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The Worst Movies of 2012

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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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    Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene

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    Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon

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    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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    Olivia Munn, Aisha Tyler, Noureen DeWulf

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    Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Cavill

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    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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    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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    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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    Lelia Goldoni, John Prosky, Bonnie Morgan

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    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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    Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutchersonm, Adrianne Palicki

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    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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    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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    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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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

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    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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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

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    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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    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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    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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    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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    Elizabeth Olsen, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Adam Trese

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn

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    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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    Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Moss

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    Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell

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