21284 votes)
|
8.33 (72 reviews)

A murdered man is reincarnated as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death.

22.
Bait
93 min | 2012 |
5.2 (17013 votes)
|
5.78 (119 reviews)

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

23.
6 Bullets
115 min | 2012 |
6.1 (14430 votes)
|
6.66 (61 reviews)

An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.

24.
Stand Up Guys
95 min | 2012 |
6.5 (53723 votes)
|
7.05 (144 reviews)

A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.

25.
Bullet to the Head
92 min | 2012 |
5.7 (48465 votes)
|
6.19 (151 reviews)

After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

26.
Act of Valor
110 min | 2012 |
6.5 (67493 votes)
|
6.97 (367 reviews)

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

27.
Gangs of Wasseypur
321 min | 2012 |
8.2 (87931 votes)
|
8.66 (264 reviews)

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

28.
Into the White
104 min | 2012 |
7.2 (20193 votes)
|
7.64 (45 reviews)

Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

29.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
105 min | 2012 |
5.9 (151525 votes)
|
6.31 (401 reviews)

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

30.
Get the Gringo
96 min | 2012 |
7.0 (103224 votes)
|
7.38 (160 reviews)

A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.

31.
Bad Ass
90 min | 2012 |
5.5 (17409 votes)
|
5.88 (86 reviews)

A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime.

32.
Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins
134 min | 2012 |
7.5 (22858 votes)
|
7.86 (88 reviews)

A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.

33.
Hit and Run
100 min | 2012 |
6.1 (34948 votes)
|
6.44 (132 reviews)

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.

34.
Safe
94 min | 2012 |
6.5 (106224 votes)
|
6.82 (167 reviews)

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

35.
Starship Troopers: Invasion
89 min | 2012 |
5.8 (10994 votes)
|
6.07 (66 reviews)

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.

36.
Housefull 2
145 min | 2012 |
5.3 (13764 votes)
|
5.54 (50 reviews)

A comedy of errors wherein four men help each other to fool their prospective father-in-laws creating a cascade of confusion and mayhem.

37.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
114 min | 2012 |
5.0 (19726 votes)
|
5.2 (113 reviews)

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.

38.
[REC] 3: Genesis
80 min | 2012 |
5.0 (33150 votes)
|
5.07 (177 reviews)

A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

39.
The Bourne Legacy
135 min | 2012 |
6.6 (290515 votes)
|
6.61 (545 reviews)

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.

40.
The Avengers
143 min | 2012 |
8.0 (1283615 votes)
|
8.0 (1980 reviews)

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

41.
Men in Black 3
106 min | 2012 |
6.8 (343383 votes)
|
6.77 (382 reviews)

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

42.
The Amazing Spider-Man
136 min | 2012 |
6.9 (573344 votes)
|
6.82 (1313 reviews)

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.

43.
The Expendables 2
103 min | 2012 |
6.6 (297079 votes)
|
6.46 (495 reviews)

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.

44.
The Collection
82 min | 2012 |
6.1 (47106 votes)
|
5.94 (140 reviews)

A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is then forced to help rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped lair.

45.
Cloud Atlas
172 min | 2012 |
7.4 (350051 votes)
|
7.23 (978 reviews)

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.

46.
Snow White and the Huntsman
127 min | 2012 |
6.1 (278885 votes)
|
5.92 (705 reviews)

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

47.
The Iceman
106 min | 2012 |
6.8 (72368 votes)
|
6.57 (194 reviews)

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

48.
Man on a Ledge
102 min | 2012 |
6.6 (147208 votes)
|
6.37 (171 reviews)

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

49.
Silent Hill: Revelation
95 min | 2012 |
5.0 (61468 votes)
|
4.75 (271 reviews)

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.

50.
Chinese Zodiac
109 min | 2012 |
6.1 (22040 votes)
|
5.84 (68 reviews)

A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts. The twelve bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Top 38 overrated action movies from year 2012

01.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18864 votes)
|
3.68 (119 reviews)

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

02.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (849285 votes)
|
5.06 (1890 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

03.
Skyfall
143 min | 2012 |
7.7 (643712 votes)
|
5.72 (1523 reviews)

James 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.

04.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (546437 votes)
|
5.86 (658 reviews)

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.

05.
Taken 2
92 min | 2012 |
6.3 (295271 votes)
|
4.81 (520 reviews)

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.

