drama movies The Best Drama Movies of 2012  

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List of the best 2012 drama movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Some of the movies on this list are award-winning drama films, so if you're trying to watch Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated drama movies, then these are the ones you want to see. These are all the drama 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 has a variety of movies, like The Amazing Spider-Man and Django Unchained, in it. This isn't necessarily a list of all drama movies from 2012, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

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

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Lawless Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf

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Les Misérables Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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Life of Pi Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu

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Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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Moonrise Kingdom Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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End of Watch Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

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

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Lincoln Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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Flight Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly

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The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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Rock of Ages Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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The Impossible Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin

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The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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

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The Master Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Trouble with the Curve Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

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Killing Them Softly Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta

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Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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What to Expect When You're Expecting Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

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Beasts of the Southern Wild Quvenzhané Wallis, Jay Oliver, Henry D. Coleman

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Step Up Revolution Megan Boone, Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick

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Chronicle Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan

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Amour Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva

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On the Road Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst

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Upside Down Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Larry Day

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Magic Mike Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum

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The Vow Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

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

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The Words Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper

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Hyde Park on Hudson Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams

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Savages Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, John Travolta

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Dhoni Prakash Raj, Radhika Apte

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

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Spring Breakers James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez

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Cloud Atlas Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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Much Ado About Nothing Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg

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

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Mirror Mirror Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Sean Bean

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The Place Beyond the Pines Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

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A Thousand Words Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter

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Naan Vijay Antony, Anuya Bhagvath, Vibha Natarajan

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Aravaan Bharath, Aadhi, Dhansika

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Shadow Dancer Gillian Anderson, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough

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Kumki Lakshmi Menon, Vikram Prabhu, Thambi Ramaiah