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The worst movies if 2012 include the least watchable, most disappointing and painfully awful films released during the year. These train wrecks entertained no one, are bad and should feel bad for existing in the first place. Plain and simple, these movies have no redeeming qualities (unless you count being among the worst movies of all time a positive thing) and represent hours of our time that we can never get back.

Looking at these outright bad 2012 movies, it's hard to comprehend the millions of dollars spent to produce and promote these flops. Some are just plain lame with unfunny jokes and cheesy acting, such as the worst comedy movies of the year including Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy," "The Babymakers," "The Watch" and "A Thousand Words." In three words, those comedies suck.

But it wasn't only hopefully funny movies that made audiences groan in 2012 with a number of horrible drama, action and horror movies earning ridiculously low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Nearly everyone agreed that "Battleship" was atrocious, so much so that board game movies might just be a thing of the past from now on. "Total Recall" wasn't much better, definitely a far cry from the original. Even "The Expendables 2," stacked with all the action stars you can think of, was a total flop.

Why bad movies like these 2012 worst movies are still produced is a mystery but luckily there were just as many top movies of 2012 released throughout the year to balance out the scales like the best comedy movies of 2012 and the best action movies of 2012. So if you're looking for something to watch, unless all the rest of the movies on this planet have been burned, don't watch these dreadful movies. Go play outside, watch paint dry or just stare off into space. Your brain will thank you.

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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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A Thousand Words is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
A Thousand Words Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter

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LOL is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
LOL Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene

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That's My Boy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
That's My Boy Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon

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ATM is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
ATM Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengean... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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The Babymakers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Babymakers Olivia Munn, Aisha Tyler, Noureen DeWulf

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The Cold Light of Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Cold Light of Day Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Cavill

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The Apparition is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Apparition Ashley Greene, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill

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The Lucky One is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Lucky One Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Total Recall Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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One for the Money is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
One for the Money Katherine Heigl, Debbie Reynolds, Sherri Shepherd

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Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Rock of Ages Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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The Three Stooges is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Three Stooges Kate Upton, Sofía Vergara, Nicole Polizzi

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Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D

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The Devil Inside is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Devil Inside Lelia Goldoni, John Prosky, Bonnie Morgan

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Sparkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Sparkle Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Cee Lo Green

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The Raven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Raven Alice Eve, John Cusack, Brendan Gleeson

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Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Red Dawn Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutchersonm, Adrianne Palicki

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A Little Bit of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
A Little Bit of Heaven Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates

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Wrath of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Wrath of the Titans Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike

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Lady Gaga: One Sequin at a Tim... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012

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4:44 Last Day on Earth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
4:44 Last Day on Earth Willem Dafoe, Natasha Lyonne, Paz de la Huerta

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The Watch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Watch Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn

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Mirror Mirror is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Mirror Mirror Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Sean Bean

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John Carter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
John Carter Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

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Contraband is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Contraband Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons

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Resident Evil: Retribution is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Resident Evil: Retribution Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunte... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

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The Day is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Day Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore

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House at the End of the Street is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
House at the End of the Street Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot

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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Expendables 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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What to Expect When You're Exp... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
What to Expect When You're Expecting Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

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Friends with Kids is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Friends with Kids Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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Gone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Gone Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Sebastian Stan

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Taken 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Taken 2 Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Bel Ami is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Bel Ami Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Kristin Scott Thomas

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Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Snow White and the Huntsman Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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Seeking Justice is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Seeking Justice Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce

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Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Alex Cross Tyler Perry, Rachel Nichols, Matthew Fox

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Cloud Atlas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Cloud Atlas Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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Silent House is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Silent House Elizabeth Olsen, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Adam Trese

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Lay the Favorite is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Lay the Favorite Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn

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Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Will Ferrell, Jeff Goldblum, Zach Galifianakis

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The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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The Words is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
The Words Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper

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Darling Companion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Darling Companion Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Moss

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Silent Hill: Revelation is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Silent Hill: Revelation Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell