Top 32 underrated adventure movies from year 2012

01.
Grabbers
94 min | 2012 |
6.3 (16572 votes)
|
7.76 (74 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.

02.
Foodfight!
91 min | 2012 |
1.5 (9118 votes)
|
2.83 (122 reviews)

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

03.
John Carter
132 min | 2012 |
6.6 (250845 votes)
|
7.92 (828 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.

04.
Rise of the Guardians
97 min | 2012 |
7.3 (152639 votes)
|
8.26 (197 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.

05.
Wreck-It Ralph
101 min | 2012 |
7.7 (368984 votes)
|
8.62 (422 reviews)

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

06.
Gone
94 min | 2012 |
5.9 (41348 votes)
|
6.76 (128 reviews)

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

07.
Ernest & Celestine
80 min | 2012 |
7.9 (17641 votes)
|
8.66 (46 reviews)

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

08.
Iron Sky
93 min | 2012 |
5.9 (90184 votes)
|
6.6 (299 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.

09.
Fun Size
86 min | 2012 |
5.4 (13138 votes)
|
5.97 (37 reviews)

Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.

10.
ParaNorman
92 min | 2012 |
7.0 (91483 votes)
|
7.47 (190 reviews)

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

11.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
115 min | 2012 |
5.5 (224767 votes)
|
5.9 (355 reviews)

After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

12.
Act of Valor
110 min | 2012 |
6.5 (65514 votes)
|
6.84 (348 reviews)

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

13.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
88 min | 2012 |
6.7 (43837 votes)
|
7.0 (98 reviews)

Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

14.
Kon-Tiki
118 min | 2012 |
7.2 (44408 votes)
|
7.5 (81 reviews)

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

15.
Bait
93 min | 2012 |
5.2 (15846 votes)
|
5.41 (108 reviews)

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

16.
[REC] 3: Genesis
80 min | 2012 |
5.0 (32444 votes)
|
5.11 (162 reviews)

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

17.
Life of Pi
127 min | 2012 |
7.9 (566909 votes)
|
7.91 (864 reviews)

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

18.
Mirror Mirror
106 min | 2012 |
5.6 (82462 votes)
|
5.57 (211 reviews)

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

19.
The Amazing Spider-Man
136 min | 2012 |
6.9 (547478 votes)
|
6.85 (1245 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.

20.
The Bourne Legacy
135 min | 2012 |
6.7 (279199 votes)
|
6.62 (504 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.

21.
Chinese Zodiac
109 min | 2012 |
6.1 (20684 votes)
|
6.02 (64 reviews)

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

22.
The Avengers
143 min | 2012 |
8.0 (1235916 votes)
|
7.92 (1857 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.

23.
Brave
93 min | 2012 |
7.1 (361839 votes)
|
6.99 (477 reviews)

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

24.
Men in Black 3
106 min | 2012 |
6.8 (327560 votes)
|
6.63 (361 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.

25.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
93 min | 2012 |
6.8 (157769 votes)
|
6.63 (178 reviews)

The Madagascar animals join a struggling European circus to get back to New York, but find themselves being pursued by a psychotic animal control officer.

26.
Snow White and the Huntsman
127 min | 2012 |
6.1 (267823 votes)
|
5.93 (659 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.

27.
The Expendables 2
103 min | 2012 |
6.6 (287212 votes)
|
6.42 (479 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.

28.
Silent Hill: Revelation
95 min | 2012 |
5.0 (59217 votes)
|
4.8 (258 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.

29.
The Lorax
86 min | 2012 |
6.4 (95245 votes)
|
6.18 (223 reviews)

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

30.
Resident Evil: Retribution
95 min | 2012 |
5.4 (130242 votes)
|
5.15 (417 reviews)

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.

31.
The Collection
82 min | 2012 |
6.1 (44448 votes)
|
5.85 (122 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.

32.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
101 min | 2012 |
6.7 (105774 votes)
|
6.44 (246 reviews)

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Top 31 overrated adventure movies from year 2012

01.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (826392 votes)
|
4.95 (1814 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.

02.
Skyfall
143 min | 2012 |
7.7 (617568 votes)
|
5.69 (1472 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.

03.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (557917 votes)
|
5.11 (2396 reviews)

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

04.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (523206 votes)
|
5.68 (616 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.
Fetih 1453
162 min | 2012 |
6.7 (56015 votes)
|
5.17 (149 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.

06.
Taken 2
92 min | 2012 |
6.3 (284256 votes)
|
4.79 (492 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.

07.
Red Dawn
93 min | 2012 |
5.4 (72223 votes)
|
3.93 (343 reviews)

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

08.
Red Tails
125 min | 2012 |
5.9 (32829 votes)
|
4.62 (273 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.

09.
Grave Encounters 2
95 min | 2012 |
5.1 (22310 votes)
|
3.85 (125 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.

10.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
93 min | 2012 |
7.3 (79585 votes)
|
6.08 (262 reviews)

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

11.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
169 min | 2012 |
7.8 (743253 votes)
|
6.73 (1365 reviews)

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

12.
Total Recall
118 min | 2012 |
6.3 (236275 votes)
|
5.25 (552 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.

13.
On the Road
124 min | 2012 |
6.1 (39189 votes)
|
5.14 (129 reviews)

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

14.
The Battery
101 min | 2012 |
6.4 (8018 votes)
|
5.57 (81 reviews)

The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.

15.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
94 min | 2012 |
5.8 (90100 votes)
|
4.97 (169 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.

16.
Sightseers
88 min | 2012 |
6.5 (26046 votes)
|
5.7 (120 reviews)

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

17.
The Dark Knight Rises
164 min | 2012 |
8.4 (1470031 votes)
|
7.61 (2889 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.

18.
Wrath of the Titans
99 min | 2012 |
5.7 (178585 votes)
|
4.98 (261 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.

19.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
88 min | 2012 |
6.6 (186418 votes)
|
5.97 (144 reviews)

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

20.
Underworld Awakening
88 min | 2012 |
6.4 (143358 votes)
|
5.79 (282 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.

21.
The Cold Light of Day
93 min | 2012 |
4.9 (34681 votes)
|
4.32 (143 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.

22.
Chronicle
84 min | 2012 |
7.0 (236395 votes)
|
6.46 (472 reviews)

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

23.
Safe House
115 min | 2012 |
6.7 (200471 votes)
|
6.19 (304 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.

24.
Barfi!
151 min | 2012 |
8.1 (73240 votes)
|
7.66 (236 reviews)

Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.

25.
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
88 min | 2012 |
2.1 (14808 votes)
|
1.66 (88 reviews)

The Oogieloves, Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, set out to find five magical balloons that will make their good friend Schluufy's surprise birthday party extra special.

26.
Battleship
131 min | 2012 |
5.8 (232515 votes)
|
5.4 (814 reviews)

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

27.
Jack Reacher
130 min | 2012 |
7.0 (300069 votes)
|
6.6 (499 reviews)

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

28.
Aftershock
89 min | 2012 |
4.8 (10790 votes)
|
4.41 (106 reviews)

In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.

29.
Moonrise Kingdom
94 min | 2012 |
7.8 (309210 votes)
|
7.42 (421 reviews)

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

30.
Man on a Ledge
102 min | 2012 |
6.6 (142734 votes)
|
6.25 (159 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.

31.
Lockout
95 min | 2012 |
6.1 (92870 votes)
|
5.76 (264 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.