action The Best Action/Adventure Movies of 2012  

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List of the best 2012 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action 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 Amazing Spider-Man and Underworld: Awakening, in it. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2012, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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The Avengers Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

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

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The Amazing Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans

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The Expendables 2 Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

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Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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Total Recall Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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Safe Jason Statham, Anson Mount, Chris Sarandon

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Snow White and the Huntsman Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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Safe House Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Vanessa Hudgens, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine

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John Carter Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

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The Bourne Legacy Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner

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Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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

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Red Tails Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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William Tell: The Legend Brendan Fraser, Til Schweiger

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Piranha 3DD Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd

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

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Delete Jason Statham

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

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Super Cyclone Ming-Na Wen, Nicholas Turturro, Dylan Vox