film The Best Adventure Movies of 2012  

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List of the best 2012 adventure movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. With stories that usually revolve around traveling to faraway lands, adventure films often feature characters like pirates, kings, treasure hunters and more. These are all the adventure 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.

This list features movies like The Hunger Games and The Amazing Spider-Man. This isn't necessarily a list of all adventure movies from 2012, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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

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

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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ParaNorman Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos Antonio Banderas, Gilles Marini, Chris Miller

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

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Life of Pi Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu

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Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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Mirror Mirror Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Sean Bean

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Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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Wreck-It Ralph Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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

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The Bourne Legacy Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner

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John Carter Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

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A Hijacking Dar Salim, Johan Philip Asbæk, Soren Malling

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The Wind in the Willows Ricky Gervais

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Total Recall Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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Wrath of the Titans Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike

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Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption Kelly Hu, Dave Bautista, Ron Perlman

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

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Dead Before Dawn 3D Christopher Lloyd, Kevin McDonald, Devon Bostick

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Sher Khan Salman Khan

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Rise of the Guardians Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher

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Xingu Maria Flor, João Miguel, Caio Blat

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On the Road Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst

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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Denise Richards, Indiana Evans, Christopher Atkins

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The Fourth Dimension Val Kilmer, Rachel Korine, Igor Sergeyev

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The Animation Tag Attack Heiko Pinkowski, Noémi Besedes, Mario Mentrup

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CZ12 Jackie Chan, Oliver Platt, Shu Qi

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart

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

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Kon-Tiki Gustaf Skarsgård, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Agnes Kittelsen

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Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Le Bon

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Salma Hayek, David Tennant, Hugh Grant

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

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

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The Expendables 2 Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

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Cloud Atlas Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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Ice Age: Continental Drift Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

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Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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Sir Billi Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Ruby Wax

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Fat Kid Rules the World Lili Simmons, Billy Campbell, Matt O'Leary

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Sur la piste du Marsupilami The Great Khali, Liya Kebede, Lambert Wilson

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Craigslist Joe 357 Magnumm

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The Babymakers Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Kevin Heffernan

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Act of Valor Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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Arjun: The Warrior Prince Sachin Khedekar, Aanjjan Srivastav, Rajeshwari Sachdev