film The Best Thriller Movies of 2012  

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List of the best 2012 thriller movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These thrillers take you on a ride full of action, suspense, and anticipation of what's going to happen next. These are all the thriller movies that defined the year 2012, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing has a variety of movies, like The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man, in it. This isn't necessarily a list of all thriller movies from 2012, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Contraband Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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Savages Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, John Travolta

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Killing Them Softly Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta

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The Impossible Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin

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Shadow Dancer Gillian Anderson, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough

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Sinister Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Possession Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matisyahu

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ATM Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty

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Total Recall Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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End of Watch Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

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Odd Thomas 50 Cent, Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt

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The Paperboy Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron

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Piranha 3DD Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2012
The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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The Bourne Legacy Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner

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Maattrraan Sachin Khedekar, Kajal Aggarwal, Suriya

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The Raven Alice Eve, John Cusack, Brendan Gleeson

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Taken 2 Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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Resident Evil: Retribution Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

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Lockout Maggie Grace, Guy Pearce, Peter Stormare

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Act of Valor Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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Man on a Ledge Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Kyra Sedgwick

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Safe House Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

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The Cold Light of Day Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Cavill

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The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Aravaan Bharath, Aadhi, Dhansika

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Chronicle Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Ashley Hinshaw

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

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Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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One for the Money Katherine Heigl, Debbie Reynolds, Sherri Shepherd

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Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Premium Rush Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez

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Jack Reacher Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike

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Billa II Ajith Kumar, Manoj K. Jayan, Bruna Abdullah

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The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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Arbitrage Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Laetitia Casta

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The Lords of Salem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2012
The Lords of Salem María Conchita Alonso, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison

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The Expendables 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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The Apparition Ashley Greene, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill

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Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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Silent Hill: Revelation Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell

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Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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Naan Vijay Antony, Anuya Bhagvath, Vibha Natarajan