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The Worst Movies of 2012 

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List Rules Movies must have been released in 2012

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.
list ordered by
1
The Twilight Saga: Break... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Bill Condon (2012), starring Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick
2
A Thousand Words is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Brian Robbins (2012), starring Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter
3
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Peter Berg (2012), starring Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson
4
Ghost Rider: Spirit of V... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor (2011), starring Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds
5
LOL is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Lisa Azuelos (2012), starring Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene
6
That's My Boy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Sean Anders (2012), starring Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon
7
The Three Stooges is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly (2012), starring Kate Upton, Sofía Vergara, Nicole Polizzi
8
ATM is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by David Brooks (2012), starring Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty
9
The Apparition is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Todd Lincoln (2012), starring Ashley Greene, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill
10
The Cold Light of Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Mabrouk El Mechri (2012), starring Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Cavill
11
One for the Money is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Julie Anne Robinson (2012), starring Katherine Heigl, Debbie Reynolds, Sherri Shepherd
12
The Devil Inside is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by William Brent Bell (2012), starring Lelia Goldoni, John Prosky, Bonnie Morgan
13
Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Len Wiseman (2012), starring Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell
14
4:44 Last Day on Earth ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Abel Ferrara (2011), starring Willem Dafoe, Natasha Lyonne, Paz de la Huerta
15
The Lucky One is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Scott Hicks (2012), starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner
16
Wrath of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Jonathan Liebesman (2012), starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike
17
Sparkle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Salim Akil (2012), starring Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Cee Lo Green
18
A Little Bit of Heaven ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Nicole Kassell (2011), starring Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates
19
The Babymakers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Jay Chandrasekhar (2012), starring Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Kevin Heffernan
20
The Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Doug Aarniokoski (2011), starring Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore
21
Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D
22
Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Adam Shankman (2012), starring Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin
23
The Raven is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by James McTeigue (2012), starring Alice Eve, John Cusack, Brendan Gleeson
24
The Watch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Akiva Schaffer (2012), starring Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn
25
Mirror Mirror is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movies of 2012
Dir. by Tarsem Singh (2012), starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Sean Bean