06.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (74788 votes)
|
3.94 (389 reviews)

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

07.
Conquest 1453
162 min | 2012 |
6.6 (57253 votes)
|
5.16 (151 reviews)

After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.

08.
V/H/S
116 min | 2012 |
5.8 (58620 votes)
|
4.48 (308 reviews)

When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

09.
Freelancers
96 min | 2012 |
4.6 (9344 votes)
|
3.3 (52 reviews)

The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops.

10.
Grave Encounters 2
98 min | 2012 |
5.1 (22992 votes)
|
3.83 (137 reviews)

A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.

11.
Fire with Fire
97 min | 2012 |
5.6 (25318 votes)
|
4.37 (75 reviews)

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.

12.
Billa 2
129 min | 2012 |
6.3 (9675 votes)
|
5.13 (131 reviews)

Small-time diamond smuggler David befriends Goa-based gangster Abbasi. But when David begins to build inroads with an international gangster, Abbasi is not happy. Soon the two turn into bitter rivals.

13.
Red Tails
125 min | 2012 |
5.9 (34379 votes)
|
4.79 (295 reviews)

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

14.
Alex Cross
101 min | 2012 |
5.2 (33039 votes)
|
4.25 (177 reviews)

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.

15.
Total Recall
118 min | 2012 |
6.2 (244812 votes)
|
5.32 (584 reviews)

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.

16.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
94 min | 2012 |
5.8 (96778 votes)
|
4.93 (203 reviews)

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

17.
Erased
100 min | 2012 |
6.1 (29602 votes)
|
5.26 (119 reviews)

An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

18.
Contraband
109 min | 2012 |
6.4 (119313 votes)
|
5.61 (185 reviews)

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

19.
Red Lights
114 min | 2012 |
6.2 (59713 votes)
|
5.43 (179 reviews)

Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.

20.
Dabangg 2
120 min | 2012 |
4.9 (14369 votes)
|
4.16 (87 reviews)

Chulbul Pandey invites a fresh trouble when he kills the brother of a notorious politician and the former swears to wreak havoc in his life.

21.
This Means War
103 min | 2012 |
6.3 (179863 votes)
|
5.57 (275 reviews)

C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle on each other when they discover they are dating the same woman.

22.
Project X
88 min | 2012 |
6.6 (194021 votes)
|
5.89 (282 reviews)

3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

23.
The Cold Light of Day
93 min | 2012 |
4.9 (36069 votes)
|
4.23 (166 reviews)

After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

24.
Wrath of the Titans
99 min | 2012 |
5.7 (184313 votes)
|
5.04 (276 reviews)

Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.

25.
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
96 min | 2012 |
7.0 (10665 votes)
|
6.34 (41 reviews)

14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has ...

26.
Safe House
115 min | 2012 |
6.7 (212180 votes)
|
6.06 (330 reviews)

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

27.
Agneepath
174 min | 2012 |
7.0 (19798 votes)
|
6.5 (142 reviews)

A young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge.

28.
Stolen
96 min | 2012 |
5.5 (43184 votes)
|
5.0 (101 reviews)

A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi.

29.
Premium Rush
91 min | 2012 |
6.5 (110442 votes)
|
6.07 (185 reviews)

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

30.
The Dark Knight Rises
164 min | 2012 |
8.4 (1513676 votes)
|
7.98 (3359 reviews)

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 from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

31.
The Man with the Iron Fists
95 min | 2012 |
5.4 (61031 votes)
|
4.98 (253 reviews)

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.

32.
21 Jump Street
109 min | 2012 |
7.2 (523038 votes)
|
6.79 (416 reviews)

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

33.
Jack Reacher
130 min | 2012 |
7.0 (318468 votes)
|
6.62 (551 reviews)

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

34.
Underworld: Awakening
88 min | 2012 |
6.3 (149010 votes)
|
5.95 (294 reviews)

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.

35.
Dark Tide
114 min | 2012 |
4.3 (8584 votes)
|
3.95 (63 reviews)

A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

36.
Lockout
95 min | 2012 |
6.1 (96021 votes)
|
5.76 (277 reviews)

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

37.
Transit
88 min | 2012 |
5.8 (10806 votes)
|
5.46 (73 reviews)

A gang of bank robbers hide their loot in the car of a family going camping. They chase down the family to kill them and get the loot back, but run into a fight.

38.
The Watch
102 min | 2012 |
5.7 (123751 votes)
|
5.39 (243 reviews)

Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.